173 episodes

Join SonicScoop's Justin Colletti and guests to explore best practices for running a creative business in audio, music and other creative fields.

From tips and tutorials on music production and audio engineering, to business masterclasses, interviews with heavy hitting producers, engineers, researchers, journalists, creative entrepreneurs and more, the weekly SonicScoop podcast is unlike any other.

The SonicScoop Podcast | Music Production, Audio Engineering, and The Business of Music SonicScoop

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

Join SonicScoop's Justin Colletti and guests to explore best practices for running a creative business in audio, music and other creative fields.

From tips and tutorials on music production and audio engineering, to business masterclasses, interviews with heavy hitting producers, engineers, researchers, journalists, creative entrepreneurs and more, the weekly SonicScoop podcast is unlike any other.

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Mixing ("The mastering engineer's pet peeves")

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Mixing ("The mastering engineer's pet peeves")

    A listener asks: "Justin, what are your pet peeves as a mastering engineer?"

    Hear his full response, with the complete list of the "7 deadly sins of mixing".

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop

    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com
    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 30 min
    How LOUD You Listen To Your Mix Matters! (The "magic" number?)

    How LOUD You Listen To Your Mix Matters! (The "magic" number?)

    Is there a "right" level for listening? Yes! And it varies, depending on whether you're mixing, mastering, producing or recording.

    Learn how your listening level effects what you hear, and what to do about it. Justin Colletti shares the strategies the best pros use to get this part of their process right.

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop
    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com
    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com
    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 33 min
    The ONLY 4 Ways to Get Your Music Heard (...Or: how real artists actually get fans and listeners)

    The ONLY 4 Ways to Get Your Music Heard (...Or: how real artists actually get fans and listeners)

    Want to get your music heard, by actual people? There are only 4 ways to do it.

    The most successful artists employ all four of these major strategies, while those that languish in obscurity for their whole live rarely do more than 1 or 2 with any seriousness.

    Justin Colletti shares all four of these approaches, as well as their benefits and pitfalls, in this week's episode.

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop

    Thanks to iZotope for sponsoring this episode of the SonicScoop Podcast. Get 10% off their plugins at https://iZotope.com/SonicScoop

    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 24 min
    Why You SHOULDN'T Learn Mastering

    Why You SHOULDN'T Learn Mastering

    You're wasting your time by trying to learn mastering! ...Or are you?

    Justin Colletti shares why you shouldn't bother learning mastering, and focus on other parts of music production instead. (And when you should.)

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop

    Thanks to iZotope for sponsoring this episode of the SonicScoop Podcast. Get 10% off their plugins at https://iZotope.com/SonicScoop

    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com
    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 24 min
    Avoid The #1 Mastering Mistake (How Revisions SHOULD Work.)

    Avoid The #1 Mastering Mistake (How Revisions SHOULD Work.)

    What's the best way to handle mastering revisions? Get this right, and you'll be able to avoid the #1 mistake that plagues all too many mastering sessions.

    Justin Colletti shares his approach, and a handful of best practices you can adopt, whether you are a mastering engineer, mixer, producer or artist.

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop

    Thanks to iZotope for sponsoring this episode of the SonicScoop Podcast. Get 10% off their plugins at https://iZotope.com/SonicScoop

    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com
    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 32 min
    The 5 Most Common Compression Mistakes You’ll Make

    The 5 Most Common Compression Mistakes You’ll Make

    Compression and limiting are among the hardest music production skills to learn. Almost everyone makes these 5 mistakes when they first get into mixing audio. And for a long time after as well!
    Below, Justin Colletti gives you what you need to know to avoid the most common pitfalls of mixing with compression. Enjoy this free podcast episode, or learn even more at https://CompressionBreakthroughs.com.

    Thanks to GPU Audio for sponsoring this podcast. Get free Early Access to their convolution reverb at https://gpu.audio/sonicscoop

    Thanks to iZotope for sponsoring this episode of the SonicScoop Podcast. Get 10% off their plugins at https://iZotope.com/SonicScoop

    ►Get Compression Breakthroughs here: https://compressionbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mixing Breakthroughs here: https://mixingbreakthroughs.com

    ►Get Mastering Demystified here: https://MasteringDemystified.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

BrySharpe ,

Great information!

Justin knows his stuff. This podcast is a great balance of affirming the things you’re doing right, challenging bad habits, and also presenting new ways of thinking about your approach. The way info is presented covers lots of perspectives and situations.

kindsounds ,

this podcast is an ad

Nearly every piece of advice, every tip, every concept, has a disclaimer something along the lines of “this wont even make sense until you buy the course” or promising details and explanations and then cutting off saying “thats too much for now, just go get my course”. The best way to review this podcast is said by the author himself: “maybe if your already able to hear every minute detail of every parameter change, then this free podcast is good enough for you, but otherwise go check out my product”

Brian Alexander Music ,

Really insightful

Justin mixes in the craft and the business of music production - the latest episode from 4/19/22 focused on how to build your network and ‘reel’ for example. Extremely relevant topics for us hobbyists, semi pro producers and pro engineers! Can’t recommend this podcast enough.

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