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KMD Productions Presents: One & Dunn

KMD Productions Presents: One & Dunn

By KMD Productions
It's story time! Welcome to the Pro Audio corner of the music industry.

From the equipment manufacturers, to the engineers, to the business people behind the scenes, over the years every member of the microcosm has become family to Karen Dunn, Founder/CEO of KMD Productions, the company she created to channel her dedication to bring the whole eclectic crew together into virtual and live events.

Tune in to One and Dunn to meet this colorful cast of characters, and pick up tips for creating and cultivating your own groups by stepping into Karen’s world of creating community in Pro Audio.
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Ep 22: Joe Chiccarelli
“My entire career has been luck…it’s just falling into situations. Sometimes it’s just being a part of a scene and being swept away with that scene when that scene comes into vogue.” Today we have the amazing Producer, Engineer, Mixer - Joe Chiccarelli!! I really enjoyed hearing his approach with different projects. We also dive into how he began his career, giving Frank Zappa feedback, preserving mistakes to create something more interesting, and getting out of your comfort zones. What was your favorite part?!
May 12, 2022
Ep 21: Kelly Pribble
“Community is people getting together to maybe write songs together or do art together. It’s all about art & music…a mix is a picture painted with sound.” Today we have a very special guest, one of our largest sponsors for this podcast!! Kelly Pribble - Inventor & Director of Media Recovery Technology @ Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. We talk preserving history (ex. Bob Dylan,  Rush) through patent pending technology helping to restore tapes, potential black hole of media & music information lost forever, and the importance of Metadata. Also, a little advice: Google the 60 Minutes episode on Prince’s catalogue, you’ll thank us a later.
April 28, 2022
Ep 20: Benjamin Rice
“The nature of the relationship changes over time. It becomes deeper and more collaborative. It goes from engineer/artist relationship to a very personal relationship to more of a collaborative relationship.” GRAMMY winning Engineer, Producer & Songwriter Benjamin Rice joins us on One and Dunn!! Ben is such a humble guy, we discuss creating new goals after winning a Grammy, building relationships with artists, experience in the military, working at Record Plant, evolving collaboration with Lady Gaga and community.
April 14, 2022
Ep 19: DJ OP!
“DJs are a living library of music” Our next guest we have to say with excitement is…DJ OP! He’s a producer, engineer, DJ, and Artist Relations Manager for Serato. His phone never stops blowing up from DJs reaching out for advice. We discuss how he creates his set lists, traveling, Afrokinetic, and how his journey has unfolded with his career. Tune in every other Thursday for a new episode of One and Dunn!
March 31, 2022
Ep 18: Manny Marroquin
“We want to find that emotional connection the listeners are gonna have with the song” The man, the myth, the legend, multi-GRAMMY award winner Mixing Engineer Manny Marroquin sits down with us!! We chat about his inspiration behind his restaurant Verse, what it’s like immigrating from Guatemala & being the first generation of his family to build  success in the United States, mentoring the next era of engineers, and his mixing process.
March 17, 2022
Ep 17: Alan Meyerson
“When you’re a mixer and an engineer you make thousands and thousands and thousands of micro decisions all the time. It’s not about a preset or a setting or an EQ or type of EQ. It’s about the concept of it. It’s about what are you doing with that EQ.” NEW EPISODE ALERT!!! Film Score Mixer Alan Meyerson joins us on One and Dunn. He is truly passionate about his work and it is non-stop. Listen as we discuss the mixing process of a score for film, Hans Zimmer, collaborating with his community, mentoring and traveling for work.
March 03, 2022
Ep 16: Chuck Ainlay
“The opportunities are out there. It’s what you make of them.” — Chuck Ainlay 🚤🌊🎿 Come hang with Recording Engineer & Producer Chuck Ainlay and me! In this episode of One and Dunn™ we talk about the TEC Awards, studio life, creating bonds with clients, country music, writing a book, competitive water skiing, visiting Isla Mujeres and so much more. I always have the best time with Chuck! Tune in now to join in the fun! 🏖
February 17, 2022
Ep 15: Andrew Scheps
Our next guest on One and Dunn™ is mixer, producer, recording engineer, and record label owner Andrew Scheps! We talk about how he approaches a mix, living in the UK, planting trees, his career journey, working with Michael Jackson, and so much more.
February 03, 2022
Ep 14: Josh Gudwin
We’re kicking off 2022 with an amazing guest - Producer, Mixer and Grill Master Josh Gudwin!! We’re so excited to sit down with him to discuss the Marines, camping in the middle of nowhere, career advice, how he knows a mix is right, Phish, community, cryptocurrency, and of course his life with Justin Bieber…and this is just the cliff notes version!!
January 06, 2022
Ep 13: Michael Pearson-Adams
💡“ Community is defined by a group of people who are willing without a second thought or consideration to help others around them in getting that next step in what they’re doing.” 🎤 Director of Training & Development and Project Manager for Waves Audio Michael Pearson-Adams joins us on this week’s episode of One And Dunn sharing his horror stories of hotel bookings with Karen, his jail cell experiences in Indonesia and Tijuana and much more. 
November 04, 2021
Ep 12: Robert Scovill
💡“Community is a collective thought, it’s where differences can live and still thrive but not threaten the community.” 🎤 World class live music mixer and engineer Robert Scovill joins us on this week’s episode of One And Dunn sharing his stories on the road with iconic artists such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Def Leppard, Prince and more. As a fitness addict Robert divulges his love for the training process of open water swimming to Alcatraz, triathlon competitions, and swim runs. The recipe for success in his career and personal passions? Mental toughness, focusing on the preparation, and his motto HTFU. 
October 21, 2021
Ep 11: Marcella Araica
“Really it’s just organization and never forgetting myself in the process.” -Marcella Araica On today's episode of One And Dunn™, recording and mixing engineer extraordinaire Marcella Araica breaks down the amazing balancing act between her studio, business and family life. She shares the career path leading up to her running her own business and the challenges she’s faced along the way.
October 07, 2021
Ep 10: John Storyk
“You have to not be afraid to fail” - John Storyk Well known for his early career sound designing Electric Lady Studios for Jimi Hendrix, the legendary John Storyk's work can be seen in the personal studios of Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Aerosmith and many others. John’s company The Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) has had a profound impact influencing acoustic design for close to 52 years. Dive into his incredible career path, blending his passion for music with design, and of course his love for community!
September 23, 2021
Ep 9: Piper Payne
Need some new BBQ-ing techniques? Perhaps you’re new to beer & wanna dip your toes in, but don’t know where to start? Mastering Engineer, Educator, and Technologist Piper Payne has you covered! Karen and Piper also discuss the art of mastering music, career shifts, Nashville eats, drinks & music, motorcycles, vinyl, and of course…community!
September 09, 2021
Ep 8: Tom Kenny
Family and community mean everything to Tom Kenny. A middle child of 12, Tom talks about how these things influence his publications in MIX Magazine, the nuances of working together with people you may dislike to reach a common goal, recounts stories of his years working the TEC Awards (Beatles legend, Producer Sir George Martin may be mentioned), and shares tips for those looking to dip their toes in music journalism.
August 26, 2021
Ep 7: Chris "C-Rod" Rodriguez
“Just create. Always be creating. Complete & repeat.” - @crodmusic - Producer/Songwriter/Mixer/Arranger Chris “C-Rod” Rodriguez shares his experience along his career path, the importance of family, creating content with @WysterMedia, and what it takes to make it in music these days. Don’t miss out on where he’ll take you for food & entertainment in Miami, Florida.
August 12, 2021
Ep 6: Jeri Palumbo
Jeri Palumbo, Broadcast Sports & Entertainment Mixer, Audio and RF Tech extraordinaire, joins us on this week's episode of One and Dunn! She and Karen will cover how she found her career, #MeToo, the creation of sports music library Arena Waves, her adopted pup Monty and animal advocacy, and of course what community means to her.
July 29, 2021
Ep 5: Joe Lamond
NAMM President & CEO Joe Lamond just celebrated his 20 year anniversary in his role, and this interview finds him gearing up for Summer NAMM 2021 in Nashville. Listen in while he and Karen talk about solo motorcycle traveling, his cold calling Sesame Street in his quest to create Sesame Street Music Works, his journey from drummer and tour manager to where he is now, and why the 'Crossroads' that is the NAMM Show is such a vital part of our music ecosystem.
July 15, 2021
Ep 4: EveAnna Manley
Motorcycles, meals, and microphones--EveAnna Manley can do it all. She and Karen reminisce on how a classroom speech from Bill Graham inspired her entrepreneurial journey, and how her hardworking spirit has led Chino-based Manley Labs to the family-led and community focused environment it has today. Remember kids, ask not what your employer can do for you, but what YOU can offer an employer!
July 01, 2021
Ep 3: Gavin Lurssen
Multi-GRAMMY & Latin GRAMMY Award winner & nominee Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering talks with Karen about adventure motorcycles, family time, photography, growing up in Apartheid-era South Africa, gray hair, and community, with a sprinkle of audio insights & advice. Lurssen has mastered some of your favorite artists’ records such as the Foo Fighters, Ben Harper, Queens of the Stone Age, and Sara Bareilles. In the film world, he’s worked on Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, Black Panther, and The Hunger Games. Gavin is a strong supporter of independent music and is actively involved with The Recording Academy in many ways, including participating with the GRAMMYs On The Hill initiatives. Gavin Lurssen is the epitome of a community advocate, and we're proud to call him a friend.
June 17, 2021
Ep 2: Zoe Thrall
Greek chicken, menus for the stars, sharks in Las Vegas, Little Steven and Nelson Mandela; tune in for a tour from Zoe Thrall, Director of Studio Operations at The Hideout Recording Studio in Henderson, NV. Zoe takes us from her engineer roots to how she became a dominant force in Studio Operations in storied spaces like Power Station Studios and Hit Factory Studios in NYC, and Studio at the Palms in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
June 08, 2021
Ep 1: Ken "Pooch" Van Druten
Ken "Pooch" Van Druten is a Front of House Engineer who's worked with everyone from Iron Maiden to Jay-Z to Justin Beiber, in addition to co-hosting his own podcast project, The Wrong End of the Snake. Karen and Pooch catch up about how he's channeling his creative energy while the live industry is shut down, how engineers can be using this downtime to hone their craft, and how Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil gave him that famous nickname.
June 08, 2021