266 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 #266 with NAMM 2020 - Loads of gear, tired feet, great friends, Emily Dolan Davies, Kim Rosen and Pete Lyman.

    WCA #266 with NAMM 2020 - Loads of gear, tired feet, great friends, Emily Dolan Davies, Kim Rosen and Pete Lyman.

    NAMM 2020 took place over January 16th-19th. The show was well attended and I had loads of fun. In this episode I'm joined by mastering engineer Kim Rosen of Knack Mastering, drummer Emily Dolan Davies of emilydrums.com as well as mastering engineer Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Sound. Short interviews talking about NAMM and a NAMM wrap up by me! Enjoy, Matt.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    All things NAMM 2020

    Links and Show Notes:


    Kim Rosen: http://www.knackmastering.com/



    Whitestone Audio: http://www.whitestoneaudio.com/



    Emily Dolan Davies: http://www.emilydolandavies.com/



    Pete Lyman: https://www.infrasonicsound.com/



    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: Kim Rosen, Emily Dolan Davies and Pete Lyman


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 44 min
    WCA #265 with Alex Oana - Science Experiments, Imposter Syndrome, Spinach, Exercise, Motivation, Failure, and Audio Test Kitchen.

    WCA #265 with Alex Oana - Science Experiments, Imposter Syndrome, Spinach, Exercise, Motivation, Failure, and Audio Test Kitchen.

    Alex Oana, is the creator and co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen. Alex started out as a musician, became a recording engineer and producer, got into pro audio sales and marketing, and designs and develops products.  

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Imposter Syndrome

    Science Experiments

    Spinach

    Exercise

    Motivation

    Failure

    Audio Test Kitchen


    Links and Show Notes:


    34 Things: https://bit.ly/35KNg69



    Audio Test Kitchen: https://www.audiotestkitchen.com/



    The Power of Podcasting: https://bit.ly/2N1x3TM



    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: Alex Oana


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 26 min
    WCA #264 with Justin Perkins - Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy.

    WCA #264 with Justin Perkins - Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy.

    WCA #264 with Justin Perkins - Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy. 
    Justin Perkins is a mastering engineer located in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Diversification

    Diet

    One gig leading to another

    Commercial space benefits

    Keeping Clients Happy

    Teaching Audio

    Disengaging from Audio Forums


    Links and Show Notes:


    The Bert Berns Story: https://n.pr/2QUm13X



    The Power of Podcasting: https://bit.ly/2N1x3TM



    Justin's Site: https://www.mysteryroommastering.com



    Justin's other Site: https://www.justincarlperkins.com



    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: Justin Perkins


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 2 min
    WCA #263 with Jacob Sciba - 99 Cent Pizzas, The IRS, Mailbox Money, Game Planning, and Fear of an Empty Calendar.

    WCA #263 with Jacob Sciba - 99 Cent Pizzas, The IRS, Mailbox Money, Game Planning, and Fear of an Empty Calendar.

    Jacob Sciba is a producer/engineer/mixer based out of Austin, Texas. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Music Store Influence

    Microphone Obsession

    99 Cent Pizzas

    Studying Business

    Low Overhead

    The IRS

    Fear of an Empty Calendar

    Game Planning

    Pre Production of life

    Mailbox Money


    Links and Show Notes:


    Music Pro Insurance: https://www.musicproinsurance.com/



    The Recording Studio Insurance Program: joe_montarello@ajg.com



    Asana: https://asana.com/



    Evernote: https://www.evernote.com/



    Arlyn Studios: https://arlynstudios.com/



    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: Jacob Sciba


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 58 min
    WCA #262 with Jordan Richter - Going Broke, Burning Out, Keeping Audio Fresh, and Moving into Coding.

    WCA #262 with Jordan Richter - Going Broke, Burning Out, Keeping Audio Fresh, and Moving into Coding.

    Jordan Richter is a producer/engineer who, after 25 years of making records, has decided to move full time into coding. 
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Nashville

    Portland

    Burnout

    Recording for joy

    Scarcity

    Being a business person

    Going broke

    Jackpot Studios

    Keep audio fresh

    Identity


    Links and Show Notes:


    Jordan's Site: http://www.therealjordanrichter.com/



    Room 13 Recording: https://room13recording.com/



    Asana: https://asana.com/



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



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



    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: Jordan Richter


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 49 min
    WCA #261 with Dave Gardner - College Radio, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Power Dynamics, Communication, Compromise, and Context.

    WCA #261 with Dave Gardner - College Radio, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Power Dynamics, Communication, Compromise, and Context.

    Dave Gardner grew up in Pittsburgh, became an adult in Minneapolis, and lives in Northeast Los Angeles. He is the Chief Mastering Engineer at Infrasonic Los Angeles and a long time fan of loud sounds. His mastering and producing credits include Sun Ra, Rocket From the Crypt, Les Paul, Louis Armstrong, Germs, Portugal. The Man, Earl Hines, Bassnectar, The Hold Steady, Black Lips, Trampled by Turtles, Hot Snakes and many others.

    In this episode we discuss:

    Critical thinking and analysis

    Urban planning

    College Radio

    Gear Lust

    Diminishing Friction

    Diversity

    Power Dynamics

    Communication, compromise, and context.


    Links and Show Notes:


    Matt's new site: https://www.mattboudreau.com/



    Sara Carter's article you must read https://bit.ly/2Z53HII



    More on Dave: https://www.infrasonicsound.com/dave



    WCA #199 with Pete Lyman: https://bit.ly/2YOSKLi



    WCA #251 with Piper Payne: https://bit.ly/2POVhkD



    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: Dave Gardner


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 59 min

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