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WCA #466 with David Hughes – Shine On Studio, College Radio, Getting Clients, Commercial Studio at Home, and Learning Through Mistakes

My guest is Producer/Engineer David Hughes, who runs Shine On Studio and has worked with The Mid-Whiskeys, Justin Fawsitt, and SaidTheAnimals. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Being the New Kid
  • Love of California
  • Sanyo Tape Recorder
  • Recording Uncle
  • Bootleg Tapes
  • College Radio Station
  • CMJ
  • Saint Marys College
  • Taking a Loan
  • Opening His First Studio
  • Working in Radio
  • Driving Muscle Cars
  • Studio in an Office Building
  • Commercial Studio at Home
  • Technology
  • Getting Clients
  • Unexpected Work via Networking
  • Clients with Guns
  • Learning Through Mistakes
  • Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
  • No Love for Guitar Center
  • Origin of Shine On

Matt’s Rant: Repairs

Links and Show Notes


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