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44 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 8 with Jim Abbott and Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Chase Steele from the Melrose Center in welcoming special guests Jim Abbott and Bill Wharton. Abbott discusses his career as the long-time music critic for the Orlando Sentinel, and his string band Simple Cavemen. Wharton, known as The Sauce Boss, talks about meeting Bruce in 1989 at Pegasus Recording Studios in Tallahassee, his amazing non-profit foundation Planet Gumbo which sees him play soup kitchens and homeless shelters across the country, and his most popular song “Let the Big Dog Eat”.
61 minutes | a month ago
Episode 7 with Bob Katz
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-hosts Jonathan Coutrier-Owens and Chase Steele from the Melrose Center in welcoming special guest Bob Katz to the Reel to Real podcast. A highly-acclaimed audio mastering engineer, Bob has mastered three Grammy Award-winning albums and is the author of Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, widely considered a must-read for audio professionals. He talks to Bruce, Jon and Chase about how he got his start in audio, the Village Voice article that helped propel his career, his association Chesky Records and more, including his contribution to the Reel to Real Workshop held in the Melrose Audio Studio in 2018.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 4 with Chris Butler
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Jim Myers from the Melrose Center in welcoming special guest Chris Butler to the Reel to Real podcast. Chris is a multi-talented songwriter and musician best known for creating and leading the 1980s band The Waitresses. His most notable songs include "I Know What Boys Like", "Christmas Wrapping" and the theme song for the TV show Square Pegs. Chris talks about writing songs for fake bands, his 2014 album Easy Life, including the track "Fortunate Son" which Bruce mixed, and his continued ties with the Akron, Ohio music scene.
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 3 with David Schweizer and Howard Albert
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Drigo Garcia-Salas from the Melrose Center audio team in welcoming guests David Schweizer and Howard Albert to the Reel to Real podcast. David is an Orlando songwriter, engineer and producer with a number of credits, including his kids music project Davey Rocker and the Barnyard Jam. He also owns and operates Richter Records. Howard is a producer, engineer and keyboard player. He teamed with his brother Ron to form Fat Albert Productions in the 1970s, producing several noteworthy artists out of the famous Criteria Studios in Miami.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 2 with Debbie Smith and Beth McKee
Reel to Real features Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal providing an inside look at the music industry. Recorded in the Melrose Center Audio Studio at the Orlando Public Library, Bruce co-hosts the podcast with Melrose Audio team members and interviews two guest each show. The second episode features Debbie Smith and Beth McKee. Beth is well-known in the Central Florida and all around the southeast for her southern roots music and community activism through her Swamp Sistas movement. Debbie is one of the pioneering women of rock & roll and was a founding member of 1970s groups The Poor Girls and Chi Pig. Melrose Audio Engineer Leo Linares co-hosts the episode.
47 minutes | a year ago
Episode 1 with Joe Vitale and Buster Cousins
Reel to Real features Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Bruce Hensal providing an inside look at the music industry. Recorded in the Melrose Center Audio Studio at the Orlando Public Library, Bruce co-hosts the podcast with Melrose Audio team members and interviews two guest each show. The first episode features drummer Joe Vitale, who has worked with The Eagles, Ted Nugent, Crosby Stills & Nash, Joe Walsh and others. The episode also features Orlando musician Buster Cousins. Melrose Audio Engineer Leo Linares co-hosts the episode.
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