Category Archives for "Podcast"
Drum machines and software are so common anymore that it’s not a big deal, but there was a time when the only thing that was even close was the beat box commonly found on organs. Roger Linn changed all that with his LM1, the first modern drum machine that used real drum samples, and he’s my guest on this week’s episode.
Roger’s creation actually changed the face of music, as many of the 80s pop hits used his LM1, LinnDrum or Linn 9000 models. Later his MPC (in collaboration with Akai) became the rhythm sound of countless hip hop hits as well.
Besides being an inventor (his new Linnstrument and AdrenaLinn guitar pedal are quite unique), Roger’s also a recording engineer, guitar player, and even an accomplished songwriter, writing hits for both Eric Clapton and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
You’ll hear all about where his ideas came from, as well as more about his history on this week’s show.
In the intro I’ll take a look at the pirate radio revival, and go over a basic track checklist that will make your tracking session run a lot smoother.
My guest this week is musician, rapper and entrepreneur Chris Greenwood, who goes by the stage name of Manafest.
Chris has released 8 critically acclaimed studio albums that have either won or been nominated for a host of GMA and Juno awards, and he’s self-financed his last 3 projects with crowdfunding campaigns.
Chris has also written a book and created a number of online music business courses designed to help up and coming musicians learn the ropes, based on his experiences.
One of the best parts of our conversation was about the limitations and advantages of performing to iPod backing tracks, and the transition to using a live band.
In the intro I’ll take a look at cover song recordings being removed from popular online sites like iTunes and Spotify, and a study that describes how your music matches your personality (or vice versa).
In an episode that you won’t want to miss, Producer/engineer/musician John Kurzweg is my guest on this week’s Inner Circle podcast.
If you’ve listened to rock radio, you’re certainly familiar with John’s work, as he’s produced 12 #1 singles and another 8 top 10’s for bands like Creed, Puddle of Mud, Godsmack and many others.
John’s led a really interesting musical life, from an early guitar teacher telling him to give up, to a career as a solo artist, to engineering hits in his living room, there’s a lot to learn from this great conversation.
In the intro I’ll take a look at the ramifications of YouTube’s major label licenses expiring, to the recent financial woes of Gibson Guitars.
Regardless of your age, you’ve no doubt heard much of Rumors over the years, the great Fleetwood Mac album from 70s. The songs from that record are still heard everywhere today, and a tribute to the contributions to the project (as well as 3 others by Fleetwood Mac) by my guest on this week’s podcast – producer/engineer Ken Caillat.
Ken has a long list superstar credits including The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benetar, Herbie Hancock and many more. He’s also the father and producer of singer/songwriter Colby Caillat.
During the interview we talk about how he first connected with Fleetwood Mac, the recording of Rumors (including an interesting tape loop story), as well as what it’s like to produce your daughter.
In the intro I’ll take a look at how EDM has peaked and its popularity is slowing, and the implications of SoundCloud’s new Go paid tier.