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Wanna level up your recoding skills? You came to the right place! Join Eyal Levi as he sits down each week with the best producers in the business to talk shop. You’ll get information, inspiration and most of all actionable insights from every episode. And when you’re ready to hit the books, head over to https://urm.academy to get your learn on!
 
Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Buster Odeholm is a producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist who runs Odeholm Audio. He also plays guitar in Vildhjarta and Humanity’s Last Breath. On this episode: 2:05 - What Buster’s been working on 11:25 - Finding inspiration to innovate sounds 24:18 - Emotional intent in mixes 32:46 - Buster’s live setup 40:00 - What to look for in drum s…
 
J-F Dagenais is a guitarist in Kataklysm, Ex Deo, a producer, mixer, audio engineer and the owner of JFD Studio. On this episode: Adapting as needed in order to survive Overcoming not being a natural at songwriting The power of collaboration Touring with backup guitars and amps Why you can’t replicate someone else’s tone And more! Follow J-F Dagena…
 
Dan Swano is a multi-instrumentalist, as well as a mixing and mastering engineer. He’s worked with Opeth, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Aeon, Edge of Sanity, and many others. On this episode: 3:10 - Shifting to remote work and how Dan monitors music 25:29 - Know what you’re hearing when mixing 44:27 - Needing a console is a thing of the past 1:02:36 - Don’…
 
Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of director and architect Liam Young. Explore the potential outcomes of an urban space designed to house the entire population of the earth -- and imagine answers to what is possible, and what is sustainable, for…
 
Andy Gillion is a multi-instrumentalist, video game composer, and songwriter who was previously in Mors Principium Est. and is now a solo artist. On this episode: Creating a theme song from a brief You don’t need to use theory as a guide Technology has a time and place How Andy uses writing as practice And more! Follow Andy Gillion on Twitter and I…
 
Herman Li is a guitarist for DragonForce and a successful Twitch streamer. On this episode: Do endorsements even matter? Live-streaming is hard! Having fun while remaining professional Why Herman continues to practice guitar And more! Follow Herman Li on Twitch, Twitter, and Instagram. Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard. When you…
 
Sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan doesn't fear a dystopian future. Instead, he believes developments in artificial intelligence will make all of our lives better, healthier and safer. He takes us on a tour of the next 20 years of AI and shares some astonishing predictions for the advancements in science and technology that could await us. "For every future…
 
Nick Pilotta is the production manager and Nail the Mix producer at URM. He’s also an audio engineer and producer. On this episode: 2:53 - What role audio plays for Nick 9:29 - Hitting a plateau 29:47 - Dealing with successes and failures 45:38 - Learning to let things go 59:31 - You can take a vacation! 1:05:06 - Going remote with Nail the Mix Che…
 
Sammy Boller is a guitarist and songwriter. He’s a brand ambassador for Friedman, Scott Stapp's guitarist, and previously played guitar in Citizen Zero. On this episode: Growing up in a musical family The difference between writing and practicing Playing with friends can hold you back And more! Check out Sammy Boller on Instagram and YouTube. Want …
 
Neal Avron is a Grammy award-winning producer, mixer, and instrumentalist. He’s worked with acts such as Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and many others. On this episode: 2:10 - Dealing with egos in the studio 21:56 - Knowing when something is done 41:48 - Working with Fall Out Boy 51:57 - Neal’s career longevity 1:15:04 - Letting the band do th…
 
Sammy Duet is the guitarist and a founding member of Goatwhore. He also played in Acid Bath and Crowbar. On this episode: How Sammy got into extreme music How crucial picking hand stamina is What it’s like having Kurt Ballou mix his record Selling out his signature guitar in 2 minutes And more! Follow Sammy Duet on Instagram. Want to level up your …
 
Anton Delost is a Toronto-based producer, songwriter, and mix engineer who has worked with Seaway, Silverstein, Hollow Coves, and many others. On this episode: 4:30 - Know how to do everything 16:00 - Songs just need to be good 30:36 - Taking risks and collaborating 46:08 - How Anton started working with Drew Fulk 57:28 - Anton’s approach to songwr…
 
Miles Dimitri Baker is a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist. He currently plays in Interloper and previously played with Rings of Saturn and AEnimus. On this episode: Making mistakes while on tour Why ProTools is scary Learning intervals helps other aspects of playing How theory and harmony affect guitar playing And more! Follow Miles Dimitri Bake…
 
George Lever is a producer who has worked with bands such as Sleep Token, Loathe, and many others. He joined Eyal Levi on Discord to answer questions from the URM community. On this episode: 3:04 - Adjusting to having a sub in the room 13:57 - Side-chain compression 22:12 - Hearing distortion 38:05 - Why George works in a small studio Want to level…
 
Josh Rand is a songwriter, producer, and guitarist for Stone Sour. He also has a new band with Casandra Carson called The L.I.F.E. Project. On this episode: What he can and can’t record in his studio Being a multi-instrumentalist Why your pick choice and guitar setup are important And more! Follow Josh Rand on Instagram and Facebook. Listen to Ston…
 
Adair Daufembach is an LA-based, Brazilian producer, musician, songwriter, and engineer who has worked with Tony MacAlpine, Kiko Louriero, Angra, and many others. On this episode: 12:30 - Making a living off of a niche 32:42 - Moving from Brazil to LA 45:18 - How to understand an unfamiliar genre 1:07:33 - Forcing what you want into reality 1:26:16…
 
Malcolm Pugh is the guitarist in Inferi and A Loathing Requiem, the bassist in Demon King, and co-founder of the metal label The Artisan Era. On this episode, Malcolm, Eyal, and John discuss: Making technical music sound musical Doubling guitar with other instruments Malcolm’s unique pick holding And more! Follow Malcolm on Instagram. Want to level…
 
John Douglass is an Atlanta-based engineer, mixer, and producer who has worked with Corey Taylor, Alluvial, Nick Johnston, Mr. Bungle and many others. He’s also worked on TV and films including Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, Archer, and more. On this episode: 3:46 - What is the luck factor? 26:34 - A renaissance in quality 35:46 - Having someone…
 
As COVID-19 spread, BioNTech cofounders Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci had one goal: to make a safe, effective vaccine faster than ever before. In this illuminating conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, the immunologists (and married couple) share the fascinating story of how their decades of mRNA research powered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine -…
 
Joe Mabry is a guitarist and songwriter in Capstan. He sits down with Eyal Levi and John Browne to discuss: Capstan’s new record Separate How lockdown impacted the band Guitar solo restraints And more Follow Joe Mabry on Instagram. Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard. When you sign up, you'll get access to: Over 100 video tutorial…
 
George Lever is a producer who has worked with bands such as Sleep Token, Loathe, and many others. On this episode: 2:39 - Some traits can’t be taught 15:30 - Having discipline when exercising 30:34 - Talking about change vs. just doing it 49:18 - Audio myths 1:03:43 - People don’t think the same way as you 1:11:49 - Adding value as a producer Foll…
 
Dino Cazares is the guitarist, co-founder and primary mind behind Fear Factory, Divine Heresy, Brujeria, and Asesino. On this episode: Applying sports methodologies to guitar playing How picking affects tone Getting endorsed by Line 6 Using amp sims on the new Fear Factory record And more! Follow Dino Cazares on Instagram and Twitter. Fear Factory’…
 
Oz Craggs is a producer, mixer, and the owner of Hidden Tracks studio in Folkestone, England. His credits include Neck Deep, Mallory Knox, Gallows, and more. On this episode: 2:45 - From janitor to studio owner 16:25 - Learning psychology is a huge help 30:29 - Producing vocals when you can’t relate to the topic 46:57 - Balancing being the authorit…
 
Joshua Travis is the guitarist in Emmure, previously in Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and a founding member of Glass Cloud. On this episode, Joshua Travis, Eyal Levi, and John Browne discuss: Knowing how to play drums and how it helps with guitar Why most people can’t master downpicking How Joshua ultimately joined Emmure And more! Follow Joshu…
 
We've misplaced the building blocks of the cosmos -- and particle physicists like Claire Malone are on a mission to find them. Despite scientists hitting a "major snag" in uncovering what exactly makes up dark matter and dark energy, she explains how questioning our fundamental understanding of nature itself invites a different, more meaningful per…
 
Joey Sturgis and Eyal Levi did a live QNA on the URM Discord. On this episode: 6:02 - Joey’s mindset for knowing what to add to a mix/arrangement 16:18 - Creating content that connects with your audience 24:24 - How to drum up work in weird times 37:47 - Strategies for balancing time 50:20 - Layering drum samples Want to level up your audio game? S…
 
Stevie D is a guitarist and songwriter for Buckcherry. On this episode, Stevie D, Eyal Levi, and John Browne discuss: The difference between touring life and quarantine life Shifting from spending on radio to focusing on social media Why Buckcherry signed to a label And more! Follow Stevie D on Instagram. Want to level up your guitar game? Check ou…
 
Ryan “Fluff” Bruce is a guitarist in Dragged Under and a YouTuber who reviews gear on his channel Riffs, Beards, and Gear. On this episode, Fluff, Eyal Levi, and John Browne dive into: Why guitarists should learn video basics Dealing with gear elitists Handling imposter syndrome And more! Follow Riffs, Beards, and Gear on YouTube. Follow Fluff on I…
 
Carl Bown is a musician, producer, engineer, and the owner of Treehouse Studio based in the UK. He’s worked with artists such as Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, and many others. ---- Leave us a 5-star rating and review, please! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyalleviurmaudio/ YouTube Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2Fc87nX URM Acade…
 
Carl Bown is a musician, producer, engineer, and the owner of Treehouse Studio based in the UK. He’s worked with artists such as Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, and many others. ON THIS EPISODE: 3:06 – Carl’s time working with Colin Richardson 15:07 – Being passionate about your work 26:57 – Some jobs are stepping stones 41:39 – ...…
 
Nick Rossi plays guitar in Born Of Osiris. On this episode, Nick Rossi, Eyal Levi, and John Browne discuss: The toxic mentality of comparing guitar players Soundtracks vs. orchestral music Integrating into an established band And more! Follow Nick Rossi on Instagram. Want to level up your guitar game? Check out Riffhard. When you sign up, you'll ge…
 
David Wilson AKA dwilly, is an artist, producer, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Travis Barker, Sueco the Child, Mike Posner, Jeremih and many others. ---- Leave us a 5-star rating and review, please! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyalleviurmaudio/ YouTube Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2Fc87nX URM Academy: htt…
 
David Wilson AKA dwilly, is an artist, producer, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Travis Barker, Sueco the Child, Mike Posner, Jeremih and many others. ON THIS EPISODE: 2:28 – Getting in the door isn’t the hard part 16:20 – Walking into a session as a blank slate 33:24 – Can you be original? 42:30 – Teamwork is ..…
 
Ol Drake is a guitar player, vocalist, songwriter and most recently a Twitch streamer from the UK best known for his work with thrash legends Evile. On this episode, Ol Drake talks with Eyal Levi and John Browne about: Playing guitar without a pick Streaming on Twitch Ol’s fretboard visualization Learning intervals And more! Follow Ol Drake on Twit…
 
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