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WCA #471 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 1- The Big Chair, Enjoying a Challenge, Cheat Sheets, The Automatt, Contributing as an Engineer, and Punching Above Your Weight

My guest is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning Recording and Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in Beverly Hills
  • Spike Jones
  • PA Company
  • ABC Studios
  • Capital Studios
  • Education Via Hi-Fi Mags
  • Creating Cheat Sheets
  • The Big Chair
  • Danny Thomas‘s House
  • Going to Rehearsals
  • Playing with Cousins
  • Doing Live Sound
  • Self-Taught Path
  • Contributing as an Engineer
  • Tascam Half Inch 4-Track
  • Sherwood Oaks Experimental College
  • Enjoying a Challenge
  • West LA Music
  • Punching Above Your Weight
  • The Automatt
  • Fred Catero 
  • The Bay Area
  • First Digital Recording
  • Tony Williams
  • The Great American Music Hall
  • Freelancing
  • Staff Recording Jobs
  • Synching Machines
  • Phil Ramone
  • ISDN

Matt’s Rant: Taking Things off Your Plate

Links and Show Notes


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