Sonic Contrast, Challenging Your Collaborators, and Trusting your Inner Production Compass | with Andrew Lappin - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 74

Published on:

30th Aug 2022

Sonic Contrast, Challenging Your Collaborators, and Trusting your Inner Production Compass | with Andrew Lappin

Today’s guest is music producer, engineer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Lappin. Andrew prides himself on helping artists push boundaries while staying true to themselves. He’s doing that with a mix of major label and independent artists such as L’Rain, Chromeo, Big Red Machine, and STACEY. In addition to that he also composes and produces music for television, film, and radio. We chat about transcending commitment anxiety, creating contrast both musically and sonically, drum recording techniques that will inspire the player, and why it’s as important to know what you want to do as it is to know what you don’t want to do.

In this episode we'll dig in on...

  • Making records always takes compromise
  • Challenging people with out disempowering them
  • Understanding when to interject into a performance or idea and when to not
  • Being Bold
  • Filling in frequency gaps with different fidelity mics
  • Working in studios with a historic legacy
  • The limiter arms race
  • Sharing a studio space at Sunset Sound with Joe Chiccarelli
  • Keeping perspective on projects that you producer, engineer, and mix
  • Not waiting too long to release your music
  • Comparison is the root of all disenchantment
  • Being your own biggest critic
  • The lyric and intent of the song always guides production
  • Finding a friend you can trust to get you HONEST feedback

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Guest: Andrew Lappin

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Insightful conversations about building and maintaining a fulfilling and successful career in the music industry. Music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and various other audio professionals sit down and share the tips, tricks, mindsets and ideas that helped them define their careers.

Created and hosted by Grammy nominated recording and mixing engineer Travis Ference, Progressions: Success in the Music Industry is inspired by the journey of his career so far. Travis is determined to set the next generation of music creators up with the tools they need to define their own success and live a happy, healthy, and prosperous career in the music business.

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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.