Vodkast Episode 13

In this episode: 

Why I don't like Sample Library Reviews (But will totally review Sample Librairies)
What should you look for in a MIDI Keyboard?
Should you know how to compose for an orchestra?

Wanna ask me a question? Write me at: Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com

Vodkast: Episode 12

In this Vodkast: 
- How to not write me (or anyone) an email
- How to pick a base price for a composing fee
- Does Geoff want to help me write children's music?

Hit me up at: 
Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com
Twitter: @GeoffManch using #Vodkast

Vodkast: Episode 11

 

On this episode: 
- Should you move to LA, NYC or London for composing gigs? 
- Is there value in working a free gig?
- Is composing enough or should you learn other audio tools?
- The difference between networking and wasting your fucking life!

Vodkast 9

In this episode of the Vodkast I drunkely discuss a number of hot button topics!

1. How to avoid plagarism as a producer/composer
2. Where to learn about mastering music in the absence of mentorship programs or apprenticeships
3. How to sync music to cue/hit points in a cue
4. Understanding Gain-staging through metaphors and examples..

+MUCH MUCH MORE

Links to stuff I discuss: 

Home Mastering Masterclass (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/2jXROSu

Frans' Music Tempo Calculator Tool: http://www.fransabsil.nl/htm/eventhit.htm

Footage of Daniel James using the Tempo Calculator Tool: http://bit.ly/DanielJames

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Twitter: @GeoffManch
Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vodkast-geoff-manchester/id1198426775?mt=2

Vodkast: Episode 8

In this episode of the Vodkast we discuss: 

- Reflections the great year is was! (For the channel)
- How much fun *is* composing?
- How to talk to non-musical people about film cues
- 2 Mix Reviews!
-Overcoming writers block
 + SO MUCH MORE!

Vodkast: Episode 7

In this episode of the Vodkast I drunkenly discuss: 

-How to let emotion into your cues and songs (2:23)
-How to get a job after audio school (7:20)
-Mix Review + Tips on how to score an entire film, stay inspired (19:19)
-Marketing yourself in the digital age (34:34)
-Mix Review (40:15)
-Mix Review (45:37), advice on licensing music in films for free..
+ MORE

Vodkast: Episode 6, Interview with Ian Shepherd

On Vodkast 6 I chat with professional mastering engineer Ian Shepherd about loudness, mastering from home + he answers a pack of questions from Redditors from r/wearethemusicmakers!

Reddit questions start at around 58:00

Helpful Links : 

Ian's excellent site/blog is here: http://bit.ly/2fo31He
Free 7 Part email course: http://bit.ly/2fFHXeC
How to achieve dynamic EDM tracks: http://bit.ly/2eNyh4s
Dealing with people who want stuff too loud: http://bit.ly/2fUCGot

Ian's Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/2fUCGot

To send me a question or topic idea for a future show, please email me at Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com. 

Full disclosure: The four links above are affiliates links, meaning if anyone purchases any of Ian's great stuff like his mastering courses or plugins upon clicking those above links, they'll be supporting me as well.

Vodkast: Episode 5

Welcome to the 5th Vodkast! 

On this show: 

-2 Mix Reviews
-2 Tutorials: Real NYC compression (Skip to 32:26), Bass Enhancement Mix Tip (Skip to 45:17)
-Q&A: Life after audio school? Live Sound as a career?

& MUCH MUCH MORE

Ask a question to the Vodkast: 

email: Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com
Twitter: @GeoffManch use #Vodkast to ask a Question!

Vodkast: Episode 4

In this episode of the Vodkast I interview Sam Coren of iZotope about her work with the company, why there are so few women in the audio industry and how to promote yourself as an artist! We even discuss how music-makers attract the attention of a big company like iZotope!

To write a Q to me for the Vodkast: 

Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com
Tweet: @geoffmanch, #Vodkast

Twitter: @GeoffManch
Website: http://www.geoffmanchester.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geoff-manchester

Index for the Interview: 

Intro: 2:10

What is iZotope?: 4:40
Women in the audio world: where are they?: 11:20
Promoting Yourself as an Artist: 39:10
How to get noticed by iZotope: 46:33

Index for the Vodkast Portion: 

How to mix guitars properly? 50:00
Tutorial on mixing guitars I did: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BaGuVea-18
Mix Review 1: 58:11
Mix Review 2: 1:02:00
Mix Review 3: 1:13:56
Speaker Correction software, worth it?: 1:27:10

Links to some of the things Sam I and talked about: 

Women and the Audio Industry: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-producers-statistics_us_57113cebe4b0060ccda345be?ir=Entertainment&section=us_entertainment&utm_hp_ref=entertainment

Org links:
girlsrockboston.org
http://girlsrockcampalliance.org/
https://www.womensaudiomission.org/
www.discwoman.com
http://s1portland.com/workshop-archive/womens-beat-league/

iZo educational links:
https://www.izotope.com/en/learning.html
https://rxcookbook.izotope.com/
https://pae.izotope.com/

Treating Your Room (Acoustics)

http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/studio-sos-guide-monitoring-acoustic-treatment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8C4mcleE5U

Vodkast: Episode 3

In this episode, I share an interview that I conducted with the super talented directors of the forthcoming feature film On the Rocks, for which I made original music. 

We talked about lots, but really get into the composer/director relationship at 27:32. So click to skip there!

Things we talked about:

Guys Who Watch Movies Podcast:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/those-guys-who-watch-movies/id1093045914?mt=2
On the Rocks Website:http://www.ontherocksmovie.net
On the Rocks Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rQsgBVyuXY

To ask a question to the Vodkast: 

Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com
or tweet @GeoffManch using #Vodkast with your Q

Twitter: @GeoffManch
Website: http://www.geoffmanchester.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geoff-manchester

Vodkast: Episode 2

In this episode of the Vodkast I discuss: 

-Loudness standards: How loud should your masters be? 
-RMS vs LUFS?
- Setting Levels for Mastering
-Controlling Reverb using Abbey Road Reverb Trick
- Audio Engineering School: Money Well Spent? 
- 3 Mix Reviews!
-& SO MUCH MORE

Table of Contents: 

1. Is Audio Engineering School Worth it? 1:09
2. Mix deconstruction from a track that made me MILLIONS 10:35
3. How did I start getting film score jobs 12.35 ?  
4. Mix Review 1 24:10  Things discussed: Abbey Road Reverb Trick, Creating Space and Depth. Link to the Abbey Road trick: http://imgur.com/VZvrk0g
5. Mix Review 2  31:50 Things discussed: Mastering, Loudness, LUFS vs RMS, Dynamics and how to achieve them. 
6. Mix Review 3 47:20 Things discussed: Limiting, Compression and tips for mastering your own stuff.


Twitter: @GeoffManch
Website: http://www.geoffmanchester.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geoff-manchester

Vodkast: Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of the Vodkast! 

Write me a question on Twitter @GeoffManch using #Vodkast or email me at vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com!

Table of Contents: 

1.What Inspired Me to Start Mixing
2.Things I wish I knew before starting, and my favourite part about the composing process
3.Making the transition to scoring films
4.Komplete 10 Ultimate: Worth it?
5. Mix Review #1
6. Mix Review #2
7. Chaining songs together the right way

Twitter: @GeoffManch
Website: http://www.geoffmanchester.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geoff-manchester