EP167 | Eric Guenther

EP167 | Eric Guenther

Eric Guenther (The Contortionist, From Exile) sits in on this episode to shed some light on songwriting, collaboration, and being an effective keyboardist in rock/metal genres. It seems like more rock and metal bands than ever are incorporating some sort of keys or synth in their music. Of course, that also means that there’s a lot of bands doing it …

EP166 | Dear Joel

EP166 | Dear Joel

Joel Wanasek has the answers you need to make sure you stay #nosmalltime. Want Joel to answer your questions? Send them to Joel@urm.academy with the subject line “Dear Joel.” The more detailed the better! “Small time is when you have really big dreams, but you don’t have the balls to go out and go after them.” – Joel Wanasek ON …

EP64 | Zack Ohren

EP64 | Zack Ohren

We talk with Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Fallujah) about gaining trust, messy clients, and making Nintendo 64 soundtracks. We all have our audio origin stories, but Zack’s might actually take the cake. Our discussion takes us from him creating video game soundtracks professionally in his teens to producing some killer extreme metal. And, if you’re looking for …

Visualising Compression

Visualising Compression

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Without a doubt, the studio tool which people seem to have the most trouble getting their heads around when first starting out is Compression. The most common reason for this, in my opinion, is the fact that the whole concept is often taught poorly/in the wrong way to begin with! In this week’s URM …

EP165 | Richard Chycki

We’re happy to have producer and engineer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Rush) on the show to impart wisdom that he’s gained working at the industry’s top tier. Richard’s discography reads like a who’s who of all time amazing musicians. There’s so much information to mine from this discussion it’s crazy. From the process behind getting amazing guitar tones from …