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#30: From Hell's Kitchen to LA with Rod O'Brien

In this episode we continue with our AES series and are delighted to have another Record Plant alum, Rod O’Brien with us. Rod grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen back when that name meant something. Teamed with Jack Douglas, Rod worked on legendary records by the likes of John & Yoko, Aerosmith, The New York Dolls, Cheap Trick and many more. Today, Rod's in LA as lead sound designer for film and TV including shows like Eastbound & Down and Grace & Frankie. Learn more

#29: In Tubes We Trust: EveAnna Manley

Our guest this week has been dubbed by some as America's Goddess of Thermionic Emissions. EveAnna Manley is the owner of Manley Labs. the tube-based gear designed and manufactured by Manley Labs. Studios worldwide cherish Manley’s tube-based microphones, pre amps, compressors and EQs. We were lucky to have had a chance to talk with EveAnna at AES and learn a thing or three about tubes, bikes and why Chino is not China. Learn more

Meet The Hosts


John Agnello and Stewart Lerman are two audio engineer / producers with over 25 years in the industry. Every episode takes you on a sonic journey with interviews that feature legendary producers, engineers, artists, or inventors. They also deconstruct a recording that inspired them, discuss their favorite piece of audio gear, and offer recording tips and techniques. 

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