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 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 […]

  • Episode 67 - Stem the Variable Tide
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on May 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this mis-informed episode, our heroes talk stem mastering, transformer step-downs, a love of Portico preamps. Joey talks about building gear to save money, James has a new obsession, and they talk about an interesting use for a ribbon mic. There’s also the potential for a story told with […]

  • Episode 66 - “Much Smarter Than Me”
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on May 10, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this data driven episode, our heroes are surprised last minute by the chaotic mastering engineer, Glen Allen of Paradox Mastering. Together, they engage on a debate over MP3 conversion issues, mastering standards, data compression issues, and what radio does to broadcast audio. Joey and James […]

  • Episode 65 - “Most People Trust Me”
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on May 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    In this dreadfully late and unprepared episode, our heroes talk gear and the uses of gear and what gear hasn’t yet been used for.  James shares stories of hiding booze in coffee cups, Joey complains about the homeless and how he wants gear to be cheaper, and they discuss the merits of […]

  • Episode 64 - Delirious Ending
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on April 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this delirious episode, our heroes welcome back Joey to his rightful place of silence in the corner! Joining the podcast is producer, songwriter, director, Byron J Ellis.  Byron shares stories of teenage bands, recording with Devin Townsend, losing his voice when it matters, […]

  • Episode 63 - Honest Replacements
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on April 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this replacement episode, our angry hero, Joey, is missing.  James is joined by Garret James of Renders Music and Glen Allan of Paradox Mastering to alleviate the pressure of a solo show.  The ensemble cast grazes through business taxes, author mothers, and honesty in music.  […]

  • Episode 62 - Hands off the Brain
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on April 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this foggy episode, our heroes talk synthesizers, brain fog, and world war three. James muses about why he doesn’t buy more local music, Joey explaina how he’s becoming a junior tech, and some droning happens by random accident. Meanwhile,  Pepper the puppy naps on […]

  • Episode 61 - I Can Destroy the Spreadsheet
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on April 5, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this universal episode, our heroes are joined “on time” by Glen Allan for a challenged episode of universal destruction, pricing strategies, and students. James’ forgets stories he wanted to tell, Joey talks about emails he gets involving forensic audio, and Glen is constantly […]

  • Episode 60 - 12 over 10?
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on March 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this uselessly revised episode, our heroic coffee drinkers talk DAW revisions, clones of clones of revisions, electronic updates, the blue vs purple strip, and death by tube voltage.  Also, a mystery guest shows up with 10 minutes to go…&nbs […]

  • Episode 59 - You’re a Certified What?
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on March 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this delightful episode, our heroic lads chase rediculous testimonies of false information, stammer through stupifying simplifications of presumtuous principles, and divulge into diversive diatribes. They also talk a little about confusing emails, James gets a little heated about someone […]