WCA #499 with Stephen Kerrison - Touring to Mastering, Weird Jungle, Liverpool Music Scene, Instilling Confidence, Listening, and The Importance of Taste in Mastering
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1w ago
My guest today is UK-based mastering engineer Stephen Kerrison, known for his work with Petbrick, Ditz, Charles Watson, Jake Isaac, Lleo, and Liz Lawrence. This is Stephen's second appearance on Working Class Audio, his first being WCA #413 alongside Katie Tavini, a fellow Weird Jungle Mastering Collective member. In this episode, we discuss Weird Jungle Collective Update Liverpool Music Scene Evolution Working Under a Record Shop From Touring to Mastering Collective's Structural Changes Industry's Financial Realities Instilling Confidence Balancing Creativity and Technique Musicians' Record ..read more
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WCA #497 with Danny Reisch - Dallas Childhood Memories, Back to the Future, Daytrotter Sessions, Austin Music Scene, Moving to LA, and Making Records on Cassette 8 Tracks.
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3w ago
My guest today is Los Angeles-based Producer/Mixer/Engineer/Drummer Danny Reisch, who has worked on projects for Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Khruangbin, Barns Courtney, White Denim, Other Lives, Shearwater, Sun June, Tele Novella, Intocable, Halo video game ( last 3 seasons), The Green Knight score (a24), Disney Peter Pan score, Interview With The Vampire score, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, The Zombies, Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff, Father John Misty and many more. In this episode, we discuss Dallas Childhood Memories Early Band Experiences Four Track Beginnings Michael Jackson Obses ..read more
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WCA #496 with Don Zientara - Historical Significance, Studio Relocation, Curated Gear Choices, Surfing, and Staying Young, and Back to the Basement Where It All Started
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1M ago
My guest today is the return of producer/engineer/mixer Don Zientara. Don has been highly influential in the D.C. hardcore music scene for over 30 years for his work with iconic punk and rock bands, including Fugazi, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Jawbox, and The Evens. His contributions have been pivotal in shaping the sound of many Dischord Records artists. In this episode, we discuss Studio Relocation New Basement Setup Historical Recordings Studio Gear Changes Analog to Digital Shift Compact Studio Space Recording Challenges and Success Microphone Selection Strategy Digital Console Benefits Ou ..read more
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WCA #495 with Elliot Vaughan - City of Black Sabbath, Music In the House, Mission Impossible Night, and Persistent Learning
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1M ago
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' D ..read more
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WCA #494 with Aaron C Schroeder - Battle of the Bands, Palm Pilot Payment, Recording a Scene, and The Return to Physical Goods
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1M ago
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 Divers ..read more
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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
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1M ago
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 ..read more
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WCA #492 with Toby Campen - Mastering Mindset, Switching Lanes, Keeping Rates Up, Human Interaction, and Taking Care of Yourself
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1M ago
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 Gl ..read more
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WCA #491 with Bruno Barcella - Brothers Influence, Attraction of Tape, Laundry Room Recording, Importance of Family, and Music in Sarnico, Italy
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2M ago
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 Impo ..read more
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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
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2M ago
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 ..read more
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WCA #489 with BZ Lewis - Big Spring, TX, Tumbleweed Smith, Outlier Status, Prophetic Dreams, and The Yellow Page Crowd
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2M ago
My guest today is Composer/Producer/Engineer BZ Lewis who has worked on projects for Blame Sally, Roberta Flack, MTV, Microsoft, Mapplethorpe, World Poker Tour, Dateline, All My Children, The Shield, and Guitar Hero to name just a few.  In this episode, we discuss The Origin of BZ Big Spring, TX Tumbleweed Smith Reel to Reel Duplication Outlier Status David Koresh UT Austin Guilt Over Leaving Music Prophetic Dreams Starting a Production Company Making a Movie Moving From Texas Easily Digital Audio Riding a Bike San Francisco Studio Working in a Mall Music Store Media Creature Luck POPTUN ..read more
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