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The Unlock Your Sound Podcast

Author: Chris Pavey and Chris Carvalho

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The Unlock Your Sound podcast is about sharing knowledge, experience and laughter to the audio community and beyond! Be warned this could get nerdy! Intro music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave

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17 Episodes
We have the pleasure to speak again to Nicholas Lorenzo of Panorama Mixing & Mastering! Links: Please send questions to
We are very pleased to welcome Daniel Halford back to the UYS podcast! Today's podcast is all about one story, and a cracking story it is!  With - vinyl from a storage container, a pile of rubbish as an instrument and profits galore! Please send questions to
We chat to Nicholas Lorenzo of Panorama Mixing & Mastering! Links: Please send questions to
Gerald has been a long time friend of Unlock Your Sound, so it was an absolute pleasure for us to interview him and discuss a wide range of topics. So much more we could have talked about, which is why we will be having Gerald back very soon! Gerald has been in the business for 50+ years and has worked with the likes of Radiohead and Simply Red. In this podcast, we discuss the dynamics of the new music industry. The Antiquity Music Biz Group Gerald's Website Please send questions to 
The first episode of 2019! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! We interview Daniel on his role in the “industry”. (Can anybody point us in the direction of the industry...?? That would be great!) We also talk: - Live recordings, some of which are on fire - Live recordings on 5000 year old national monuments - Being always prepared for live recordings - Chris Pavey recounts a traumatic episode with a smoke alarm - When to take your trousers off in a live recording situation (you must have a valid reason!) - Why you should always be kind to brass players! - Economics 101 - A very interesting and important discussion on Universities and the education system - Using the A303 as live dither - Daniel corroborates Chris Carvalho curry house story from the Christmas episode - A short RX promo because we all love it so much! - And that MFiT is a good practice to follow Such a great episode which is reflected in its length, where none of us realised how long we had been recording! So make a cuppa or 3, and settle in for an episode that just encapsulates the UYS podcast!
Hello and Merry Christmas to you all! Hope you all have a fantastic time!  We have been away for a while, but more episodes are on the way. So here is a little xmas prezzie podcast episode to tie you over till the new podcast season! Today our very special guest and friend of the podcast Katie Tavini gave up her Xmas Eve to join us in being very silly and festive! We tackle hot topics such as:  Is cauliflower a traditional Christmas lunch vegetable? What is a veggie substitute for pigs in blankets? And Katie explains how to use an empty rack space to warm your feet! All the very best to everyone of our listeners and hope you enjoy this rather chilled, relaxed and festive fun podcast! There is a technical fault in the middle, but hey thats the internet for you, and Chris.C makes a break for it at the end to finish his Christmas shopping! Oh by the way… Did you know Chris.C went to India? He might mention it a few times in the podcast...
Chris C is off exploring India, so I was going to be billy no mates, until the legend that is Mr John Holt stepped in! We talk production and how on earth do you get started?? Have all the best chord progressions been taken? Can I make original drums? And what does 19th century music and EDM have in common? (Lots it turns out!) Links: John's Links Instagram - @theaudiojourney Twitter - @theaudiojourney
Yes! We have another guest on the UYS podcast! Today we had the pleasure to chat business, and discuss branding, advertising, social media and much more with John Holt from the Audio Journey. A must listen to episode if you are starting any business or brand! Links: John's Links Instagram - @theaudiojourney Twitter - @theaudiojourney
Whats better than 2 mastering engineers? 3 thats what! We were very lucky to have fellow mastering engineer Kate Tavini join us as our first guest on the podcast. It's a long podcast episode but we just had such a great time that nobody was watching the clock! So grab a cuppa and settle in for the best episode so far! We make jokes, have some laughs, tell some tales, talk mastering and get a little bit serious as well. We all really enjoyed making this show and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we had making it! Links Katie’s articles we discussed: Katie’s Links: Twitter - @KatieTavini Instagram - @Katietavini
Recording is the most fun you can have in the studio! Obvious right!? We talk: . Recording techniques . Drum Mic’ing . Vocal recording stress and how to stay calm! . How important it is to choose the correct DI box at birth to save time later in life . Committing to the things you record - please seek relationship commitment advice from somewhere else . Christopher gets triggered, and much more! Questions to : Links:
Question time! Thank you to all the questions we received! We will be doing a few of these so please don’t worry if your question didn’t come up. We go quite deep into each question so didn’t want to cram to many in! We will do a more quick fire question session very soon! Please send in more questions to Links:
A visitor from down under stops by for a quick chat.
This is a great follow up to the last episode! Check whats true, and watch for opinion over fact! Yes there is some bird song in the background today - recorded on another heatwave day in the UK (I know right, heatwave in the UK??) It was a case of window open or we pass out :). . Digital VS Analogue . Sample Rate Conversion . Vinyl and Tape! . Cables . Acoustics . Learning Fact NOT Opinion! Links: The Inter-sample Modulations test for your Digital to Analog Converts. - SRC Test website -
Ep 3 - An Engineers Mindset

Ep 3 - An Engineers Mindset


An Engineers Mindset - How To Think Like An Engineer! A two part episode with the next podcast - Audio Myths, we want to explain how to think like a good engineer. Want to learn the skills to build a career around audio and music? Then listen up! Links:
What IS Mastering? Why is it needed? Also why are mastering engineers hands down the coolest people on earth? Wait what?? We talk : . Automated mastering and why its NOT mastering . Mastering work flow . (GEAR ALERT) We touch lightly on the tools of the trade . Loudness . Getting mixes ready for mastering . Should you talk to your mastering engineer? Yes! We really aren’t that scary, honest! Email questions to: Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Links: MFIT Document -
What is mixing to us? What are some good mixing practices? Why you should stop worrying about dither! We talk: . Both Chris’s views on mixing . Mixing process . Can you fix it in the mix? . Balancing the mix . Gain staging . The mix bus! . Dither… Yes Dither Email questions to: Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Links: Chris.C’s Gain staging video -
This bonus Unlock Your Sound episode explores Chris and Chris's origins in the music industry, as well as some rambling tangents! We also laugh at each other, ourselves and all matter of nerdy things that we find hilarious. Make a cuppa, sit down and join us in this special episode! (This was recorded on the hottest day ever, so apologies but you can hear a little bit of bird song from the open windows. They seemed to enjoy the podcast as well!) Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Email questions to:
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