Ep. 132: The secret life of… the recording studio engineer; with John Long
What exactly IS a recording studio engineer, and what do they do? We discuss the “golden era” of sound engineering (1955-1975), the dual roles engineers played during this time, how the role has changed in recent decades, and why today’s engineers have a renewed interest in the processes of that era.
Ep. 131: Are musicians better able to learn an additional language? with Jennifer Krizman, PhD
Are people who study a musical instrument better able to process and learn foreign languages? What similarities underlie speech and music? Bonus: Discover a fun and simple test to measure a person’s adeptness at learning a foreign language!
Ep. 121: What is sonic branding, and why does it matter? With Jeanna Isham
Music is a powerful tool for creating an emotional connection between consumers and a product or service. In an audio age of ever-decreasing attention spans and fierce competition, a sonic logo can give a marketing strategy the winning edge – and it’s not just for the big brands.
Ep. 91: What music do the sounds of ice and glaciers make? With Charles Van Kirk
A sonic exploration of the Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland resulted in a collection of glacial found sounds. These captured sounds were then used to create a musical tribute to glaciers, and have also been made available to others to use. Sonic explorer, composer, and audio engineer Charles Van Kirk says, “There is a huge sense of urgency to make some kind of artistic tribute to these glaciers, now before they totally recede away.”