Today my guest is Peter Holz, an ARIA-award winning audio mixer, producer and songwriter. Peter has mixed, recorded and written songs for a range of Australian and international artists and performers including The Veronicas, Jessica Mauboy and Delta Goodrem as well as Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk, Vance Joy and many others. In this episode, Peter recounts his strong fascination with music and sounds, early experiments with multi-track recording and his pursuit of the mysterious sparkle of vocal harmonies. Peter outlines his approach to studio work and the dynamics of collaborating with artists in the recording, producing and mixing process. Peter also shares his thoughts on the technology and processes used in previous as well as contemporary music production, the importance of learned skills in creative industries and the simple yet profound value of taking the time to read the software user manual.