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Sonic Garage Update

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Hello!

I hope everybody is doing well!  I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to give you all a quick update on the Sonic Garage and where I see the show headed in the future.

First, I want to once again thank everybody who has been listening regularly to the show!  I would also like to give another big thanks to all of the great people who have been kind enough to take the time to be interviewed on the podcast, it’s been a great honor and privilege to meet and speak with each and every one of you!

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been seriously working on this podcast for over a year and a half now and for a couple of years prior to that, I had the desire to get into podcasting, but just wasn’t sure how to start or what exactly to do a show about.  But, given my love of music and my fascination of what goes on behind the scenes to create sonic masterpieces, I knew that a show based around audio engineering, producing and music history was the direction I should head in.

A year ago at this time, I was starting to do my very first interviews for the show, a task I was pretty nervous and hesitant about.  You see, I tend to be a bit shy, so stepping into the spotlight, so to speak and interviewing people was not something I had ever done before, but I’m glad that I took the plunge and did it!  Before starting this podcast I also had not used Garage Band, or any other DAW’s for that matter, since I went to school for audio engineering back in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s before digital recording made it’s debut to the world.  I’ve really enjoyed learning all of the in’s and out’s of digital recording and I’ve really taken a keen interest in editing and really enjoy that aspect of digital recording.

Although running this podcast has taken up an immense amount of time, I ‘ve enjoyed every minute of it.  Also, since this show is first and foremost a labor of love, I don’t get paid to do it.  I do believe making a good living as a full-time podcaster is certainly possible and is something I am striving towards, but currently I do other jobs to keep income coming in.  So, in light of how busy I’ve become not only with the podcast, but life in general, I’ve decided that now would be the perfect time to take a short hiatus from the show.  The purpose of this break will be two-fold:  It will allow me to take care of pressing matters in other areas of my life which are in need of my attention and it will also allow me to focus on creating episodes without the stress of a weekly deadline temporarily while I get ahead on content for the show again.

I have some great new ideas for future episodes of the show which I am working on right now and I intend to keep evolving the show and crafting it into an amazing resource for all who come across it!

If you have any questions for me, or feedback regarding the show, or topics of discussion or guests who you would love for me to have on in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I will work very hard to get some new episodes out very soon!

For anybody who is just discovering the podcast, please feel free to delve into the 42 episodes I’ve premiered to date and for anybody who is curious, here are my top 3 most popular single episodes to date:  Chris ShawTim Palmer and Bruce Botnick.  Another favorite recent interviewee has been John Haeny, so if you haven’t heard all three parts of my conversation with John, please do so when you get a chance!  I’ve personally gotten something out of every conversation I’ve had for the show, so you can’t go wrong listening to any of the past episodes you might have not heard yet.

Thanks again and talk to you soon!

Episode 42 April Tucker

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Joining me on the show this week is Re-recording Mixer, Editor, and Engineer April Tucker!

Originally from northern Colorado, April has worked in Los Angeles for over a decade now, taking on many different post-production audio assignments.  When April originally landed in Los Angeles, her goal was to obtain a job on a scoring stage, but was advised by many audio veterans to follow a different path to success in the music industry.  She heeded that advice and went into post-production instead, a move she is very happy about!

April has successfully worked as a re-recording mixer, sound editor, music editor, music/scoring mixer, ADR engineer, and Foley engineer, and is currently a mixer for Yahoo and 20th Century Fox.  She has worked on television series for all of the major US networks and over a dozen cable networks, and some of the shows she’s worked on have in excess of 10 million viewers per episode!

In addition to her audio work, April loves educating and helping others to achieve success and balance in both career and in life.   As a part of that, April writes a monthly blog for Soundgirls.org, writes regular articles for her own website, Pro Audio Girl, and also enjoys doing lectures and presentations.

I hope you enjoy April’s interview!  For more information about April, to contact her, or to read her insightful articles, please visit her website, proaudiogirl.com.

I hope you have a great week and thanks again to everybody who has been listening to the show!