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Byta CEO Marc Brown, YouTube’s Recommendation Engine, And The Music Museum No One Knows About On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Marc Brown, founder and CEO of Byta.com, a site that enables sending and receiving digital audio in a clean, simple and secure way. Marc has an extensive music business background and considerable digital audio knowledge which has helped him deliver unique insights to audiences from Tallinn to Toronto. He […] The...

New Music Gear Monday: Dubreq Bowie Stylophone Pocket Synthesizer

One of the most prescient, forward-looking songs ever is the tune that initially broke David Bowie – “Space Oddity.” Anyone who’s tried to copy the synth work on the song has been kept up all night searching for that sound, and probably never found it. That’s because it was generated by a small inexpensive unit […] The post New Music Gear Monday: Dubreq...

The Secret To Smooth Song Endings

One of the problems that I consistently hear in the song and mix critiques that I do is uneven song endings. The majority of them have endings where the tail of the reverb or the fade is cut off, or the fade on the last note isn’t smooth. The problem is that anyone that listens […] The post The Secret To Smooth Song Endings appeared first on Bobby...

Producer Kris Bradley, Your Streaming Digital Dollar, And Winter NAMM Postponed On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Kris Bradley, who’s a songwriter/producer with credits that include Sony BMG, Warner Chappell, Rolling Stone, Fox, Lincoln, and Miramax. She heads Boomfox Productions, producing for various sync projects, artists and songwriters. Kris is also the founder of Produce Like a Boss, which is an online coaching program...

New Music Gear Monday: Korneff Audio Micro Digital Reverberator Plugin

There’s something about the sound of the very first digital reverbs that everyone still loves. Sure they were limited spec-wise, but that’s exactly what gave them their character. The very first inexpensive digital reverb was the Alesis Microverb in 1986. It shattered the notion that anything digital had to cost a lot, but more than […] The post New...

New Navy Sound Weapon Will Make You Hear Voices (Hint: Your Own)

Using sound as a weapon isn’t anything new. All branches of the U.S. armed forces have experimented with different techniques through the years with varying degrees of success. The latest Navy sound weapon is a novel idea though, and one that’s non-lethal as well. According to Interesting Engineering, the U.S. Navy has developed a new […] The post...

Engineer Mark Linett Talks Remote Audio, Amazon Live Streaming, And DSP In Loudspeakers On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is 3 time Grammy-winning engineer Mark Linett. Mark and his partner Bob Wartinbee have operated their remote audio truck as the West Coast branch of Music Mix Mobil, but will now continue as a new independent company, M&B Audio. For the last 11 years, M&B’s 40′ state of the art […] The post Engineer Mark Linett...

New Music Gear Monday: Heritage Audio MOTORCITY EQualizer

There are many pieces of vintage gear that just had “the sound” that people went through great expense to reproduce years later. One of the most sought-after and elusive hardware pieces is the custom-built Motown Studios EQ, a box with undeniable magic that can be heard on all of those great hits. Now Heritage Audio […] The post New Music Gear Monday:...

Have Trouble Writing Lyrics? Let This AI App Help You.

I think it’s fair to say that most songwriters have their own approach to writing. Some start with the music or beat and then write to that; others have the lyrics first and then fit the music to them. For many writers, the music is easy but the lyrics are difficult. If that describes you, […] The post Have Trouble Writing Lyrics? Let This AI App Help...

All About Trailer Music From Ghostwriter Music, Increased TikTok Video Length, And Web MIDI On My Latest Podcast

My guests on the podcast this week are Chris Bragg and Travis Michaud from music trailer company Ghostwriter Music. Ghostwriter is the go-to source for trailers for feature films, as well as television programming. The company’s clients include Marvel, Disney, Sony, Paramount, 20th Century Studios, LEGO, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Amazon, Apple,...

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