20 episodes

The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real.

In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that collaboration could be journaled in some way to attract producers and influencers? What if it their experiences could help and inform other people?

The Making A Soundtrack podcast was born.

Join Dan and Gareth as they find out what it takes to create a TV drama soundtrack.

For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

Making A Soundtrack Making A Soundtrack

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real.

In mid-2019 composers Dan Watts and Gareth Davies met for lunch to discuss a collaboration idea. What if they could make a TV drama soundtrack without actually being commissioned? What if that collaboration could be journaled in some way to attract producers and influencers? What if it their experiences could help and inform other people?

The Making A Soundtrack podcast was born.

Join Dan and Gareth as they find out what it takes to create a TV drama soundtrack.

For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    The Special Episode

    The Special Episode

    Dan embraces his inner smurf while Gareth binge-watches Disney+. They also chat with these fabulous guests:

    Daisy Coole & Tom Nettleship (Composers) (Two Twenty Two Music)

    Claire Batchelor (Composer)

    Banks & Wag (Composers)

    Laura May (Music Publisher)

    Tristan Noon (Composer / Orchestrator)

    Links:

    PRS Foundation

    MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

    Ivors Academy

    eatsleepthink

    Government guidance

    Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

    Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack

    Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack

    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 53 min
    Resolutions

    Resolutions

    This is the final episode of series 1!

    Dan & Gareth reflect on the first series of Making A Soundtrack and how the album is shaping up. They also look back at the wonderful advice the series guests have provided.

    Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.

    For more information about the series and all of our fantastic guests, visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

    Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack

    Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack

    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 55 min
    Little Mix

    Little Mix

    Gareth adds strings and piano to the theme tune, and Dan talks through track 6 to illustrate his mixing process.

    Next week's episode will mark the end of series 1 of Making A Soundtrack (booo). To celebrate we are going to the Royal Festival Hall (Central Bar) next Saturday 25th January from 6pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so come along and have a chat. All the details are on the website, and there's an event set up on our Facebook page if you'd like let us know you're coming.

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    For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

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    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 32 min
    May The Sound Be With You, With Tim Nielsen

    May The Sound Be With You, With Tim Nielsen

    This week Gareth makes the 100 mile journey to Dan's studio where they approach track 2 (the theme tune) and make notes for the rest of the album. They also chat with Skywalker Sound's supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer Tim Nielsen about all things sound (and maybe a little bit of Star Wars).

    You can find out more about Tim at www.skysound.com/people/tim-nielsen

    Follow Tim on social media:

    Twitter: @TimNielsen

    Instagram: @timnielsen71

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    Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.

    For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

    Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack

    Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack

    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 53 min
    Do Your Own Thing, With Ian Arber

    Do Your Own Thing, With Ian Arber

    Dan & Gareth are taking a Christmas break! The next episode will be on 10th January. In this episode they attempt a Christmas carol, progress track 9 and chat with composer Ian Arber about Mission Impossible and recent BBC drama 'The Capture'.

    You can find out more about Ian and his work at www.ianarber.com

    Twitter: @ianarber

    Instagram: @ianarber

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    For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

    Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack

    Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack

    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 50 min
    Singing From The Same Hymn Sheet, With Jeremy Holland-Smith

    Singing From The Same Hymn Sheet, With Jeremy Holland-Smith

    Dan practises his conducting and Gareth makes a start on track 9. They also chat to composer, conductor and orchestrator Jeremy Holland-Smith about his work on dramas Les Miserables and The Musketeers.

    You can find out more about Jeremy and his work at www.jeremyholland-smith.com

    Twitter: @jeremyhs1

    Instagram: @jrhsmusic

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    Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to them.

    For more information visit www.makingasoundtrack.com

    Twitter: @mkgasoundtrack

    Instagram: @mkgasoundtrack

    Facebook: @mkgasoundtrack

    Making A Soundtrack is produced by The Sound Boutique for screenless.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

JamesWedlockMusic ,

For anyone interested in film

Dan and Gareth have put together a really engaging and hands-on podcast series as they pool resources to write a full soundtrack album. The interviews with various pre and post production creative departments provide such huge insights into how films and TV shows come together.

As a young composer, the tips and tricks I have picked up throughout the series have proved incredibly useful. If you’re interested in how media music is formed, this is definitely for you.

Can’t wait for series 2! Cheers guys!

Arm Your Ears ,

Dead dead Ace

This is such A joy to listen to... how often do you go behind the scenes like this .. explained very simply

gilly1234567 ,

Very insightful!

Hi Gareth and Dan! A very insightful podcast into the exciting mystery of the TV production and composition world! I would be very interested to hear what your "go to" sample libraries are and why? Hope you are well and I hope to catch you both soon! Giles

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