Interview Producer Video Podcast 

Working Class Audio – WCA #185 with Joshua Brooks

Joshua Brooks is an American Producer and Audio Engineer currently serving as Hybrid Studio’s Lead Engineer in Orange County, California . He has worked with a number of top performers as well as 100’s of LA and Orange County’s rising independent artists including: Lamb of God, Trivium, Soulfly, The Diamond Light, Jessica Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Sons of Texas, Bird & The War, The Shakes and Your Favorite Color. Joshua also has several television and film credits.

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Interview Producer Rock Video Podcast 

Sweetwater Sound – GearFest 2018 Interview with Butch Walker

Grammy nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy, Butch Walker is a writer of dozens of songs with hooks that stick in your head. Rolling Stone has called Walker “one of America’s best singer-songwriters.” He’s penned choruses you want to sing along to for artists ranging from Frank Turner to Taylor Swift. He is a teller of authentic stories of exploits, predicaments, and romance that are filled with optimism and a builder of albums with no boundaries – rock, pop, Americana, singer-songwriter. Released in 2016 via Dangerbird Records, Walker’s…

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Audio Podcast Interview Producer Rock 

The Hustle – Episode 158 – Rupert Hine

After beginning his career as a challenging, almost avant garde solo artist, Rupert Hine fell into producing in the early 80s and went on to become one of the most successful of the last four decades. He’s put his signature sound on loads of classic artists, but the ones we talk about in here include Saga, The Fixx, Howard Jones, Tina Turner, Kate Bush, Eight Seconds, Thompson Twins, Underworld, Stevie Nicks, Rush and Duncan Sheik. The man is full of fascinating stories that every music lover will gobble up like manna from…

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Interview Producer Video Podcast 

Pensado’s Place – #364 Grammy Award Winning Mix Engineer, MixedByAli

We’re bringing back a Pensado favorite! Today’s guest is TDE in-house recording/mix engineer, MixedByAli. His credits include Kendrick Lamar “DAMN” / “To Pimp a Butterfly” / “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”, Nipsey Hussle “Victory Lap”, YG “Still Brazy”, Dr Dre “Compton”, Drake “Take Care”, Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines”, and many, many more. Ali drops a lot of technical gems for all the upcoming engineers out there! Tune in as we talk all things music.

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Producer Q&A Video Podcast 

Produce Like A Pro – Can you record guitar with a practice amp? | FAQ Friday

One of my favorite producers and good friend of mine is Dave Jerden. Dave did all the big Alice In Chains records, the big Jane’s Addiction records, The Offspring, you name it! Anyway, a lot of the time he was getting those massive guitar sounds with a variation of amps. He almost always favoured small amps. He’d put a 57 on the front and a 57 on the back and flip the back one out of phase. (He’d use a small open back amp.) Other Questions this week: • Can…

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Interview Producer Video Podcast 

Produce Like A Pro – How To Mix Hit Songs In-The-Box with Mark Needham

In this excerpt video of his course he shows us some of techniques he uses, one of those is a favourite of mine, using EQ and DeEssing multiple times to give the vocal air but remove harshness. He showcases a couple of plug ins like the ‘Oxford Envolution’ and shows us a handy preset that’s perfect for Toms! One of things I admire most about Mark is his no nonsense get the job done the best way possible attitude! He mixed albums on a Neve, then a SSL 4000, then…

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Interview Producer Video Podcast 

Produce Like A Pro – Andrew Wells Interview and East West Studio 3 Tour

At just 22 years old, Andrew Wells has already established himself as an incredibly skilled producer in the industry. We caught up with him at EastWest Studios in Hollywood where he had recently finished tracking Jason Mraz’s latest album. Andrew’s other recent projects include work by Meghan Trainor and Australian pop rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). Andrew spent much of his time working on Jason Mraz’s record in Studio 3 at EastWest. While Studio 3 is the smallest in the facility, it’s arguably the most famous, notably being…

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Lesson Producer Video Podcast 

Produce Like A Pro – Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix

Get the Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix cheat sheet here: https://bit.ly/2FtzVSP 1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or simply reduce the output going to your master bus from the channel fader. 2. Create Buses To Quickly and Effectively Mix Your Song 3. High Pass Properly 4. Focus and Control the Low End 5. Compression, use…

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Gear Producer Video Podcast 

Produce Like A Pro – Recording A Full Song With 1 Mic (Lewitt LCT 540 Subzero)

This is very exciting! Those of you who have been following me for a while know that one of my favorite mics that I recommend is a Lewitt LCT 550! Now, Lewitt has come out with a new mic called the “LCT 540 Subzero.” What better way to test out a new mic than to record a full song using ONLY THIS ONE MIC! The song we recorded only using the Lewitt LCT 540 Subzero is called “Nothing I Can Say.” I wrote this song with Buck Johnson, Aerosmith’s keyboard…

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Working Class Audio – WCA #175 with Adam Muñoz

Adam Muñoz has been an engineer in the Bay Area since 1991. Having joined the Fantasy Studios team as a full-time House Engineer in 2008 Adam has had the opportunity to engineer sessions for many local and national recording artists. Adam has worked with artists like Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Jason Moran, Lisa Fisher, Joanna Newsom, Ambrose Akinmusire, Bruce Cockburn, Jerry Granelli, Etienne Charles, Neal Schon, Animals As Leaders, Eric Gales, Tiffany Austin, The Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Bomba Estereo, Brad Mehldau, LaToya London, Carie Rodriguez, Rupa…

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