The Unlock Your Sound Podcast

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By Chris Pavey and Chris Carvalho
The Unlock Your Sound podcast is about sharing knowledge, experience and laughter to the audio community and beyond! Be warned this could get nerdy! Intro music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave

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Ep 7 - Mastering Engineers Assemble! With Katie Tavini!
Whats better than 2 mastering engineers? 3 thats what! We were very lucky to have fellow mastering engineer Kate Tavini join us as our first guest on the podcast. It's a long podcast episode but we just had such a great time that nobody was watching the clock! So grab a cuppa and settle in for the best episode so far! We make jokes, have some laughs, tell some tales, talk mastering and get a little bit serious as well. We all really enjoyed making this show and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we had making it! Links Katie’s articles we discussed: Katie’s Links: Twitter - @KatieTavini Instagram - @Katietavini
July 17, 2018
Ep 6 - Recording Things That Make Sound #ChooseDiBoxAtBirth
Recording is the most fun you can have in the studio! Obvious right!? We talk: . Recording techniques . Drum Mic’ing . Vocal recording stress and how to stay calm! . How important it is to choose the correct DI box at birth to save time later in life . Committing to the things you record - please seek relationship commitment advice from somewhere else . Christopher gets triggered, and much more! Questions to : Links:
July 11, 2018
Ep 5 - Questions & Answers and General Silliness
Question time! Thank you to all the questions we received! We will be doing a few of these so please don’t worry if your question didn’t come up. We go quite deep into each question so didn’t want to cram to many in! We will do a more quick fire question session very soon! Please send in more questions to Links:
July 3, 2018
Episode 5 Teaser - Darren Hayes Stops By For A Chat
A visitor from down under stops by for a quick chat.
June 29, 2018
Ep 4 - Audio Myths, Gluten Free Audio & Social RX De-Noising
This is a great follow up to the last episode! Check whats true, and watch for opinion over fact! Yes there is some bird song in the background today - recorded on another heatwave day in the UK (I know right, heatwave in the UK??) It was a case of window open or we pass out :). . Digital VS Analogue . Sample Rate Conversion . Vinyl and Tape! . Cables . Acoustics . Learning Fact NOT Opinion! Links: The Inter-sample Modulations test for your Digital to Analog Converts. - SRC Test website -
June 25, 2018
Ep 3 - An Engineers Mindset
An Engineers Mindset - How To Think Like An Engineer! A two part episode with the next podcast - Audio Myths, we want to explain how to think like a good engineer. Want to learn the skills to build a career around audio and music? Then listen up! Links:
June 19, 2018
Ep 1 - Mastering #DitherShame
What IS Mastering? Why is it needed? Also why are mastering engineers hands down the coolest people on earth? Wait what?? We talk : . Automated mastering and why its NOT mastering . Mastering work flow . (GEAR ALERT) We touch lightly on the tools of the trade . Loudness . Getting mixes ready for mastering . Should you talk to your mastering engineer? Yes! We really aren’t that scary, honest! Email questions to: Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Links: MFIT Document -
June 8, 2018
Ep 2 - Mixing and How To Stop Worrying and Love Gain Staging
What is mixing to us? What are some good mixing practices? Why you should stop worrying about dither! We talk: . Both Chris’s views on mixing . Mixing process . Can you fix it in the mix? . Balancing the mix . Gain staging . The mix bus! . Dither… Yes Dither Email questions to: Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Links: Chris.C’s Gain staging video -
June 8, 2018
Ep 0 - Origins and How To Deal With Converter Shame
This bonus Unlock Your Sound episode explores Chris and Chris's origins in the music industry, as well as some rambling tangents! We also laugh at each other, ourselves and all matter of nerdy things that we find hilarious. Make a cuppa, sit down and join us in this special episode! (This was recorded on the hottest day ever, so apologies but you can hear a little bit of bird song from the open windows. They seemed to enjoy the podcast as well!) Intro Music by David Ledger - Track: Take Your Leave Email questions to:
June 8, 2018
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