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Production Expert Podcast

The best music and post production tips, tricks and news on the web, brought to you by the Production Expert team. We support users of Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Studio One and those who work in music and post production.

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Recent Episodes of Production Expert Podcast


Immersive Mixing In Post (Lessons For Music Mixers )

Immersive Mixing In Post (Lessons For Music Mixers )

In this edition Julian & Ashea are joined by Justin Webster of The Cargo Cult and Mixing Engineer Paul Maunder, where they discuss ways in which we can apply tools used in Post Production to improve our immersive music mixes.

Talking Points:

What are some techniques that you often hear/use in Post Production that      could benefit music mixes?Perfecting the low end, LFE channel. (Subquake)Panning tricks Cutting/Creating in Stereo vs surround.Human Perception in 3D  DownmixingAtmos objects vs fixed channel formats


Finds of the week:
Julian: Brunost
As...

Episode 11 July 2024 36m and 14s


The Wild Side Of Mixing. Breaking Free From Limiting Schools Of Thought.

The Wild Side Of Mixing. Breaking Free From Limiting Schools Of Thought.

In this edition, Julian & Ashea are joined by Noam Levinberg of Safari Pedals & Mark Gittins from Sensound, where they discuss how to break free from outdated schools of thought during the production and mixing process.


Talking Points:

Wild thoughts on classic studio techniques- what are some new, out there or avant-garde techniques or practices that work well work for you and conversely, what are some outdated tips/workflow?Breaking free from limiting schools of thought examplesMix sounding a little too tame? How to inject some excitementPlugins and tools that add interest 

Episode 26 June 2024 48m and 34s


The Flow State. Why It's Crucial And How To Stay In It!

The Flow State. Why It's Crucial And How To Stay In It!

In this edition  Julian and  Ashea  are joined by Grammy Award-winning Producer, Engineer & Musician Chris Shaw & Multi-Platinum Engineer Bainz , where they discuss ways in which we can streamline our workflow to help stay in the creative zone. 

Talking Points:
What are some repetitive & time consuming tasks in our production/mixing workflows and what can we do to cut back on them and stay creative?

Finds of the week:
Julian: The Sopranos
Ashea: Sonicbox Studios
Bainz: VLC Mixwave Audio Channel Strip
Chris: Lean into frustration when mixing

Episode 12 June 2024 40m and 28s


Logic 11- The Most Significant Update Yet?

Logic 11- The Most Significant Update Yet?

In this edition Julian and Ashea are joined by Eli Krantzberg, where they discuss the newly released Logic 11.


Talking Points:

New Logic Session Players

Global Track and Region Chords

Stem Splitter

ChromaGlow

Dolby Atmos Enhancements

Sound & Producer Packs

Pitch Source Parameter

Logic Pro for iPad 2

Eli's Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNPNC0eRBI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92n-Nc-5kX0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Episode 23 May 2024 51m and 1s


The Secrets Behind A Successful Immersive Mix

The Secrets Behind A Successful Immersive Mix

In this week’s edition Julian and Ashea are joined by Mark Gittins, where they discuss some of the secrets behind a successful immersive mix.


Talking Points:

Mixing the new Judas Priest album

How does your approach differ when mixing in Atmos vs stereo?

Important things to consider

Maintaining the feel of the stereo mix

Workflow

Rooms, headphones ,monitors, home setups and tips for mixers getting started with immersive mixing.



Finds of the week:
Ju...

Episode 8 May 2024 56m and 3s


Tips, Tricks & Things We Wish We Knew Sooner!

Tips, Tricks & Things We Wish We Knew Sooner!

In this week’s edition Julian & Ashea are joined by Paul Maunder, where they discuss some of the best advice, tips and tricks they've learned during their careers to date.


Talking Points:

Workflow tips, shortcuts and things you’ve discovered along the way

Recording, production and mixing tricks.

Things you wish you knew when you first started out

Mindset tips

How has your approach changed since entering into this industry?

Who were your mentors, inspiration and reasons for adopting a diff...

Episode 25 April 2024 51m and 5s


The Art of Sound Design for Film & TV

The Art of Sound Design for Film & TV

In this week’s edition Ashea is joined by Dallas Taylor from Defacto Sound & Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast, where they discuss the sound design process behind some of the world's most famous brands.


Talking Points:

Working to a brief: What is your process for capturing the mood and creating an experience that complements the visual storytelling?

Sound choice, inspiration, foley etc.

What makes a sound instantly recognizable, e.g Netflix. What is the process like getting to that point?

Optimising workflow: Tools, gear, deadlines. 

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Episode 10 April 2024 46m and 26s


Voice Cloning Software: A Powerful But Potentially Dangerous AI Tool.

Voice Cloning Software: A Powerful But Potentially Dangerous AI Tool.

In this week’s edition Julian and  Ashea joined by Anna Bulakh of Respeecher, where they discuss the importance of ethics in AI and how to proceed with caution.


Talking Points:

What are some of the current threats AI poses in society/the audio and music industry today?Synthetic media, voice cloning software and other tools are still in their early stages but are incredibly powerful tools that can all be really useful if used wisely, however there needs to be ethical principles in place. The dangers of DeepfakesProvenance.Please tell us a...

Episode 27 March 2024 46m and 14s


Who Are The New Industry Gatekeepers?

Who Are The New Industry Gatekeepers?

In this week's edition Julian and Ashea are joined by Steve DeMott, where they discuss the music industry Gatekeepers of today, who are they and are they worse?


Talking Points:

Social Media age and the “democratization” of the industry.Labels vs the new A.I/Digital gatekeepersYoutube, Google and artist revenue


Finds of the week:
Julian: High Strung/Nashville Strings
Ashea: MCenter
Steve: Pulsar 1178 


Episode 13 March 2024 43m and 4s


Is AI Finally Coming For Our Jobs?

Is AI Finally Coming For Our Jobs?

In this week’s edition Julian and  Ashea are joined by Reid Caulfield, where they discuss a recent article from the LA Times and ask ‘Is AI coming for our jobs, and should we be worried?’


Talking Points:

LA Times Article:
https://www.latimes.com/.../ai-artificial-intelligence...

From the article:

"In the music and sound-recording industry, the tasks most likely to  be affected by AI are voice generation and cloning, music generation and  recording and lyrics composition,  followed by mastering, mixing and  tools programming, according t...

Episode 28 February 2024 1h, 9m and 18s

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