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The Headroom Podcast

The Headroom Podcast

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The Headroom is a podcast for aspiring sound engineers in the contemporary a cappella genre. Join Kyle Howard & Ricky Jabarin as they break down the different stages of audio production and chat with other producers about their techniques to achieving the best sound. Subscribe to The Headroom Podcast and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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Eric Scholz (Eric Scholz Productions)
Eric Scholz is the producer, mixer, and mastering engineer for Eric Scholz Productions. In this interview, Eric shares his extensive knowledge of microphones and tips for purchasing mics. We also discuss his mixes (“Keeping Your Head Up" by BU Treblemakers and “Karate" by The Sons of Pitches). Listen to his mixes: Keeping Your Head Up Karate --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
50:06
November 23, 2020
Headroom Bit: Tips for Recording DIY Virtual Projects
DIY virtual recordings can be a challenge if you don't have the proper gear, set-up, or experience. In this headroom bit, we discuss what it takes to make _good_ virtual recordings, compare audio samples of varying qualities, and share some useful plugins to clean up your audio. --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
28:36
October 27, 2020
Angela Ugolini (Aurum Productions, Musae)
Angela Ugolini is the owner of Aurum Productions and performer in Musae. In this interview, we discuss how her experiences as a performer translates into her production work. We also discuss two of her mixes ("Blackout" by Gestalt and "Crying in the Club" by the Nor'easters). Listen to her mixes: Blackout Crying in the Club --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
42:08
October 06, 2020
Headroom Bit: Tips for Editing Vocals with Melodyne
What is Melodyne? Why do we use it? How do we use it? In this episode, we share some tips for editing a cappella vocals. --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
19:03
August 19, 2020
Ted Trembinski (Los Angeles, CA)
Ted Trembinski is a recording engineer/producer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has engineered for pro groups like Pentatonix, Citizen Queen, DCappella, and more. In this episode, we talk about how Ted got his foot in the door of the a cappella production and his experience working with professional groups. We also discuss his recent mix, "Happier," performed by The Brown Derbies, which is featured in BOCA 2020. Listen to "Happier" --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
56:21
August 07, 2020
Headroom Bit: Tips for a Successful Recording Session
It's time lay down some vocals. Well... a lot of vocals, actually. Are you ready to hit the record button? In this Headroom Bit, we share some of our tips for running a successful recording session. DISCLAIMER: While it is uncertain when it will be safe to sing/record together, we decided to release this episode as a future resource. We encourage you to follow CDC guidelines as well as the guidance of the state and local authorities for your and others' safety. --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
24:11
July 24, 2020
Dave Sperandio (Vocal Mastering)
Dave Sperandio is the founder of Vocal Mastering, SoJam, Boston Sings, and the SING best-of compilation. In this interview, we talk about his journey into vocal production and the "what" and "why" of mastering. We also discuss one of his notable mixes, "Make It Holy," performed by OneVoice. Listen to "Make It Holy" --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
45:17
July 10, 2020
Headroom Bit: Preparing for Your Group's Studio Project
Is your group thinking about recording a single, EP, or album? In this Headroom Bit, we talk about how groups can best prepare for their next studio project. DISCLAIMER: While it is uncertain when it will be safe to sing/record together, we decided to release this episode as a future resource. We encourage you to follow CDC guidelines as well as the guidance of the state and local authorities for your and others' safety. --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
09:18
July 03, 2020
Colin Egan (Five Spice Records)
Colin Egan is 1/2 of Five Spice Records, an independent musician, and live sound engineer. In this interview, we discuss his experiences with recording, songwriting, and live sound. We also dive into his studio mixes (The Pennharmonics' "Spirit Cold" & UNC Achordants’  "Burnin’ Up"). Listen to his mixes: Spirit Cold Burnin' Up --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
57:06
June 25, 2020
Headroom Bit: Essential Recording Gear for Beginners
We introduce to you our first “Headroom Bit,” where we share our tips & tricks for successful a cappella recordings. In this bit, we break down what gear you might need to get started. --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
10:06
June 17, 2020
Mel Daneke (Viridian Productions, Six Appeal, Musae)
Mel Daneke is the owner and head producer of Viridian Productions, performer in Six Appeal, and DJ/beatboxer in Musae. In this interview, we discuss her journey as a producer/engineer, how she sound designs for vocal percussion/drums, and how she approached two of her mixes (Musae's "Don't Let Me Down" [live] & Six Appeal's "Lovefool").  Listen to her mixes: Don't Let Me Down [live] Lovefool --- Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram
01:01:53
June 01, 2020
Welcome to The Headroom Podcast! Meet Kyle & Ricky
The Headroom is a podcast for aspiring sound engineers in the contemporary a cappella genre. Join Kyle Howard & Ricky Jabarin as they break down the different stages of audio production and chat with other producers about their techniques to achieving the best sound. Subscribe to The Headroom Podcast and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
10:11
May 27, 2020