16 episodes

Recorded in the Melrose Center Audio Studio at the Orlando Public Library, Reel to Real is hosted by Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal and members of the Melrose Center Audio team. With over four decades working with some of the music industry’s biggest names, Bruce is able to call on national guests as well as Central Florida music luminaries to appear on the show. Episodes feature guests sharing behind-the scenes stories about their music and notable recording sessions, as well as highlights about new releases and projects.

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Recorded in the Melrose Center Audio Studio at the Orlando Public Library, Reel to Real is hosted by Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal and members of the Melrose Center Audio team. With over four decades working with some of the music industry’s biggest names, Bruce is able to call on national guests as well as Central Florida music luminaries to appear on the show. Episodes feature guests sharing behind-the scenes stories about their music and notable recording sessions, as well as highlights about new releases and projects.

    David Brown, Maggie Finley, Isra Batista

    David Brown, Maggie Finley, Isra Batista

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Drigo Garcia-Salas from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests David Brown, Maggie Finley and Isra Batista. David owns and operates Easter Sky Studios and talks about his work engineering audio books, doing sound design and much more throughout his 30-year career. Maggie discusses being the DJ for her WPRK radio show Punk Rock in Your PJs for more than 20 years. Isra, who owns River Bear Studios, talks about producing entrance theme music for professional wrestlers.       

    • 34 min
    Jeff Nolan and Richard Bowden

    Jeff Nolan and Richard Bowden

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Chase Steele from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests Jeff Nolan and Richard Bowden. Jeff talks about his rock & roll experiences playing guitar in bands like I Love You and The Ludes, as well as his role as Music & Memorabilia Historian for Hard Rock International. Richard talks about his career playing with Linda Ronstadt and other luminaries, his famous parody duo Pinkard & Bowden and his B-Bender guitar string benders invention.  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Beth McKee and Davey Jay

    Beth McKee and Davey Jay

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Jonathan Coutrier-Owens from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests Beth McKee and Davey Jay. Beth talks about her latest single Cosmic Traveler and upcoming projects. Davey Jay discusses the new world of NFTs and other topics related to entertainment law.

    • 41 min
    Brad Sundberg and Chris LeBrane

    Brad Sundberg and Chris LeBrane

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Drigo Garcia-Salas from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests Brad Sundberg and Chris LeBrane in this Season 3 premiere episode. Brad talks with Bruce, Drigo and Chris about his career, specifically working in the studio with Michael Jackson on some of his most iconic albums.

    • 41 min
    Chris Butler, Beth McKee, David Schweizer and Deborah Smith

    Chris Butler, Beth McKee, David Schweizer and Deborah Smith

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Jim Myers from the Melrose Center in welcoming back guests Chris Butler, Beth McKee, David Schweizer and Deborah Smith. In this season 2 finale, the conversation covers latest projects, staying creative during the pandemic, the future of physical media and the need for live music to return.

    • 46 min
    E-Turn and Swamburger

    E-Turn and Swamburger

    Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Drigo Garcia-Salas from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests E-Turn and Swamburger. E-Turn shares the first single from her latest album “Young World” released on Fake Four, and the emotions she was working through while recording the song. Swamburger talks about the origin of his name, how he came up in the skateboard scene, and his career with Solillaquists of Sound. The two talk about their longtime musical collaboration and hint at what they’re focusing on moving forward.

    • 54 min

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