Category Archives for Studio Lounge Podcast

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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Don’t be afraid. Push it further.

Thanks to the abundance of questionable advice online, I’m seeing more and more mixers being held back by their own thinking. Have you ever been worried that you’re using too much EQ and backed it off to make yourself feel better? Do you find your mixes a little dull and lifeless when you compare them to […]

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How to OWN Your Day, Feel Better and Do Your Best Work

  Over the past few weeks I’d been struggling with low energy, feeling tired all the time and a lack of motivation. I’m turning it around by getting back into the routine that sets me up to function at my peak. Check out the video for my tips on OWNING each and every day.

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Making the Leap to Full-Time Engineer/Producer

A lot of people fall in love with the dream of making music full-time. But at the end of the day, this is still a business, and most businesses fail within a few years. Here’s what it truly takes to make the switch from your day job to studio business, why so many people fail […]

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3 Mistakes I Made Producing a Silverstein Record

7 years ago I produced and engineered Silverstein’s fifth album, “Rescue.” It was my first big label project, and because of that, I put extra pressure on myself and made a few big mistakes typical of a young engineer/producer. I’m still proud of the record, but I can easily point out ways that my lack of […]

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Imitation: Make Progress Faster

We’ve all heard it said that nothing is original anymore. When you’re starting something new, the fastest way to knock over barriers and make progress is to imitate someone ahead of you. It’s ok to copy. Imitation is actually what allows you to grow and eventually develop your own unique style. That’s exactly what I’ve […]

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Double Your Audio Income with Joel Wanasek

  Joel Wanasek joins us on this special episode to give us the low-down on starting and growing your studio business. This episode covers things like how to set up your business, set your prices, and find new clients. Joel has a lot of knowledge in this area, and he’s just released a brand new […]

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#ASKJV 45: Creative panning, editing bass, losing perspective & more

In This Episode: 1 – LCR Panning and other creative panning techniques 2 – Editing bass 3 – Complimentary guitar tones 4 – How to maintain perspective when engulfed in a mix This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 44: Making mix changes, room samples, & programmed drum issues

In This Episode: 1 – Mix revisions & going down the tweaking rabbit hole 2 – Combining drum room sounds 3 – Handling drum bleed (programmed) 4 – My approach to mixing programmed drums This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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