Working Class Audio
Working Class Audio
Working Class Audio
Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice.  Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.
WCA #479 with Richard Carrasco - Punk Rock, Electrical Engineering, Sync Libraries, Lame Contractors, and New Studio Construction
My guest today is Producer/Engineer/Composer/Mixer Richard Carrasco, who runs FullWave Studios in Eastvale, California. In this episode, we discuss South Los Angeles Weekend Cleaning Middle Child Playing Guitar Community College Electrical Engineering Degree Punk Rock  GODSNATAS Creating a Label Book Your Own Fucking Life Electro Magnetics US Navy Freelance Recording Garage Studio New Studio Construction Job Flexibility Haverstick Designs Lame Contractors Taking Over Construction Sync Libraries Creating Clinics Live Instruments for Libraries Matt's Rant: Update on School Links and Show Notes Fullwave on Haverstick Designs Site Fullwave Studios Site Richard on Instagram Credits Guest: Richard Carrasco Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Feb 19
59 min
WCA #478 with Javi Bañuelos - Work Ethic, Day job Balancing, Keeping the Family Happy, Tchad Blake, and Justifying Purchases
My guest today is audio engineer Javi Bañuelos, who has worked with Kayla Von Der Heide, Manantial de Fuego, Daise. , and Kiki Diago, Dreamlover.  In this episode, we discuss Victorville, CA Tchad Blake South Bay Hawthorne, CA Sibling Influence Drumming/Playing in Bands Old School Parents Work Ethic Demos to Records Mix with The Masters Losing Sleep Pricing  Payment Plans Dayjob Balancing The Railroad Communication Hearing Protection Growing the Audio Biz ATMOS Sonos Audeze HEDD Home Studio Family Dynamic Roommates and Neighbors Word of Mouth Being an Introvert Keeping the Family Happy Justifying Purchases Matt's Rant: The Cold Hard Truth Links and Show Notes Javi on Instagram Credits Guest: Javi Bañuelos  Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Feb 12
1 hr 5 min
WCA #477 LIVE From NAMM 2024 Part 2 - Imposter Syndrome, Mixing Remote, ATMOS, Self Promotion, and Carrots and Celery
WCA Live from the PMC Booth at NAMM 2024. My guest is Andrew Scheps. Andrew is a mixing and recording engineer, producer, and record label owner in the United Kingdom. Andrew's work with various artists includes Green Day, Low Roar, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hosier, My Brightest Diamond, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay Z, and Black Sabbath.  In this episode, we discuss Structure of The Day Andrew Talks to Awesome People Carrots and Celery Imposter Syndrome Not Living in LA Mixing Remote Soundflow Other Professions Mailbox Money Selling Gear Shopping for Gear ATMOS Steve Genewick Greg Penny Room Simulation/Virtualization Self Promotion Q&A Memphis Recording Scene Diversification Matt's Rant: Getting to Work Links and Show Notes PMC Andrew on Instagram Andrew on WCA #009 Andrew on WCA #300 Credits Guest: Andrew Scheps Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Feb 5
1 hr 8 min
WCA #476 LIVE From NAMM 2024 Part 1 - State of ATMOS 2024, Home Setups, Stereo Rebuilding, Catalog vs Front Line Work, and The Naysayers
WCA Live from the PMC Booth at NAMM. My guests, Steve Genewick (Paul McCartney, Robert Cray Band, Mary J Blige ) and Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins) talk all about ATMOS.  In this episode, we discuss State of ATMOS 2024 Headphones and Speakers Home Setups DIY Aspects Economics of ATMOS Stereo Rebuilding Catalog and Front Line Work Artist's and ATMOS Tracking for ATMOS The Naysayers Consumer Electronics Stereo and ATMOS at the Same Time Delivery Smaller Rooms Matt's Rant: Charting Your Own Path Links and Show Notes PMC Brad on WCA #095 Brad on WCA #280 Steve on WCA #070 Steve on WCA #324 Brad's Site Steve's Site Credits Guest: Brad Wood & Steve Genewick Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Jan 29
1 hr 3 min
WCA #475 with Brian Vibberts- Learning Everyday, Getting Fired, Building Confidence, Bruce Swedien, Networking, and Cardboard Patch Bay's
My guest is Grammy-winning recording & Mixing Engineer Brian Vibberts, who has worked on projects for Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, Disney, and Metallica.  In this episode, we discuss Portland, CT School Band Chorus Buying Vinyl Early Recording Experience NASA Shuttle Challenger Accident Switching Majors Berklee College of Music Asking to Be Paid Parents Business DJ Business Right Track Recording Learning Everyday Cardboard Patch Bay The Hit Factory Getting Fired Sony More Skills Building Confidence Bruce Swedien Being Diverse Moving to Los Angeles Over Qualified Home Studio  Navigating LA Joining Groups Networking Working From Home Dinosaurs Opportunities Star Trek Matt's Rant: Patience Links and Show Notes Brian's Site Brian on Instagram Credits Guest: Brian Vibberts Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Jan 22
1 hr 13 min
WCA #474 with Luke Argilla- Snowboarding, The Eureka Moment, Drum and Bass Music, Working in ATMOS, and Adventures in Freelancing
My guest is Luke Argilla, a Grammy-nominated Mixer / Music Producer. Luke has worked on projects by Wu-Tang Clan, Summer Walker, and Slauson Malone 1, plus he's a member of the famed Drum and Bass Group Bachelors of Science.  In this episode, we discuss Bay Area Raised Playing Guitar at 11 Punk Rock Music Communications Academy Hip Hop Snowboarding Dr. John Barsotti Analog at SF State Working in Tahoe Deciding on College The Eureka Moment Drum and Bass Music Bachelors of Science IATSE Local 16 Union Dolby Labs Working in ATMOS ATMOS in Nightclubs Adventures in Freelancing Splitting Time between LA and SF Importance of Family ATMOS in an Apartment Getting Work Matt's Rant: Networking Links and Show Notes Luke's Site Blinq Digital Bix Card Credits Guest: Luke Argilla Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Jan 15
53 min
WCA #473 with David Rideau- The Tracking Guy, The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis, Mentoring by Bruce Swedien, Staying in the Box, and Recording in Denmark
My guest is a Grammy-winning mixer/engineer, David Rideau, who has worked with Janet Jackson, Marcus Miller, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Juan Gabriel, and Boney James.  In this episode, we discuss The Louisiana Connection Growing up In Phoenix Audiophile Dad Mom's Musical Family ASU Social/Psych The Scully Tape Machine Arizona State Fair The US10 Freeway Audio Workshops West Lake Pro The Car Wash Session Mentoring by Bruce Swedien 80 hour Weeks All About Relationships The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis Recording in Denmark All Over The Map Not Being Extravagant Mixing at Home Staying in the Box ATMOS Janet Jackson ATMOS Work Stems vs Tracks No Mobile Rigs Matt's Rant: Examining the New Year 2024 Links and Show Notes David's Site Pablo Muniguia on WCA Kevin Becka on WCA Blue Zones Gut Biome Credits Guest: David Rideau Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Jan 8
1 hr 8 min
WCA #472 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 2- Operating at a High Level, Exceeding Low Expectations, Surrounded by Greatness, Being Open to Growth, and The Importance Travel
My guest is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning Recording and Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.  In this episode, we discuss Operating at a High Level Being Present in a Session Professionalism Mix Magazine Skywalker Sound George Lucas Surrounded by Greatness Knowing Your Limitations Being Open to Growth Riding Faders Institute for Recording Arts Be Yourself Finding Mentors Retirement Buying an RV The Importance of Travel Matt's Rant: Who You Spend Your Time With Links and Show Notes Leslie on Linkedin Leslie's Profile at Skywalker Sound Credits Guest: Leslie Ann Jones Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Jan 1
55 min
WCA #471 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 1- The Big Chair, Enjoying a Challenge, Cheat Sheets, The Automatt, Contributing as an Engineer, and Punching Above Your Weight
My guest is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning Recording and Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones.  In this episode, we discuss Growing up in Beverly Hills Spike Jones PA Company ABC Studios Capital Studios Education Via Hi-Fi Mags Creating Cheat Sheets The Big Chair Danny Thomas's House Going to Rehearsals Playing with Cousins Doing Live Sound Self-Taught Path Contributing as an Engineer Tascam Half Inch 4-Track Sherwood Oaks Experimental College Enjoying a Challenge West LA Music Punching Above Your Weight The Automatt Fred Catero  The Bay Area First Digital Recording Tony Williams The Great American Music Hall Freelancing Staff Recording Jobs Synching Machines Phil Ramone ISDN Matt's Rant: Taking Things off Your Plate Links and Show Notes Leslie on Linkedin Leslie's Profile at Skywalker Sound Credits Guest: Leslie Ann Jones Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Dec 25, 2023
1 hr 5 min
WCA #470 with Jeanne Montalvo - Human Jukebox, 24 Hour Engineer, Classical vs Latin Music Recording, Podcasting, and Getting Work
My guest is Audio Engineer/Producer Jeanne Montalvo, who has worked with Ivy Queen, Making Movies and Ruben Blades, Flor de Toloache, and Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, Renee Goust, Erni Lu, and Lucy Kalantari.  In this episode, we discuss Dominican Republic Settling in New York Music in Household Classically Trained  Distracted by Musicality Tendonitis Human Jukebox Georgia State Foreign Language Studies Studying in Barcelona Starting from Scratch Falling Asleep on Mackie Manuals What is a Buss? AES Paris Jim Anderson from NYU The BANNF Center Tanglewood Festival Opera Gig Doing Podcasts Live from Latino USA 24 Hour Engineer Classical vs Latin Music Recording Getting Work Being a Women in Audio Needs-Based Audio Gear Podcasting Matt's Rant: Persistence Links and Show Notes Jeanne on Linkedin Jeanne on Instagram Sara Carter WCA #194 Sara Carter WCA #382 Steve Jobs Video #1 Steve Jobs Video #2 Credits Guest: Jeanne Montalvo Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith
Dec 18, 2023
1 hr 2 min
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