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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...

    RSR362 - Jett Galindo - Mastering at The Bakery and at the Mastering Lab with Doug Sax

    RSR362 - Jett Galindo - Mastering at The Bakery and at the Mastering Lab with Doug Sax

    My guest today is Jett Galindo, a Los Angeles-based mastering engineer and vinyl cutter now working at The Bakery. Jett has worked on albums spanning a wide array of genres and artists including Barbra Streisand, Haley Reinhart, Weezer, and the La La Land OST, to name a few. 
    Jett kickstarted her post-Berklee engineering career in the world-renowned Avatar Studios in New York (now known as Power Station) as the recording engineer for producer Jerry Barnes. As Barnes’ engineer, Jett engineered for veteran artists such as legendary singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, Nile Rodgers, Bashiri among others. 
    In 2013, Jett joined The Mastering Lab family as the sole right-hand woman to pioneer mastering engineer and GRAMMY Technical Achievement awardee Doug Sax, working on various notable vinyl releases including Pink Floyd’s 15th & final album “Endless River”, Bette Midler, Neil Young, Randy Travis, and Seth MacFarlane. Some of the other great mentors Jett has been able to work with include George Massenburg; producer Prince Charles Alexander; recording engineer Susan Rogers (Prince’s Purple Rain); and mastering engineer and AES President-elect, Jonathan Wyner. 
    Most recently through The Bakery, Jett has helped pave the way for the growing audiophile releases in the video game soundtrack genre, having mastered award-winning chart-topping releases such as the “Pokemon Red & Blue Piano Collections”, Rozen’s Legend of Zelda tribute “Children of Termina”, and the remastered 1980s Nicon Falcom’s “Ys I & II:  Ancient Ys Vanished” original soundtracks.
    Jett is actively involved with Soundgirls, an organization for women working in the audio engineering field, and she is a contributing writer for iZotope’s widely popular LEARN portal. Jett is also an accomplished lyric soprano who specializes in choral ensemble music. Currently singing with Los Angeles-based professional choir Tonality, Jett has performed in various countries spanning across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
    Thanks very much to Bryan Cook! 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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7pBsqy1YibpJXOKQ0M1Zjx?si=c8edaae2e1ee4372
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    RSR361 - Anthony Gravino - Recording Live to Analog Tape & Mixing Grammy Nominated Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter at High Cross Sound

    RSR361 - Anthony Gravino - Recording Live to Analog Tape & Mixing Grammy Nominated Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter at High Cross Sound

    My guest today is Anthony Gravino an independent music maker near Chicago, IL. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres as a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer and musician. Anthony has been on the show before for Episode RSR156 when we talked about how he makes records in the studio capturing great sounds for Indie rock, jazz, and other genres and more mixing tips on episode RSR250.
    He has recently moved to a beautiful tall new loft studio called High Cross Sound south of Chicago in a space that looks like you might stumble on it strolling through the Hobbit Shire. Anthony loves to work with talented artists and musicians and record using classic vintage studio making records with smooth and beautiful tones. So we will talk about what’s new with the studio and how his recording and mixing have evolved in the past couple of years.
    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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2toPzap4kW7xpgPC26Dm87?si=04ebf62906474c30
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    • 2 hr 12 min
    RSR360 - Vance Powell - Mixing in Dolby Atmos on Pro Tools at Sputnik Sound

    RSR360 - Vance Powell - Mixing in Dolby Atmos on Pro Tools at Sputnik Sound

    My guest today is Vance Powell, a multi Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and mixer, and owner of Sputnik Sound in Nashville with Mitch Dane. Vance’s credits credits includes Chris Stapleton, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, and Wolfmother to name just a few.

    Vance is a repeat guest on the podcast and you can hear his origin story on episode RSR002, and great mixing tips on Episodes RSR171 and RSR293.

    Vance recently did a studio makeover at Sputnik Sound installing a Dolby Atmos surround sound system for mixing into the future of immersive audio. So we will talk all about Atmos and of course, we have a bunch of great questions from you Rockstars in our Facebook group which you can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/recordingstudiorockstars
    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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0aFDgLgTsWaFId0n4YSX75?si=2c7ed0d577084882
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


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    • 2 hr 16 min
    RSR359 - Jay Lauterwasser - Video Game Composer and Sound Designer for EverQuest

    RSR359 - Jay Lauterwasser - Video Game Composer and Sound Designer for EverQuest

    My guest today is Jay Lauterwasser a video game sound designer and music composer for Darkpaw games in San Diego, CA. 
    “I grew up in St Louis, Missouri, moved to San Diego in 2004 and started my career in the video game industry in Quality Assurance. In 2016 I got my opportunity to become a Sound Designer and in 2019 I added Music Composer to my job description. I’ve been a musician for the better part of my life. I started playing bass in highschool, joined a band after graduating and got to see the eastern half of the country from the back seat of the tour van. Even though the touring slowed down, I never stopped playing music. I still play bass in the local San Diego band Roger! and sit in for the occasional recording session. 
    I’ve been a part of countless recording sessions as a musician but never officially as an engineer. Fortunately, I’ve worked with a bunch of great engineers that were always willing to answer questions or explain something along the way. It was those experiences and further exploration and research that taught me enough about sound engineering to be able to do sound design for video games. Music composition was the natural next step, taking what I learned about audio engineering and sound in general and adding the musician side of it. After taking a couple of online music composition and theory classes, I was able to compose and produce my first video game soundtrack in 2019 for the game “EverQuest: Claws of Veeshan”.
    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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on SoundCloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/jlauterwasser/sets/everquest-claws-of-veeshan?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    https://soundcloud.com/jlauterwasser/sets/everquest-terror-of-luclin?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    RSR358 - Daniel Donato - Cosmic Country on Nashville’s Broadway Strip

    RSR358 - Daniel Donato - Cosmic Country on Nashville’s Broadway Strip

    My guest today is Daniel Donato a 25 year old guitarist and songwriter who started out at a young age of 16 playing regularly at Nashville’s iconic honky tonk Robert’s Western World while gigging with the Don Kelley Band. His debut album, A Young Man’s Country, was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in two days and produced by guitar-ace Robben Ford, the record weaves outlaw country, Grateful Dead-style Amer-icana, and first-rate songwriting into a singular form Donato calls “21st-century cosmic country.”
    The message of these songs contains Donato’s “Cosmic Country” ethos, which is about finding the courage to blaze your own path. As such, it is an ethos the artist extends beyond music into the channels of social media, where he’s built up a huge following of devoted “DD Heads,” as his fans call themselves. His pod-cast, “Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway,” brings together like-minded creatives to get at the heart of what makes artists tick, for which he’s interviewed Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Orville Peck, and Garry Talent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
    Thanks to Anders Jovaag at Adam Audio 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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1jVUKeYsjeXwWZOR2r8Do9?si=1abe6479ec6f4600
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/358

    • 2 hr 5 min
    RSR357 - Steve Ornest - Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach CA

    RSR357 - Steve Ornest - Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach CA

    My guest today is Steve Ornest a rock multi instrumentalist, engineer, and producer in Redondo Beach CA. Steve learned his studio skills at Total Access Recording under the guidance of Wyn Davis (RSR192) starting at the young age of 15. Steve started out playing guitar for rock sessions by bands like Don Dokken, Minoru Nihara (Loudness), and many others, but fast forward to the present and Steve is now running the studio with Wyn.
    Steve’s mission has been to reinvigorate the local South Bay music scene by making it affordable for young local artists to come in and work on their song, EP or album and walk away with the same commercially competitive results Total Access has become known for over the past forty years. Aside from working with incredible local talent like Joker’s Hand, Mor Flowrs and Hand Drawn Maps, Steve continues to work on records for legacy artists such as Foreigner and Dio. Steve is currently working on a record with country artist Annie Bosko, which features a duet with country legend Vince Gill. Steve has also worked alongside producers Ken Scott (Beatles, Elton John, Supertramp), Eric Sarafin (Ben Harper, Amy Grant), and many others. 
    Steve recently opened a 1000sq ft rehearsal suite steps away from the studio, called Total Access Rehearsal. The idea was born from a frustration at the lack of rehearsal studios in Los Angeles, particularly in the South Bay. The suite boasts an acoustically treated showcase room, top-of-the-line gear, a private lounge/bathroom, A/C, free water and coffee, private parking, and convenient roll-up entry.
    Total Access Recording has an extensive client list including L.A. punk band Black Flag and many SST Records artists, Husker-Du, The Descendants, then flourishing in the 80’s hair metal era recording Dokken, Great White, and White Lion, followed in the 90’s with post-punk artists; Sublime, No Doubt, Pennywise, Slightly Stoopid and others. 
    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://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1GUS4vcFjyIvjRy8RYDwKi?si=3c12b4cd6c2b4f0c
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/357

    • 2 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
457 Ratings

457 Ratings

Mister4545 ,

Great resource for engineers and studio owners

Love this podcast. I listen religiously. As a studio owner and engineer, getting tips and tricks and solid advise from others in the industry is really inspiring and affirming. Great guests, great interviews, and great host. Thanks Lij

Megan 0571 ,

Lij is great!

His approach, humble vibe, the guests he gets, topics & etc is absolutely fantastic. I moved from new age self-help pods to this program. LOL 😃 Best podcast at Apple 🍎

drewtheearthmuffin ,

Super Helpful!

I’m an audio engineering graduate and am a couple years out with no recent practice. Trying to get back in the audio world and this podcast has been so helpful! Thanks for making this podcast and helping aspiring engineers everywhere!

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