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40 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 12 with Chris Butler, Beth McKee, David Schweizer and Deborah Smith
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Jim Myers from the Melrose Center in welcoming back guests Chris Butler, Beth McKee, David Schweizer and Deborah Smith. In this season 2 finale, the conversation covers latest projects, staying creative during the pandemic, the future of physical media and the need for live music to return.
54 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 11 with E-Turn and Swamburger
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Drigo Garcia-Salas from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests E-Turn and Swamburger. E-Turn shares the first single from her latest album “Young World” released on Fake Four, and the emotions she was working through while recording the song. Swamburger talks about the origin of his name, how he came up in the skateboard scene, and his career with Solillaquists of Sound. The two talk about their longtime musical collaboration and hint at what they’re focusing on moving forward.
54 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 10 with Paige Coley and Marc With a C
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Jim Myers from the Melrose Center in welcoming guests Paige Coley and Marc With a C. Paige talks about her band Kinder Than Wolves, how they’ve delayed releasing an album during the pandemic, and shares one of their new songs. Marc talks about his 20-plus year career, how he got his stage name, and his most recent release “lo fidelity (or how I spent the nervous breakdown)”. Marc also performs a couple songs live.
34 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 9 with Rick Roberts
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Chase Steele from the Melrose Center in welcoming special guest Rick Roberts, singer-songwriter and founding member/lead singer for the band Firefall. Rick talks about getting his start in the business, playing in The Flying Burrito Brothers, the formation of Firefall, his time working with Bruce in the 1970s and his success as an author. The guys talk about how the pandemic has impacted the industry going forward, and Bruce asks Rick how he feels about Firefall being termed “yacht rock.”
44 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
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 | Jan 11, 2021
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.
61 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Episode 6 with Bruce Hensal
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal has more than four decades of experience in the music business, working in the studio with a who's who list of legendary performers. He began his association with the Melrose Center in 2018, when he offered an amazing three-day workshop for a lucky group of Melrose Audio Studio users, recreating the session he worked on with The Eagles during the recording of Hotel California. Since then, Bruce and the Audio Team created and co-host the Reel to Real Podcast, featuring an array of guests from the audio recording industry. For Season One’s final episode, the Melrose Audio Instructors Leo Linares, Chase Steel, Jonathan Coutrier-Owens and Drigo Garcia-Salas interview Bruce himself.
60 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Episode 5 with Joe Foglia
Grammy Award-winning engineer Bruce Hensal joins co-host Chase Steele from the Melrose Center in welcoming special guest Joe Foglia to the Reel to Real podcast. Joe is an Emmy Award-winning sound mixer noted for his work on television shows Scrubs and Miami Vice, as well as the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. He talks to Bruce about their time working together at Criteria Studios in Miami, his transition from studio work to sound production for film and TV, and how he applied the skills learned in the studio to working in field production, like pioneering the use of studio mics on location. Joe also talks gear with Bruce and Chase, covering the top location audio recorders required to work in the industry today.
59 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
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 | May 25, 2020
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 | Apr 21, 2020
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 | Mar 9, 2020
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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