Blue Seat Blogs-Cast – Shattenkirk, Desharnais, and Trusting the Process

July 7, 2017, by

This week we’re joined by special guest Rob to discuss the Shattenkirk signing, the significance of David Desharnais in Jeff Gorton’s masterplan, and the difference between good process and bad process in management. As always you can find us right here, on SoundCloud, and on iTunes. Leave us a review or a comment too!




  1. Daniel Mathisen says:

    Love the podcast but you got to improve the audio quality. Way too much difference in volume between you and crappy sound in general.

    • Reenavipul says:

      A few tricks: filter out unused spectrum. Less signal makes for smaller file compression & cleaner output. Keep 100hz-5khz & lose rest.

      Audio compression: a 4-1 ratio is all you need to keep levels consistent.

      If a phoner on iPhone, have guest record call on their end using voice memos, then have send you the file. Can edit, overlay or invert phase.

      Mic choice : a RE20 or a SM7 with a pop filter your best choices, get an xlr adapter to your computer input. A 609, SM57 or 58 ain’t bad if you up the gain and compress it. Condenser mica the best, but need phantom or battery power

      If recording in a non studio, set up on a coffee table in front of the couch, flip cushions on top of said couch. Less square rooms are better.

      Whatever you do, stay on mic!! Mic proximity makes everything else easy.

    • Dave says:

      Right now we just use computer mics. We weren’t sure how popular this would be. I’m looking into better microphones/headsets for this.

      • Reenavipul says:

        Podcast basically unlistenable due to audio issues(though preproduction w/formats wouldn’t hurt, then again, I’ve been out for a while due to issues above)

        An investment of $100-150 per person would do wonders. Any upgrade on mics will do wonders, have to go to headphones to monitor.

  2. amy says:

    i love the things we did signing people who we feel can help us now