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Thanks to The Mastering Show, we’ve found some new podcasts to educate, entertain, and even relax you.

Home Studio Corner’s Joe Gilder takes questions about beginner and advanced topics alike. On Recording Studio Rockstars, Eric Taft talks about how local bands can produce albums and grow a business. Twenty Thousand Hertz features the curious popularity of ASMR. Sound Matters takes us to New York City to explore its history, noise, and culture. On Sound Design Live, hear from Chris Tsanjoures about Smaart tuning, mic placement, and common mistakes. On Working Class Audio, Matt Boudreau speaks with Phil Greiss about his life, travel tips, mentorship, and more. And Adam Buxton talks to English musician Thomas Dolby about changing technology and personal histories in the music industry. Happy listening!



 

Home Studio Corner | Ask Joe – Ep 230: Chasing Problems

Episode outline: ‘Join Joe Gilder every Tuesday at 1pm CT. This week he takes questions about (the myth of) creating the perfect first demo, how he sculpts certain sounds and uses his gear, knowing when to stop mixing, and more!’

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Recording Studio Rockstars – Ep 138: Eric Taft – Producing Rad Pop, Getting Killer Sounds, And Growing Your Studio Business

Episode outline: ‘Eric talks about producing pop punk with local bands, getting killer sounds for drums, bass, and guitars, and how to grow your local studio business through Youtube.

My guest today is Eric Taft, a producer, engineer, and multi-talented musician working from the Buzzlounge Studio outside of Baltimore MD. Eric works alongside Matt Squire with artists such as Underoath and Plain White T’s. He also plays guitar and sings for “The Great Heights Band” out of Baltimore, and produced the bands latest release, “Rad-Pop.”

Today we are going to dig into some questions about recording, editing, and mixing tight powerful pop. And how to grow your studio business through smart use of promotion and content creation.’

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Twenty Thousand Hertz – Ep 40: ASMR 🤫

Episode outline: ‘Do certain sounds give you the head tingles? If yes, this episode is full of ear candy for you! In this episode, we learn all about the phenomenon called autonomous sensory meridian response—or ASMR for short. This soothing episode features researchers Giulia Poerio (University of Sheffield), Craig Richard (ASMRuniversity.com), and ASMR artists Gentle Whispering, Jellybean Green, and Somni Rosae – as well as the team at Defacto Sound!’

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  • Environments Rare Winds Play Track 102 sounds included, 233 mins total $149 $99

    From all 4 earth’s corners, air streamlines the environment and shapes our stories. Discover the cinematic world of rare winds!


    This sound library is the ultimate achievement of a really ambitious project of recording winds from very remote places across the world.

    Included are authentic recordings from the Boreal region (North hemisphere: in Canada and Iceland), from the Austral region (South hemisphere: Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and the Last Hope province in Chile), on Islands in Mediterranean region (Thira in Greece), in the Sahara desert (Marocco), Isle-aux-Grues (Canadian winter), and more (see file list for more details)


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  • Drones & Moods Quantum State Play Track 30 sounds included, 32 mins total $25 $20

    Quantum State is a collection of 30 soundscapes (WAV files, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in movies, games and documentary films. It was created to evoke the atmosphere of a Quantum World.

    If you are doing a documentary about Quantum Mechanics or in any Sci-fi project where, for example, your protagonist is trapped in a molecular space this soundpack can be great tool to achieve those things.
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    This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.

    I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.

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    The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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Sound Matters – Ep 18: Untitled Noises Of New York

Episode outline: ‘In the second instalment of our Sound Of The Cities series – a sonic exploration of our urban environments and their cultural soundscapes – Sound Matters podcast jumps into the deepest of the deep ends of art and culture: New York. Host Tim Hinman is joined by podcaster and artist, Jeff Emtman, whose show, Here Be Monsters is an influential aural institution in its own right. Jeff takes us on an epic day-long sonic adventure through the Big Apple – along the way discovering a number of sonic surprises, not least a mysterious recording of influential composer, philosopher and famed man-about-New-York-town, John Cage.’

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Sound Design Live – Smaart is just a tool. You are the analyzer.

Episode outline: ‘Interview with Chris Tsanjoures, Product Manager and Smaart Instructor at Rational Acoustics, about sound system tuning time saving techniques, microphone placement for main+sub alignment, and the biggest mistake new Smart users are making.’

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Working Class Audio – Ep 176: with Phil Greiss

Episode outline: ‘Phil joins me to talk about his childhood musical and audio experiences , travel tips, mentorship, his draw to pop music and an early experience with the magic of radio broadcast compression and limiting. Enjoy! – Matt

Phil Greiss is a musician and a multiple-award-winning record producer/composer/engineer, he left his name on numerous gold, platinum & diamond records, focusing on both production and songwritting aspects of Pop songs. Very much at ease on his own or collaborating with others, he’s been known to deliver award winning albums and songs, and chart topping singles wether composing, writing, producing, arranging, mixing, or all at the same time.’

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The Adam Buxton Podcast – Ep 60: Thomas Dolby

Episode outline: ‘Adam talks to Thomas Dolby about his pioneering adventures in the music and tech industry, including revealing tales of close encounters with Michael Jackson and David Bowie.’

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  • Environments Rare Winds Play Track 102 sounds included, 233 mins total $149 $99

    From all 4 earth’s corners, air streamlines the environment and shapes our stories. Discover the cinematic world of rare winds!


    This sound library is the ultimate achievement of a really ambitious project of recording winds from very remote places across the world.

    Included are authentic recordings from the Boreal region (North hemisphere: in Canada and Iceland), from the Austral region (South hemisphere: Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and the Last Hope province in Chile), on Islands in Mediterranean region (Thira in Greece), in the Sahara desert (Marocco), Isle-aux-Grues (Canadian winter), and more (see file list for more details)


    These were recorded either in urban settings, countryside, or complete wilderness.

    Included is a set of useful synthesized, tonal, and designed winds.

    The sounds are categorized into 3 folders: Designed, Indoor & Outdoor.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    • 102 stereo files
    • Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    • Ready to use Loop
    • Urban area and Wild area
    • Useful Designed & Synthesized Wind Sounds
    • Recordings from the Boreal region (North) in Iceland & Canada
    • Recordings from the Austral region (South) in Argentina & Chile
    • Recordings from Islands in Greece & Canada
    • Recordings from the desert in Marocco
    • Abandonned houses and shelters
    • Marina, lake, forest, car, flags, arctic, metal pole, prairie, street, mountain, grass, …
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    Quantum State is a collection of 30 soundscapes (WAV files, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in movies, games and documentary films. It was created to evoke the atmosphere of a Quantum World.

    If you are doing a documentary about Quantum Mechanics or in any Sci-fi project where, for example, your protagonist is trapped in a molecular space this soundpack can be great tool to achieve those things.
    Each soundscape has a duration of 1:05 minutes.

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    Vocalizations / Transitions / Ambiences / Drones

    This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.

    I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.

    I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.

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    A collection of 60 versatile SFX presets for Serum including risers, textures, transitions, drones, atmospheres, retro video game sounds, glitches, whooshes and abstract elements.

    Suitable for any style of production, each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls giving you the flexibility to go way beyond the 60 presets into hundreds of variations.

    Also included are 240 audio files (4 variations of each of the 60 presets) ready to drag and drop into your projects!

    *Presets require Serum 1.209 or higher (not included). If you don’t have Serum, you can still use the 240 included .wav files.

  • City Life Kolkata City Surround Ambiences Play Track 152 sounds included, 847 mins total $164 $119

    The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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