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Tape Notes is a podcast about the art and craft of music production. Hosted by John Kennedy, each episode reunites an artist and producer to talk about the highlights of their collaboration in the studio. Their conversations lift the lid on every stage of the creative process, from kindling the first spark of a song idea, through decisions on style and instrumentation, to finessing the final product. Full of fascinating anecdotes, the conversations also feature early demo versions and stems from the original session recordings. The result is a unique insight into the working methods of some of the most innovative and exciting talents in music.

Tape Note‪s‬ In The Woods

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Tape Notes is a podcast about the art and craft of music production. Hosted by John Kennedy, each episode reunites an artist and producer to talk about the highlights of their collaboration in the studio. Their conversations lift the lid on every stage of the creative process, from kindling the first spark of a song idea, through decisions on style and instrumentation, to finessing the final product. Full of fascinating anecdotes, the conversations also feature early demo versions and stems from the original session recordings. The result is a unique insight into the working methods of some of the most innovative and exciting talents in music.

    TN:67 Fontaines D.C. & Dan Carey

    TN:67 Fontaines D.C. & Dan Carey

    Catching up on some much-needed studio goodness, John returns to Mr Dan’s studio to chat with Conor and Tom of Fontaines D.C. and producer Dan Carey, about how they wrote, recorded and produced the albums 'Dogrel’ and ‘A Hero’s Death’.
    With rehearsal room and garden shed demos in hand, Conor, Tom and Dan give us a rundown of some of the key moments of the band’s career, from first meetings at a 20 person gig to recording an entire album in LA, and then redoing it in London.
    Digging into the recording process, we hear thoughts on the ultimate ways to capture the full experience of a live band, and Dan explains the ins and outs of getting things down on tape.
    Listen to find out what was achieved when the band built an amp castle, how a room became their new sixth member, and why so much skill is involved in playing one note bass lines.
    Tracks discussed: Too Real, A Hero’s Death, You Said
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Swarmatron 
    Logic
    Ludwig Black Beauty 
    Fender Coronado 
    Fender Mustang
    Rainger Minor Concussion 
     
    SUBMIT A JINGLE
    For all of the details on sending in a jingle email jingles@tapenotes.co.uk  
    Submit your Tape Notes jingle and we'll play our favourites each week on the podcast.
    Jingles can be in any style, can feature the Tape Notes theme, lyrics, or none of those things - be as creative as you'd like (as long as they're between 5-15 seconds).
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 
     
     

    • 1 tim. 24 min
    TN:66 Adam Buxton

    TN:66 Adam Buxton

    In this very special episode John steps inside the jingle factory of podcaster, comedian, writer, actor and musician Adam Buxton. 
    Digging into the depths of his archive, Adam charts his life and career breaking down the songs and jingles that punctuated each moment. From finding arpeggiators in music shops and writing ‘smutty’ rhymes with his friends, to applying advice from Nigel Godrich in the epic efforts of Song Wars on the Adam and Joe Show.
    Alongside all of the jingle fun, we’re treated to comparisons between the aspects of music and comedy, the effects of cultural fascination and exclusion, as well as thoughts on mental health when writing.
    Listen to find out where Adam got the inspiration to combine Scott Walker with Will.I.Am and Britney, why he decided to recreate all of the audio in Star Wars, and the truth behind how irritated he actually got with Joe during Song Wars.
     
    Tracks discussed: The Podcast Groove, Mind of a Pirate, The Counting Song, Special Bath, Playboi Buckles, Like and Subscribe and many many more.
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Casio VL Tone
    Suzuki Omnichord
    Gladiator Synth 
    Logic Pro
    Garageband
     
    SUBMIT A JINGLE
    For all of the details on sending in a jingle email jingles@tapenotes.co.uk  
    Submit your Tape Notes jingle and we'll play our favourites each week on the podcast.
    Jingles can be in any style, can feature the Tape Notes theme, lyrics, or none of those things - be as creative as you'd like (as long as they're between 5-15 seconds).
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 
     

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    TN:65 Paul Weller, Stan Kybert & Charles Rees

    TN:65 Paul Weller, Stan Kybert & Charles Rees

    In this episode, John heads to Black Barn Studios to chat with Paul Weller along with producer Stan Kybert and engineer Charles Rees, about how they wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘On Sunset’.
    From recycling and resampling old tunes to recording new ideas on his phone, Paul reflects on his years of endless experimentation in the studio, sharing his thoughts on what makes a good song along with the decisive musical elements that reinforce meaning.
    Revisiting different versions of the tracks, we hear the trio breaking down the different mic setups and the vintage gear they used to recreate the sound of an era.
    Listen to find out why Paul wrote a song on his kids Casio keyboard and how to play a Hammond with a screwdriver.
    Tracks discussed:  Mirrorball, More, On Sunset
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Neumann U87
    Coles 4038 
    Sontronics Mercury
    Izotope Stutter Edit
    Hofner Club Bass
    Hammond Keyboard
    Vacuvox
    Fairchild 660 & 670 Compressors
    Custom Neve Console
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 

    • 1 tim. 19 min
    TN:64 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

    TN:64 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

    In this episode, John catches up with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard frontman and producer Stu Mackenzie to talk about how the band wrote, recorded and produced the albums, ‘K.G.’ and ‘L.W.’
    Armed with various living room demos, phone recordings and plenty of stems, Stu delves into the successes and difficulties that came with each band member having to write and record from home, sharing how the completely unfamiliar process shaped their two lockdown records.
    Firing on all sonic cylinders, we’re given an insight into recording and mixing tracks with two drum kits, linear songwriting with constantly evolving time signatures, as well as the effects of microtonal retuning.
    Listen to find out how the band switch from being ‘gentle fellas’ to ‘heavy monsters’, what they did when they didn’t have a bass that could play low enough and why the flute has ended up on so many of their tracks.
    Tracks discussed: Automation, If Not Now, Then When?, K.G.L.W. & K.G.L.W.
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Beyerdynamic M88 
    Mellotron
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    Yamaha DX7 
    Nord Keyboards
    Ableton
    Logic Pro
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 

    • 1 tim. 30 min
    TN:63 IDLES, Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan

    TN:63 IDLES, Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan

    In this episode John is joined by Idles guitarist Mark Bowen along with co-producers Nick Launay and Adam “Atom” Greenspan to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced the band’s latest album ‘Ultra Mono’.
    Unearthing backstage phone demos and rehearsal room recordings, Bowen, Nick and Adam look back on how the album was pulled together, from the band’s chats about concepts to the eight days recording the whole record. 
    Reminiscing on their time in La Frette Studios, we hear stories of both the raucousness and intense focus encapsulated within an Idles session. The trio dig into the explosive drum recording, their staircase microphone setup and the special sauce that forms the very essence of an Idles track.
    Listen to find out what happened when Warren Ellis made a surprise studio visit, why everyone got sent out of the room during some of the vocal takes, and why civilised French lunches were so key to the album’s success.
     
    Tracks discussed: War, The Lover, A Hymn
     
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Fender Baritone Guitar
    Dolo Stammen Pedal
    Moog MiniFooger Ring Mod Pedal 
     Lo-fi Junky 
    Fender Twin Amp
    Hiwatt-100
    Hiwatt-200
    Sunn Model T
    Marshall SLP
    Marshall JCM800
    Fender Bassman 800
    Ampeg SVT
    Roland Jazz Chorus
    EAR Compressors
    Neve 1081
    API Console
    Neve Console
    Aston Stealth Mic 
    Sound Toys - Alter Boy 
    Fab Filter EQ
    ProTools
     Ableton
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 

    • 2 tim. 14 min
    TN:62 Bicep

    TN:62 Bicep

    In quite possibly one of the most synth-heavy episodes ever, John catches up with Matt and Andy of Bicep to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced their latest album ‘Isles’.
    Unravelling the mystery of how they do what they do, Matt and Andy talk us through the countless demos and subsequent iterations, exploring the abundance of sounds and samples sent to them from collaborators and how this influenced the direction of their music. 
    From hours spent experimenting in the studio to what they did when creativity hit a low, we hear stories of mixing vintage gear with the latest kit, the intricacies of using drum machines to trigger synths, and anecdotes on how they both became masters of the modular synthesizer.
    Listen to find out how they ended up with a ‘Kenny G’ version of a track, why they bought every kids Casio keyboard they could get their hands on, and why there is no such thing as a warm-up set in Belfast.
    Tracks discussed: Atlas, Apricots, Saku, Lido
     
    GEAR MENTIONS
    Akai MPC Sampler
    Alesis Andromeda
    Deckard’s Dream
    E-mu SP-1200
    Intellijel Metropolis
    Intellijel Atlantis
    Juno 60
    Korg Mono/Poly
    Korg Poly 6
    Lexicon Reverb
    Make Noise Modular Synthesiser
    NIIO Analogue Filter
    Nyle Filter
    Roland SH101
    Roland Jupiter
    Roland Super JD
    Roland TR-909
    Roland TR-808
    RS-909 Rimshot
    Verbos Harmonic Oscillator
    Waldorf Microwave
    Yamaha Portasound
    Yamaha SC80
    Eventide Effects
    Valhalla Reverbs
    Casio Keyboard
    Ableton
     
    HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
    If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
    Donate
     
    KEEP UP TO DATE
    For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
    Instagram: @tapenotes 
    Twitter: @tapenotes 
    Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
    To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
     
    Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk 

    • 1 tim. 51 min

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Battiman ,

Simply amazing

I really can't recommend this podcast enough. It's a bit like Song Exploder but more in depth and with longer episodes. Really great host that keeps things moving along and juxtaposes the music clips with the speaking bits perfectly.

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