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Rob Schnapf

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Rob Schnapf

Produce Like A Pro

Rob is an incredible producer who has worked in the music industry for decades. His credits include: Beck, Toadies, Tokyo Police Club, Elliot Smith, and lots other other influential bands and artists. This interview was recorded shortly after David Bowie died. The death of one of the greatest artists of our time led us to an in-depth conversation about the importance of art and what it means to be a true artist. Rob really is an amazing example of someone who has made amazing albums on a shoestring budget! He made Beck's "Mellow Gold" on a Foster E8 and a Roland Hard Disk recorder and the "Loser" video for $3000!

1hr 10mins

9 Jul 2019

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RSR135 - Rob Schnapf - Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile

Recording Studio Rockstars

Rob talks about getting great acoustic guitar sounds for Elliot Smith, recording Beck Loser, and much more! My guest today is Rob Schnapf, a producer making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8." Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear more from Rob:  https://open.spotify.com/user/mcdman/playlist/4zsL6rVLrX8Vid5fB8EtnH Website: http://mcdman.com/schnapf If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/135

1hr 55mins

6 Apr 2018

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WCA #099 with Rob Schnapf

Working Class Audio

Working Class Audio Session #099 with Rob Schnapf!!! Rob Schnapf has been making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8." After Elliot's death in 2003, Rob was asked by Smith's family to help sort, compile and complete the tracks that Elliot had been recording. This was released as "From A Basement On The Hill," and became Elliot's highest charting album in the US.Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In addition to his work as a producer, Rob is an accomplished mixer. He mixed the debut album by the Foo Fighters (with Rothrock), and has mixed tracks for Fidlar, Moby, Rickie Lee Jones and a Grammy-nominated album for Mavis Staples. Rob produced and mixed tracks for Kurt Vile's latest release, including the single, "Pretty Pimpin." Rob is currently producing a new album for Cass McCombs. Rob and Matt chat over Skype about business, artists, kids and the art of disguising your voice when using the talkback.

49mins

7 Nov 2016

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KNOBS – Episode 03 – Rob Schnapf

KNOBS

On this episode of Knobs, Chris and Matt discuss the life and times of the late Scott Weiland, and speak with the wonderful production talent that is Rob Schnapf. Rob is responsible for bringing Beck into the spotlight, and has worked with the likes of Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters, Guided By Voices and more.

1hr 5mins

17 Dec 2015

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