Season 6 comes to a close at Archer Records. We were lucky enough to sit down with Ward Archer (owner) and Daniel Lynn (studio manager, recording engineer) in the cozy confines of Music + Arts Studio. It is always thrilling to be in a recording studio and to be in one as well appointed as this facility was exceptional. Archer Records is a cornerstone of the Memphis Indie and Americana sound in addition to a very diverse roster. The beginning of the episode is with Ward. We discuss the business, his story, and the many capacities of the Archer. Later, in our conversation with Daniel we geek out pretty hard so be warned. So much gear so little time.
2:45 How did Archer come into being? Project studio behind Sleepout Louie’s. Recording Lily Afshar who was Archer’s first recording artist then Sid Selvidge. Sounds Unreal studio purchase.
11:30 What DOES it take to run a studio, label, etc? 2 labels, publishing, studio, film, and an API in a pear tree.
18:10 The state of the Memphis music scene.
24:00 The day to day of a studio manager. The beginning of the epic geek out.
35:50 How did you get into recording technology Daniel? Later…get a pen and make a shopping list.