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Billy Decker

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Billy Decker - Episode 62

Trading Fours

The Nashville music engineer and producer Billy Decker joins me to talk about his new book 'Template Mixing and Mastering: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving a Professional Sound'.  Billy is one of the hottest mixers and engineers in the music business - in large part because of the speed he can mix and master his tracks.  He does that by already having templates established for his tracks.  We also talk about being friends for 35 years - way back to the days of hanging out and playing guitar in Lincoln, NE, his battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and much more.  Lastly, I premier the new theme song for the podcast, 'Kansas City' which is made up of musicians that were guests on the podcast!  They are known as the "Trading Fours All-Stars"-  Laura Ellis (Episode 28) Lead Vocals, Go-Go Ray (Episode 37) drums, Blake Eberhard (Episode 44)  bass, Tyson Leslie (Episode 23) piano and hammond B3, Bobby Harris (Episode 11) saxophone and me on guitars! www.billydecker.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Template-Mixing-Mastering-Achieving-Professional/dp/1785007491https://www.instagram.com/deckerboards/?hl=enLike and review the podcast! 


11 Apr 2021

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Episode 37 Billy Decker Presented By The Comfort Experts

The Loud Pedal Podcast

This Week On The Loud Pedal Presented The Comfort Experts We Talk to Billy Decker we do not own the rights to the music --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theloudpedal/support


2 Mar 2021

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RSR281 - Billy Decker - New Book Template Mixing & Mastering

Recording Studio Rockstars

My guest today is Billy Decker a Nashville producer, engineer, and mixer with multiple #1 hits for clients like Chris Young, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt and even George Jones.  Billy is known for his high-speed method of mixing using templates and systems for getting to the creative side of mixing immediately without getting bogged down in the tech side of mixing. He was a guest on the podcast previously on episode RSR210 and recently he has written a new book called Template Mixing and Mastering. So today we will dig deeper into Billy’s template mixing and get an introduction to what you will find in his new book. I highly recommend that you pick up the book since he does a wonderful job of breaking down every detail beautifully with images and charts to help you set up your own template for mixing in your studio. Thanks to our sponsors! Soundporter Mastering: Get your free mastering demo at https://www.soundporter.com JZ Microphones: Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZmic.com Spectra1964: https://www.spectra1964.com OWC: Other World Computing: https://www.OWC.com iZotope: iZotope.com/Rockstars code ROCK10 10% off ADAM Audio: https://www.adam-audio.com RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com Hear discography on Spotify If you love the podcast, then please Leave a review on iTunes here CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/281

2hr 3mins

22 Jan 2021

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Episode #342 – Mixer Billy Decker, Ripper Sites Coming Down, And Audio Chips About To Get Scarce

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

NEWSThe RIAA is going after 41 YouTube ripper sitesA fire at the AKM factory means audio chips are about to get scarceGUESTNashville mixer Biller DeckerCheck out his Template Mixing And Mastering bookYou can also listen to Billy on Inner Circle Podcast #197Billy Decker has mixed hits for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, George Jones and Sam Hunt, among others, that have sold over 25 million albums. Billy is different from most other mixers in that he’s able to mix extremely fast thanks to his templates that outline all the basic parameters of each instrument.To that end, Billy isn’t shy about how he does it and has recently released a book called Template Mixing And Mastering that explains his method. He’s also helped developed the Bus Glue series with Joey Sturgis Tones as well as his Drumshotz library with Drum Forge. During the interview we talked about why he started using templates, the thinking behind processing different mix elements, his plugins and drum samples, and much more.On the intro I’ll take a look at the RIAA clamping down on ripper sites, and the coming parts shortage as a result of the big AKM audio semiconductor factory fire.var podscribeEmbedVars = { epGuid: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/?p=2635', rssUrl: 'https://bobbyoinnercircle.com/feed/podcast/', backgroundColor: 'white', font: undefined, fontColor: undefined, speakerFontColor: undefined, height: '600px', showEditButton: false, showSpeakers: true, showTimestamps: true };


3 Nov 2020

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From The West Barn Podcast - Billy Decker - "The McDonald's of Mixers!"

From The West Barn: With Joe West & Mike Shimshack

Joe & Mike talk with Nashville mixing royalty & the self appointed “McDonald’s of Mixing” Billy Decker! Topics include: Mixing fast (like 1 hr per song fast), pay scales for projects, workflow and templates to save time, making clients happy, staying booked and his signature plugin with Joey Sturgis Tones plugins. "From The West Barn" is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe West & Mike Shimshack shot at The West Barn in Nashville, TN. It's available anywhere podcasts are available.  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  BILLY DECKER --}  Website: http://www.billydecker.com/ Instagram: @deckerboards FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/billy.decker.353 Billy Decker JST Plugins: https://joeysturgistones.com/search?q=billy+decker 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

1hr 2mins

28 Jul 2020

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The Deckerator with Billy Decker

Thinkin' & Drinkin'

This week on Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ Bart talks with fellow Nebraskaian, Bill Decker. Bill shares how he went from a published songwriter to an engineer, why he made the transition and what he loves most about what he does. Bill is mostly self-taught and prides himself in the speed in which he can mix. Tune in for lots of good information and as always, lots of laughs! In this episode, you’ll hearHow a criminal justice major ended up mixing over 25 #1 songs.How he mixes so fast in comparison to other mixers and his process.For the full show notes visit >> http://www.thinkinanddrinkin.com/podcast/bill-decker Head over to Instagram share about the episode today! Make sure to tag us @thinkinanddrinkinpod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

6 Apr 2020

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Billy Decker

Rockstar Dad Show

Jaret and Gary discuss so many things in this one, we can’t even keep up!Then they talk to Billy Decker, a Rockstar Dad that has mixed 14 number 1 country singles!

1hr 11mins

13 Nov 2019

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RSR210 - Billy Decker - Speed Mixing #1 Hits Inside Pro Tools

Recording Studio Rockstars

My guest today is Billy Decker originally from Nebraska. He studied criminal justice before following his calling in music to become one of the highest ranking students at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in 1992. Then in 1994, Decker moved to Nashville where he’s been working ever since.  Billy has mixed 14 #1s to date - most recently, Chris Young's "Losing Sleep". He has mixed for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt making history in July of 2014 when Sam Hunt became the most added new artist of all time. Billy had the honour to mix George Jones’s last album before he died.  Billy also makes signature mixing plugins for Joey Sturgis Tones where you can find all in one tools for Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals that model Billy’s tried and true methods for mixing quickly to get that hit country sound that he is so well known for. Thanks to our sponsors! OWC - Other World Computing: https://www.OWC.com JZ Microphones - https://usashop.jzmic.com/ use coupon: ROCKSTAR at checkout for 50% off JZ vintage series microphones. RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com Hear more on Youtube If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/210

2hr 6mins

13 Sep 2019

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Going From "The New Guy" To "THE Guy" for LABEL Projects and Billy Decker - The Ben Johnson Story

The Modern Music Creator Podcast

Ben Johnson is the epitome of humility and a desire to learn, and that is exactly how he rose up in the URM community so quickly. I wanted to hear from him his mindset and approach with the situation and how he absolutely CRUSHED it to be working on so many exciting projects with labels and Billy Decker! In this episode we cover: How to approach an online community as the guy new with humility and eagerness for knowledgeProper etiquette and true authenticity when it comes to meeting "bigger" people in the industryThe importance of long-term relationship building and how it can pay off in an instant Ben's Links! https://www.facebook.com/Ben.Johnson013 https://www.instagram.com/benjohnson1323 • If you haven’t yet, subscribe or follow the show, as well as rate us if you are on Apple Podcasts. It helps a lot <3 • Are you an artist or band that needs a killer team to make a memorable musical experience for your fans? Get in touch at john@mclucasmedia.com and let’s talk! • We are a modern music production & mixing company primarily in the rock, pop, and progressive genres. We currently have clients in the United States and England, and can work remotely or fly anywhere we need to. We look forward to making memorable music together! Now get out there, work hard, and #stayspongy


18 Mar 2019

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EP 211 | Live 2019 Winter Namm Edition w/ Billy Decker, Joey Sturgis, and Machine The Producer

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

Eyal Levi hosts a live roundtable discussion at Winter Namm 2019 with acclaimed producers Joey Sturgis, Billy Decker, and Machine about how they approach bands that haven’t broken big yet, and how they keep their clients coming back album after album after album. Thanks for listening!


9 Feb 2019