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An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.

Music Production Podcast Brian Funk

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    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.

    Building Confidence and Conquering Imposter Syndrome with Ariane Paras

    Building Confidence and Conquering Imposter Syndrome with Ariane Paras

    Ariane Paras helps artists define their vision, build confidence, and find the strength to reach their goals. She runs Olympia Coaching and has 15 years of experience coaching artists along their journey. 
    Ariane and I had a great conversation where we explore the challenges and fears artists have. She shares advice about overcoming procrastination (which is mostly fear) and how having a clearly defined purpose and goal will help us deal with both internal and external criticisms. There's a wealth of valuable information that will help us all in our creative journeys.
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    Show Notes:
    Olympia Coaching - https://olympiacoaching.com Free Consultation with Ariane - https://olympiacoaching.as.me/schedule.php Thrive Program - https://olympiacoaching.com/thrive-artists Ariane's Blog - https://olympiacoaching.com/blog Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/olympiacoaching/ Tim Ferriss on Fear-Setting - https://tim.blog/2017/05/15/fear-setting/ Brian Funk Links:
    My Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with One Knob FX Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/one-knob Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 17 min
    What Do You Really Want with Robert Webster

    What Do You Really Want with Robert Webster

    Robert Webster has been producing music and DJing since 1993, as RobJamWeb. Robert hit it big with a track called "Everybody" in 1999 and has since been releasing music and sharing his knowledge on his YouTube channel.
    Robert spoke about his work and the troubles he encountered with success when one of his tracks hit the charts and MTV. He discussed openly how his freedom from success has allowed him to find and pursue his musical passions.
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    Show Notes:
    Robert's Official Site - https://www.waxadisc.com YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/waxadiscmusic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/waxadiscmusic/ Everybody - https://youtu.be/oP--4ELAVug U-HE Tyrell Free VST Synthesizer - https://u-he.com/products/tyrelln6/ Brian Funk Links:
    My Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with One Knob FX Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/one-knob Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 29 min
    This is Sound Design for Film with Nathan Ruyle

    This is Sound Design for Film with Nathan Ruyle

    Nathan Ruyle is a sound designer for film, who has designed and mixed for over 70 feature-length films. He is the founder of This is Sound Design, a full-service post sound facility in Burbank, California. Nathan has credits working for Universal, HBO, Netflix, and Amazon. His most recent project is the film Joyland, the winner of the 2022 Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
    Nathan spoke with me from his incredible new sound stage studio. We discussed sound design for film and the work he has done. He goes into detail about his state-of-the-art facility, which is Dobly-Certified for the latest in immersive audio.
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    Show Notes:
    This is Sound Design - https://tisd.tv Nathan on IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2021986/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm Joyland Film - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19719976/ "The Invisible Art" by Nathan Ruyle - https://www.moviemaker.com/this-is-sound-design-sound-designer-nathan-ruyle/ Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsckp8r1-8c Hiss and Roar: https://hissandaroar.com/v3/ Immersive Audio with Matt Wallace and Will Kennedy on the Music Production Podcast #269: https://brianfunk.com/blog/studio-deluxe-immersive Brian Funk Links:
    My Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with Dream Organ Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/dream-organ Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    #276: The Right Gear, Using Your Ears, and Hitting Deadlines with Jack Miele

    #276: The Right Gear, Using Your Ears, and Hitting Deadlines with Jack Miele

    Jack Miele founded Jack Miele Productions, a world-famous, production company that has worked on Grammy-winning music. Their clients include artists such as Zac Brown Band, Rod Stewart, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ani DiFranco, and many more. They have done scores for shows such as Family Guy and American Horror Story.
    Jack and I spoke in-depth about his company and his production philosophies. Jack shared helpful wisdom about workflow, choosing the right great, and the importance of nailing deadlines. 
    Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube
    Show Notes:
    Jack Miele Productions - https://jackmiele.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jackmieleproductions/ Jack produces Iceman Special - https://www.instagram.com/jackmieleproductions/ Brian Funk Links:
    My Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with Dream Organ Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/dream-organ Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Creating Worlds and Atmospheres with Robot Koch

    Creating Worlds and Atmospheres with Robot Koch

    Robot Koch is an award-winning artist, producer, and composer who recently released his new album The Next Billion Years, which gives sound to the distant future. He has worked on numerous TV shows and films, including NBC's The Blacklist, ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, MTV's Teen Wolf, and Netflix's Dark. Robot is the winner of the German Music Composers Award and has amassed over 75 million streams and half a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
    Robot and I spoke in depth about his work both on his new album, The Next Billion Years, and his various TV placements and scores. He shared how he tries to create worlds within his music that are full of emotional impact. Robot explains how he stretches his abilities to find new musical ground.
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    Show Notes:
    Robot's Site - https://www.robotsdontsleep.com Stream The Next Billion Years - https://robotkoch.lnk.to/TNBYFoamAndSand The Next Billion Years Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUj30fRDG0 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfwg4cPjYVQ/ Robot's Ableton One Thing - https://youtu.be/Lo7NIt4DqRc Creating New Musical Landscapes with Robot Koch - https://blog.native-instruments.com/watch-robot-koch-on-creating-new-musical-landscapes/ Robot Koch Shares 5 Studio Tips - https://electronicgroove.com/robot-koch-shares-5-studio-tips/ "Bad Kingdom" by May and Robot Koch, Dark Season 3 Episode 1 - https://youtu.be/i2Z98LT7xtQ Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with Dream Organ Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/dream-organ Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 48 min
    #274: Writing Songs with Strangers and Ed Sheeran - Kal Lavelle

    #274: Writing Songs with Strangers and Ed Sheeran - Kal Lavelle

    Kal Lavelle is a singer/songwriter based out of Dublin and London. She is signed with Sony on a writing/publishing deal, and has a writing credit on Ed Sheeran's number 1, multi-platinum single "Shivers." 
    Kal and I had a great conversation about her songwriting process. She explained how she interacts with her collaborators to find inspiration. Kal's passion and enthusiasm for songwriting come through clearly in our conversation, and I learned a lot talking with her.
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    Show Notes:
    Kal's Site - http://www.kallavelle.com International Busking Day - https://wembleypark.com/international-busking-day-wembley-park/ Ed Sheeran "Shivers" - https://youtu.be/Il0S8BoucSA Spoon River Anthology - https://amzn.to/3o3lpdi Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with Dream Organ Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/dream-organ Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

DDDefend ,

Brilliant podcast

I’ve been listening to this podcast for sometime now and it’s so unique in its approach and delivery for me. Brian’s ability to traverse between the technical and psychological aspects of making music effortlessly make this such an enjoyable listen. There are so many insights to learn from, I’ve found them invaluable. Thanks Mr Funk!

JasShuttle ,

Plenty of food for thought!

I've been listener for years and never miss an episode. A very open and humble show that provides plenty of useful approaches and ideas for a variety of subjects. Its also great hearing from guests who add their knowledge and experiences too. Thanks Brian!

Tidal Thom ,

Great podcast !!

Brian I Love it, great advice and motivation,
My two main podcasts at the moment are this one and jre,
Keep it up man 🤙🏼

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