371 episodes

Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. 
Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau.
The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

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    • 4.8 • 162 Ratings

Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. 
Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau.
The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

    WCA #371 with Pete Morse - Mixing for Video, Sketchy Contractors, Working From Home, Camaraderie, and Frozen Dance Parties

    WCA #371 with Pete Morse - Mixing for Video, Sketchy Contractors, Working From Home, Camaraderie, and Frozen Dance Parties

    My guest is Pete Morse, who runs Red Vault Audio in Portland, Maine. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Portland Studios

    Red Vault Audio

    WWF

    Working From Home

    Building a Studio at Home

    Studio Build Details

    Sketchy Contractors

    Camaraderie

    Mixing for Video

    Stock Music Creation

    Perfectionism

    MTV Influence

    Pink Floyd

    0% Financing

    Streamdeck

    Worklife Balance

    Frozen Dance Partys

    SBA Counseling

    Family Communication


    Matt's Rant: More Backup Talk!Links and Show Notes

    Pete's Studio

    Pete on Instagram

    Pete on Linkedin

    Synology 

    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos


    Credits

    Guest: Pete Morse


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    WCA #370 with Nikki McGuinness - Farm Life, Studio Building, Thinking on Your Feet, Pygmy Goats, and Falling Off Ladders

    WCA #370 with Nikki McGuinness - Farm Life, Studio Building, Thinking on Your Feet, Pygmy Goats, and Falling Off Ladders

    My guest is Songwriter / Engineer / Producer Nikki McGuinness, who runs Creation X Recording based on a farm in Berkshire, England.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Farm Life

    Building a Studio

    Contractors

    Open Recording Spaces

    Learning to Record

    The Corporate World

    Low-Grade Depression

    Health Issues

    Thinking on Your Feet

    Pygmy Goats

    Loving Life

    Ladders

    Creative ventures

    Choosing Gear

    Sylvia Massey


    Matt's Rant: Capturing Stories
    Links and Show Notes

    Nikki's Studio

    MX80 Sound

    Mike Wells on WCA #113

    Rob Christensen

    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos

    Leave Matt a message.


    Credits

    Guest: Nikki McGuinness


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 53 min
    WCA #369 with Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein- Dolby Atmos, Gear Purchases, Audio Janitors, and Breaking Into Matts' House

    WCA #369 with Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein- Dolby Atmos, Gear Purchases, Audio Janitors, and Breaking Into Matts' House

    My guests today are former WCA guests Heidi Trefethen and Ben Bernstein. Heidi is a French Hornist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and sought-after sound engineer. Ben is a producer, engineer, and mixer based in Oakland, California.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Dolby Atmos

    Studios Vs. Covid

    Future Sessions

    Skywalker Sound

    Gear Purchases

    Studio Ownership

    Breaking Into Matt's House

    Gear Lending Library

    Broken Guitars

    Mountain Music

    Great Musicians

    Getting Along

    Audio Janitors

    Matt's Rant: Mixing it Up!
    Links and Show Notes

    Heidi on WCA #293


    Ben On WCA #260 & WCA #055


    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos


    Credits

    Guest: Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    WCA #368 with Wavy Wayne - Thinking Bigger Picture, One Bad Night, Audio Education, Social Media Advice, and 7 AM Algebra

    WCA #368 with Wavy Wayne - Thinking Bigger Picture, One Bad Night, Audio Education, Social Media Advice, and 7 AM Algebra

    My guest is mixing engineer and audio educator Wavy Wayne, who has worked with Jim Jones, Future, Ashanti, Yo Gotti, Dave East, and many more. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    St. Louis

    Discovering Music

    Being a Kid Rapper

    Positive Studio Exposure

    Stage Fright

    Sony Acid

    Education

    7 AM Algebra

    One Bad Night

    Getting Kicked Out of Full Sail

    Surviving in New York

    Audio Education

    School Debt

    Thinking Bigger Picture

    Teaching in St. Louis

    Social Media Advice


    Matt's Rant: Clear the Clutter!
    Links and Show Notes

    Wavy Wayne's Site

    Wavy Wayne on Instagram

    Label Maker

    Adobe Scan

    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos


    Credits

    Guest: Wavy Wayne


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 53 min
    WCA #367 with Brad Dollar - Moving to Nashville, Getting Work, Classic Money Mistakes, Survival, and Time Travel Retrospective

    WCA #367 with Brad Dollar - Moving to Nashville, Getting Work, Classic Money Mistakes, Survival, and Time Travel Retrospective

    My guest is producer, engineer, and coach Brad Dollar who has worked with Bob Weir, Journey, G-Eazy, and Parmalee. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Moving to Nashville

    Coaching

    Transition of Culture

    Music Business

    Competition

    Buying a House

    Getting Work

    Bay Area vs. Nashville

    Recording School

    Mentors

    Grammy U

    Survival

    Classic Money Mistakes

    Managing Money Tip

    Time Travel Retrospective

    Just Ask

    Advice For Newbies


    Matt's Rant: Do We Really Need A Website?
    Links and Show Notes

    solo.to

    Brad's Site

    Brad's YouTube Channel

    Brad on Instagram

    WCA #360 Bryan Mathison

    WCA #100 Steven Hart

    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos


    Credits

    Guest: Brad Dollar


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 59 min
    WCA #366 with Perry Leenhouts - Anything is Possible, US & Europe Comparison, Punk Rock Lessons Learned, and Living in an Abandon School.

    WCA #366 with Perry Leenhouts - Anything is Possible, US & Europe Comparison, Punk Rock Lessons Learned, and Living in an Abandon School.

    My guest is Perry Leenhouts, producer, engineer, and owner of Point Break Sound Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Perry is also a member of the band, The Travoltas. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Point Break Sound

    Welfare State

    US & Europe Comparison

    The Travoltas

    Pop Rock Lessons Learned

    Working with Others

    Being in The Van

    From Drummer to Engineer

    Living in an Abandon School

    Public Radio Internship

    Anything is Possible

    Stockholm

    Shared Space

    Marketing

    Finances

    Taxes


    Matt's Rant: Another Dolby Atmos Update
    Links and Show Notes

    Grace M908

    WCA Reverb Shop

    Perry's Studio

    The Travoltas

    Perry on Instagram

    WCA on Instagram

    Connect with Matt on Linkedin

    Current sponsors & promos


    Credits

    Guest: Perry Leenhouts


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    Engineer: Matt Boudreau


    Producer: Matt Boudreau


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Guthtaigh ,

Honestly the best.

Love the relaxed feel of this show. It’s like a fireside chat. Matt is a great host, the guests are always interesting. A great listen for those of us who make our livings on the other side of the glass.

thecrushingdays ,

An invaluable resource

I discovered these a couple years back, and as a noob to the audio roundtable, these episodes have been an invaluable resource for information and inspiration.

oddiomixer ,

Binge-Worthy

Not only is the WCA podcast the start of my week, but I've found myself binge listening through the archives on weekends. Whether from Matt, or one of his guests, or both-----I get something out of every episode!

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