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MPW Podcast

By Xylo Aria
A podcast about different areas of music production and audio engineering for the everyday musician. Each episode is a discussion between artist, and founder of Music Production for Women, Xylo Aria and a renowned expert in the topic of the day. Although the tools of music production are more widely available than ever before, delving into them can at times feel like a never-ending black hole. The MPW podcast aims to give musicians of today enough starting knowledge without falling too far down the tech rabbit hole!
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56. From Concept, to Completion
Do you struggle to work out what might be missing if your song? If so, in this episode, Sydney-based mastering engineer Tahlia-Rose shares her advice on what may or may not be missing from your track and how to determine if it's finished! Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
46:42
May 19, 2022
55. Co-writes and Collabs
Co-writing and collaborating can be one of the most enjoyable parts of making music, but how do you make it happen? In this episode Xylo talks to UK-based artist and topliner, Franky, about how she has managed to build her career and collaborate with some big names including Icona Pop, Izzy Bizu, and ManyFew. Distrokid have kindly offered all MPW listeners a 30% discount off the first year of their annual subscription! Use the following link to redeem the discount: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw Follow Franky on Instagram: https://instagram.com/iamfrankymusic
33:26
May 04, 2022
54. Getting into the Production Workflow
Finding the right workflow for your creative process is a daunting task that can be riddled with self-doubt. In this episode Xylo chats to producer, artist, and music educator, Liina Turtonen about how to breakdown your own barriers to your creative confidence, so that you can design better workflows for your music production. Music Production Workflow Templates: https://www.lnamusic.com/product-page/lna-s-worflows LNA Does Audio Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/lnadoesaudiostuff Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership
44:55
April 29, 2022
53. Current Trends & the Latest Bends in the Music Industry
Have you been hearing terms like Metaverse, NFT, and Virtual Concerts and wondering what the hell they all mean? In this episode Xylo chats to the very insightful, Head of Insights at Music Ally, Stuart Dredge on what these, and other new terms mean and how they are impacting the music industry today and potentially going forward.  Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership
50:04
April 07, 2022
52. Sync or Swim
Music Synchronization and Microsync have become a definite form of income for artists however few artists seem to be making the most of its benefits! In this episode, Xylo chats with Grammy-winning artist and producer J.O.N about how he has used sync income as part of his business model and his tips to other artists on how they can do the same. Follow J.O.N here: https://www.instagram.com/heyj_o_n/ Moore into about J.O.N: website - https://www.DENMARKTIGERS.com , Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/heyj_o_n Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership
56:39
March 24, 2022
51. Persisting with Playlisting
Ever wondered how music PR specialists pitch for songs to be added to Spotify Playlists? In this episode Xylo chats with the founder of Many Moon Studio, MK Reynolds on her strategies and tips on how to successfully pitch for playlists.  More information on Many Moon Studio can be found here: https://manymoon.studio/ Distrokid have kindly offered all MPW listeners a 30% discount off the first year of their annual subscription! Use the following link to redeem the discount: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw
40:05
March 10, 2022
50. Growing on The Gram
Ever wondered how some people grow their social media so effortlessly while you're struggling to find your followers? Social Media expert and music producer Seids shares with us her tips and tricks that worked so well for her, that everyone can use to grow their own social media accounts! Follow Seids on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seids_/ Follow Seids on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@seids?lang=en Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership
35:13
February 24, 2022
49. Becoming a Trailblazer in Trailer Music
Have you ever wondered who makes the music in film trailers and how one goes about getting these jobs? In this episode Xylo chats with trailer music expert Richard Schrieber on how he built his career in this field, honed his skill and is helping others to also land placements! You can learn more about Richard Schrieber here: https://www.richardschrieber.com/ Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
57:42
February 10, 2022
48. Legal pitfalls for musicians and ladders out of them
There is a lot that musicians are expected to know with relation to music law such as details around song splits, music royalties, management contracts and so much more which can result in getting into a legal pickle that can be tough to get out of. This is why Netherlands based music lawyer, Bindu De Knock has written a reference book for musicians to be able to learn and navigate these pitfalls and equip themselves to get the best possible outcome to sustain their music business. Get your copy of Bindu's book "The All Round Musician - How to create a sustainable career in the music business" here: https://allroundmusician.com/ Distrokid have kindly offered all MPW listeners a 30% discount off the first year of their annual subscription! Use the following link to redeem the discount: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw
42:58
January 27, 2022
47. Fixing and Mixing your Drums
Ever wondered how to get a great mix for your drums? In this episode, award-winning mixing engineer Neenah goes through her process from start to finish and how to overcome certain pitfalls that producers often face. Join MPW's free one-day Master Your Music event to learn about Mixing and more here: http://musicproductionforwomen.com/master-your-music
53:34
January 13, 2022
46. Producin' Properly Poppin' Vocals
Vocal production has recently become an art in itself and a secret sauce of getting vocals performed well and full of emotion in pop music today. In this episode, host Xylo Aria chats to Grammy-nominated vocal producer Simone Torres about her process and what to think about to get great vocals. Join MPW's free one-day Master Your Music event to learn about Vocal Production and more here: http://musicproductionforwomen.com/master-your-music
51:25
December 30, 2021
45. Monitors, the audio ones
Have you gone shopping for a pair of studio monitors and been wondering where to start with all the options, from near-field to far-field to ported or unported? In this episode Xylo chats to Danny Great, a product specialist at Yamaha on all the different things to consider when purchasing a pair of monitors for your setup whether that's a large studio or a smaller home set up. You will need an audio interface to plug your monitors into and Stienberg have an excellent entry option for you in the form of the UR12 Audio interface. It is a compact unit with excellent sound quality and an easy to use interface. Grab your UR12 here: https://sale.au.yamaha.com/
37:30
December 16, 2021
44. Getting Press - A Journalist's Perspective
If you're an independent artist, chances are that you are also your own PR manager. In this episode, Xylo Aria chats with the Managing Editor of The Brag Media, Poppy Reid on the best ways for an artist to pitch their music to journalists and also what to avoid. So have a listen before you go out to press for your next release to improve your chances of success! Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
47:34
December 02, 2021
43. Is Artificial Intelligence in mastering a good thing?
Artificial Intelligence is becoming a bigger part of lives in a number of fields including music creation. In the field of mastering, artificial intelligence can be used in multiple ways but maybe not everyone sees it as a good thing! In this episode, Xylo chats with expert mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner on his take on the topic, how new advances in technology will impact engineers going forward, and how to prepare for it. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
56:11
November 18, 2021
42. How to build your network
In a day where you really don't need other people to make music, musicians can often get stuck in the trap of making the creation and releasing of music a very solitary process. Industry professionals however will often tell you that there could not have gotten to where they are today without investing in building and nurturing a network around them. In this episode, Xylo chat to platinum selling producer, Jeremy "Backpack" Miller about his advice on this topic and how he went about building his own networks which resulted in him working with artists such as Eminem, Kid Ink, Kevin Gates and more. Thank you to Distrokid for sponsoring this episode. Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw Follow Backpack on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backpackmiller
51:54
November 04, 2021
41. Misogyny in Music - Why does it exist?
Ever wondered why the imbalances in power in the music industry seem to be so severe compared to other industries? In this episode, Xylo chats with Dr Jeff Crabtree on his thoughts on this very issue. Together they dig into the causes of misogyny, imbalances of power, specific case studies and potential ways in which we can together make improvements in the industry. The discussion is largely in reference to his study "Tunesmiths and Toxicity: Workplace Harassment in the contemporary music industries of Australia and New Zealand". Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
01:14:45
October 21, 2021
40. Music Royalties - Catch 'em All!
If you find the topic of music copyright, royalties, and song-splits extremely confusing, you're not alone! In this episode Xylo chats to music royalties expert and Head of Creative & Partnerships at Songtrust to demystify the different types of royalties, who is entitled to them and how to make sure that you collect everything you're entitled to as a songwriter, performer and a producer.  We would recommend that you have a look at the following diagram to help you digest the content of the podcast: https://www.songtrust.com/the-modern-guide-to-music-publishing Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
44:15
October 07, 2021
39. Jumping the mental, musical hurdles
There are LOADS of mental strains that creatives, especially musicians, deal with such as perfectionism, fear of failure, comparison to others, imposter syndrome and more. In this episode Xylo chats with Ariane Paras from Olympia coaching on each of these topics and ways to keep ahead or overcome them.  Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial Book your free consultation now: https://olympiacoaching.as.me/consult Check out these free resources to help you uplevel: https://olympiacoaching.com/the-olympian
48:41
September 23, 2021
38. The Perfect Home Studio
Want to know what you need to create a home studio setup that inspires you with consideration of budget, space and longevity? In this episode, Xylo Aria chats to Ableton Certified trainer Dan Giffin on what you need to create a great home studio set up depending on your needs and what you are trying to achieve. They go through gear recommendations, things to consider when choosing gear and a few tips and tricks on how to get a good sound in a small space Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw More about Dan Giffin: https://www.liveproducersonline.com/ https://www.instagram.com/philiamusic/ https://www.liveproducersonline.com/podcast
51:18
September 09, 2021
37. Being an all rounder
Being a musician often means being able to pivot and finding a way to make what you love, work for you. In this episode Xylo chats to Nina Las Vegas who has worn multiple hats over the last few years from radio present to DJ, to artist, to music label owner. Nina talks about how to manage all these aspects of music and some tips on ways to keep moving forward. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
47:23
August 26, 2021
36. Re-recording engineering, what is it?
Have you ever heard of re-recording engineering? In this episode, Xylo chats with experienced re-recording engineer Sherry Klein who has worked on shows such as Arrested Development, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice etc. on her job, how she got involved in her post-production role and tips for people looking to work in this field. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
49:33
August 12, 2021
35. K-Pop. Full Stop.
In this episode, host Xylo Aria uncovers the fascinating story of a UK based song-writer Charlotte Wilson and how she began writing for the biggest K-Pop artists in the world sick as ITZY, EXO, Khang Daniel and Astro. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
01:02:08
July 29, 2021
34. Music Editing - What is it?
What does a music editor for film do exactly? Great question! In this episode, Xylo Aria chats to Emmy nominated Music Editor Poppy Kavanaugh on the job of a music editor, what is involved and how to get into it if you're starting out. Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw   Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
37:42
July 15, 2021
33. Finding your Sound!
Transitioning from a career in other parts of the music industry into music production can be daunting and feel like starting from scratch. In this episode, Xylo chats to Songwriter, Jazz Pianist and Music Producer Hannah V about her journey from being a world-touring jazz pianist for pop artists such as Rihannah, Jessie J, Jay Sean and more, to a music producer who has now worked with artists such as Stormzy and JP Cooper. Hannah gives some great insights on some habits of high-performing individuals in the industry and how we can learn from them. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
48:45
July 01, 2021
32. Mixing - a Producer's Perspective
The lines between mixing and production seem to get more and more blurred of late. In this episode, Xylo invites producer and mixer Charlie Andrew to chat through his process of mixing his own productions and what he looks out for. Check out the newly released Infiltrator Plugin by Devious machines through which you can turn a simple sound into something with more depth, texture and movement: https://deviousmachines.com/infiltrator/
51:36
June 10, 2021
31. How to become a Studio Runner
The entry point into a music studio for producers and engineers can often be through the job of a studio runner. In this episode, Xylo chats with assistant engineer Ramera Abraham about her time as a runner at the world-renowned Metropilos Studios, and they cover applying for running positions, how to prepare for them, succeed in them, and a few other bits and pieces! Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
31:24
May 27, 2021
30. Less is more!
When starting out in the music production or mixing journey, it can be often tempting to keep adding where sometimes taking away may be the right solutions. In this episode, Xylo chat with producer and mixer Nick Mills about his production and mixing process and specifically, the tricks he has to not overdo it! Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
40:11
May 13, 2021
29. Composing for Visuals
In this episode, Xylo chats with LA based producer and composer Drum & Lace on producing for film and visuals, how she got her breaks in the industry and also how to deal with rejection in the industry. Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
37:34
April 29, 2021
28. Playback engineering, what is it?
The job of a playback engineer can sometimes be misunderstood. In this episode Xylo chat with experienced playback engineer Rayna Zemel on what the job of a playback engineer entails, her tips to get into it, and also some insightful stories of her time on tour with many world-renowned artists. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial
46:10
April 15, 2021
27. Women in music - a man's perspective
The issue of underrepresentation is sometimes spoken about within silos of men or women but not often between men and women on an equal playing field. In this episode, Xylo chats with guest artist and song-writer Benn Jordan on his take on why there are so few female producers. The episode was inspired by Benn's Youtube video exploring this very issue. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ipb81z46kI&t=1820s Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
01:06:23
April 01, 2021
26. Finding Creativity in a Rut
Have you ever sat down to write a song and your brain feels like jelly and tells you that you have no more creativity left if you? Lucky for you, seasoned songwriter Lizzy McAvoy has been in this situations and overcome it countess times, proven by her Gold and Silver Certified song credits aswell as writing for some of the biggest publishing labels in the world.  Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
53:60
March 18, 2021
25. We'll be fine, with sound design
The term Sound Design can cover a huge number of things including creating sounds from scratch, to recording environmental noises to manipulating samples. In this episode Xylo chats with sound designer Dom Smart on his various experiences in the field and all the different career paths that sound design can lead into. Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
26:10
March 04, 2021
24. The brand for your band
When creating music, an artist's focus can often be on just that, creating music! While that's great, the importance of giving time and thought to a release strategy and PR can be forgotten. In this episode, Whitney Asher, CEO of The Marketing Mixtape shares her best time for DIY tips for when they're approaching self-marketing and where to get startet. Become a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265 Follow The Marketing Mixtape: https://www.instagram.com/themarketingmixtape/
44:51
February 18, 2021
23. Vocals that pop!
Vocals are often the most important element of a track and need some attention during the mix stage to ensure they have the desired presence and feel. In this episode, Xylo Aria discusses the process of mixing vocals, different vocal mixing techniques and favourite plugins with renowned producer and engineer Damien Lewis.  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
44:10
February 04, 2021
22. Working with Metal
When we think heavy metal, we think a lot of sounds that are really big! Sometimes when we have many sounds fighting for an area of space, it can be a challenge to give each the clarity and space it needs. In this episode Xylo chats with multi-platinum award-winning producer and mixer, Ulrich Wild about working with rock and heavy metal music and his best tips on producing and mixing this genre. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
44:55
January 21, 2021
21. That human connection
Often when we think production, we think the technical aspects of production and how to create better sounding sounds using the tools available. In this episode however, we chat to producer Maria Elisa Ayerbe about the all important human connection of the producer with the music and the artist. Listen for Maria's tips on how to get the best from the artist during sessions by understanding their needs. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265 Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw
43:11
January 07, 2021
20. Let's play, with Delay
In this episode Xylo chats with MPG Award-winning engineer Manon Grandjean (Stormzy, London Grammer etc.) about different aspects of Delay, how it works and how to use it Manon also chats about her career and her biggest takeaways for new comers in the industry. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
49:51
December 24, 2020
19. Master of all trades!
Mastering a track before release is something all musicians will most likely need to do at some stage, however, what is involved in this process or the job of a mastering engineer can be a little elusive or difficult to comprehend! In this episode, Xylo Aria chats with experienced mastering engineer Matt Colton on how he approaches the process and what is involved. Matt also provides some general life advice which is worth listening to! Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
59:44
December 10, 2020
18. The Mobile Studio
With such a vast range of technology available to make music today, the possibility of available tools are endless. One thing you may not have considered to be one of them is your iPhone or iPad! In this episode, Xylo Aria chats to Pete Johns from Studio Live Today about the surprising number of possibilities available to musicians with these mobile devices.  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
39:54
November 26, 2020
17. Live in 3, 2, 1!
In this episode, Xylo Aria chat with electronic music producer and live performer Rachel K Collier on what needs to be considered when setting up your music to play live and what tips and tricks she's learned along the way. They also discuss the behind the scenes of becoming a "real musician" and what success means to Rachel. Rachel K Collier video on Live looping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h47KS_tsSs&t=113s Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265 Get 30% off the first year's subscription for Distrokid: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw
48:19
November 12, 2020
16. What's the film score?
Composing for film requires a variety of different skills, some may surprise you! In this episode Xylo Aria chats to Nainita Desai who has been involved in composing for Oscar, and BAFTA winning films about the end to end process of film scoring and what's involved, Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
51:27
October 29, 2020
15. The Perfect Mix
Mixing is a huge topic and involves so many different aspects and considerations, from the genre, to the feel you're trying to induce in the listener. In this episode Xylo Aria chats with David Gibson, the author of one of the industry-standard books, The Art of Mixing. They discuss the 4 elements of mixing in the world of imaging and where to start with it! Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
39:30
October 15, 2020
14. Synthesize me!
In this episode, MPW Podcast host Xylo Aria, chats Synthesizers with Novation product specialist Chris Calcutt. They discuss the different types of synths available, what to consider when buying one and what functions you're likely to see in most synths. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
47:57
October 01, 2020
13. Equalizing the score
EQ is one of the most important tools in a music producer's toolbox but at times can also be the most overused tool. In this episode podcast host Xylo Aria chats with producer and chief engineer of Miloco Studios London Simon Todkill (credits include Elton John, Kanye West, Bastille and more) about what EQ is and when and how to use it. 
39:09
September 17, 2020
12. Get my track on Spotify!
Getting your track to as many ears as possible by reaching music stores and streaming platforms can easily be done through a music distributor. Before using a distributor for the first time however, some artists may assume the process to be difficult or may not know where to start in finding the right distributor for them. In this episode, podcast host Xylo Aria chats to Director of Acquisitions at Distrokid, Daniel G Harmann about the process of music distribution and what artists need to know when finding and using one.  Distrokid have kindly offered all MPW listeners a 30% discount off the first year of their annual subscription! Use the following link to redeem the discount: https://distrokid.com/vip/mpw Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial3273626
41:41
September 03, 2020
11. Time to interface the music!
An audio interface is something that any music producer will need to purchase fairly early on in their music production journey. In this episode Xylo Aria chats to interface expert Caroline Tew about the the main functions of interfaces, and the different features that you will find in most interfaces.  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
33:26
August 20, 2020
10. Is it legal?
There are many myths about what is allowed and what is not allowed with relation to sampling and mixing in the world of music production. In this episode, MPW host Xylo Aria gets experienced music lawyer, Bindu De Knock's perspective on these myths to break through to the actual facts. Some may surprise you! This episode is a must-listen before remixing/sampling or even covering anything! Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
48:44
August 06, 2020
9. The vocal pack edition
There are a few different income streams available to producers to choose from and making sample packs is becoming increasingly popular! In this episode, Xylo Aria chats with KARRA, an artist who has created two of the most downloaded vocal sample packs on Splice about the sample pack creation process and the steps involved.  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
44:40
July 23, 2020
8. Stop, Play, Record!
When recording different elements of a song, there are a number of things to think about from the performance, to the instrument, room and the mic. In this episode MPW host Xylo Aria, discusses these elements with seasoned professional recording engineer Olga Fitzroy for tips on how to create the best recordings. Some might surprise you!  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
26:43
July 09, 2020
7 . A Killer Mindset
Skill and technique in music production is important but almost more important is having a strong and positive mindset! Xylo Aria chats to producer and engineer Anna Laverty about having and developing a killer mindset. They also chat about the impact of perfectionism and comparison and tips on how to not let this overwhelm you! Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
46:02
June 25, 2020
6. My sound, my headphones
Headphones are often one of the first purchases an aspiring music producer will make and is something that they are likely to use on a daily basis. The different features of headphones can make them more or less suitable to certain music-making or recording sessions. Xylo Aria goes through all the different factors to consider when shopping for a pair of studio headphones with guest music producer Sara Carter. Sara also talks about her journey into the producer and engineering world which and how it can be done as a career change from a completely different field.  Sara can be contacted here: https://www.musicmixpro.co.uk/ Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
50:02
June 11, 2020
5. Clinically Compressed
Compression is a topic that all producers need to know about when creating most kinds of music but understanding what exactly it does may not be clear when one's starting out. In this episode, Xylo Aria discusses how compression works, the different elements of it and where to use it with music producer and Abbey Road Institute lecturer Pete Dowsett. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
47:25
May 28, 2020
4. Let's reverberate!
Reverb is an incredible tool in every music producers toolbox but when you're starting out, one may not understand exactly what a reverb plugin is trying to achieve and how to get the most from it. Xylo Aria goes into this topic in detail with MPG Award-winning producer, and self-proclaimed "reverb monster" Marta Salogni. The episode also goes into the importance of having role models when starting out in the field of music production. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
42:13
May 14, 2020
3. Sticks and stones may break my microphone
If you've started to do some research on which microphone to buy for your studio set up but are not sure where to start, then in this episode Xylo Aria has you covered. Talking to MPG award-winning engineer Dan Cox, the episode covered the different types of mics that are available and what you need to consider when choosing one and also how to best use it.  Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
47:50
April 29, 2020
2. Shut the front DAW!
Choosing the right Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW) can sometimes feel like a confusing and overwhelming task! In this episode, Xylo Aria chats with user of multiple DAWs and Ableton Certified trainer, Tom Glendinning on the different types of DAWs that are available, what to consider when choosing one and some of the benefits of each. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
46:28
April 15, 2020
1. Music Production...what is it?
What music production is and the role of a producer can at times be vague and encompass many things. During this episode, MPW host Xylo Aria chats with Grammy-winning producer Catherine Marks about what music production means to her and her journey into it. They also discuss self-doubt and how this impacts creatives at all levels. Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
41:45
April 15, 2020
MPW Podcast - Introduction
A podcast about different areas of music production and audio engineering for the everyday musician. This episode tells you a little bit about what's to come in the episodes and a bit about the motivation to start it! Support us by becoming a member of MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/membership Learn to produce music with MPW: https://musicproductionforwomen.com/free-trial32736265
02:28
February 27, 2020