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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...

    RSR386 - Jon Fintel - Hybrid Mixing Trident 80B Console and Pro Tools with Indie Artists

    RSR386 - Jon Fintel - Hybrid Mixing Trident 80B Console and Pro Tools with Indie Artists

    How big and fat is your snare? Jon talked about getting great drums sounds, ribbon vs condenser overhead mics, miking guitar amps, shopping bands to labels, calibrating the console for mixing from Pro Tools, and getting the kick and bass phase right.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com
    My guest today is Jon Fintel a producer/engineer in Columbus, Ohio and owner of Relay Recording studio. Way Yes, The Worn Flints, Snarls, Girl Fox, and Mark Lomax are just a few of the artists that have worked with Jon at Relay.
    Jon has been a guest on the show on episode RSR199 to share his backstory and talk about recording at Relay Recording Studio. Today we will talk about what's new at the studio and dive into more recording and mixing tips for your studio.
    Thanks again to Jason Knox for making our original introduction.
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    RSR385 - Larry Crane - Recording, Mixing, and Archiving Elliott Smith Stories and Studio Tips

    RSR385 - Larry Crane - Recording, Mixing, and Archiving Elliott Smith Stories and Studio Tips

    Should you buy 10 of everything you need? Larry talked about Jackpot! Recording Studio, recording and archiving Elliott Smith's music catalog, mixing on a console vs Pro Tools, recording a song quickly, and audio restoration tips in iZotope RX.
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    My guest today is Larry Crane the founder of Tape Op Magazine, and owner of Jackpot! Recording Studio, a producer/engineer/mixer, and a recording arts educator. He has been on the podcast previously to talk about starting out in a band, launching the magazine TapeOp, producing records and mixing at Jackpot! Recording Studio, Recording and curating the musical archives of Elliott Smith, and lots of other fun stuff.
    Today we will talk about what's new in the studio, various archival/restoration jobs, and more recording and mixing insights.
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

    https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

    https://www.solidstatelogic.com
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    https://MacSales.com/rockstars
    https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin
    https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics
    https://www.adam-audio.com
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off
    https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/
    Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3a4Tsqr69JFhO1nVc3hBPc?si=b0a38235b29f42ba
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    • 2 hr 9 min
    RSR384 - James Lugo - How an American Idol Vocal Coach Lost 100 Pounds at 51 Years Old, Regained His Health and Took Back His Mojo!

    RSR384 - James Lugo - How an American Idol Vocal Coach Lost 100 Pounds at 51 Years Old, Regained His Health and Took Back His Mojo!

    Are you trying or just lying? James talked about why losing weight, staying healthy, and doing rather than trying, how to eat well and find a daily exercise routine for life in the studio, and vocal coaching tips for being able to hit the high notes.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com
    My guest today is James Lugo singing and playing music since he was 6 years old. His career as a singer / guitarist / songwriter spans decades and coasts. Cutting his teeth in the late 70’s playing in country and rock bands in Fort Lauderdale to headlining LA’s Sunset Strip in the late 80’s, later playing guitar with Dokken and singing with Nazareth. He toured for years, playing and living in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Austin and wrote countless songs professionally in all genres with much commercial success and TV and film placement. 
    While living and working in Los Angeles his skill as a vocal coach and music producer began to take off in 2001 when he began working as a vocal analyst and coach with American Idol. He was involved with the show for 10 years and directly worked on the show for 3 seasons. His years on screen and behind the scenes with Idol made him a household name in the Hollywood music and vocal coaching scene and landed him on the rosters of almost every major label as a vocal coach and producer, for many people in the industry he was their go-to guy!
    James is also an author writing a book to tell his story of personal transformation called “Swing For The Fence” a field manual on how he lost 100 pounds at 51 years old, regained his health and took back his mojo, and how you can too!
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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    https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin
    https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics
    https://www.adam-audio.com
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off
    https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/
    Listen to this guest's discography on SoundCloud:
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    • 2 hr 10 min
    RSR383 - Craig Parker Adams - Mixing Frank Zappa, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono Live at The Fillmore East 1971

    RSR383 - Craig Parker Adams - Mixing Frank Zappa, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono Live at The Fillmore East 1971

    What if you could meet your heroes? Craig talked about connecting with Eddie Van Halen to deliver long-lost Van Halen bootlegs, recording his own triple amp guitar setup, hanging out with Dweezil and Frank Zappa, and soloing John & Yoko's vocal mics.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com
    My guest today is Craig Parker Adams owner of Winslow Ct studio in LA and accomplished guitarist and producer. Craig was a guest on episode RSR331 when he shared his background in music and talked about running the oldest recording studio in the world dating back to the 1900’s for the earliest sound for film productions.
    Craig has worked with a great list of which unclides Frank Zappa and got a great write up in Rolling Stone about mixing Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ Epic 1971 Fillmore East Shows for the 50th-Anniversary Reissue 8-CD box set which includes band encores with John Lennon and Yoko Ono and even a recording of the infamous London’s Rainbow Bridge gig that left Zappa nearly paralyzed.
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

    https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

    https://www.solidstatelogic.com
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    https://MacSales.com/rockstars
    https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin
    https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics
    https://www.adam-audio.com
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off
    https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/
    Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3aWNiedgR7Fr7ph6Yh7jb8?si=2c89e3c3dedb46d2
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    • 2 hr 20 min
    RSR382 - Joe Armin - 4-Track Sessions, and Band Stories From the '80s With Lij Shaw

    RSR382 - Joe Armin - 4-Track Sessions, and Band Stories From the '80s With Lij Shaw

    Can you really get kicked off an island? Joe shared stories of early band memories with Lij Shaw, recording to a double cassette deck and microphone, capturing great drum, bass, and guitar sounds on a 4 track in a home studio and writing cool lyrics.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com
    My guest today is Joe Armin, a drummer, guitarist, and songwriter and leader of the first band I ever got to play with in St Louis a college cover band called Ayatollah Joe And The Hostages.
    “Joe grew up in Cincinnati, and started playing piano, drums and then guitar as a kid.  He started multitracking in his basement in 4th or 5th grade. Joe got addicted to playing in bands and recording one-off tunes. In college during the mid to late 80's at Washington University in St. Louis he played music in a handful of bands, one of his first that started doing paying gigs was a covers and originals 4-piece with yours truly, Elijah Shaw. 
    Joe & Elijah got their first studio experience while taking a recording studio course together at college. Joe's focus quickly became writing originals. By senior year he was in a band, Dirt Cousin with friend David Gendelman, cowriting songs and starting to play dive bars and music clubs throughout the St. Louis area. 
    After graduating then moving back and forth between San Francisco and St. Louis Joe finally settled in San Francisco for good in 1994 where he currently works as an architect, while still playing gigs and recording at home. He started recording with a handful of friends under the name, The Aerosols, self-releasing a self-titled CD in 1999.  The music was oftentimes noisy and spacey but pop was lurking in the darkness. 
    It took several years for a band with a steady lineup to take form.  A trio version of The Aerosols played live in the San Francisco area and beyond from the mid-2000's until Joe's future wife, Amy Fowler joined in 2010, at first on keyboards, but eventually on second guitar and backing vocals also.  This 4-person lineup released an LP in 2014, Fake Mirror, containing angular psych songs which were less shy about embracing melody.  
    Amy started her own 5-piece band, Latitude, in 2014 (with herself on guitar and vocals and with Joe on drums and backing vocals) Latitude has had a couple full-length releases, the latest, Mystic Hotline, coming out in 2020 on Emotional Response records.  Meanwhile during all this time The Aerosols have continued to play live and record.  They released their third full-length, the slightly more atmospheric LP, Room for Wrong, in late 2021.  Over the last 14 years Joe has recorded and mixed all of The Aerosols recordings at his and Amy's home studio, Boring Basement Studios, located in San Francisco.  He has also recently provided guest guitar tracks on recordings by James Goode and David Gendelman.  
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    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off
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    Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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    • 2 hr 42 min
    RSR381 - Clint Murphy - Atmos Ideas, SSL Controllers, and Drum Mixing Tricks for Home Studios

    RSR381 - Clint Murphy - Atmos Ideas, SSL Controllers, and Drum Mixing Tricks for Home Studios

    If you can surf you can mix! Clint talked about designing his new Dolby Atmos control room, mixing binaurally in headphones, choosing the best mix bus eq, the SSL UC-1 plugin controller and lots of great tricks for recording and mixing killer drums.
    Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com
    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. 
    Clint has been a guest on the podcast episode RSR313 where you can hear his backstory of producing power pop rock tracks in the UK. But now he is back in New Zealand and today we will talk more about new projects and production and mixing remotely.
    Thanks so much to Ryan Smith at (Sterling Sound) for making our introduction.
    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

    https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

    https://samply.app/ Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months
    https://www.Spectra1964.com
    https://MacSales.com/rockstars
    https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off
    https://apiaudio.com/
    https://www.adam-audio.com
    https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off
    https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/
    Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/381

    • 2 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
468 Ratings

468 Ratings

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Big fan

Love the content and the format, thanks for doing this show!

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Great Show

Always something to learn “hear”.
Like getting class time once a week!

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Best podcast!

Lij is a rockstar! This podcast is gold!

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