Category Archives: Interviews

This category includes all the DIY Music interviews with experts, artists and other DIY musicians.

DIY Muso Spotlight – Jake Duffie

Our next DIY Muso Spotlight is pointed at Jake Duffie from The Underground Alliance. They are a house full of Heavy Metal loving musicians based out of Woodstock, NB, Canada. While the other three members are in a band known as MONTEITH, Jake’s main focus has been on the recording element. Let’s find out more…  Continue reading

Recording ‘Back to The Drawing Room’ – Interview with Aled Jenkins from Smokey Bastard

I’ve known the band Smokey Bastard for some time now, my old band shared a stage with them a few times, they played at my 30th Birthday party and I helped with their previous album artwork (my typography work even appears on one of their T-shirts). I have always admired their exceptional talent and musical abilities with just a mere hint of jealousy.

Now they have a brand new album out (which I’ve been listening to a lot and am loving the direction they’ve taken with it) so I took the opportunity to grill Aled Jenkins, who’s a member of the band but also a skilled sound engineer, about all the work that went into producing it.  Continue reading

Audio Mastering – Interview with Adam Matza

Adam Matza is the founder and owner of Magic Ears Mastering as well as being a talented musician and writer with a rich history in the art of sound. I recently took the opportunity to talk to him about his company and the subject of audio mastering in general. If mastering is something you’re interested in, then read on. Continue reading

Talking Acoustic Treatment – Interview with Ethan Winer

From running a professional acoustics business to playing Tchaikovsky on the electric guitar with a full orchestra, whilst writing numerous valuable articles and a book in between, Ethan Winer has a wealth of experience and insight into music and the science of audio acoustics.

I had the great privilege of being able to ask Ethan a few questions via email for the DIY Music site. If you’re interested in acoustic treatment for your home studio (or spare room!) then you may well find this very useful.  Continue reading