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September 16, 2016

Engineer Tom Weir On Episode #126 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

tom-weirIf you ever wanted to hear a true Hollywood story, then you’ll love this week’s episode of my Inner Circle podcast. Engineer Tom Weir has had some studio experiences that you could only get if you grew up in Southern California, and you won’t believe how cool some of them have been.

Tom is also the owner of Studio City Sound, and we’ll discuss just how different having a Hollywood-area studio is compared to almost anywhere else in the world.

In the intro I’ll take a look at what people are really listening to when streaming (it’s not what you think), and talk about the famous console from Abbey Road Studio 1 being up for sale.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

September 6, 2016

Music Business Guru Dave Kusek On Episode #125 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Dave Kusek I’m happy to have my old friend Dave Kusek on this week’s episode of my Inner Circle Podcast.

Dave has been a pioneer in the digital space in many ways, going way back as one of the creators of the Synare (the first electronic drum) and later the first computer sequencer with Passport. Dave was also the creator of Berklee Online, one of the first online education programs in the world, and now teaches music business with his own courses with New Artist Model.

In the intro we’ll take a look at how Spotify is making their own records under fake names, and the big sub-industry of microphones on mobile devices.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.
August 30, 2016

Pro Tools Expert Founder Russ Hughes On Episode #124 Of My Inner Circle Podcast

Russ HughesI’m very pleased to have Pro Tools Expert founder Russ Hughes as the guest on the latest edition of my Inner Circle Podcast.

Russ had a successful career in multiple aspects of the music business, but started a small blog dedicated to helping Pro Tools users. The blog has grown into a group of sites (Pro-Tools-Expert.com, Logic-pro-expert.com, Ableton-Live-Expert.com and Studio-One-Expert.com) that may be the most influential in the digital audio world today.

Russ and I will discuss the future of Avid, and the hot upcoming workstations, among other things.

In the intro we’ll take a look at how an artist finally got the best of a major record label (you don’t see that every day), and the passing of engineer Rudy Van Gelder, a giant in the world of recording.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

August 16, 2016

Game Audio Specialist Alex Benyon On Episode #122 Of My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Alex BenyonVideo games have huge budgets these days and much of that is dedicated to audio. This week on Episode #122 of my Inner Circle Podcast we’ll talk to Alex Benyon, who’s worked in a variety of audio jobs on huge game titles like Guitar Hero Live, DJ Hero and Call of Duty.

In the intro I’ll discuss a new study that looks at vinyl buyers in the UK, who seem to be a lot different from the U.S., and what I like to call “Fix it before you mix it,” which is all the things that should be fixed before mixing begins.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

TV Dialog Editor Don Murrey On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Inner Circle PodcastNot many people know what a dialog editor on a major network television show does, but this weeks’ guest tells us all about it. Don Murrey has spent the last 20 years cutting dialog for a host of network shows and currently works on The Flash on the CW. On the podcast, he describe exactly what he does, the tools he uses, how he receives and delivers the show, and why dialog editing is one of the most important aspects of post that is so frequently overlooked.

In the intro I’ll discuss whether an artist really needs a label anymore and some alternatives that even some stars have used, as well as the 5 ways that music production has changed over the years.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

Engineer Ed Cherney On Episode #120 Of My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Ed CherneyEd Cherney has become one of the legends of the audio end of the music business, having won 3 Grammys, an Emmy award, 5 TEC awards and been inducted into the TEC hall of fame.

His client list is a who’s who of great artists that include Bonnie Riatt, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Elton John, Bob Seeger, Sting, and even Spinal Tap, among many more.

Ed’s interview on Episode #120 of my Inner Circle Podcast may be one of the best ever on the show, as Ed tells stories about his struggle as a journeyman engineer before breaking through, the big lesson of his career that came from Ry Cooder, and working with The Rolling Stones and Quincy Jones. A very enjoyable listen!

In the intro I’ll discuss the implication of the quickly falling CD market, and how a new study with a lost Amazonian tribe has lead researchers to believe that the music and tones that we like may be more learned than biologically embedded in us.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.
July 26, 2016

Taishi Fukuyama Of Qrates On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Taishi FukuyamaWe all love vinyl and if you’re an artist you’d like to release your next album on it. The problem is the long 6 month+ wait times at the pressing plants and the big orders that you have to place just to get in line.

Qrates.com offers vinyl orders for as few as 100 copies, has a unique online ordering system, and provides built-in crowdfunding for the product as well all on one site. Chief Marketing Officer Taishi Fukuyama joined me on this week’s podcast to discuss the Qrates business model, as well as a little bit about the music scene in Japan at the moment.

In the intro I’ll discuss Deezer’s launch in the United States (finally) as well as Fairlight leaving the audio business (now that’s a piece of audio and studio history).

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

July 19, 2016

Engineer/Composer Bobby Summerfield On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

On this wBobby Summerfieldeek’s Inner Circle Podcast #118 I’m happy to feature Bobby Summerfield, my compadre from the AudioNowcast, as my guest.

Bobby’s worked with a variety of great artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Carole King to world music superstar Johnny Clegg to the legendary Harry Belafonte. He’s also a composer with his own music library, and his credits include shows like Oprah Winfrey, The View, Survivor, and ABC’s 20/20 News, and commercials for Coca Cola, Ford Motor Co. and American Airlines. Along the way, Bobby’s also been nominated for a daytime Emmy award. We had a great chat that you’ll enjoy.

In the intro I’ll discuss Apple’s interesting proposal for a new streaming royalty rate for songwriters and publishers, and the new breed of big fast flash drives now available.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

July 12, 2016

Engineer/Gear Manufacturer Steven Slate On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Steven SlateI’m very pleased to have engineer/gear manufacturer Steven Slate on Episode #117 of my Inner Circle Podcast.

Steven will discuss his journey from musician to engineer to manufacturing some of the coolest and most forward-thinking audio gear available today.

You’ll also hear all about what goes into to making a product like the Virtual Mic or the Raven control surface, as well as some very cool behind-the-scenes company history.

In the intro I’ll discuss how the balance of online music distribution is changing as there are now more streams than YouTube music views, and how the great little audio manufacturer Rane is being acquired by inMusic.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.

July 5, 2016

Engineer/Producer Tony Shepperd On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Tony ShepperdEngineer/producer Tony Shepperd has had an interesting journey in the music business that has taken him from Los Angeles to Nashville and back again.

Along the way he’s mixed projects for a variety of household names like Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, and many more. Tony is also about to get into the world of audio hardware with the launch of a very cool new summing box.

This is a guy who can make even inexpensive gear sing (as you’ll hear in a couple of his stories), so it’s well worth the listen.

In the intro I’ll talk about how Brexit may affect the music business, and if having too many tonal choices is actually a good thing.

You can listen to it at bobbyoinnercircle.com, or via iTunesStitcher, Mixcloud or Google Play.