Hello. Some of you probably are aware that I’ve been spearheading a podcast project in my spare time. It’s been on the back-burner for several months due to project related time constraints, but after some rumination, I feel that it’d be a shame if I didn’t follow through with some sort of release. Thus, expect what I’m considering to be the “beta” season – or pilot season if you will. A bit of a proof-of-concept. Yeah, it may be a little rough around the edges, but still interesting and worth a listen – mostly because the guests are phenomenal individuals.
Now for a little background. “After The Session”, as the show is tentatively titled, is a one hour long conversational podcast that features a new guest each week. As recording professionals, much of our time is spent in the studio working with artists, and while that’s rewarding in it’s own right, many of us also value the after session hang-out. The time after the artist has left. The time when the producer, the engineer and, if he’s lucky, the assistant get to sit around and swap stories, discuss music, and trade ideas. This conversation is the seed, the foundation, for the podcast.
In short, it’s not an interview. It’s an hour-long podcast where we bullshit about and enjoy some conversation. Also, keep in mind it’s a work in progress, and although I think these first six episodes turned out much better than expected, “Season Zero” is a bit of an exercise to work out the bugs and nail down a format.
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As recording professionals, much of our time is spent in the studio working with artists, and while that's rewarding in it's own right, many of us also value the after session hang-out, when we get to sit around and swap stories, discuss music, and trade ideas...
ATS EP1: From Fleetwood Mac to The Killers, Mark Needham has had a storied career in the recording studio. We discuss his move from hybrid to all digital, working with The Killers, Chris Issak, Pete Yorn & Steve Miller, crazy studio stories and some of his favorite plugins...
ATS EP2: Mastering Engineer Reuben Cohen talks about mastering “Happy” for Pharrell Williams, Slumdog Millionaire, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the team at Lurssen Mastering, his mentorship with Gavin, his philosophy and his process...
ATS EP3: In 2015 Ken Andrews’ band Failure released their first album in 19 years, and Paramore's hit "Ain't It Fun” (mixed by Ken) won a Grammy for ”Best Rock Song”. Ken’s work on both sides of the glass has been varied and successful, and we were happy to sit down with him backstage...
ATS EP4: In my ever expanding quest to discover new mediums for experiencing music, we check in with musician, new-media artist and neuroscientist Dr. Tim Mullen to discuss music and the brain, his work with Brain Computer Music Interfaces, Mozart and The Mind, and some of his artistic endeavors.
ATS EP5: The ever insightful David Cole discusses his time as staff engineer at Capitol Studios, making demos with Tina Turner, the path to his first gold record, his experiences with Bob Seger and Steve Miller, and his approach.
ATS EP6: Successful Rock Producer Michael Beinhorn discusses how to support art and creativity in music, issues facing the modern artist, a bit of his work with Soundgarden, HOLE, and MEW, and his new book.
It's official - AFTER THE SESSION is coming to your local podcast retailer on a regular basis. We're quite excited! Expect new interviews, conversations, studio discussions and the occasional inane observation.
ATS S1 Ep1: After being discovered by Tony Visconti, David Bowie's final album "Blackstar" was just the beginning. Erin Tonkon is recognized as one of New York's newest and most talented music producers.
ATS S1 Ep3: In the our first attempt at Adventures of the Anonymous Assistant, we discuss the life and experiences of an assistant in a high-profile, high-pressure, internationally respected recording studio.