Archives: Podcast

47: So You Want to Produce Music for a Living?

The guys talk about their experiences running studios and trying to earn a living producing music – including the technical tricks they’ve picked up as a result.

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46: How Loud Should My Songs Be?

The guys talk about the infamous concept of “loudness” – explaining the basics, the history (and deescalation) of the “loudness wars” and what you need to know to make sure your song quality doesn’t suffer because of some common pitfalls.

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45: How to Consistently Finish More Songs and Level Up Your Skills

Vadim talks about why the act of finishing a project is so crucial to leveling up your skills and shows you the SMART goals technique that makes consistently finishing projects easier and less intimidating – including showing you how to use the free DIYRG

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44: Comparing Different Mastering Options

The guys do blind testing of three different mastering options: DIY mastering, professional mastering, algorithm mastering to see if they can tell the difference!

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43: Math Rock and the Role of the Music Blog (Nikk Hunter – Fecking Bahamas)

Vadim chats with Nikk Hunter of the Fecking Bahamas blog on the evolving role of music blogs and music curation, math rock, how to approach blogs with your music and more. Then, Ben and Vadim play and discuss the show’s first ever DIY showcase.

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42: How to Make MIDI Sound Real

The guys discuss strategies for making MIDI-driven virtual instruments sound like the real thing and play examples that go both wonderfully right and horribly wrong.

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41: The Different Roles in a Recording Project

The guys discuss the different roles that DIY musicians have to play throughout the course of a recording project. Thinking clearly about these roles and drawing bright lines between each will help you get the most out of your sessions – even if you’re pl

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40: What You Should Know about Live Streaming (Leonard Patterson)

The guys chat with Leonard Patterson about why live streaming is here to stay and what you need to know to make it an easy (and possibly profitable!) part of your content strategy.

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39: What is Impedance? The For Dummies by Dummies Episode

The guys work (or maybe labor) to explain impedance in the context of the DIY recording studio – starting from basic concepts and moving on to practical tips and tricks for getting the best sound out of your setup (and not breaking anything!)

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38: DIY Recording Equipment and “The Deal” with Analog Gear

Vadim talks to Peterson Goodwyn of DIY Recording Equipment about whether analog equipment lives up to the hype, some very cool DIY Recording Equipment product lines, the accessibility and affordability of high quality analog gear, the zen of DIY, and more

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