Monthly Archives: March 2016

Episode 28 Greg Wilkinson

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My guest on this week’s episode of the Sonic Garage podcast is Greg Wilkinson!

Greg thrives on the most extreme forms of music, and he uses both his musical and technical skills to document the best hardcore, grindcore, metal, doom, and punk bands not only in the Bay Area, where he resides, but from all over the world as well.

Greg, who’s also an adept musician in his own right,  started Earhammer Studios in 2004, and has been steadily busy recording tons of bands ever since, commonly working 60 plus hours weekly, without any days off.

Greg is also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever spoken with, and he’s not only very passionate about the music he immerses himself in on a daily basis, but he’s also got a lot of passion for the city of Oakland, and the big part the city at large plays in the creation of all of these extreme and aggressive bands that he makes his living recording.

Please enjoy Greg’s interview and be sure to check out the Sonic Garage Facebook page this week where I’ll be posting about some of the bands that Greg has recorded, and also plays in!

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Thanks for listening!

Episode 27 GGGarth Richardson

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I’m very pleased to welcome GGGarth Richardson into the Sonic Garage this week!

Born and raised in Canada, the son of legendary producer Jack Richardson, GGGarth was able to hang out with his dad in the studio from a very young age.  Keeping a keen eye on everything his father did, he was able to become a legendary producer and engineer in his own right, and has worked with many of the world’s best classic and current rock bands.

GGGarth spent the early years of his career working under acclaimed producer Michael Wagener in Los Angeles, where he got to engineer many of the biggest hard rock/heavy metal albums of that era.  Perhaps the highest point of his time in California came when he jumped at the opportunity to produce the groundbreaking debut album by Rage Against the Machine.

These days, GGGarth spends his time in the beautiful wilderness of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he owns and runs The Farm Studios, a state-of-the-art studio where he continues his award-winning career, using his unique abilities to get the most out of every band he works with.

GGGarth also co-founded the Nimbus School of Recording Arts, a first-rate audio engineering/music business school located in Vancouver as well.  Starting Nimbus gives GGGarth the ability to continue his father’s legacy, and train the audio engineers and producers of the future.

Please be sure to check out the Sonic Garage Facebook page this week where I’ll be doing some posts about GGGarth and talking about some of the incredible music he’s helped create!

Also, if you’ve been enjoying the show, please be sure to take a moment to subscribe (top right) and also please rate and review the show as well, I would really appreciate it!

GGGarth Richardson

The Farm Studios

Nimbus School of Recording Arts

Episode 26 Eric Smith

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Stopping by The Sonic Garage this week is Eric Smith, Founder and President of Auralex Acoustics, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Realizing his entrepreneurial nature at a young age, Eric saw the need for affordable, highly effective acoustical treatments and got to work out in his garage where he created the product that has become the go-to solution for achieving the best sounding rooms worldwide.

Always eager to help educate others on the how-to’s of achieving the best sound possible, Eric is a frequent guest lecturer at high schools and colleges across the country, and also loves attending and speaking at every NAMM show, including Summer NAMM, which is coming up this June in Nashville, Tennessee.

As you’ll find out when you hear Eric’s interview, he is not only a very well-spoken expert in acoustics, he is also a very inspirational and positive person to listen to as well.

I hope you enjoy Eric’s interview, and please be sure to check out the Auralex website for more information on his company and all of the products and services that Auralex offers.

If you enjoy the show and gain inspiration from the amazing guests I get to interview, I would be very grateful if you would take a moment to subscribe (top right), and leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

Auralex Acoustics

Episode 25 Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, photo by Andrew Chan.
Tim Palmer at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, photo by Andrew Chan.

My special guest in The Sonic Garage this week is Tim Palmer!

Tim cut his teeth in the music business at London’s Utopia Studios where he got the chance to engineer and mix a number of albums by some of the biggest bands of the ’80’s.

His early experiences with synthpop and new wave music led directly to a very successful association with legendary singer-songwriter Robert Plant.  Tim worked with Robert on 4 albums, including ‘Now and Zen’, which is still Robert’s best-selling solo album to date.

Tim was also very fortunate to get to work closely with David Bowie, during his Tin Machine era.  As you might imagine, getting to work with David was a dream come true for Tim, and is most definitely one of the biggest highlights of his career thus far.

Over his 30 plus year career, Tim has worked with a great number of artists across many different genres of music and he continues to produce, engineer, and mix to this very day.

Tim now happily resides with his family in Austin, Texas where he has his own home-based studio – ’62 Studios, which is a hybrid studio that combines the very best of both the analog and digital worlds.

I hope you enjoy Tim’s interview!  Please remember to check out The Sonic Garage Facebook page this week for more interesting information about Tim, his career, and some of the amazing music he’s been instrumental in creating!

If you enjoy the show and gain inspiration from the amazing guests I get to interview, I would be very grateful if you would take a moment to subscribe (top right), and leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

Tim Palmer

’62 Studios