EP 27 - CHROME SPARKS
Welcome to 27.
I’m in the distance pod this time chatting to the man like Chrome Sparks in Australia of all places…
Not in person but over the magic Skype ping pong. It was a top treat to pick the brains of this intellectual craftsman.
He’s a trained percussionist with a very good ear and bold song writing moves. Since 2010 he’s just not stopped
Much inspiration as we talk about his past, the rise and the current set up both in the studio and live.
We brave the eternal question… how does an electronic artist play live??? HOW??!?!
I dig into the multi tracking and phasing of effects to see if there’s any simple pleasures hiding.
Also I demo sounds from my NEW splice.com sound pack “TIME MODULATOR”
EPISODE 26 - Martin Terefe
This episode marks one year in the land of pod!
Hard to fathom but tis true.
I wanted to thank everyone for listening and for all your stupendous feedback. It's highly motivating to know you're out there enjoying the show and I'll keep em coming! biweekly massive.
Today's guest is a serious heavyweight with a far reaching understanding of the facets of the music world and a considered and egoless manner to boot. Perhaps it's the Scandinavian in him?
Let me put it this way, he's not the kind of alpha that struts in the room fanning his accolades. He remains open and curious. Something to strive for!
We had a tip top time making music for a day and I was very unhappy I'd not managed to sit him down for a chat after. He was kind enough to come back to sit in the hot chair.
He got a car to the house with his bags on the way to airport. Mightily generous and definitely above and beyond considering his workload in Nashville and the long-haul that was imminent.
Martin's list of accolades is long. A 2 time grammy winning producer .
A potent writer across genres. An owner of multiple studios in London and New York. A developer of artists.
He's worked with Jason Mraz, Train, Cat Stevens (Yusuf), Jamie Cullum, James Morrison, and KT Tunstall, with many more.
Welcome some wisdom to the pod!
Today's nitty is all about DI guitar fuzz. I run multiple preamps into one another, introduced some curves and let it burn.
Somethings got to represent the candle on this pod cake!
Thanks for making with me to my first birthday
EPISODE 25 - Larry crane
Hello and welcome an American hero.
Larry Crane! The man deserves a standing ovation.
Just imagine interviewing peoples for 22 years.
Giving a platform to the unsung experts that make all this amazing art alongside fascinating portraits of the household names.
Larry has been producing one the most beloved audio publications around.
Wiki tells me that the first issues were published by photocopying, hand-stapling and spray painting the covers. Look how far it's come!
Larry came by the house and interviewed me for the tapeop podcast and mag (major honour)
After our chat we let the tapes continue to roll and I had a good ole fashioned ramble with the man. He's got anecdotes for years. 22 years.
It's surreal doing this show. I feel mighty lucky to get to hang with such distinguished folk.
Thank you Larry!
Thank you also to Audeze for their sponsorship of todays show. Damn those LCD headphones are rather amazing.
Even if you have a decent room with treatment these headphones can reveal hidden details. The transient response alone is hard to match in speaker land.
I love tech that is new AND incredible. These headphones might allow you to leave the conventional studio behind. Yep!
in a Biweek dudes.
EPISODE 24 - MOCKY
It's about time I had him on the pod!
He's the man that came along and blew the bloody doors off for me around 2003-2004.
We wrote and produced my album Multiply together and then went on to do Jim in much the same way. Nothing would be the same for me.
He showed me the 2,5,1 the cycle of 4s. The minor 9... all that jazz.
He was always the guy that would have a crew of musicians over and jamming at his place in Berlin. Music is communication and community with him. Something I miss a lot about those days. Just jumping on an instrument and playing for hours. It's good for the soul.
He always evolves his craft. These days making more magical sounds than ever. Check his solo work for the range of humanity. From the light and playful to heavy and woeful he uses music to talk.
This time we used words.
Great to have ya man
Welcome my friend MOCKY !
I get into a topic the two of us discussed back in the day. Sampling at high sample rates. What are the advantages when making sampled instruments? Turns out they are pretty significant.
Hello! Almost a year of the show. Thanks to all for listening :)
EPISODE 23- Francisca Valenzuela + Vicente Sanfuentes
Francisca Valenzuela and her partner Vicente Sanfuentes are a superb example of how couples can turn their deep connection into great art. The alchemy of love!
They have both been making big waves.
Francisca Valenzuela for example has had Gold and Platinum records. No big deal. She remains extremely down to earth but make no mistake, she's a huge star in the latin music community and remains very committed to expanding awareness of women in the scene. Her festival Ruidosa is so important. It's an all female series of events that not only highlights a host of incredible music but also brings together speakers and topics that have long been neglected, relating to women working in music and art in the Latin world.
Vicente ? Oh yes, he's a force. He's got such a positive outlook on life and art and it's contagious! I love hearing his perspectives on making music and his ability to grow and evolve his craft is mighty inspiring. I love these guys! Hope you all enjoy our chat.
Nitty gritty is all about making randomness work toward intrigue and (hopefully)beauty :)
Dice are nice!
EPISODE 22: TONY MASERATI
Tony Tony Tony!
Yes! Very happy to have spent a mo getting to know the fellow.
(not sure I can keep up that rhyme scheme!) There's so much one could say about Mr Maserati.. or so little..
So little might be "He mixes Beyonce" for example.
I mean MIXES BEYONCE!! It's insane. I think I'd probably have a heart attack if I had that stress on my shoulders but Tony is a mightily chill gent. I was so impressed by his LA space and his commitment to moving forward and forging his own path. He's a major inspiration! Once again. Thanks to the man.
Hope you enjoy the rambles :)
In the nitty gritty I get into a sampling technique I picked up from electronic pioneer Matthew Herbert. Such a simple idea that really can get you new sounds with next to no gear! lo-fi joy.
Thanks again to www.sounds.com for their continued support of the show. They have some of the best material available for making that competitive music in 2018. I even found a slew of zither sounds. You never know when you might need to zither it up!
They have it all!
EPISODE 21: MARK RONSON
Super happy to have Mark on the show!
Modern legend with the hefty pedigree and the skills to move with the times
What a crazy road he’s had working alongside some of the biggest and brightest in the biz
We chew the cud in a comfy part of his new studio zone at the sound factory in Hollywood
Where many a badass record has been made and where WHATS GOING ON was mixed…
What’s so cool is Mark keeps that spirit going so well with a great crew around him and a revolving door of top talent
We chat about his new record label and the uber talented KING PRINCESS, we chat AMY WINEHOUSE we chat about inspiration
I get into the transformation game in nitty gritty. The alchemy of vocal to synth, guitar to synth
I crack out my old pal the MS20 for a ride into change town.
Thanks again to the excellent people at www.sounds.com for the kind show sponsorship
Was a fun one to make
EPISODE 20: ATRAK
Atrak in the house!
So pleased to spend some 1 on 1 time with the man at his new abode in LA.
The house is STUNNING! wow. Such good taste! Comes as no surprise.
If you want to learn about making moves you should pay attention to this guy!
He’s made so many good decisions and takes his craft super seriously whilst remaining completely down to earth and full of enthusiasm.
One of the best scratch djs of all time, owner of the badass fools gold record label which has been around over 10 years.....
Hugely successful producer and entrepreneur!! He’s the real deal!
Today on the show I’m exploring the secret life of the lav mic. Small enough to fit inside drums and get lost in places mics usually cant probe.
I probe away in the nitty gritty.
Also I’m very happy to say the show is sponsored by the excellent folks at www.sounds.com
A new way to get the freshness in your music. Everything from harps to hammers, full loops to tiny sfx.
There’s a HUGE array of stuff to chose from and thanks to a very impressive filtering system you can quickly navigate through the library and get exactly what you need.
2018 style! Nothing in the way of that idea!!
EPISODE 19 : ANDREW LAPPIN
A trip to LA anyone?? why yes!!
There were so many tip top interviews made on my last jaunt over to the west coast.
meet my new friend mr Lappin!
Andrew is a friend of the pod by proxy as he's pals with my spiritual advisor Jake Aron! yes. We all love Jake as we shall discuss further on the show. We get into the way it feels to be in a potent shed by sunset sound. How to make your drums sound modern (aka the holy grail of recording)
The joy is in the journey!
I dive into the pool of convolution to see what OTHER than room impulse responses can be used to yield the funk.
yep. I even ask YOU a question
EPISODE 18 : SEAN O'BRIEN
Welcome to my 18th Birthday. The show is now a ripe 36 weeks old and I'm chuffed to have Sean Obrien on the show.
He's a top chap and really down to ground fellow who's a relatively under the radar badass and someone I'd not heard of until our meeting but now he's very much a part of the extended family :)
He's worked with Moses Sumney, the national and a whole host of folks include Tony Berg who is a recurring figure on the pod having mentored Blake Mills and Shawn Everett so it's that LA knowledge in the house!
check this link:
I get into the making MUSIC with delays.. what? yeah THAT! Music from pure feedback. Bucket in a brigade all sining their weird wobbly song!
Kiss the hand that feeds you :)
EPISODE 17 : KIMBRA
We've got Kimbra on a bus, $20 tapes, silly songs and some brain food.
You into that?
Kimbra has a new album out! Primal Heart. Give it a listen peoples!
In the nitty gritty I get tapes and slam them together to phase the shit out of some phase
Kimbra mentions some interesting Brain stuff at the end.
your brain on music!!!
EPISODE 16 : UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
My chat with Ruban Nielson aka Unknown Mortal Orchestra :)
What a top chap. He took precious time before tour to muse and ramble with me on the methods behind his wonderful madness. Super creative, super inventive Ruban is the real deal.
Really chuffed to have him on the show. I'm a fan of his music and productions!
His new album "sex and food" is out NOW on al the good platforms.
Grab a physical copy I'd say :)
Support for the show comes from fjord fuzz. A quality maker of brutal fuzz and exciting boxes to explode and erode signals in all those ways we love. check em here!! www.facebook.com/fjordfuzz/
nitty gritty this show sees me testing the power of a $30 mic on drums. what can be done?
I mean really WHAT can be DONE!!!
EPISODE 15 : ANDREW SARLO
I made a new friend on my latest trip to LA. This gent has already made some seriously badass records. Nick Hakim, Big Thief, Show me the Body and more! Not bad for 29.
Not at ALL bad :)
Just goes to show what good ears and a good mind can do. We talk of his less is more mix setup which make Andrew a real shining example of the new school to me.
I wish we'd conducted the interview in the presence of these tacos but we were in a friends apparent in downtown LA. You hear a weird dog at one point. Not in pain, just sounding off about the canine situation no doubt.
Nitty gritty this episode is a gated affair. MULTI gates! It's new to me. I just thought of it and tried it for this show. It's a bit of a time consuming process but it YIELDS!
gate the evil y'all
expand the gold :)
EPISODE 14 : ROGER MOUTENOT
This is a special one for me. Roger and his whole family have really made our time in Nashville something magical. As you'll hear, he's a warm and deeply knowledgable chap with SO many incredible stories from his journeys in the madcap world of music. From his raw garage band days, to the heady rushe of a major MAJOR studio job in New York in the 80s, to the trips around the world as a heavily in demand freelancer and now to his superb Nashville studio he's seen it all.
Grab a quality beverage and sip down some of his wisdom.
Having worked with everyone from Lou Reed to Grandmaster Flash. Yo la tengo to Pat Carney of the Black keys he never stops and we're talking about 1000s and 1000s of sessions at the controls.
Such a wonderful person, a great Dad and Husband to our good friend Barbara (who you'll discover has exceptional ears and taste!)
We are friends with the whole family coz they are all just ace. Hi Marshall! Hi Malcolm!
It's a real privilege to call Roger a friend :)
Meanwhile in techy bits I get my feet wet in the heady world of MIDI files. Take and remake for 2018!
The bad thing about MIDI is it's pretty old and clunky.. the good thing is it's old and full of the fruits of people's hard toil. The amazing resource that is www.midiworld.com has changed it all for me. Grab some MIDI and mash it up!
Made with love from Nashville
EPISODE 13 : DARRELL THORP
A Deep and Tech heavy dive into the Knowledge pool that is Darrell Thorp! He's a multi grammy kind of dude and yet there's no pretense. He has worked with some of the best in the biz like Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, Outkast and more! yep. Mad audiophilatiousness hangs. We chat about his time with Dr Dre and all the red lights on the board. The good the bad n zee ugly in gear and signal. Foo fighters and a great deal more!
I also nitty the gritty out of the Altec 9067b filter. The fabled King Tubby filter is now my grubbies and I throw some bits into it to hear how it sounds. ALSO I made a couple of patches for you ableton live users to check so you can get a taste of the altec in the digital domain!
follow the read me and you should be golden! I posted a quick vid of it on the hangingoutwithaudiophiles instagram to show it in action :)
EPISODE 12 : SUSAN ROGERS
I'm humbled !
What amazing times that we can find and talk to our heroes!
Here's Susan Rogers and she's responsible for making the best prince records (imho I mean the VERY best ones. She was by his side and in the studio at all times.. day and night making PURPLE RAIN! AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY! PARADE! SIGN 'O' THE TIMES! not to mention all the music for The Time, Shiela E and all the insane quantity of music that's now in the Prince vault. Without her insanely demanding 4 year tour of duty with the genius of prince we never would have had the funk as it lives on toady. It was time well spent! I owe her a huge debt of gratitude. Without her energy, Prince would have not been able to create and share his ideas in the same way I'm 100% sure of that. I'm also sure that I'd have never heard the music in the same way over the Atlantic and become a Musican. So I feel deeply happy to get a chance to speak to Susan.
I'm THRILLED to share this one with you all.
She's a wonder!
Thanks to Universal Audio once again for their kind support..
Let's get on with the show!
EPISODE 11 : MONEY MARK
YES! Money Mark is in the hot chair. Quite literally as Ahmed Gallab had only just finished our chat. 2017, Turin.. we delve into the many minds of Mark. The kind of mind that will take things apart and rebuild them. The kind of mind that is not content to settle. He's a very curious and unique fellow who's got WAY too many good stories for a solitary podcast but there you go.. this is PART 1!!
I get gritty with a cheap contact mic and probe the strings of pianos and tenor guitars before destroying the signals with plugins.
Thanks again to the good folks at UNIVERSAL AUDIO www.uaudio.com for their excellent support and to all you lovely lot for your ears n brains. cast away!
Money Mark's fantastic machine link!!
EPISODE 10 : PAUL EPWORTH
This time sees Paul Epworth in the hot chair! His OWN chair mid you as we got to speak in the LEGENDARY studio that is known as "The Church" for good reason. It's a yeah.. it's a church! An immense and potent zone of creativity! we learn of Paul's journey from shed to Holy rooms and his incredible rise :) Producing Adele. Let's just think about that for a second shall we!?!
I roll in my own deep with a bit of mono to poly joy in my studio B nitty gritty experiments
As promised here's a link to the Max for Live patch to control your KENTON PRO 2000
you will need Live 10 to run it (as it uses sysex)
Thanks to Universal Audio for their sponsorship :)
check them out at www.uaudio.com
Episode 9 : CHRIS TAYLOR
It’s pod time dudes! Welcome to the first of the year :))
This week I’m a chattin with the joyful soul that is Chris Taylor of the fabulous grizzly bear! We delve into the tents of life both real and metaphorical. We ponder the sublime and sup on a bloody good cuppa!
I get into the world of keying gates in the gritty. thanks to the BBC!
Today’s show is helped along nicely by the good folks at reverb.com. For a limited time they are offering 10% off a selection of plugins that I hand selected. I can vouch for every one. Get yer savings ! Go to reverb.com/jamielidell and use the promo code jamie to get your discount!! Yeah !!!
Episode 8 : Hrishikesh Hirway
Tip top times with this gent in the hot chair this episode ! Hrishikesh Hirway is responsible for the staggeringly professional and downright inspirational podcast called song exploder
please check this show if you haven't already. It's a corker!
I was very fortuante to get the full low down on the process that goes into the making of this show and it's a serious eye opener. This gent puts the HOURS in. Very impressive.
In the techy bit, I utilize the power of bluetooth speakers to act as audio friends. Yes why not pop one in the biscuit tin and re-record that glorious vocal take in a ... cheap metal coffin? just saying. The world of wireless can be funks mcfunks. Cheers my dudes
Episode 7 : AHMED GALLAB
So happy to get a minute to catch up with this gent! Welcome to the hot chair Mr Ahmed Gallab aka SINKANE!!!!! We enthuse over his incredible band, chat histories, go into the ways he hears sound and how his process flows composing. Fascinating chap and such a lovely dude!
In the techy bit of the show I SHOOTOUT vintage samplers to listen to the artifacts of various old beasts. There's the mirage, prophet 2000, SP1200, MPC60, SK-1 and more plus I try out the emulations you can find in the box.
Thanks to fabfilter for their support :)
here's some cool links showing you Sinkane in action and in other interviews
Episode 6 : SHAWN EVERETT
This Show’s guess has a Grammy for mixing. I mean that alone is badass!
He’s put his hands and ears on a huge array of material over the years
Here’s just one handful of the man's MIX gold
The War On Drugs
He’s found his own way through the maze of music and he’s using techniques that are truly bizarre and wonderful.
Plus he’s a VERY nice bloke that is super open to talking about how he works.
Get into it!
Also in the show
I get lost in a micro world of realtime triggering
Opening the portal to a potentially potent beatbox breakthrough
Can’t believe it’s 6 already :)
Episode 5 : Blake mills
Welcome to Episode 5.
Please say hello to a true master of his craft(s)! Mr BLAKE MILLS!!
I feel very lucky to have been invited into his home to have a coffee and catch up. He’s a truly inspired gentleman and very humble man.
We cover a little of the binaural history, production tips from the top. We delve into some of the sound making processes from the wonderful perfume genius record he produced and the incredible power combo that forms when he gets together with the fantastic mr Shawn Everett.
I’ll be removing spectra in the nitty gritty segment and I’m very pleased to announce that the show is sponsored by Izotope.com
Makers of incredible plugins like ozone, RX and now the futuristic NEUTRON 2
I’m giving away a copy of the NEUTRON 2 STANDARD to one lucky winner. Just share the show on soundcloud to take part :)
Episode 4 : mura masa
Welcome to 4!
It’s a mighty pleasure to welcome the 1 n only Mura Masa to the show today.
We chat about all Masa of things from the headphone mixing thing to the touring with flume thing, to the slapping of bass and of course THAT radio voice.
Turns out the man behind the bangers is a total gent and twas a treat to get to do out song up on that Wiltern stage in LA.We chat backstage before the show.
Also in the prog…
I run through the SECRETS behind that “nothing else” vocal sound and there’s an EXCLUSIVE version of that same song played by my sped self and the stupidly talented ROYAL PHARAOHS.
This Episode is sponsored by the badasses at GOODHERTZ
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Episode 3 : Dave Stewart
What a treat to have Dave Stewart in the pod! On the pod! It’s proof indeed that 3 is the magic number. He’s a wonderful story teller as you’ll discover. Find out how the Eurythmics got their first studio up n running and the unorthodox ways in which all that amazing music was created. I mean it’s DAVE STEWART! What do I really need to say!!
Today's show is sponsored by the good folks at oeksound. Makers of SOOTHE, the intelligent problem solving plugin that’s really rather good! There’s a chance to win a copy on the show by reposting the soundcloud episode. I’ll pull one of the reposters from the digital hat and one lucky person will win a license for all their soothing needs!! check the plugin here: https://oeksound.com
From the Studio Nitty Gritty section of Podcast 3: A Max 4 Live patch for use in Ableton to randomly access songs in playlists inside iTunes. Download HERE for free. Instructions included in download. Would love to hear feedback so send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org ! Enjoy!
Episode 2 : Jacquire King
It's already that time. Time for tea. Time for 2. Episode 2. Yep. We made it. Thanks for all the support thus far :) This show is a special one. I get to chat with a legend in the game. A man who's brought so much power to your lobes. So many effortless sounds are a result of his tireless toil and we uncover the history of that process and delve into the future. I get techy with a vocal fx set up that was used for my last band tour and I'm proud to be sponsored by the wonderful folks at polyend. Makers of unique hardware for the discerning audiophile! Tune in. Click in. Tea up!
Episode 1 : Pat Carney
Super happy to be releasing this podcast on my birthday. I'm very lucky to know so many cool people, like Pat Carney, legendary drummer from The Black Keys and all around top bloke. He came over to the house and we just chatted with the microphones on. We cover his beginnings as a musician and some lesser known secrets about his early recording career. I'm also so happy that this first podcast episode is sponsored by FabFilter, makers of exceptional audio plug-ins www.fabfilter.com check them out immediately :)
Grab a tea and a bickie and give it a listen.