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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 25 - Sylvia Massy

Uri Garcia

Sylvia Massy has been engineering and producing sessions for longer than most of us have been acting like we know what we’re talking about. Sylvia was kind enough to guide us through Studio Divine in this episode of EarthQuaker Devices Show Us Your Junk!

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 23 - Steve Albini (Shellac, Electrical Audio)

Uri Garcia

Steve Albini has recorded hundreds upon hundreds of bands spanning three decades. He has probably engineered one of your favorite records. His organic, non-meddling approach requires dependable and versatile recording equipment. With all of this great studio equipment, there had to be some oddball pieces floating around that he could dig up. Don’t worry, he will show you some of it.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 22 - Robert Carranza (The Solar Powered Plastic Plant)

Uri Garcia

Robert Carranza has spent most of his life discovering how music works, and the last 25 years in the recording industry learning lessons and discovering what is important to him. Producing records for Jack Johnson, Marilyn Manson, Mars Volta and Los Lobos, and winning four Grammy awards are just some of his juicy career accomplishments.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 21 - Phil Manley (El Studio, Trans Am, Life Coach)

Uri Garcia

You may know of Phil from his far-out bands Trans Am and Life Coach; but what you may not know is that this guy is also the owner of a historic diamond in the rough recording studio located in San Francisco, California.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 20 - Ready Player Juan

Uri Garcia

Bassist Juan Alderete (the Mars Volta, Deltron 3030, Marilyn Manson) takes us on a guided journey through the musical oasis of Los Angeles packed with killer gear, pop-culture references, and cameo appearances by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie), and Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos).

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 19 - Money Mark (Beastie Boys, Beck)

Uri Garcia

Enjoy a peek into the studio of a natural inventor; someone whose collaborative temperament blurs the boundaries between electronics and music.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 17 - Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City Studio)

Aaron Rogers

“I’m interested in how a new tool can inspire a new artistic creation. When I get a new pedal, I’m like, ‘Oh wow! I can figure out what this thing does,’ and I spend all this time tweaking knobs [and] learning the pedal, but maybe in that process you come up with a new riff, and that riff becomes a new song, and then that song takes on a life of its own.”

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 16 - MATMOS

Aaron Rogers

Since 1997, MATMOS have pushed the boundaries of what would soon be called “intelligent dance music” beyond the natural limits of self-contained software and circuitry by using found objects…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 15 - Patrick Brown (Different Fur Studios)

Aaron Rogers

“This is a historical place and people should know the history of it,” says Different Fur Studios owner Patrick Brown.

It’s true -- the discography of the San Francisco-based recording studio reads like a list of the most influential albums of all time.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 14 - Ross Robinson (KoRn, Slipknot, At the Drive In)

Aaron Rogers

Producer Ross Robinson brings life to the dead. Dubbed the “godfather of nü-metal,” his raw, unvarnished production on albums by KoЯn, Slipknot, and Sepultura redefined heavy metal by stripping away the glitz and glamour of hair bands still partying on the Sunset Strip in favor of a new sound marked by anger, intensity, and honesty…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 13 - Dan Joeright (Gatos Trail)

Aaron Rogers

If you’re opening a recording studio there are two things you should know:

  1. Location is everything.

  2. Great drum sounds are also everything.

Dan Joeright’s Gatos Trail Recording Studio in beautiful Yucca Valley, CA has both. Housed within an antique barn surrounded by spellbinding desert wilderness, Gatos Trail is a destination for artists like synth-pop phenomenon Twin Shadow, bass-and-drums bashers Big Business, noise rock brutalists Unsane, and nebulous post-punk group The Mekons…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 12 - Vox Recording Studios

Aaron Rogers

“Anything that resonates, it sticks with you. Then you’re like, ‘I have to have it’ because it’s like a beautiful dream.”

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 11 - Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Foo Fighters, Tool)

Aaron Rogers

The former Big Business guitarist and regular Melvins collaborator has a long history of engineering and/or producing top-tier rock bands - the bathroom in his Sound of Sirens studio is decorated with platinum records honoring his contribution to albums by Foo Fighters and Tool…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 10 - John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Recording

Aaron Rogers

“I’m a sick person,” confesses John Vanderslice.

He’s not wrong.

Vanderslice suffers from a terminal case of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and it’s spreading...

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 9 - Mario Caldato (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson)

Aaron Rogers

It’s not every day we get invited to kick it with producers immortalized in Beastie Boys lyrics. We met up with Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty engineer / producer Mario Caldato at his Hollywood home studio to dig through his endless collection of gear, in search of the perfect party rockin’ piece. And we found something...

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 7 - Custom Vintage Keys feat. Lisa Bella Donna

Aaron Rogers

Luke Jones’ Custom Vintage Keys sits inside a nondescript industrial building just off the 5 in North Hollywood. A pinkish eggshell door reads, “CVKEYS,” in the kind of stick-on letters you might see on rusted out mailboxes dotted along rural Ohio roads. There’s no other signage. “This is my crazy shop of keyboard horrors,” Jones says, laughing. From where we’re standing, it looks more like the bottom of the rabbit hole and Jones is the Mad Hatter of vintage keyboards...

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 8 - "Evil" Joe Barresi

Aaron Rogers

“You want people to be comfortable, which is why my studio looks like my bedroom when I was seventeen,” says Joe Barresi.

Despite having nearly every piece of gear under the sun, there is little room for child’s play at Joe’s House of Compression. It’s strictly business. Even the fart mic. We’ll let “Evil” Joe explain...

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