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WCA #481 with Brendan Dekora – What You Put In, Runner Blues, Charging What You Are Worth, Winning a Grammy, and Working From Home

My guest today is Grammy-winning engineer Brendan Dekora, who has worked with Nine Inch Nails and Steven Wilson. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Sibling Music Taste
  • Marching Snare
  • Attraction to Audio
  • Parents Support
  • CRAS
  • What You Put In
  • Moving to LA
  • Runner Blues
  • Paying People in Outboard Gear
  • Building a Portfolio
  • Raising Your Rates
  • Charging What You Are Worth
  • Assistants on the Phone
  • East West/Cello
  • Having the Courage to Say Yes
  • Wearing the Right T-Shirt
  • Being Ready for the Gig
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Winning a Grammy
  • Focusing on Mixing
  • Working From Home
  • Recalls

Matt’s Rant: The Bigger Picture

Links and Show Notes


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