An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.
Caspar Bock - Founder of Baby Audio
Caspar Bock is the founder of Baby Audio, makers of creative plug-ins for music producers. Baby Audio is beloved by producers worldwide for their unique and character-filled devices.
Caspar and I spoke about his work for Baby Audio and the various devices they have created. I really enjoyed learning about how they approach their work to bring producers tools that will help them express themselves through their art.
Adam Rokhsar - Musician, Programmer, Animator
Adam Rokhsar is a musician, programmer, animator, and educator. He is known for some of his Max for Live video devices, such as RokVid and GlitchGif. He creates psychedelic animations as Aesthetic Candy. Adam teaches music production at New York University.
Adam and I had a great time reconnecting and discussing his latest work. His new album Computer Queer is available April 2nd and features all kinds of interesting programming and sound design techniques, which Adam shares in this episode.
John Bartmann - Host of How I Make Music Podcast
John Bartmann is a musician, producer, and the host of How I Make Music Podcast. John writes music for video, film, and podcasts. His podcast, How I Make Music, centers on audio drama podcast music composers. Each episode dives into a different composer's work and process.
John generously shared some audio samples to help clarify his work. As an homage to him, I worked in a little audio drama to the transitions. John shared how his process and philosophies help him carve out a career doing what he loves.
Henny Tha Bizness and Kennard Garrett
Henny Tha Bizness and Kennard Garrett are both accomplished musicians, producers, songwriters, and educators. They've worked with artists such as Drake, Sting, Shaggy, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z. Both teach at the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Henny and Kennard have just released their first iOS app, House Mark I, a stunning recreation of classic Fender Rhodes electric pianos.
Ned Rush 2
Ned Rush is a musician, producer, and YouTube personality. Ned's tutorials and Max for Live devices have long been some of my favorite on the internet. His work combines deep explorations of sound and production with a healthy, dry sense of humor. His new album Mode II, released under the name RUDENHS, brings together breakbeats and electric guitars, all delightfully treated with Ned's characteristic glitchy touch.
Kiana Corley - Singer-Songwriter
Kiana Corley is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her latest single, "Lukewarm," is about a love that has lost its spark, and it captures her soulful pop sound. Kiana is releasing her EP, Take It or Leave It, in late April.
Kiana and I spoke about her songwriting process and her collaborations with other musicians.
Tommy Zee Episode had me finally writing a review even though I’ve been hanging out with you for I think a couple years now.
You guys hit on so many good points and reference so much awesome stuff in that episode. Keep it up you’re an amazing dude, and when my son gets older I hope hope hope he ends up with a teacher like you in his life.
Take care Brian thanks man! -Matt
I’ve gotten so many good music production tips and inspiration from these conversations! Thanks Brian!
It’s just music!
I have thought for the longest time in order to be great at something, it’s recognition that solidifies your hard work and talent as a beat maker, producer, singer, songwriter...whatever. I’m here to let you know that it still is, I just don’t care anymore. I’ve pushed myself in the studio to unmeasurable lengths to get “that sound” I wanted or to get that vocal just right. I put myself in front of all the right people, and it didn’t turn into success. There are so many other things in my life that are a success and wouldn’t trade them or it for anything. After listening to this podcast I have never had so much fun and the willingness to learn more and grow. I almost erased all of this because it’s just a review, but $&@! that I needed to say this. Listen up youngins your gonna leave some blood, sweat, and tears in this becoming a production artist thing, but after this maybe not as much! Thank you Mr. Funk, the my journey has only just begun