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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. Music production, music business and interviews with successful professionals.

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#080 - ELLIOTT WHEELER and JAMIESON SHAW: Film Composition & Music Editing for Hollywood Movies

#080 - ELLIOTT WHEELER and JAMIESON SHAW: Film Composition & Music Editing for Hollywood Movies

"For Elvis, we had to go through and listen to all 800 of his songs and work out which ones might be good. And this is all stuff that you do with the director, obviously with Baz" - Elliott Wheeler

#079 - CASS EAGER from Sydney pub gigs to Producing in LA

#079 - CASS EAGER from Sydney pub gigs to Producing in LA

"So I did write this little ukulele song called Let's Go. And ironically, that did get placed on a US McDonald's commercial." - Cass Eager

#078 - Balancing Time and Value: Insights for Music Professionals

#078 - Balancing Time and Value: Insights for Music Professionals

"As a musician, you are a business. Business is what you are doing. You are not on a salary." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#077 - The Hardest Part Of Music Production

#077 - The Hardest Part Of Music Production

"The key to happiness and successful, blissful music production, is to finish a project before the excitement level falls under a certain threshold." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#076 - SHINEY LEFAI: Performing EDM with her live-band LOONALOOP

#076 - SHINEY LEFAI: Performing EDM with her live-band LOONALOOP

"A really important aspect of Loonaloop is that we write the music with live performance in mind." - Shiney Lefai

#075 - DR. FRED COLE: All About Pianos

#075 - DR. FRED COLE: All About Pianos

"Kawai pianos tend to have a slightly heavier touch generally than Yamahas, and their tone is noticeably different. Yamahas are always a little bit brighter" - Dr. Fred Cole

#074 - DR. BARRY HILL: Bass & Low Frequencies

#074 - DR. BARRY HILL: Bass & Low Frequencies

"You don't even notice the bass. It's just providing such a beautiful harmonic foundation that's linking in so beautifully with the drums and the other instruments" - Dr. Barry Hill

#073 - TOM GARNETT: Recording World Class Artists At Studios 301

#073 - TOM GARNETT: Recording World Class Artists At Studios 301

"I set up a microphone in the control room and in the live room. There's no time, when they say 'I wanna record', it's now!" - Tom Garnett

#072 - SANDY SANTAS: It's Gonna Be A Happy Christmas

#072 - SANDY SANTAS: It's Gonna Be A Happy Christmas

"The vocals needed no EQ whatsoever. So it was basically recorded with my preferred vocal microphone, which is a tube microphone, straight into the console preamp. And then it was slightly compressed with an analog compressor on the way in, and then in the mix it just received a little bit more compression." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#071 - MICK McHUGH: From Humble Beginnings in Ireland to a Professional Music Career in Australia

#071 - MICK McHUGH: From Humble Beginnings in Ireland to a Professional Music Career in Australia

"My most recent album is an Irish album that I did for ABC Music, and that's a Celtic Kids album. And I did all that from home during lockdown." - Mick McHugh

#070 - LEESA GENTZ [Hussy Hicks] - How we survived the Lismore Flood

#070 - LEESA GENTZ [Hussy Hicks] - How we survived the Lismore Flood

"And then at the most hectic point where the house is completely engulfed in water, we had to separate." - Leesa Gentz

#069 - IAN SHEPHERD: Mastering and the Loudness Sweet Spot

#069 - IAN SHEPHERD: Mastering and the Loudness Sweet Spot

"I'm all about finding the loudness sweet spot. Mastering is all about balance. It's not about matching. You don't wanna make all the songs sound the same or be the same loudness. Everything is unique and wants to be treated the best possibly. But it's about balancing things." - Ian Shepherd

#068 - How To Get Your Band Ready for A Studio Recording Session

#068 - How To Get Your Band Ready for A Studio Recording Session

"In the end, what really counts is that you have some fun. It is so important for recording, because if you don't have fun, nobody else will have fun listening to your music." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#067 - YARN'S PRODUCTION SECRETS: The 2 Magic Recording Triangles

#067 - YARN'S PRODUCTION SECRETS: The 2 Magic Recording Triangles

"When I choose my preamp, the coloration that a preamp adds is definitely on my mind. It sets the direction in which you shape the sound." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#066 - FLOOD SONGS PROJECT - pt II: Introducing Brett, Cheyenne, Shannon, Saphia and Nathan

#066 - FLOOD SONGS PROJECT - pt II: Introducing Brett, Cheyenne, Shannon, Saphia and Nathan

"We got cut off for about three days by flood waters, so there was about waist high water outside, and it got up to our front door step at our unit" - Shannon Loch

#065 - FLOOD SONGS PROJECT - pt I: Introducing the artists Koko, Emma, Shelly and Zahlu

#065 - FLOOD SONGS PROJECT - pt I: Introducing the artists Koko, Emma, Shelly and Zahlu

"We were sweeping and trying to push and fight the rain and the floods that was coming in. And for weeks after, I was just thinking about how lucky we were that we could fight. For the people that had 14 meters, you can't fight that much water. There's nothing that you can do except sit on your roof and try and get saved." - Shelly Brown

#064 - FELICITY LAWLESS and ELENA MARCIGOT (aka. MsEleneous): Recording tricks for guitar and sax

#064 - FELICITY LAWLESS and ELENA MARCIGOT (aka. MsEleneous): Recording tricks for guitar and sax

"I have a beautiful guitar, I'm completely in love with it. It was made by a guy in Toronto just north of Sydney." - Felicity Lawless

#063 - BEN GILLIES of Silverchair: From teenage beginnings in Newcastle to the top of the world

#063 - BEN GILLIES of Silverchair: From teenage beginnings in Newcastle to the top of the world

"I was slightly obsessed with John Bonham when I was growing up. He's my biggest influence. I mean, I'm sure he is the biggest influence of bloody thousands of drummers, but definitely, I'm happy to put my hand up and say I'm one of them." - Ben Gillies

#062 - CHRIS HARMS (Lord Of The Lost) - From Humble Beginnings to Touring Europe with Iron Maiden

#062 - CHRIS HARMS (Lord Of The Lost) - From Humble Beginnings to Touring Europe with Iron Maiden

"I always have to laugh when people congratulate me to my overnight success. And then I'm like, if you're talking about a 20-year-long night, then thank you." - Chris Harms

#061 - GRANT GERATHY (John Butler Trio): Drum Groove Secrets

#061 - GRANT GERATHY (John Butler Trio): Drum Groove Secrets

"I tend to hit the kick a bit harder than a lot of other drummers, so there's gonna feel slightly different, and it might only be a tiny bit harder, or I'll try to play note length on a kick drum," - Grant Gerathy

#060 - NEIL WILSON of Suitcase Records: Making Vinyl Record at Brisbane's New Vinyl Production Plant

#060 - NEIL WILSON of Suitcase Records: Making Vinyl Record at Brisbane's New Vinyl Production Plant

"Vinyl has a distinct sound as opposed to streaming or to CD. I believe that there's no right or wrong answer when it comes to sound quality, whether you're talking CD or whether you're talking high quality stream or whether you're talking vinyl. Vinyl's just a different sound." - Neil Wilson

#059 - PETER HUNT of KOOII: Producing Records in Basements and Pro Studios

#059 - PETER HUNT of KOOII: Producing Records in Basements and Pro Studios

"We recorded the beds in the downstairs of a restaurant in West End." - Peter Hunt

#058 - MIKE WATSON of the WHARVES: Producing Records in Pro Studios, at Home and Online

#058 - MIKE WATSON of the WHARVES: Producing Records in Pro Studios, at Home and Online

"Hopefully, we get back to the UK again, as soon as possible." - Mike Watson

#057 - SPECIAL: Vocal Recording Techniques, Tips and Tricks for Performing at your Best

#057 - SPECIAL: Vocal Recording Techniques, Tips and Tricks for Performing at your Best

"The best investment to get the very best vocal recordings done is to hire a professional vocal coach in the days, or sometimes weeks leading up to the recording." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths

#056 - ADAM GARDINER: Drums, Recording and Monetising Music with Sync Licensing

#056 - ADAM GARDINER: Drums, Recording and Monetising Music with Sync Licensing

"Really my main focus when I'm making music from home, it's all about sync licensing." - Adam Gardiner

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