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Episode 51 Barak Shpiez

Happy New Year to you all!

Today I’m pleased to welcome audio engineer and composer Barak Shpiez into the Sonic Garage!

Having received his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and Master’s degree in composition from Duquesne University, Barak moved to Los Angeles, California and has been in demand for his technical and musical composition skills ever since.

A true audiophile, Barak constantly seeks to satisfy both his technical side as well as his musical side, and loves the interplay of each in his life and career.

Barak has over 5 years of experience as an electrical engineer and enjoys playing a part in developing, supporting and testing audio IP for professional and consumer markets.

Barak’s love for all kinds of musical styles and genres lends greatly to his ability to work on a wide variety of projects.  His music has been prominently featured on television channels such as MTV, The History Channel, E!, Bravo and many more.  Barak has also had the pleasure of working as a composer for independent films and this is something he hopes to do much more of in the future.

I hope you enjoy Barak’s interview and please feel free to leave any questions or comments about this week’s episode below.  Thanks for listening!

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Episode 31 Jack Miele

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Joining me in the Sonic Garage this week is audio engineer, producer, composer, and musician, Jack Miele!

Jack lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his studio is located inside the world famous Music Shed recording facility.  Jack’s love of music goes all of the way back to when he was a child, as he started listening to all kinds of music at a very young age, which inspired him to start learning how to play all of the songs he loved so much.

To this day, Jack is an accomplished and very busy musician, and he’s the guitarist and vocalist for two bands, The Molly Ringwalds, which is a superb 80’s music band, and the critically acclaimed original band The Morning Life, who have a new album coming out very soon!

Jack has produced and/or engineered a great number of albums for a wide range of talented and well known musicians, like the Zac Brown Band, Blues Traveler, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco.

As a composer, Jack’s work has been featured on top television shows such as Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover”, and on cable channels like ESPN, Sundance Channel, and IFC.  He worked as a music producer on “American Horror Story: Freakshow”, and he has also worked on several major motion pictures as well!

After speaking with Jack, it’s clear that he’s extremely passionate about music, and about making sure everything he works on is the very best that it can be!  Jack shared some very important insights into how and why he’s been so successful in his career, and I think that everyone who listens is going to learn something from Jack as well as be inspired by what he had to say.

Please enjoy Jack’s interview, and please be sure to subscribe to the show via iTunes or Stitcher, (top right), and please also take a moment to leave a rating and a review as well, I would really appreciate it, and it will help to grow the show!

Jack Miele

Episode 15 Jamie Howarth

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Today I am pleased to welcome Jamie Howarth into the Sonic Garage.

Jamie owns an audio restoration company called Plangent Processes which is known as the finest tape playback system in the world.

Jamie is an Emmy-award winning composer, musical director and engineer.  He has also won a Grammy and has recently received another Grammy nomination for the work he has done with Plangent.

What exactly is the Plangent Process?  It’s a custom magnetic playback system that provides an exclusive process for removing wow, flutter and distortion from analog tape.

Plangent has improved the sound of practically every tape it’s been used on, even if the tape didn’t appear to have any problems with it to begin with.

Jamie and Plangent have had the honor of being able to restore catalogs for such artists as the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and more.  Plangent has also been used to very successfully restore classic films as well.

Jamie is very passionate about what Plangent can do and has devoted his life to insuring that as many classic works as possible are restored to their highest quality possible.

I hope you like hearing about how Jamie got to where he’s at today and how he discovered the Plangent Process along the way.

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Episode 7 Gil Eva Craig

Gil Eva Craig

Today I have an interview with audio engineer Gil Eva Craig from Wellington, New Zealand.

Gil started her career in audio as a recording engineer, but soon discovered her passion for live sound.   She can now be found happily touring New Zealand, Australia and even the United States as a successful and in demand live sound engineer.

I hope you enjoy listening to Gil’s interview!

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Episode 2 Brian Lee White

Brian Lee White

In this episode, I have a great conversation with engineer, producer and composer Brian Lee White.  Brian lives in Oakland, California and is co-owner of Finishing Move.  Brian has also authored a number of popular training videos for Lynda.com.

If you enjoy the show and gain inspiration from the amazing guests I get to interview, I would be very grateful if you would take a moment to subscribe (top right), and leave a rating and a review on iTunes.

Brian Lee White

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