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Lij Shaw Interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insights from the recording studio. So that you can take your recordings to the next level and become a rockstar of the recording studio yourself! - Guests: Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...
 
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My guest today is Bryan Cook a Los Angeles based mixer working in the studio world for the past 20 years. Bryan grew up just outside of Philadelphia, playing the saxophone. A book of Charlie Parker solos became the initial inspiration to pursue music on a deeper level experiencing the studio for the first time in high school and he went on to atten…
 
My guest today is Jamie Lidell a Grammy nominated self described Soul Scientist who has been making all manner of noise since he was a teen. His early outpourings were purest of techno until, rather unexpectedly, his voice emerged and he discovered a live looping style that took him around the world as a solo act opening as a one-man show for Beck,…
 
My guest today is Craig Parker Adams who in 1997 was lucky enough to take over a historic recording space in Hollywood Ca which would become known as Winslow Ct. Studio. The studio's original history was said to be one of the oldest audio recording studios in the world for film dating back to the early 1900's. At one time it was an RCA location as …
 
My guest today is Randy LeRoy a musician, engineer, A&R, and mastering engineer in Nashville TN and Takoma Park Maryland. A graduate of the recording program at Middle Tennessee State University (also my alma mater) he got his first gig cutting publishing demos on Nashville’s “Music Row” in CBS Song’s basement studio, editing radio spots on ¼” tape…
 
My guest today is Malcolm Springer an arranger, writer, engineer, producer, and mixer living in Nashville TN working in a studio cottage at the previously named House of Blues Studios (now East Iris Studios under Universal Music Group). Malcolm has worked with many artists and genres in his career including Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Isaac Hayes…
 
My guest today is Frank Filipetti a Six-time Grammy winner and world-renowned music producer, engineer and mixer. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, and based in New York since 1971, Frank was one of the first engineers to embrace digital mixing. His early credits include his first number one album, Foreigner’s “Agent Provocateur” which included the sin…
 
My guest today is Dorian Heartsong an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. As an artist, Heartsong is currently playing bass for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening. He is also well known for his Bass work in Powerman 5000 from inception in 1990 until late 2001. Constant touring with bands such as…
 
My guest today is Jay Messina who grew up in Brooklyn, NY finding his first gig at Don Elliott’s studio using Les Paul’s one inch, 8 track machine. He then went to A & R Studios for 4 years, and the next 15 years at Record Plant NY recording all genres of music including Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, and lots more. His studio today is called West E…
 
My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies. Colin began his career playing drums in the …
 
My guest today is Micah Tawlks a producer, mixer and all around music enthusiast based in Nashville TN. He began producing and mixing in 2011 and has worked with artists such as Louis Prince, Coin, Liza Anne, Hayley Williams, Halfnoise, The Brook & The Bluff, The Lone Bellow and Molly Parden. Tawlks grew up in Sacramento California and relocated to…
 
My guest today is Quentin Gilkey known to friends as ‘Q’, who began his music career on the performance side with a background in classical and jazz piano. He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also honed his skills as an engineer. He moved west to Los Angeles and had an internship at Ocean Studios before la…
 
My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota. Colin and his wife Laura co-front the indie rock band Good Night Gold Dust, which has released five albums, toured the Midwest, shared stages with national and internationally touring acts, and gained critical acclaim from M…
 
My guest today is Graham Waks (wax) a drummer, engineer, and producer originally from California now living in Nashville TN who has been playing the drums for 12 years and teaching six. His recording studio is called Left + Right Music and he also runs Music City Acoustics designing and building acoustic panels for home studios. While he absolutely…
 
My guest today is Stephen Kelly a songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer from Dublin, Ireland. His mission is to help musicians and engineers create stream-worthy music without spending a fortune on gear. He has produced and mixed music for independent and major label artists, as well as producing award-winning audio for animated series, Fortune…
 
My guest today is Pierre de Reeder who spreads his time between making records as a commercial studio owner at 64 Sound and its affiliated production room facilities, inhabiting the occasional role as a solo artist or player in various projects, running his indie record label Little Record Company, and managing all things Rilo Kiley… a band for whi…
 
My guest today is Paul "Willie Green" Womack a producer, engineer and sonic artist, Paul "Willie Green" Womack has built a discography boasting names such as Wiz Khalifa, The Alchemist, The Roots, Billy Woods, ELUCID and many more, and established himself as one of the top names in independent Hip-Hop & R&B. Currently residing in Brooklyn NY, Womac…
 
My guest today is Jaimeson Durr a San Francisco Bay Area Top Billboard charting recording engineer, mixer and producer that works on a variety of music genres from legends like, Sammy Hagar and his band The Circle, Chickenfoot, Megadeth, Joe Satriani, The Dead, Don Felder (The Eagles), The Head and the Heart, Dan the Automator as well as many other…
 
My guest today is Damian Taylor a six-time Grammy-nominated record producer, music mixer and programmer, songwriter, song doctor, sonic architect and explorer best known for his work with Bjork (in the studio and on stage), The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy to name a few. Damian…
 
My guest today is Justin Phelps chief engineer and designer of the Hallowed Halls recording studios in Portland OR. He began his career in 1996 at San Fransisco’s famed Coast Recorders where he worked as a house engineer and received considerable guidance from a chief engineer/producer John Cuniberti and studio owner/gear guru Dan Alexander as well…
 
My guest today is Geoff Daking who grew up playing in local bands before attending American University which he ultimately left to join the NY based Mercury artist Blues Magoos to play the drums in 1966 (I was born in 1967). Between ‘66 and ’69, they recorded four albums, two of which were platinum, and a top-five single, “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet”…
 
My guest today is Clint Murphy a multi-platinum, award-winning producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician. He has worked on records as diverse as Manic Street Preachers, Enter Shikari, RØMANS, and 50 Cent, racking up hits both in the UK and internationally. UK chart successes include recording and mixing No.2 album ‘Half Way There’, for En…
 
My guest today is Howard Bilerman, a GRAMMY and Juno awarded musician, sound engineer & record producer who has been recording bands for over 30 years. As co-owner & head engineer of the hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal, Bilerman has enjoyed working with some of Canada’s most talented artists, as well as others from The USA, The UK, France,…
 
My guest today is Jay Tooke an Award-winning, Canadian born producer, songwriter, and musician who moved to Nashville back in 2012. Having gotten his start as a working musician at the age of 17 some of his earliest memories are of plunking out melodies by ear on the family’s piano, but it was the intro to Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” that lit …
 
My guest today is Jessica Thompson a GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservation specialist, and educator. She has digitized, restored, and revived historic recordings for artists ranging from jazz pianist Erroll Garner to blues and folk revolutionary Barbara Dane, from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia to proto punk ba…
 
My guest today is Wes Little one of Nashville’s most adaptable and multi-faceted drummers, as well as a top flight arranger, producer and songwriter. Wes was trained in performance and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and shaped by years of studio and stage work with major acts. Currently a first call session drummer in Nashville, Wes h…
 
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