Where Music Meets Technology - The AudioGeek11 Podcast

The podcast for tech-minded music lovers.

Do you want to learn how to use technology to make your musical journey more pleasant ?

Then this podcast is for you.

We will talk about methods, equipment, gear and systems you can utilise to learn and make music for life.

We will cover aspects of technology related to music on an ongoing basis.

The tech we have in this modern world is amazing but can be overwhelming.

Hopefully we can help you make it all work in your favour so you can make amazing music !

All walks of musical life welcome: aspiring musicians, DIY artists, hobbyists, experienced music professionals or just curious about music and technology in general.

Episode Notes

Where Music Meets Technology

Episode 20: Livestream for the win

Description Livestream is here to save us in a time where the world is changing rapidly. Quarantine time does not mean all gigs have to stop ! Many artists are resorting to livestream to keep their audiences engaged. In this episode we will discuss how to achieve this, including the equipment and the services you need. Player Listen to "Episode 20: Livestream for the win" on Spreaker. Notes This episode has the following...
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Episode 19: Let’s get your music out there now

Description Music distribution services are more popular then ever and can help you become a recording artist on your own ! With the world of music rapidly changing, many musicians are using online services to get their music out. Yes you can pump content to your YouTube channel on your own, but for other services like iTunes and Spotify you will need distributors. Let's have a look at who they are and how they work. Player Listen to "Episode...
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Episode 18: Coronavirus, I won’t back down

Description Recent events related to the coronavirus or covid-19 pandemic  are hurting several industries and the music industry is no exception. Let's discuss ways to support the industry so our beloved artists will continue to make music. Giving up is not an option ! Player Listen to "Episode 18: I won’t back down" on Spreaker. Notes This episode has the following structure: Contact infoHow you can supportThe situation in Italy and how music is...
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Episode 17: Play like a pro with Guitar Pro

Description Guitar Pro is one of the best support tools for guitar players and musicians in general. Thousands of songs are available on this format. But how exactly does it work ? How can I use it to practice ? Is it worth paying for the additional Mysongbook service ? Let's find out ! Player Listen to "Episode 17: Play like a pro with Guitar Pro" on Spreaker. Notes This...
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Episode 16: The ultimate guide to ultimate guitar

Description Guide to Ultimate Guitar. Ultimate guitar is one of the most popular guitar sites on the internet.   It's one of the top of mind resources for tabs and chord sheets.   But how to make sure it's effective for you need ?  Is it worth paying for it ?   Let's find out together.   Player Listen to "Episode 16: The ultimate guide to ultimate guitar" on Spreaker. Notes
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Episode 15: Turn your iPad into a Digital Audio Workstation

Description Digital Audio Workstation out of an iPad. What took expensive computers in the past now can be done on an iPad. Let's review the specs, interface and apps you need to have a mobile, go anywhere Digital Audio Workstation to fuel your musical success. All that plus recent concert remarks and a program to teach kids how to build guitars. Player Listen to "Episode 15: Turn your iPad into a Digital Audio Workstation" on Spreaker.
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Episode 14: Streaming is here to stay…. or isn’t it ?

Description Streaming is a topic you can't avoid when talking about music industry these days. Disruptive ? Beneficial ? Is it going to be around forever ? But how do I get my music up there anyway ? All that plus a lego guitar and some AES Melbourne news in this episode for tech-minded music lovers.  Player Listen to "Episode 14: Streaming is here to stay…. or isn't it ?" on Spreaker. Notes
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Episode 13: Let’s face the audio interface

Description A key selection for your home recording studio is the audio interface.  Some say it's as important as the DAW you will use, as there is a learning curve with a lot of them, and you can get hooked to some of their features. The amount of options can be overwhelming - so let's break this down and give you the tools you need to make an informed decision. Plus some news about the animal's ability to hear music, and an app to alleviate...
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Episode 12: Digital Audio Workstation demystified

Description So what is the Digital Audio Workstation anyway ? How do I know which one is good for me ? Do we all need Pro Tools to make music ? All of that and more on the latest episode of Where meets technology Plus Universal Audio LUNA launch at NAMM and all the gear Billie Eilish used to win all those Grammys This is the essence of this episode of our podcast for the tech-minded music lovers.
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Episode 11: Declare your own war on loudness

Description Loudness was a Japanese metal band. 'I love it loud' was a Kiss song. Loud music has been glorified over the past few decades due to improvements in technology, but is it all beneficial ? Continuing on our quest to help you make amazing music for life, we would like to complement the topic of hearing protection and discuss steps you can take to protect yourself from the loudness wars.  Commercial pressure and lack of information led to a world where loud music is everywhere. A lot...
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Episode 10: Metrics and Metronomes

Description Metrics and metronomes to track progress and improve as a player. You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Metrics are an important part of any learning process. Having goals to achieve and metrics to measure your progress can take a lot of the subjectivity out and give you a clear view of where you need to focus and improve. But what to measure ? How ? What metronomes to use ? This is the essence of this episode of our podcast...
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Episode 9: Protect your hearing before it’s too late

Description Protect your hearing and enjoy music for life. Even short term exposure to loud music or sound can damage your hearing permanently. In this episode we will discuss types of hearing protection you can use to prevent that from happening. The objective is to help you find ways to protect yourself so you can enjoy your musical journey for as long as possible.  Player Listen to "Episode 9: Protect your hearing before it’s too late" on...
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Episode 8: What happens next

Description What happens next in the world of the AudioGeek11 podcast. First of all Merry Xmas ! Let’s do a quick review of all episodes so far and discuss what we have in store for the new year ! To date: learning guitar in your 40s. Home recording studio. Online guitar teachers and music theory. Guitar learning sites. Guitars for kids. Planned: metronomes, amp modelling, plugins and DAW, using backing tracks, machine learning to help you learn music, mobile recorders, and so much more.
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Episode 7: Guitars kids can actually play

Description Guitars for kids - how exciting ! So you've managed to transfer the music bug to your kids… great ! Nothing better than starting early while our minds are still fresh. But how to choose an instrument that will not frustrate them ? We'll discuss a few options here, including small scale guitars, ukeleles and Loog guitars. This should help you in making a choice that suits your little ones !! Player
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Episode 6: Online guitar lessons, the good, the bad and the ugly

Description Online guitar lessons, unlike online teachers, are methods curated by various teachers. There are quite a few options, and they have been going on for almost 20 years. They have matching apps for phones and tablets, and heaps of lessons and options. I have tried a few and will discuss pros and cons. This will inform you so you can decide if they are what you are looking for.  Player Listen to "Episode 6: Online...
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Episode 5: Music theory for guitar, simple and effective

Description Music theory - sounds scary doesn’t it?   In this episode I will discuss why it’s important to learn even if music is just a hobby. I will also tell you how I learned it on guitar and how that can work for you. We will talk about specific methods, books and teachers who make it practical and simple.  Player Listen to "Episode 5: Music theory for guitar, simple and effective" on Spreaker. Notes
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Episode 4: How to make online guitar teachers work… for you!

Description Learning guitar is not easy, but these online guitar teachers can help.  In this episode I talk about some of the best online guitar teachers and how to make the  most out of them.  I will discuss pros and cons of each one, sweet spots and what areas they cover. There will also be a discussion about the advantages of online teachers versus local teachers, and how to avoid getting lost with so many options. We will also talk about some news...
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Episode 3: … actually two steps to your home studio and this is part 2

Description Want to set up a home recording studio ? Is it expensive ? Just a dream ? Why do I need it ? Let's go through the basics to set you up for success. I will discuss the essential elements of a simple studio to help your musical journey. In this second part of the discussion, I will cover in the box vs out of the box, microphones, plugins and MIDI instruments, all great additions to your home studio setup.
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Episode 2: Your home recording studio is just one step away

Description Want to set up a home recording studio ? Is it expensive ? Just a dream ? Why do I need it ? Let's go through the basics to set you up for success. I will discuss the essential elements of a simple studio to help your musical journey. We will cover computer selection, DAW, interface, speakers and headphones, with more to come in future episodes. We will also talk about some news from the music and the...
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Episode 1: The journey of learning guitar in your 40s

Description Learning guitar is only possible at a young age ? Do you want to learn guitar to make music and have fun but think you're past the young age ? Can't do it anymore, right ? Wrong. I switched from drums to guitar at the age of 40. I'm no guitar teacher, but  I am an engineer who loves music and an engineering approach to learning.  In this episode I will talk about...