Audio Talks

Audio Talks

Audio Talks. A podcast on all things audio presented to you by HARMAN and our family of audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. Host Oisin Lunny, music journalist and audio enthusiast, will interview expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to discuss the power of music and audio in all its facets. New episode bi-weekly every Thursday.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 53 min
The recent "GameStop" incident has clearly shown platform democracy in action. In light of this disruptive moment of the "little guys" taking control, this episode of Audio Talks draws parallels to the music industry. Host Oisin Lunny and our three expert guests, Oscar Höglund, CEO of Epidemic Sound, Scott Cohen, CIO at Warner Music Group, and Chris Cooke, editor, journalist & author of "Dissecting the Digi...
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Audio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition of HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this last episode of the mini series, Tom Rivers, VP Global Marketing, Automotive & Services at HARMAN and Jeffrey Hannah, Director at SBD Automotive discuss what's in store for the automotive industry in 2021 and the role of technology ...
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Audio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition with HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this episode, Dave Rogers, President of the Lifestyle Division at HARMAN and Sammy Andrews, MMF Board Member and Music Week columnist discuss how important music is for people, the state of the music and entertainment industry and what 2021 wil...
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Audio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition with HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this episode, Oisin Lunny talks to Christian Schluender, GM Global Design at HARMAN, on how to grow brands with authenticity and design leadership, the great design behind HARMAN's recently revealed products and what it takes to win a whopp...
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Audio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition with HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this episode, Carsten Olesen, President of HARMAN's Consumer Audio business and Alexandre Jornod, Lead Market Analyst Music & Audio at Futuresource Consulting discuss new smart audio technologies and upcoming trends for 2021 for headpho...
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Audio Talks is BACK with a special “on the road” edition with HARMAN ExPLORE. Tune in between now and January 15th to get the lowdown on the latest audio and automotive industry trends. In this episode, Stacia Anderson, Senior Director, Experiential Marketing and Chris Dragon, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing at HARMAN will speak about HARMAN going virtual with their HARMAN ExPLORE showcase this year and gives a sneak pee...
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In this episode we’re discussing how audio brands connect with customers in an increasingly digital world with Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at HARMAN. How do people discover and experience new products during the pandemic with marketing becoming ever more important and challenging, especially when promoting features such as enhanced quality audio and which role technology and culture play in keeping ...
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Tell me what you listen to and I'll tell you who you are. In this week’s episode we’re shining a light on how music influences our personality and alternately, how our personality affects the music we listen to. We explore where musical taste comes from, how technology and data can help understand our relationship with music, and if audio hardware equipment has a personality and certain character too. Join Oisin Lunny and our g...
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October 15, 2020 39 min
In this week’s episode we’re discussing the importance of standing for something and taking action through music. We’re honored to be joined by Nicole Moudaber, record label founder, radio show host, social activist and one of the most passionately followed DJ & producers in the world and Beatie Wolfe, singer-songwriter and innovator, UN Women role model for innovation. They talk about how they are using their music to bring pe...
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This week's episode is dedicated to great sound and fast cars! We're honored to be joined by Carl Cox, one of the best loved DJ's on the planet, producer, racing team owner and driver. He talks about the relationship between music and motoring, what drives his creativity, his role as ambassador for the London Motor Show 2021, and why his new album "Carl Cox Mixes Awesome Soundwave" is the perfect soundtrack to e...
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In this episode we'll discuss sound DNA and how good sound design is becoming more important than ever. We'll speak to Suzanne Ciani, 5x Grammy nominated composer and creator of the legendary Coke 'pop and pour' sound & Marijn Roozemond, Strategy Director at MassiveMusic. Find out how a unique sound of a product is designed, its role in brand recognition, and how to avoid it becoming white noise.
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September 3, 2020 41 min
We are back with Season 2 of our Audio Talks Podcast presented to you by HARMAN and its family of brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. In our first episode of the new season we discuss immersive audio and how it has become an increasingly essential part in our lives. With our guests Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road Studios & Founder of the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, Muki Kulhan, In-Demand CIO, and...
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July 23, 2020 54 min
In the final episode of Season One of Audio Matters, we discuss our guests Rev. Moose, Executive Director/Co-Founder of NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) and Managing Partner/Co-Founder at Marauder, and Shain Shapiro, Founder & Group CEO at Sound Diplomacy, discuss the cultural heartbeat of a city and the Save our Stages initiative. We explore the importance of small independent performance venues for music, perfor...
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This week, Greg Sikora, Director, Acoustic Systems Engineering at HARMAN, Cora Güntert, Digital Audio and Voice Strategy at BMW and Nicholas Nowottny, Executive Music Producer at Whitehorse Music, join us to talk about the art of audio storytelling and dive into the world of Hypnopolis, BMW’s thrilling new sci-fi podcast. In addition, we will discover why the car is the ideal stage to enjoy a great audio book.
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July 9, 2020 31 min
This week, Damon Johnson, Global Category Director for Headphones at HARMAN, and Alfredo Fernandez Franco, Director of Immersive Audio at HARMAN, join us to talk about the importance of sound in today’s video games, with a fascinating look at the science and technology behind the development of JBL's Quantum range of immersive audio headsets for this wildly popular category.
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July 2, 2020 40 min
This week, we welcome four special guests from 'SoundGirls': Karrie Keyes, executive director and co-founder of Sound Girls, Jeri Palumbo, executive producer and A-list sporting event engineer, Leslie Ann Jones, engineer, sound mixer, and director of music at Skywalker Sound, and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato, concert sound engineer and founder of Mixing Music Live. Together, they discuss the story and vision behind SoundGi...
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June 25, 2020 37 min
This episode is all about the mega rig sound systems that power the world’s largest gigs and music festivals. Special guests are Bill Hanley, Woodstock sound engineer and “the father of festival sound”, Brad Divens, rock musician and front-of-house engineer for big-name bands like Garbage, Mötley Crüe and Enrique Iglesias, and Raul Gonzalez from Harman's Professional Audio Division.
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This episode is all about Music Education while it shines a light on International Make Music Day which is held every year on June 21. Joining the discussion are two of the leaders behind Make Music Day, Aaron Friedman, President of the Make Music Alliance, and Dr. Lee Whitmore, Executive Director for the GRAMMY® Music Education Coalition.
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June 11, 2020 46 min
In this week's episode we invite you into the homes and studios of audio legends Lenise Bent, platinum award-winning producer, engineer and post-production master, C.J. Vanston, movie composer, record producer and keyboardist and Neal Pogue, multi-platinum and 2-time Grammy-award winning producer and mixer. You’ll hear snippets from their lives and careers, and how they equip their homes and studios with the world’s greatest au...
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In this episode we'll talk to HARMAN's Greg Sikora, Head of Acoustic Systems Engineering and Stefan Varga, Senior Acoustic Engineer, plus Dr. Amy Belfi, Assistant Professor in Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Together with host Oisin Lunny, they reveal some secret ingredients for creating truly exquisite sound in the car. What is the link between music and driving? How can it make peop...
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