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!




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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 for their excellent support and to all you lovely lot for your ears n brains. cast away!

Money Mark's fantastic machine link!!


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Episode 10 


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)

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Thanks to Universal Audio for their sponsorship :)

check them out at

Episode 9 : CHRIS TAYLOR


Episode 9

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 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 and use the promo code jamie to get your discount!! Yeah !!!

Episode 8 : Hrishikesh Hirway

Episode 8

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



Episode 7

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. 

NERDS rejoice!

Thanks to fabfilter for their support :)


here's some cool links showing you Sinkane in action and in other interviews

Interview with Ahmed AXS magazine

Sinkane NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Q & A with Ahmed

Sinkane Live on KEXP



Episode 6


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


Alabama Shakes

Grizzly Bear

The War On Drugs

Perfume Genius 

The Killers


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 :)


Cheers dudes

Episode 5 : Blake mills


Episode 5

Hi crew!


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 


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 :)


Happy listening 

Happy winning!

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.

Yes yes. 

This Episode is sponsored by the badasses at GOODHERTZ 

ALSO if you type HANGINGOUT at checkout 

You will save 20% on your order!!

So Click this!!

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:



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 !  Enjoy!



Episode 2 : Jacquire King


Episode 2

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


Episode 1

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 check them out immediately :)

Grab a tea and a bickie and give it a listen.  




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