The Truth About Recording & Mixing, Ep. 6

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Truth About Recording & Mixing, hosted by Crackle & Pop!’s Johnny Sangster. This week we talk to Andrew Joslyn, violinist and orchestral arranger for people like Macklemore and Michael Bolton about a range of projects from creating huge sounding arrangements from his home studio to writing orchestrations for the Seattle Symphony.

1:40 Another Mid-Side Demo
4:45  Listener Question about recording distorted vocals
11:10 Listener question about vocal mics & three-dimensional sound
15:45 Special guest: Andrew Joslyn
20:00 Curating & scoring a series of concerts with the Seattle Symphony
24:00 The one man symphony in a box and coming up in classical
28:00 Getting into improvising and playing rock music
32:00 Breaking into the Seattle scene and deciding to get a Music Business Degree from Berklee
35:00 Meeting and beginning to work with Macklemore
37:30 About asking for songwriter credits when providing arrangements
42:00 Andrew’s solo album
50:30 Andrew’s studio and creating the one man orchestra
1:04:40 Working with the Seattle Symphony and larger orchestras
1:17:30 Andrew’s favorite arrangers & composers & the holy grails of string recording studios
1:22:30 Remote Orchestral recording with Musiversal
1:26:50 Recording and re-amping a string quartet in a gutted tugboat

People mentioned – Macklemore, Martin Feveyear, Mark Lanegan, Jack Endino, Bronwynne Brent, Ivan & Alyosha, No Star, Danny Baker, Seattle Symphony, Barb Hunter, Michael Bolton, Duff McKagen, Shelby Earl, Eric Anderson, London Bridge Recording, David Axelrod, Jeff Saltzman, Eli Weinberger, Eric Eagle, Whitney Monge, Nelson Riddle, Vince Mendoza, Melody Gardot, Dave Cambell, Rob Mathis, Paul Buckmeister, Leslie Odum Jr., Skywalker Ranch, Jesse Butterworth, Musiversal, Ben Hazlewood, Network

Gear mentioned – AKG C422, Electrovoice 665, Spectra Sonics, Empirical Labs Distressor, Drawmer 1961 EQ, ProCo Rat Distortion Pedal, Ampeg B-12 amp, SoundToys Decapitator, SansAmp Plugin, Shure SM57, Shure Vocal Master PA, Radial Reamp Boxes, Apple Computer, Hackintosh, Celemony Melodyne, Apple Logic, Avid Protools, Vicoustic Acoustic Treatment, UAD Apollo Quad, Coles 4038, Grace M501, Neumann TLM103, Advanced Audio Mics, QL Spaces, LA Scoring Studio, UAD Ocean Way Plugin, iZotope RX, Decca Tree

The Truth About Recording & Mixing is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Fretboard Journal magazine, loosely based on our Truth About Vintage Amps Q&A podcast.


Submit your questions for Johnny by sending us a voice memo or email to podcast@fretboardjournal.com.