Bottom Shelf Recording Talk

Joey Roach (Producer/Engineer) & James Seabrook (Studio Owner) talk all things recording & business… notably ungoverned. Streaming on GRadio.ca @ 7pm MST.

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  • Episode 93 - Automated Polka
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on November 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this danceable episode, our heroes talk drunk polka bands, automated mixing technology, and small town music venues. James laments new problems with the studio, Joey is irrate over picky musicians, and they discuss options for recording phone interviews for the podcast. At some point the puppy […]

  • Episode 92 - Unflattering Experience
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on November 8, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this rehashed episode, our heroes talk about losing touch with clients, microphone shootouts, and selling ambiance. James reconfigures microphones, Joey talks unflattering cubes, and the overheated pair discuss the problems with pocketing.  Experience the freshness of these new […]

  • Episode 91 - Cast the Roach to the Rose
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on November 1, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this chewable episode, our chilling heroes celebrate the 40th birthday of Joey Roach with the return of Mary Lee for conversations about radio dying, podcast sound quality, and how “Clerks II” got the LOTR summary correct. Mary Lee eats as sandwich, Joey rants about stupid people […]

  • Episode 90 - Hopped up on V-I-Hippies
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on October 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this blazing episode, our heroes are joined by Val Engstrom to talk about the trials and tribulations of working with “rappers.”  Joey expresses his boredom of talking about rappers, James insults a disability, and they recount the story of how BSRT began. There’s also a […]

  • Episode 89 - Selling Creative Arguments
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on October 18, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this attended episode, our heroes are rejoined to talk World War II alternate realities, revisions in Mastering, and people who complain about cheap gear. James talks about selling studio gear, Joey throws mics on the floor, and they discuss the crankiness levels of “Joey Before […]

  • Episode 88 - Solo Coffee Drinker
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on October 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this lonely episode, our heroes are divided and solitary.  Joey waits helpless, miles away from the studio, and guests fail to show up to keep James from mumbling incoherently for hours… well, one hour, anyway.  James talks about podcast networks, local radio, and the new space […]

  • Episode 87 - New Sweet Spot
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on October 4, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this reluctant episode, our heroes are testing the new podcast studio at Two Bodies of Water Productions… and then the computer breaks.  Restarted, they talk about learning through MIDI, bad breath, and Tom Petty dying.  Joey talks about a 70’s cartoon, James talks about […]

  • Episode 86 - Transform the Angry Space
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on September 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this robotic episode, our heroes talk Transformers, angry clients, and rehearsal spaces. James gets schooled by a retiree, Joey talks about favoritism, and they discuss MIDI instruments and cient tracks. Certainly there will be some classic ambiance.&nbs […]

  • Episode 85 - Artificial Creative Control
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on September 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this doppleganged episode, our heroes talk room acoustic differences, artificial intelligence, and songwriters who cling to their creatively controlled CRAP!! Joey Complains about how cold the studio, James is baffled by a confused patron, and an alternate reality Joey is discussed.  This […]

  • Episode 84 - Ware the Mind Games
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on September 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this underacted episode, our heroes talk video game studios, the importance of sound design in the gaming process, and Joey’s music store debt.  James talks about breaking gutiars, Joey rants about over-priced equipment, and they dable on guitar pedals.  Too many topics to ramble […]