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 #370 with Nikki McGuinness - Farm Life, Stu...
Farm Life, Studio Building, Thinking on Your Feet, Pygmy Goats, and Falling Off Ladders
46 min
WCA #369 with Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein- ...
Dolby Atmos, Gear Purchases, Audio Janitors, and Breaking Into Matts' House
55 min
WCA #368 with Wavy Wayne - Thinking Bigger Pict...
Thinking Bigger Picture, One Bad Night, Audio Education, Social Media Advice, and 7 AM Algebra
46 min
WCA #367 with Brad Dollar - Moving to Nashville...
Moving to Nashville, Getting Work, Classic Money Mistakes, Survival, and Time Travel Retrospective
52 min
WCA #366 with Perry Leenhouts - Anything is Pos...
Anything is Possible, US & Europe Comparison, Punk Rock Lessons Learned, and Living in an Abandon School.
55 min
WCA #365 with Alex Allinson - Cooking, Parallel...
Cooking, Parallels, Presentation, Running a Studio, and Taking the Crooked Path
47 min
WCA #364 with Chris Collier - Fathers Influence...
Fathers Influence, Controlling Your Destiny, Getting Involved, Client Tree Branches, and Realizing Your Worth
57 min
WCA #363 with Chaz Root - Classical Training, G...
Classical Training, Going Blind, 4 Track Mastery, and Residential Recording
52 min
WCA #362 with Matt Ross-Spang - New Studio, 60'...
New Studio, 60's and 70's Inspiration, 30,000 Feet Of Cable, 15% Redneck, and Nice But Not Too Nice
56 min
WCA #361 with Patrick Keane - Tinkering, Being ...
Tinkering, Being Prepared, Choosing Gear, Room Building, and Problem Solving Lessons
49 min
WCA #360 with Bryan Matheson - Keeping a Studio...
Keeping a Studio In Business, Always Learning, Good Landlords, and RTFM!
42 min
WCA #359 with Will Yip - Feeding Off Stress, Se...
Feeding Off Stress, Setting Goals, Power of Routine, Investment in Songs, and Hard Working Parents
55 min
WCA #358 with Robert Carranza - East LA, Lesson...
East LA, Lessons from Musicians, Gear vs. Good Songs, Listening, and Family
68 min
WCA #357 with Michael James - Small Town Strate...
Small Town Strategies, Dolby Atmos, Alternator Records, Shelter In Place, and a Room of 100 People
62 min
WCA #356 with Todd Hutchisen - Blinders on Head...
Blinders on Head Down, Serving the Scene, Anti-Trend, Triple Sessions, and Family Balance
47 min
WCA #355 with Jason Phelps - Lobster, Landlords...
Lobster, Landlords, Studio Partnerships, Portland, Maine, and Bluegrass
45 min
WCA #354 with Tom Gordon - Granny's House, Weed...
Granny's House, Weed Offerings, 80 Hour Weeks, Sammy Davis Jr., and Advice from Shelly Yakus
66 min
WCA #353 with Matt Qualls - Van Burnout, Doctor...
Van Burnout, Doctors Office Recording, Working with Limitations, Sound Baths, and Memphis
55 min
WCA #352 with Sean O'Keefe - Quitting School, W...
Quitting School, Wednesday Warriors, Hacking the Intern Process, Managers, Royalties, and Soft Cities
61 min
WCA #351 with Travis Ference - Talent Shows, Ca...
Talent Shows, Capital Studios, Waiting for the Phone to Ring, and Doing Awful Things to Audio
59 min
WCA #350 with Leslie Brathwaite - Island Cultur...
Island Culture, The Craft of Recording, Taking Pride in Work, Valuing Peace, and Salads for Whitney Houston
78 min
WCA #349 with Craig Alvin - Muscle Shoals, Men...
Muscle Shoals, Mentors, Survival, Bible College Neves, And A Brand New Studio
51 min
WCA #348 with Mike Blodgett - Reno to East Oakl...
Reno to East Oakland, Starving Musician, Building a Studio, and Becoming an Electrician.
45 min
WCA #347 with Beckie Campbell - Controlling The...
Controlling The Live Beast, Building A Resume, Planning for The Future, and Running Your Life From The Road
60 min
WCA #346 with Dante Fumo - Post Production, Imm...
Post Production, Immersive Audio, Recording for 6 Packs, Finding Work, and The Sunk Cost Fallacy
52 min
WCA #345 with Chuck Zwicky - Collaboration, Ana...
Collaboration, Analogies, Deterministic Latency, Social Media, and Flowers Next To Your Name
70 min
WCA #344 with Tim Palmer - Treating People Well...
Treating People Well, Remote Clients, Comfort Zones, and Prodixing (Production + Mixing)
67 min
WCA #343 with Tanner Campbell- Holding Court, P...
Holding Court, Pound Puppies, Quality of Character, Imposter Syndrome, and Audio Dramas
63 min
WCA #342 with Steve Sykes - Jazz in Philadelphi...
Jazz in Philadelphia, The Guys in the White Coats, The Other Side of The Glass, Miami Vice, and The Deli Accident.
67 min
WCA #341 with Cynthia Daniels - Paying Dues, Pr...
Paying Dues, Proper Training, East Hampton, and The Downton Abbey Effect
54 min
WCA #340 with Collin Dupuis - Mid-West Work Eth...
Mid-West Work Ethic, Growing up In Michigan, The Learning Process, and Moving to Nashville
57 min
WCA #339 with Sean Mclaughlin - Studio Marriage...
Studio Marriages, Pushing the Envelope, Nashville vs. Boston, and Mini Split AC Units
61 min
WCA #338 with Jessica Thompson - Backup Strateg...
Backup Strategies, File Management, Building A Home Studio, and Silver Linings
57 min
WCA #337 with Peter Claes - Live Sound, YouTube...
Live Sound, YouTube, Sharing Knowledge, and The Family Music Shop
64 min
WCA #336 with Val Garay - Making Hits, Teaching...
Making Hits, Teaching Others, Coaching Assistants, and The Stanford School of Medicine
41 min
WCA #335 with Dan Alexander - Vintage Recording...
Vintage Recording Gear, Guitars, Radical Parents, Bill Putnam, and The Drain of The Studio Business
57 min
WCA #334 with Jack Rubinacci - Dealing with Tin...
Dealing with Tinnitus, Working with Tchad Blake, iPad Production, and Sleeping By The Hotel Piano
62 min
WCA #333 with Alex Crescioni - Doom Metal, Pete...
Doom Metal, Peter & The Wolf, Bad Intern Experiences, and Garage Sale Four-Tracks
52 min
WCA #332 with Frank Filipetti - METAlliance, Ph...
METAlliance, Physics to Music, Starting Late, Sticking With It, and Right Track Recording
55 min
WCA #331 with Michael Castañeda - Tape Syncs, P...
Tape Syncs, Podcasts, Network of Friends, West Covina, and Getting Super Lucky
60 min
WCA #330 with Bill Schnee - Love of Radio, Gram...
Love of Radio, Grammy’s, Dad Jokes, Faith, The R Word, and The Chairman at the Board
53 min
WCA #329 with Joe Caithness - Pragmatic Studio ...
Pragmatic Studio Building, Meta Data, Professionalism, Office Hours, and Gear Poverty
65 min
WCA #328 with Alan Evans - Open Concept Recordi...
Open Concept Recording, Studio Remodeling, Remote Teaching, Template Mixing, and Selling Vinyl Records
53 min
WCA #327 with Trina Shoemaker - Temp Jobs, Sher...
Temp Jobs, Sheryl Crow, Daniel Lanois, Writing a Novel, Drug Runs, and Dads' Control Room
66 min
WCA #326 with Stephen Dent - Working with Sean ...
Working with Sean Combs, Go-go, House of Sound, Bob Rosa, DC, and The Forest Gump Effect
73 min
WCA #325 with Jason LaRocca - Mixing Music for ...
Mixing Music for Films and Games, Starting A Band, Fortnite, Working Smarter, and Breakfast with The Beatles
51 min
WCA #324 with Steve Genewick - Mixing for ATMOS...
Mixing for ATMOS, Al Schmitt, High-Pressure Sessions, Saying No to Gigs, and Cancer
61 min
WCA #323 with David Gnozzi - MixBusTV, Bodybuil...
MixBusTV, Bodybuilding, Horror Movies, Marvel Comics, and Knowing Your Limits
49 min
WCA #322 with Matthew Rifino - NBC's The Today ...
NBC's The Today Show, Union Work, Mixing Bands, Home Studio Build, and Free Wood
50 min
WCA #321 with Dave Way - Pretending To Be a Bea...
Pretending To Be a Beatle, Serendipitous Events, Home Studio Economics, and The Apple Farm Assassin
74 min
WCA #320 with Sam Sherbin - The influence of Br...
The influence of Bruce Swedien, Mixing During Covid, Simple Setups, Meditation, and 99 cent Pizzas.
47 min
WCA #319 with Michael Brauer - Total Clarity, M...
Total Clarity, Mixing From Your Heart, Transcendental Meditation, Forgetting Balance, and Having a Great Team
78 min
WCA #318 with Andy D. Park - Idealism, Making M...
Idealism, Making Mistakes, Persistence, and TV Detectives
50 min
WCA #317 with Ryan Gilligan - Quad Studios, Bus...
Quad Studios, Busta Rhymes, Duffle Bags of Hard Drives, Michael Brauer, and Mixing Based on Emotion
34 min
WCA #316 with Jenny Ortiz aka mixedbyJNY - Behi...
Behind The Scenes Videos, Using Social Media, Networking, Having Patience and Plan B
43 min
WCA #315 with Paul Fig - Punk Rock Ethics, Hand...
Punk Rock Ethics, Handling Crashes, Mailbox Money, Managers, and Getting Out of the Chair
46 min
WCA #314 with Shuta Shinoda - Tokyo to London, ...
Tokyo to London, Sacrificing, Visa Challenges, Surviving, and Listening to Your Instincts
39 min
WCA #313 with John Baffa - Cal Arts, Stable Sho...
Cal Arts, Stable Shows, Forecasting, Creating a Reverb Chamber, and The Hardest Thing About Teaching Audio
40 min
WCA #312 with Jesse Cannon - Panic Attacks, Pro...
Panic Attacks, Producing, Podcasts, Diversifying, Steve Albini and Big Words
53 min
WCA #311 with Maria Rice - Quitting Architectur...
Quitting Architecture School, Following Your Gut, Interning, Being Resilient, Restoration, and the Florida Simulation
36 min
WCA #310 with Steve Evetts - Knowing Your Worth...
Knowing Your Worth, Repeat Clients, Dealing with Opinions, The Moment Of Discovery, and The Power of Commitment
49 min
WCA #309 with Michael Romanowski - Mastering, S...
Mastering, Shared History, Deep Listening, Old Dogs, Staying Upright, and Fuzzy Quarters
78 min
WCA #308 with Robert L. Smith - Online Mixing, ...
Online Mixing, The State of New York, International Eco Systems, and The Virtual Hallway
41 min
WCA #307 with Kevin Churko - Family Band, Famil...
Family Band, Family Business, Mutt Lange, Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Collins Drums, and Graceful Exits
54 min
WCA #306 with Daniel Bacigalupi - Infrasonic So...
Infrasonic Sound, Supportive Parents, Poker, CD Text Fails, and a Collapsing Lung
53 min
WCA #305 with Anne-Marie Pleau - Saying Yes to ...
Saying Yes to Gigs, Album Credits, 9 to 5, Health Care, Moving to Hawaii, and Starting Audio Later in Life
43 min
WCA #304 with Joyce Lieberman - Hitchhiking, Wo...
Hitchhiking, Woodstock, Electronics School, Fresh Air, WHYY, and the Avocado Cutlass Supreme
62 min
WCA #303 with Steven Baughman - Hip Hop, Alpha ...
Hip Hop, Alpha Dogs, Sonic Puzzles, Happiness, and Respecting The Wood
40 min
WCA #302 with Leslie Gaston-Bird - Black Women ...
Black Women In Audio, AES, Recording The TV, Dolby Atmos, Morph The Cat, and Running vs. Pancakes
52 min
WCA #301 with Ryan Freeland - Bob Clearmountain...
Bob Clearmountain, Making Things Better In The World, The Artistry Of Engineering, and Beepers At The Beach
64 min
WCA #300 with Andrew Scheps - Life in the UK, Y...
Life in the UK, Yoga and Astronomy, Soundflow, Selling His Gear, Staying Visible and Squid the Cat
82 min
WCA #299 with Audrey Martinovich - Studio Busin...
Studio Business Systems, Wisconsin Weather, Confidence, Organization, and Avoiding Papercuts
55 min
WCA #298 with Nathan Smith - Sound Design, Stor...
Sound Design, Storytelling, Inspiration from Challenges, Learning from Failure, and The Nuances of Recording Guns
60 min
WCA #297 with Michael Rosen - Rogue Tape Machin...
Rogue Tape Machines, Tent Cities, Post Pandemic Predictions, Being Ready To Record, and Going Above & Beyond
56 min
WCA #296 with Max Perry - Selling Beats, Family...
Selling Beats, Family Influence, Lawyers, New York Hip Hop, Balance, and Cannabis
51 min
WCA #295 with Reto Peter - Starting Over, Green...
Starting Over, Green Day, Diversification, Recording Restrictions, Family, and Redefining Success
59 min
WCA #294 with McKay Garner - Remote Production,...
Remote Production, Curveballs and Lemonade, Production Mindset, Community, and Burritos
74 min
WCA #293 with Heidi Trefethen - Live Sound, Rec...
Live Sound, Recording, French Horn, Struggles with The Mormon Church, Session Mindset, Sexism and Learning to Evolve
54 min
WCA #292 with Jessica Paz - Manhattan Special, ...
Manhattan Special, Soda Stream, Theater Sound, Women in Audio, Sound Design, Advocacy and Last Minute Christmas Gifts
47 min
WCA #291 with Greg Gordon - Great Landlords, G...
Great Landlords, Glee Club, Relationships, Early Days of Internet Audio, Online Mentorship, Pyramind, and the Letter I
58 min
WCA #290 with Joe Chiccarelli - Frank Zappa, Pr...
Frank Zappa, Producing, Psychology, Budgets, Learning From Others, Sharing Knowledge, and The Tonelux Mic Collaboration
61 min
WCA #289 with George Vlad - The Draw of the Out...
The Draw of the Outdoors, Field Recording, Ecology, Adventure, Bribes, and Bees
59 min
WCA #288 with Jens Bogren - Chaos Theory, Worki...
Chaos Theory, Working in Metal, Psychology, Banks, Sports Fishing and, Motion Sickness
51 min
WCA #287 with Nacho Molino - Panama, The Norieg...
Panama, The Noriega Years, Bilingual Advantage, 15 year US immigration Process and, Responsible Grammy Voting
57 min
WCA #286 with Cullen Brooks - Music to Film Sou...
Music to Film Sound, Star Wars, Michigan, Recording Punk bands, Division of Labor and Disruptive Clients
46 min
WCA #285 with Sam Pura - The F-Word, Smoking We...
The F-Word, Smoking Weed, Doing the Hard Work, Intuition and, Being Responsible for Yourself
53 min
WCA #284 with Dallas Taylor - Twenty Thousand H...
20K Podcast, Crafting stories with Sound, Positioning, Ben Burtt, Challenging Covention and Burnout Prevention
53 min
WCA #283 with Jermaine Hamilton - Music Annex, ...
Music Annex, Tickle Me Elmo, Green Day, Zen Mindset, Financial Buffers, and Coffee
35 min
WCA #282 with Björgvin Benediktsson - Alternati...
Alternative Studio Income Strategies, Book Recommendations, Creating Online Content, and Audio Issues
57 min
WCA #281 with Baba Prasad - Knowledge from the ...
Knowledge from the Trash, IT in Singapore, Self Education, Childhood Inspiration, and 20 years of Studio Ownership in Chennai, India.
43 min
WCA #280 with Brad Wood - Virus Talk, Blacksmit...
Virus Talk, Blacksmiths, New Habits, Pandemic Albums, Instagram and the return of Andy Kaufman
45 min
WCA #279 with Kevin Ward - Teaching, Learning, ...
Teaching, Learning, Seizing Opportunity, Migrating to California, Team Building, and Faith
65 min
WCA #278 with the Work From Home Panel - Sara C...
Sara Carter, Jaimeson Durr and Fela Davis join me to talk about all things audio, business and survival in the time of Coronavirus.
50 min
WCA #277 with Rafa Sardina - Coming to America,...
Coming to America, Leaving Medical School, Empathy, People Skills, Educating Clients and No Plan B.
61 min
WCA #276 with Matthew Boudreau - Soul-Sucking J...
Soul Sucking Jobs, Audio Drama, Field Recording, Spiderman vs Draco The Dragon, and the Language of Audio
47 min
WCA #275 with Carlos Novais - Life on the road,...
Life on the road, Brazil, Organization, Multi-Tasking and the loss of gigs due to Coronavirus.
54 min
WCA #274 with Katie McMurran - NPR, KQED, Podca...
NPR, KQED, Podcasts, Rates, Interviewing for Radio Gigs, Codecs and Staying Calm Under Pressure.
47 min
WCA #273 with Maya Finlay - Mentors, Rosanne Ca...
Mentors, Rosanne Cash, Meditation, Finances Being an Introvert and taking City Cabs
36 min
WCA #272 with Alberto Hernandez - Fantasy Studi...
Fantasy Studios, Languages, Health Insurance, Planning for Sessions, Budget Rejection, Serving the Clients, Mistakes, Business advice, Worth to your Work, Retirement
40 min
WCA #271 with Dusty Wakeman - Texas Roots, Mad ...
In this episode, we discuss: Mad Dog Studios, Texas Roots, Playing bass, Running a Studio, Hard Drives and Hammers, Mojave Audio, David Royer, Viral Meningitis, Coronavirus, Hot Yoga, Dwight Yokam
55 min