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What Makes A Radio Hit?
In this week's Podcast Ashea is joined by Russ Hughes and Alex West, a BBC Radio DJ who works with up and coming bands as part of BBC Introducing. They discuss what makes a radio hit in 2023?Finds Of The WeekRuss - I/O by Peter Gabriel Alex - Fizz At Great Escape Ashea - Slate Digital Storch Filter
The Future Of The Recording Studio
In this week's podcast Julian and Ashea are joined by Ary Maudit and Iggy B, both working engineers who spend part of their time working at Strongroom Studios in London. In this podcast we discuss the role of studios in 2023.Finds Of The WeekAshea - Flower Pot Dessert at Bill’s Julian - Mix To Mobile, routing to a Wifi SpeakerAry - Bloody MaryIggy - Kara Jackson
Songwriting And Production With Greig Watts of DWB
in this week’s episode Julian and Ashea are joined by songwriter producer publisher and A&R Greig Watts. We talk about songwriting, the role of producers inthe songwriting process and Eurovision.Talking PointsTo what extent these days are songs written in a DAW?How involved are producers these days in the development of a song and how has that changed over the years?How many unfinished songs/tracks do you have on your hard drive and do you ever go back to finish them, if not why would you abandon them?When is your favourite time to write, during the day/at night and do you think that can affect your perception?How important is the overall mix, production, and song when pitching to labels/publishing?EurovisionWhat are 3 plugins that you can’t live without?Finds Of The WeekGreig - Jailhouse cafeAshea - Softube Model 80Julian - Christmas Beach Barbecue
Workflow, workflow, workflow!
In this week's podcast Ashea is joined by Russ Hughes and Reid Caulfield. They discuss the importance of workflow, as inspired by Russ' article Sound or Workflow - What Matters Most?Talking pointsRuss, in your article you talk about the importance of workflow, what inspired that article?In his recent article on plugins which he uses on every mix Julian found that none of the plugins he listed were there exclusively because of their sound, it came down to familiarity, ubiquity because they were stock plugins or workflow because they were available as AAX DSP plugins, Does this illustrate this point?Examples of gear/plugins and have significantly helped speed up or simplify your workflow?A.I and how that will help us as producers and engineers.Find Of The WeekRuss - Acon Digital Dialog ExtractReid - SoundflowAshea - Waves Superapp Performer
Things We Loved In April 2023
In this week's Podcast Julian and Ashea are joined by Russ Hughes to discuss the new products released in April 2023.Toontrack EZkeys 2 AnnouncedNeumann MT 48 Audio Interface AnnouncedSound Radix Auto-Align 2 ReleasedAntares Auto-Tune EFX+ 10.0 and Auto-Key 2 ReleasedSpeed Up Collaborative Mixes With Nugen JotterFinds Of The WeekJulian - Sonnox EnvolutionAshea - Grimes AI 50% RoyaltiesRuss - Freakonomics Podcast - Swearing
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