From The West Barn: With Joe West & Mike Shimshack

By Joe West & Mike Shimshack

"From The West Barn" is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe West & Mike Shimshack shot at The West Barn in Nashville, TN. It's available on this page, on YouTube and anywhere podcasts are available. West/Shimshack are both music industry veterans that have seen the peaks and valleys of the business over the past 30 years. Their careers have been punctuated with Grammy wins, hit songs, platinum records, tens of millions of units sold and more than their share of failure. Tune into "From The West Barn" for their take on the lifestyle and engaging conversations with some of the industries most interesting people! Nothing is off the table ~ FTWB

  1. 1.
    “The Sound Of A Record Is My Opinion” As An Engineer - Gena Johnson!!
    47:02
  2. 2.
    "Rascal Flatts Kicked The S%@t Out Of Me, I'm Never Going Back To Nashville!!" - Howard Benson
    55:20
  3. 3.
    I Just Moved To Nashville For Music! Welcome To Nashville!! Phil Anthony!!
    39:17
  4. 4.
    How I Recorded Proud Mary - Brent Maher! Producer|Engineer|Hit-Songwriter! Grammy Winner!
    1:22:03
  5. 5.
    How I Recorded "Stairway To Heaven" Led Zeppelin!! Phill Brown!!! FTWB 100th Episode!!
    1:20:23
  6. 6.
    Pete Lyman - Elite Mastering Engineer Talks Gain Staging + Process For Mixers! Infrasonic Sound!!!
    1:10:14
  7. 7.
    Jim Scott - Vintage Old School & Loving it! 7 Time Grammy Winner, Vintage Neve 8048 Series Console
    34:58
  8. 8.
    Karl Braun - The Most Common Music Business Legal Questions!! Lawyer Talks Music!
    1:16:58
  1. 9.
    Ken Rose - 1 Man Wrecking Crew, You Don’t Need A Neve/SSL/API - Make Great Music & Record!!
    54:17
  2. 10.
    Oliver Straus - Mission Sound Recording Studio Brooklyn, NYC - Vintage Neve 8032!!
    39:07
  3. 11.
    Andrew Scheps - Sold His Neve 8068 And Mixes Totally In The Box! His Audio Worldview! Interview!
    49:22
  4. 12.
    Jeff Balding - Nashville Elite Audio Engineer/Producer! Interview! Gain Staging + "Better Boxes"!!
    49:28
  5. 13.
    John Fields - Multi-Platinum Producer, Mixer, Hit-Songwriter! Talks gear, music & career hacks!
    56:01
  6. 14.
    Harry Miree - 1% YouTube Star 99% Drummer! Best Of From The West Barn Podcast!!
    1:02:13
  7. 15.
    Sean McDonald - You Don't Need To Move To LA, Nashville, NYC to Succeed In The Music Biz! StudioTour
    1:09:18
  8. 16.
    Joey Sturgis - How A Mix Engineer Started & Runs One Of The Biggest Plug-In Companies In The World!
    47:54
  9. 17.
    Gregg Vizza - Pro Studio Designer - All You Need To Know To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Mix Utopia!! Pt 2
    38:12
  10. 18.
    Gregg Vizza - Pro Studio Designer - All You Need To Know To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Mix Utopia!! Pt 1
    39:47
  11. 19.
    Sean Moffitt - Mix Engineer, His Studio Setup, Hybrid Mixing, His Mixing Process
    42:00
  12. 20.
    Dave McNair - Mastering Engineer - What Mix Engineers Need To Know!
    1:10:52
  13. 21.
    Billy Jay Stein - Film & TV MEGA Music Composer! Synth Overlord, Grammy Winner, Broadway!
    59:39
  14. 22.
    We Need You To Mix Our Hit Record! Joe & Mike Special Announcement!
    9:51
  15. 23.
    F. Reid Shippen - Mixer Extraordinaire & Gear Purveyor! Studio Tour SSL Neve API!
    1:03:35
  16. 24.
    Benny Faccone - 17 Grammys Zero Ego “We Are The World” + Other Legendary Recordings!
    1:17:37
  17. 25.
    Lij Shaw - Nashville Metro Tried To Shut Down His Home Studio Lij Fought And Won!!
    39:47
  18. 26.
    Jason Miller - I Quit The Music Biz!!! Mixer/ Audio Engineer
    43:29
  19. 27.
    Nir Z - The Drummers Drummer! Genesis/John Mayer/Blake Shelton -Podcast Best Of 2020!!!
    1:01:50
  20. 28.
    Jeff Juliano - Mixing Nashville's Biggest Hits In Delaware! FTWB Best Of Podcast 2020!
    1:10:01
  21. 29.
    Billy Decker - Mixing Records At The Speed Of Light!!! - Podcast Best Of 2020!!!
    1:03:01
  22. 30.
    Ian Thornley - Big Wreck - The Best Band People Don't Know About??!!! Podcast Best Of 2020!!!
    57:49
  23. 31.
    Tony Platt - Recording & Mixing AC/DC “Back In Black” - Every Mic, Console, Compressor Used!!! Best Of 2020
    1:22:17
  24. 32.
    Brian Desveaux - From Nine Days Fame To Beating Nashville’s Streets As A Songwriter! Interview
    48:23
  25. 33.
    Jon Kaplan’s LA Studio Tour!!
    39:10
  26. 34.
    Chris Mara - Welcome To 1979 Studio Owner, Mara Tape Machines & Engineer! Interview!!
    49:24
  27. 35.
    Riley Weston - Writing 6 Movies In LA Then Moves To Nashville To Pursue Songwriting!
    56:39
  28. 36.
    Tim Hicks - From Working Musician To Country Star - Interview!!
    37:40
  29. 37.
    Jon Kaplan Interview - Producer & Mixer Black Pumas Grammy Nomination For “Album Of The Year”! FTWB Podcast Best Of 2020!
    1:10:00
  30. 38.
    “Show Us Your Studio” - Joe West Shows Us His West Barn Recording Studio!! Upload Your Studio Video!
    28:09
  31. 39.
    Kelly King - Nashville Publisher Shoots Straight To Songwriters - Rascal Flatts, Brothers Osborne
    50:47
  32. 40.
    Deezle - 3 x Grammys, 10 Million Sold Diamond RIAA Certified Lollipop Producer - Interview!!
    55:20
  33. 41.
    Tad Kinchla - Blues Traveler Bassist Living Every Musician”s Dream! Interview
    1:06:55
  34. 42.
    Sean McDonald - How To Build A Recording Studio On The Cheap That Can Sound World Class!!
    1:08:31
  35. 43.
    Joe Robinson - AGT Winner! Blazing Guitar/Vocals From Australia's Bush To Nashville - Interview!!
    52:17
  36. 44.
    Ian Thornley - Big Wreck | Thornley - Killer Guitars, Killer Songs, Killer Vocals, Killer Records - Interview!
    57:38
  37. 45.
    Jeff Cohen - Billboard #1’s, 6X TV Theme Songs, Songs All Over The World!!! - Interview
    1:06:42
  38. 46.
    Ben Fowler - Power Station Studio, Eric Clapton, Nashville Legend, Grammy Winner!!! - Interview
    1:15:46
  39. 47.
    Vance Powell - Chris Stapleton, Jack White, 6x Grammys + Gear, Gear, Gear!!!
    1:32:14
  40. 48.
    Tony Platt - Recording & Mixing AC/DC “Back In Black” - Every Mic, Console, Compressor Used!!!
    1:21:47
  41. 49.
    Troy Castellano - Royalties Revealed - Canadian CMA Song Of The Year + Keith Urban's #1 Without You!
    1:07:57
  42. 50.
    Joey Sturgis - Giving The Big Plugin Companies Something To Worry About - JST Tones Interview!
    47:21

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