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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...

    RSR316 - Damian Taylor - Recording and Mixing Bjork and Arcade Fire

    RSR316 - Damian Taylor - Recording and Mixing Bjork and Arcade Fire

    My guest today is Damian Taylor a six-time Grammy-nominated record producer, music mixer and programmer, songwriter, song doctor, sonic architect and explorer best known for his work with Bjork (in the studio and on stage), The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy to name a few.
    Damian describes his love for creating music and art at the intersection of ideas and expression, performance and design; juxtaposing not only organic and synthetic methods of creation and manipulation but also cultural and stylistic concepts and perspectives.
    He is also the founder of The Complete Producer Network, an active hub for people all over the world who are dedicated to improving their ability to create and share extraordinary music. It’s an open, inclusive, and supportive community of music creators who come together to share ideas, insights, tips, tricks, strategies and perspectives to drive themselves and others forward.
    Damian also live streams over on Twitch sharing his studio experience and is active on social media writing essays on Twitter and Instagram.
    Thanks so much to Colin Ramsay at GPS Management 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    Spectra1964 is having a bundle sale! Save $$ hundreds on the STX600 and the BBDI combo at https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7yxD0GXOlhzpAAgcDVEwtW?si=f237543ee86a48fa
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    RSR315 - Justin Phelps - Live video and VR recording in Studio

    RSR315 - Justin Phelps - Live video and VR recording in Studio

    My guest today is Justin Phelps chief engineer and designer of the Hallowed Halls recording studios in Portland OR. He began his career in 1996 at San Fransisco’s famed Coast Recorders where he worked as a house engineer and received considerable guidance from a chief engineer/producer John Cuniberti and studio owner/gear guru Dan Alexander as well as working at some of the Bay Areas finest studios including The Plant, Prairie Sun, Studio 880, Tiny Telephone and Studio D. 
    In 2004 he acquired the lease for one of the more historic spaces in San Francisco, Hyde Street Studio C which he restored to its former glory and ran for the next 5 years as one of the busiest rooms in San Francisco when he met his wife Deanna and started his family. 
    With the birth of their first daughter, they relocated to Portland Oregon where he founded Cloud City Sound a multi room facility with a busy mastering suite serving many regional and international until 2016 when he opened The Hallowed Halls located in a 5500 square foot, historic, turn of the century library where the building’s natural acoustics made for an ideal recording studio site. 
    Since then, they have been cranking records out for a wide variety of American and International acts, hosting a constant stream of events benefiting the local music and arts community and dabbling in new recording directions. The most prominent of these would be music video production. 
    The Covid 19 era has seen a particularly high spike in combined music and video as a result of the severe limitations placed on live performance. Necessity is the mother of invention and Justin is currently modifying The Hallowed Halls to facilitate concert performances and multi camera shoots including VR concerts in Studio A’s main hall. 
    Through a partnership with a strong concert streaming distribution network, the hope is to use this to get the lifelong patrons of our studios back to work and to find new creative outlets for the music we create. So far it’s working. 
    Thanks so much to John Cuniberti 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    Spectra1964 is having a bundle sale! Save $$ hundreds on the STX600 and the BBDI combo at https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7vIqSw1qkp7uDu1sGyXZMI?si=c8f2776ec4614eb9
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    RSR314 - Geoff Daking - Recording The Blues Magoos, Meat Loaf, and Lou Reed

    RSR314 - Geoff Daking - Recording The Blues Magoos, Meat Loaf, and Lou Reed

    My guest today is Geoff Daking who grew up playing in local bands before attending American University which he ultimately left to join the NY based Mercury artist Blues Magoos to play the drums in 1966 (I was born in 1967). 
    Between ‘66 and ’69, they recorded four albums, two of which were platinum, and a top-five single, “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet”. The peak of their career was in 1967 when they toured four months with Herman’s Hermits and The Who (the Hermits were the headliners). During that time he became fascinated with recording and engineered some of the Magoos last albums. In the summer of 1969, Geoff went back to Woodstock where he played in bands with Tim Harden, Dave Sanborn, Paul Butterfield and Buzzy Feiton. 
    In 1970, Geoff became a staff engineer at Sound Ideas in NYC, then SoundMixers NYC, and later as an independent engineer. And In 1982. he opened his own studio, Nimbus Nine, which grew to four rooms, one API, one Neve, one Trident, and one ProTools.
    Since 1970, Geoff has designed and built more than 20 recording studios for music, film and commercial production. including the all analog “BIG Blue” in Katonah NY for the recording of Joan Osborne’s premier album, “Relish” and Tuxedo Park for Cyndi Lauper’s “Sisters of Avalon”. His most recent studio is the multi-million dollar music production facility in Saint Petersburg Florida, Big3 Entertainment.
    In 1993 Geoff started manufacturing his own line of audio equipment. The first product was a combination mic-pre/eq. This all-discrete Class “A” unit was based on the legendary Trident A Range circuits by Barry Porter. Next was the FET Compressor. In 2000, production began for full-size Class A recording consoles in frame sizes from 16 to 80 inputs. 
    Thanks so much to William Wittman 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    Spectra1964 is having a bundle sale! Save $$ hundreds on the STX600 and the BBDI combo at https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5PXLDd26hGUK1OcW9Zb4ku?si=5c5a5ce0f99f4ffc
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/314

    • 1 hr 46 min
    RSR313 - Clint Murphy - Mixing Rock Drums, Guitars, and Vocals

    RSR313 - Clint Murphy - Mixing Rock Drums, Guitars, and Vocals

    My guest today is Clint Murphy a multi-platinum, award-winning producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician. He has worked on records as diverse as Manic Street Preachers, Enter Shikari, RØMANS, and 50 Cent, racking up hits both in the UK and internationally. 
    UK chart successes include recording and mixing No.2 album ‘Half Way There’, for English pop-punk band Busted, mixing No.3 album ‘Rip It Up’ for hard rock legends Thunder and producing, mixing and writing for upcoming bands such as Keir, Courts, Twin Wild and Youth Club. Most recently, Clint has been working with British rock band Enter Shikari, mixing their critically-acclaimed, UK No.2 album ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’.
    Back in his native New Zealand, Clint’s work continually tops the charts through artists such as Devilskin, Opshop, Annabel Fay, The Feelers, Kimbra, Junica (Ladyhawke), 8 Foot Sativa and Bic Runga. This has resulted in Clint being recognized as ‘Engineer Of The Year’ multiple times at the New Zealand Music Awards.
    Other international successes include Chinaski’s no.1 album ‘Rockfield’, covering three no.1 singles notching up over 60 million YouTube streams, Codes’ multi-award-winning album ‘Trees Dream In Algebra’ and Melanie C’s multi-platinum album, “Beautiful Intentions”, which spent nine weeks topping the charts in Europe.
    Thanks so much to Ryan Smith at (Sterling Sound) 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    Spectra1964 is having a bundle sale! Save $$ hundreds on the STX600 and the BBDI combo at https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0lrpi9fxxtz6t729cN6HWX?si=36aa44cacdab4c4b
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/313

    • 2 hr 2 min
    RSR312 - Howard Bilerman - How to Inspire a Band Performance

    RSR312 - Howard Bilerman - How to Inspire a Band Performance

    My guest today is Howard Bilerman, a GRAMMY and Juno awarded musician, sound engineer & record producer who has been recording bands for over 30 years. As co-owner & head engineer of the  hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal, Bilerman has enjoyed working with some of Canada’s most talented artists, as well as others from The USA, The UK, France, Italy, Scotland, Africa, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal & Australia. 
    Some of the artists Howard has worked with include: LEONARD COHEN, THE ARCADE FIRE, VIC CHESNUTT, A SILVER MT. ZION, NAP EYES, BRITISH SEA POWER, SAM ROBERTS, PATRICK WATSON, COEUR  DE PIRATE, ADAM COHEN, LOU DOILLON, THE WEBB SISTERS, and WOLF  PARADE to name just a few. He has been credited on over 500 records to date,  including as an engineer on LEONARD COHEN’s GRAMMY winning song “ You Want It  Darker”. 
    Howard has been a regular faculty member at the BANFF CENTRE, having helped to create their groundbreaking INDIE RESIDENCY & SINGER SONGWRITER programs.  Bilerman’s recordings have received international critical praise, and the hotel2tango is seen by many as being at the center of Montreal’s independent music community.
    Thanks so much to Steve Albini for the 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/13jNjr0IHanqQ4OelWq5h6?si=ef52ee8ffa4f48a3
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


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    • 2 hr 12 min
    RSR311 - Jay Tooke - Nashville Country Rock Drums

    RSR311 - Jay Tooke - Nashville Country Rock Drums

    My guest today is Jay Tooke an Award-winning, Canadian born producer, songwriter, and musician who moved to Nashville back in 2012.
    Having gotten his start as a working musician at the age of 17 some of his earliest memories are of plunking out melodies by ear on the family’s piano, but it was the intro to Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” that lit a fire in his soul for the drums. Not long after he started a love affair with the guitar and from then on, his sights were set on a career in music. 
    During his 26 year career, he has toured all over the world with a range of artists from Canada and the US, and has produced records that have garnered critical and commercial success in Australia, New Zealand, Germany as well as Canada and the US. 
    His philosophy behind making records has always been about helping the artist find their own voice in the studio. It’s never about forcing ideas or making the record he wants to make. It’s a collaboration between producer and artist to find the truest form of the song. Allowing the material to become the best version of itself through exploration and experimentation.
    Thanks so much to Bobby Holland for the 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://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    http://MacSales.com/Rockstars
    http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor
    http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com
    Hear guests discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/691JStUu3ZzLjxD0auSF3R?si=2f75442c63fe4a4f
    If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review


    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/311

    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
436 Ratings

436 Ratings

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!

annoyedsoccerfan ,

Just what I needed

Lots of technical tips from successful professionals... thank you!

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