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WYWU: Working Your Way Up

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Erik Matlock travels near and far with a mobile podcasting rig to capture face to face interviews in pursuit of career and life wisdom focused on the next generation. Working Your Way Up intends to offer a map to the minefield of career and personal development as told by those who've already made their mark. Season one was made possible with support from ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International magazine, iZotope’s RX software, Hummingbird Media, The Audio Engineering Society, The National Association of Broadcasters, LegalShield, Teespring and Amazon.Sign up for our mailing list at WYWU.org to get updates when season two premieres.

Erik Matlock travels near and far with a mobile podcasting rig to capture face to face interviews in pursuit of career and life wisdom focused on the next generation. Working Your Way Up intends to offer a map to the minefield of career and personal development as told by those who've already made their mark. Season one was made possible with support from ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International magazine, iZotope’s RX software, Hummingbird Media, The Audio Engineering Society, The National Association of Broadcasters, LegalShield, Teespring and Amazon.Sign up for our mailing list at WYWU.org to get updates when season two premieres.

Location:

United States

Description:

Erik Matlock travels near and far with a mobile podcasting rig to capture face to face interviews in pursuit of career and life wisdom focused on the next generation. Working Your Way Up intends to offer a map to the minefield of career and personal development as told by those who've already made their mark. Season one was made possible with support from ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International magazine, iZotope’s RX software, Hummingbird Media, The Audio Engineering Society, The National Association of Broadcasters, LegalShield, Teespring and Amazon.Sign up for our mailing list at WYWU.org to get updates when season two premieres.

Twitter:

@prosoundweb

Language:

English

Contact:

7069498789


Episodes

Associate Publisher of Online Mark Shemet

9/8/2020
For the final episode of season one, we'll hear from EH Media's Associate Publisher of Online for ProSoundWeb, Mark Shemet. He’s a drummer, geologist and salesman with an abundance of great stories. We sat down together at Church Sound University's inaugural training even in Reston, Virginia to discuss his career and philosophies about life. I'd like to thank ProSoundWeb, Rabunshire Media, LegalShield and Teespring for helping make this episode possible. Visit WYWU.org for more episodes...

Duration:00:52:02

Rabun County High School Band Director Matt Leff

4/17/2020
This episode features Matthew Leff. He’s the Director of Bands at Rabun County High School in Tiger, GA. Matt’s in demand as a clinician and adjudicator at marching and concert band events across the state and an active membership of the Georgia Music Educators’ Association. We sat down together in the band room at Rabun County High to discuss his career and the philosophy he brings to his students, as well as his direct impact on my own family. I'd like to thank Rabunshire Media,...

Duration:00:43:54

Managing Director of Synthax Mathias von Heydekampf

4/9/2020
Today we're with Mathias von Heydekampf. He’s the Managing Director of Synthax, distributing professional audio brands including RME, Ferrofish and myMix. Mathias is an audio industry veteran with time at Bose, Harman, Telex and Bosch. He's the product and a proponent of the apprenticeship concept, with some advice for the next generation moving into the world of professional audio or considering a career in international business. We sat down together at the Javits Center in New York for...

Duration:00:30:01

Music Mixer Bob Clearmountain

3/23/2020
This episode features Bob Clearmountain. He’s been mixing albums in the studio since 1972, beginning with Duke Ellington and continuing on with the likes of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and many more. We sat down together at Apogee’s booth on the show floor at AES to discuss his incredible career along with advice for aspiring studio engineers and his venture into digital plugins with Clearmountain’s Domain. I’d like to thank ProSoundWeb, Apogee and...

Duration:00:32:36

Performance and Recording Artist Queen Esther

3/22/2020
My guest for this episode is Queen Esther, she’s a vocalist, songwriter, librettist, playwright, actor and recording artist based in Harlem. We sat down together in Atlanta to discuss the life experiences of someone truly living the dream. She travels and performs internationally, sharing her special recipe of Southern charm and New York hustle with audiences around the globe. She brings some strong ideas on developing a sense of community backstage with cast and crew members. I’d like to...

Duration:01:10:19

Touring Monitor Engineer Kerrie Keyes and the Soundgirls

3/4/2020
This episode features Karrie Keyes, the executive director of SoundGirls, a non-profit organization that supports the professional sound industry with a mission of "empowering the next generation of women in audio." She’s also been the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for over 25 years. Karrie has been working as a live sound engineer since the 1980s, after Dave Rat taught her to roll a mic cable at a Black Flag concert. I sat down together with Karrie and Soundgirls Zoë...

Duration:00:26:32

Audio Consultant & Educator Merlijn Van Veen

1/4/2020
In this episode we’re speaking with Merlijn Van Veen. He’s an audio consultant and educator currently serving as the Senior Technical Support and Education Specialist for Meyer Sound. Merlijn’s passion for sound system technology has led him to develop his own educational materials including the Subwoofer Array Designer which has been downloaded thousands of times and featured in Live Sound International Magazine. We sat down together at Meyer Sound’s booth at AES between demo sessions to...

Duration:00:23:20

"Blemishes" - Garrison Matlock with Paizley Matlock

12/24/2019
This is an original song written and performed by my son Garrison Matlock with accompanying vocals by my daughter Paizley Matlock. We're testing out some applications for recording with the Zoom H6 beyond podcasting this week. This was captured with the XY microphone head and onboard preamps. It's part of my kit for mobile podcasting and I'm pretty impressed. The song, though... that's epic. I'm the recording and mix engineer, but the H6 did the heavy lifting. For a song written, recorded...

Duration:00:02:36

Recording Studio Designer & Architect John Storyk

12/10/2019
This episode features John Storyk, he’s an architect and acoustician, as well as a founding partner of Walters Storyk Design Group. John’s been providing design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since his 1969 design of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios. John offers quite a bit of insight for career advancement after 50 years in the industry and brings a fatherly passion for mentoring the next generation. I’d like to thank...

Duration:00:38:14

Audio Educator & Engineer Dan Fox

11/27/2019
Today I’m talking with Dan Fox. He’s an audio educator and engineer who also works with the Life Is Good “Ping Podcast.” Dan operates Wondersmith Audio, providing studio recording services for both music and voice artists. Dan has some tremendous insight and wisdom for the student considering the pro audio career path, along with some suggestions for how to do it the right way. I’d like to thank ProSoundWeb, AES and iZotope’s RX software for helping make this episode possible. Now let’s...

Duration:00:50:43

FOH Engineer, System Tech & Technical Editor Michael Lawrence

11/15/2019
In this episode we're talking with Michael Lawrence. He’s a professional front of house engineer, audio system tech and the owner of Precision Audio Services. Michael is part of the ProSoundWeb crew serving as the technical editor for both ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International magazine, as well as the co-host for the Signal to Noise podcast with Kyle Churnside. This episode of the Working Your Way Up podcast was captured at the 2019 AES Convention in New York. I’d like to thank...

Duration:00:34:39

Audio Visual Project Manager Brandon Smith

10/28/2019
For today’s episode, we’re talking with Brandon Smith, an Audio Visual Project manager from Cincinnati, OH. Brandon is an energetic guy with a passion for audio, music and production. He loves what he does and carries a reputation for excellence in every system or event he works on. I'd like to thank ProSoundWeb, WFX and Live Sound International magazine for helping make series 2 of Working Your Way Up possible. Now let's hear from Brandon Smith at the LSI Loudspeaker Demo at WFX 2019 in...

Duration:00:49:17

Assistant Professor of Music Industry Gabe Herman

10/23/2019
Today's episode features Gabe Herman, a music producer, audio engineer, sound designer, educator and the Assistant Professor of Music Industry at The Hartt School. Gabe owns and operates AudioGabriel, a production company that focuses on creative, new works with performing artists from around the world. I’d like to thank ProSoundWeb, Live Sound International, The Audio Engineering Society and The National Association of Broadcasters for helping make the Working Your Way Up podcast possible....

Duration:01:01:56

Freelance Audio Engineer & Musician Nicholas Radina

9/27/2019
Today we're with Nicholas Radina, a freelance audio engineer, educator, writer and musician from Cincinnati, OH. His latest project is SoundNerdsUnite.org, a website offering resources and training for aspiring audio engineers. Nicholas has a passion for music as well as the systems used to support live concerts and performances. I'd like to thank ProSoundWeb, WFX and Live Sound International magazine for helping make series 2 of Working Your Way Up possible. Now let's hear from Nicholas at...

Duration:00:36:39

Walking the show floor at Summer NAMM 2019

7/26/2019
This time around, we’re doing something a little different. This episode from series one was captured from the show floor at Summer NAMM 2019. We’re going to take a walk around and speak with Chalise Zolezzi, the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for NAMM. We’re also going to dip inside a Whisper Room to talk with Trevor Nicely about how their product made two critical interviews possible despite the noise outside. Your host is Erik Matlock, senior editor of ProSoundWeb.com and...

Duration:00:09:11

Touring Monitor Engineer Mark Frink

7/26/2019
Series One of WYWU was captured at the 2019 NAMM Show in Nashville. In this episode we hear from Mark Frink, a touring sound engineer who has mixed monitors for numerous top artists including kd Lang, Dr John, Tony Bennett and many more. Mark has a personal preference for the monitor position and quite a bit of advice for the aspiring audio engineer considering a career on monitor beach. Your host is Erik Matlock, senior editor of ProSoundWeb.com and Live Sound International...

Duration:00:37:56

Recording Studio Owner Sean Giovanni (The Record Shop in Nashville)

7/26/2019
Series One of WYWU was captured at the 2019 NAMM Show in Nashville. In this episode we hear from Sean Giovanni, the owner of The Record Shop recording studio in Nashville. Sean showed up in town at the age of 19 with ambitions of finding a studio job that never happened. Today his vision is much larger and he hopes to impart a bit of hard-earned wisdom into the next generation of aspiring engineers. Your host is Erik Matlock, senior editor of ProSoundWeb.com and Live Sound International...

Duration:00:25:02