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
1
WCA #388 with Will Kennedy - Harvard AV, New Yo...
Harvard AV, New York Struggles, LA Mentors, ATMOS, and the Rise of the Unintentional Tech
74 min
2
WCA #387 with Bobby Owsinski - The Mix Engineer...
The Mix Engineers Handbook, Dolby Atmos, Collecting Ideas, Networking, and Clarity
53 min
3
WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2 - Kung Fu Fig...
Kung Fu Fighting, Cowboy Engineering, Testing Limits, Sleight of Hand, and The Old Way
72 min
4
WCA #385 with Richard Dodd Part 1 - Electronics...
Electronics Apprentice, Lansdowne Studios, Peter Coleman, Ashley Howe, Trying To Fit In, and Dropping in For the First Time
62 min
5
WCA #384 with Sam Moses - Private Closet Partie...
Private Closet Parties, Musical Assassins, Focusing on Mastering, Leaving the Church, and The Curtain Wall System
51 min
6
WCA #383 with Michael Cumming - Trading London ...
Trading London for Philly, Leaving School, Cooking, Building a Studio, and Rewarding the People You Inconvenience
61 min
7
WCA #382 with Sara Carter - COVID Silver Lining...
COVID Silver Linings, Learning By Teaching, Giving Away Secrets, Self Development Time, and Having Fun With It
54 min
8
WCA #381 with Ed Stasium - Tape Recorders, Maki...
Tape Recorders, Making Prank Calls, Living Colour, Vari Speeding JFK, Time Travel, and the Lockerbie Plane Crash
56 min
9
WCA #380 with Nick Raskulinecz - Rock Star Drea...
Rock Star Dreams, From Runner to Grammy Winning Producer, The Foo Fighters Story, Connecting with people, and Living on Taco Bell
57 min
10
WCA #379 with Margaret Luthar - BANFF, NPR, Mov...
BANFF, NPR, Moving to Big Bad LA, The Studio Bubble, and Fancy Cocktails
48 min
11
WCA #378 with Ryan Ulyate - Self Taught Skills,...
Self Taught Skills, Making a Living, Vibe Patrol, Dolby Atmos, Tom Petty, and Whatever It Takes
54 min
12
WCA #377 with Rob Folson Jr - DMV, Go Go Music,...
DMV, Go Go Music, Working for the Church, 9 to 5 Audio, and The Drag that is Commuting
52 min
13
WCA #376 with Brian Charles- Zippah Recording S...
Zippah Recording Studio Fire, Community Support, Band Directors, Studio Insurance, and The Jimi Hendrix Pep Rally
69 min
14
WCA #375 with Hillary Johnson - Home Ownership,...
Home Ownership, Pandemic Records, Experiencing The Symphony, Home R&D, and The Love of Recording Bands
51 min
15
WCA #374 with Kolton Lee - Target Karaoke Machi...
Target Karaoke Machine, Dumpster Diving, Working with Jacquire King, Finding Your Role, and the Green Beret’s of Audio
60 min
16
WCA #373 with Mark Abrams - Puremix, Supportive...
Puremix, Supportive Family, Automation, Intention, and Skipping the Bar for the SSL
75 min
17
WCA #372 with Glenn Schick - Mastering Without ...
Mastering Without Speakers, Customer Service, Audio Travel Tips, Streaming Levels, and Working Remote
49 min
18
WCA #371 with Pete Morse - Mixing for Video, Sk...
Mixing for Video, Sketchy Contractors, Working From Home, Comradery, and Frozen Dance Parties
57 min
19
WCA #370 with Nikki McGuinness - Farm Life, Stu...
Farm Life, Studio Building, Thinking on Your Feet, Pygmy Goats, and Falling Off Ladders
46 min
20
WCA #369 with Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein- ...
Dolby Atmos, Gear Purchases, Audio Janitors, and Breaking Into Matts' House
55 min
21
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
22
WCA #367 with Brad Dollar - Moving to Nashville...
Moving to Nashville, Getting Work, Classic Money Mistakes, Survival, and Time Travel Retrospective
52 min
23
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
24
WCA #365 with Alex Allinson - Cooking, Parallel...
Cooking, Parallels, Presentation, Running a Studio, and Taking the Crooked Path
47 min
25
WCA #364 with Chris Collier - Fathers Influence...
Fathers Influence, Controlling Your Destiny, Getting Involved, Client Tree Branches, and Realizing Your Worth
57 min
26
WCA #363 with Chaz Root - Classical Training, G...
Classical Training, Going Blind, 4 Track Mastery, and Residential Recording
52 min
27
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
28
WCA #361 with Patrick Keane - Tinkering, Being ...
Tinkering, Being Prepared, Choosing Gear, Room Building, and Problem Solving Lessons
49 min
29
WCA #360 with Bryan Matheson - Keeping a Studio...
Keeping a Studio In Business, Always Learning, Good Landlords, and RTFM!
42 min
30
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
31
WCA #358 with Robert Carranza - East LA, Lesson...
East LA, Lessons from Musicians, Gear vs. Good Songs, Listening, and Family
68 min
32
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
33
WCA #356 with Todd Hutchisen - Blinders on Head...
Blinders on Head Down, Serving the Scene, Anti-Trend, Triple Sessions, and Family Balance
47 min
34
WCA #355 with Jason Phelps - Lobster, Landlords...
Lobster, Landlords, Studio Partnerships, Portland, Maine, and Bluegrass
45 min
35
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
36
WCA #353 with Matt Qualls - Van Burnout, Doctor...
Van Burnout, Doctors Office Recording, Working with Limitations, Sound Baths, and Memphis
55 min
37
WCA #352 with Sean O'Keefe - Quitting School, W...
Quitting School, Wednesday Warriors, Hacking the Intern Process, Managers, Royalties, and Soft Cities
61 min
38
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
39
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
40
WCA #349 with Craig Alvin - Muscle Shoals, Men...
Muscle Shoals, Mentors, Survival, Bible College Neves, And A Brand New Studio
51 min
41
WCA #348 with Mike Blodgett - Reno to East Oakl...
Reno to East Oakland, Starving Musician, Building a Studio, and Becoming an Electrician.
45 min
42
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
43
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
44
WCA #345 with Chuck Zwicky - Collaboration, Ana...
Collaboration, Analogies, Deterministic Latency, Social Media, and Flowers Next To Your Name
70 min
45
WCA #344 with Tim Palmer - Treating People Well...
Treating People Well, Remote Clients, Comfort Zones, and Prodixing (Production + Mixing)
67 min
46
WCA #343 with Tanner Campbell- Holding Court, P...
Holding Court, Pound Puppies, Quality of Character, Imposter Syndrome, and Audio Dramas
63 min
47
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
48
WCA #341 with Cynthia Daniels - Paying Dues, Pr...
Paying Dues, Proper Training, East Hampton, and The Downton Abbey Effect
54 min
49
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
50
WCA #339 with Sean Mclaughlin - Studio Marriage...
Studio Marriages, Pushing the Envelope, Nashville vs. Boston, and Mini Split AC Units
61 min
51
WCA #338 with Jessica Thompson - Backup Strateg...
Backup Strategies, File Management, Building A Home Studio, and Silver Linings
57 min
52
WCA #337 with Peter Claes - Live Sound, YouTube...
Live Sound, YouTube, Sharing Knowledge, and The Family Music Shop
64 min
53
WCA #336 with Val Garay - Making Hits, Teaching...
Making Hits, Teaching Others, Coaching Assistants, and The Stanford School of Medicine
41 min
54
WCA #335 with Dan Alexander - Vintage Recording...
Vintage Recording Gear, Guitars, Radical Parents, Bill Putnam, and The Drain of The Studio Business
57 min
55
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
56
WCA #333 with Alex Crescioni - Doom Metal, Pete...
Doom Metal, Peter & The Wolf, Bad Intern Experiences, and Garage Sale Four-Tracks
52 min
57
WCA #332 with Frank Filipetti - METAlliance, Ph...
METAlliance, Physics to Music, Starting Late, Sticking With It, and Right Track Recording
55 min
58
WCA #331 with Michael Castañeda - Tape Syncs, P...
Tape Syncs, Podcasts, Network of Friends, West Covina, and Getting Super Lucky
60 min
59
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
60
WCA #329 with Joe Caithness - Pragmatic Studio ...
Pragmatic Studio Building, Meta Data, Professionalism, Office Hours, and Gear Poverty
65 min
61
WCA #328 with Alan Evans - Open Concept Recordi...
Open Concept Recording, Studio Remodeling, Remote Teaching, Template Mixing, and Selling Vinyl Records
53 min
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
WCA #324 with Steve Genewick - Mixing for ATMOS...
Mixing for ATMOS, Al Schmitt, High-Pressure Sessions, Saying No to Gigs, and Cancer
61 min
66
WCA #323 with David Gnozzi - MixBusTV, Bodybuil...
MixBusTV, Bodybuilding, Horror Movies, Marvel Comics, and Knowing Your Limits
49 min
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
WCA #318 with Andy D. Park - Idealism, Making M...
Idealism, Making Mistakes, Persistence, and TV Detectives
50 min
72
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
73
WCA #316 with Jenny Ortiz aka mixedbyJNY - Behi...
Behind The Scenes Videos, Using Social Media, Networking, Having Patience and Plan B
43 min
74
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
75
WCA #314 with Shuta Shinoda - Tokyo to London, ...
Tokyo to London, Sacrificing, Visa Challenges, Surviving, and Listening to Your Instincts
39 min
76
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
77
WCA #312 with Jesse Cannon - Panic Attacks, Pro...
Panic Attacks, Producing, Podcasts, Diversifying, Steve Albini and Big Words
53 min
78
WCA #311 with Maria Rice - Quitting Architectur...
Quitting Architecture School, Following Your Gut, Interning, Being Resilient, Restoration, and the Florida Simulation
36 min
79
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
80
WCA #309 with Michael Romanowski - Mastering, S...
Mastering, Shared History, Deep Listening, Old Dogs, Staying Upright, and Fuzzy Quarters
78 min
81
WCA #308 with Robert L. Smith - Online Mixing, ...
Online Mixing, The State of New York, International Eco Systems, and The Virtual Hallway
41 min
82
WCA #307 with Kevin Churko - Family Band, Famil...
Family Band, Family Business, Mutt Lange, Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Collins Drums, and Graceful Exits
54 min
83
WCA #306 with Daniel Bacigalupi - Infrasonic So...
Infrasonic Sound, Supportive Parents, Poker, CD Text Fails, and a Collapsing Lung
53 min
84
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
85
WCA #304 with Joyce Lieberman - Hitchhiking, Wo...
Hitchhiking, Woodstock, Electronics School, Fresh Air, WHYY, and the Avocado Cutlass Supreme
62 min
86
WCA #303 with Steven Baughman - Hip Hop, Alpha ...
Hip Hop, Alpha Dogs, Sonic Puzzles, Happiness, and Respecting The Wood
40 min
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
WCA #299 with Audrey Martinovich - Studio Busin...
Studio Business Systems, Wisconsin Weather, Confidence, Organization, and Avoiding Papercuts
55 min
91
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
92
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
93
WCA #296 with Max Perry - Selling Beats, Family...
Selling Beats, Family Influence, Lawyers, New York Hip Hop, Balance, and Cannabis
51 min
94
WCA #295 with Reto Peter - Starting Over, Green...
Starting Over, Green Day, Diversification, Recording Restrictions, Family, and Redefining Success
59 min
95
WCA #294 with McKay Garner - Remote Production,...
Remote Production, Curveballs and Lemonade, Production Mindset, Community, and Burritos
74 min
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
WCA #289 with George Vlad - The Draw of the Out...
The Draw of the Outdoors, Field Recording, Ecology, Adventure, Bribes, and Bees
59 min