230 episodes

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...

Recording Studio Rockstars Lij Shaw

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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...

    RSR228 - Jason Hall - Recording Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town & Coheed and Cambria with Jay Joyce

    RSR228 - Jason Hall - Recording Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town & Coheed and Cambria with Jay Joyce

    My guest today is Jason Hall a recording and mix engineer based out of Nashville Tennessee best known for his work with producer Jay Joyce and artists such as Eric Church, Cage the Elephant, Coheed and Cambria, Derek Trucks, The Head and the Heart, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Halestorm, and Little Big Town. 
    With a career spanning over 20 years, Jason has many platinum, gold, Grammy-winning, CMA winning albums to his credit and continues to bend genre’s with his innovative recording style.
    Originally from Cullman Alabama growing up on an Air Force learning guitar and making 4 track recordings in his mother’s garage, Jason moved to Nashville area to attend MTSU in 1996. After graduation, Jason started his long-time collaboration with producer Jay Joyce and the pair have gone on to make records in many genres for two decades.
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    • 2 hrs 17 min
    RSR227 - Bill Cheney - Spectra 1964 Sound of Record Plant, Stax Studio, Ardent, and Easy Eye Sound

    RSR227 - Bill Cheney - Spectra 1964 Sound of Record Plant, Stax Studio, Ardent, and Easy Eye Sound

    My guest today is Bill Cheney owner of Spectra 1964 originally Spectra Sonics makers of the famous 101 mic pres and sound of Stax Records in Memphis. Spectra Sonics made consoles for studios like Ardent in Memphis, The Record Plant in NYC, and Easy Eye Sound (Dan Auerbach’s studio here in Nashville) among others. You have heard Spectra Sonics records by Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, John Lennon, and more than we can count.
    I first learned about Spectra Sonics years ago working at my friend Brian Cater’s studio Paradox Productions here in Nashville using his 610 Comp Limiter and never forgot how cool it sounded and looked in his control room. And when I spotted Spectra 1964 at the NAMM conference and saw the amazing work that Bill Cheney is doing with Spectra 1964 by recreating the C610 and V610 CompLimiters, and introducing the STX100 and STX500 mic preamps and eq I knew that I would need to learn more.
    So I am excited to invite Bill Cheney to the podcast today to learn what we can about the amazing history of Spectra 1964, the studios that have made so many iconic records, the design philosophy behind old and new Spectra Sonics, and what ways we can improve our sound in our studios and better understand things like peak limiting and signal chain.
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    RSR226 - Alex Oana - Which Mic Should You Buy? Audio Test Kitchen

    RSR226 - Alex Oana - Which Mic Should You Buy? Audio Test Kitchen

    My guest today is Alex Oana, an engineer, producer originally from Minneapolis now living in Los Angeles. From his studios, in both locations, he has produced hundreds of records over 30 years and been the recipient of 11 Minnesota Music Awards. 
    Alex is also the creator and co-founder with Ian Hlatky of Audio Test Kitchen, an online resource for seeing, hearing, and auditioning over 300 microphones from the comfort of your own studio. Intending to solve the frustrating experience of wanting to know what a microphone or any piece of audio gear sounds like before committing to what can often be an expensive purchase for your studio. Alex decided to create a place where you can go now to check out a product for your studio that you might be considering and make comparisons until you find the right fit just like a pair of jeans at your favorite store. Or even just go there to have fun listening to what all the different mics sound like to satisfy your curiosity.
    Today we’ll talk with Alex about what it took to create the world’s first online pro audio showroom, what you can find there now, and what you can expect to find there in the future. And also how you can use this knowledge to help you make better records in your studio.
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    CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/226

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    RSR225 - Harold LaRue - How To Do Pro Mastering In Your DAW

    RSR225 - Harold LaRue - How To Do Pro Mastering In Your DAW

    My guest today is Harold LaRue a mastering engineer and audio educator based in Houston, Texas. Harold started out playing drums and running live sound in the 80’s and worked as a software developer and pro audio repair technician before meeting his wife, Elizabeth, an accomplished restaurateur; together, they built and operated several popular restaurants and a recycling company before he returned to his passion for recording and music production.
    Harold studied with Producer/Engineer, Ronan Chris Murphy (also on the podcast RSR015), and learned the theatrical sound trade as a Union Journeyman on Broadway shows and other large-scale productions.
    Harold shares his knowledge and experience with universities and recording schools across the country, provides technical support and consulting services to recording industry professionals, and operates a full-time mastering business, working on projects for artists including Macy Gray and R&B legend, Jeffrey Osborne.
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    Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com
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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    RSR224 - Jesse & Jonah Marks - Capturing Sounds Around The World at The Touch of Sound

    RSR224 - Jesse & Jonah Marks - Capturing Sounds Around The World at The Touch of Sound

    My guests today are Jesse and Jonah Marks, the founders and curators of The Touch of Sound, a recording adventure and website dedicated to authentically capturing the sounds of the world. 
    Anything from fish markets in Japan and Turkey to Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands to the street musicians of Cuba will make it onto their website which includes sounds they themselves have captured plus sounds from contributors like yourselves Rockstars. Hint Hint.
    Jesse is an audio engineer who began recording location sounds for potential use in his professional and personal projects. Jonah is an avid traveller whose passion for exploration has taken them around the globe. Whenever possible, they travel together at a furious pace, but their obsession with collecting sounds slows them down to appreciate the moments. Over the past 12 years, they have travelled the world with a microphone and a mission: to collect authentic and high-quality audio recordings.
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    Eventide: https://www.eventideaudio.com
    OWC - Other World Computing: https://www.OWC.com
    RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy
    Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    Hear more on Youtube
    If you love the podcast, then please Leave a review on iTunes here
    CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/224

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    RSR223 - Jarrad K - Writing, Producing, and Programming in LA & Nashville

    RSR223 - Jarrad K - Writing, Producing, and Programming in LA & Nashville

    My guest today is Jarrad K, a Southern California raised, Nashville based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked with an eclectic slew of artists including Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls, Kate Nash, Ruston Kelly, Betty Who, The Brummies, Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and Elohim. 
    He also has toured with various artists such as Zak Waters/Pretty Sister, Ruston Kelly and Lucie Silvas. 
    He currently owns and operates his own recording studio, Chateau Noir, in East Nashville.
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    RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy
    Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    Hear more on Youtube
    If you love the podcast, then please Leave a review on iTunes here
    CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/223

    • 2 hrs 4 min

Customer Reviews

anotherpaul ,

Choc full of information

Great info Will need to listen to again to take it all in. I think the Doc could talk about audio under water (said with love)

brettgoldy ,

Brilliant!

Been listening everyday for the last month! Best podcast out there.
A wealth of knowledge, experience & opinions from some of the best.
Lij is to good!

Matt7_7 ,

Warm tone across the spectrum

Like any good podcast you can take this one anywhere with you and it's like having an old friend there. This is largely due to the host Lij's wonderful manner - warm and playful, and self-deprecating almost to a fault. Personality aside, it is clear that Lij possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge extending to all areas of sound, recording and production. He also has a wonderful range of guests on the show, so rather than just listen to engineer after engineer talk gear, you might one day hear an acoustician talking spaces, and the next a songwriter talking processes and giving practical tips. And of course there are a couple of engineers in the mix (excuse the pun). And what might at times seem highbrow and beyond the reach of many aspiring students of recording, Lij is able to condense into simple 'take-aways' - a credit to his broad understanding of all things sonic, but also to the needs of (some of) his audience. Thanks a lot Lij and keep up the great work!

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