Welcome back to the Truth About Recording & Mixing Podcast, hosted by Crackle & Pop!’s Johnny Sangster.
In this episode we speak to Johnny Bregar about his recording studio “The Brickyard” on Bainbridge Island.
01:00 Listener question about Steve Turner’s guitar setup on the recording of The Warning.
06:00 Listener question about podcast aggregating
09:30 Welcome Johnny Bregar
11:00 Early days, getting into recording. “Buy Osmonics”
15:00 Making the switch to full-time recording
17:00 The local “regular” studio owner, who’s coming in, the job of the producer
24:30 Getting it wrong, making it right
28:40 Producing, capturing someone else’s vision while being the one-stop shop
35:45 How do you know when you’re the right or wrong person for the job
43:30 More on the Brickyard Studio, the “no control room” layout
51:00 A dead space, adding ambiance using UAD’s Ocean Way processing and other reverbs to compensate
55:00 Getting performances
01:05:00 Changing chords, changing lyrics with the goal of improving the song as a producer
01:10:40 Listener question about home recording and capturing acoustic guitars
01:20:00 What about recording books?
01:25:00 Go to acoustic guitars signal path
01:31:00 Mic’ing up your upright piano?
01:38:00 New discoveries in sound, boundary mics, tuning pianos and other studio ownership joys. DUST!
Submit your questions for Johnny by sending us a voice memo or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Truth About Recording & Mixing is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Fretboard Journal magazine, loosely based on our Truth About Vintage Amps podcast.