EP 144: Bob St. John – Getting Pro Results From a Home Studio

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As a professional mixing/recording engineer of over 30 years of experience, music is his life and passion. With numerous Grammy, Billboard Latino and Dove awards and nominations, and record sales in excess of 50 million units, Bob has been the one choice of many artists, project after project. His projects include work with Duran Duran, Collective Soul, Extreme, Black: Guayaba, La Secta All-Star, Dokken, and Bacilos, and in the Latin Christian market, Marcos Vidal, Rene Gonzalez, Julissa, Samuel Hernandez and Roberto Orellana.


  • Why working in live sound is a great way to get clients
  • Working with Extreme and Collective Soul
  • The importance of networking
  • Understanding your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Having skills that apply to multiple genres
  • Finding inspiration to guide your mix decisions
  • Being open to constructive criticism
  • Getting great guitar tones
  • Bob’s go-to mic choices for recording guitars
  • Getting great guitar tones
  • Budget mics that sound great
  • How to avoid “red-light syndrome”
  • Why home studios can actually produce better results
  • Why it isn’t always a good idea to use outboard gear
  • The reason you only need to record guitars with one mic
  • Understanding phase
  • Organizing your sessions
  • How to calibrate your ears to make sure you can analyze your mixes accurately

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