162 episodes

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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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.

    #162: Dan Policar - Songwriting, Touring, Gaming

    #162: Dan Policar - Songwriting, Touring, Gaming

    Dan Policar, aka DanTheBand, is a Grammy nominated, touring musician, songwriter, and producer. Dan has toured the world playing in Sean Paul's band, the "BaddaBanz." He has done production work and songwriting for artists such as Fabolous, Sean Paul, Raekwon, Andra Day, Faith Evans, and Mystikal.

    Dan and I spoke about his work touring and the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. He shares some excellent tips on songwriting and finishing music. We also get into his work writing music for video games.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #161: Rob Barbato - Crafting Emotion and Energy

    #161: Rob Barbato - Crafting Emotion and Energy

    Rob Barbato is a creative director at Squeak E Clean Productions, a composer for Film and Television, a producer and engineer of records, and a multi-instrumentalist. Rob has produced music for brands like Lexus, Nike, and Apple. He recently produced the new Vivian Girls album, Memory. 

    Rob spoke about translating marketing briefings into music and emotion. He explains some of his techniques for getting interesting and unique sounds, while maintaining a childlike sense of exploration with his music.

    • 58 min
    #160: Lido - Finding Your Artistic Vision

    #160: Lido - Finding Your Artistic Vision

    Peder Losnegård, aka Lido, is a producer, singer, songwriter in LA from Norway. He has worked for an impressive list of artists such as Chance the Rapper, Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, A$AP Ferg, and many more.

    Lido and I had a great conversation about his work as a producer and musician. We talked about the importance of having a vision for your work and how he used this approach on his upcoming album Peder.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #159: Making the Most of Your Time at Home

    #159: Making the Most of Your Time at Home

    We are living through unprecedented times. It is our duty to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus. In an effort to maintain positivity and make the most of our time at home, this episode runs through some ideas you can use to be productive.

    Stay healthy!

    • 36 min
    #158: Tom from ELPHNT - Finishing Music and Crafting a Career in Music

    #158: Tom from ELPHNT - Finishing Music and Crafting a Career in Music

    Thomas Glendinning is an Ableton Certified Trainer and the man behind the popular site ELPHNT, where he helps producers "make better music." 

    Tom and I sat down to speak for the second time on the podcast about his recent work (including the amazing FRZN GRAINS Ableton Live Pack), finishing music, and crafting a business out of a passion. 

    Thanks to Tom for creating the beautiful artwork for this episode!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #157: Act The Part

    #157: Act The Part

    This episode marks the beginning of the 4th year of the Music Production Podcast! I never imagined I'd be a podcaster, but I think I've done it long enough to earn the title. And that's what this episode is about: if you want to be a thing, act like the thing. Do the things that person would do! 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

napz420 ,

Exactly what I need

Love this podcast bro! Love the short form. Exactly what I sometimes want just a production secret from a woke producer ;)

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BrandonReeve ,

Fantastic

This guy has the voice of a Yoga instructor. Absolutely awesome to listen to and tons of insightful information. Im only 6 episodes in and looking forward to listening to the rest. Thank you for this podcast my friend.

Sauced4lyfe ,

Great source of inspiration

Lots of great tips and great conversations with people in all walks of the music industry. You can jump in on any episode. I find I get inspired to make music after an episode which is great.

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