About Us

The Faces Behind The Mic

Vadim Kharaz

Chief Analogy Officer / V.P. of Big Riffs
Vadim is a mixing engineer based in the Greater Philadelphia area. His passion for recording and mixing was sparked through playing guitar and writing prog rock as a teenager. Today he operates Calm Frog Recording where he helps artists get their songs to sound as good as they possibly can. He loves sharing his passion for recording and producing music with others.

Benjamin Hull

Director of Headphones / Master of Bass Administration

Benjamin is a recording and mixing engineer based in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has played hundreds of shows as a touring bassist for Lacey Sturm and others and has been producing music out of Dream Loud Studio for over 3 years. Ben is an avid advocate for DIY production and loves helping others learn from his experience.

About Our Podcast

Having cut our teeth recording in bedrooms and friends’ basements, we’ve traveled quite a bit in our own recording journeys. We’ve learned a lot. We still have a lot to learn. Through our experiences we’ve realized something very important:

With minimal gear and just a bit of knowledge, DIY musicians everywhere can get professional quality recordings in their homes and rehearsal spaces. 

Our mission is simple: provide that bit of knowledge. 

Join us. 

Support The Show

We work hard every week to plan episodes, reach out to guests, prepare sound clips, edit and promote these episodes. At this time, the best thing you can do to support the show is leave us an iTunes review. This helps us expand our reach and keep providing our community better and better content and opportunities. 

Thank you. We really appreciate your time!