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Our guest this time is British bass music phenomenon Flava D. Renowned for her versatile music production across grime, garage, bassline house, and drum n bass, Flava D has collaborated with industry heavyweights like Wiley and Swindle and has been putting out her own music, remixes, and DJ mixes since 2012. Discover how she found the transition to DnB, how she made lockdown tracks in the desert powered by a solar panel and which softsynth she turns to for everything from bass to hi-hats. Can we upsell her synthesizer dreams? Find out in this episode. Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
This time, we’re joined by the House, Techno, and Disco producer behind the 2017 Silver-certified hit 'Techno Disco Tool' with 30 million+ Spotify streams. On this episode, we reveal Mella Dee’s surprising muse: dub reggae. Explore how this unexpected influence shapes his gear choices and gives birth to his irresistible, dancefloor-ready anthems. Also, unearth the obscure equipment that powers his sound, discover which producer friend holds the record for speaker blowouts, and learn how he masterfully works with complicated effect units – it’s simpler than you might think. Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Brisbane native Brendan Cox traded his Aussie roots for the electric vibe of London, diving headfirst into a world of production, songwriting, and mixing. From gracing the stage with Imogen Heap as her guitarist to earning his stripes in the studio under the wing of renowned Guy Sigsworth, Brendan's journey is an inspiring tale. Now stationed in the creative hub of Tileyard Studios, Brendan has teamed up with Jadu Heart, LVRA, Patrick Wolf and more, adding his unique touch to their music. This episode delves into the heart of immaculate studio vibes, the quest for the perfect microphone, and Brendan's enduring bond with one cherished instrument.Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: audient.comSTUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
We’re joined by a rising star in the engineering world. Coming up through Monnow Valley Studios in Wales, Callum Marinho cut his teeth on sessions for Tom Jones and even Coldplay. Now he’s Noel Gallagher’s in-house engineer. We find out about dreamy guitar tones, what synths he turns to for Noel’s records, and hear about an esoteric rack effect that’s a go-to sound used by Prince (and the former-Oasis star). Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!) (Andrew Scheps - Sold His Neve 8068 And Mixes Totally In The Box!) 
Critically-acclaimed British house music producer Laurence Guy has a sample-heavy sound that’s earned him upwards of 60 million streams. In this episode, we talk about recording detuned pianos with low-quality mics, tracks getting stuck in copyright purgatory, tricks for warm-sounding mixes. We also upsell his dreams multiple times. Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
This time, we're joined by talented keyboardist and Dream Theatre member Jordan Rudess. Facing the challenge of choosing only six items for his studio, Jordan shares studio stories of working with David Bowie and Tony Visconti, what he’s been up to with ChatGPT and which new instrument he’s taking with him into the studio for Dream Theatre’s next record. Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!) The Studio with Dream Theatre: Tracks Echo Chambers: Music:
Sami Tauber, the human counterpart to a super-sentient AI avatar called VNCCII, heads off-world this episode and completely reinvents society for her fantasy forever studio. Discover how she’s embraced spacial audio, which attainable (and not-so-attainable) soft synth she couldn’t live without, and where she sees the role of AI in the studio.Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: audient.comSTUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Many-aliased producer and electronic music legend Amon Tobin joins us on the show this time. With a career that spans nearly 30 years, he’s created landmark electronic music for labels like Ninja Tune and had his music featured in TV, Film and video games. And his ISAM live show and others have pushed the boundaries of live performance. But what will this vast music career mean for his limited studio choices? Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen Massey’s Mic Museum and Buchla history
Dot Major is the keyboard player and percussionist for the hugely successful British trio London Grammar, and he’s recently launched a solo project born out of his love for electronic music and synths. stories of lost gear rediscovered, a synth he bought in a gale, his terrible file naming habit, the effect he’d be lost without, and how his one esoteric drum machine choice could see him through to eternity.  Season 5 is sponsored by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Simon Neale shot to fame with his original alias Dave Spoon, racking up club hits and chart crossovers with his Electro-House sound. Then he hit the reset button, returned to his underground roots, and rebranded as Shadow Child. But as a consummate gear nut, he might have some problems slimming down his rig for the Forever Studio.In this episode, learn how he treats his 909s to make them sound production-ready, which modern polysynth he adores, and why there's only one plug-in that he can't live without. Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!) (Alex Ball YouTube Jupiter-8 Video)
Multi-talented Canadian musician, producer and 3D artist Maylee Todd has just released her concept album MALOO, where she performs as a self-animated avatar of the same name. It’s truly weird and wonderful. And this episode is full of unusual and hilarious twists and turns. Find out how a laundry mishap nearly destroyed a prized piece of studio gear, how she comes up with voices for characters in video games, and which of her beloved instruments she would never sell, even to Randy Jackson.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon are pioneers of French house music, releasing on Thomas Bangalter’s Roulé label. In 1998, Braxe released ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ as one-third of Stardust, while DJ Falcon broke out with tracks like ‘Together’. Now the producers (also cousins) are teaming up to release new music as duo Braxe + Falcon. In this episode, learn about Braxe’s penchant for affordable speakers, the lesser-known converters they use for all mixes, why they love modular and which esoteric French polysynth makes the cut.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!) (DJ Falcon - My Name Is) (DJ Falcon - Honeymoon)
Jacob Collier is a musical polymath who shot to fame as a teenager with his a virtuosic split-screen vocal reharmonisation videos. Since then, he's won Grammies, had audiences all over the world participate in his live looping sets, and collaborated with heroes like Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones. In this episode, get some valuable tips and tricks for vocal production, learn about his rule-breaking audio interface, his favourite mics on the planet (one high-end, one low) and find out what his beautifully conceived luxury item is.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
William Orbit is a true music legend. He’s sold over 200 million recordings of his work, has won Grammys, Ivor Novellos and has worked with stars like Madonna, Blur, Britney and Queen.Now he’s returned to the studio and has a new album out called The Painter. In this episode find out how he shaped the sound for ‘Ray of Light’, what he thought of Pro Tools when it first came out and which single hardware synth he’d take with him to his Forever Studio.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
Eats Everything aka Dan Pearce had his break out in 2011 with ‘Entrance Song’ and since then the award-winning DJ and producer has collaborated with Fatboy Slim, TEED and Four Tet. He even programmed a stage at Glastonbury this year on the history of rave.But what affordable plug-ins does he use on every production, which speakers held him back and if he could only DJ two genres for the rest of time, what would they be?Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
British music producer TEED, aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Mark Ronson and Banks and released a steady flow of EPs, singles and remixes. But what are his studio phobias? Which affordable microphone travels the world with him, and why doesn’t he want the mega polysynth that has become a mainstay of Forever Studios past?Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
This time, South African electronic duo Goldfish wrestle with the dilemma of choosing fine vintage instruments or modern synths to produce their brand of jazz-tinged house. Along the way, learn about Dom’s perfect pitch and synesthesia, and why the pair’s next record might be made with just the items they select on the show.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
Danish/Egyptian DJ, producer and singer Ashibah has been releasing vocal-forward house music on majors and dance labels like Spinnin and Anjunabeats since 2013, but before that had another career as a pro athlete. But how will that affect her choices?In this episode, we find out about her love of the 90s synth aesthetic, which luxury headphones she covets, and why her final selection should be in every forever studio.STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
This time, Jack Patterson of British uber hit-making trio Clean Bandit imagines an unusual studio forever home on the high seas. Along the way, learn the secret behind the ‘Rather Be’ piano sound, whose esoteric hardware he’d steal for the studio and which song he and the band measure all new tracks against.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!) Jupiter-8 MIDI Mod -
Lee Mortimer’s musical roots are as a EDM producer but as Friend Within, he’s been tearing up the tech and house dancefloors with tracks such as The Renegade. Now the multi-monikered producer is taking his 2phargon alias to labels like Dirtybird. In this episode find out how a rudimentary DAW function led to his signing, which software has upped his mixing game and his tricks for overcoming a lack of musical theory knowledge.Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!)
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Iain Lachlan

Do you have a tally board for the totality of the podcast? like daw selection ableton x number selected logic x number selected? audio interface leaserboars etc ?

Apr 8th
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