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WCA #463 with Mike Senior – High Powered Education, Concertos with Yo-Yo Ma, Compressed Studio Path, Mix Rescue, Sound on Sound, and Remote Recording

My guest is a Recording/Mixing Engineer and Educator, Mike Senior. Mike has been a Sound On Sound magazine contributor for 20+ years (including 65 Mix Rescue columns), Author of Mixing Secrets & Recording Secrets books, Author of The Mix Review production critique blog (, and Host of the web’s most extensive free multitrack download library for mixing students/teachers.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Classically Trained
  • Windsor Castle
  • Boys Choir
  • High Powered Education
  • Emotional Breakdown
  • Tanglewood Festival
  • Concertos with Yo Yo Ma
  • Desire to Record Himself
  • Roland VS880
  • Busking
  • Studio in Wimbledon
  • Sound on Sound
  • Academic PTSD
  • Residential Studio Work
  • Moving to Cambridge
  • Mix Rescue
  • Project Studios
  • Bobby Owsinski
  • Moving to Germany
  • Remote Recording
  • Network for Gear
  • Wearing Gloves
  • Compressed Studio Path
  • Being Diversified
  • Reflecting on Past Work
  • Avoiding Changing Platforms

Matt’s Rant: Talking You Out of a Building a Studio

Links and Show Notes


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