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Wanna level up your recoding skills? You came to the right place! Join Eyal Levi as he sits down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. You’ll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode. And when you’re ready to hit the books, head over to https://urm.academy to get your learn on!

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast Eyal Levi

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    • 4.9 • 387 Ratings

Wanna level up your recoding skills? You came to the right place! Join Eyal Levi as he sits down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. You’ll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode. And when you’re ready to hit the books, head over to https://urm.academy to get your learn on!

    Will Yip

    Will Yip

    Will Yip is a producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and label owner known for his work with bands such as Code Orange, Circa Survive, Turnstile and many more. 
    On this episode:
    4:14 - Having a strong work ethic
    12:20 - When to follow your passions
    28:46 - Teaching the next generation of producers
    38:32 - Limited pie myths
    51:37 - Setting boundaries and focusing on one task
    1:00:22 - Avoiding burnout
    1:10:48 - Determining compatibility with a band
    Follow Will Yip on Instagram and Twitter.
    Check out Will’s website.
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert is a producer who owns LSD-Studios in Germany. 
    On this episode:
    2:48 - Being a tone hunter
    19:16 - Lead guitars aren’t a core element
    29:28 - Not everyone can technically explain what they hear
    41:44 - How references get brought into mixes
    52:58 - Establishing a rapport with bands 
    1:07:18 - Seeing sounds as colors
    Check out Lasse’s website.
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    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Anssi Kippo

    Anssi Kippo

    Anssi Kippo is a producer and the founder of Astia-studio in Finland.
    On this episode:
    10:58 - Analog vs digital
    21:52 - Typical session length
    35:06 - How to approach bands that resist analog workflow
    47:11 - Crucial components when working with tape
    1:01:18 - Why he stopped touring
    1:13:20 - Working on the arrangements for Children of Bodom’s Hatebreeder
    1:19:36 - Capturing the most authentic guitar sound
    Check out Anssi’s blog. 
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Adam D

    Adam D

    Adam D is a producer as well as a guitarist in Killswitch Engage and Times of Grace. He’s worked with bands such as The Acacia Strain, All That Remains, Unearth, Underoath, and many others.
    On this episode:
    2:48 - Balancing the band and production work
    13:22 - Why Adam got into production
    23:21 - Music theory doesn’t have to play a role in songwriting
    40:03 - What matters most for guitar tones
    51:00 - The pre-production process
    1:04:39 - Shaping a guitar’s sound
    1:12:20 - Recording drums in a great room
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Brandon Smith (The Anix)

    Brandon Smith (The Anix)

    Brandon Smith is a producer and a musician who creates electronic rock music under the name The Anix.
    On this episode:
    2:10 - Where his DIY attitude comes from
    11:28 - Creating arrangements with guitars and electronics
    22:20 - Building a world around marketing
    29:19 - Getting playlisted on Spotify
    45:36 - Using data to determine next steps
    1:02:59 - Getting music into movies/trailers
    1:22:08 - Working with FiXT
    1:39:36 - You can’t put out something that everyone loves
    Follow Brandon Smith on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Discord QNA With Jakob Herrmann & Eyal Levi

    Discord QNA With Jakob Herrmann & Eyal Levi

    Jakob Herrmann is a producer and the owner of Top Floor Studios. He’s worked with DarkTranquility, Amaranthe, Evergrey, and many others. He joined Eyal Levi to answer some questions from the URM Discord community. 
    On this episode:
    3:42 - Capturing room mics on bass and guitar
    8:02 - The line between something that’s technically good and the band’s message
    19:00 - Finding the right tones with doubling and overdubbing
    29:40 - How to record bedroom vocals
    37:45 - Working with new mixers or producers
    45:36 - Jakob’s preferred drum heads, cymbals, and bass and guitar strings
    Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM.
    When you sign up, you'll get access to:

    Insanely detailed audio production tutorials

    One-on-one feedback

    Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal

    Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook.
    Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram.
    Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps!
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
387 Ratings

387 Ratings

m.c.squared.music ,

Exceptional quality - broad value

I checked out this podcast expecting some nerdy deep dives into audio production, and there is plenty of that. But what I didn’t expect and am currently floored by is the depth of these conversations - Eyal Levi is a brilliant interviewer with a deep knowledge of the industry as well as the completely artistic side of the business, and he brings out the absolute best from the star-studded lineup of guests. Listen now - there is no bad episode.

Colton Vance ,

This podcast gives me hope!

Thank you so much Eyal for all your hard work!

T0m Dennis ,

Great Podcast

Amazing insight into the music industry, and what it takes to be a producer in the modern music scene.

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