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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.
 
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...
 
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 Damian Taylor a six-time Grammy-nominated record producer, music mixer and programmer, songwriter, song doctor, sonic architect and explorer best known for his work with Bjork (in the studio and on stage), The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy to name a few. Damian…
 
John Bobo and Felix Nieto are The Slang, a rock band that is releasing their new album, Divide, on 9/24/21. John, a singer-songwriter, and Felix, a producer and engineer, collaborate out of Washington DC to create their blend of alternative, rock, and power pop music. John and Felix talked in-depth about their process of collaborating with each oth…
 
My guest today is Justin Phelps chief engineer and designer of the Hallowed Halls recording studios in Portland OR. He began his career in 1996 at San Fransisco’s famed Coast Recorders where he worked as a house engineer and received considerable guidance from a chief engineer/producer John Cuniberti and studio owner/gear guru Dan Alexander as well…
 
Alarke (Mary Alouette) is an award-winning Los Angeles-based electronic pop singer, songwriter, music producer, and artist coach. Alarke helps artists find their unique voice through personal and artistic exploration. She recently released her new single "Future Self." Alarke and I spoke about her music and work as an artistic coach. She shared how…
 
Frank Demilt is the author of The Blueprint: The Bible for Becoming a Successful Performing Artist in the Digital Age. Frank is the Head of Artist Development and A&R at Water Music Publishing. Frank helped create Sloppy Vinyl, a premier artist development and entertainment company in New Jersey. Frank and I spoke about his new book, The Blueprint,…
 
My guest today is Geoff Daking who grew up playing in local bands before attending American University which he ultimately left to join the NY based Mercury artist Blues Magoos to play the drums in 1966 (I was born in 1967). Between ‘66 and ’69, they recorded four albums, two of which were platinum, and a top-five single, “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet”…
 
Calvin West is a musician and producer who specializes in music lyric videos. Calvin creates lyric videos for artists and labels that capture the artistic vision of the music. He also offers music mastering services. Calvin and I had a great conversation about the evolution of album art and how there are new digital extensions available to musician…
 
Carter Lee is a producer, composer, and educator. He hosts the Themes and Variations Podcast, where musicians discuss music related to particular themes. Carter is the head of community at Soundfly, a site for online music education. Carter holds degrees in musical performance from MacEwan University and Berklee College. Carter and I had a great co…
 
My guest today is Clint Murphy a multi-platinum, award-winning producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician. He has worked on records as diverse as Manic Street Preachers, Enter Shikari, RØMANS, and 50 Cent, racking up hits both in the UK and internationally. UK chart successes include recording and mixing No.2 album ‘Half Way There’, for En…
 
My guest today is Howard Bilerman, a GRAMMY and Juno awarded musician, sound engineer & record producer who has been recording bands for over 30 years. As co-owner & head engineer of the hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal, Bilerman has enjoyed working with some of Canada’s most talented artists, as well as others from The USA, The UK, France,…
 
Matt Ramsey teaches singing lessons using mixed voice technique. Matt founded Ramsey Voice Studio in 2012 and is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and YouTuber. His YouTube channel has amassed a huge following and helped singers all over the world. Matt and I had a great conversation about vocal technique. We discussed things singers can do to h…
 
My guest today is Jay Tooke an Award-winning, Canadian born producer, songwriter, and musician who moved to Nashville back in 2012. Having gotten his start as a working musician at the age of 17 some of his earliest memories are of plunking out melodies by ear on the family’s piano, but it was the intro to Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” that lit …
 
My guest today is Jessica Thompson a GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservation specialist, and educator. She has digitized, restored, and revived historic recordings for artists ranging from jazz pianist Erroll Garner to blues and folk revolutionary Barbara Dane, from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia to proto punk ba…
 
Pietro Weber makes synthwave music under the name Bitapart. Bitapart's new album, Telecommander, is inspired by 80's action movies. Pietro and I had a great conversation about music production and his techniques to create his signature sound. He discusses the use of Teenage Engineering's OP-1, Ableton Live, and analog gear. Pietro shared some great…
 
My guest today is Wes Little one of Nashville’s most adaptable and multi-faceted drummers, as well as a top flight arranger, producer and songwriter. Wes was trained in performance and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and shaped by years of studio and stage work with major acts. Currently a first call session drummer in Nashville, Wes h…
 
Chris Stallone makes synth-heavy music as 80's Stallone. His work embodies the sound of 1980's action movie montages and is perfect for your next workout or party. Chris and I spoke about his process and artistic vision. Chris shared how he likes to approach making music. It was an inspiring conversation with an artist whose music I really enjoy! L…
 
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…
 
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