Organic Production, Making Records Fun, and Not Saying "Client" | with Tim O'Sullivan

Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Nov 21 2022 • 1 hr 18 mins

Today’s guest is music producer, recording engineer, and mixer Tim O’Sullivan. Tim’s credits include artists such as Chicano Batman, Rayland Baxter, The Head and the Heart, Grace Potter, and Leonard Cohen. His career has involved bouncing around freelancing and working on staff for various producers and at studios such as Capitol and Barefoot Recording. We have a great chat about building studios, the importance of a great headphone mix, wiring for creativity, learning to express your opinion in a way that fits your role, and using unique instruments to inspire the artist.

In this episode we'll dig in on...

  • Things to consider when building a studio
  • How to wire a studio to encourage creativity
  • Managing Barefoot Recording
  • Picking a studio that fits the project
  • The importance of a great headphone mix
  • Not being too transactional with clients
  • Frankenstein Guitars
  • Working for Undertone Audio in assembly and fabrication
  • How to get repeat work

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Guest: Tim O'Sullivan

Host: Travis Ference