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Are you an audio professional or want to be one? Do you want to know how other audio professionals got to where they are? Do you love recording but want to know about more than just gear? Learn how to survive and thrive as an audio professional. The Working Class Audio PodcastNavigating the World of Recording with a Working Class Perspective.
 
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My guest today is producer/engineer/mixer David Gnozzi. Originally from Tuscany and now living in Los Angeles, David hosts the very popular MixBusTV channel on YouTube and works in a variety of genres. In this episode, we discuss: MixBusTV Tuscany Moving to LA Dave Pensado Being Bullied Metal and Rage Marvel Comics At Home In The US Trial and Error…
 
My guest today is Matthew Rifino who is a music mixer for NBC's The Today Show as well as a freelance engineer. Matthew has worked with so many top names in music it would be futile to list them all here. That said, he is a 5 Time Emmy Award Winner for his mixing work in television. In this episode, we discuss: New Jersey Upbringing Don Mcclean Rec…
 
My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Dave Way. Dave has a huge discography and a load of experience to share. He talks to us from his studio in Southern California, The Way Station. In this episode, we discuss: Apple Farm Assassin The Nun With A Guitar Pretending To Be a Beatle Hearing Life Through Cassette Early Mono Recording Music vs. Bas…
 
My guest today is New York-based mix engineer Sam Sherbin. Sam studied under the late great Bruce Swedien and Manny Marroquin. Sam is also behind the podcast called In The Zone. In this episode, we discuss: Studying with a Bruce Swedien Listening to Thriller with Bernie Grundman and Bruce Sonic Personality Dropping Out 99 cent pizzas Mixing During …
 
My guest today is Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael has worked with Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, My Morning Jacket, and Bob Dylan, to name a few. In this episode, we discuss: Speaking French with Mom Playing in Bands Drummer/Soundman Total Clarity Working in Shipping Being Ready to Help Regional Sounds Daytime J…
 
My guest today is Seattle-based producer-engineer Andy D. Park. Andy has worked with Death Cab for Cutie, John Van Deusen. K Flay, The Deftones, Alice in Chains, Pearl jam, and Soundgarden. He talks to us from his freshly built studio at his home in Seattle. In this episode, we discuss: Idealism Recording Schools Making Mistakes Tucson to Seattle P…
 
My guest today is Grammy award-winning mixer engineer and producer Ryan Gilligan. Ryan got his start at Quad Studios in New York, where he started as an intern, then assistant before taking on a year-long engineering gig for Busta Rhymes. Following that, he returned to Quad and began a mentorship with Michael Brauer that would last for seven years.…
 
My guest today is Jenny Ortiz, also known as mixedbyJNY. Jenny has worked with K.A.A.N., JLA, Contraband, and Thurs. She talks to us from her home and home studio in Southern California, where we have a great conversation. In this episode, we discuss: Behind The Scenes Videos College Audio Wrapping Cables Shantih Hasst of Studio 770 Interning Align…
 
My guest today is engineer, musician Paul Fig. Paul has worked with Alice In Chains, Slipknot, Bush, the Def Tones, Rush, Stone Sour, The Mars Volta, and Johnny Cash. Paul's also worked alongside Joe Barresi, Matt Hyde, Don Smith, Matt Wallace, David Bianco, George Drakoulias, and Greg Fidelman. He's a former member of the band Amen. And when he's …
 
My guest today is engineer Shuta Shinoda. Based in London, originally from Tokyo. We talk all about Shuta's journey from Japan to the UK and everything in between. In this episode, we discuss: Learning Audio Visa Challenges Working in Japan Working in England Cleaning windows English classes Sacrificing Peak time Train Battles Moving to London Conn…
 
My guest today is Grammy award-winning recording engineer John Baffa. He's worked with a wide array of people, including Mike Patton, Henry Rollins, the Melvins, as well as the Los Angeles percussion quartet. He joins us from his home in Southern California, and we talk about many things, including his work at Cal Arts as an instructor. John Baffa,…
 
My guest today is Jesse Cannon. Jesse is a man who covers a lot of territory. He produces, engineers, mixes, and masters. He hosts podcasts, he's an author, and he's the host of a YouTube channel. He does a lot of stuff, and he comes to us as a recommendation from our good friend, former WCA guest, Steve Evetts, and I'm excited to have him on. We h…
 
My guest today is Boston-based mastering and restoration engineer. Maria Rice, Maria works at Peerless mastering and has received three nominations for the Grammy award for Best Historical Album. Her remastering work also includes the 2018 reissue of Blondie's Heart of Glass. Maria and I connected over LinkedIn, and I reached out to her, and she gr…
 
Welcome! here is the Narration for Part 10: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite. An Original Fantasy Story. In this weeks episode, Hampton helps Lazuli infiltrate Magistra, and they get betrayed. If you enjoy listening, please consider, liking, subscribing or leaving a comment to let us know how we are doing! Podcast Links: - Spotify: https://open.spo…
 
My guest today is producer engineer mixer Steve Evetts, who has worked with the Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, The Cure, Poison the Well, Alesana, The Wonder Years, and many, many others. Steve comes to us as a recommendation from our good friend, Joe Barresi. In this episode, we discuss: Parents Attic Bass Guitar Foster X15 Tracks East in New J…
 
Welcome! here is the Narration for Part 9: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite. An Original Fantasy Story. In this weeks episode, Hampton discovers Evalis, and meets a Feltcher. If you enjoyed listening please consider, liking, subscribing or leaving a comment to let us know how we are doing! Social Media. - Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/WordPotion…
 
My guest today is a friend of 20 years who plays a role in the formation of Working Class Audio. I'm talking about mastering engineer Michael Romanowski. Michael and I go way back. We were building partners at our studio in San Francisco. Michael had a mastering facility in the front. I had a recording studio in the back, and together we were co-te…
 
Welcome! In this weeks episode, Hampton goes on a date with Eladra, and angers some very important people. Here is the Narration for Part 8: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite. An Original Fantasy Story. This audiobook is created free of charge because we love a good tale! If you like Science/Fiction and fantasy, consider liking, subscribing or leavi…
 
My guest today is the return of Robert L. Smith. Robert was originally on episode six of the Working Class Audio podcast. He's a producer-engineer mixer. He's based in New York City. That hasn't changed. And he has worked with some pretty big names out there. Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, David Byrne, and U2. We bring Robert back to check …
 
My guest today is Kevin Churko. Who's originally from Canada, currently resides in the United States, and he is a producer-engineer, mixer, and songwriter. He's worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Modern Science, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain, and Hellyeah amongst many, many others. One aspect of his career that's fascinating…
 
My guest today is Nashville based mastering engineer Daniel Bacigalupi. Daniel is a member of the team over at Infrasonic Mastering. That includes Pete Lyman, Dave Gardner, and Piper Payne, all who have been guests here on WCA. We're going to get into Daniel's journey to Nashville and into mastering here shortly. Daniel Bacigalupi coming up here on…
 
My guest today is Anne-Marie Pleau, who is an engineer and theatrical sound designer. And you might recognize her name because she just so happens to be the editor of the Working Class Audio Podcast. That's right. So every time I do an interview, I ship it right on over to Anne-Marie. She does her round of magic. She sends it back to me, and I asse…
 
Jeremiah Hampton meets an odd man at a bar. It puts him on an unexpected and unwanted life trajectory, involving him in the secret world of Elhaven. This is an original fantasy short story, if you enjoyed what you heard, consider liking, subscribing, commenting, or leaving a review!By Christopher King
 
My guest today is Joyce Lieberman. Joyce has been working at WHYY in Philadelphia for the last 44 years, starting in 1976. She worked for 11 years as a Technician, 11 years as a Technical Director of Fresh Air, and 22 years as a Radio Engineering Supervisor. Joyce and I met at a dinner in Los Angeles four or five years ago. I discovered that she wo…
 
My guest today is Steve Baughman, also known as Steve B. Steve has worked with Dr. Dre, No Doubt, Michael Jackson, and Eminem as well as several others. And his credits include recording, mixing, mastering, and production on a wide array of projects that stretch from big-band jazz to rock, to hip hop, Steve Baughman, coming up here on the Working C…
 
My guest today is Leslie Gaston-Bird. She has been in the industry for over 30 years. Twelve of that in public radio (including National Public Radio), Seventeen in sound for picture, and Thirteen years as an educator. She's the author of the book "Women in Audio." She's a member of the AES, where she chairs numerous committees and on the board of …
 
My guest today is Ryan Freeland. Ryan is a producer, songwriter, engineer, and mixer based in Los Angeles. He's also a five time Grammy award winner, and he's best known for his work with Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne, Amy Mann, Grant Lee Phillips, one of my favorites, Rodney Crowell, as well as Loudon Wainwright III. He talks to us from his Stamped…
 
Andrew Scheps is a mixing and recording engineer, producer, and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. Andrew's worked with various artists, including Green Day, Low Roar, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hosier, My Brightest Diamond, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay Z, and black Sabbath. Andrew returns to help us celebrate number 300. He initiall…
 
Audrey Martinovich is a producer/engineer who co-owns Audio for the Arts in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Audrey's clients include TDS Telecom, Comedy Central, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, and The Nursery Movie. Audrey was the first female contributor to Pro Tools Expert and has given presentations at "Between the Waves Music Conference" an…
 
Nathan Smith is a seasoned sound designer with for film and video games. Nathan has worked on games such as Borderlands 3, Battleborn, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters as well as feature films and documentaries including We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Matrix and The Scorpion King. In this epi…
 
Michael Rosen is a Grammy-winning producer/engineer who has worked with Santana, Rancid, Papa Roach, Tesla, AFI, The Donnas, Journey, Death Angel, Tony Macalpine, and Testament……..to name a few! In addition to recording and producing he also teaches at Chabot College and San Francisco State and is an alumnus of the famed Automatt studios where he g…
 
Max Perry is a Grammy Nominated, multi-platinum record producer, engineer, composer, and musician who has worked with J Boog, Snoop Dogg, Berner, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Big K.R.I.T & Vital Deshawn as well as many others. In this episode, we discuss: Family Influence Contracts SCSI and Zip Disks! New York Hip Hop Studio Closings Cannabis Selling Beats…
 
Reto Peter is a producer/engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reto has worked with Green Day, Counting Crows, Smash Mouth, Flipsyde and many other artists in his 20 year plus career. He also writes and produces music for television and can be heard on various cable networks and national ad campaigns. In this episode, we discuss: National S…
 
McKay Garner is a producer, engineer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, he has worked on records for artists such as J Dilla, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mike Shinoda/Linkin Park, Michael Buble, Dead & Company/Mickey Hart, made music in films such as the Transformers movie, in video games, and for television shows such as Total Recall, America…
 
Heidi Trefethen is a French Hornist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and sought-after sound engineer, Heidi Trefethen shuttles back and forth across continents frequently, in roles both onstage and off. As a hornist, she has performed in numerous ensembles and venues in Italy, the UK, Bosnia, Thailand, Guatemala, Israel Turkey, and the US, includi…
 
Jessica Paz is a Tony Award-winning Sound Designer for theater, film and music. Most recently, she collaborated with Nevin Steinberg on the sound design for Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Hadestown, which earned the duo a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. On Broadway, Jessica was an Associate Sound Desig…
 
Greg Gordon is a the Founder/Director at PYRAMIND.com, as well as a producer, educator, and entrepreneur. Greg has worked with HTC Vive, Microsoft Studios, Insomniac Games, SONY, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Disney, Blizzard, Zynga, Amazon, Samsung, HP, Nvidia, GoPro, LifeBeam, The Battery SF, Brandcast and many more. His music production credits incl…
 
Joe Chiccarelli is a ten-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer/mixer whose credits include such artists as Tori Amos, Beck, U2, The Strokes, The Killers, Elton John, The Shins, The White Stripes, Morrissey, Alanis Morrisette, Jason Mraz, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, The Raconteurs, Cafe Tacuba, and My Morning Jacket. Other projec…
 
George Vlad is a sound recordist, photographer and expedition leader with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation. George travels extensively and records a variety of sounds, from natural ambiences and wildlife to odd vehicles and vintage aircraft. He also supports a variety of conservation initiatives around the world, either directly, by sha…
 
Jens Bogren is a Swedish record producer, mixer and recording engineer who has worked Opeth, Sepultura, Katatonia and a long list of many other bands. In this episode, we discuss: Working in Metal Banks Studio Naming Building A New Studio Sports Fishing Motion Sickness Chaos Theory Bogren Digital Trail of Luck Determining What to Charge Managers Ps…
 
Ignacio "Nacho" Molino is a five-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winning Mix Engineer/Producer. He has worked with CJ Ramone from The Ramones, Spice Slawson from Me First and The Gimmie Gimmies, Ruben Blades, Joan Manuel Serrat, and Carlos Vives. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up in Panama The Noriega Years Civil War Distance Learning 15 y…
 
Cullen Brooks works in television & film as a dialogue editor, re-recording mixer, sound designer, sound editor, Sound Effects Editor, and Sound Mixer. In this episode, we discuss: Transitioning from Music to Film Sound The Impact of Star Wars & the Matrix Recording Punk bands Learning Film Sound Jumping in With Both Feet Working Remotely Disruptiv…
 
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