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Lij Shaw Interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insights from the recording studio. So that you can take your recordings to the next level and become a rockstar of the recording studio yourself! - Guests: Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...
 
This podcast is dedicated to making your next recording your best recording. Whether you are a professional recording or mixing engineer, a beginner at recording and mixing, or a home studio enthusiast, Kevin and his team of MixCoachers gives you tips, tricks, mindsets, and stories from his years of experience that will help you get the best home and studio recordings possible.
 
Two passionate audio engineering nerds --- Kush Audio gear designer and avowed analog snob Gregory Scott, and ITB mixing pro Nathan Daniel --- crack themselves up while answering listeners' questions about everything from gear and plugins, to the psychology of mixing, to what makes a song grab the listener's ears and heart and how to get more of it into your productions. Whether you mix professionally on a 9000J or in your bedroom on Cubase, these ballbusting fanatics of sound will spark you ...
 
Our mission is to train voice over artists of any level of technical skill to create their own recorded voice productions, and sell them to a worldwide market. Deb and Scott share tips on business, tech, and studio experiences. And we talk with voice over artists of all levels about their adventures with recording voice over and working with clients.
 
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My guest today is J.J. Blair a native Chicagoan, who came up playing in blues and reggae clubs as a teenager in his home town, before eventually moving to Los Angeles to begin his recording career. Known for taste, musicality and proficiency in a broad range of musical styles, J.J. has also amassed a great collection of vintage mics, outboard gear …
 
Ben Burnes is a producer, live streamer, and game programmer. He releases unique sample packs and is very active in the music production community. Ben participates in a 2 Hour Track Challenge every week. He is currently readying his new album Hey for release. It was great to speak with Ben again; he was the very first guest on this podcast! Ben sh…
 
My guest today is Adam Krinsky a Mixer/Engineer in Minneapolis, MN. He owns and runs a studio in St. Paul, MN called Bellows. In his 15 years of music, he has been a Producer, Engineer, Mixer, FOH Mixer, Tour Manager, Manager, and Educator. Adam’s career started after graduating from the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis. He was …
 
Stimming is a music producer from Hamburg, who recently released his new album, Ludwig. Stimming creates reviews for the latest in electronic music instruments. His video series "Beats on a Budget" helps aspiring musicians to get started in music production without breaking the bank. Stimming and I spoke about his new album and some of the techniqu…
 
My guest today is William Bowser an audio engineer based out of La Plata Maryland. “I've been engineering for almost 20 years since 2002 where I started in the chorus room of Leonardtown High School, just myself, a microphone, and a tape recorder. From there for years I ran a home studio as an artist, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and engin…
 
Django Flaherty is a musician, producer, and hybrid DJ from Cape Town, South Africa. Django makes music as DjangoZa. He runs audio for radio programs using Ableton Live. Django released his debut EP, Transmission Control, in February 2021. Django and I discussed his creative approach and philosophies that help him create his music. Django shared ho…
 
Valencia Song & Score Podcast Episode 6 - Creating Music today is one of the best times in history to let your music be heard around the world. There are so many ways to create and technology has made things easier and faster to get it out. So is it really necessary today to learn Music Theory to become a professional music creator? In this episode…
 
Vianney is one third of BLEASS, a company that makes exciting and intuitive plug-ins for iOS and desktop music producers. Vianney and I had a great conversation about the work that goes into plug-in design and creation. He shared the creative process and some of the important considerations, such as how much control should a user have over certain …
 
My guest today is Julian Dreyer who grew up in a small artist community in the mountains of western North Carolina and after a 3 year stint as a sound engineer at a large music venue in Asheville, NC he became the staff assistant engineer at the newly built Echo Mountain Recording. He has worked there for the last 15 years and been the chief engine…
 
Heymun is a Malaysian-born, Sydney-based music composer, producer, and musician. She combines voice, found sounds, and her favorite pieces of gear in her music. She is an official Teenage Engineering Mentor, and shares her passion for music-making and gear. Heymun spoke about her unexpected and sudden musical career that was born out of a backgroun…
 
My guest today is Raag Sethi an award-nominated producer, bassist and guitarist from Ahmedabad, and also the founder of Compass Box Studio. He has been instrumental in promoting indie talent in Gujarat and India through the Compass Box Live Sessions on YouTube. Raag’s work has been featured in almost every major music publication in India. He has h…
 
Alberto Chapa is a musician and Ableton Certified Trainer in Austin, Texas. Alberto has helped countless students learn music production and build live performances. Alberto and I had a wide-ranging conversation about music production, teaching, and creativity. He discussed how he was able to turn the most challenging periods of his life into power…
 
Sterling Styles is a musician and producer who recorded his latest album using mostly mobile setups. Sterling took advantage of exciting recording locations, such as a cruise ship and a barbershop, to give his new album its own character. Sterling and I spoke about the benefits and challenges of recording with mobile setups. Sterling shared his tho…
 
My guest today is Justin Perkins a mastering engineer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has worked on remastering projects for The Replacements, En Vogue, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and mastering projects for Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tommy Stinson, The Gaslight Anthem, Smoking Popes, Anberlin, Screeching Weasel, The Mr. T Experience, and thousands of ot…
 
Bobby Huff is a musician, producer, engineer, and songwriter who hosts the YouTube Channel Music Surgery with Dr. Bob. Bobby's unique blend of expert knowledge, experience, and humor has made his YouTube channel one of my favorites for learning new production techniques. Bobby and I had a great conversation covering a wide range of topics. We spoke…
 
We are creatures of habit. Even the most difficult routines become our normal routine after some time. This is why we must pay close attention to the types of habits we are building. Are you working on being a more lazy person? Are you practicing always doing your best at whatever it is you are doing? In this episode, we talk about how we can becom…
 
My guest today is Cason Cooley a writer, musician and producer who started music at a young age in Wichita, KS, often travelling across the country with his parents who were a part of the Grammy award-winning Southern Gospel group, The Cathedral Quartet. In 1997 Cason moved to Nashville to pursue music becoming a member of the Normals followed by f…
 
Rob Parton is a musician and producer who is actively building communities for fellow music producers. Rob hosts open jams through Plugged, a community for artists, educators, and young people interested in making music. Along with MixMash Studios, Rob and Plugged bring you Make Music Day on June 21st, 2021. It's a 24-hour track-making challenge wi…
 
My guest today is Bob Horn a multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning mix engineer known for working with artists spanning many genres; R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz, as well as artists from countries around the globe including The U.S., Korea, Japan, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Brazil, and China. Some of those artists include …
 
My guest today is Michael Brauer a multiple Grammy-winning New York mix engineer. His many credits include "Best Pop Vocal Album" for John Mayer's Continuum, "Best Alternative Album" for Coldplay's Parachutes, and also "Best Rock Album" for Coldplay's "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends". Other credits include The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, …
 
Connor Frost is a musician and songwriter who coaches musicians through the various steps of writing, recording, and releasing their own original music. Connor is a prolific musician, releasing numerous albums and touring with his band Dizzy Bats. Connor and I had a great conversation about productivity, creativity, and completing goals. Connor sha…
 
My guest today is Piper Payne a mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. In Spring of 2019 Piper joined the famed Infrasonic Mastering team, merging her successful Oakland studio, Neato Mastering, with the Nashville based company, owned by Pete Lyman. Piper is a Trustee of th…
 
Today there are more distractions than ever. Our phones, apps, and favorite websites are constantly trying to claim our attention. In order to be productive musically, we need to be hyper-aware and protective of our attention. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube Show Notes: The Social Dilemma - https://www.netfl…
 
Jake Lizzio is a guitar teacher and YouTuber, who has a knack for explaining and demonstrating complex music theory concepts in a practical and easy-to-understand fashion. It was really fun to talk with Jake about guitar, music theory, and the growth of his YouTube channel. Jake's enthusiasm was in-line with the energy he brings to his teachings, a…
 
My guest today is Peter Deimel, recording engineer and owner of studio Black Box in the French countryside of the Anjou region, close to the Loire Valley. Peter is a native German living and working in France since 1993 having attended the Technische Universität to study acoustics, electronics and communication techniques. After school, Peter began…
 
If you've spent any time making music, at some point, you've probably felt like you have Writer's Block. It's the feeling that we just can't come up with anything; we are out of good ideas; we've lost our touch. I don't think it's real and I don't think you have it. In this episode, we use some mental jiu-jitsu to work our way out of this paralyzin…
 
My guests today are Donald Mitchell and Peter Katis. Donald plays vocals, guitar, banjo with the band Darlingside who have just finished their newest record Fish Pond Fish and Peter is a producer and engineer at Tarquin Studios, a 7,000 square foot Victorian home in Bridgeport, Connecticut that has been transformed into a residence and recording st…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about whether to place an EQ before or after the Compressor. The answer is: it depends on the situation. Learn a bit about how each device works and how their order depends on your goals. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube Show Notes: Website - https://brianfunk.com Free …
 
My guest today is F. Reid Shippen a multiple Grammy Award-winning mixer, engineer, and record producer, whose credits include 10 Grammy Award-winning albums and over 100 #1 singles and artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Kenny Chesney, India. Arie, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, CeCe Winans, Steven Tyler, Colony House, Lucie Silvas, and Dierks …
 
My guest today is Jordan Valeriote an independent producer, mixer, and audio educator from Ontario, Canada, specializing in hardcore music. Recently Jordan joined us to talk about how to go from charging $100 to $1000/song as a full-stack producer. If you want to learn more about that go check out that bonus episode. Jordan has worked with many hea…
 
Here's a short bit of wisdom I learned from a dog trainer that has helped me become a better music producer. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube Show Notes: Website - https://brianfunk.com Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://bria…
 
My guest today is Brian Lucey, widely considered one of the very best mastering engineers. He began in the late 80s in NYC East Village as a professional musician (guitar, voice, piano) then became a student of Robert Fripp and Guitar Craft through the early/mid 90s. Mastering began in the late 90s and his experience in all other phases has lead to…
 
Caspar Bock is the founder of Baby Audio, makers of creative plug-ins for music producers. Baby Audio is beloved by producers worldwide for their unique and character-filled devices. Caspar and I spoke about his work for Baby Audio and the various devices they have created. I really enjoyed learning about how they approach their work to bring produ…
 
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