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Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.

Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.
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Producer/audio engineer/professional guitarist, Jake Jones and award winning producer/audio engineer, Robert Venable bring in legendary guests to pull back the curtain and give you a peek into the behind the scenes operation that keeps the music industry running like a well oiled machine. Is that machine starting to break down? Listen and decide for yourself.

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English


Episodes

S2 Ep:3 It's Only Music, Baby... But Not Really

10/15/2018
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If you have ears that an hear, then you've heard music. Even typing that feels ridiculous. We take our ability to hear and enjoy music for granted every day. But you may be SHOCKED to know how, insanely, complex our brains have to be just to simply hear music and recognize it as... music. Robert and Jake will take you through just a few of the reasons why this fascinating ability is one of the most incredible and intriguing things that make us uniquely human. Go to...

Duration:00:56:57

S2 Ep:2 But Where Do Song Babies Come From?

10/8/2018
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It is LITERALLY the MOST important piece of the ENTIRE music industry! THE SONG! You may think it's as simple as sitting down and writing out your thoughts with a clever rhyme and a nifty melody, but in today's world, that couldn't be further from the truth! Songs come in all shapes and sizes, but the most successful ones, the one's you and I know, follow a tried and true formula that almost guarantees its success! Join Jake and Robert as they sit down with famed grammy winning songwriter...

Duration:01:59:23

S2 Ep:1 Autotune: It's Not A Tuna!

10/1/2018
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It's become synonymous with the rapper T-Pain. Used in over 90% of all popular music today. It's used to make parodies of the news, and has been protested by some of the biggest names in the biz. Producers and engineers have been trying to figure out how to do it well for over 70 years! We're talking about Autotune. But do you know how it actually works? What about it's history and origin? Robert and Jake take you behind the scenes of one of the industries most loved and hated tools for...

Duration:00:54:32

Ep:35 *BONUS EPISODE* I Hear Voices...

7/16/2018
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Almost all of us enjoy movies or television of some kind, and most are aware that there was a time when films were silent. But do you know why? The ability to record sound was invented before film, however, it was the ability to syncronize the audio and visual elements together that perplexed inventors and innovators for decades. Something so simple that even our phones and do it with no second thought. Robert and Jake sit down with post production engineer, Casey Barker, to learn about a...

Duration:01:09:42

Ep:34 Who's Your Daddy?... And Why It Matters.

5/9/2018
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Some of the biggest music stars of our day may have had more than just a "lucky break" to thank for their stardom. The word is "Nepotism". And it may very well be the reason we know names like Lenny Kravitz and Lady Gaga. Jake and Robert reveal how some of the world's biggest rock and pop stars may have mom and/or dad to thank for their fame. Become an exclusive Turned Up Patron! Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Spotify Stitcher...

Duration:01:06:41

Ep:33 The "CHRISTIAN" Music Industry? Pt.2

4/30/2018
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Pt.2 - Maybe you've never heard of it. Maybe it's all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin Forshaw, as they talk about the ins and outs of what it means to be a "Christian" musician, and how that affects sales, touring, awards, perception, and success. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and...

Duration:00:46:31

Ep:32 The "CHRISTIAN" Music Industry? Pt.1

4/23/2018
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Maybe you've never heard of it. Maybe it's all you listen to. Christian music has been making waves in the industry for over 30 years and its plight is a curious one. This week, Jake and Robert are joined by a special guest and bandmate, Justin Forshaw, as they talk about the ins and outs of what it means to be a "Christian" musician, and how that affects sales, touring, awards, perception, and success. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and review: iTunes...

Duration:00:45:56

Ep:31 What Even Is A Record Label Anyway?

4/2/2018
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We've heard them talked about. The coveted "record deal"! In this episode, Robert and Jake unpack what a record label actually is and what their role is in the music industry throughout history as well as today. You may be surprised. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Spotify Stitcher Radio PodBean Twitter: @TurnedUpPodcast Instagram: @TurnedUpPodcast Facebook: /TurnedUpPodcast Can O' Tambos

Duration:01:14:56

Ep:30 Fun Fact! (CRAZY)

3/26/2018
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An unbelievable list of facts surrounding some of the most legendary artists to ever live! Jake and Robert spill some crazy and truly fun facts! It also doesn't hurt that Robert is tripping on cold medicine... Check out the list we referenced on Priximus! Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Spotify Stitcher Radio PodBean Twitter: @TurnedUpPodcast Instagram: @TurnedUpPodcast Facebook: /TurnedUpPodcast Can O' Tambos

Duration:00:52:42

Ep:29 The Voice?

3/19/2018
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American Idol, The X Factor, America's Got Talent, The Voice... Chances are, you've seen at least one of these talent competitions. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make it all happen? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder if this is rigged..." In this episode, Jake and Robert uncover some heavy truths about America's #1 reality singing competition, The Voice. Speaking with current and previous contestants of the hit TV show, as well as an anonymous source who...

Duration:01:19:59

Ep:28 Analog vs Digital... FIGHT!

3/12/2018
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Fight to the DEATH! Which is better??? More importantly, WHY?! In this episode of #TurnedUp, Jake and Robert break it down to the nitty gritty on the differences between analog and digital mediums, as well as the recording processes and why one of them may or may not be better than the other. They are joined by, guest, Jake Richards; singer and songwriter from the land of enchantment, New Mexico. Listen to the referenced audio clips HERE to hear the difference in audio quality between...

Duration:01:08:50

Ep:28 Analog vs Digital… FIGHT!

3/12/2018
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Fight to the DEATH! Which is better??? More importantly, WHY?! In this episode of #TurnedUp, Jake and Robert break it down to the nitty gritty on the differences between analog and digital mediums, as well as the recording processes and why one of them may or may not be better than the other. They are joined by, guest, Jake Richards; singer and songwriter from the land of enchantment, New Mexico. Listen to the referenced audio clips HERE to hear the difference in audio quality between...

Duration:01:08:50

Ep:27 CDs Are Dead!... Right? Pt.2

3/5/2018
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If you haven't heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, "$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly." Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:58:14

Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.2

3/5/2018
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If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, “$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly.” Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:59:13

Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!... Right? Pt.1

2/26/2018
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If you haven't heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, "$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly." Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:37:14

Ep:26 CDs Are Dead!… Right? Pt.1

2/26/2018
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If you haven’t heard the news, CDs are out. With stores removing CDs from shelves, auto manufacturers taking players out of cars, and computers dropping disk drives altogether as well as streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Music, the days of popping a disc in the player are reaching an end. Or are they? Jake and Robert take you through time as they uncover the birth of recorded sound all the way into the modern, “$10/mo will get you any song on earth instantly.” Should CDs live? Or...

Duration:00:37:14

Ep:25 Kayfabe - What Do You Mean It's Not Real?

2/19/2018
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So, at this point in the game, we all know that there's a lot of funny business going on in the music "business". Players aren't really playing, singers arent really singing.... but do we really care? Kayfabe: "The suspension of disbelief." And does that have anything to do with the level of success of an artist, at all? Robert and Jake sit down with Jeff Jones (muician, singer, songwriter, really really old dude, and Jake's brother) and discuss why record labels and Grammy awards may truly...

Duration:00:58:30

Ep:25 Kayfabe - What Do You Mean It’s Not Real?

2/19/2018
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So, at this point in the game, we all know that there’s a lot of funny business going on in the music “business”. Players aren’t really playing, singers arent really singing…. but do we really care? Kayfabe: “The suspension of disbelief.” And does that have anything to do with the level of success of an artist, at all? Robert and Jake sit down with Jeff Jones (muician, singer, songwriter, really really old dude, and Jake’s brother) and discuss why record labels and Grammy awards may truly...

Duration:00:58:30

Ep:24 You Got Your Band Name WHERE?!

2/12/2018
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When we hear names like AC/DC or Led Zepplin, we all have a certain song or image that comes to mind. Have you ever stopped to think about where some of our favorite bands got there names? You will be surprised at how cool, and in some cases, how UN-cool their origins are. Robert and Jake take you back to the humble beginnings of some of the worlds biggest musical icons. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and review: iTunes Podcast Stitcher...

Duration:01:19:57

Ep:23 Super Bowl - Halftime Laugh Time

2/5/2018
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We associate halftime shows with the latest and greatest artists of the day, performing their hearts out to hundreds of millions of fans, worldwide. But the Super Bowl halftime has QUITE the humble beginning. Dive in with Jake and Robert and hear how a military jetpack experiment found it's place, smack in the middle of the biggest game of the year, and why it just doesn't make sense to plug your instruments in on stage. Please be sure to listen and subscribe! And don't forget to rate and...

Duration:00:40:58