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Are you an audio professional or want to be one? Do you want to know how other audio professionals got to where they are? Do you love recording but want to know about more than just gear? Learn how to survive and thrive as an audio professional. The Working Class Audio PodcastNavigating the World of Recording with a Working Class Perspective. 

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Are you an audio professional or want to be one? Do you want to know how other audio professionals got to where they are? Do you love recording but want to know about more than just gear? Learn how to survive and thrive as an audio professional. The Working Class Audio PodcastNavigating the World of Recording with a Working Class Perspective. 

    WCA #323 with David Gnozzi - MixBusTV, Bodybuilding, Horror Movies, Marvel Comics, and Knowing Your Limits

    WCA #323 with David Gnozzi - MixBusTV, Bodybuilding, Horror Movies, Marvel Comics, and Knowing Your Limits

    My guest today is producer/engineer/mixer David Gnozzi. Originally from Tuscany and now living in Los Angeles, David hosts the very popular MixBusTV channel on YouTube and works in a variety of genres.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    MixBusTV

    Tuscany

    Moving to LA

    Dave Pensado

    Being Bullied

    Metal and Rage

    Marvel Comics

    At Home In The US

    Trial and Error

    Being a Virgo

    Bodybuilding

    Self Discipline

    Misinformation

    False Expectations

    Bella Kelly

    Irons in the Fire

    Dead Lifting

    Health

    Knowing Your Limits

    Horror Movies

    Gear Distractions


    Matt's Rant: Time Travel
    Links and Show Notes


    David's Site: davidgnozzimixing.com



    MixBus TV SIte: Mixbustv.com



    MixBusTV on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2ZDYrx2



    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: David Gnozzi


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 56 min
    WCA #322 with Matthew Rifino - NBC's The Today Show, Union Work, Mixing Bands, Home Studio Build, and Free Wood

    WCA #322 with Matthew Rifino - NBC's The Today Show, Union Work, Mixing Bands, Home Studio Build, and Free Wood

    My guest today is Matthew Rifino who is a music mixer for NBC's The Today Show as well as a freelance engineer. Matthew has worked with so many top names in music it would be futile to list them all here. That said, he is a 5 Time Emmy Award Winner for his mixing work in television.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    New Jersey Upbringing

    Don Mcclean

    Recording Lessons

    Pushing Boundaries

    Influence of Grandparents

    Tony Bongiovi/Power Station

    Five Towns College

    911's Effect on Studios

    Mixing Bands

    NBC's The Today Show

    40 Hours a Week

    Working with Major Bands

    Hierarchy of Union Audio

    Covid Effects On Work

    Stress Level

    Freelance Work

    Home Studio Build

    Early to Bed

    Early to Rise

    Being Healthy

    Freedom From Discipline

    Mixing

    Free Wood

    Financial Health

    Union Work


    Matt's Rant: Tax Season
    Links and Show Notes


    Matthew on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rifinomatthew/



    Matthew's SIte: https://www.mattrifinomusicmixer.com/



    Quickbooks Self Employed: http://fbuy.me/oLXTP



    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Matthew Rifino


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 57 min
    WCA #321 with Dave Way - Pretending To Be a Beatle, Serendipitous Events, Home Studio Economics, and The Apple Farm Assassin

    WCA #321 with Dave Way - Pretending To Be a Beatle, Serendipitous Events, Home Studio Economics, and The Apple Farm Assassin

    My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Dave Way. Dave has a huge discography and a load of experience to share. He talks to us from his studio in Southern California, The Way Station.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Apple Farm Assassin

    The Nun With A Guitar

    Pretending To Be a Beatle

    Hearing Life Through Cassette

    Early Mono Recording

    Music vs. Baseball

    Berklee College of Music

    New York Studios

    Dance Remixes

    Gig Opportunities 

    Teddy Riley

    120 Hour Weeks

    Competitiveness

    Serendipitous Events

    New York Success 

    Michael Jackson

    Staying In California

    John Doe

    Genre Jumping

    Jazz

    Mixing Differences

    Home Studio Economics

    Dolby Atmos

    Working With Stars


    Matt's Rant: The Purge
    Links and Show Notes


    Dave's Site: https://www.daveway.com/



    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Dave Way


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 21 min
    WCA #320 with Sam Sherbin - The influence of Bruce Swedien, Mixing During Covid, Simple Setups, Meditation, and 99 cent Pizzas

    WCA #320 with Sam Sherbin - The influence of Bruce Swedien, Mixing During Covid, Simple Setups, Meditation, and 99 cent Pizzas

    My guest today is New York-based mix engineer Sam Sherbin. Sam studied under the late great Bruce Swedien and Manny Marroquin. Sam is also behind the podcast called In The Zone.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Studying with a Bruce Swedien

    Listening to Thriller with Bernie Grundman and Bruce 

    Sonic Personality

    Dropping Out

    99 cent pizzas

    Mixing During Covid

    Pivoting into Podcasting

    Management

    The Money Talk

    Meditation

    Mental Health

    Simple Setups

    Balancing


    Matt's Rant: Revisiting Audio Minimalism
    Links and Show Notes


    Sam's site: https://www.samsherbin.com/


    Sam on Instagram: @samsherbinmusic


    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Sam Sherbin


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 53 min
    WCA #319 with Michael Brauer - Total Clarity, Mixing From Your Heart, Transcendental Meditation, Forgetting Balance, and Having a Great Team

    WCA #319 with Michael Brauer - Total Clarity, Mixing From Your Heart, Transcendental Meditation, Forgetting Balance, and Having a Great Team

    My guest today is Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael has worked with Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, My Morning Jacket, and Bob Dylan, to name a few. 

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Speaking French with Mom

    Playing in Bands

    Drummer/Soundman

    Total Clarity

    Working in Shipping

    Being Ready to Help

    Regional Sounds

    Daytime Jingles

    Luther Vandross

    Dancing

    Going to England

    Shaving the Mustache

    Producing

    Fear of Sounding Like Others

    Greg Calbi

    Self Evaluation

    Focusing on Mixing

    Audience Acceptance

    Forgetting Balance

    Mixing From Your Heart

    Mix Revisions

    Having a Great Team

    Bike Racing

    Transcendental Meditation

    Eating Well

    Work/Life Balance


    Matt's Rant: Client Communication
    Links and Show Notes


    Michael's Site: https://www.mbrauer.com/



    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Michael Brauer


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 1 hr 25 min
    WCA #318 with Andy D. Park - Idealism, Making Mistakes, Persistence, and TV Detectives

    WCA #318 with Andy D. Park - Idealism, Making Mistakes, Persistence, and TV Detectives

    My guest today is Seattle-based producer-engineer Andy D. Park. Andy has worked with Death Cab for Cutie, John Van Deusen. K Flay, The Deftones, Alice in Chains, Pearl jam, and Soundgarden. He talks to us from his freshly built studio at his home in Seattle.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Idealism

    Recording Schools

    Making Mistakes

    Tucson to Seattle

    Persistence

    Learning Lessons

    The Beauty of Seattle

    Working at a Bookstore

    Eddie Vedder

    Freelancing

    Obama Care

    24 Hours with Chance the Rapper & Skrillex

    Building a Home Studio

    Full Circle with The Def Tones

    Making a Living As An Engineer

    TV Detectives

    Learning To Take a Break

    Planning Your Finances

    Emotion over Fidelity


    Matt's Rant: Spreading the Work
    Links and Show Notes


    Andy's Site: http://www.andyparkrecording.com/



    WCA on Instagram: @working_class_audio



    Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/



    Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/



    Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw



    Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP



    Credits:


    Guest: Andy D. Park


    Host: Matt Boudreau 


    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 


    Announcer: Chuck Smith


    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau


    Additional Music: The License Lab

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

dkirkmetal ,

Education and Experience

Working Class Audio has become my new go to Podcast. Its becoming addicting i'm learning so much from professions with real indepth experience. I have a Recording and Enginerring Diploma and one class away from receieving my Associates Degree in Mass Communication. Somewhere along the way from the years that have gone by I have lost touch with myself and my dreams. Tired of working at a job a hate that has nothing to do with my education. This podcast along with others i listen to is motivating me to re-educate myself in what i learned in school. Working Class Audio is full of gems from information about everything that has to do with audio. I recommend this podcast to anyone recording, producing, mixing, enginerring music live sound, game and movie audio, commercials etc...

cswahlbrink ,

Amazing

This podcast is a treat. Matt has a way of discovering the practical aspects at work with successful audio professionals. Absolutely love this pod.

JazzGuit ,

Great Podcast

This is a really well done podcast. Interesting guests and a well-informed host. I like that the focus is on big picture things rather than gear.

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