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Seattle's Crackle & Pop! studio and the Fretboard Journal have teamed up for an all-new podcast where we answer your pressing questions about recording, audio engineering, producing, and mastering. Hosted by Johnny Sangster, each episode will feature special guests from the industry lending their expertise on all things recording.

It's just like the FJ's Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, but for recording. Launches January 2021.

Submit your questions and topics via voice memo or email to: podcast@fretboardjournal.com.

The Truth About Recording & Mixin‪g‬ The Fretboard Journal

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Seattle's Crackle & Pop! studio and the Fretboard Journal have teamed up for an all-new podcast where we answer your pressing questions about recording, audio engineering, producing, and mastering. Hosted by Johnny Sangster, each episode will feature special guests from the industry lending their expertise on all things recording.

It's just like the FJ's Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, but for recording. Launches January 2021.

Submit your questions and topics via voice memo or email to: podcast@fretboardjournal.com.

    Capturing Drums with Eric Eagle

    Capturing Drums with Eric Eagle

    Welcome to the third episode of the Truth About Recording & Mixing, hosted by Crackle & Pop!’s Johnny Sangster. This week, we’re diving deep into the recording drums, capturing audio on a budget and more with Seattle’s Eric Eagle.  

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 2: Level Talk with Rachel Field

    Ep. 2: Level Talk with Rachel Field

    Welcome to episode 2 of the Truth About Recording And Mixing hosted by Crackle & Pop!'s Johnny Sangster. This week's episode features mastering engineer Rachel Field for a discussion about mastering, vinyl in the current day, levels for streaming audio and the need for more women in audio.
    1:00 - examples of phase discrepancies from a recent drum recording at Crackle & Pop!
    6:25 - Listener topics - Zoom’s “original audio” feature
    8:00 - Listener topic - beginner recordist & condenser mics
    11:15 - Welcome Rachel Field / observations when listening to vinyl
    15:20 - a little history on the loudness wars and what’s happening today with streaming.
    21:40 - brickwall limiting and how that affects vinyl cutting
    24:35 - Rachel’s mastering chain, box by box.
    31:35 - which first, level or tone?
    35:15 - using analog tape in the mastering chain
    37:40 - recent projects in the mastering studio
    39:50 - advice for the home recordists / mixers
    45:20 - listener question about using spectrum analyzers
    49:00 - listener question on navigating the mastering process and more on standards from streaming services. More info on what the various streaming platforms are doing to process files.
    1:03:00 - why aren’t there more women engineers & producers? Resources for women in audio.
    1:08:30 - more about Rachel’s path from student to engineer.



    Submit your questions for Johnny by sending us a voice memo or email to podcast@fretboardjournal.com.
    The Truth About Recording & Mixing is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Fretboard Journal magazine, loosely based on our Truth About Vintage Amps Q&A podcast.
    www.johnnysangster.com
    www.cracklepopstudio.com
    www.fretboardjournal.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Riffing with Kurt Bloch

    Riffing with Kurt Bloch

    Welcome to the first-ever episode of The Truth About Recording & Mixing, hosted by Crackle & Pop!'s Johnny Sangster.

    To start things off, enjoy this inspired discussion of recording rock n roll with the esteemed Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5 and Full Toilet! Kurt doesn’t want to talk about his home studio, "Strictly Vintage," but we do nonetheless. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Welcome

    Welcome

    An introduction to the Truth About Recording & Mixing podcast, launching January 2021. Hosted by Crackle & Pop!'s Johnny Sangster and produced by the Fretboard Journal.

    • 1 min

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