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 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 […]

  • Episode 83 - Monitor the Unlisted
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on September 6, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this pre-licked episode, our heroes continue their list of “found” recording tips.  They debate listening volumes, monitor selections, and where musicians should listen to their mixes.  Joey deals with his old man issues, and James slurps through coffee with slurred […]

  • Episode 82 - Plug In The List
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on August 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this connected episode, our heroes explore DAW plugins, computer limtations, and how musicians should prepare for a recording session.  James spreads false info about fancy toys, Joey talks about shaming in class, and they discuss the value of console upgrades.  And there’s a […]

  • Episode 81 - The New Robot
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on August 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this assembled episode, our heroes talk computers, assembly problems, and how to save money on purple shockmounts.  Joey argues why pop filters don’t filter out useable high frequencies, James encourages Joey to work with tape, and they scan through other studio websites. […]

  • Episode 80 - Chain the Master Dynamics
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on August 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this responsive episode, our heroes are joined by Glen Allen to talk dynamic EQs, mastering chains, and living where you work. Glen talks about possibly building a new studio, Joey explains his favorite plugin bundle, and James talks, a lot.  Glen shouts out to “Young Medicine” […]

  • Episode 79 - Expensive Parallel Mopping
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on August 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

    In this specialized episode, our heroes talk about why cheap keeps up with expensive, how specializations can help a career, and the “Blue Screen of Death.” Joey Talks about charging more for projects he doesn’t want to work on, James talks about his new magazine subscription, and […]

  • Episode 78 - Start The Podcast
    by bottomshelfrecordingtalk on August 2, 2017 at 3:00 am

    In this false starting episode, our heroes are joined by Katrina Griffiths (co-host of @veritypodcast & @xanister on Twitter) to talk about her new podcast, Start The Music! (@startmusicpod) where she dives into where music begins, BEFORE the rest of us hear it.  James steers the […]

  • 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 […]