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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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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.

    Algorithmic and Generative Music with Canton Becker

    Algorithmic and Generative Music with Canton Becker

    Canton Becker is a musician, programmer, and web designer. Recently he has turned his focus to algorithmic and generative music. His site, Pi Songs, used the number pi to create a musical piece 114 years long. Canton has been pushing the limits of technology and creativity for decades. He was a fundamental part of the Res Rocket Surfer project, which enabled for real time musical collaboration in the early days of the internet.
    Canton spoke to me about algorithmic music and how he created Pi Songs in collaboration with visual artist Jeffrey Ventrella. His thoughts on the future of music and technology was both inspiring and a bit frightening! Canton gave a fascinating demonstration of his how his algorithmic music making works in real time.
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    Show Notes:
    Pi Songs - https://pisongs.com Earth Music "Brian's Song" - https://pisongs.com/earth/?position=30389804 Res Rocket Surfer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpzHQR-skEQ SampleSwap - https://sampleswap.org Canton's Web Site - https://cantonbecker.com Preview of "Acid" - https://vimeo.com/717696534 This Person Doesn't Exist - https://thispersondoesnotexist.com Next Chord App - https://nextchord.app Bill Wurtz - https://billwurtz.com The Musician's Dice - https://musiciansdice.com Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit 5-Minute Music Producer - https://brianfunk.com/blog/5minute 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 35 min
    Collaboration vs. Isolation with Jesse Mac Cormack

    Collaboration vs. Isolation with Jesse Mac Cormack

    Jesse Mac Cormack is a musician and producer who just released his new album, SOLO, on Secret City Records. Mac Cormack summons a sonic world that’s razor-edged and intimate, influenced by the textured electronics of James Blake, Little Dragon, Caribou, and SUUNS. 
    Jesse and I spoke about how he created his album in isolation during the pandemic with limited gear and equipment. We explored how these limitations helped his creativity, and contrasted that with his return to collaboration with others.
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    Show Notes:
    Jesse's Site - https://www.jessemaccormack.com New Album SOLO - https://found.ee/JMC-SOLO Jesse's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jessemaccormack/ Jesse's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2po9yLJNuWLA1t7h6zqhTw/ Daniel Lanois on NPR - https://www.npr.org/2021/03/17/978200605/daniel-lanois-is-more-than-just-a-legendary-producer RC-20 Retro Color Plug-in - https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_fx/effect/rc-20_retro_color Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit 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

    • 50 min
    Immersive Audio with Matt Wallace and Will Kennedy

    Immersive Audio with Matt Wallace and Will Kennedy

    Matt Wallace and Will Kennedy are Grammy-winning producers who have worked with the biggest names in music, including Faith No More, U2, Sheryl Crow, and more. Recently, they launched their new immersive music-ready studio, Studio Delux Immersive. Matt and Will specialize in Dolby Atmos, Sony 360RA, and Spatial Audio, and have already created immersive mixes for Jason Mraz, Faith No More, The B-52s, and Kid Rock.
    Matt and Will spoke to me about their experiences mixing in these new 3D audio formats, and the challenges they present. They spoke in detail about their latest immersive project, Faith No More's The Real Thing, which is scheduled for release on June 17, 2022. Will and Matt also touched on some of the aspects that make them such a great collaborative team.
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    Show Notes:
    Studio Delux Immersive - https://www.instagram.com/studiodeluximmersive/ Matt Wallace - http://mcdman.com/wallace Will Kennedy - http://willkennedyproducer.com Will's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wkproducer/ "Love Shack" ATMOS Mix on Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/love-shack/983850956?i=983850963 Envelop 3D Mixing Tools for Ableton Live - https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/free-tools-live-unlock-3d-spatial-audio-vr-ar/ Bill Small on the Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/bill-small What Is Immersive Audio and How Does it Work - https://www.sonarworks.com/blog/learn/immersive-audio Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit 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 57 min
    Finding Your Creative Path with Kevin Khordmaster Allen

    Finding Your Creative Path with Kevin Khordmaster Allen

    Kevin Allen, aka Khordmaster, is a music producer, classically trained pianist, and YouTuber. He runs the Khordmaster Keys Podcast, where he and guests discuss music-making, technology, and lifestyle design.
    Kevin and I had a great conversation on a variety of topics from carving your own artistic path to the role social media plays in aiding and detracting from our missions. Kevin shared wisdom from his experience as an artist and how his unique background has led him to where he is now.
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    Show Notes:
    Khordmaster Site - https://khordmaster.com Khordmaster Keys Podcast - https://anchor.fm/khordmaster KMATS - https://kevintutoring.com/ Kevin's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/Khordmaster Kevin's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/khordmaster/ Koala Sampler - https://www.koalasampler.com Ian Martin - https://artistianmartin.com/index.html Mark Rebillet - https://www.youtube.com/marcrebillet Glasys - https://glasysmusic.com Henny tha Bizness on the Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/henny-kennard Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16 Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit 5-Minute Music Producer - https://brianfunk.com/blog/5minute 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!
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Play It Like You Mean It - Emile Pandolfi

    Play It Like You Mean It - Emile Pandolfi

    Emile Pandolfi is a professional pianist and entertainer with over 40 years of performance experience. One of the top-selling pianists in the music industry, he has sold over 4.5 million albums, garnered more than 750 million streams online, and performed hundreds of concerts worldwide for thousands of fans. Although serious about his playing, Emile is never serious about himself and believes that every moment at the piano should be one of joy. Emile stopped by to talk about his new book, Play It Like You Mean It, which helps musicians apply their techniques to reach listeners on an emotional level. We had a great discussion about creating an emotional impact with music and how to embrace your own unique character in your music.
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    Show Notes:
    Emile's Site - https://www.emilepandolfi.com Play it Like You Mean it by Emile Pandolfi - https://www.emilepandolfi.com/emile-pandolfi-play-it-like-you-mean-it Emile's Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5BcEbeQq5n2fz8HbhI9CWU?si=PqpctqEUQAae3D4YoHPFEQ Emile on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/emilepandolfi/videos Emile's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/emilepandolfi/ Fine Art and Fine Piano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_X4QNTqxK4 Oscar Peterson C Blues Jam - https://youtu.be/NTJhHn-TuDY Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit 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 8 min
    #266: Realizing Your Creative Dreams with Jeff Leisawitz

    #266: Realizing Your Creative Dreams with Jeff Leisawitz

    Jeff Leisawitz is an award-winning musician/producer, college songwriting professor, life coach, and author of the book Not F*ing Around. Jeff is dedicated to helping artists get their creative dreams off the ground.
    I had a great talk with Jeff about the creative process and overcoming the fear of sharing our creative works with the world. Jeff shared some excellent stories and techniques that have helped his clients and students reach their artistic potential. 
    This episode is sponsored by LALAL.AI: https://www.lalal.ai/?fp_ref=brian  
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    Show Notes:
    Jeff's Site - https://jeffleisawitz.com Not F*ing Around - https://jeffleisawitz.com/nfa/ Jeff's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYewSq3WO-mEy3JwcOuHedQ Jeff's Music - Electron Love Theory - https://electron-love-theory.com Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com 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 1 min

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