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WCA #473 with David Rideau- The Tracking Guy, The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis, Mentoring by Bruce Swedien, Staying in the Box, and Recording in Denmark

My guest is a Grammy-winning mixer/engineer, David Rideau, who has worked with Janet Jackson, Marcus Miller, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Juan Gabriel, and Boney James. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Louisiana Connection
  • Growing up In Phoenix
  • Audiophile Dad
  • Mom’s Musical Family
  • ASU
  • Social/Psych
  • The Scully Tape Machine
  • Arizona State Fair
  • The US10 Freeway
  • Audio Workshops
  • West Lake Pro
  • The Car Wash Session
  • Mentoring by Bruce Swedien
  • 80 hour Weeks
  • All About Relationships
  • The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis
  • Recording in Denmark
  • All Over The Map
  • Not Being Extravagant
  • Mixing at Home
  • Staying in the Box
  • Janet Jackson ATMOS Work
  • Stems vs Tracks
  • No Mobile Rigs

Matt’s Rant: Examining the New Year 2024

Links and Show Notes


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