Jesse String: Good Vibes, Never Cracking, and Turning Pro - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 21

Published on:

24th Feb 2021

Jesse String: Good Vibes, Never Cracking, and Turning Pro

This week’s guest is veteran recording engineer, mixer, and golf enthusiast Jesse String.  Jesse began his recording career at the legendary Henson studios, and eventually went freelance where he would stack up credits with artists such as The Jonas Brothers, Leonard Cohen, The Band Perry, Ziggy Marley, and Prince.  We have a great chat about the freelance rollercoaster, never cracking under pressure, skipping assistant engineer, and the power of trying to be better everyday.

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

  • The importance of the hang
  • Getting thrown in the deep end
  • What makes great producers great
  • Working with Prince
  • Golf and your career
  • Approaching a session from the perspective of the musician
  • Being a beacon of good vibes
  • Sleeping in studios

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Guest: Jesse String

Host: Travis Ference

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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.
Conversations exploring creativity, productivity, and career growth in the music industry. Join in each week as Travis sits down with some of the industry’s best and brightest to discuss the mindsets and strategies that they use in their careers every day.
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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.