Working Class Audio

Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. 

Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau.

The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

Music Interviews
Music Commentary
WCA #258 with Jason Livermore - Selling Beer, S...
My guest is Jason Livermore.
53 min
WCA #257 with Music Expo - Warren Huart, Lenise...
Day 2 Keynote Panel of producers and engineers from Music Expo.
43 min
WCA #256 with Scott Evans - Quitting his day jo...
My guest is Scott Evans.
69 min
WCA #255 with Steven Gillis - Chicago winters, ...
My guest is Steven Gillis
48 min
WCA #254 with Jonah Strauss - DIY Attitude, The...
My guest is Jonah Strauss
59 min
WCA #253 with Mary Mazurek - Recording live, Kn...
My guest is Mary Mazurek.
49 min
WCA #252 with Dave Hillis - Metal beginnings, R...
My guest is Dave Hillis,
60 min
WCA #251 with Piper Payne - Infrasonic Sound, s...
My guest is mastering engineer Piper Payne,
62 min
WCA #250 with Vance Powell - Business managers,...
My guest is six-time Grammy Award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Vance Powell.
44 min
WCA #249 with Jeff Kolhede- A journey of adapti...
My guest is Grammy-nominated producer, composer, engineer, and musician Jeff Kolhede.
48 min
WCA #248 with Eyal Levi - URM, The Demands of M...
My guest is Eyal Levi who is the host of Unstoppable Recording Machine, former guitarist for Daath as well as producer and educator.
59 min
WCA #247 with Justin Colletti - Mastering, Soni...
Justin Colletti is a mastering engineer, author of hundreds of articles on the art, science, and business of music and sound as well as director of content and publishing for SonicScoop.
75 min
WCA #246 with Eric Fredricey - Running with the...
Eric Fredricey started with hand me down cassette decks and mixers, progressed to a broadcast internship in Junior High, worked at a tv station right out of high school and is now chief engineer at KCSB-FM college radio in his hometown.
44 min
WCA #245 with Steve Chadie - Making Records in ...
Steve Chadie started interning for Willie Nelson's studio in 1995. 24 years later armed with a host of high profile clients, awards and experiences Steve still has the same enthusiasm he did when he started and a desire to lend a helping hand, gear or advice to upcoming young engineers that he collaborates with.
51 min
WCA #244 with Paul Drew - The Power of Diversif...
Paul Drew is a producer, engineer, mixer, session guitarist, and member of Production Expert. He's also the D in DWB Music Ltd and DWB MIXING. His experience is diversified and has served him well. Paul walks us through the details of all of it and tells us about his new venture The Studio Rats.
56 min
WCA #243 with Patrick Meza - The Importance of ...
Patrick Meza is a Mix Tech at Warner Brothers. He is a prime example of how perseverance can open doors and shape your career.
36 min
WCA #242 with Brian David Hood - Creating A Six...
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.
80 min
WCA #241 with Dan Shike - Avoiding Headaches, A...
Dan joins me to talk about building his mastering studio in Nashville, avoiding headaches, assisting Reid Shippen, being the only one accountable to his clients, learning to be socially active, getting out of debt and staying healthy.
56 min
WCA #240 with Sebastian Visconti - Philadelphia...
Sebastian joins me to talk about moving from Philadelphia to LA, recordings bands, working at Trader Joes, reinventing himself and breaking into the film audio world at 40. Enjoy! -Matt
49 min
WCA #239 with Damien Rasmussen - College Radio,...
Damien joins me to talk about working as a college radio DJ, interacting with bands, being an enabler, getting in trouble with N'Sync's management, and the business practices of an audio pro.
62 min
WCA #238 with Clint Bennett - 90's San Francisc...
Clint chats with me about 90's San Francisco, moving to LA, proving himself, persevering, union benefits, and not taking his opportunity's for granted.
57 min
WCA #237 with Kieron Menzies
Kieron chats with me about working at a pumpkin patch, help from his godmother, working with Rick Nowles, meetings with music industry suits, playing scratchers and saving money.
48 min
WCA #236 with Cameron Webb
Cameron joins me to talk about being the best runner, honesty, hanging up on studio managers, letting flaws shine through, synchronization nightmares, Yo Gabba Gabba, and listening to artists.
72 min
WCA #235 with Dave Nelson
Dave joins me to chat about Michigan, President Ford's doorbell, seeing Jimi Hendrix, harmonica lessons with Taj Mahal, staying on the bleeding edge of audio & video technology, losing his studio, agreements, and Dolby certification.
57 min
WCA #234 with Eric Kuehnl
Eric joins me to talk about college, the death of his father, the Burbank airport, when Masters Degrees come in handy, and 90's Digidesign. Enjoy! -Matt
65 min