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WCA #453 with Jason Kick – Basketball Band, Working at Radio Shack, The Tascam 388, Playing in Bands as Exercise, and Black Magic

My guest is Producer/Audio Engineer Jason Kick, who is the chief engineer at Santo Recording in Oakland. Jason has worked with Mild High Club (Gold-certified), Marinero, Sonny & the Sunsets, Abracadabra, Maus Haus, Healing Potpourri, Mustard Service, Mae Powell, and Body Double.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Basketball Band
  • Garage Band
  • Music Theory
  • Positive Studio Experience
  • The Tascam 388
  • Live Sound
  • Adobe Audition on PC
  • Daytrotter Sessions
  • San Francisco Studios
  • Santo Recording
  • Surviving
  • Stage Hand Work
  • Working at Radio Shack
  • Being Frugal
  • Studio Economics
  • LA living
  • Finding Work
  • Playing in Bands as Exercise
  • David Lynch
  • Transcendental Mediation
  • Unfocused Bands
  • Tracking vs. Mixing
  • Black Magic

Matt’s Rant: To Self-Promote or Not

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Jason Kick
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith