It’s story time! Welcome to the Pro Audio corner of the music industry.
From the equipment manufacturers, to the engineers, to the business people behind the scenes, over the years every member of the microcosm has become family to Karen Dunn, Founder/CEO of KMD Productions, the company she created to channel her dedication to bring the whole eclectic crew together into virtual and live events.
Tune in to One and Dunn to meet this colorful cast of characters, and pick up tips for creating and cultivating your own groups by stepping into Karen’s world of creating community in Pro Audio.
Ep 12: Robert Scovill
💡“Community is a collective thought, it’s where differences can live and still thrive but not threaten the community.” 🎤
World class live music mixer and engineer Robert Scovill joins us on this week’s episode of One And Dunn sharing his stories on the road with iconic artists such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Def Leppard, Prince and more. As a fitness addict Robert divulges his love for the training process of open water swimming to Alcatraz, triathlon competitions, and swim runs. The recipe for success in his career and personal passions? Mental toughness, focusing on the preparation, and his motto HTFU.
Ep 11: Marcella Araica
“Really it’s just organization and never forgetting myself in the process.”
On today's episode of One And Dunn™, recording and mixing engineer extraordinaire Marcella Araica breaks down the amazing balancing act between her studio, business and family life. She shares the career path leading up to her running her own business and the challenges she’s faced along the way.
Ep 10: John Storyk
“You have to not be afraid to fail” - John Storyk
Well known for his early career sound designing Electric Lady Studios for Jimi Hendrix, the legendary John Storyk's work can be seen in the personal studios of Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Aerosmith and many others. John’s company The Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) has had a profound impact influencing acoustic design for close to 52 years.
Dive into his incredible career path, blending his passion for music with design, and of course his love for community!
Ep 9: Piper Payne
Need some new BBQ-ing techniques? Perhaps you’re new to beer & wanna dip your toes in, but don’t know where to start? Mastering Engineer, Educator, and Technologist Piper Payne has you covered! Karen and Piper also discuss the art of mastering music, career shifts, Nashville eats, drinks & music, motorcycles, vinyl, and of course…community!
Ep 8: Tom Kenny
Family and community mean everything to Tom Kenny. A middle child of 12, Tom talks about how these things influence his publications in MIX Magazine, the nuances of working together with people you may dislike to reach a common goal, recounts stories of his years working the TEC Awards (Beatles legend, Producer Sir George Martin may be mentioned), and shares tips for those looking to dip their toes in music journalism.
Ep 7: Chris "C-Rod" Rodriguez
“Just create. Always be creating. Complete & repeat.” - @crodmusic - Producer/Songwriter/Mixer/Arranger
Chris “C-Rod” Rodriguez shares his experience along his career path, the importance of family, creating content with @WysterMedia, and what it takes to make it in music these days. Don’t miss out on where he’ll take you for food & entertainment in Miami, Florida.
Always great interviews!
Karen does a great job eliciting engaging and interesting reponses from her guests. Informative and entertaining looks at the people in our industry that we know by name, we get a closer look at who they are and why they do what they do.