EP 115: Jason Livermore – Recording Punk Music

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Jason Livermore received his first snare drum at the age of three. Years later, Jason took up bass and guitar, but returned to drums because he liked them better. In junior high Jason discovered punk rock. His first vinyl purchase was the infamous, “Milo Goes to College”. He played in various bands throughout high school and college, recording some of these himself. After college, he decided that recording was probably going to be cooler than selling beer for Miller, his job at the time. 

Upon hearing that ALL was opening the Blasting Room in 1994, he moved to Fort Collins to land the job of a lifetime. Jason has been working at the studio ever since and in 2015 he became co-owner alongside Bill Stevenson. He has worked on about 95% of the albums that have come out of the studio. Jason has also played drums for Wretch Like Me, Drag the River, Bill The Welder, Soul City Missionaries, and The Virginia Sisters.


  • Finding trust in yourself that you know what you are doing
  • Mixing punk drums
  • How a drummer’s technique will change your approach to micing and tuning
  • How to tune drums
  • To polish your tracks or keep them raw? How to know when to edit
  • Creating tempo maps
  • How a particular type of guitar bridge cut his recording time in half
  • Choosing string gauges for getting the most clarity with your guitars
  • How to set up multi-amp blends
  • Using phase alignment tools

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