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The #1 feminist music tech podcast, featuring deep-diving episodes into all things music production and home recording and fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology, hosted by Isobel Anderson.

Girls Twiddling Knobs The Female DIY Musician

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    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

The #1 feminist music tech podcast, featuring deep-diving episodes into all things music production and home recording and fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology, hosted by Isobel Anderson.

    Season 05 Wrap Up

    Season 05 Wrap Up

    Following last week’s epic binaural finale episode, Isobel is back for one last music tech chat to bring Season 05 of Girls Twiddling Knobs to a close.This final wrap up episode is the perfect way to get a whistle stop tour of any episodes you might have missed and glean any final little golden nuggets from the last few weeks.This season, we've had some of the most amazing guests including NYX, DJ Paulette, Cathy Lane, Josephine Zwaan and many more, and they've all shared their skills, expert...

    • 28 min
    EP#93: {Binaural S05 Finale} Embodying Electronic Music with NYX at Hidden Notes Festival

    EP#93: {Binaural S05 Finale} Embodying Electronic Music with NYX at Hidden Notes Festival

    Ready for a binaural sound adventure?We’re wrapping up S05 of Girls Twiddling Knobs with an extra-special episode where, together, we take an immersive binaural deep dive into the ecosystem that is NYX.NYX are often described as an electronic drone choir and are a group of women and non-binary vocalists and non-vocalists who use music technology to create dense, musical creations and performance experiences with artists such as GTK alumni Gazelle Twin, amongst many others.Recorded live at Hid...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Decolonising the Loop & Reimagining the DAW with Josephine Zwaan

    Decolonising the Loop & Reimagining the DAW with Josephine Zwaan

    Have you ever questioned the way that music technology software is designed? And how the tech tools and gear we use might look and feel completely different if they were designed by different humans (i.e. not just predominantly white, cis, heterosexual men living in the West). Well, this question didn’t just bother today’s guest, producer and researcher, Josephine Zwaan. It led her to write a masters thesis that totally reimagines how a DAW could behave through the lens of African philosophy,...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to Choose the Right DAW for You (+ Isobel’s personal top 3 picks)

    How to Choose the Right DAW for You (+ Isobel’s personal top 3 picks)

    Feeling overwhelmed by all the recording software choices? Been using the same DAW for a while and feel like it’s time to switch it up? Haven’t started recording your music because you don’t have the right gear? If so, this episode is a MUST LISTEN because we’re breaking down the pros and cons of a variety of recording softwares and demystifying this often overwhelming decision.If you’re curious what software Isobel uses, you also won’t be disappointed because inside you’ll learn her top favo...

    • 43 min
    Navigating a Freelance Creative Career as a Disabled Artist with Meg Fozzard

    Navigating a Freelance Creative Career as a Disabled Artist with Meg Fozzard

    It’s not easy growing a career in the arts but it’s down right tough if you’re living with a disability too. In this episode, Isobel is joined by journalist, digital producer and disabled rights activist Meg Fozzard to discuss the challenges disabled artists can face, the things the industry can do better and strategies Meg has developed over the years to grow her career whilst having a disability.Inside, you’ll gain some really practical knowledge on things like access riders and funding but...

    • 50 min
    The Art of Music Mastering w/ Katie Tavini & Izzy McPhee

    The Art of Music Mastering w/ Katie Tavini & Izzy McPhee

    If you’ve ever wondered what music mastering is, how to get your music mastered or even get into mastering yourself, this podcast episode is for you because Isobel is joined by Weird Jungle mastering engineers Katie Tavini and Izzy McPhee. Between them, they’ve racked up credits with We Are Scientists, Bloc Party, Frankie Morrow, Ash, Waverly, Arlo Parks and so many more. But what’s also interesting about Katie and Izzy is that they met through the amazing Saffron studios’ mentoring sche...

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Produce like a boss ,

Transformative podcast!

Isobel really cares about her audience and her guests, and has excellent interviewing skills. This podcast delivers every time- I get to know the guest’s story and learn something transformative to apply to my own music career. Girls Twiddling Knobs serves as a powerful reminder to me that we must carry on taking up space and making noise!

wendyeacomposer ,

A truly inspiring podcast series.

I look forward to every episode, as it always provides brilliant female role models working and creating music with audio technology from a range of musical fields. I love hearing female musicians/practitioners geek out over audio technology, talk about their innovative music and creative practices. It is so powerful and empowering to listen to each guest's own unique musical story and journey that has led them to their extraordinary careers in music. Every episode leaves me feeling inspired, excited and proud to be a fellow woman composer who creates music with sound and technology.

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loislel ,

Love love love this podcast

LOVE Girls Twiddling Knobs podcast so much. So much inspiration from the variety of guests and topics. Love to listen whilst out walking! 🎛🎚🎶 Also, quite possibly the best podcast name ever?! ♥️

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