Scott Andrew

Gnarled JavaScript warlock, musician, '80s D&D nerd, and cartoonist.

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This is an archived blog post that was posted on May 22, 2012.

Me on the Functional Nerds podcast

I'd like to thank sci-fi songwriter John Anealio and author Patrick Hester for having me on their Functional Nerds podcast to talk about home recording and potentially totally ruin the good thing they have going with my fevered stutterings about home recording gear, the importance of finishing the song first, and when to be nitpicky vs. when to release the darn thing.

Also, I wasn't kidding about the pure terror, gosh I wish I could just relax and toss insightful witticisms back and forth with practiced ease.

Here's some post-show errata and links to stuff mentioned in the episode:

There's also a bunch of stuff we didn't talk about, such as: headphone mixing vs. using monitors, "mastering" for earbuds, the challenge of recording in bedrooms, the George Lucas-y benefits of being able to retcon your own songs, etc. that probably would have been cool to cover but I probably would have talked for another two hours. But the takeaway, as Patrick mentions about halfway through, is this stuff is out there now, for any and all comers to try their hand at making recordings. So get to it!