Rank #1: 8-27-18 - Reverb
Jim tried the new Kemper spring reverb, and goes through all of the other reverbs to try to form opinions on them, in real time.
Rank #2: 2-4-19 - Using Power Tools Boosts Your Testosterone
Jim talks about selling everything that isn't used every day, having a normal pedalboard, and only listening to good music.
Sound: Maren Morris "GIRL"
Sight: Maroon 5 Halftime Show
Taste: Siam Cafe Fresh Rolls
Touch: Circular Saw
Smell: OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
Rank #3: 11-5-18 - $120,000 Mandolin
Jim talks about mixing bluegrass and trying out different mandolins and banjos, including a 1924 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 mandolin.
Rank #4: 10-19-18 - Jessie Got A Record Deal
Jim talks about his friend, Jessie, signing a record deal with Big Machine and the process leading up to it. Also, alternate band pay theories and approaches to playing good first and second verses.
Rank #5: 10-1-18 - Very Special Studio Setup Episode
Jim is engineering a tracking session tomorrow, so the studio gets an overhaul and different mics are tested.
Topics include microphones (Ear Trumpet, AKG, Miktek, Avantone), different instruments, the advice to specialize (and how that might be BS), an acoustic gig, and keeping things from being cluttered in a small space.
This special episode presented in 128kbps stereo.
No EQ on any mics, only an SSL bus comp and UAD Precision Limiter on the master, both with the needles barely ever moving.