Category Archives for Studio Lounge Podcast

When I was an Intern: Key Lessons & Takeaways

In 2007 I spent six months interning at a world-class studio in Toronto. In this episode I break down: The big-name engineers and producers I got to meet and watch – and what I learned from them How to be the perfect intern The best technical tricks & tips I picked up along the way The […]

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Behind the Scenes of Silverstein – “Departures”

In this episode, I play some clips and tell the inside story on how the song “Departures” came together in the studio on the fly… and just in time!

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How To Alter Reality

Most of how we experience life has more to do with perception than reality. Here’s how to stop sabotaging yourself and alter reality to work in your favor.  

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FAIL: Autotune for Guitar

A few years ago, Antares (the makers of Autotune) announced their innovative “Autotune for Guitar” system. As a producer who spent hours every day just tuning alone (literally), this was an exciting new product. But the rest of the world didn’t see it that way, and product has now been discontinued. I’m very sad about […]

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Secret to connecting with industry pros

Whether you’re hoping to sit in on a session, or get connected with managers & labels, there’s a crucial principle you need to understand. Here’s how to make big connections over the long term, with two stories that illustrate it perfectly.

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A Simple Way to Accomplish More

Wanna know a really easy way to make sure you actually accomplish the things you set out to do? (it’s actually proven in studies, and I’ve seen it happen in my own life). Give it a shot!

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Why I’d Hate To Win The Lottery

I don’t buy lottery tickets, but sometimes I get them as gifts… And I’m always afraid that one of them will actually be a winner. Listen to find out why I’d hate to win the lottery!  

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Why some producers are so much more successful…

I recently surveyed dozens of bands to try and find out how they choose the producers/engineers they work with. The most common response – and top complaint – might surprise you… because it has nothing to do with your gear, space, or even quality of work. Listen to learn more.

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Something A Producer Should Never Say

When an artist finishes a take and you come on the talkback, what do you say? Many producers say the exact WRONG thing. If you’ve been hired to product a record, it’s up to YOU to guide the process and make decisions. Listen to this episode to find out what you should never say to […]

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The Best Investment You Could Ever Make

What’s the #1 investement, with the highest possible return, you could ever make? The answer is quite simple… but it will require you to think differently.

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