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The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as a creative visionary. Each week Jon Stinson, JD Tiner, and Parrish will venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life of a creative visionary.

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The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as a creative visionary. Each week Jon Stinson, JD Tiner, and Parrish will venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life of a creative visionary.

    EP: 067 – The War Bandanna: doing battle with yourself to master yourself with Tim Zimmermann

    EP: 067 – The War Bandanna: doing battle with yourself to master yourself with Tim Zimmermann

    A new approach we’re going to experiment with on the podcast is having some regulars that we rotate through from time to time. Up until now, it’s something that Jon has tried to avoid, in order to establish a wide variety of guests throughout the show’s early times.

    But every now and then it makes sense to change things up on the podcast a little bit. So now that we’ve got The Modern Recordist established with more than 60 episodes, we think it would be fun to have a revolving door of familiar voices sprinkled about here and there.

    And this all starts off with our guest this episode, artist, musician, performer, and writer, Tim Zimmermann.

    Jon has worked with Tim on a couple projects – with his band Zasz, on an EP that Jon produced/recorded/mixed for them back in 2012, and now on a graphic novel project that Jon is helping in more of a consulting/advising role.

    Tim first appeared on EP: 060 of The Modern Recordist. This time he’s back, with a discussion of what it takes to have consistency and get results with your creative work, tricks/habits/practices you can use to help yourself get psychologically geared up to be in the creative zone, and how doing creative work is a lot like war-that it all boils down to engaging in battle with yourself.

    Make sure you pay attention to the story of Tim’s “war bandanna”

    To follow up with Tim, and keep up with his graphic novel project he’s currently working on, head over to:

    http://theinterstellarhealer.carrd.co

    To check out Tim’s band, Zasz, and listen to all their music (start with the EP “The Transition”), head over to:

    zaszmusic.bandcamp.com

    Get More!

    In addition to all the insightful conversations that you’re able to listen to for free on the podcast, there’s more for you at The Modern Recordist website.

    Click or tap over to http://modernrecordist.com and sign up for the email list. You will get periodical articles on recording and mixing best practices and techniques, resources to help you with creative mastery, discussions about songwriting, and even the heads up on future online workshops or live events.

    There’s a lot coming from The Modern Recordist, and you don’t wanna miss any of it.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    EP: 066 – Helping Our Music Evolve with Logan Crowell

    EP: 066 – Helping Our Music Evolve with Logan Crowell

    Show Notes and Links

    It’s the first episode of The Modern Recordist for 2018!

    On this episode, Jon hangs out with entrepreneur, Logan Crowell, who is currently launching a non-profit organization out of Nashville for artists, producers, songwriters, audio engineers, and industry folks network with one another in a way that’s relevant to our modern times of music-making.

    Helping Our Music Evolve, or HOME, is based out of Nashville, with a new physical space for co-working, recording, live performances, live workshops and seminars, and just hanging out and getting to know other music-makers.

    Whether you’re new to Nashville looking to take the first steps in getting your music career going, or you’ve been working in the industry a while, HOME aims to provide many opportunities for people to start and/or grow their music careers.

    And if you live outside of Nashville, HOME aims to provide a way to get connected through a website that has been called, “LinkedIn for the music business.”

    To learn more about HOME and how to take advantage of the online platform, check out:

    http://helpingmusic.org

    To sign up for a membership for the physical space in Nashville, you will find the application here:

    http://615homies.com

    Hit up our website for more!

    Enjoy this episode? Check out our website and sign up for the email list. We’ll share more recording, mixing, and studio production resources with you.

    http://modernrecordist.com

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    EP: 065 – The top 3 most popular episodes of The Modern Recordist for 2017

    EP: 065 – The top 3 most popular episodes of The Modern Recordist for 2017

    On this final episode of The Modern Recordist for 2017, we highlight the top 3 most popular episodes for the year:

    1) EP: 054 with Larry Crane

    This was the first episode we put out after more than a year off from producing new episodes of the podcast. Larry Crane is a producer, engineer, and educator. He also owns Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland, OR, and is the founder of Tape Op Magazine. Larry has a fun and one-of-a-kind philosophy on recording and making records.

    To catch the episode in full, and as it was originally published, click or tap over to http://modernrecordist.com/054

    2) EP: 055 with Suzanne Paulinski

    Jon crossed paths with Suz in Nashville, during the CD Baby DIY Musicians Conference that took place in the late summer. Suz gave a presentation on how to mitigate burnout as a working musician, and one of her core focuses is to urge people to rethink the celebratory culture of being constantly overworked.

    As Jon as had personal experiences with burnout in his career, he felt strongly about inviting Suz to be a guest on The Modern Recordist to talk more about her work and what she does

    To catch the episode in full as it was originally published, click or tap your way over to http://modernrecordist.com/055

    3) EP: 059 with Chris Silverio

    Another guest that Jon crossed paths with around the CD Baby DIY Musician’s Conference. On this episode, Jon and Chris had fun connecting over shared stories, and the life and experiences of making records in the studio.

    Chris has a fun and articulate ability for telling stories, and this conversation lent to many music-making and creative insights

    To catch this episode in full as it was origanlly publisihed, click or tap yourself over to http://modernrecordist.com/059

    And this concludes our 2017 relaunch of The Modern Recordist podcast! Thanks for sticking with us all this time, for listening, encouraging, sharing, and giving us a reason to produce this show.

    Here’s to more in 2018

    Happy New Year

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    Check out our brand new website!

    We’ve got a brand new website! These final weeks of 2017 have not only seen the relaunch of The Modern Recordist podcast, but also the launch of our website…

    http://modernrecordist.com

    Hit that link, and jump over to the brand new site to scope it out. While there, make sure you put your email address into any of the forms you will find on the site, and we’ll make sure you never miss an episode. We’ve got a whole bunch of new episodes coming to you through the end of 2017, with great guests sharing more inspiring stories and insights on living a life of making and recording music.

    You don’t wanna miss any of it.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    EP: 064 – Working out your creative muscle, cryptocurrency in music creation, and defending his right to run a home studio with Lij Shaw

    EP: 064 – Working out your creative muscle, cryptocurrency in music creation, and defending his right to run a home studio with Lij Shaw

    Episode 064 Show Notes

    On this episode of the podcast, Jon hangs out with producer, musician, Grammy Award winning engineer, owner of The Toy Box Recording Studio in Nashville, TN, and host of the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast, Lij Shaw.

    When Jon heard Lij’s podcast episode about receiving a “Cease and Desist” letter from the Nashville local government for running a home recording studio business, it compelled him to invite Lij to be a guest on The Modern Recordist to share his story.

    Lij has been working to keep his home studio recording business from being permanently shut down, amidst confusion and uncertainty around what originally provoked this legal action. After looking into possible complaints that are common with running a business out of your home, working to resolve them, and making efforts to rezone his property for commercial use – all with no success – it seemed Lij’s only option was to publicly file a law suit against the city of Nashville.

    On this episode, Jon an Lij discuss what possibly led to this situation, all the ways Lij has made efforts to resolve the conflict, and the problematic nature of the legal proceedings as result of the complaint being anonymous.

    Additionally, Jon and Lij also discuss tactics for strengthening your creative songwriting muscle, such as writing a song a day, as well as cryptocurrency and it’s potential future role in bankrolling your music-making pursuits. Specifically, a platform Lij mentioned called Musicoin

    If you’re a music-maker, being able to run a recording studio or other business out of your home is an important issue, as it’s such a real and fundamental aspect of creating music in today’s world. Chances are, if you’re listening to this podcast, you either have your own recording space in your home, or you know someone who does.

    So it’s important to stay informed on not only what the laws in your area allow for, but also what may need to be reformed, in order to continue to empower people to make a living, as future innovation drives commerce to evolve, marketplaces to shift, and consumer behaviors change.

    To find out more about Lij, and keep up on the latest with his story, how this could potentially effect you, and how you can participate, hit these links:

    Recording Studio Rockstars Facebook Page

    The Toy Box Recording Studio Facebook Page

    Recording Studio Rockstars on Twitter: @rsrockstars

    Recording Studio Rockstars on Instagram: @rsrockstars

    Recording Studio Rockstars podcast episode: “Music City Declares War On Home Studios?”

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    Check out our brand new website!

    We’ve got a brand new website! These final weeks of 2017 have not only seen the relaunch of The Modern Recordist podcast, but also the launch of our website…

    http://modernrecordist.com

    Hit that link, and jump over to the brand new site to scope it out. While there, make sure you put your email address into any of the forms you will find on the site, and we’ll make sure you never miss an episode. We’ve got a whole bunch of new episodes coming to you through the end of 2017, with great guests sharing more inspiring stories and insights on living a life of making and recording music.

    You don’t wanna miss any of it.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    EP: 063 – Cultivating awareness and intuition that informs your creativity, making films that create impact with Steven Knapp

    EP: 063 – Cultivating awareness and intuition that informs your creativity, making films that create impact with Steven Knapp

    “Perception is reality.”

    “Your response defines you in the world.”

    Those are two thoughts shared by our guest on the podcast on this episode, Emmy Award winning film-maker, Steven Knapp.

    Steven runs his own creative agency and multimedia production company, knapptimecreative, where he’s done work with folks such as the iconic rock band Kansas, Big Machine Label Group, Nashville Songwriters Association International, and many others.

    On this episode Jon and Steven discuss the deep importance of cultivating presence and awareness in yourself, being mindful of the ideas and the media that you engage with, being in touch with your intuition, how this informs your creativity, and ultimately the impact of your work.

    This episode goes really deep with thought-provoking ideas on not only how to make an impact with your art, but also how to be the best version of yourself possible.

    Jon and Steven also talk about some of the technical aspects of creating great work, such as the importance of the editing process (in film-making) and how to keep your story from falling apart, the arc of a powerful narrative, and the importance of knowing the purpose and intention of every project you work on.

    To follow up with Steven, find out more about his work, and get in touch with him about working with him, check out these links:

    knapptimecreative Website: http://knapptimecreative.com/

    knapptimecreative on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knapptimecreative

    knapptimecreative on Instagram: @knapptimecreative

    knapptimecreative on Twitter: @knaptimecreate

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    Check out our brand new website!

    We’ve got a brand new website! These final weeks of 2017 have not only seen the relaunch of The Modern Recordist podcast, but also the launch of our website…

    http://modernrecordist.com

    Hit that link, and jump over to the brand new site to scope it out. While there, make sure you put your email address into any of the forms you will find on the site, and we’ll make sure you never miss an episode. We’ve got a whole bunch of new episodes coming to you through the end of 2017, with great guests sharing more inspiring stories and insights on living a life of making and recording music.

    You don’t wanna miss any of it.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP: 062 – Managing a world class recording studio, staying booked, and how to REALLY be a great audio engineer with Matt Leigh of The Tracking Room

    EP: 062 – Managing a world class recording studio, staying booked, and how to REALLY be a great audio engineer with Matt Leigh of The Tracking Room

    This episode of the podcast is with a semi-recent friend of Jon’s. He’s a recording engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and manager of the world-class recording studio in Nashville, TN, The Tracking Room.

    Our guest on the podcast this week is Matt Leigh.

    On this episode, Jon and Matt discuss a lot of the “people” attributes that make up a part of a career as a recording engineer or producer, and what it takes to keep yourself booked with a calendar full of work.

    Key points of discussion include:

    • Perhaps the most challenging part of the job – getting people to say “yes” to working with you

    • Understanding people’s true motivations when working with them

    • The importance of a good attitude and work ethic

    • Being present – showing up is 90% of the battle

    Matt also shares his story of what led him to land a management position at such a high caliber recording studio, as well as the history of The Tracking Room, the design of the space, best practices for getting great sounds out of each part of the studio, and some of the notable artists that have recorded at The Tracking Room (U2, Shania Twain, Megadeath, and Taylor Swift to name a few).

    To connect with Matt Leigh, learn more about The Tracking Room in Nashville, and get in touch with him about making your next record there, visit these links:

    The Tracking Room website: www.thetrackingroomstudio.com

    The Tracking Room on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trackingroomstudio

    The Tracking Room on Instagram: @thetrackingroomnashville

    The Tracking Room on Twitter: @trackingroom

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    Check out our brand new website!

    We’ve got a brand new website! These final weeks of 2017 have not only seen the relaunch of The Modern Recordist podcast, but also the launch of our website…

    http://modernrecordist.com

    Hit that link, and jump over to the brand new site to scope it out. While there, make sure you put your email address into any of the forms you will find on the site, and we’ll make sure you never miss an episode. We’ve got a whole bunch of new episodes coming to you through the end of 2017, with great guests sharing more inspiring stories and insights on living a life of making and recording music.

    You don’t wanna miss any of it.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Unique, Valuable and Entertaining!

Primarily, finding this podcast for my love of philosophy and maximizing human potential, Ive found great value in listening to Jon’s insights and life lessons; they apply across all areas of life.... Although always have been a fan of music of all varieties, other priorities have kept me from ever delving into the foundation of it more deeply; the podcast has really enhanced my respect and appreciation for all that goes into song creation, and appreciating the power that intentional music creates in the world. Encourage all to check it out!

Joseph PK ,

Wow i learned so much!

Great Show!. Easy listening. The artists that are interviewed have really given me great insights and tips to use in my studio. I love seeing new episodes pop up on my phone! Keep up the good work!

-Jp October

Casey_CL ,

Great podcast

This podcast is awesome. As a new musician it is hard to find content like this that dives into the creative process and struggle involved in trying to create. Keep doing what you are doing.

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