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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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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 #495 with Elliot Vaughan - City of Black Sabbath, Music In the House, Mission Impossible Night, and Persistent Learning

    WCA #495 with Elliot Vaughan - City of Black Sabbath, Music In the House, Mission Impossible Night, and Persistent Learning

    My guest today is Bristol, UK-based producer and mixer Elliot Vaughan, who has worked on projects by Frank Turner, Jason Ringenberg, Spunge, Ugly Kid Joe, Sonic Boom 6, The Wildhearts, Masca, and Hectares. Elliot is also an MPG Awards 2024 Breakthrough Producer Of The Year Nominee.
    In this episode, we discuss

    Bristol

    Miles to Kilometers Conversion

    City of Black Sabbath

    Birmingham Heavy Metal Roots

    Born Near John Bonham

    Mom's Bank to Nurse Career

    Dad's Ever-Changing Jobs

    Peacefully Divorced Parents

    Music In the House

    Piano Practice

    Hated Old Piano Teacher

    Drum Lessons to Escape Math

    Parents' Divorce Silver Lining

    Drums vs Piano

    Early Band Touring Adventures

    Recording Studio Misfit

    Mission Impossible Night

    Pro Tools Learning Struggles

    Band Tour Realization Moment

    Day Job at Museum

    Begging for Studio Time

    Faked Experience for Bands

    Building Reputation

    Persistent Learning


    Matt's Rant: Change of Heart
    Links and Show Notes
    Elliots site

    Credits

    Guest: Elliot Vaughan

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

       

    • 1 hr 10 min
    WCA #494 with Aaron C Schroeder - Battle of the Bands, Palm Pilot Payment, Recording a Scene, and The Return to Physical Goods

    WCA #494 with Aaron C Schroeder - Battle of the Bands, Palm Pilot Payment, Recording a Scene, and The Return to Physical Goods

    My guest today is Producer/Engineer Aaron C Schroeder, who has worked on projects for Willie Nelson, Hotegaia, Hallows, Arden Leas, Sharkie, Coasthouse Materials, and Hollow Earth Radio.
    In this episode, we discuss

    Texas Upbringing

    Roller Blading & Silverchair

    Battle of the Bands

    Early Recording Experiments

    Recording School

    Studio Watchdog

    Recording Willie Nelson

    Palm Pilot Payment

    Recording at Home

    Mell Dettmer

    Moving to Seattle

    Working In a Gay Porn Store

    Recording a Scene

    Landlord Challenges

    Recording in A Former Strip Club

    Running a Basement Studio

    The Fugazi Ethos

    Don Zientara

    Diversification of Audio

    Podcasting Gigs

    The Return to Physical Goods

    Patreon Page

    Audio for Film

    Business Manager Role

    Chuck Vanderbilt


    Matt's Rant: Not Missing Out on Life
    Links and Show Notes

    Jacob Sciba on WCA #263


    Steve Chadie on WCA #245 / #487


    Alan Evans on WCA #133 /#328


    The Altec Bird Cage

    Aaron's Patreon

    Aaron's Site

    Credits

    Guest: Aaron C Schroeder

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

       

    • 1 hr 37 min
    WCA #493 with William Garrett - Stereo Under the Stairs, Tossing X-Rays, After Hours Recording, Producing for Spotify, Hugging Smokey Robinson, and Burt Bacharach's Jacket

    WCA #493 with William Garrett - Stereo Under the Stairs, Tossing X-Rays, After Hours Recording, Producing for Spotify, Hugging Smokey Robinson, and Burt Bacharach's Jacket

    My guest today is Producer, Engineer & Mixer William Garrett. William has worked with a LARGE amount of people! That's includes Esperanza Spalding, Grouplove, John Legend, The Head and the Heart, Migos, Zara Larsson, The Shins, Max Richter, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, TLC, Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus, Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, The National, Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Luke Combs, Jack White, The Raconteurs, Cyndi Lauper, John Cale, Conor Oberst, New Kids On The Block, Michael Monroe, Jennifer Lopez, John Waite, Slayer, Brandi Carlile, Def Leppard, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Shawn Mendes, Mac Miller, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Jon Batiste, Vampire Weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alicia Keys, The Lumineers, Alanis Morissette, Black Pumas, James Blake, Finneas, Arlo Parks, Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Samara Joy, Molly Tuttle, and Margot Price........to name a few! 
    In this episode, we discuss

    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    Tobacco Leaves 

    A Great Childhood

    Stereo Under the Stairs

    Early Musical Influences

    Wipeout!

    Playing Coffee Houses

    Tossing X-Rays

    Sound on Sound Recording

    Boarding School in Maine

    The World of Jingles

    Nashville Sessions

    Political Science and Economics

    Berklee College of Music

    Networking

    Working as a Janitor

    Driving Cabs on the Side

    Burt Bacharach's Jacket

    Tape Copy Guy

    Alpha Media Records

    After Hours Recording

    House Sound Guy

    Recording band Demos

    The Norah Jones Story

    Changing Technology

    Presence and Perseverance

    Jolly Automatic

    Slayer

    The Black Crowes

    Rick Ruben

    Ed Stasium

    George Drakoulius

    Hugging Smokey Robinson

    Producing Artists for Spotify

    Getting Laid Off

    Going back to Freelance

    Being Grateful


    Matt's Rant: Going the Extra Mile
    Links and Show Notes

    William on Linkedin

    William on Instagram

    William's Linktree

    Credits

    Guest: William Garrett

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

       

    • 1 hr 39 min
    WCA #492 with Toby Campen - Mastering Mindset, Switching Lanes, Keeping Rates Up, Human Interaction, and Taking Care of Yourself

    WCA #492 with Toby Campen - Mastering Mindset, Switching Lanes, Keeping Rates Up, Human Interaction, and Taking Care of Yourself

    My guest today is Mastering Engineer Toby Campen, based in Brighton, UK, who has worked with Black Pines, Everyday Saints, The Endearing, Young Empress, Thorisson, Bekimachine, Rodney Cromwell, Daniel Hugh, Gemma Cullingford, The Droppers Neck, and Pixelstorm.
    In this episode, we discuss

    Growing up in Essex

    Recording His Band

    Crappy College Studio

    Liner Note Reading

    Recording Local Bands

    Book Heavy Recording Classes

    Archiving

    Mixing for Film and TV

    Mastering Mindset

    Switching Lanes

    Setting Up a Business

    Going Part Time

    Help From Wierd Jungle

    Inspiration from Justin Perkins

    Inspiration from Glenn Schick

    Early Mistakes

    Keeping Rates Up

    Travis Ference 

    AI Considerations

    Getting Clients

    The Tube

    Human Interaction

    Social Media Messaging

    Audio Minimalism

    Taking Care of Yourself

    Standup/Sit Down

    Production Expert


    Matt's Rant: Net 30 and Beyond
    Links and Show Notes
    TobyCampen.com

    Credits

    Guest: Toby Campen

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

       

    • 1 hr 1 min
    WCA #491 with Bruno Barcella - Brothers Influence, Attraction of Tape, Laundry Room Recording, Importance of Family, and Music in Sarnico, Italy

    WCA #491 with Bruno Barcella - Brothers Influence, Attraction of Tape, Laundry Room Recording, Importance of Family, and Music in Sarnico, Italy

    My guest today is Producer/ Recording and Mixing Engineer Bruno Barcella, based in Sarnico, Italy, who has worked with The Peawees, Bee Bee Sea, Faz Waltz, The Manges, Dahlmanns, Kurt Baker, Gluts, The Apers, Freez, and Zatopeks.
    In this episode, we discuss

    Sarnico, Italy

    Brothers Influence

    American Music 

    Playing Drums

    Recording in Middle School

    Punk Rock Bands

    The Attraction of Tape

    Sense of Community

    Vasco Rossi

    60's Girl Groups

    Power Pop

    Laundry Room Recording

    Becoming a Studio Partner

    Mixing at Home

    Big Tree Studio

    Live Sound

    The Weird Jungle Influence

    Trading Sticks for Faders

    Importance of Family

    Grumpy Live Sound People

    Rates

    Steve Albini


    Matt's Rant: Reflecting on Steve Albini

    Links and Show Notes

    Steve Albini on WCA

    MX80 Sound (mentioned in Rant)

    Bruno's Site

    Bruno's Collective

    https://wildhoneyrecords.bandcamp.com/

    Big Tree Studio

    Weird Jungle


    Credits

    Guest: Bruno Barcella

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

         

    • 1 hr
    WCA #490 with Joe Bagale, AKA Otis McDonald - Music with Family, San Francisco, The Creation of Otis McDonald, Hyde Street Studios, Pandemic Recording, and Working 9-5

    WCA #490 with Joe Bagale, AKA Otis McDonald - Music with Family, San Francisco, The Creation of Otis McDonald, Hyde Street Studios, Pandemic Recording, and Working 9-5

    My guest today is artist, producer, engineer, mixing, and mastering engineer Joe Bagale, AKA Otis McDonald, who has worked with Aloe Blacc, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eric Krasno, King Canyon, Nicholas Payton, Son Little, Nigel Hall, and Adam Deitch.

    In this episode, we discuss

    Growing up in Rochester

    Music Teacher Dad

    Attic Studio

    Music with Family

    Playing Drums

    Bill Clinton on Sax

    Recording Lessons from Dad

    Home Recording

    Steve Gadd

    Eastman School of Music

    Moving to San Francisco

    Intro to Pro Tools

    Coast Recorders

    Jazz Mafia

    Connecting the Dots

    Becoming a Producer

    Micky Hart Band

    YouTube Library

    Identity Crisis

    The Creation of Otis McDonald

    Facebook Sound Collection

    Pandemic

    Royalties

    Song a Week

    Hyde Street Studios

    Working 9-5

    The New Music Industry

    Financial Philosophy

    Pandemic Recording


    Matt's Rant: Another Habit Talk
    Links and Show Notes

    From Matt's Rant Mike Seniors Multitracks


    Joe's Site


    Sebastian Richard on WCA


    Michael Romanowski on WCA


    Alberto Hernandez on WCA


    Alan Evans on WCA


    Nino Moschella on WCA


    Pedal mentioned in interview


    Credits

    Guest: 

    Host: Matt Boudreau

    Engineer: Matt Boudreau

    Producer: Matt Boudreau

    Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

    WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

    Announcer: Chuck Smith 

         

    • 1 hr 26 min

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