Episode 73 - “Crappy Filing System that is my Brain”

June 27, 2017

In this misfiled episode, our heroes lazily regurgitate potential falsehoods of headphone electronics, discuss loudness vs volume, and ponder of how to identify a mediocre song.  Joey is slowly going deaf, James has a poor memory, and Mary Lee is sleeping in the corner.  What else was I supposed to remember...?

Episode 72 - Un-Ban the Naked Gun

June 20, 2017

In this revealing episode, our hero James is joined by Cody Blakely (The Nielsens & Unban Jace) for a conversation about his recording experience at Vancouver studio, Rain City Recorders. We talk microphones, recording processes, time lines, and mixing 15 songs in 2 days.  Joey walks in with 20 minutes to go, and they continue the gear geekery to the last minute.  12 minutes turn into 49, for certain!

The Nielsens


Unban Jace


Episode 71 - Mouth Noise Makes US Crazy

June 13, 2017

In this contentious episode, our heroes debate the merit of De-Essers vs manual editing, tackle the value of cosmetics in relation to price, and contemplate the relevance of analog equipment.  Joey talks business to a class of audio students, James talks about bass player problems, and a human being sleeps on Joey's lap.

Episode 70 - “Let’s Go Back To My Place”

June 6, 2017

In this "Plan B" of an episode, our heroes talk ignorant customers, cowardly managers, and Joey's favourite compressors. James' considers walking through an analog mix he recently did, Joey refuses to sing a song, and Mary Lee peanut gallery's the event.  Plus, Pepper the studio puppy turns 1 years old.

Episode 69 - “We’re Boring People”

May 30, 2017

In this labourous episode, our not quite conscious hosts are joined by Garret James of Renders Music (https://www.rendersmusic.com) to talk about the new industry porject, "Alberta Music Cities," (http://albertamusiccities.ca). James faces a difficult but unnecessary decision, Joey does some research about compressors, and they talk about an analog mixing project that's about to begin.  

Episode 68 - Push the Sick Down Beat

May 23, 2017

In this deep episode, our heroes talk Behringer synths, digital consoles and sickening trends in hip hop. Joey talks DAW templates, James talks arrogant musicians, and they both marvel at odd time signatures. 

Episode 67 - Stem the Variable Tide

May 16, 2017

In this mis-informed episode, our heroes talk stem mastering, transformer step-downs, a love of Portico preamps. Joey talks about building gear to save money, James has a new obsession, and they talk about an interesting use for a ribbon mic. There's also the potential for a story told with completely inaccurate information.

Episode 66 - “Much Smarter Than Me”

May 9, 2017

In this data driven episode, our heroes are surprised last minute by the chaotic mastering engineer, Glen Allen of Paradox Mastering. Together, they engage on a debate over MP3 conversion issues, mastering standards, data compression issues, and what radio does to broadcast audio. Joey and James each catch each other with incorrect information, and Glen chimes in sporadically. Oh, and cheap flashlights!

Episode 65 - “Most People Trust Me”

May 4, 2017

In this dreadfully late and unprepared episode, our heroes talk gear and the uses of gear and what gear hasn't yet been used for.  James shares stories of hiding booze in coffee cups, Joey complains about the homeless and how he wants gear to be cheaper, and they discuss the merits of REALLY unmatched overheads on drums.  The episode ends with a discussion about more gear Joey wants.  Sorry for being late everyone!

Episode 64 - Delirious Ending

April 25, 2017

In this delirious episode, our heroes welcome back Joey to his rightful place of silence in the corner! Joining the podcast is producer, songwriter, director, Byron J Ellis.  Byron shares stories of teenage bands, recording with Devin Townsend, losing his voice when it matters, writing/directing/producing his own film, and rediscovering his creative voice.


To Contact Byron, email him here...