EP 69: Mixing Workflow Hacks with Chris Shaw

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Chris Shaw is a four time Grammy Award winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. 

Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. 

He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Neon Neon, Elvis Perkins, Guillemots, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. 

He has worked on six of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Records of All Time”.


  • Finding ways to work fast and keep momentum going in the studio
  • The minimum amount of gear needed to make great productions
  • Chris’ simple MIDI trick that makes gating, compression, and sampling easy
  • Using macros to eliminate tedious mixing tasks
  • Working with Weezer
  • Why there is no reverb on the Weezer Blue album
  • A hack for multi-micing guitars that will make sure you capture the best sound
  • Chris’ tips for making your choruses explode 
  • A simple technique for knowing how to prioritize instrument levels in your mixes

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