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 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...
Where Music Meets Technology

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...
Where Music Meets Technology

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.
Where Music Meets Technology

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...
Where Music Meets Technology

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.
Where Music Meets Technology

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...
Where Music Meets Technology

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...