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Producing a CD

Recording a studio CD for a musical comedian takes a lot of work. Transferring the energy of a live performance into a recorded track is just part of the battle.

In this episode I interview Nashville Music Producer Nathan Meckel. Nathan is a bit of Renaissance man when it comes to recording. He can arrange, produce, record, edit, mix, master, sing and play guitar, bass, keyboards and an occasional harmonica. He also has a better ear than the bionic woman.


When I first moved to Nashville in 1999, I met Nathan and we wrote some tunes together. A short while after that he produced “Fishin’ With Dynamite” a CD that helped put me on the map. Now, a decade later, he helps again with my latest 15 track musical CD “Half Fool”. Check out Nathan’s website for a sample of his work.:

I wanted you to meet Nathan and get a feel for how recording a CD with a producer can be. In this episode we talk about:

  • How to go about finding a producer in your town
  • General guidelines for costs and contracts
  • Is it fun for a record producer to explore the comedy world?
  • How a producer helps overcome a performer’s shortcomings
  • How a performer needs to trust a producer
  • Inviting feedback and input during the project
  • The difference between a producer and a mixer
  • A “little less notch and a lot more groove”

And much, much more!

Stick around until the end of the episode and get an exclusive listen to two tracks form the NEW CD “32k Ft Up In the Air” and “Awkward”. CLICK TO LISTEN

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