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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...

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...

    RSR326 - Jay Messina - Recording at The Record Plant with Aerosmith, KISS, and John & Yoko

    RSR326 - Jay Messina - Recording at The Record Plant with Aerosmith, KISS, and John & Yoko

    My guest today is Jay Messina who grew up in Brooklyn, NY finding his first gig at Don Elliott’s studio using Les Paul’s one inch, 8 track machine. He then went to A & R Studios for 4 years,  and the next 15 years at Record Plant NY recording all genres of music including Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, and lots more.  
    His studio today is called West End Sound and I’m excited to talk with Jay about some of the iconic records he has made including: Aerosmith Toys in The Attic, and KISS Destroyer to name a couple.
    Thanks so much to Steve Marcantonio for making our introduction. Steve of course has known Jay for at least 150 years making records together since before the Gramophone was invented!

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    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    RSR325 - Colin Brittain - Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer

    RSR325 - Colin Brittain - Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer

    My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies.
    Colin began his career playing drums in the band Oh No Fiasco.[2] Oh No Fiasco was signed to Five Seven Music where they released their debut EP, No One's Gotta Know.
    Colin Brittain is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose work consistently hits #1 on the billboard charts. Known for his dynamic, genre-bending productions, Colin’s credits include platinum LPs and Singles for artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, One OK Rock, All Time Low, Avicii and Papa Roach.
    Writing and production credits include back to back #1 debut albums for One OK Rock, All Time Low and Papa Roach – including singles for Papa Roach which for the first time, landed them two #1 mainstream rock songs from the same album and an iHeart Radio nomination for rock song of the year for ‘Help’, leading Papa Roach to be nominated for Rock artist of the year
    Thank you to Ryan Hewitt and Kelly at Linear Mgmgt for the introduction.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%
    https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0QIs4PAPabyN9IDqXqQTG0?si=707d484cea104944
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    RSR324 - Micah Tawlks - Producing And Mixing Killer Indie Pop In Nashville

    RSR324 - Micah Tawlks - Producing And Mixing Killer Indie Pop In Nashville

    My guest today is Micah Tawlks a producer, mixer and all around music enthusiast based in Nashville TN. He began producing and mixing in 2011 and has worked with artists such as Louis Prince, Coin, Liza Anne, Hayley Williams, Halfnoise, The Brook & The Bluff, The Lone Bellow and Molly Parden. Tawlks grew up in Sacramento California and relocated to Nashville, TN in 2005 to immerse himself in more creative culture in hopes of growing as a singer/songwriter.
    While recording his debut album in 2008 he discovered a stronger passion for the recording process which led him to redirect toward production, mixing and writing for other artists and projects. Micah works out of Peptalk Studio at his home in South Nashville.
    Thanks so much to Cheyenne Medders for making our introduction!
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%
    https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ci3OmPNGThY0NCWcYVJHI?si=ab9124bed0074d1f
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    • 2 hrs 4 min
    RSR323 - Quentin "Q" Gilkey - Mixing on Pro Tools and SSL For Dr Dre

    RSR323 - Quentin "Q" Gilkey - Mixing on Pro Tools and SSL For Dr Dre

    My guest today is Quentin Gilkey known to friends as ‘Q’, who began his music career on the performance side with a background in classical and jazz piano. He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also honed his skills as an engineer. He moved west to Los Angeles and had an internship at Ocean Studios before landing as an engineer at Paramount Recording Studios.
    In 2010, Dr. Dre began working out of Paramount’s sister studio, Encore with Q as an assistant engineer. Q soon began engineering for writers and producers at Dr. Dre’s record label, Aftermath Entertainment. In 2014, Q was promoted to lead engineer for Dr. Dre and has worked with all of the acclaimed artists on Dr. Dre’s roster, including Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Eminem and Anderson.Paak. Q worked alongside Dr. Dre and has been a part of all of his musical endeavours for the past eight years. Q is now in his full-time role as a mix engineer.
    Thanks to Colin Ramsay at GPS management for making our introduction! 
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%
    https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ZmYCN965XZuyDEiZHT7yh?si=f026795dd6904a8d
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    RSR322 - Colin Scharf - Home Studio Rockstar Success Story!

    RSR322 - Colin Scharf - Home Studio Rockstar Success Story!

    My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota. Colin and his wife Laura co-front the indie rock band Good Night Gold Dust, which has released five albums, toured the Midwest, shared stages with national and internationally touring acts, and gained critical acclaim from Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current, the UK’s Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, and many others. 
    In January 2021, Colin officially opened Gold Mine Studios. Colin will also be producing River City Holiday Volume 2 and directing a promotional music video for the Mankato chapter of the American Lung Association. It may have taken 20 years of trial and error, but Colin is excited to finally be channelling his energy into doing what he loves the most: helping people make cool music.  
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%
    https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4iiRVxMT7iUzoEljH54Vaa?si=01b0b0b7ff3e431c
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/322

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    RSR321 - Graham Waks - Sound Proofing Your Home Studio

    RSR321 - Graham Waks - Sound Proofing Your Home Studio

    My guest today is Graham Waks (wax) a drummer, engineer, and producer originally from California now living in Nashville TN who has been playing the drums for 12 years and teaching six. His recording studio is called Left + Right Music and he also runs Music City Acoustics designing and building acoustic panels for home studios.
    While he absolutely loves touring and making records, he also loves education and empowering people to learn something new. So today we are going to dig into the topic of choosing the best acoustic treatment for your home studio so that both your recordings and your mixes sound awesome and you can make your best record ever!
    Some of Graham’s music credits include: Lindi Ortega, Parade of Lights, Hadley Kennary, Kevin Presbrey, and Lauren Strange to name a few. 
    Thank you to Anders Jovaag from ADAM Audio for the introduction.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%
    https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1eROdovMukPcGIJq7PrLdl?si=3b8132b7042140bd
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/321

    • 2 hrs

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Ash Emile ,

Fantastic!

This is a brilliant podcast channel. Very informative. I always take a little away from every episode, to help me improve my own music production.
Thank you, and keep up the good work.

brettgoldy ,

Brilliant!

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

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)

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