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Tunelighting - One Album, One Year, Part Time
91 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
The Big Album Reveal! - Part 2
With the full album release just around the corner, in part 2 of the Big Album Reveal, the band unveils the second half of the album tracks. Jack and Rob delve into a little bit of the story behind each of the tracks, playing some clips and pulling back the curtain of some of the production secrets behind 'A Year To Live'. Follow @thebeartax on social media for updates on the full album release and we hope you all enjoy it. Please email or message us any comments as we love to hear them all. Thanks again to everyone for your support throughout the year, especially all the guests who helped make it an even more fun and enlightening project! See you for season 2......maybe ;)
100 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
The Big Album Reveal! - Part 1
The album launch is just around the corner and so to celebrate and to bring this series to a close Jack and Rob go through the album one track at a time, breaking down how all the individual tracks came together. This episode features the first 7 tracks with the rest of the tracks coming on part 2 next time (which will hopefully coincide with the album release!) Please follow @thebeartax on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for band updates now and into the future.
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
As we near the end of Season 1 and the album release, Rob and Jack reflect on the journey and discuss the biggest lessons they each learned along the way. The hosts ponder if they were to do it all again what would they do differently? And what advice would they give to anyone else wanting to do a similar Tunelighting project? Please follow @thebeartax on social media for the single and album release updates
66 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Listener and Fellow Tunelighter - Mark Newlove
Jack and Rob bring another listener and fellow Tunelighter onto the show to talk about all things songwriting and music production. Mark Newlove has been writing, producing, and performing music in bands and as a singer-songwriter for many years and in the interview he shares valuable advice and stories in this entertaining episode. You can find more about Mark's music by following him on Instagram @marknewlovemusic
24 minutes | May 18, 2021
The First Single Release
In this week's episode, the band has a big announcement. It's time to release the first single! The hosts discuss how they are prepping for this event as well as working through some more announcements. The first single 'One Wish' should be available in the next few days when Spotify and other services post them. If you haven't already please follow @thebeartax on social media for more updates
35 minutes | May 6, 2021
Making an album isn't just about the music, ok it mainly is, but album artwork is something that shouldn't be overlooked. Whilst the band wait for their masters to be returned they are discussing the other essential things that are required prior to the album launch. Is album artwork still important? Why is it important? Why are certain covers so iconic? All this discussed and more in this week's episode. Please follow @thebeartax on social media as we begin to post music over the coming weeks and months :)
53 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Building A Fanbase - With Reagan Ramm From Orpheus Audio Academy
The album is complete and now the question arises of how to actually get people to hear it. So in this episode, the hosts speak with music marketing blogger Reagan Ramm from orpheusaudioacademy.com. The wide-ranging conversation covers everything from picking a 'micro-genre' to using social media ads to grow quickly. To download Reagan's fan building formula guide head to https://www.orpheusaudioacademy.com/fanbase/
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Sequencing The Tracks
With the year now up it's time to get the finished songs off to be mastered and with that in mind, Jack and Rob have realized they need to figure out which order the tracks are going to go in. This throws up more questions than they thought! As mentioned the album is now complete and we hope to release the first single in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out!
47 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Mixing Part 2 - A Case Study
The year is almost up and so Jack and Rob are finishing the final mixes ready to send things off to be mastered! In this episode, the hosts talk through a track that Rob has been working on and the challenges faced in the mixing process. As mentioned in the episode we plan to carry on the podcast for the next few months at least, there's so much more to talk about around the promotion side of music once the music is finished which we'd love to talk about, so don't worry we aren't going anywhere yet!
34 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Mixing - That Scary Little Word
In this week's episode, Jack and Rob are talking about the mixing process, which is well underway as they enter the final few weeks of the project. The hosts discuss the difficulties they are having so far and the lessons learned. And at the end, Jack heads to the Sound Gym for some mixing training. If you like the sound of the Textur plugin from Devious Machines it is available to download here https://deviousmachines.com/texture/ Thanks to everyone who has listened so far. Please follow us on social media @tunelighting for more stuff!
40 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
The Album Name
Another week, another chat about something probably not that important when the deadline is only a few weeks away. Nevertheless, Jack and Rob believe there is something to be said for spending some time thinking about the album name. Jack runs through some typical techniques employed by other bands over the years.
61 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Listener and Fellow Tunelighter - Joel Vargas Music
We love the community we have been building here at the Tunelighting podcast and so this week we reached out to one of our listeners and a fellow 'Tunelighter' himself Joel Vargas. Joel has just released his first single 'Fresh Air' which is available to download or stream now. Jack and Rob talk to Joel about his tunelighting journey, balancing music production around other activities and finally taking the big step of releasing something to the world for the first time. You can also find Joel on instagram @jvargasmusic
23 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Asking For Feedback
In this episode, Jack and Rob discuss the quite daunting prospect of asking for feedback on your music. Why do we often find it so difficult to ask others for feedback? When is the right time to ask for it and who is the right person to ask? The hosts also play a song they are working on at the end and invite listeners to send in their feedback (don't hold back!) send feedback or any messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or to @tunelighting on Instagram and Twitter.
33 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Finishing a Song
In previous episodes during this podcast series, Jack and Rob spoke about starting a song and progressing a song. In the final episode in this particular trilogy, this episode focuses on the art of finishing songs. Jack and Rob talk about the tactics they use to get songs over the finishing line from rough ideas or demos to complete songs that are almost ready to go on the album.
35 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
2020 What a Year?!? Looking Back and Looking Forward on the Tunelighting Project
In this end of year episode, the hosts take a look back at what has turned out to be a very strange year and how that has affected the project for good or bad so far. They then start to plan what is left to be done in order to get the album finished by April 2021! Thanks to everyone that has listened so far! Please do follow us on social media @tunelighting for more updates.
66 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Interview With a Man Who Actually Knows About Production - James Russell From the Appetite For Production Podcast
As they move from the 'demo' phase to the 'actual really song' phase, Jack and Rob have started to realise it may be time to get some advice on production from someone who knows a little more about what they are doing! So in this episode, they speak with James Russell on of the hosts of the Appetite For Production podcast. In the interview, James shares some of his top tips on the mixing process and debunks a few myths about plugins and equipment along the way. Appetite For Production is available on all podcast platforms. Music in this episode is used under fair use policy for education purposes. If you have any questions or comments email email@example.com
53 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Albums We Didn't Write - Show and Tell (M83 and Anaïs Mitchell)
This week we present another episode in the 'Albums We Didn't Write' series but with a different twist. One of the great things about collaborating on an album means you bring different influences to the project, and this week Jack and Rob challenged each other to bring in an album they love that they don't think the other one will be aware of. Each host runs down 5 things that make that album stand out to them. Music clips are used on a fair use basis for educational purposes.
46 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
In this episode, Jack and Rob are talking about lyrics, what they like about lyrics in music and how they might approach it in the Tunelighting project. The episode starts with the hosts playing each other progress on the track 545454 which was previewed on last weeks show, and it turns out they have both taken it in quite different directions! Please subscribe if you haven't already and reach out to us on social media @tunelighting
47 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Collaborating in real time - Trying to progress one of our track 'live on air'
In this week's episode, Rob introduces a song he has been working on for the album but has hit a brick wall with! After breaking it down so far Jack offers some ideas on how it might progress from to a completed track. Many apologies for the poor audio quality for the first half of the episode due to Rob's 'malfunctioning' (he forgot to turn it on!) mic. Thanks to everyone that has listened so far, and to everyone that has sent kind messages in it means a lot! Find us @tunelighting on social media
59 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Vocals!?! (Part 2) - With Vocal Coach Mary Zimmer (VoiceHacks)
After realizing they don't really know where to start with vocals on the album, this week Jack and Rob look for some expert advice on vocals. That expert advice comes from vocal coach Mary Zimmer who has the Youtube channel VoiceHacks. We chat about where to start, being realistic with what can be achieved in a short time, and how to build a vocal booth in a closet! If you want to find Mary her youtube channel is VoiceHacks or you can email about lessons to firstname.lastname@example.org
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