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The Toy Box Studio Show with Lij Shaw brings you inside the recording studio for interviews with artists and bands to talk about making records and the business of music. This show will bring you inside The Toy Box Studio and share with you the stories of the bands that we work with.

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thetoyboxstudioshow.com
The Toy Box Studio Show with Lij Shaw brings you inside the recording studio for interviews with artists and bands to talk about making records and the business of music. This show will bring you inside The Toy Box Studio and share with you the stories of the bands that we work with.

    The Hay Bale Studio backstage at Bonnaroo 2015 - TBS EP22

    The Hay Bale Studio backstage at Bonnaroo 2015 - TBS EP22

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    Welcome to The Toy Box Studio Show!

    Lij Shaw takes you inside the Hay Bale Studio backstage at the Bonnaroo festival for 2015. Lij gives you a walkthrough of the studio, and series of honest interviews with the staff and friends. This episode is like Bonnaroo… raw, fun, awesome, and also explicit. So put on some headphones if you’ve got kids around :-)

     

    Each year The Toy Box Studio packs up for the road to Bonnaroo. We build a recording studio on site behind the main stage and wrap it in a hundred bales of hay for soundproofing. We team up with an amazing staff to invite incredible artists playing Bonnaroo to record in our Hay Bale Studio. The recordings then get shared with all the radio stations at Bonnaroo.

     

    In one recording session each artist is able to hit 40 radio markets around the country at once and be viewed by the gazillions (well a lot anyway). We have recorded hundreds of bands and over a thousand songs since we began in 2005. And now we invite you to be right there in the studio with us recording with these amazing artists!

     

    So sit back and enjoy the only Bonnaroo experience more intimate than sharing a tent!

     

    Thanks to all our guests on the show!

    Cara and Adia

    Michael Hardesty (24HR records)

    Joe Hutchinson (Garage Mastering)

    Stephen Turney (24HR records)

    Seiji Inouye

    Tyler Schaefer

    Nick Lobel

    Alena Moran

    David Gehrke

     

    Thanks also to our awesome interns seeing us off from The Toy Box Studio!

    Matt Friend

    Benjamin Benekos

     

    And a deep thanks to our Studio Support Squad, the great companies that help provide equipment and support for The Toy Box Studio and The Hay Bale Studio. With your help we have brought hundreds of great bands to their fans!

     

    Miktek Audio - Lewitt Audio - Daddario - Gibson - KRK Systems - Evans - Planet Waves - Kurzweil - Artist Relations - Quilter Labs - Best Drum Rental

     

    And here is a list of the amazing bands we got to record this year at The Hay Bale Studio 2015:

    Jungle Houndmouth Courtney Barnett Moon Taxi Rubblebucket Fruition Strand of Oaks BenFolds The Districts Elle King Guster SOJA Bear’s Den Sylvan Esso UnknownMortalOrchestra Catfish and the Bottlemen X Ambassadors Bahamas Dawes Rhiannon Giddens Songhoy Blues Corey Feldman & The Angels Shakey Graves Gary Clark Jr The War On Drugs Spoon

    Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear The Very Best Punch Brothers Trampled by Turtles

     

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    bree - Happier Place - TBS EP21

    bree - Happier Place - TBS EP21

    My guest today is bree, an East Nashville rock-n-roller, a chick with a dirty guitar. Bree writes songs from the heart about her real life coming of age stories. Everything from love to shoplifting to getting kicked out of a family cult gets the troubadour treatment as she bounces across the USA from California to East Nashville.

    Finally bree lands right here in our backyard rocking a flying V while surfing on top of an upright bass looking out over the crowd and the future.

    I hope you enjoy the show!

    Email Lij Shaw or Call The Studio with your comments or leave a review

    To learn more about bree:


    bree website and email list
    Stereo Sessions with bree

    Happier Place
    Broken
    Do What You Wanna Do

    Reverbnation.com/breesongs
    facebook.com/breemusic
    Twitter & Instagram handle: @breesongs
    Email list signup is here at the bottom of the page for info on upcoming shows and fun stuff!

    Some of the cool things we talked about on the show:


    Southern Word
    Notes For Notes
    Band Members

    David Castello
    Mayrk McNeely

    Producers

    Michael Gigante
    Tyler Touhy



    Shout out to Miktek for helping make this podcast happen with their awesome gear! I use the Miktek Procast SST podcasting microphone and Miktek PM 9 and love them!

    (These are affiliate links and helps to bring you free content. So thanks for checking them out!)

    Cheers!

    Lij

    • 54 min
    The Toughest Interview I Have Ever Done! - Sarayah Shaw - TBS EP20

    The Toughest Interview I Have Ever Done! - Sarayah Shaw - TBS EP20

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    My guest on today's show is none other than my own daughter, Sarayah Shaw. She tells us all about being a kid on stage and growing up acting and singing in East Nashville. I also unveil plans for a new podcast that will bring forth your inner rockstar!

    For more info you can see the full show notes at

    TheToyBoxStudioShow.com/20

    I hope you enjoy the show!

    Lij

    • 22 min
    TBS EP19 - Manny Nieto - Recording Punk Rock in China - (part 2)

    TBS EP19 - Manny Nieto - Recording Punk Rock in China - (part 2)

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    My guest on today’s show, Manny Nieto, has been working with some of the coolest punk rock bands from Los Angeles to Beijing. Manny has been recording in LA since he caught the recording bug in 1997 from Steve Albini. He describes his trip to Beijing seeking awesome bands to cut records with his mobile recording setup. In this 2-part podcast, Manny’s story takes us on a trip through Beijing’s underground punk scene with stories of killer bands, great engineers, and fantastic studios.

    For more info you can see the full show notes at

    TheToyBoxStudioShow.com/19

    I hope you enjoy the show!

    Lij

    • 35 min
    TBS EP18 - Manny Nieto - Recording Punk Rock in China - (part 1)

    TBS EP18 - Manny Nieto - Recording Punk Rock in China - (part 1)

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    My guest on today’s show, Manny Nieto, has been working with some of the coolest punk rock bands from Los Angeles to Beijing. Manny has been recording in LA since he caught the recording bug in 1997 from Steve Albini. He describes his trip to Beijing seeking awesome bands to cut records with his mobile recording setup. In this 2-part podcast, Manny’s story takes us on a trip through Beijing’s underground punk scene with stories of killer bands, great engineers, and fantastic studios.

    For more info you can see the full show notes at

    TheToyBoxStudioShow.com/18

    I hope you enjoy the show!

    Lij

     

    • 29 min
    TBS EP17 - Björgvin Benediktsson - Audio Issues.com

    TBS EP17 - Björgvin Benediktsson - Audio Issues.com

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    Audio Issues.com

     

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    Our guest on today’s show is Björgvin Benediktsson, an audio engineer and writer. He is an Alumni from the SAE Institute and has been writing about music production since 2008. He is also the marketing director for Crowd Audio, a site helping home studio musicians find a mixer for their record.

    You can check out his blog Audio Issues where he has written guides on EQ, building a home studio and recording vocals. He is a published author, and he also provides great tutorial videos and interviews on his Youtube Channel which we will have links to in the show notes.

    Audio Issues supplies easy to use, practical production tips about music production and audio recording. Björgvin gives you a solid understanding of everything you need to know to produce your own music in your home recording studio.

    Here are links to the resources from the podcast:

    Audio-Issues.com

    Audio Issues Youtube Channel

    Crowdaudio.com

     

    Resources from the Jam Session:

     

    Recommended Books

    Must Read Books On Music Production and Audio Production:



    Modern Recording Techniques



    Instrument and Vocal Recording



    The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook



    The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide Recording, Engineering, and Production



    Master handbooks of Acoustics



    Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits



    Recording & Mixing Strategies



    Mixing Secrets



    All You Need is Ears



     

    Recording Gear



    Breedlove



    Cloudlifter



    Focusrite Saffire



     

    Recording Software



    Logic Pro X



    Fab Filter EQ



    Waves Tape Saturation (Eddie Kramer plugin)



    LA-2A (color without reducing the gain)



     

    These are affiliate links and help fund the show. So thanks for checking them out!

    Cheers!

     

    Lij

     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

B3 W/Leslies + Many Synths ,

This podcast truly rocks !!!

It's Friday night, just caught the latest and greatest podcast, wow Lij you're killing me! Your interview with Josh Harris was super! All the talk about using midi, sequencing and vintage synths really hit home! What a way to spend an evening! You rock brother!!!

Mike Rhoads ,

Episode 18 & 19 Manny Neito

great advice here : get the best gear you can afford , go out there and find bands you like , record as much as you can and don’t be to proud to do it for free ALOT of the time. And I agree 100% the SM7 is a killer mic !!

Nick Lobel ,

Can't get enough!

I'm by no means a huge podcast listener, but I do know that Lij Shaw and The Toy Box Studio are doing it right. If it's about music or audio, it's on the Toy Box Studio Show. From the creative process to the technical and everything in between, Lij and his guests cover a ton of ground in super engaging interviews and tutorials. Have fun listening!

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