iTunes and Stitcher, download directly, or stream from the widget down below!School is in session this week, friends, and Professor Cardinal of Comaduster is driving the bus of knowledge to the University of Tortured Metaphors to drop science. All BS aside, Réal dropped by the HQ for this week’s podcast in order to answer our questions about some of the basic elements of the creation, recording, and distribution of music (especially electronic music) which writers like us often toss about willy-nilly. Sound design. Production. Mixing. Engineering. Mastering. How are these terms and processes delineated? How have they changed over time? How do they factor into industrial and the other genres folks who listen to this podcast love? Réal joined us to answer those questions and shine a light on his own processes. Rate and subscribe on
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Cool stuff. I had a few hesitant, half-baked idea of what these terms meant just from reading reviews, but it was lovely having those ideas corrected and fleshed out by an absolute master. More than anything though, honestly, the best part was learning I wasn’t completely alone in my ignorance!
Brilliant idea for an episode, and twice as brilliant for getting Real on board. Ever since I was first exposed to his work via the remix he did of Aesthetic Perfection’s “All Beauty Destroyed”, his sound design, mixing AND mastering have always stood out as, well, masterful (not that I’m an expert–it just sounds really, really good). Most of the composition for Comaduster has always been a bit too ambient for my tastes (I’m a bit addicted to thundering 4/4 drums), but I’ve always admired the project from afar, and “Emergent One” is growing on me more and more every time I hear it. If I warm up to the style a bit more, I might have a new favorite band. The context given for the track on SoundCloud just blows my mind.