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Auralex Creative Spaces
Welcome to the Auralex Creative Spaces podcast. We talk to the famous (and not-so-famous) about how they created their environments for recording, mixing and critical listening.
Apr 14, 2022
Episode 26 - Best Of Creative Spaces - Part 2
In this episode, we’re sharing some of our favorite moments from the past 25 episodes. We’ve had awesome guests and some fun and inspiring conversations with people. Part 2 of this episode contains excerpts from some of our guest’s responses to our question about a "back-up plan". Once they were bitten by the muse of music, voice artistry or working in a studio environment, they did whatever they could do to make that their career without falling back on a back-up plan. No one was an overnight success and they all have worked, and continue to work hard to keep their passion alive. Featured guests include Ray Luzier, Greg Wells, Glenn Rosenstein, Brad Divens, Rich Redmond, Tony Succar, Steve Marcantonio, Sarah Natochenny, Tony Grey, Mason Lieberman, Jose Rios, Juanita Copeland, Matty Mullins and Kayleigh Moyer. If you enjoy these conversations, make sure to check out the full episodes on your favorite podcast listening platform.
Apr 14, 2022
Episode 26 - Best Of Creative Spaces - Part 1
In this episode, we’re sharing some of our favorite moments from the past 25 episodes. We’ve had awesome guests and some fun and inspiring conversations with people. Part 1 of this episode contains excerpts from some of our guest’s comments about their creative spaces. The conversation goes beyond the importance of the vintage and modern gear and into the overall performance of the room and how it facilitates their creative process. Featured guests include Ray Luzier, Greg Wells, Glenn Rosenstein, Brad Divens, Matty Mullins, Daniel Rowland and Kayleigh Moyer. If you enjoy these conversations, make sure to check out the full episodes on your favorite podcast listening platform.
Feb 21, 2022
Episode 25 - Juanita Copeland
In this episode, we’re talking to recording industry veteran, Juanita Copeland. Juanita has lived in Nashville since 1990 and has worked for Mercury Records, Almo Sounds Records, Pioneer Music Group, GMF Music and Hippo Productions. She is the long-time President, COO and General Manager of the iconic recording studio Sound Emporium, one of Nashville’s busiest and longest-operating commercial studios with clients that include Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney and Maren Morris – just to name a few! Her management style and leadership are the main reasons the multi-room studio continues to thrive to this day and she treats clients like “family” and creates a positive “vibe” for them to create and record. Juanita has a life-long passion for animals and has a farm North of Nashville that she shares with her rescued pot-belly pigs, rabbits and dogs. She also volunteers for Alive Hospice, Animal Rescue Corps, and supports Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Ocean Conservancy. You can find out more about Sound Emporium Studios at soundemporiumstudios.com
Jan 13, 2022
Episode 24 - Kayleigh Moyer
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we’re talking to Percussionist, Drummer and Clinician, Kayleigh Moyer. Based in Nashville, Kayleigh graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelors in Commercial Music Percussion with an emphasis in Performance. While there, Kayleigh was awarded the Freshman of the Year, Sophomore of the Year, and Junior of the Year Award, as well as the Percussive Arts Society scholarship dedicated to iconic Nashville drummer Larrie Londin. Kayleigh has been building a successful career performing and recording with artists including Keith Urban, Ashley Clark, Reignite, Barrage 8, Post Modern Jukebox and breakout Pop Artist Whitney Woerz. She traveled to China with the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra for the Nanjing Forest Festival and performed 2 hours of film music with a 45-piece orchestra under the direction of Erik Ochsner, and moved between drum kit and the classical percussion section from piece to piece. Kayleigh proudly endorses Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, PreSonus, Genelec and Auralex. She records and engineers sessions and product demos, as well as online teaching, at her Nashville-based studio. You can find out more about Kayleigh on her website kayleighmoyer.com
1 hr 4 min
Oct 20, 2021
Episode 23 - Russ Long
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we’re talking to recording industry veteran and all-around awesome audio person, Russ Long. Originally from Colorado, Russ moved to Nashville in the mid-eighties to attend Belmont University and went on to engineer the hits “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes” by Sixpence None The Richer. He has recorded and/or mixed albums by Wilco, Dolly Parton and Amy Grant. Russ’ film credits include the soundtracks to The Sapphires, Girl Interrupted, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Russ works in his private mix room, Dangerland, just outside of Nashville. Russ is also an engineer for live sound recordings having multi-tracked live performances for Switchfoot, Luke Bryan and Guy Clark and has mixed numerous live events including the KLOVE Music awards, Challenge America Musical Gala at the Kennedy Center, Barbara Bush’s 90th Birthday concert featuring Reba McEntire and the Grammy and CMA Awards. Russ has authored over 150 articles and reviews for Pro Audio Review, Pro Sound News, and Mix Magazine. In 2018, Russ joined Yamaha’s R&D team where his primary focus is large format live-console development. You can find out more about Russ on his website Dangerland. You can also get more information about Russ’ personal studio build by visiting pro-sound-news-blog/russ-long-shares-how-he-completed-his-dangerland-mix-facility or SonicScoop - making-mix-room Click the player below to listen to this episode, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 22 - Daniel Rowland
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated engineer, producer and music technologist, Daniel Rowland. Daniel has worked on dozens of film and tv soundtracks for Marvel, Disney, Pixar, Netflix and ABC, as well as projects for artists such as Seal, Nine Inch Nails, David Guetta, YBN, Gwen Stefani, Bhad Bhabie, David Foster, Burna Boy and Adrian Belew. He has been a part of numerous international tours as systems designer and programmer. Daniel is Head of Strategy and Partnerships at Montreal-based LANDR Audio (AI music tools), a longtime professor of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University, and co-founder of NOIISE, an Amsterdam-based mobile app company. Daniel joins us from his personal studio located in Los Angeles, CA. You can find out more about Daniel on his website http://rowland-studios.com AND everywhere on social media. You can also get more information about LANDR by visiting https://www.landr.com Click the player below to listen to this episode, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Aug 6, 2021
Episode 21 - Greg Wells
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to Grammy-winning producer, mixer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Greg’s musical journey started at an early age. After moving to Los Angeles in 1990, he studied with famed jazz composer, pianist, and string arranger, Clare Fischer. Greg’s wide range of skills has crafted hits for Adele, John Legend, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Twenty One Pilots, Pink, Keith Urban, Deftones, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, and The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Most recently, Greg mixed and co-produced the songs in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie musical “In The Height’s.” As a multi-instrumentalist, he can artfully mold his productions with incredible precision, craftsmanship, and taste, and he’s mastered the balance between hands-on guidance and drawing out an artist’s sound regardless of genre. Greg has developed several acclaimed pieces of music software, including a signature series of 4 plugins with Waves. You can find out more about Greg at gregwells.net as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
1 hr 11 min
Jul 1, 2021
Episode 20 - Barry Cardinael
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we have an inspired conversation with music and entertainment industry veteran Barry Cardinael. With over forty-five years of industry experience, Barry has worn many hats and traveled the world. He was instrument tech and stage manager on world tours with Joe Walsh and Barnstorm, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Earth, Wind and Fire, Barry Manilow, The Beach Boys, and Neil Diamond in all studio and live-production capacities for 16 years. In 1995, Barry wrote a business plan for Iron Mountain Records Management Company to establish, promote, and grow the archival business to serve the entire Entertainment Industry to preserve and protect all forms of recorded media in dedicated archive facilities. He has worked for Iron Mountain in Hollywood, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Nashville managing millions of recorded media assets. After retiring from Iron Mountain, Barry set up a voice-over and writing studio in his home to assist with his next two career adventures. Barry joins us from his home studio in Nashville. You can find out more about Barry at https://spiritread.comas well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Click the player below to listen to this episode, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Jun 9, 2021
Episode 19 - Rich Redmond
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to drummer, percussionist, educator and actor, Rich Redmond. Rich has been the recording and touring drummer for country superstar Jason Aldean for over 20 years. His versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming has been heard on hundred’s of live and recorded projects for artists including Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Derek Trucks, Florida-Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Lit, Travis Tritt, Thompson Square and Little Big Town – just to name a few. Rich was named “Country Drummer of The Year” in the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 and, was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Clinician” by both Modern Drummer and Drum! Magazine for several years. As an international motivational speaker, Rich brings his "CRASH Course For Success" motivational drumming event to drum shops, music stores, high schools, colleges and corporate events across the world and his clients include Cisco, Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Presidio, Hard Rock Café and many others. You can find out more about Rich at https://richredmond.com as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Click the player below to listen to this episode, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
May 13, 2021
Episode 18 - Joel Singer
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we visitJoel Singer, co-founder & Chief Engineer of the Emmy® and Grammy® award-winning remote-production recording and mixing company, Music Mix Mobile (M3). Joel has been working in the music industry for over 25 years and has logged thousands of miles worldwide. Joel and M3 have provided services for the Grammy Awards, the CMA Awards, the Tony Awards, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, iHeart Radio Music Awards, the Emmy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and, most recently, the half-time show for Super Bowl LV featuring The Weeknd. Joel tells us what inspired him to follow a career path in the audio industry, some great stories about life in the remote-recording world, his outlook on bringing back live shows after the pandemic, and why an accurate-sounding recording and mixing environment is crucial to providing award-winning mixes for broadcast. You can find out more about Joel and M3 at https://www.musicmixmobile.com as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Apr 6, 2021
Episode 17 - Van Romaine
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we’re talking to drummer Van Romaine. Van’s solid groove has taken him around the world numerous times, and his musicianship has been showcased in many different styles of music from Fusion to Pop and beyond. Throughout Van’s career, he has performed or recorded with Steve Morse, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ciara, Ludacris, Naughty By Nature, Juan Luis Guerra, Nena, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Billy Joel, Joan Osborne, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Kansas, The Dixie Dregs, Bernie Worrell, Deep Purple, the London Symphony Orchestra, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Gloriana, Jaco Pastorius, Ronnie James Dio, Adam Holzman and many more. Van joins us today from his personal studio, Live Wire, in West Orange, NJ. Van tells us what inspired him to play the drums, the challenges of being the musical director for a tour, and how he has continued staying busy with his personal studio. Click the player below to listen, or stream anywhere you listen to podc…
Mar 12, 2021
Episode 16 - Andy Symons
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to audio engineer Andy Symons. Andy has been working in the audio industry for over 30 years and started his professional career as a staff engineer at TRC Recording – a successful recording facility in Indiana that featured clients such as John Mellencamp, Aerosmith, John Fogerty, and the Bob and Tom Show. He also served as mastering engineer and Vice President of Operations at World Media Group and studio manager at The Lodge Recording Studios in Indianapolis, IN. Andy is currently doing session work at his home studio, The Sound Machine, and serves as Technical Director at Zionsville United Methodist Church. Andy joins us from his studio located outside of Indianapolis. We talk about how he got started in audio engineering, a perfect “one take” with Aerosmith, and the challenges of producing engaging audio for a house of worship. Click the player below to listen, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Feb 26, 2021
Episode 15 - Sarah Natochenny
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we join in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the creation of Pokemon and talk to actor and voice artist Sarah Natochenny. Sarah is best known for her ongoing work in the role of Ash Ketchum on Pokémon since 2006. She is a Voice Arts® Award-winning actor and has been the go-to actor for many animated series airing worldwide, including roles such as Marian in Robin Hood and Tinkerbell in Peter Pan. Sarah's latest work can be heard on Marvel's Black Widow: Bad Blood, as the narrator and voice of every character, on Funny or Die/Spotify's The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon, in which she plays ten characters, on Audible in Hannukah Haunting as Devorah, as well as ADR for The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. She is also one of the voices of the Peacock Network. Sarah joins us from her home studio in New York City, and we talk about how she got her start in the business, putting together a work-from-home vocal recording space and "The Boat Sto…
Feb 11, 2021
Episode 14 - Tony Grey
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we’re talking to bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and award-winning music educator, Tony Grey. Tony graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001 with the prestigious “Outstanding Performer” Award. Tony has collaborated and performed with some of the world’s greatest musicians, including John McLaughlin, Bob James, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Gary Husband, Mike Stern, and many, many others. Tony has produced and released four solo albums and is currently working on a number of new projects. In 2012, Tony launched the Tony Grey Bass Academy, a complete and structured, online music curriculum, designed to take players from the beginning of their journey through music, all the way to the very end and beyond, learning music creatively rather than mechanically. Tony joins us from his personal studio located in Pennsylvania. Tony talks about his rocky road to becoming a musician, h…
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 13 - Clark Buckner
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to Clark Buckner. Clark is co-founder of Nashville-based podcast production agency Relationary Marketing, which works with mid-to-large-sized organizations seeking to leverage podcasting in their content marketing strategies. He has worked with brands like Jack Daniel's and serves national corporate clients in healthcare and technology along with award-winning PR firms, including DVL Seigenthaler. Buckner is also a team member at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a Nashville-based non-profit that connects entrepreneurs with critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses. As lead organizer of the Nashville Podcasters meetup, Clark's passion is to support new and existing podcasters. Clark joins us from his podcast studio in Nashville, TN. Clark explains the five most important steps to launch and produce a successful podcast. He also talks about the importance of creating a comfortable "vibe" for your podcast guests and…
Jan 7, 2021
Episode 12 - Tom Griesgraber
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to Tom Griesgraber. Tom is one of the world’s most respected performers on The Chapman Stick, a unique 12-string instrument that affords Tom the ability to express his musical ideas. He has toured as a solo artist with Bert Lams (of the California Guitar Trio), Agent 22, and Jerry Marotta. He has performed as an opening act for The Tony Levin Band, Carl Palmer, The Dixie Dregs, Steve Hackett, Adrian Belew, Al Dimeola, Stanley Jordan, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather, Muriel Anderson, Tower of Power, Asia, Michael Manring, Tim Reynolds, and many others. Tom is also an accomplished producer and engineer for artists like the California Guitar Trio, RyMo (of Slightly Stoopid), Peter Pupping, and more. Tom is joining us today from his personal studio in California. Tom shares info about what inspired him to learn how to play The Chapman Stick, how he turned his childhood home into his personal studio, an…
Dec 22, 2020
Episode 11 - Jose Rios
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we talk to GRAMMY-award-winning guitarist, songwriter, and producer Jose Rios. As the guitarist and founding member of the band Free Nationals, Jose has traveled the world on tour as the backing band for Anderson .Paak, and more recently, on the band’s own headlining tour across Asia and the US. In addition to playing iconic festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, he has shared the stage with Bruno Mars, J. Cole, and Dr. Dre, to name a few. His musical contributions include work on the Grammy-nominated album Malibu, the GRAMMY-award-winning album Ventura, and the recently GRAMMY-nominated, self-titled, Free Nationals debut album. Jose joins us from his studio in Los Angeles, CA. Jose talks about what it takes to build a career in music, collaborating with other artists, and the importance of meditation during difficult times. For more info about Jose and Free Nationals, go to: https://www.instagram.com/josemrios/?hl=en https://www…
Dec 8, 2020
Episode 10 - Mason Lieberman
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we’re talking to Musician, Composer, and Audio Coordinator Mason Lieberman. Mason is best known for composing for anime series like Rooster Teeth's RWBY and Beyblade Burst Evolution. As a cellist, guitarist, and vocalist, Lieberman has worked with a wide variety of film and gaming franchises, including The Rising of the Shield Hero, Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., Riot Games' League of Legends, AMC's The Walking Dead, Made in Abyss, Warhammer: Vermintide, Hell's Kitchen, and God Eater.
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 9 - Ray Luzier
In this episode, Kevin and Robb have an entertaining conversation with monster-drummer Ray Luzier, who has recorded and toured the world with David Lee Roth, Jake E. Lee, Army of Anyone, Billy Sheehan, KXM, and many others as well as being a full-time member of one the most successful metal bands, Korn, since 2009.
Nov 10, 2020
Episode 8 - Glenn Rosenstein
In this episode, Kevin and Robb have a great conversation with GRAMMY®-winning engineer, mixer, and producer Glenn Rosenstein, who has worked with James Brown, Miles Davis, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Ziggy Marley, Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, U2 and many others over a four-decade career.
Oct 27, 2020
Episode 7 - Brad Divens
In this episode, Kevin and Robb speak to Brad Divens, master FOH (front of house) engineer who has worked live shows for artists ranging from Linkin Park, Bob Seger, Enrique Iglesias, and many more.
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 6 - Nile Wright
In this episode, Kevin and Robb talk to Nile Wright, co-host of the popular podcast "It Gets Weird" and a beloved staff member at Auralex Acoustics! Nile talks about the podcast's beginnings, as well as the gear he uses to record episodes. He offers advice to those starting a podcast, recommending a podcast co-host you can tolerate in the long haul. This leads to a near Beatles-eque breakup as Kevin questions whether Robb is the right choice for "Creative Spaces" co-host.
Sep 29, 2020
Episode 5 - Elizabeth Zharoff
In this episode, Kevin and Robb talk to the insanely talented and prolific Elizabeth Zharoff. She tells the boys about her experience as an international opera singer, voice coach, and audio designer. Coming from a musical family, Zharoff quickly took to performing and parlayed that into a career where she has performed in music halls across Europe, Asia and the Americas – and did so in more than 15 languages!
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 4 - Tony Succar
In this episode, Kevin and Robb are joined by Tony Succar, who became the youngest artist to win a Latin Grammy Award when took home two (for Best Salsa Album and Producer of the Year) last year. The 34-year-old percussionist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer (perhaps dynamo is the best word to use) talks about his original passion, soccer, which he wanted to go pro in. Succar also discusses his transition into the family business, music, and his meteoric rise to where he is now.
Sep 1, 2020
Episode 3 - Steve Marcantonio
In this episode, Kevin and Robb talk to Grammy-winning recording engineer and mixer Steve Marcantonio! He has worked with a few artists you might’ve heard of, including Glen Campbell, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, John Lennon and Aerosmith. Steve has also worked at iconic studios, including Blackbird Studio and Record Plant. He talks about getting his start in the business, teaching aspiring audio engineers at the prestigious Blackbird Academy in Nashville and enjoying a late-night veal parmesan with John Belushi. Steve and the boys also discuss their shared love of The Beatles.
Aug 18, 2020
Episode 2 - Jeff Bell
In this episode, Kevin & Robb talk to the voice of Ford Motor Company for nearly 20 years, Jeff Bell! Bell talks about his start in radio broadcasting and eventual transition into voiceover work. He offers advice to those trying to enter the VO industry and turns the tables on the hosts, asking them the best way to get rid of low-end buildup in his studio.
Aug 4, 2020
Episode 1 - Matty Mullins
Episode 1 Welcome to Creative Spaces! In this episode, we talk to Matty Mullins, CCM Solo Artist, and frontman of the band Memphis May Fire. Matty tells us about his creative space, his recent transformation of a walk-in closet into a vocal booth, recording and mixing from home, and his other passion - grilling!