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Episode 56 Paul Roessler, Part 1

This week I start a three part interview with musician, composer and producer Paul Roessler!

Paul has amassed a wealth of experiences over the course of his brilliant career and I am very thrilled that he took a few hours out of his busy schedule to speak with me.

Paul is a living legend of the Los Angeles punk rock scene of the late 1970’s through the early 1980’s and to this day he still most certainly carries with him that real do-it-yourself ethic that is a true hallmark of those who came up during the groundbreaking punk rock era of music.

Since 2011, Paul has owned his very own studio, Kitten Robot Studios in Los Angeles.  Amongst the cool local artists he’s been developing, Paul has also gotten the chance in recent years to be a part of projects that are receiving national, if not international attention on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio station on SiriusXM.

Please enjoy Paul’s interview and be sure to tune in for the next two installments of our conversation as well!

The Official Website of Paul Roessler

Paul Roessler on Soundcloud

Episode 35 Billy Anderson

BA by Ryan Fleming

I am happy to be welcoming acclaimed musician, audio engineer, and producer, Billy Anderson into the Sonic Garage this week!

A musician first and foremost, Billy got his start as an engineer because he wanted to record his own band’s music, not realizing until later on that he had a real knack for helping bands other than his own to create career defining albums, something which he has personally done on many occasions.

While Billy made quite a splash early on working with bands like the Melvins, Sleep, and Mr. Bungle, he has continued to break new ground in recent years working with Loss, Agalloch, Pallbearer, Acid King, and Witch Mountain, just to name a few of the many bands that Billy has had the pleasure of working with recently.

Through trial and error and immersing himself in as many challenging recording projects as possible, Billy has become a master at achieving the best results in the studio, sonically speaking, and also at inspiring all of the talented artists he works with to push themselves to their creative limits.

If one thing was made clear during my conversation with Billy it’s that having a positive, can-do attitude is a priceless trait to have, and starting with the environment in which you currently find yourself, and the tools you have at hand, great things can be achieved.

These days, Billy can be found most often mixing at “Everything Hz”, which is his home-based mixing studio located in beautiful Portland, Oregon.  When not busily mixing from home, Billy can usually be found tracking at his new favorite studio in Portland, “The Hallowed Halls”.  In fact, he’s there this week recording the band Eye of Nix from Seattle!

I hope you both enjoy and get inspired from listening to Billy’s interview this week, and thanks to everyone who has been listening to and spreading the word about the show, I am very grateful for you all!

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The Website of Billy Anderson

Episode 26 Eric Smith

Eric Smith Photo

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.

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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!

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Tim Palmer

’62 Studios

Episode 23 Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw in Studio

Stopping by the Sonic Garage this week is 4-time Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Chris Shaw.

Chris started his career as an intern in New York City, getting his big break working with top hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and LL Cool J.

Shortly after making a name for himself in the world of hip-hop, Chris became a freelance producer/engineer and has since gone on to work with a great number of influential artists and bands such as Bob Dylan, Weezer, Ric Ocasek, and Cheap Trick, to name just a few of the talented musicians he’s been associated with.

A couple of years ago, Chris made the move from the big city to a small town just outside of Austin, Texas where he has really been enjoying doing a lot of mixing out of his home studio.

Chris is a very talented and inspirational person and I really enjoyed speaking with him, I hope you get a lot out of his interview!

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Chris Shaw

Episode 13 Adam Hawkins

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Joining me this week from California, is audio engineer Adam Hawkins.

Adam is a very versatile and in-demand Grammy Award winning Recording and Mix Engineer.  He’s worked on major projects with a wide range of musicians in many different genres.  He loves what he does and is always open to new challenges.

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Adam Hawkins

Episode 10 Graham Cochrane

Graham Cochrane

Visiting me in The Sonic Garage today is Graham Cochrane, from Tampa, Florida.

Graham is the founder of The Recording Revolution,  a website he created to inspire and help others to make great music from their home studios, using the gear that they currently have.

In addition to being an amazing teacher, Graham could also have a successful career as a motivational speaker, as you’ll hear in his interview!

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The Recording Revolution