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 77 - New Jazz Career Goals
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on July 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this freshly oriented episode, our heroes are joined by Jazz Matthews of Dog Rump Creek Music to talk about what happens AFTER the recording studio.  Lessons learned, measuring success, and the division of roles are discussed, while James rants politics, Joey comments on social structure, […]

  • Episode 76 - Dynamic Monotony
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on July 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this monolithich episode, out heroes talk song dynamics, mixing in mono, and reference mixes.  Joey dismisses the value of checking your mono, James tries desperately to disengage Joey’s monotony, and they together only complete have of the planned episode but still manage to […]

  • Episode 75 - Screaming Baby Sound Effects
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on July 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this wailing episode, our screaming heroes talk renting pro audio gear, using the studio as a daycare, and field recording.  Joey complains about lazy co-workers, James whines about musical chaos, and they plan a future of sound effects recording.  There’s also a snoring puppy on […]

  • Episode 74 - 45 Messages Later
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on July 5, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this impotent episode, our heroes talk disapointing fireworks, lazy emails, and language bariers. Joey complains about only having 14 hours every day to rest and relax, James takes on an interesting studio challenge, Mary Lee peanut galleries over her wonky kneecap. &nbs […]

  • Episode 73 - “Crappy Filing System that is my Brain”
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on June 28, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this misfiled episode, our heroes lazily regurgitate potential falsehoods of headphone electronics, discuss loudness vs volume, and ponder of how to identify a mediocre song.  Joey is slowly going deaf, James has a poor memory, and Mary Lee is sleeping in the corner.  What else was I […]

  • Episode 72 - Un-Ban the Naked Gun
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on June 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this revealing episode, our hero James is joined by Cody Blakely (The Nielsens & Unban Jace) for a conversation about his recording experience at Vancouver studio, Rain City Recorders. We talk microphones, recording processes, time lines, and mixing 15 songs in 2 days.  Joey walks in […]

  • Episode 71 - Mouth Noise Makes US Crazy
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on June 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this contentious episode, our heroes debate the merit of De-Essers vs manual editing, tackle the value of cosmetics in relation to price, and contemplate the relevance of analog equipment.  Joey talks business to a class of audio students, James talks about bass player problems, and a human […]

  • Episode 70 - “Let’s Go Back To My Place”
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on June 7, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this “Plan B” of an episode, our heroes talk ignorant customers, cowardly managers, and Joey’s favourite compressors. James’ considers walking through an analog mix he recently did, Joey refuses to sing a song, and Mary Lee peanut gallery’s the event.  Plus, […]

  • Episode 69 - “We’re Boring People”
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on May 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this labourous episode, our not quite conscious hosts are joined by Garret James of Renders Music (https://www.rendersmusic.com) to talk about the new industry porject, “Alberta Music Cities,” (http://albertamusiccities.ca). James faces a difficult but unnecessary decision, Joey does […]

  • Episode 68 - Push the Sick Down Beat
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on May 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this deep episode, our heroes talk Behringer synths, digital consoles and sickening trends in hip hop. Joey talks DAW templates, James talks arrogant musicians, and they both marvel at odd time signatures.&nbs […]