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Join host Ben Hilzinger of Big Fat Snare Drum as he invites his favorite drummers, songwriters, and industry veterans to chat about their top 5...whatever. Topics range anywhere from a guest breaking down their own songs to influences to technical, geeky stuff and back again.

For more info, check out www.bigfatsnaredrum.com or find us on Instagram @bigfatsnaredrum. You can also contact me directly at ben@bigfatsnaredrum.com...Cheers! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigfatsnaredrum/support

Big Fat Five: A Podcast Financially Supported by Big Fat Snare Drum Ben Hilzinger

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Join host Ben Hilzinger of Big Fat Snare Drum as he invites his favorite drummers, songwriters, and industry veterans to chat about their top 5...whatever. Topics range anywhere from a guest breaking down their own songs to influences to technical, geeky stuff and back again.

For more info, check out www.bigfatsnaredrum.com or find us on Instagram @bigfatsnaredrum. You can also contact me directly at ben@bigfatsnaredrum.com...Cheers! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigfatsnaredrum/support

    Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World)

    Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World)

    Zach Lind breaks down his favorite Jimmy Eat World grooves and tells the story of why they each hold a special place in his drumming heart. There are a lot of great perspectives in this episode including how the element of surprise is an artist’s greatest weapon, acknowledging when you’re not needed and how he’s always thinking about what he can take AWAY from a part to make it unique as opposed to adding more.

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

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    • 52 min
    'Save it for the Pod!" Ep. 3 - Where's The Beat?!

    'Save it for the Pod!" Ep. 3 - Where's The Beat?!

    Gunnar Olsen (Puscifer, Big Data, Bruce Springsteen) and I were ODDLY excited about recording this one. We each brought on 5 songs that best represent that feeling of, “um…I can’t find the one....guys?!....I CANT FIND THE ONE!!”. It’s happened to all of us and it’s a feeling we both LOVE. Many songs are easily heard (and perhaps meant to be easily heard) with multiple different pulses, while some just go out of their way to have a “gotcha!” moment. Either way, this was the most fun I’ve had with the podcast so far and both Gunnar & myself are really excited for you to have a listen.

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy

    Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Big Fat Progress

    Big Fat Progress

    I invited Kris back on the show to discuss how difficult this last year has been for us (Big Fat Snare Drum) as a small business and what we’ve done to keep the doors open. I’m calling it, “Big Fat Progress”, because I really don’t see this year as much of a setback for us as it was an uncomfortably-forced pivot. After that, I asked Kris some of my favorite questions about his ethos on business in general. Kris is almost always right when it comes to what will resonate with people on a large scale. I guarantee you will take something away from this.

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy

    Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Best of 2020: Part 2

    Best of 2020: Part 2

    LAST EPISODE OF 2020! This is Part 2 of the “Best of 2020” where I put together a show of my favorite clips from the past year. Enjoy! See you (or hear me) in the new year!

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy

    Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame


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    • 42 min
    Best of 2020: Part 1

    Best of 2020: Part 1

    The next few episodes are gonna be a very self indulgent “Best of 2020”. I’ve put together some of my favorite clips of the podcast so far with a little backstory for each. If any of my previous guests are listening and you don’t hear your clips, it's cause I thought you were really boring and I don’t like you at all. Cheers!

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy

    Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame


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    • 55 min
    'Save it for the Pod!' Ep. 2 - Ben and Gunnar’s Top 5 Dance Drummers

    'Save it for the Pod!' Ep. 2 - Ben and Gunnar’s Top 5 Dance Drummers

    I’m back with Gunnar Olsen (Puscifer, Big Data, Bruce Springsteen) for another segment of ‘Save It For The Pod’ where we pause our private conversations about various musical topics until we can record it for the MASSES (that’s you). This week’s episode has us dissecting each of our ‘Top 5 Dance Music Bands That Feature Live Drummers’.

    This week’s topic is the timeless and seemingly underrated drummer of Radiohead, Phil Selway. Gunnar and I each choose our top 5 Phil beats and go a dissectin’! You can find links to all the songs discussed in The Podcast section for the episode at www.bigfatsnaredrum.com.

    This episode is also sponsored by Waves Audio. This podcast would take me soooo much longer to edit if it wasn't for the Waves Vocal Rider plugin. It "rides" the fader in real-time and keeps both my and my guest's audio at a consistent level without the need to overcompress. I also use an endless of amount of their plugins for my musical recordings such as Abbey Road Saturator, CLA Drums, the SSL Channel, and many more. We are an affiliate member of Waves and if you purchase any Waves plugin via the link below, you directly support the show and me. I love you.

    To view the entire Waves Catalog:

    https://waves.alzt.net/xYDXy

    Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame


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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Ben is great

Love his passion, and curiosity about his guests.

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Great podcast!

Great podcast with interesting topics and guests.

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