Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

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Sinopse

Join acclaimed producers Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men), Eyal Levi (Chelsea Grin, Monuments) and Joel Wanasek (Machine Head, Vinyl Theater) as they sit down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. Youll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode.

Episódios

  • EP 379 | Geoff Swan

    16/11/2022 Duração: 49min

    Geoff Swan is a producer and engineer based out of the UK who has worked with Charli XCX, Yungblood, and many other huge acts.  On this episode:  Making a name for yourself while working on huge pop production teams Is it a red flag when artists don’t have enough mix notes? Shooting yourself in the foot by being over litigious  A great mixer is a great problem solver Any session, no matter the budget, will have errors in it Not allowing creative fatigue to cloud your decision making Working with an Evertune brings a whole new set of challenges Everyone uses the CLA plugins. Everyone!  Geoff’s method of collecting mentors Mixing pop vs. metal Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - eve

  • EP 378 | Justin “JD” DeBlieck

    02/11/2022 Duração: 46min

    Justin “JD” DeBlieck is a producer, engineer, guitar player, songwriter, and composer who has worked with bands such as Ice Nine Kills, Motionless in White, Sevendust, Outlier, Temple of Shadows, and tons more.  On this episode: Getting mentored by Francesco Ferrini  How JD learned orchestration Why most orchestral arrangements in metal and rock suck Writing alone vs. collaborating Working on Motionless in White with Drew Fulk What all great synth and orchestral arrangements have in common What it was like to collaborate with Mick Gordon Kevin Thrasher’s concept of writing for the trash How to know when an idea is good enough to keep Do you really have to move to LA or Nashville for a successful music/production career? How JD transitioned from his career in Ice Nine Kills to composition Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in

  • EP 377 | Adam "Nolly" Getgood

    14/08/2022 Duração: 01h24min

    Adam Nolly Getgood is a producer and mixer and the co-founder of GetGoodDrums. On this episode: What the pandemic changed for Nolly How much tone experimentation should be done during a recording session How Dan Weller from Sikth transitioned into becoming a great producer How Nolly divides his time between production and GetGoodDrums Mixing in Dolby Atmos - is it the future? Nolly’s incredible hunt to figure out exactly how to recreate Andy Sneap and Colin Richardson’s signature rhythm tones What defines quality if everything is pretty good? How would Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody turn out if they produced it in Pro Tools? Why Nolly uses Kai monitors The groundbreaking game changing effect Sonarworks and Soothe had on audio production Why the term “practice makes perfect” is a lie Using ProQ3’s dynamic EQ bands on Devin Townsend and Periphery mixes  The beauty of the right Mesa cab with the right Vintage 30s Check out GetGoodDrums. Follow Nolly on Instagram. Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up

  • EP 376 | Kellen McGregor

    03/08/2022 Duração: 01h06min

    Kellen McGregor is a producer, songwriter, and a guitarist in Memphis May Fire. On this episode: How Kellen balances a production career with Memphis May Fire The importance of proper sleep Kellen’s physical fitness routine Protect your ears at all costs! How Kellen approaches writing with production clients How Kellen secured the trust of his band mates as a mixer Mixing songs with dense layers The reality of test mixes Understanding the sonic goals for a mix in advance How to not lose perspective while mixing songs you’ve written and produced What to expect in Kellen’s Nail the Mix Follow Kellen on Instagram. Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one

  • EP 375 | Ben Johnson

    20/07/2022 Duração: 57min

    Ben Johnson is a producer/audio engineer who has worked under notable producers such as Andrew Wade, Will Putney, and Machine for artists such as A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Fit For An Autopsy, and many others. He’s also a URM alumni. On this episode: What reading the room actually means How Ben got started with Andrew Wade Admit when you don’t know something Pushing past imposter syndrome Sacrifices Ben made to help his dream become a reality What it’s like to keep up with Will Putney’s insane pace  Copy at the beginning, then form your own style How URM changed Ben’s life Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about

  • EP 374 | Daniel Braunstein and Raad Soudani

    06/07/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Daniel Braunstein is a producer who has worked with Volumes, Spiritbox, Dayseeker, and many others. Raad Soudani is the bassist and co-producer in Volumes. On this episode: Dark times lead to even darker music Why Raad Soudani wanted to work with Daniel Braunstein again How Opeth, Mike Patton, and The Beatles trained their fans to expect the unexpected Why you need delusional optimism  Hell froze over. Heavy music is mainstream again. Dealing with the tragic loss of Diego Farias How Daniel Braunstein approached working with Volumes this time around Metal bands hiring a co-writer: strictly forbidden or the norm? If you want long and successful relationships, know your role Listen to Volumes on Spotify. Follow Daniel Braunstein on Instagram. Follow Raad Soudani on Instagram. Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest n

  • EP 373 | Jeff Dunne

    29/06/2022 Duração: 01h03min

    Jeff Dunne is an engineer and mixer who has worked with Ice Nine Kills, Alluvial, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, and many others.  On this episode: Killing the LA and Nashville myth Remote production hacks How to quit your day job and mix full time What it was like mixing a perfectionist like Wes Hauch from Alluvial Jeff’s workflow with Drew Fulk AKA WZRD BLD How Jeff’s mixing has evolved since the Emmure Nail The Mix Playback strategies Why Jeff only wears black t-shirts Is using a CRM a huge mistake? Great producers with horrible websites How Jeff builds IRs Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choi

  • EP 372 | Andrew Baylis

    22/06/2022 Duração: 01h03min

    Andrew Bayliss is a songwriter, producer, and engineer who has worked with Jellyroll, Sylar, Sleeping with Sirens, and many others. On this episode: Do you write enough songs to really be great at it?  Andrew’s process for getting demos done quickly What it was like working with Jellyroll on “Dead Man Walking” Darker music for darker times Making every aspect of a song correspond to the hook What it was like working with Zakk Cervini on Sleeping With Sirens Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 371 | Matt Thomas

    15/06/2022 Duração: 01h18min

    Matt Thomas is a producer, engineer, and composer who has worked with Left to Suffer, Kingdom of Giants, Darko, Nerv, Sunspear, and many others. On this episode: - Realizing you’re the asshole live sound engineer - How Jason Richardson’s unique vision sets him apart from other shredders - Where to find ALL the royalties you’re owed - The Darko production process  - Speed Mixing for fun and profit - What Cannibal Corpse and Adele have in common - The genius of Richard Cheese Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 370 | Jesse Zuretti

    01/06/2022 Duração: 01h17min

    Jesse Zuretti is an award-winning composer & sound designer for Marvel, as well as Netflix. He’s also a songwriter and guitarist for his cinematic metal band Binary Code. On this episode: 3:00 - Knowing when to pivot  14:46 - Absorbing music as a kid  25:30 - Being persistent without being a punisher 42:34 - Working with Netflix and leveling up 1:00:48 - Starting a production company and building a team Sponsored by: DistroKid Follow Jesse Zuretti on Instagram. Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 369 | Jeremy Spencer and Shawn McGhee

    19/05/2022 Duração: 59min

    Jeremy Spencer is a drummer, vocalist, and songwriter. He was previously in Five Finger Death Punch and now releases music as Psycho Synner. Shawn McGhee is a producer and songwriter. On this episode: 4:37 - Drum editing is a fine-tuned skill 15:57 - Getting repeat clients 28:57 - You have to write music you like, don’t chase accolades 38:08 - Try things and fail in order to see what works 48:37 - Focusing on what will get you to your goal Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 368 | Discord QNA with Will Yip and Eyal Levi

    11/05/2022 Duração: 56min

    Will Yip is a producer, songwriter, and label owner known for his work with bands such as Code Orange, Circa Survive, Turnstile and many more. Today, he joins Eyal Levi to answer questions from the URM Discord community. On this episode: 2:23 - Working in different genres 10:44 - Analog vs.digital workflow 23:00 - Music release strategy 39:00 - Being more assertive with artists 48:55 - What happens when a song isn’t coming to fruition Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 367 | April MixCritMonday with Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi

    06/05/2022 Duração: 29min

    Eyal Levi and Joel Wanasek are critiquing mixes of “Drone Corpse Aviator” by Archspire.  On this episode: Why Archspire has a hard style to mix When to make changes vs. starting over You can’t have a muddy mix And more! Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 366 | Discord QNA with Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi

    27/04/2022 Duração: 51min

    Jesse Cannon is a producer, podcaster, mastering engineer, author, and music marketer who also produces podcasts for The Daily Beast.  On this episode: 10:16 - Vanity metrics won’t help you 16:46 - Breaking into other regions 26:51 - Cheat codes in metal 35:55 - Socials or content, which comes first? 44:10 - TikTok promotion works Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 365 | Mike Plotnikoff

    20/04/2022 Duração: 01h09min

    Mike Plotnikoff is a producer/engineer who has worked with acts such as AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Cher alongside producers such as Howard Benson, Mutt Lange, Bruce Fairbairn, and countless others. On this episode: 2:45 - Failing more than you succeed 13:05 - Keep moving forward and take breaks as needed 27:17 - Understanding your strengths and weaknesses  35:07 - Visualizing mixes 47:45 - Imposing boundaries on your work 59:24 - What it’s like to work on Howard Benson’s team Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 364 | Chris Clancy

    13/04/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Chris Clancy is a producer, engineer, musician, and the singer of Mutiny Within. He’s worked with Machine Head, Kataklysm, and many others. On this episode: 7:00 - Working with Jason Suecof and getting into production 19:37 - Being a person who can just learn new things 33:25 - Taking calculated risks 46:03 - Getting a chance from Colin Richardson 54:15 - Knowing when something is good enough 1:01:53 - How long album mixes take 1:10:31 - Working with STL Tones Follow Chris Clancy on Instagram. Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 363 | Dryw Owens

    06/04/2022 Duração: 01h05min

    Dryw Owens is an engineer who has worked with Dance Gavin Dance, Hail the Sun, A Lot Like Birds, and many others. He works out of Little Russia Recordings in Sacramento, CA. On this episode: 2:15 - Being a collaborator 13:50 - The trajectory of the artists is important 21:00 - Democracies can be bad for bands 31:59 - Why the sophomore slump exists 41:46 - Helping people get to the next level and stand out 53:13 - Taking detailed notes on techniques used Sponsored by: DistroKid Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 362 | Dan Weller

    30/03/2022 Duração: 01h27min

    Dan Weller is a guitarist in SikTh and a producer, mixer, and songwriter who has worked with Enter Shikari, Young Guns, and Babymetal, among others. On this episode: 3:45 - Writing songs that stand the test of time 14:19 - Be clear about your goals early on 35:20 - Taking control of sessions 43:13 - Having someone else’s future in your hands 51:15 - Working with Taylor Larson 1:13:38 - Working on Enter Shikari’s The Mindsweep 1:19:00 - Piggybacking and riff writing Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 361 | March 2022 MixCritMonday

    23/03/2022 Duração: 35min

    MixCritMonday is back! Eyal Levi and Joel Wanasek crit three subscriber mixes of Jason Richardson’s “Upside Down.” On this episode: 7:15 - Bass guitar balance 9:54 - Inconsistent cymbals 17:58 - Painful highs and mids 23:14 - When gear helps 26:39 - How too much low end impacts a whole mix Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • EP 360 | Lewis Johns

    16/03/2022 Duração: 01h15min

    Lewis Johns is a producer and mixer out of the UK who has worked with bands and labels such as Loathe, Irist, Wall Flower, Palm Reader, Sony Music Entertainment, Nuclear Blast, Universal Music Group, Rise and Warner Brothers.  On this episode: 3:08 - Staying on top of a busy schedule 14:43 - Learn the various aspects of production before delegating tasks 26:48 - Modern vs. old school producers 37:18 - Developing your own sound comes in time 48:18 - You build your reputation little by little 54:55 - Awards don’t change anything 1:06:44 - You need to be on the same wavelength as the artist Want to level up your audio game? Sign up for URM. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Insanely detailed audio production tutorials One-on-one feedback Multi-track sessions from some of the biggest names in rock and metal Be sure to follow URM on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Eyal Levi on Instagram. Like this show? Please leave us a 5-star review - even one sentence helps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega

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