I am passionate about audio and love talking about it, but what convinced me to start Sound Design Live was the lack of creative publishing on issues that concern real world audio professionals. No one is answering my critical questions about technology and careers. Of the available publications, half of them are just advertisements and the other half leave me with more questions than answers.
So here’s to a new era of information exchange and community among audio professionals. Our peers are our strongest natural resource and I plan on mining it for you.
This is not a show about recording and studios. Although I will be talking about recording, it will usually be in reference to work being produced for a live audience. There are already some cool magazines about recording, TapeOp being my favorite. If you know it, then the best way I can describe Sound Design Live is TapeOp for live events. You may have also noticed the way I ripped-off their tagline – The creative design podcast about audio in the real world.
Sound Design Live is for other people who are like me, busting-ass to create a career in the audio industry, making better shows everywhere they go. I want to talk to anyone who is doing something interesting to shape our aural environment. So far I’ve interviewed a DJ, a recording artist, a sound designer, and a touring FOH mixer. I hope to cover other areas like industrial AV, art galleries, online media, and speaker manufacturing very soon. Please send me your suggestions.
I choose the podcast format because that’s what I listen to. None of my friends working in the audio industry read trade magazines. They don’t have time. They also avoid most of the forums because of the lack of intelligent debate. My goal is for the Sound Design Live to be an entertaining show that you can listen to on the way to a gig or during the downtime before a show.