Performer: On Record

Performer: On Record

Performer Magazine welcomes you to its monthly podcast, presented by Elixir Strings. Tackling topics aimed at today's working musicians, including recording, music business, and more. Learn more about the magazine at http://performermag.com

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January 20, 2023 49 min

Welcome to Episode 14 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we go pedal crazy! That's right, this is the companion to our special Pedal Issue, out now in print and online. And be on the lookout for the companion MIXTAPE (yes, an actual cassette), which will be available for FREE through our site and socials.

In this episode, we talk to our Pedal Issue title sponsors over at the RAT Distortion...

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Welcome to Episode 13 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we go mad for Maestro! That's right, the classic pedal brand that launched a thousand bands in the early days of fuzz is back, this time with 5 brand-new offerings ranging from fuzz to overdrive to chorus and more.

We talk with Craig Hockenberry, Director of Engineering, Gibson Brands, and Lead Designer of Maestro all about the brand ...

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Welcome to Episode 12 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this re-upload, we fix an audio issue that our wonderful listens so generously (and loudly) alerted us to, and get on to the business at hand: re-sharing our interview with the wonderful, and new Nashville-native, AJ Smith. 

You'll excuse our host, Ben, as he bemoans the lack of hardware that Tottenham Hotspur are likely to win this year in Europe,...

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Welcome to Episode 11 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we go on a DAC attack as we integrate some new digital-to-analog convertors in the office stereo system. 

We also share a super-cool interview with guitarist extraordinaire from Phoenix’s The Color 8, Kal the Thot Slayer.

Big thanks to our premier podcast sponsor Elixir Strings for making this possible -- be sure to subscribe to stay on to...

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Welcome to Episode 10 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with the humble Early James, who we recently worked with on some exclusive videos -- so head on over to our YouTube channel to check those out and then come back to listen to the episode as we discuss working with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys on his recent album. 

Big thanks to our premier podcast sponsor Elixir Strings for maki...

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Welcome to Episode 9 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with the amazingly talented Katie Pruitt, who hails from Atlanta and now calls Nashville her home. You may have seen her on our YouTube channel recently, as well the the dang COVER of one of our recent issues. Now you get to her her talk about her musical upbringing and getting signed to Rounder, and how she's stayed active du...

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Welcome to Episode 8 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we ruminate on the swing-and-a-miss that was MiniDisc in the United States, and catch up with the awesome music powerhouse Devon as she releases her killer new single "Glitter," which you can listen to NOW at http://performermag.com/new-music-and-video/exclusive-song-premiere-glitter-by-devon/

Big thanks to our premier podcast spon...

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Welcome to Episode 7 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we talk about what we liked (and mostly didn't) about the virtual version of NAMM 2021: Believe in Music Week. It was a mixed bag, and leaves us questioning what the future holds for the NAMM Convention in general. We then lust over new PRS Guitars, the MPC One (yeah, it's been out for a while) and chat with LA-based singer/songwr...

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Welcome to Episode 6 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we give our top picks for holiday gifts to wrap up this roller-coaster year. So, treat yourself or a musical loved one to one of the products we recommend the most this year. 

Big thanks to our premier podcast sponsor Elixir Strings for making this possible -- be sure to subscribe to stay on top of future episodes as they become available....

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November 20, 2020 50 min

Welcome to Episode 5 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with the amazingly talented Ben Kweller about his new record, Circuit Boredom, and catch up with indie Americana group Town Meeting, who we recently worked with on some video projects for QSC and Elixir Strings. 

Big thanks to our premier podcast sponsor Elixir Strings for making this possible -- be sure to subscribe to stay on top...

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Welcome to Episode 4 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with last month's Elixir Strings artist of the month, Cecil Alexander, to discuss his recent endeavors in higher education and his plans now that the world is on fire. We also catch up with New Jersey’s BACKHOUSE on the eve of their music video premiere for “Key of Orange.”

Lastly, we pay special tribute to the recent loss of l...

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Welcome to Episode 3 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with last month's Elixir Strings artist of the month, Hayley Reardon, to talk about how she's holding up in the pandemic, playing virtual concerts and the musical life between Nashville and Boston. Our editor also talks about how the indie scene has changed in the past 10 years, his favorite covers of the magazine, how to ...

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with Guitar Gabby on her shredtastic guitar skills, the role of black women in music and why she pursued a law degree as a musician. We also check in with last month's Elixir Strings artist of the month, The Dirty Streets, to talk about their new record (out now on Alive Naturalsound) and our editor waxes philosophical about t...

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Welcome to the first Episode of Performer: On Record, the Performer Magazine podcast. In this episode, we chat with product specialists from Harman about setup tips for your first home studio, and guitarist Version Eight about his background, extended string guitars and the advantages of fanned frets. Thanks to our sponsor Elixir Strings for making this possible, and be sure to subscribe to stay on top of future episodes as they be...

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