Why I’d Hate To Win The Lottery

September 21, 2017

I don't buy lottery tickets, but sometimes I get them as gifts...

And I'm always afraid that one of them will actually be a winner. 

Listen to find out why I'd hate to win the lottery!

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“This Doesn’t Have to Be the Peak For You”

September 18, 2017

After hearing this story, I had to create a video to share it with you.

We all get stuck from time to time. Sometimes it's a huge obstacle, and other times it's just our own thoughts, habits and insecurities.

Ryan went from living the dream to hitting rock-bottom... losing his business, health, marriage and almost even his life.

But he managed to turn it all around, and rediscovering his passion for making records was one of the keys to overcoming the huge obstacles in his life.

This is his story... I hope you find inspiration in it.

COMMENT below! What's keeping you stuck right now? How are you going to stop accepting that and crush your boundaries to move forward?

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Why some producers are so much more successful

September 12, 2017

I recently surveyed dozens of bands to try and find out how they choose the producers/engineers they work with. 

The most common response - and top complaint - might surprise you... because it has nothing to do with your gear, space, or even quality of work. 

Listen to learn more. 

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Something a Producer Should Never Say

September 7, 2017
When an artist finishes a take and you come on the talkback, what do you say? 
Many producers say the exact WRONG thing. 
If you've been hired to product a record, it's up to YOU to guide the process and make decisions. Listen to this episode to find out what you should never say to the artist when you're recording. 
 

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The Best Investment You Could Ever Make

August 24, 2017

What's the #1 investement, with the highest possible return, you could ever make? 

The answer is quite simple... but it will require you to think differently. 

 

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Don’t be afraid. Push it further

August 22, 2017

Thanks to the abundance of questionable advice online, I'm seeing more and more mixers being held back by their own thinking.

Have you ever been worried that you're using too much EQ and backed it off to make yourself feel better? 

Do you find your mixes a little dull and lifeless when you compare them to big records?

You're not being bold enough. Listen to my little rant about pushing your mix further on this episode.

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How to OWN Your Day, Feel Better and Do Your Best Work

August 17, 2017

Over the past few weeks I'd been struggling with low energy, feeling tired all the time and a lack of motivation.
I'm turning it around by getting back into the routine that sets me up to function at my peak. Check out the video for my tips on OWNING each and every day.

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Making the Leap to Full-Time Engineer/Producer

August 15, 2017

A lot of people fall in love with the dream of making music full-time. But at the end of the day, this is still a business, and most businesses fail within a few years. 

Here's what it truly takes to make the switch from your day job to studio business, why so many people fail and how to do it the smart way.

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3 Mistakes I Made Producing a Silverstein Record

August 8, 2017

7 years ago I produced and engineered Silverstein's fifth album, "Rescue." 

It was my first big label project, and because of that, I put extra pressure on myself and made a few big mistakes typical of a young engineer/producer. 

I'm still proud of the record, but I can easily point out ways that my lack of experience showed on the album. 

Listen to hear the three main mistakes I made so that you can avoid them when you land your next big project.

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Imitation: Make Progress Faster

August 4, 2017

We've all heard it said that nothing is original anymore. 

When you're starting something new, the fastest way to knock over barriers and make progress is to imitate someone ahead of you. 

It's ok to copy. Imitation is actually what allows you to grow and eventually develop your own unique style. 

That's exactly what I've done with this podcast and with my record producing career. 

Listen to find out what the new direction is all about, and how you can use imitation to make better records. 

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