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Wanna level up your recoding skills? You came to the right place! Join Eyal Levi as he sits down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. You’ll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode. And when you’re ready to hit the books, head over to https://urm.academy to get your learn on!

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast Eyal Levi

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    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Wanna level up your recoding skills? You came to the right place! Join Eyal Levi as he sits down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. You’ll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode. And when you’re ready to hit the books, head over to https://urm.academy to get your learn on!

    Peter Tägtgren

    Peter Tägtgren

    Peter Tägtgren is a prolific producer, mixer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who is known for his bands Hypocrisy and Pain, as well as countless productions for bands such as Immortal, Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Sabaton, and many more.
    On this episode:
    2:34 - How and why Peter got into production
    12:24 - Approaching bands with new ideas
    21:40 - Hypocrisy’s arrangements
    36:29 - Deleting ideas that don’t work
    46:29 - The distortion on the Virus record
    1:02:12 - Blending guitars
    1:17:03 - Using custom built amps
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    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    David Vincent

    David Vincent

    David Vincent is the former vocalist and bassist of death metal legends Morbid Angel, and vocalist for Vltimas. 
    On this episode:
    2:44 - Creating your own sound
    7:48 - How David’s upbringing impacted him
    24:42 - Did the band have a plan to go commercial?
    28:31 - Why David wrote a book
    41:14 - Don’t surround yourself with negative people
    50:18 - David’s vision for his career
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    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 59 min
    Aaron Pauley

    Aaron Pauley

    Aaron Pauley is a musician, vocalist, producer, and engineer. He’s also the bassist and vocalist for Of Mice & Men.
    On this episode:
    3:03 - Aaron’s pre-production process
    18:56 - Limiting yourself can create discipline
    34:50 - Using plug-ins isn’t cheating
    51:40 - Making an EP over Zoom and with an old MacBook Pro
    1:08:38 - Learning from Howard Benson and David Bendeth
    Follow Aaron on Instagram and Twitter.
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    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

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    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Kevin Thrasher

    Kevin Thrasher

    Kevin Thrasher is a producer, mixer, and songwriter. He’s also a guitarist in Escape the Fate.
    On this episode:
    2:18 - Getting into production and being hired by Travis Barker
    18:08 - How Kevin worked up to bigger bands
    23:18 - Jam sessions with Travis Barker
    45:12 - Balancing the big picture with taking things step-by-step
    59:25 - Getting to a high level without being in a big band
    Follow Kevin Thrasher on Instagram and Twitter.
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    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

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    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Dan Swano

    Dan Swano

    Dan Swano is a multi-instrumentalist, as well as a mixing and mastering engineer. He’s worked with Opeth, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Aeon, Edge of Sanity, and many others.
    On this episode:
    3:10 - Shifting to remote work and how Dan monitors music
    25:29 - Know what you’re hearing when mixing
    44:27 - Needing a console is a thing of the past
    1:02:36 - Don’t be afraid to try things
    1:23:29 - Discovering Jens Bogren
    1:39:57 - Competition in music
    Check out Dan’s website.
    Follow Dan on Instagram.
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    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Discord QNA With Buster Odeholm & Eyal Levi

    Discord QNA With Buster Odeholm & Eyal Levi

    Buster Odeholm is a producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist who runs Odeholm Audio. He also plays guitar in Vildhjarta and Humanity’s Last Breath.
    On this episode:
    2:05 - What Buster’s been working on
    11:25 - Finding inspiration to innovate sounds
    24:18 - Emotional intent in mixes
    32:46 - Buster’s live setup
    40:00 - What to look for in drum samples
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

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    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

M_Tessier ,

Music producers take note!

I started listening a couple months back and to be honest, I’m kicking myself for not listening to this sooner. The amount of insight on what goes on behind the mix, whether it be workflow, clients, mindset or gear (which is less important than you think haha), is like a speed lane for aspiring mixer/recording engineers. If you are part fo nail the mix, this is the perfect compliment to the education you are getting on that platform. And even if your not, STILL LISTEN! The information in here is golden! I have already implement a ton of things i have learnt from this podcast into my day-to-day and it has very rewarding.

S_Stoyan ,

The URM Podcast Gave Me Hope

I am a LONG TIME listener to the URM podcast because I’ve listening ever since the first year of the podcast. Like many people will tell you, the information in this podcast is absolutely fantastic but for me it’s much deeper than just that.

URM means a great deal to me personally because it got through a very dark period in my life. I spent every waking hour I could on music simply because I loved it but I had no idea how I could ever make music a real career. Especially when I was stuck in an academic graduate program I hated and was told it was impossible and discouraged by family from an early age.

Listening to this podcast and realizing that these professionals felt EXACTLY the same way I do about music and that many of them did transition from other careers gave me hope that I could do the same. For that, I’m forever grateful because I’m finally on my music career path.

Also if you love the podcast, please get a URM subscription! I joined last time and it’s changed my life so much for the better. Thank you so much URM!

thrashbourne ,

Just awesome

Suggested from a friend and absolutely love it. So many great stories and great advice.

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