My KUTX: Lisa Machac

Lisa Machac (center) with Pause Play hosts Miles Bloxson (left) and Elizabeth McQueen (right)

Lisa Machac

My KUTX // November 11, 2023

I found Lisa Machac through the incredible recording magazine Tape Op, started by the producer/engineer Larry Crane. A recent addition to the Tape Op team, Lisa conducts in-depth conversations with women musicians, producers, and engineers. I wasn’t surprised to find out that she also heads a company, Omni Sound Project, that helps bring needed equality to the recording profession, focusing on underrepresented communities. Through Little City Sounds, Lisa offers further music mentorship and career coaching. She’s a musician too, and the host of a great podcast, Reference Tracks, that features chats about favorite songs with engineers like Susan Rogers (Prince), Larry Crane, and recently myself (it was weird being on the other side of the mic for a change!).

This week on My KUTX, Lisa is our guest DJ. From the moment we started recording, I learned something from her: lip gloss makes your lips more audible on the mic (a perfect example for why we need diversity in the recording field). Her DJ set features all Austin music, including Spoon deep cuts, memories of fake punk bands, Bill Callahan’s way with words, and more. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, November 11 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime right here.

Playlist:

  1. Spoon – “Take The Fifth”
  2. The Pinky Rings – “Bodega Babies”
  3. Torre Blake & Project Traction – “Back To You”
  4. Buck Meek – “Candle”
  5. Lost Patterns – “Sorrow Bound”
  6. Okkervil River – “Red”
  7. O’Keefe – “Reasons I’m Single”
  8. Bill Callahan – “Pigeons”
  9. The Tiarras – “They Don’t See Us”
  10. Pigeon John & Song Confessional – “Dibs On Trevor”
  11. Loves It! – “Vegas”

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