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Working Class Audio goes beyond typical interview podcasts and asks practical questions, everything from business practices to financial advice to finding the right work/life balance. If you’re looking for info on what it’s really like working in the pro audio industry, Working Class Audio is the podcast for you. WCA doesn’t just concentrate on the elite of the recording world but instead interviews a combination of known and unknown engineers.

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Working Class Audio goes beyond typical interview podcasts and asks practical questions, everything from business practices to financial advice to finding the right work/life balance. If you’re looking for info on what it’s really like working in the pro audio industry, Working Class Audio is the podcast for you. WCA doesn’t just concentrate on the elite of the recording world but instead interviews a combination of known and unknown engineers.

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This podcast. I was very honored to be a guest and I still listen to every episode!!!

Great podcast!

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One of the best recording podcasts out there!!!

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122 Ratings
Average Ratings
112
6
2
1
1

I love

By AAU14 - Feb 03 2019
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This podcast. I was very honored to be a guest and I still listen to every episode!!!

Great podcast!

By mdwproductions - May 13 2018
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One of the best recording podcasts out there!!!

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Working Class Audio goes beyond typical interview podcasts and asks practical questions, everything from business practices to financial advice to finding the right work/life balance. If you’re looking for info on what it’s really like working in the pro audio industry, Working Class Audio is the podcast for you. WCA doesn’t just concentrate on the elite of the recording world but instead interviews a combination of known and unknown engineers.

Rank #1: WCA #009 with Andrew Scheps

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Working Class Audio Session #009 with Andrew Scheps!!! Andrew Scheps has worked with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Grace Potter, Jay-Z, U2, Justin Timberlake and Green Day…just to name a few.  Just home from a European trip that included a week in France conducting a seminar at  Mix with the Masters, Andrew shares his views […]

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Jan 15 2015

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: WCA #043 with Eric Valentine

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Working Class Audio Session #043 with Eric Valentine!!! Eric Valentine got his start in music when his reluctant parents agreed to buy him a drum set from a garage sale for $50. He then started drum lessons at age 9. By the age of 12 he was making recordings of drums and his brother’s guitar […]

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Oct 12 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #3: WCA #200 with Tchad Blake

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Working Class Audio #200 with Tchad Blake!!! 

When I asked Tchad if he had an official bio he said..."Probably, It's just not written down. "  :-)Tchad has worked with many artists including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Richard Thompson, Brazilian Girls, Gerard Way, Sheryl Crow, November 2nd, T-Bone Burnett, Travis, Marike Jager, Crowded House, Finn Brothers, Liam Finn, The Pretenders, Bernard Fanning, Los Lobos, The Bad Plus, Sam Phillips, Suzanne Vega, The Bangles, Stina Nordenstam, Phish, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Germano, Fishbone, Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Phantom Planet, Gomez, The Dandy Warhols, American Music Club, Jed Davis, Blitzen Trapper, Cibo Matto, Haley Bonar, David Rhodes, The Black Keys, U2, Nico Vega, Halloween, Alaska, Cheese People, Kula Shaker and Soul Coughing, Delta Spirit, The Sheepdogs, Clarance Bucaro, Charlie Mars, The Van Jets, Indy Grotto, RZA, Nive Nielsen, Mutemath, Max Gomez, Living In Question, Justin Townes Earle, Luella And The Suns, Aṣa, Nina Violet, Tracy Bonham, Little Fish, Blackroc, Gary Myrick and The Figures, among others.

Tchad has a long running partnership with producer Mitchell Froom, and the two formed Latin Playboys with David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez of Los Lobos. Tchad of course is known for his unconventional  recording and mixing technics and his use of binaural recording. He has won a number of Grammy Awards, beginning with a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions (1998). He won another Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Suzanne Vega's Beauty & Crime (2007). Blake won two Grammys for his work with The Black Keys on 2010's Brothers.

About this Interview:Tchad joins me to talk  about his journey starting in Baytown, Texas shooting Armadillos and riding motorcycles to Los Angeles buying ribs for Keith Richards while working at Wally Heider's studio. We also cover his work with Mitchell Froom, surviving cancer and yes......a little discussion of mechanical filters and the Sans Amp. 

Enjoy! – Matt

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Oct 15 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #4: WCA #115 with Kurt Ballou

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Working Class Audio Session #115 with Kurt Ballou!!!

Kurt Ballou is a musician and producer, best known as the guitarist from Massachusetts-based band Converge. Aside from his role in Converge, Ballou is a prolific producer, recording and producing out of his own GodCity Studio.  Kurt has worked with numerous bands over the last 25 years in a producing/ recording role including High on Fire, Nails, Russian Circles and Code Orange. Kurt and Matt talk over Skype discussing health, retirement, drugs, family, money and Asperger's syndrome. Enjoy!

Feb 27 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: WCA #079 with Dave Fridmann

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Working Class Audio Session #079 with Dave Fridmann!!! Dave Fridmann is a producer, engineer and musician who has made records with  Mercury Rev , The Flaming Lips , Weezer, Sparklehorse, Mogwai, Gemma Hayes, Sleater-Kinney , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, MGMT, Neil Finn, OK Go, and Spoon, to name a few! :-) He works out of Tarbox Road Studios which he built over […]

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Jun 20 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: WCA #220 with Butch Vig

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Working Class Audio #220 with Butch Vig!!!

“Artist” is the single word which best describes producer, mixer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Butch Vig.  Born in Viroqua, Wisconsin, his parents Doc and Betty exposed Butch to a variety of music and fine arts culture during his youth.

While attending the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he received a degree in filmmaking, Vig focused on experimental music composition – an area that would serve him well into the future.  While at the UW, Butch jumped into the local music scene and joined the band Spooner as its drummer.  Unlike most drummers, content to bang out the rhythms, Vig pursued music composition with the band and stepped behind the studio glass to shape the recorded sound as a producer.

After graduating from the UW, Butch co-founded Smart Studios and began producing and mixing albums.  His perseverance as an independent producer in Madison carried far beyond Wisconsin’s borders, as artists from around the country began to hear the clear, edgy, hard rock sound shaped by Butch’s productions. His work with Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins  and Soul Asylum in the 90s has been hailed by music critics and authors who have placed his work at the top of the decades best recordings.

Additionally, Vig has created many exciting remixes for such prominent artists as U2, Beck, Korn, Alanis Morrissette,  Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails. In 1995 Vig returned to performing and writing with a band he formed that goes by the name of Garbage.  The multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated band has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as it ushered in yet another new direction for rock music. Recently, Vig has produced critically acclaimed albums for Against Me,  Green Day, and The Foo Fighters, winning a Grammy for their album “Wasting Light.”  He was recently ranked #9 on NME’s Top 50 Greatest Producers Ever.  In 2014, Butch produced The Foo Fighters HBO documentary “Sonic Highways.” In 2016 Garbage released their acclaimed sixth album “Strange Little Birds”. In 2018 Butch produced the soundtrack for Puppy Love, and he recently wrapped up production on the new Silversun Pickups album.

-Jim Berkenstadt

About this Interview:

Butch joins me to talk about growing up in Viroqua, Wisconsin, the trajectory of Smart Studios, one band leading to another, being diverse, vibe crushers as well as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage.

Show Notes and LinksButch on Twitter: @butchvigWCA Patreon Subscriptions: https://goo.gl/iSPLTSAudio-Technica Samples:https://goo.gl/xnHHD7UA Deal for WCA listeners: https://www.uaudio.com/workingclassaudioAEA Ribbon Mics: https://www.aearibbonmics.com/Audio Life on Gearslutz: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/audio-life/WCA on Youtube: https://goo.gl/g5nsWGJessica Thompson site: http://www.jessicathompsonaudio.com/CreditsHost: Matt BoudreauWCA Theme Music: Cliff TruesdellAnnouncer: Chuck SmithEditing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt BoudreauAdditional Music: The License Lab

Mar 04 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: WCA #217 with Tony Maserati

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Working Class Audio #217 with Tony Maserati!!!

Tony Maserati is a Grammy Award winning mixer, and record producer / engineer. He was involved in the development of the New York R&B and Hip-Hop scene in the 1990s, working with Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, and Queen Latifah. Since then, he has worked on Grammy nominated projects with Beyonce (who he won “Best R&B Album” in 2003 with “Dangerously In Love”), Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, Usher, and Selena Gomez. Tony has been nominated for a total of 10 Grammys, with four in the “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical” category.

About this Interview:

Tony joins me to talk about his 90’s New York history, early adoption of technology, setting goals, contracts, not working for free and hip hop. -Enjoy

Show Notes and LinksTony’s site: http://tonymaserati.com/WCA Patreon Subscriptions: https://goo.gl/iSPLTSOneMic Series: http://www.johncuniberti.com/onemic/Current Sponsors and Promoshttps://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Feb 11 2019

53mins

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Rank #8: WCA #127 with Craig Schumacher

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Working Class Audio Session #127 with Craig Schumacher!!!

Craig Schumacher has been making noise unprofessionally since 1985. He's managed to carve out a niche in the desert southwest by be part of an eclectic scene that bubbles out of Tucson and has been an integral part of the sound of  Calexico and Giant Sand, and has recorded artists like Neko Case, Amos Lee, KT Tunstall, Roger Clyne, Left Over Salmon, The Jayhawks, Steve Wynn, and John Doe at WaveLab. He is also a sought after mixer and has been to France, Sweden, LA, NYC, Austin, and New Orleans for mix jobs. He is also an adjunct professor at Scottsdale Community College for the past ten years.

Craig crashes at Matt's house for a night while on his way to record the new Calexico record. Naturally an interview that was long overdue was in order. 

May 22 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: WCA #250 with Vance Powell - Business managers, assistants, not working at home, Grammys and cleaning up dog shit.

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Vance Powell is an old friend to Working Class Audio. His first appearance was on episode #007 almost 5 years ago. Vance is a 6 time Grammy Award-winning record producer, engineer, and mixer and has worked with Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, and Martina McBride, among many others. I join Vance at his studio in Nashville, Sputnik Sound for the second interview. We are also joined in the room by mastering badass, Chris Athens (Blink 182, Drake, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj ).

In this episode we discuss,Respecting your past.Business managersNot working from home.Jumping through hoops.Sedentary life. Taxes.The Stray CatsFame.Grammys. Cleaning up dog shit. Links and Show Notes:The first Vance Powell interview: https://bit.ly/2mdbYeXSputnik Sound: http://www.sputniksound.com/Mastering Engineer Chris Athens: http://chrisathensmasters.com/Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFwWorking Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TPConnect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/Credits:Guest: Vance PowellHost: Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck SmithEditing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt BoudreauAdditional Music: The License Lab

Sep 30 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: WCA #050 with Larry Crane

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Working Class Audio Session #050 with Larry Crane!!! Larry Crane has been involved in music since the late seventies, when he self-released home recordings of his own music. Since then he’s been a musician, record producer/engineer/mixer, Tape Op Magazine founder and editor, book editor, studio owner, archivist, disc jockey, small label owner and even a record distributor employee. From […]

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Nov 30 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: WCA #119 with Tucker Martine

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Working Class Audio Session #119 with Tucker Martine!!!

Tucker Martine is a record producer, musician and composer and the son of singer and songwriter Layng Martine, Jr.,  Tucker grew up in Nashville, Tennessee where he played in bands and tinkered with recording devices before moving to Boulder, Colorado after graduating from high school. In Colorado, Martine was a DJ at a public radio station KGNU. He would frequently play two or more records at once on the air to experiment with creating new sounds. Martine also took courses at the Naropa Institute where he studied sound collage and befriended Harry Smith - the ethnomusicologist, artist and Kabbalist - who made a large impression on Martine.

1993, Martine moved to Seattle, Washington where he began to combine his skills and interests. He joined Wayne Horvitz's chamber group The 4 Plus 1 Ensemble where Martine's instrument was a series of looping and sound manipulating devices which were fed by the groups otherwise acoustic instruments. Martine received a Grammy nomination in 2007 in the "best engineered album" category for the Floratone album with Bill Frisell on Blue Note. He has also released several albums of his field recordings. As a composer and musician Martine has released 2 albums under the recording pseudonym Mount Analog and a 3rd one is on the way. Additionally, Microsoft called upon Martine's creativity when they asked him to help compose the startup and branding sounds for Microsoft's new operating system Vista. Today Martine lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, singer songwriter Laura Veirs and continues to make records in his own studio, Flora Recording & Playback.

Tucker has worked with artists such as The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Beth Orton, Neko Case, Mudhoney, Bill Frisell, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Grandaddy, Mavis Staples, Iron And Wine, The Jayhawks, Karl Blau, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Blind Pilot, Camera Obscura, Stephen Malkmus, k.d. lang, She and Him, M Ward, Case/lang/veirs, Jesse Sykes and Laura Veirs.

Mar 27 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: WCA #253 with Mary Mazurek - Recording live, Knowing your worth, Complicated gigs & Parents with multiple fridge/freezers.

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Mary Mazurek is a Grammy-nominated recording engineer, artist, educator, speaker, and consultant. She currently works as a producer/engineer at WFMT in Chicago, teaches as an Adjunct professor at DePaul University as well as an instructor at Columbia College and Illinois Institute of Art.

For more info on Mary visit: https://www.marymazurek.com/

In this episode we discuss:

  • Recording live broadcasts
  • Studying under Murray Allen
  • Blatant sexism
  • Knowing your worth
  • Parents with multiple fridge/freezers
  • Chicago winters
  • Mental health & stress
  • Planning for complicated gigs


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Credits:

  • Guest: Mary Mazurek
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

Oct 21 2019

56mins

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Rank #13: WCA #014 with Sylvia Massy

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Working Class Audio Session #014 with Sylvia Massy!!! Sylvia Massy has been Producing, Engineering and Mixing popular music for decades. She’s renowned for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash and Prince. She’s received over 25 gold and platinum records including awards for her work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust and […]

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Mar 30 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: WCA #179 with Daniel Holter

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Working Class Audio #179 with Daniel Holter!!!

Daniel Holter is a producer, mixer, composer and songwriter. He studio  Wire & Vice is located in a 1920s-era post office near Harley Davidson and the original Miller brewery just outside Milwaukee, WI. He’s hosted a diverse range of musical artists, from Rihanna and Eric Benet, to Chester FrenchMaritime, and Skillet. Over the years, Daniel has mixed music by artists such as Nick LoweField Report, Over The RhineAmos LeeBlitzen TrapperCollections of Colonies of BeesPhil KeaggyCrowded HouseDead Horses, WebsterX, and Ryan Higa. He’s also composed and/or produced thousands of cues currently being used by such varied clients as AppleNikeGoogleMicrosoftGM & Gatorade, virtually all of the top shows on HBOESPNCBSABCNBCFox, and all across the globe in tv, radio, advertisements, video games and film. Photo by Andrew Feller (http://www.andrewfeller.com/)

About this Interview:

Daniel  joins me to talk about his studio, his licensing business, family, divorce, winning and his creative drive.  Earlier in the show I’m joined by former WCA Alum Mike Wells (WCA #113) to talk about his new file delivery service Swan! Enjoy! – Matt

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May 21 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: WCA #177 with Zack Ohren

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Working Class Audio #177 with Zack Ohren!!!

ZACK OHREN is an Oakland-based audio engineer & producer whose work includes over a thousand recordings over a two-decade long career.  Alongside his friend and former co-conspirator Aaron Hellam, he ran Castle Ultimate which quickly became synonymous with high-quality, accessible recordings. Since 2013, he's been mainly working out of Sharkbite Studios.  Zack has been described as “wizard fast” and “brutally honest” – skills that have helped him settle into a niche of heavy, often technically demanding music.  He has worked with artists such as Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Exmortus, Fallujah, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation, Set Your Goals, As Blood Runs Black, Cattle Decapitation, Entheos, Carnifex, All Shall Perish, Sworn Enemy, and Immolation among others.

About this Interview:

Zack joins me to talk about his journey with former studio partner Aaron Hellam and the series of studio locations known as Castle Ultimate that they created, the challenges with studio landlords, neighbors as well as lessons learned and where he's at today.  Enjoy! - Matt

Photo by Michelle Nisbet

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May 07 2018

56mins

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Rank #16: WCA #242 with Brian David Hood - Creating A Six Figure Home Studio

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Brian David Hood is a producer/engineer, studio owner, and entrepreneur. Brian takes us through his journey, from playing drums on tour, opening a studio in his parent's basement, hitting a major low point that spurred him on to better opportunities, creating a video course and a podcast and his entrepreneurial ventures.

In this episode, you’ll discover:Brian's podcast that addresses the business concerns of audio pros. A new way to post mixes and masters for your clients and get paid.A video course to give your audio business a kick in the ass. The benefits of keeping your overhead low. Tools to get over social anxiety. Delegating and automating audio tasks.  The benefits of checklists. Links and Show Notes:Free Workshop: How To Make A Living From Your Existing Audio Skills: https://bitly.com/The link to everything we talk to Brian about https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/wca/Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TPCurrent sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFwCredits:Host: Matt Boudreau Guest: Brian David HoodWCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck SmithEditing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt BoudreauAdditional Music: The License Lab

Aug 05 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #17: WCA #230 with Chris Shaw

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Working Class Audio #230 with Chris Shaw!!!

Chris Shaw is a four time Grammy Award winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. In 1991 he played bass with LL Cool J on his famous performance on MTV Unplugged (along with De La Soul, MC Lyte, and A Tribe Called Quest). He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Neon Neon, Elvis Perkins, Guillemots, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. He has worked on six of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest Records of All Time".

Originally based in New York, Chris relocated to the Austin, Texas area in 2013.

About this interview:

Chris joins me to talk keeping your mouth shut, staying humble, always be learning, making mistakes and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP

Chris Shaw's Site: https://www.chrisshawmix.com

Current sponsors & promos : https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw

Credits:Host: Matt Boudreau Guest: Chris ShawWCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck SmithEditing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt BoudreauAdditional Music: The License Lab

May 13 2019

52mins

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Rank #18: WCA #130 with Andy Reed

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Working Class Audio Session #130 with Andy Reed!!! Andy Reed purchased his first guitar when he was 18 and by the time he was 21 he started a band with his brother called The Haskels. They signed a small record deal and ended up recording with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs. This is where Andy initially got the recording bug.    Fast forward through touring, experimenting with 4 tracks and you'll arrive at Andy acquiring his first Pro Tools rig at age 23. Andy would spend every second he had in his basement for the next 3 years figuring out how to get better sounds, write better songs, and hone the craft of recording by learning from his own mistakes on his own recordings. 3 years later Andy would emerge with recordings of his own music that attracted others to officially hire him to record. For the last 14 years Andy has been recording and producing artists from all over the country.    Andy joins Matt to talk about recording in Bay City Michigan, family life, his mentors and his musical connection to Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe.    Read more about Andy at 

https://www.reedrecordingcompany.com/home

Jun 12 2017

56mins

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Rank #19: WCA #254 with Jonah Strauss - DIY Attitude, The Aftermath of Fires, Advocacy, Dealing with Debt, The Dynamics of East Oakland and Serving his community.

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Jonah Strauss made his first appearance on WCA #016. Since then he's been through some experiences that have changed his perspective and outlook. He's back with a new studio, new approach and primed to serve a community dear to his heart.

For more info on Jonah visit: http://www.survivorsound.com/

In this episode we discuss:

  • DIY attitude
  • The Aftermath of Fires
  • Advocacy
  • The Dynamics of East Oakland
  • Serving his community
  • Dealing with Debt


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Credits:

  • Guest: Jonah Strauss
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

Oct 28 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: WCA #131 with Ronan Chris Murphy

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Working Class Audio Session #131 with Ronan Chris Murphy!!!

Ronan Chris Murphy works around the globe in the wide extremes of music and in the last 20 years has amassed a discography spanning several hundred albums including work with international pop stars to some of the most respected virtuoso musicians in the world.

As a producer, engineer and/or mixer, Ronan Chris Murphy has worked with the likes of King Crimson (several albums), Steve Morse (Dixie Dreggs Deep Purple), Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Missing Persons), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Pink Floyd)), Martin Sexton, Jamie Walters, Ulver, The California Guitar Trio, Chucho Valdes y Groupo Irakere, Pete Teo Joan LaBarbara (Philip Glass Ensemble, Steve Reich) Nels Cline (Wilco) as well as various projects featuring members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer Dishwalla, and Yes.

Before diving into production and mixing Ronan spent several years as a musician playing in bands in the scene that later became know as grunge, sharing the stage with bands such as Dinosaur Jr., All, The Flaming lips, Gwar and the Rollins Band. He has an odd footnote in rock history his first band was an early DC punk band called Freakbaby, which was also the first band of Dave Grohl following Ronan's departure from the band.

Ronan speaks with Matt from his new studio in the mountains about his recording workshops, career, trolls, and recording Terry Bozzio.

To learn more about Ronan?s production and mixing work, as well as his studio visit Veneto West.

Jun 19 2017

1hr 2mins

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