In the latest episode of Gear Club Podcast, Electric Lady Studios Manager and co-owner Lee Foster discusses the “ants-in-your-pants” daily modus operandi of serving 30+ regular clients at the venerable New York landmark four-room facility that has reassumed its market leadership in the New York City recording scene. “It’s not a studio; it’s a community and a brand,” shares Foster, along with innumerable insights into running a premier commercial studio in the age of commoditized recording. Gear Club Podcast Episode #56 explores how Foster and his team have breathed new life into Electric Lady – Gear Club Podcast hosts Stewart Lerman and John Agnello walk through Electric Lady’s history and into the 21st century with Foster in this Part 2 of three interviews recently recorded at the facility.
Also released in May, Lerman and Agnello, with informed perspectives and an irreverent yet still deep and respectful style, draw out insights in two additional episodes of Gear Club Podcasts: Part 1 of the Electric Lady series with lead mix engineer Tom “The Midwife of Audio” Elmhirst (Beck, Adele, David Bowie, Cage the Elephant – video of the Elmhirst interview, beginning with stills and transitioning to the live interview, is available here), and a conversation with alt-country songwriter and musician Jay Farrar about his career, including the bands Uncle Tupelo and Sun Volt and his current solo work.
The Lee Foster, Tom Elmhirst and Jay Farrar sessions can be found, along with the ever-expanding catalog of timeless interviews with leading artists, engineers, producers and studio pros that have drawn 50,000 subscribers, at gear-club.net.