49 min

Aberrant DSP: Deviating from the Norm, Coding, and Creating Sketch Cassette Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

    • Music Interviews

This week we're joined by Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine. Who, along with Ben's cat Jon, make up the audio plug-in company Aberrant DSP. Aberrant's flagship product, Sketch Cassette, has been embraced by producers and mixers around the world. What started as senior project at the University of Rochester has since spiraled to a full time job only a year or so later. We have a great chat about setting project goals, designing unique and exciting plug-ins, and learning to structure and run a small business.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Departing from the accepted standard
How a senior project became a full time job
Designing an eye catching user interface
Studying electrical engineering
Self-motivating as a self-employed person
Learning new skills on the fly
Lo-Fi and cassettes
Finding inspiration outside music
Creating a mission statement for yourself
Judging what task to take on by judging your energy level
Atomic Habits
Learn More About Aberrant DSP...
Website: https://aberrantdsp.com/ (https://aberrantdsp.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aberrantdsp/ (https://www.instagram.com/aberrantdsp/)
Our Sponsors:
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Turning Point Code: PROGRESSIONS
Other Links:
"Atomic Habits" by James Clear: https://kit.co/travisference/progressions-recommended-reading/atomic-habits-an-ea (Here)
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Credits:
Guest: Aberrant DSP (Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine)
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference

This week we're joined by Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine. Who, along with Ben's cat Jon, make up the audio plug-in company Aberrant DSP. Aberrant's flagship product, Sketch Cassette, has been embraced by producers and mixers around the world. What started as senior project at the University of Rochester has since spiraled to a full time job only a year or so later. We have a great chat about setting project goals, designing unique and exciting plug-ins, and learning to structure and run a small business.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Departing from the accepted standard
How a senior project became a full time job
Designing an eye catching user interface
Studying electrical engineering
Self-motivating as a self-employed person
Learning new skills on the fly
Lo-Fi and cassettes
Finding inspiration outside music
Creating a mission statement for yourself
Judging what task to take on by judging your energy level
Atomic Habits
Learn More About Aberrant DSP...
Website: https://aberrantdsp.com/ (https://aberrantdsp.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aberrantdsp/ (https://www.instagram.com/aberrantdsp/)
Our Sponsors:
The Beats Accelerator Process: http://beatsaccelerator.com/ (http://beatsaccelerator.com/)
The Complete Producer Network: https://www.completeproducer.net/ (https://www.completeproducer.net/)
Turning Point Coffee Roasters: https://www.turningpointcoffeeroasters.com/ (https://www.turningpointcoffeeroasters.com/)
Turning Point Code: PROGRESSIONS
Other Links:
"Atomic Habits" by James Clear: https://kit.co/travisference/progressions-recommended-reading/atomic-habits-an-ea (Here)
Gear and Recommended Reading: https://kit.co/travisference (https://kit.co/travisference)
Sign up for the Progressions https://mailchi.mp/87a95bbfe666/progressionspod (Mailing List)!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/ (https://www.instagram.com/progressionspod/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/ (https://www.facebook.com/ProgressionsPod/)
Learn more about Travis: https://www.travisference.com/ (https://www.travisference.com/)
Credits:
Guest: Aberrant DSP (Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine)
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference

49 min