266 episodes

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.

Music Production Podcast Brian Funk

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    • 4.8 • 175 Ratings

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.

    #266: Realizing Your Creative Dreams with Jeff Leisawitz

    #266: Realizing Your Creative Dreams with Jeff Leisawitz

    Jeff Leisawitz is an award-winning musician/producer, college songwriting professor, life coach, and author of the book Not F*ing Around. Jeff is dedicated to helping artists get their creative dreams off the ground.
    I had a great talk with Jeff about the creative process and overcoming the fear of sharing our creative works with the world. Jeff shared some excellent stories and techniques that have helped his clients and students reach their artistic potential. 
    This episode is sponsored by LALAL.AI: https://www.lalal.ai/?fp_ref=brian  
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    Show Notes:
    Jeff's Site - https://jeffleisawitz.com Not F*ing Around - https://jeffleisawitz.com/nfa/ Jeff's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYewSq3WO-mEy3JwcOuHedQ Jeff's Music - Electron Love Theory - https://electron-love-theory.com Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store
    Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GPU Audio - Next Level Audio Processing

    GPU Audio - Next Level Audio Processing

    GPU Audio is a Digital Sound Processing platform that unlocks a standard Graphics Processing Unit to handle audio production with next-gen performance capabilities. GPU Audio dramatically enhances performance by offloading processing from a computer's CPU to its GPU.
    I spoke with Jonathan and Sasha of GPU Audio as they shared the potential of GPU Audio. We spoke about the capabilities of their new system and how it could revolutionize the way we make music.
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    Show Notes:
    GPU Audio - https://www.gpu.audio Early Access Program - https://earlyaccess.gpu.audio Join the GPU Audio Community on Discord - https://discord.gg/sJ7zxgeb7T Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 51 min
    #264: Music's Emotional Power; Sync Music with Jim Hustwit

    #264: Music's Emotional Power; Sync Music with Jim Hustwit

    Jim Hustwit is a music producer who creates bespoke music compositions for film, television, and advertising through his company LARP Music. He has worked for companies like BBC, Universal, and Apple. Jim is the host of the Sync Music Matters Podcast. I had a great talk with Jim about his work producing music for sync licensing. Jim spoke about the emotional power of music and how it affects listeners on a subconscious level.  
    Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube
    Show Notes:
    LARP Music - https://www.larpmusic.com Sync Music Matters Podcast - https://www.larpmusic.com/sync-music-matters-podcast/ Jim's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/LarpmusicUk/videos LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimhustwit/ Psycho Proves Sync Music Matters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFJ5Q9JF_U Jim's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jimhustwit/ Paradox of Choice TED Talk with Barry Schwartz - https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en Mrs. Doubtfire as a Horror Film - https://youtu.be/U71P5FKFqfg Zen and the Art of Mixing - https://mixerman.net/zen-and-the-art-of-mixing/ Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with VHS Ableton Live Bundle - https://brianfunk.com/blog/vhs Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 22 min
    AudioKit Pro, VHS Synth with Developer Jeff Cooper

    AudioKit Pro, VHS Synth with Developer Jeff Cooper

    Jeff Cooper is a music and audio software developer. For the past few years, he has worked for AudioKit Pro, producing musical apps and building block tools that other developers can use to make their own apps.
    Jeff and I spoke about the release of AudioKit's VHS Synth iOS synthesizer app. VHS Synth uses samples of synthesizers recorded to VCR to create a warm and nostalgic sound. I supplied the samples for the app, and Jeff and the team at AudioKit built and designed the app.
    Jeff shared stories about his background in music and how he came to coding. He shared thoughts on instrument design and how the choices made by designers influence the way the gear is used.
    VHS Synths is available on the iOS App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vhs-synth-80s-synthwave/id1615208667
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    Show Notes:
    AudioKit Pro - https://audiokitpro.com VHS Synth iOS App - https://audiokitpro.com/vhssynth/ House Mark I iOS App - https://audiokitpro.com/house/ 808 Bass iOS App - https://audiokitpro.com/bass808/ OODA MIDI Sequencer iOS App - https://audiokitpro.com/ooda/ Jeskola Buzz Sequencer - http://jeskola.net/buzz/ McDonald's McTrax Beat-Making Placemat - https://www.engadget.com/2016-05-04-embrace-your-inner-dj-with-mcdonalds-mctrax-placemat.html Matthew Fecher on the Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/2018/6/30/66-matthew-fecher Henny that Bizness and Kennard Garrett on the Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/henny-kennard Dirty Wave M8 Tracker - https://dirtywave.com/products/m8-tracker 80's VHS Synths Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/2016/7/6/80s-vhs-synths-ableton-live-pack VCR Wave Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/2020/5/3/vcr-wave-ableton-live-pack VHS Drums Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/vhsdrums Classical Guitar Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/2016/10/7/classical-guitar-ableton-live-pack Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #262: Songwriting with Keppie Coutts

    #262: Songwriting with Keppie Coutts

    Keppie Coutts has one of my favorite YouTube channels, "How to Write Songs." Keppie studied and taught at Berklee College of Music. Her latest work is on a new audiobook/album Mothertongues. Keppie was commissioned to write songs and music around the theme of motherhood for the audiobook.
    Keppie and I spoke about her songwriting process and the challenges songwriters face. We explored what it means to turn nothing into something, as well as some of the common misconceptions around the craft of songwriting that hold people back.
    Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube Show Notes:
    Keppie's Music Site - https://www.keppiecouttsmusic.com
    How to Write Songs (YouTube) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHX6_NG_L7OitIAgcS56zpw/videos
    Mothertongues - https://www.keppiecouttsmusic.com/music How to Write Songs (Blog) - https://kcsongstudio.com
    Keppie's Songwriting Workshops - https://howtowritesongs.org/workshops/ Secret to Great Lyric Writing: The First Line - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6njy21wZoE&t=2s Keppie's First Appearance on the podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/keppie-coutts Holistic Songwriting - https://holistic-songwriting.com John Mayer on Songwriting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7W8E1tp97A
    "Piper" Pixar Short - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAIRXIckfMA Signals Music Studio - Borrowed Chords - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IdttvJSedg Jake Lizzio of Signals Music Studio on the podcast - https://brianfunk.com/blog/jake-lizzio Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com
    Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit
    Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive
    Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc
    Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast
    Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store
    Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #261: Are NFTs the Future? Thomas "Pip" Pipolo

    #261: Are NFTs the Future? Thomas "Pip" Pipolo

    Thomas Pipolo, aka Pip, is a pop artist, singer-songwriter, and NFT curator who sold $20k worth of his ‘Backstage Pass’ NFTs within 24 hours. As an advocate for blockchain technology in the music industry, Pip will be launching one of the first ‘on-chain’ record labels, Cotton Candy Records, to help artists build and grow their music careers on the blockchain. Pip and I discussed what NFTs are and how artists can use them to advance their careers. Pip shared details about his success with NFTs and how he believes NFTs will shape the future of music.
    This episode is sponsored by Koji, the most fully-featured Link-in-Bio service available -https://koji.to/musicproductionpodcast
    Dollar Store Keyboard and Ableton Live Pack Giveaway - https://koji.to/musicproduction
    Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or Spotify; watch on YouTube
    Show Notes:
    Official Site - https://www.pipmusic.xyz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wYjE80aPC9C0sPFPCzyjb Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@pipmusic_ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Pipmusic_ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pipmusic_/ NFT Now article on Pip - https://nftnow.com/music/an-independent-artist-just-made-20000-in-one-day-selling-nfts/ Brian Funk Links:
    Website - https://brianfunk.com Intro Music Made with 16-Bit Ableton Live Pack - https://brianfunk.com/blog/16-bit Ableton Live Pack Archive - https://brianfunk.com/blog/ableton-live-pack-archive Music Production Club - https://brianfunk.com/mpc Music Production Podcast - https://brianfunk.com/podcast Save 25% on Ableton Live Packs at my store with the code: PODCAST - https://brianfunk.com/store Thank you for listening. 
    Please review the Music Production Podcast on your favorite podcast provider!
    And don’t forget to visit my site https://BrianFunk.com for music production tutorials, videos, and sound packs.
    Brian Funk

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

e.miska ,

Constantly inspiring

Great regular dose of inspiration and motivation. This podcast is a service to musicians and creatives of all genres. Thank you

Goshen Fan ,

Favorite Podcast

While the podcast is marketed as a production podcast, it’s equally about motivation and inspiration. I’ve never listened to an episode without gaining a new perspective on life or being uplifted in some way.

JairRobinson ,

More than Music

This podcast is literally one of the best podcasts that I have ever listened to. Brian presents value to both music production, motivation, and personal psychology to help you achieve goals. He gets some very impressive guests on the show that delve into their techniques and secret workflows.

Every podcast is timely, without unnecessary words and filler, and covers a wide variety of necessary aspects of music production and how to execute on personal creativity with finished products. Thank you Brian!

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