25 episodes

The #1 podcast for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music, hosted by Isobel Anderson, and featuring fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology.

Girls Twiddling Knobs The Female DIY Musician

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

The #1 podcast for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music, hosted by Isobel Anderson, and featuring fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology.

    EP#24: Sensing Sound In Space: Prof. Gascia Ouzounian shares her fascinating new book Stereophonica

    EP#24: Sensing Sound In Space: Prof. Gascia Ouzounian shares her fascinating new book Stereophonica

    In modern music technology, we take for granted our ability to and appreciation of hearing sound spatially. Stereo recording and reproduction has been especially embedded in our listening practices, whether it be through headphones or speakers. But inside this week’s episode, Isobel chats with Prof. Gascia Ouzounian about her new book, Stereophonica, where she explores how this wasn’t always the case and that how we hear sound spatially is constantly evolving and changing.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP#23: Why Create If No-One’s Watching?

    EP#23: Why Create If No-One’s Watching?

    Creativity is undoubtedly an innate human process. We exist because we were created, we are perpetually making new experiences, stories and even cells, and even when we die our matter goes into new creations, whether animal, mineral or vegetable. But a creative practice? This involves some kind of intentional commitment, and sharing this work? This involves opening a dialogue with others around our creative practice. But what if no-one’s paying attention? Inside this week’s episode, Isobel asks whether it’s all ‘still worth it’.

    • 42 min
    EP#22: Weaving sonic tapestries with recycled epic sounds: In conversation with Hannah Peel

    EP#22: Weaving sonic tapestries with recycled epic sounds: In conversation with Hannah Peel

    Composer and producer, Hannah Peel, is fast becoming one of the most inventive, multidimensional and prolific artists in UK electronic music. Inside this episode, Isobel sits down to chat with Hannah about her creative practice, her new album Fir Wave and the realities of being a contemporary, independent musician working in experimental music today.

    • 58 min
    EP#21: 3 Mistakes I Made When First Releasing My Music (and how you can avoid them!)

    EP#21: 3 Mistakes I Made When First Releasing My Music (and how you can avoid them!)

    There’s a part of the recording process that can often feel overwhelming to musicians, and that’s self-releasing music. For a totally DIY artist, Isobel’s success with sharing her music is impressive, but she’s also had to learn everything through trial and error. Luckily, you can side-step three of the most common mistakes Isobel has made herself and observed from other musicians with her invaluable advice for self-releasing your own music right here in this week’s episode.

    • 21 min
    EP#20: Tackling Diversity in Post Production Sound: In conversation with Emma Butt

    EP#20: Tackling Diversity in Post Production Sound: In conversation with Emma Butt

    In this week’s episode we’re vearing away from the land of music and into post production audio. Why? Because a new piece of research commissioned by the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity has recently been released and the findings are familiarly disappointing. Isobel chats with author of the research, Emma Butt about why and how she took on this important project, her career to date in post production audio engineering and her plans for creating more diversity in her industry moving forward.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP#19: The Dyslexic Experience of Music Tech: a personal account

    EP#19: The Dyslexic Experience of Music Tech: a personal account

    The link between dyslexia and creativity is widely agreed, so it’s no surprise that many musicians are dyslexic. So far, so good. But could this form of neurodiversity change musicians’ experience of music tech, both in negative and positive ways? This isn’t a widely explored area of research, but inside this episode, Isobel explores if and how her dyslexia may, in fact, have had a profound impact upon her own music tech journey and why this might be the case for other musicians too.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Starry buck ,

Amazing!

These podcasts are fascinating and insightful. The conversations are so interesting but even when there is no guest and Isobel is musing on a topic by herself, you get a really considered point of view on music, tech and creativity. Can’t recommend enough - thank you!

Sharanski ,

If you are a ‘girl twiddling knobs,’ you need this podcasst in your tool box.

These podcasts are brilliant and I hope there are lots of men also sneaking over to hear what Isobel has to say and share. Polished, engaging, grounded and I always come away feeling I have had a session with a life coach! So many interesting conversations, pro tips and voyages of discovery.

If you are a ‘girl twiddling knobs’ you need these podcasts in your tool box - your life will be all the richer for it.

beckykerly ,

There has never been a better moment to start listening to this podcast than right now!

I would urge you to listen to this. Isobel speak eloquently with no patronising and it has given me the real push I needed to start making a release plan for my music. She is rebuilding my mindset around creativity, vulnerability and work ethic. Thank you!!

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