171 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

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 135 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.

    #171: Guided Meditation with Jörgen Kjellgren

    #171: Guided Meditation with Jörgen Kjellgren

    This episode is a guided meditation by Jörgen Kjellgren that I created the music for. Sit back, relax, and drift into your mind.

    • 15 min
    #170: Maddy Kong - Sesamii

    #170: Maddy Kong - Sesamii

    Maddy Kong is a music producer, engineer, music technologist and live performer from Perth, Australia. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, and winning multiple production spots, she understands the sonic nuances of various genres and has proven to  harnesses positive responses across her work. Maddie makes music under the name Sesamii.

    • 1 hr
    #169: Tine Schenck - Music Weeklies Challenges

    #169: Tine Schenck - Music Weeklies Challenges

    Tine Schenck is a composer and trained vocalist. Along with Andrew Magee and Clément Panchout, she hosts Music Weeklies Challenge, which gives a community of musicians creative projects each week. Tine also creates soundtracks for video games.

    Tine spoke about Music Weeklies Challenge and how it helps artists breakthrough creative blocks and learn how to finish music more efficiently. She discussed her work composing music for video games.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #168: Stephanie Merchak - No Fear of Failing

    #168: Stephanie Merchak - No Fear of Failing

    Stephanie Merchak is a composer, sound designer, improviser and performer from Lebanon. Stephanie has a deep academic background in music and loves to explore and experiment with sound. 

    Stephanie and I had a great conversation about her willingness to take chances and try new things with her art. She isn't afraid of experiments that might not work, and this attitude and philosophy has helped her break new grounds musically.

    • 58 min
    #167: Hainbach - Exploring and Discovering Sounds

    #167: Hainbach - Exploring and Discovering Sounds

    Hainbach is a composer, sound designer, and YouTuber based in Berlin, Germany. He is well-known for his work with tape machines, test equipment, and modular synthesizers. His childlike wonder and endless curiosity about sounds has brought him tens of thousands of viewers on his YouTube channel. 

    Hainbach spoke about how he likes to explore gear, his creative process, and some more philosophical ideas about art and inspiration. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #166: Laura Escudé - Helping Artists Reach Their Potential

    #166: Laura Escudé - Helping Artists Reach Their Potential

    Laura Escudé is the founder of Electronic Creatives, who run playback for some of the largest touring acts in the world. She's a classically trained violinist and one of the first Ableton Certified Trainers. Laura has created a collection of educational workshops for musicians, creatives, and business people alike. 

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

sthatwasup ,

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

Afternoon jones ,

Best music production podcast

I love how the host thinks deeply and speaks about human experience as well as providing practical tips, tricks, and lessons on how to produce great music.

That is not to mention the entertaining guests he chooses are fantastically helpful as well.

This is by far and above the best Ableton and production based podcast!

Go Brian Go!!

Bfreal ,

I am now a big fan

Brian got me into the Jamuary challenge this year, which was great. The recent episode with the CD baby guy was pretty incredible. He always has great guests and great topics.

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