299 episodes

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast Bobby Owsinski

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    • 4.8 • 99 Ratings

In this show, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you're in for an enlightening and engaging treat. So enjoy the show!

    Episode 403 – Jeff Komar Of Avid Answers Your Immersive Audio Questions

    Episode 403 – Jeff Komar Of Avid Answers Your Immersive Audio Questions

    Plus on the intro, a look at how CDs increased for the first time in 17 years, and how voiceovers are being disrupted by AI.







    My guest this week is Avid Solutions Specialist Jeff Komar. Jeff grew up around music and recording so he naturally gravitated towards the tech world. He joined Digidesign in 2000 before it was bought by Avid, and he’s specialized in helping creators solve problems ever since. 







    Since there have been so many questions lately about immersive audio, I thought I’d get the info from someone directly connected to the technology.







    During the interview we spoke about what’s required to get started in immersive audio, where to find sessions to practice with, the difference between bed and object tracks, the different mixing approaches, how it’s affected production, and much more.







    I spoke with Jeff via Zoom from his home studio.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at how CDs actually increased in sales last year, and how voiceovers are being disrupted by AI.





















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    • 38 min
    Episode 402 – Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski Talks Immersive Mastering

    Episode 402 – Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski Talks Immersive Mastering

    My guest this week is Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Michael Romanowski, who’s the owner and chief mastering engineer at Coast Mastering in Berkley, CA.







    Michael has over 30 years of experience mastering in stereo, but he’s been a pioneer in mastering for immersive audio, complete with a new purpose-built 9.1.6 room.







    Michael’s immersive credits include the original motion picture soundtrack for Dune, Hans Zimmer, three albums by Alicia Keys, Eagles “Live From The Form”, and quite a few others.







    During the interview we spoke about what people expect from immersive mastering, how the loudness wars are creeping in again, the tools he uses and the tools he'd still like to have, what makes a great immersive mix, and much more.







    I spoke with Michael via Zoom from his studio just in the Bay area.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at Apple Music finally converting its full catalog to lossless, and the top 20 computer audio interfaces.





















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    • 43 min
    Episode 401 – Trends And Predictions For 2022

    Episode 401 – Trends And Predictions For 2022

    It's that time of year again to take a look back at the influential music business stories from 2021, see how the predictions from last year fared, and have a look forward to the trends and predictions for 2022. Among the things I'll discuss in Podcast 401 include:







    * Music centers shifting to new places on the globe







    * The $9.99 streaming price







    * Spotify getting into video







    * TikTok peaking







    * The future of immersive audio







    * The move towards hi-res audio







    * Artists and their streaming numbers







    * The next big trend in music







    * Music NFTs







    As always you'll hear not only my outlook on these topics but what I'm seeing that makes me think that way.







    Here's to the last podcast of 2021. Once again, thank you for your support.





















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    • 24 min
    Episode #400 – Some Personal Studio Horror Stories

    Episode #400 – Some Personal Studio Horror Stories

    Yes, it's an old picture, but I thought Edward Colver did a great job taking it







    We've hit a milestone today with Episode 400 so I'm going to change things up a little.







    There's new theme music (I'm not sure if I like it - if you have something better please send it), and the upcoming episodes this year will be more theme-based. First up will be a deep-dive into immersive audio as soon as the new year rolls around.







    By popular demand, this episode is dedicated to a few of my personal studio horror stories, although some are actually about some good experiences (like the Frank Zappa stories) too.







    During the episode I covered some early sessions that did not go well (and how I handled them badly too), dipping my toe into commercials and jingles, fun times with Frank Zappa, having some songs on a hit TV show (but paying the price), a true Hollywood TV star moment (not), not getting paid and not getting credit, celebrity tapes exploding, and much more.







    Thank you kindly for all your support and for listening all these years. I hope to see you back for the next 400!





















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    • 32 min
    Episode #399 – Engineer Dennis Moody, No New Rock On The Album Charts, And The State Of Sampling

    Episode #399 – Engineer Dennis Moody, No New Rock On The Album Charts, And The State Of Sampling

    My guest this week is my good friend for many years Dennis Moody, who also appeared on the very first episode of the Inner Circle Podcast as well as number 100, 200 and 300. This is episode #399 and I’m going to be changing things up starting on episode 400 so I wanted to bring Dennis back on to close out an era.







    Dennis is known as the “drummer's engineer” having worked on projects by master drummers Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, and Michael White among many others.







    He’s also one of the few studio engineers that also excels as a live concert engineer, having mixed at most of the major U.S. venues from Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden to The L.A. Forum, as well as most of the major concert venues throughout Europe including Wembly Arena, Royal Albert Hall, and other venues for shows having up to 250,000 in attendance. He has also mixed thousands of Broadway style musicals, large and small orchestral shows, plays, and live broadcasts worldwide.







    During the interview we spoke about working during Covid, some of his recent interesting  gear finds, working with Missy Elliot, the future of recording studios, and much more.







    I spoke with Dennis via Zoom from his studio just outside of Hollywood







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the genres not on this years Billboard year-end charts, and the state of sampling and how that affects the hits we listen to today.





















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    • 41 min
    Episode #398 – Kati Eismann From The Adam Hall Group, Musician Minimum Wage, And Vocal Recording Tips

    Episode #398 – Kati Eismann From The Adam Hall Group, Musician Minimum Wage, And Vocal Recording Tips

    My guest this week is Kati Eismann, who’s the global marketing director for the Adam Hall Group. The Adam Hall Group brands include sound reinforcement company LD Systems, stage lighting company Cameo, stand company Gravity, cable protectors by Defender, and Adam Hall hardware and flight cases. It’s also the distributor to brands like Hofner, EBS, Maiton and Mad Professor Amplification.







    Before joining Adam Hall Kati spent 10 years with labels such as Warner, Universal and Virgin, and then moved into the fashion sector at brands such as Eastpak and Endemol, before returning to music business with her position with Adam Hall.







    During the interview we spoke about being one of the few females in live sound, how the music business prepared Katie for the fashion industry, the difference between the US and European audio markets, and much more.







    I spoke with Katie via Zoom.







    On the intro I’ll take a look at the minimum wage for working musicians, and some vocal recording tips.





















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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Niles36251 ,

Great Podcast 🤘🏻

This podcast has been very helpful to me in learning more about the music industry, keeping up to date with current events, and getting some deep insights into the careers of various industry professionals from musicians to audio engineers to music tech company owners. Highly recommended, thank you for this wealth of excellent information Bobby O!

Philisophical Phil ,

Wonderful Insights!

This is a GREAT podcast to get wonderful insights and information that you really can’t find anywhere else

Shane in the neck ,

Great show! Thanks

I enjoy your show.

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