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Lij Shaw

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RSR382 - Joe Armin - 4-Track Sessions, and Band Stories From the '80s With Lij Shaw

Recording Studio Rockstars

Can you really get kicked off an island? Joe shared stories of early band memories with Lij Shaw, recording to a double cassette deck and microphone, capturing great drum, bass, and guitar sounds on a 4 track in a home studio and writing cool lyrics. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com My guest today is Joe Armin, a drummer, guitarist, and songwriter and leader of the first band I ever got to play with in St Louis a college cover band called Ayatollah Joe And The Hostages. “Joe grew up in Cincinnati, and started playing piano, drums and then guitar as a kid.  He started multitracking in his basement in 4th or 5th grade. Joe got addicted to playing in bands and recording one-off tunes. In college during the mid to late 80's at Washington University in St. Louis he played music in a handful of bands, one of his first that started doing paying gigs was a covers and originals 4-piece with yours truly, Elijah Shaw.  Joe & Elijah got their first studio experience while taking a recording studio course together at college. Joe's focus quickly became writing originals. By senior year he was in a band, Dirt Cousin with friend David Gendelman, cowriting songs and starting to play dive bars and music clubs throughout the St. Louis area.  After graduating then moving back and forth between San Francisco and St. Louis Joe finally settled in San Francisco for good in 1994 where he currently works as an architect, while still playing gigs and recording at home. He started recording with a handful of friends under the name, The Aerosols, self-releasing a self-titled CD in 1999.  The music was oftentimes noisy and spacey but pop was lurking in the darkness.  It took several years for a band with a steady lineup to take form.  A trio version of The Aerosols played live in the San Francisco area and beyond from the mid-2000's until Joe's future wife, Amy Fowler joined in 2010, at first on keyboards, but eventually on second guitar and backing vocals also.  This 4-person lineup released an LP in 2014, Fake Mirror, containing angular psych songs which were less shy about embracing melody.   Amy started her own 5-piece band, Latitude, in 2014 (with herself on guitar and vocals and with Joe on drums and backing vocals) Latitude has had a couple full-length releases, the latest, Mystic Hotline, coming out in 2020 on Emotional Response records.  Meanwhile during all this time The Aerosols have continued to play live and record.  They released their third full-length, the slightly more atmospheric LP, Room for Wrong, in late 2021.  Over the last 14 years Joe has recorded and mixed all of The Aerosols recordings at his and Amy's home studio, Boring Basement Studios, located in San Francisco.  He has also recently provided guest guitar tracks on recordings by James Goode and David Gendelman.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com https://samply.app/ Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com https://MacSales.com/rockstars https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://apiaudio.com/ https://www.adam-audio.com https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/ Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0tnPb4ApUezvb4YIRa6ckM?si=0bfb8dfcaf5048cc If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/382

2hr 42mins

30 Dec 2022

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E4 From Music Producer to #1 iTunes Podcaster with Lij Shaw

Who Makes A Podcast

Podcast Quick Start Checklist: https://www.whomakesapodcast.com/start/ Full Show Notes: https://www.whomakesapodcast.com/e4/ My guest today is Lij Shaw, host of the incredibly popular Recording Studio Rockstars podcast. Lij is an award-winning and chart breaking music and podcast producer, recording engineer, musician, and owner of the Grammy awarded recording studio, The Toy Box Studio. He shares some extremely valuable insights into the technical aspects of recording a podcast, equipment best practices, how to conduct an engaging interview, and so much more.

1hr 25mins

23 Feb 2022

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Lij Shaw - Nashville Metro Tried To Shut Down His Home Studio Lij Fought And Won!!

From The West Barn: With Joe West & Mike Shimshack

Joe & Mike sit down with engineer + Toy Box Studio owner Lij Shaw Topics include... His multi year battle to keep his studio open! + the pedigree of his MCI console. The Eagles, Hotel California, The Bee Gees, How Deep Is Your Love, Joe Walsh, Rocky Mountain Way, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton + More!! "From The West Barn" is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe West & Mike Shimshack shot at The West Barn in Nashville, TN. West/Shimshack are both music industry veterans that have seen the peaks and valleys of the business over the past 30 years. Their careers have been punctuated with Grammy wins, hit songs, platinum records, tens of millions of units sold and more than their share of failure. Tune into "From The West Barn" for their take on the lifestyle and engaging conversations with some of the industries most interesting people! Nothing is off the table ~ FTWB FROM THE WEST BARN --} http://fromthewestbarn.com iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-the-west-barn-with-joe-west-mike-shimshack/id1505829573 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1POtkbPLqZGL3U85nrRaue?si=sJHpJbzYT7a9hmc9-AjsyQ LIJ SHAW --} Podcast: https://recordingstudiorockstars.com/ Website: https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/ Studio Fight Story: http://www.savehomestudios.com/ MIKE SHIMSHACK ---} Instagram: @shackjonz JOE WEST ---} Website: https://joe-west.com School: https://www.apprenticeacademy.net Instagram: @west_joe Facebook: https://facebook.com/westjoe SPONSORS ---}  HERCULES STANDS:  http://herculesstands.com/us/ SLINGSTUDIO:  https://www.myslingstudio.com/ APPRENTICE ACADEMY: http://www.apprenticeacademy.net FROM THE WEST BARN copyright 2020


8 Jan 2021

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The Studio Rats Podcast with Lij Shaw

The Studio Rats Podcast

Lij Shaw, is a chart breaking, award winning, music, and podcast producer, host of the #1 iTunes podcast Recording Studio Rockstars, and owner of Grammy awarded The Toy Box Studio, in East Nashville TN.Lij has been making records for 30 years, and has recorded artist such as Adele, Tori Amos, The Raconteurs, Paolo Nutini to name a few.In this podcast we talk to Lij about all things music and his recent battle with the city of Nashville over Studio rights.

1hr 18mins

22 Sep 2020

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EP 44: Lij Shaw (Recording Studio Rockstars)

Master Your Mix Podcast

Recently, I was a guest on episode 193 of the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast with Lij Shaw. In this episode we covered a lot of ground about the process of recording and mixing music. I also shared some of my story and background, which I haven’t previously discussed on the Master Your Mix Podcast. Thankfully, Lij was gracious enough to let me share this replay with you today so you can hear for yourself. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: The six important stages of every mix Switching from hardware to plugins Reverb vs delay The problem with looking for problems in your mix How to EQ vocals Getting the low end right in your mix How strumming techniques can make a big impact on your guitar tone Sign up for my FREE Recording Studio Workshop (taking place Sept 14-20, 2020): http://recordingstudioworkshop.com Check out and follow the Recording Studio Rockstars Podcast: RecordingStudioRockstars.com Rsrockstars.com/FB RecordingStudioRockstars.com/YT IG & Twitter: @RSROCKSTARS To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint Get your copy of The Mixing Mindset: the Step-By-Step Formula For Creating Professional Rock Mixes From Your Home Studio: http://masteryourmix.com/mixingmindsetbook/ To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android. Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

1hr 42mins

26 Aug 2020

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Episode #324 – Save Home Studios In Nashville With Lij Shaw

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

GUEST: Lij ShawSign the petition at SaveHomeStudios.comIf you live in Nashville, send an email directly to the city council at balancenashville.orgImagine that it was illegal for you to record anyone except yourself in your home studio. Imagine that you weren’t allowed to have students over to your house for lessons. Image that it was illegal to go to the home of the hairstylist down the street to get your hair cut.There actually is a pace where that’s really happening and believe it or not that place is Nashville. Yes, the Music City isn’t being being to kind to music made in home studios these days thanks to a 10 year old ordinance that forbids anyone from operating a business from their homes.Leading the charge to change this law is Lij Shaw, who not only operates a home studio where he makes his living from, but is also the host of the popular Recording Studio Rockstars podcast. Along the way Lij has recorded Grammy Award-winning performers such as John Oates, Jack White, Wilco, Adele, and the Zac Brown Band, and the Grammy-winner for Best Roots album in 2015 was mixed in his Toy Box studio.Lij told me the story of what he’s being going through for the past 5 years battling with the city.var embedVars = { epId: 45079962, backgroundColor: 'white', height: '600px', showSpeakers: true };


30 Jun 2020

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WCA #269 with Lij Shaw - Saving Home Studios, Podcasts, Creating Paid Content, Nashville Growth and The Hay Bale Studio.

Working Class Audio

Lij Shaw is the host of the podcast Recording Studio Rockstars, producer/engineer and the force behind Save Home Studios.In this episode, we discuss: Saving Home Studios Podcasts Creating Paid Content Nashville Growth The Hay Bale Studio.  Links and Show Notes: Lij's site to save home studios: http://www.savehomestudios.com/ Petition:: https://bit.ly/2w0SpLb Bill BL2019-48: https://bit.ly/31LO1Ma Rockstars of Drums: https://bit.ly/2uCPo3k The Power of Podcasting: https://bit.ly/31FG76I Matt's Reverb.com store: https://bit.ly/2Mi0Wic Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Important dates regarding the Save Home Studios campaign. February 23, 6-11 pm - Save Home Studios Songs That Wouldn't Exist Without Home Studios public awareness show at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge with Grammy-winning artist Mike Farris, Tommy Womack, and others.February 27, 4 pm - Metro Planning Commission meeting and public hearing regarding the new bill. The commission will hear from the public about their thoughts.March 5, 6:30 pm - Metro Council Meeting and public hearing for the second reading of the new bill. This is the time for people to get up and speak or simply show up in support. So they will need to know about the issue and important dates well in advance.Credits: Guest: Lij Shaw Host: Matt Boudreau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab

1hr 8mins

10 Feb 2020

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Episode 17: Lij Shaw

Somewhere Sound

A link to the document discussed in the episode: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1gu0KLW2vHwD0raQoxfgQhHiy5PgddM9C

1hr 35mins

29 Nov 2019

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Lij Shaw – Grammy Awarded Recording Engineer


Lij Shaw speaks with OWC RADiO producer and host, Cirina Catania. He shares a bit about his Grammy awarded recording studio, The Toy Box Studio in Nashville. And if that isn't enough, we also get a chance to hear about his yearly adventures with Hay Bale Studio at Bonnaroo, and his sessions with some of the world's greatest musicians! They also discuss how Lij relies on OWC gear for his workflow and he shares detailed insight on its everyday use.In This Episode00:17 - Cirina introduces Lij Shaw, a chart-breaking, award-winning music and podcast producer and the host of the podcast, Recording Studio Rockstars. Lij is also the owner of the Grammy awarded The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville, TN.07:03 - Lij describes the work that goes into doing a full studio setup for their Bonnaroo recording studio.15:32 - Lij expresses how he prefers to mix while the band performs rather than doing a lot of work in post-production.21:56 - Lij talks about his podcast, Recording Studio Rockstars, and the gears he uses for interviews and production.27:33 - Lij tells the story of how he bought a vintage MCI board console that was supposedly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to put on display.36:17 - Cirina and Lij discuss how OWC equipment helps them with their heavy workflow using storage and machine reliability.43:40 - Lij tells how he quit his two jobs in London and left to join his brother’s band in Hong Kong.50:16 - Cirina asks Lij how he handled shifting from analog to digital recording and the differences between the two.56:06 - Lij shares some of the memorable moments he’s had with musicians throughout his music industry career.63:40 - Visit Lij Shaw’s website, Toy Box Studio at toyboxstudio.com, and listen to his podcast, Recording Studio Rockstars, at recordingstudiorockstars.com.Jump to Links and ResourcesTranscriptThis is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have Lij Shaw on the line. I cannot tell you how many awards this man has won, how many groundbreaking music projects he's been involved with. And I have been doing some research also in prep for this interview. T here's just so much. Lij, welcome. I've been reading about you, been listening to some of your work, and you have an amazing history. So how are you? What's going on today? I'm doing good. It's a pleasure to be here, Cirina. And today, I don't know what date this airs, but in Nashville, it's just gorgeous outside. The summer has landed here. I think we just had the summer equinox. Every morning is beautiful, and you can mow your lawn till nine o'clock at night. That's awesome. I'm in San Diego. And it's also nice, and the hummingbirds are flying around the feeders. But I talked to a friend of mine in Berlin this morning. It's 104 degrees there. Well, that is hot. It'll get close to that at some point this summer.So you just came back, I don't know, it's recently from Bonnaroo–where you are running the Hay Bale Studio. Can you tell people what Bonnaroo is? And I love what you did with the double-wide. Oh, cool. Yeah. So this was actually my 15th year doing that. And the Bonnaroo festival is a festival of about 80,000 ticket concert goers. And then you probably have like another 20,000, and I'm sure on top of that are the staff, so you got 100,000 people who descend on Manchester, Tennessee. And at the beginning of this thing, at the birth of this thing, they basically just found a farm there that would let them start doing kind of a jam band festival. And then over the 15 to 17 years something that they've been running the festival, eventually, they just bought all this land. I don't even know the exact number, and it's so many acres of land down there that just belongs to this festival. And once a year, for about a week, it becomes like a city. I mean, it's bigger than the town that it's hosted in. But this year, I got a great statistic from somebody. And they said, "Well when you're in front of the center stage,

1hr 7mins

3 Aug 2019

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2 – Real-Life Podcast Rockstar With Lij Shaw

Unstoppable Business Podcast

Lij Shaw is a chart breaking, award winning, music, and podcast producer. He has a Grammy award winning studio called The Toy Box Studio, in East Nashville TN.


1 Jul 2019