Production Talk Podcast
#055 - ROD COE: EMI Producer & Bass Player

#055 - ROD COE: EMI Producer & Bass Player

August 9, 2022
In this episode:
  • Starting as a young musician
  • Rod's early days as ...read more
#054 - Mixing Rock/Metal, from raw recordings to finished mix

#054 - Mixing Rock/Metal, from raw recordings to finished mix

August 2, 2022

In this episode:

  • Mix-Down special
  • Mixing Rock / Metal
  • The rough mix
  • The instrument groups
  • ...read more
#053 - JOSH LEE HAMILTON: The Production of his new Album ”Days Like Yesterday”

#053 - JOSH LEE HAMILTON: The Production of his new Album ”Days Like Yesterday”

July 26, 2022
In this episode:
 
  • Josh's early days and how he got discovered by Tripple-J Unearthed
  • How Josh won an award and a recording session
  • Which signals Josh recorded at home, and which he recorded with the help of professionals, such as Garrett Kato and Jan 'Yarn' Muths
  • ...read more
#052 - ADAM BIGGS (Biggsounds Productions): Live  Sound, part II

#052 - ADAM BIGGS (Biggsounds Productions): Live Sound, part II

July 19, 2022

In this episode:

  • What counts (and what doesn't) for a good live show
  • The interaction between concert volume and the audience
  • How technically complex should a show be?
  • ...read more
#051 - ADAM BIGGS (Biggsounds Productions): What Musicians need to know about Live Sound, pt. I

#051 - ADAM BIGGS (Biggsounds Productions): What Musicians need to know about Live Sound, pt. I

July 12, 2022

In this episode:

  • How Adam started his Live Sound business
  • How Adam ended up mixing a show on the top of a Himalayan mountain in Nepal
  • ...read more
#050 - ANDY HAGERMAN, AVID’s Audio Sensei, explains Digital Audio and DAW Workflows

#050 - ANDY HAGERMAN, AVID’s Audio Sensei, explains Digital Audio and DAW Workflows

July 5, 2022

In this episode:

  • Andy Hagerman's career in music and education
  • Recording myths: Do recordings sound different in different DAWs?
  • The digital summing ...read more
#049 - PAULIE B. The essence of music production: how to get the best performances out of musicians

#049 - PAULIE B. The essence of music production: how to get the best performances out of musicians

June 28, 2022

In this episode:

  • Paulie B.'s musical beginnings as punk musician, studying in Brisbane
  • Analogue workflows, translated to the digital age
  • ...read more

 

#048 - HEATHER BONNEFOND: The story of her impressive career in Pro Audio

#048 - HEATHER BONNEFOND: The story of her impressive career in Pro Audio

June 21, 2022

In this episode:

  • Pro-Audio power couple: Heather and Jim Bonnefond
  • The start of Heather's career in the audio industry
  • The music scene in the seventies
  • What it was like to be a woman in pro audio in 1976
  • ...read more
#047 - EIKE FREEZE: One of Europe’s most influential rock/metal producers shares his tips and tricks in this interview

#047 - EIKE FREEZE: One of Europe’s most influential rock/metal producers shares his tips and tricks in this interview

June 14, 2022

In this episode:

EIKE FREEZE started his career as the bandleader, rhythm guitar-player and main-vocalist of the metal legends DARK AGE. He's also a music professional, specialised on rock and metal, with a humongous list of production credits. His portfolio reads like the who-is-who of rock and metal. He played the headliner show at the world's biggest metal festival.

And in this interview, Eike shares his recording and mixing tips and tricks, as well as his inspiring production philosophies.

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#046 - ERIC COELHO: recording the Havana Meets Kingston sessions

#046 - ERIC COELHO: recording the Havana Meets Kingston sessions

June 7, 2022

In this episode:

  • Eric's live sound tips and tricks
  • Mixing foldbacks for >18 musicians on stage
  • pros / cons of in-ear monitoring
  • ...read more
#045 - MISTA SAVONA talks about producing ”Havana Meets Kingston”, pt. I and pt. II

#045 - MISTA SAVONA talks about producing ”Havana Meets Kingston”, pt. I and pt. II

May 31, 2022

In this episode: 

  • Jake's early days as a music student in Australia and the UK
  • Jake's first releases, and working on international collaborations (before it was hip)
  • The story of how "Melbourne Meets Kingston" was produced in Jamaica and Australia
  • ...read more
#044 - Interview with Marcos Micozzi: Creative use of VR technology for music

#044 - Interview with Marcos Micozzi: Creative use of VR technology for music

May 24, 2022

In this episode:

  • Marcos's musical background and his current projects
  • Recording your own takes
  • The mindset of mind-blowing performances
  • How to switch between being a musician and a producer
  • Marcos's phenomenal 'Simulated Environments' project
  • No-input mixing
  • ...read more
#043 - NCEIA president Gary Pinkerton on the state of the post-flood Lismore music scene

#043 - NCEIA president Gary Pinkerton on the state of the post-flood Lismore music scene

May 17, 2022
In this episode:
 
  • Gary's early days as a keyboard player, playing venues in and around Lismore
  • The latest gigs Gary's been playing
  • The Lismore floods, and the impact on Gary's life.
  • The state of the music scene in Lismore
  • ...read more
#042 - BOBBY ALU: tips and tricks on songwriting, music production and live sound

#042 - BOBBY ALU: tips and tricks on songwriting, music production and live sound

May 10, 2022

In this episode:

How Bobby Alu became a musician
All the instruments Bobby Alu plays
The making of Bobby Alu's debut album, and Bobby's secret goal for this album (which he's almost achieved)

 

#041 - Breaking down the recording and mixing of the Reggae song ’Breakaway’

#041 - Breaking down the recording and mixing of the Reggae song ’Breakaway’

May 3, 2022

In this episode:

 

Yarn talks the listeners through the production of Saphia Stone & The Matchmakers' song 'Breakaway'

This podcast contains sound examples from the recording and mixing stage...

...read more

#040 - Interview with James Lyall (pt2): Mixing secrets, mindset, creativity

#040 - Interview with James Lyall (pt2): Mixing secrets, mindset, creativity

April 26, 2022

In this episode:

  • The production mindset
  • The open and closed mindset
  • ...read more
#039 - Interview with James Lyall (pt1): EDM & MIDI, from the origins to MIDI2.0

#039 - Interview with James Lyall (pt1): EDM & MIDI, from the origins to MIDI2.0

April 19, 2022

In this episode:

  • James' background and where he started
  • Producing different genres, from Metal to acoustic guitar to EDM
  • The pros and cons of working in collaboration vs working alone
  • ...read more
#038 - Interview with DUBARRAY’s Brett Gadenne

#038 - Interview with DUBARRAY’s Brett Gadenne

April 12, 2022

In this Interview:

Dubarray's Brett Gadenne talks about song writing, electronic music on stage, music production and ...read more

#037 - Talking Drums, Music Production and Recording with COG drummer LUCIUS BORICH

#037 - Talking Drums, Music Production and Recording with COG drummer LUCIUS BORICH

April 5, 2022

In this episode:

COG drummer Lucius Borich talks about drum sound, music production and ...read more

#036 - Interview with Grammy Award nominated Music Producer Kamal Engels (ArtOfAudio)

#036 - Interview with Grammy Award nominated Music Producer Kamal Engels (ArtOfAudio)

March 29, 2022
In this episode:
  • Kamal's career as a music professional
  • Kamal's secrets for a great bass sound
  • ...read more
#035 - The Flood Song Project
#034 - Making Money from Music Royalties with APRA’s Nikki Tuckwell

#034 - Making Money from Music Royalties with APRA’s Nikki Tuckwell

March 15, 2022

In this episode:

  • About Nikki's career in the music industry
  • Music and copyright
  • How APRA collects royalties for musicians

...read more

 

#033 - Music Marketing & Promotion with byta.com founder and CEO Mark Brown

#033 - Music Marketing & Promotion with byta.com founder and CEO Mark Brown

March 8, 2022
In this episode:
 
  • Marc's career path and highlights
  • Music promotion
  • At what stage in a music career is it advisable to hire a professional promotion company
  • ...read more
#032 - Flood Disaster Episode

#032 - Flood Disaster Episode

March 3, 2022

In this special episode:

  • The recent flood disaster in south/east QLD and northern NSW
  • The situation in local communities, such as Mullumbimby and Lismore
  • A call-out to local MPs and politicians: The local music industry needs your support!
  • Reaching out to all musicians affected by the floods: contact me when you're ready. I'd like to help you record, mix, master and promote your music - free of charge. email: yarn@mixartist.com.au
Links:
 
 

 

 

...read more

#031 Interview with Business Coach and Mindset Specialist Jessica Schembri

#031 Interview with Business Coach and Mindset Specialist Jessica Schembri

March 1, 2022

In this episode:

Business coach and mindset specialist Jessica Schembri explains what music creators need to succeed ...read more

#030 - Mastering at Studios 301 with Tahlia-Rose Coleman

#030 - Mastering at Studios 301 with Tahlia-Rose Coleman

February 22, 2022

In this episode:

 

Mastering engineer Tahlia-Rose Coleman of Studios 301 Sydney shares her workflows and trade secrets ...read more

#029 - The making of the song “Long Road Home” with Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist Saphia Stone

#029 - The making of the song “Long Road Home” with Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist Saphia Stone

February 15, 2022

In this episode: 

Saphia shares the story of her song "Long Road Home" ...read more

#028 Heavy Guitars with Jacob Martin

#028 Heavy Guitars with Jacob Martin

February 8, 2022

In this episode:

Heavy guitar specialist Jacob Martin shares his tips and tricks ...read more

#027 (Minisode) - Beware of Dubious Sales Methods!
#026 Interview with influential UK music producer Russell Cottier

#026 Interview with influential UK music producer Russell Cottier

December 21, 2021

In this episode:

Influential UK music producer Russell Cottier shares his take on music production, the tools he uses and many of his production workflows ...read more

#025 - Listener‘s Questions pt 2

#025 - Listener‘s Questions pt 2

December 14, 2021

In this episode:

  • Announcing the podcast schedule for the Christmas break
  • Announcing a new Give-Away
  • Jack asked how I like to listen to music and what headphones and speakers I use
  • Sandy asked if I am a musician myself
  • Jay asked how to deal with frustration in music production

 

....read more

#024 - Professional Live Sound engineer James Boundy: Getting your band ready for gigs and touring

#024 - Professional Live Sound engineer James Boundy: Getting your band ready for gigs and touring

December 7, 2021
In this episode:
 
  • About the guest, James Boundy
  • From small to huge live shows
  • Getting your instruments ready for gigging
  • Balancing your own instrument levels
  • ...read more
#023 - Monetising Music

#023 - Monetising Music

November 30, 2021

In this episode:

How to make money with your music, and win an AKG microphone and headphone in the Gear Give-Away

...find out more

#022 - Is Mastering a Scam?

#022 - Is Mastering a Scam?

November 23, 2021

In this episode:

"Is mastering a scam? Why can't they just turn it up?"

Yarn clarifies and demystifies mastering. What it is, where it's coming from and why ...read more

#021 - Our Love/Hate relationship with Music Streaming Services

#021 - Our Love/Hate relationship with Music Streaming Services

November 16, 2021

In this episode:

An honest conversation about music streaming services, and why you should NOT give away your money for free.

...read more

#020 - Interview with Australian Producer Andy Stewart

#020 - Interview with Australian Producer Andy Stewart

November 9, 2021

In this episode:

Andy Stewart is one of Australia's most highly regarded music producers and studio engineers with ...read more

#019 - The Recording Engineer‘s Secret Sauce: Gain Staging

#019 - The Recording Engineer‘s Secret Sauce: Gain Staging

November 2, 2021

In this episode:

 

Gain staging is the foundation of all great recordings. In this tech talk episode, we shine a light on ...read more

 

#018 - 46 Years in the Music Industry: Legendary Producer Jim Bonnefond

#018 - 46 Years in the Music Industry: Legendary Producer Jim Bonnefond

October 26, 2021

In this episode:

 

Legendary producer Jim Bonnefond (Kool & The Gang, Savage Garden, Jimmy Cliff...) shares his knowledge ...read more

 

#017 - Productivity, and the Art of Finishing Projects

#017 - Productivity, and the Art of Finishing Projects

October 19, 2021

In this episode: 

What happens to us if we're juggling too many balls in the air, and what to do about it.

Fun things we can do to increase our productivity ...read more

 

#016 - Listener‘s Questions

#016 - Listener‘s Questions

October 12, 2021

In this episode: 

Listeners Lainie, Liam, Arah and Shelly ask questions and Yarn answers:

What to do about cancelled gigs and unfair work conditions ...read more

#015 - Build your effective Digital Marketing Infrastructure on a Tight Budget

#015 - Build your effective Digital Marketing Infrastructure on a Tight Budget

October 5, 2021

Making $$$ with your music - Build an effective Digital Marketing Infrastructure on a Tight Budget for your music marketing and promotion ...read more

#014 - Music Marketing pt II. with Marketing Professional Daniel Musgrave

#014 - Music Marketing pt II. with Marketing Professional Daniel Musgrave

September 28, 2021

Making $$$ with your music - it all starts with music marketing and promotion

In this interview episode: 

 

Marketing professional Daniel Musgrave shares his knowledge ...read more

#013 - Music Marketing pt I. with Cheynne Murphy

#013 - Music Marketing pt I. with Cheynne Murphy

September 21, 2021

In this interview episode:

Cheynne Murphy is a professional Australian musician with decades of music production experience. He's played huge stadiums ...read more

 

 

#012 - Yarn‘s Mixing Secrets

#012 - Yarn‘s Mixing Secrets

September 14, 2021

In this tech-talk episode: Yarn explains mixing for the self-producing musician.  

Subscriber Special: Apply for a Free ...read more

 

#011 - Interview with Chelsea and TK of Sky Eater

#011 - Interview with Chelsea and TK of Sky Eater

September 7, 2021

In this interview episode:

Chel and TK of the band Sky Eater share their take on good songwriting, creativity in music production, recording at home and ...read more

 

#010 - The Self-Producer Mindset, ”Relay Race” Teams, and what Music Production is REALLY all about!

#010 - The Self-Producer Mindset, ”Relay Race” Teams, and what Music Production is REALLY all about!

August 31, 2021

In this episode:

Staying sane and mentally healthy while in lockdown.

The many, many jobs that 'self-producing' entails: songwriting, composing, writing lyrics, arranging, recording, programming, producing, editing, mixing, mastering, publishing, distribution, marketing and promotion ...read more

#009 - Interview with Andy Bowles of ”Pineapple Lazer”

#009 - Interview with Andy Bowles of ”Pineapple Lazer”

August 24, 2021

In this interview episode:

Self-producing musician Andy Bowles of the band Pineapple Lazer shares how he recorded their album in his living room - and how he captured fantastic ...read more

#008 - MIDI, keyboards, controllers, that weird number 127 - Everything you need to know to get started with MIDI

#008 - MIDI, keyboards, controllers, that weird number 127 - Everything you need to know to get started with MIDI

August 17, 2021

In this tech-talk episode: Everything a self-producing musician needs to know to get started with MIDI production.

 

Covered in this episode:

  1. ...read more
#007 - Interview with Kathryn Ezzy of Darwin band ”Kathryn And The Overbytes”

#007 - Interview with Kathryn Ezzy of Darwin band ”Kathryn And The Overbytes”

August 10, 2021

In this interview episode:

Self-producing musician Kathryn Ezzy of the band Kathryn and The Overbytes gives insight into how she and her band recorded and produced her debut EP in their homes - and how they achieved a phenomenal sound without using any fancy gear ...read more

#006 - 6 Critical DAW Skills Everyone Should Master

#006 - 6 Critical DAW Skills Everyone Should Master

August 3, 2021

Subscriber Special: Apply for a Free Test Mix at mixartist.com.au

 

In this tech-talk episode: Everything a self-producing musician needs to know about ...read more

 

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