Production Talk Podcast

Production Talk Podcast

The modern way of producing music. Your host Jan 'Yarn' Muths of mixartist.com.au has over 20 years of experience in music production. Yarn shares his knowledge with the self-producing musician in mind.

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October 12, 2021 39 min

In this episode: 

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

What to do about cancelled gigs and unfair work conditions.

The 80-20 principle.

What are the best online platforms to influence for natural growth?

Planting the seeds for building an audience.

The problem everyone struggles with: time management.

More mixing workflows. 

What do you wish you knew at the start that you know now?

What&...

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

 

In this tech-talk episode: 

Cloud drives, online services, social media tools, automation services - build your digital music infrastructure using FREE online tools. Set up a file vault to preserve your masters for eternity. Set up and feed your artist media pool. Use social media tools to p...

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

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Marketing professional Daniel Musgrave shares his knowledge of promoting and marketing your music online. This episode is about marketing music, with the main focus on social media platforms Instagram and Facebook.

Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, Facebook Business Suite, Triple J & Triple J unearthed

 

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September 21, 2021 54 min

In this interview episode: Cheynne Murphy is an Australian musician with decades of music production experience. He's played huge stadiums while touring internationally. He is also a university lecturer for Torrens University where he specialises in teaching Digital Marketing, Arts & Entertainment Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Consumer Behaviour /Psychology.

In this interview, Cheynne shares how he produced his a...

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September 14, 2021 41 min

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

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

  • Good takes, bad takes, and beautiful imperfections
  • The mixing mindset
  • How to get yourself ready for mixing
  • The 3 big pillars of a good mix
  • Mixing and loudness
  • Volume balance, stereo width, depth, tone, dynamics and special effects.
  • Mastering in a nutshell
  • It ...

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    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 music production. Their small music production team runs like a well-oiled machine as they apply the "Relay Race" principle, which we discussed in episode 10.

    Links:

    Listen to Sky Eater

    Sky Eater's phenomenal video "Wind Blows"

    Sky Eater official website

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    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.

    The mental state of 'zooming in' or 'zooming out' in music production.

    The traditional role of producers, and what we can...

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    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 performances with basic recording gear.

    Also in this episode:

  • Letting a song ripen like a good cheese or a good wine.
  • Why Andy doesn't see himself as a guitar player, but as a guy who owns guitars to make sounds and noises
  • Andy's takes on creativi...
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    In this tech-talk episode: Everything a self-producing musician needs to know to get started with MIDI production.

     

    Covered in this episode:

  • Input devices, from mouse to keyboard, to USB keyboards, pads and synthesisers
  • Hooking up keyboards and synths
  • Note number and velocity
  • Why 127?
  • #CC: The most important continuous controllers
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    Some links mentioned in this episode:

     

    MIDI.org

     

    Free Virtual Instrument (VI) Plugins:

    Melda...

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    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.

    Also in this episode:

  • How to record and produce from home
  • How Kathryn recorded professional-sounding vocals without expensive gear
  • Kathryn's tips and tricks of fil...
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    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 Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)

     

    The 6 Critical DAW Skills that you cannot live without:

  • File Management, sample rate and bit-depth
  • Track types
  • Monitoring
  • Buffer size
  • Recording basics
  • Take management, basic editing
  • Also in this episode:

  • The pretty long list of popular DAWs
  • How to ...
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    In this interview episode: Jesse Morris of the Jesse Morris Band shares how his 3rd album was produced in 2020. Jesse shares how he overcame the challenges COVID19 caused for the production, he talks about his production flow and shares tips and tricks. Also in this episode:

  • Which signals to record in a studio, and which to record at home
  • How Jesse recorded professional-sounding vocals under less than ideal circumstances
  • Jesse...
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    In this tech-talk episode: 

  • As a self-producing musician, what gear do you need?
  • Purchasing advice you won't hear from the retail store. 
  • The best band-for-the-buck - what you really need (and what you don't!).
  •    Also in this episode: 

  • Which one is better, Mac or PC?
  • Did you choose the wrong DAW?
  • Keeping the computer running smoothly
  • Audio Interfaces 
  • Understanding monitoring when recording (that %^&* latency!)
  • Signal types...
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    In this interview episode:   

    Professional bass player and dub-artist Marky Power shares his secrets for musical groove, performance, producing at home and online collaborations.     Also in this episode: 

  • Marky's gear for live and studio
  • Workflow tips and tricks
  • Working off the grid
  • Some links mentioned in this episode:   Marky Power on Facebook Dub Shack on Facebook Dub Shack on SoundCloud

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    It would mean the world to me if you'd consider giving this podcast a 5-star review. Thank you!

     

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    In this tech-talk episode: Microphones, microphones, microphones Microphone types and technical differences.  Get the best bang-for-your-buck with just 4 mics in your locker. This combination of mics sets you up for recording almost everything without breaki...

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    Introducing your host: 

    Jan 'Yarn the Mix Artist' Muths of mixartist.com.au 

     

    In this episode:

     

  • Hold your money! Cheap vs expensive gear 
  • Musicians, and the many hats they wear 
  • Room acoustic, and what you can do on a budget 
  • Haas Delay: Why you shouldn't use it in production 
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    Podcast artwork by Tom 'Chubbs' Boundy

     

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    May 24, 2021 1 min

    Introducing: The Production Talk podcast with Yarn of mixartist.com.au I have over 20 years of music production experience that I'd like to share with all self-producing musicians.  Please subscribe and explore with me: 

    The Modern Way of Producing Music Starting June, 1st 2021

     

    How to subscribe, rate and review this podcast (in less than 40 seconds)

     

    Contact the podcast host Yarn at mixartist.com.au

     

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