Recently, our friend Grammy winner Dave Pensado
and Recording Connection mentor Matt “Linny” Linesch
met up at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, CA, where Dave gave some one-on-one instruction and filmed a very special Into the Lair
segment for Pensado’s Place. Everyone was on hand to help, including Recording Connection student Hannah Finegold, who currently apprentices with Linny in his studio.
Over the past few years, Linny has become a veritable engineering powerhouse with credits that include the 2013 self-titled album Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros as well as their 2012 album “Here” and the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to All Is Lost starring Robert Redford. Other clients include Insects vs. Robots, The Cerny Brothers, Dave Mason, Fool’s Gold, and the Australian band Wagons.
The famed Ocean Way Recording
has yielded some of the most beloved, influential recordings of the 60s and 70s, including The Mamas & the Papas
’ “California Dreamin,’” The Beach Boys
’ “Good Vibrations,” and Ray Charles
’ version of “I Can’t Stop Loving You” to name just a few. The Ocean Way studios have a great feel, and there’s still a sense of artistic community there, even in this day and age.
Ocean Way Recording is also where Matt Linesch has setup his own studio, giving his Trident 80b board pride of place. Now, a number of fortunate Recording Connection students get to forge their futures in this legendary studio under the direction of one of music’s rising stars. Here, the past, present and future collide, and the music just keeps on getting made.
Be on the lookout for the Into the Lair
segment with Matt “Linny” Linesch at Ocean Way Recording. Coming soon!
Radio Connection mentor Sean “The Rabbi” Tyszler
has been keeping our student apprentices quite busy at his station, WMMR 93.3-FM
in the Philadelphia area. In recent months, students have had the opportunity to use studio equipment, watch on-air live sessions featuring Sean and special guests, record their own demos, operate the radio board, and learn VOX pro! “It’s a very hands-on studio,”
says The Rabbi!