Matt Boudreau: Working Class Audio, Finances for Musicians, and Why Relationships Matter
This week's guest is mixing and mastering engineer, drummer, and podcast host Matt Boudreau. Matt started his 35 year career in the music industry as a drummer, but turned to the studio world after being inspired by sessions with producers like Joe Chiccarelli and Gil Norton. Since then he's worked on tons of records, as well as owned and operated multiple studios. In 2014 he started his podcast, Working Class Audio, which rapidly became one of the most popular podcasts in the audio industry. We chat about the inspiration behind his show, being financially diversified, and the importance of being a good person and building great relationships.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Playing in bands until falling in love with the studio
Starting the Working Class Audio podcast
Having the right manager
Diversifying your income as an audio professional
The cost of keeping up with technology
Being an advocate for yourself
Taking over a Bill Putnam built studio in San Francisco
Why relationships matter
Taking a loan out to buy an early Pro Tools rig
Mastering the basics of money
Mentally recovering from failed ventures
Building a Dolby Atmos room
Being a good person
The dangers of the instant gratification of social media
Using drum samples
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