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.
EQ or Compressor First?
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about whether to place an EQ before or after the Compressor. The answer is: it depends on the situation. Learn a bit about how each device works and how their order depends on your goals.
You Are Always Training Your Dog
Here's a short bit of wisdom I learned from a dog trainer that has helped me become a better music producer. Enjoy!
Caspar Bock - Founder of Baby Audio
Caspar Bock is the founder of Baby Audio, makers of creative plug-ins for music producers. Baby Audio is beloved by producers worldwide for their unique and character-filled devices.
Caspar and I spoke about his work for Baby Audio and the various devices they have created. I really enjoyed learning about how they approach their work to bring producers tools that will help them express themselves through their art.
Adam Rokhsar - Musician, Programmer, Animator
Adam Rokhsar is a musician, programmer, animator, and educator. He is known for some of his Max for Live video devices, such as RokVid and GlitchGif. He creates psychedelic animations as Aesthetic Candy. Adam teaches music production at New York University.
Adam and I had a great time reconnecting and discussing his latest work. His new album Computer Queer is available April 2nd and features all kinds of interesting programming and sound design techniques, which Adam shares in this episode.
John Bartmann - Host of How I Make Music Podcast
John Bartmann is a musician, producer, and the host of How I Make Music Podcast. John writes music for video, film, and podcasts. His podcast, How I Make Music, centers on audio drama podcast music composers. Each episode dives into a different composer's work and process.
John generously shared some audio samples to help clarify his work. As an homage to him, I worked in a little audio drama to the transitions. John shared how his process and philosophies help him carve out a career doing what he loves.
Henny Tha Bizness and Kennard Garrett
Henny Tha Bizness and Kennard Garrett are both accomplished musicians, producers, songwriters, and educators. They've worked with artists such as Drake, Sting, Shaggy, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z. Both teach at the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Henny and Kennard have just released their first iOS app, House Mark I, a stunning recreation of classic Fender Rhodes electric pianos.
Pot of gold
Since discovering this podcast it’s been a real pot of gold for useful information. I have gained so much from the wide range of guests as well as from Brian. Plus his live set up training videos have opened up a big world of possibility for me. Thoroughly recommended listen
Came across this completely by chance and making my way through the episodes and genuinely taking a lot of wisdom from it. Content is great and Brian is very relatable. Keep up the good work!
So I just started listening to the podcast but if the start is anything to go by then this is going to be the best podcast for music production on the web right now! Great job