275 episodes

Working Class Audio goes beyond typical interview podcasts and asks practical questions, everything from business practices to financial advice to finding the right work/life balance. If you’re looking for info on what it’s really like working in the pro audio industry, Working Class Audio is the podcast for you. WCA doesn’t just concentrate on the elite of the recording world but instead interviews a combination of known and unknown engineers.

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Working Class Audio goes beyond typical interview podcasts and asks practical questions, everything from business practices to financial advice to finding the right work/life balance. If you’re looking for info on what it’s really like working in the pro audio industry, Working Class Audio is the podcast for you. WCA doesn’t just concentrate on the elite of the recording world but instead interviews a combination of known and unknown engineers.

    WCA #275 with Carlos Novais - Life on the road, Brazil, Organization, Multi-Tasking and the loss of gigs due to Coronavirus.

    WCA #275 with Carlos Novais - Life on the road, Brazil, Organization, Multi-Tasking and the loss of gigs due to Coronavirus.

    Carlos Novais is a sound engineer, tour manager and production manager. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and came to the United States in 1999.
    He has worked with Candlebox, The Plain White T's, Vonda Shepard, Survivor, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird, Sugarland, Keb’ Mo’, Thin Lizzy, The Answer, Ace Frehley, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, among others.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Growing up in Brazil

    Moving to America

    Life on the road

    Working long hours

    Multitasking

    Finances

    Relationships

    Being Organized

    Corona's virus and the loss of gigs.


    Links and Show Notes:


    Carlos on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-novais/



    Zoom: http://www.zoom.us



    Master Tour: https://www.eventric.com/master-tour-management-software/



    Acorns: http://www.acorns.com



    Bobnet: https://www.bobnet.rocks/



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Carlos Novais


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr
    WCA #274 with Katie McMurran - NPR, KQED, Podcasts, Interviewing for Audio Gigs, Codecs and Staying Calm Under Pressure.

    WCA #274 with Katie McMurran - NPR, KQED, Podcasts, Interviewing for Audio Gigs, Codecs and Staying Calm Under Pressure.

    Katie McMurran is a sound engineer with over 10 years of experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio for public radio and podcasts. She has also provided sound design and original music for theater, film, corporate conferences and art installations. 
    In this episode, we discuss:

    NPR

    KQED

    Podcasts

    Interviewing for radio gigs

    CODECS

    Staying Calm Under Pressure

    Rates


    Links and Show Notes:


    Information is Beautiful https://bit.ly/2WpsWWS



    Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases https://bit.ly/2WkqGR4



    Michael Osterholm Interview: https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw



    Comrex: https://www.comrex.com/



    Katie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiemcmurran/



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Katie McMurran


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 54 min
    WCA #273 with Maya Finlay - Mentors, Rosanne Cash, Meditation, Finances Being an Introvert and taking City Cabs

    WCA #273 with Maya Finlay - Mentors, Rosanne Cash, Meditation, Finances Being an Introvert and taking City Cabs

    Maya Finlay is an audio engineer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in San Francisco, CA.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    SFJAZZ

    Mentors

    VO Work

    Live Sound

    Dolby Labs

    Rosanne Cash

    Work/Life Balance

    Being an Introvert

    Meditation

    Finances

    City Cabs

    Passion for Music

    Client Diplomacy


    Links and Show Notes:


    Maya's Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayafinlay/



    Maya's Site: https://my-fy.com/



    The Minimalists: https://www.theminimalists.com/



    Marie Kondo Show: https://www.netflix.com/title/80209379



    Life Edited TED talk: https://bit.ly/2wKgBSI



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Maya Finlay


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 43 min
    WCA #272 with Alberto Hernandez - Fantasy Studios, Planning for Sessions, Health Insurance, Multi-Lingual advantage, and Serving the Clients.

    WCA #272 with Alberto Hernandez - Fantasy Studios, Planning for Sessions, Health Insurance, Multi-Lingual advantage, and Serving the Clients.

    Alberto Hernandez is a San Francisco Bay Area-based audio engineer, music mixer, and music producer. 
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Fantasy Studios

    Languages

    Health Insurance

    Planning for Sessions

    Budget Rejection

    Serving the Clients

    Mistakes

    Business advice

    Worth to your Work

    Retirement


    Links and Show Notes:


    Alberto's Site: https://www.albertohernandezaudio.com/



    Quickbooks Self Employed: http://fbuy.me/oLXTP



    Miles Davis Documentary: https://to.pbs.org/2Ib3Jav



    Matt's Reverb.com store: https://bit.ly/2Mi0Wic



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Alberto Hernandez


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 47 min
    WCA #271 with Dusty Wakeman - Texas Roots, Mad Dog Studios, Hard Drives & Hammers, David Royer and Mojave Audio

    WCA #271 with Dusty Wakeman - Texas Roots, Mad Dog Studios, Hard Drives & Hammers, David Royer and Mojave Audio

    Dusty Wakeman is a bass player, producer, engineer and currently the President of Mojave Audio.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Mad Dog Studios

    Texas Roots

    Playing bass

    Running a studio

    Hard Drives and Hammers

    Mojave Audio

    David Royer

    Viral Meningitis

    Coronavirus

    Hot Yoga

    Dwight Yokam


    Links and Show Notes:


    Mojave Audio: https://mojaveaudio.com/



    Peter Doell: https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-051-with-peter-doell/



    Matt's Reverb.com store: https://bit.ly/2Mi0Wic



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Soundtheory:https://www.soundtheory.com/



    Sonible: https://www.sonible.com/



    OEK: https://oeksound.com/



    Izotope: https://www.izotope.com/



    Waves: https://www.waves.com/



    Credits:


    Guest: Dusty Wakeman


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 1 min
    WCA #270 with Dereck Blackburn - Studio Building, Dual Electrical Systems, Mini Splits, Community Participation, Mastermind Groups and Meditation.

    WCA #270 with Dereck Blackburn - Studio Building, Dual Electrical Systems, Mini Splits, Community Participation, Mastermind Groups and Meditation.

    Dereck Blackburn is a consultant, recording engineer/producer, and multi-instrumentalist in Bedford, Massachusetts. You can read more about Dereck at http://quiethouserecording.com/ .
    In this episode, we discuss:

    MIT

    Audio Builders Workshop

    Building Quiethouse Recording

    Not working too many hours

    Productivity Tools

    Dual Electrical Systems

    Energy Bills

    Mini Splits

    Community Participation

    Mastermind Groups

    Meditation


    Links and Show Notes:


    Quiethouse Recording http://quiethouserecording.com/



    Lou Clark http://sonic-space.com/home.html



    Dereck uses: https://invoiced.com/



    Dereck uses: https://fidbak.audio/



    Bill Whitlock: http://www.aes.org/aes/bill-whitlock



    Mini Splits: https://bit.ly/2HC9n53



    Facebook News Feed Eradicator: https://bit.ly/37yAMj1



    Michael Beinhorn's Book: https://amzn.to/38CCnWe



    Sylvia's Book: https://amzn.to/2vJlnzm



    Matt's Reverb.com store: https://bit.ly/2Mi0Wic



    Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP




    Credits:


    Guest: Dereck Blackburn


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 12 min

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