Sep 17, 2020
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Sennheiser Pro Talk: Learning From Professionals


In the music industry, there is no classic right and wrong. That’s why we aim to share experiences and knowledge of people who work in the industry – just like our friends from Sennheiser do with their award-winning Pro Talk Series. Designed to serve as a valuable resource for aspiring engineers, producers and audio enthusiasts, the series focuses on the journeys of the world’s leading audio professionals and their expert advice for a path to success. In 2018 the Pro Talk Series won a TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Audio Education Technology category.

Here you can watch all our episodes of Pro Talk Season 3.

How to Do It All Yourself As A Band

The independent metal band OUR LAST NIGHT has made quite a name for themselves by uploading Pop music covers to platforms like YouTube and Spotify, gaining millions of views and followers during the process. The US-American band has taken a rather unconventional approach with regard to today’s music industry, doing everything from music and video production to booking tours and selling merch, all in-house. They are their own Management, Label and Publisher. In this Sennheiser Pro Talk, take a look at their studio just outside of Nashville.

Sennheiser Pro Talk: Band On StageWatch Pro Talk

Lessons Learned From Backstreet Boys Live-Sound

James McCullagh has been touring with the Backstreet Boys as a FOH engineer for seven years straight. In this Sennheiser Pro Talk about the optimal live sound, you’ll learn what the music business looks like behind the scenes from the perspective of a technician. Imagine getting a call from the Backstreet Boys management asking if you want to join the tour in China tomorrow.

Macht den Backstreet Boys Live-Sound: James McCullaghWatch Pro Talk

How to Shoot the Story of A Great Song

GemsOnVHS is much more than an ongoing archive of folk music focused on acoustic, unplugged and off-stage performance videos by a variety of musicians. This YouTube channel is a collection of field recordings telling the stories and showcasing the songs of the 21st century. This Sennheiser Pro Talk discusses the power of a really good song and how it affects people with the creator and director of GemsOnVHS, Anthony Simpkins.

Geiger an der KüsteWatch Pro Talk

Making Friends In Germano Studios New York

How are artists motivated to come in and want to make records in Germano Studios? What turns the guys that work for Troy Germano into incredible sound engineers? And which of the hundreds of gold and platinum records on the walls of the long hallway is the one that visitors look at most? This Sennheiser Pro Talk is about the recording studio as a perfect ecosystem for your music and the importance of fun and friendship.

Goldene Schallplatten an der Wand der Germano StudiosWatch Pro Talk

How to Embrace Vocals As An Instrument

NORMA JEAN and HUNDRED SUNS vocalist Cory Brandan tells the story of how he came to be the frontman for two of today’s metal scene’s most popular bands. His theory: People who love singing and go to karaoke bars might be the happiest people in the world. In this Sennheiser Pro Talk you get advice in navigating the music industry, what DIY is about, why mistakes are cool and that you shouldn’t get involved in the discussions of your Facebook fans. Finally, you learn about embracing vocals as an instrument and what could happen when the right call came at the right time.

Cory Brendan on stage: Embrace vocals as an instrumentWatch Pro Talk

“Something Big Is Getting Ready to Happen”

In this Sennheiser Pro Talk you learn more about the advantages of underground parking, wood, programming drums and having a dad who is familiar with sophisticated sounds. Grammy-nominated musician, producer and studio owner, Michael Marquart has recorded many notable artists, including Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. He is presenting his studios and reveals to you what kind of development is getting ready to happen.

Michael Marquart: untergehendes Schiff hinter MusikerWatch Pro Talk

Granny Dealt In Hip Hop Records

The Jazzanova Recording Studios in the middle of Berlin belong to Axel Reinemer. In this Sennheiser Pro Talk, the GDR-grown-up producer talks about his lifelong love for music, the beginnings of the Jazzanova producer and DJ collective, working with Jason Derulo, Rihanna and Lorde, and how his grandmother smuggled hip hop records to the East. He also has some good tips for producers and artists.

Sennheiser Pro Talk: Axel Reinemer & the Jazzanova Record StudioWatch Pro Talk

Learn to Listen With Skywalker Sound’s Leslie Ann Jones

In this Sennheiser Pro Talk, you get to know Leslie Ann Jones – a woman who actually wanted to be a guitarist in a rock band and became Director of Music & Recording at Skywalker Sound. From Star Wars to Simon & Garfunkel to Black Panther or Apocalypse Now, the daughter of musical satirist Spike Jones and singer/actress Helen Grayco has worked with some of the most talented and well-respected individuals the industry has to offer. And some good advice for young people in the music industry.

Learn to Listen With Leslie Ann Jones from Skywalker SoundWatch Pro Talk


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