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Creating An AI Mastering Platform & Tools For The Modern Artist W/ Jay Maas

Creating An AI Mastering Platform & Tools For The Modern Artist W/ Jay Maas

July 7, 2020
E65:
 
Every creative has technology waves that go through it at different speeds. We have seen AI and Machine Learning creeping into all the things we do but now it’s here in audio in a real way. In this episode we speak to Jay Maas engineer at Jay Maas recordings behind bands like Defeater, Bane, Transit, Title Fight, State Champs, Foreign Tongues, and on and on. Jay is also co-founder of Maastr an online AI based mastering software.
 
For those that don’t do music that tune in, no doubt we speak music here but there’s something in this for everyone here. We talk about what it’s like to scale from a one:one business i.e. doing work for output to creating a software or other means that changes how you work through your day and how much impact you can have on others. Thanks for joining us!
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Being controversial
  • Eat your own lunch
  • Removing pain
  • AI in every industry
  • Limiting friction to create
  • Tools for artists
  • Blurred lines
  • Accessibility of technology
  • Reverse engineering your actions
  • Human emotion
  • Efficiencies
  • Client, the art, the product, and the relationship
Quotes
 
“ People rode horses for a really long time and there’s still a lot of money in riding horses. Anytime you try to get someone to ride a model T they say what do you mean I want to ride my horse.” - Jay Maas
 
“ It never has a bad day, it’s never tired, it’s like taking the summation of all my best ideas and moments and making them into a concrete platform that you can utilize way, way faster than I could ever master personally and you can do it infinitely.” - Jay Maas
 
“No one wants anymore barriers between where they’re at and where they want to be, I try to find the most direct path there.” - Jay Maas
 
 
Jay’s Links:
 
Master Your Stuff W/ Jay’s AI! Maastr
 
Jay’s Studio Site
 
Jay’s Recommended Resources
Jay’s View On Life (mind blown!)
Optimistic Nihilism
 
 
Waking Up From Work Podcast Links
 
Website
 
Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)
 
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok
@davewakeup
 
Facebook Community to connect to creatives
 
Email
 
Youtube Channel
 
For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
 
Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing
Running Your First Marathon W/ Dave Swillum

Running Your First Marathon W/ Dave Swillum

June 30, 2020

E64:

This year I decided one of my 2020 goals was to run my first marathon. I scheduled the earliest one I could find in NH and booked it without knowing how I would train to get myself there never running more than 3 miles. COVID hit and canceled my marathon until next year but I wrote the goal this year. I decided to run it with my friend Nadine who has been helping me train from the beginning and we made it happen running from Portsmouth, NH to Wells, ME. We were pumped to raise about 2k for charities and was able to prove to myself that when I am passionate about a goal and set a date I will find out how it’s going to happen in the given amount of time no matter what.

I don’t think a marathon is for everyone and encourage you to find what that is for you. But I think everyone can benefit from training or working towards something that SEEMS impossible but once it’s set you figure out how it WILL happen. Let’s talk on E64

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • What is it like to train for a marathon?
  • How can training help me?
  • Year goals
  • Set a date, make it happen
  • Getting rid of bad energy
  • Mental health
  • Accountability
  • Trust your gut!
  • If you want it, you can have it, think therefore I am
  • Stretch goal
  • Give yourself the win

 

Quotes

 

“If I wrote something down as a goal, it’s happening.” - Dave Swillum

 

“Sometimes you have no idea how something is possible at all, but you have to actually know it’s going to happen. Not in a way where you doubt yourself saying it’s going to happen, but in a way where your gut trusts its possible even if you don’t know how yet.” - Dave Swillum

 

Dave’s Recommended Book


Think & Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

https://amzn.to/2YO9UdX

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

 

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

 

Life Long Race & Housing Pressures W/ Sarah Wrightsman

Life Long Race & Housing Pressures W/ Sarah Wrightsman

June 23, 2020

E63:

Sarah is the other half of the Creative Guts Podcast. We spoke to Laura last week and wanted to get the other piece of the picture by speaking with Sarah and what makes her great. Sarah is passionate about work force housing working on the frontlines in NH to help keep people in the state and help them with the overhead living we face here and is a multifaceted creative.

Sarah I and hang out and talk on what it’s like to get into your more creative side later in life, finding your creative abilities in everything you’ve done before, judgement and running your race and enjoying it. We also talk on overhead pressures economically and housing on millennials growing up going after what they want.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Gut reaction

  • “Baby Deer Mode Creative”

  • Functional Background

  • Not racing towards success

  • Enjoy the time

  • Alternative living

  • What needs to be done?

  • Housing and economic pressures

 

Quotes

 

“ I think it’s going to be this life long race where I enjoy the process forever instead of thinking I can’t wait to be good enough or try to spring to being good.” - Sarah Wrightsman

 

“ Pick up an art, it doesn’t even matter what it is, pick up anything. Don’t even learn it to be great at it, just learn it to learn it.” - Sarah Wrightsman

 

Sarah Wrightsman & The Creative Gut’s Podcast Links

 
Creative Gut’s Podcast Website
 

https://www.creativegutspodcast.com/

 

IG @creativegutspodcast 

 

Workforce Housing Coalition

www.seacoastwhc.org

 

Stay Work Play - Sarah

https://stayworkplay.org/blog/author/sarah/

 

Sarah’s Recommended Resources

 

Stay Work Play NH

https://stayworkplay.org/

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

  

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

Wait How Many Creatives? Managing All Your Creative Paths W/ Laura Harper Lake of Creative Guts Podcast

Wait How Many Creatives? Managing All Your Creative Paths W/ Laura Harper Lake of Creative Guts Podcast

June 16, 2020
E62:
 
Welcome back! This week is another podcast cross pollination! We speak with Laura Harper Lake of Artful Harper Studios and Creative Gut’s Podcast. After having the opportunity to be on Laura podcast I really wanted to grab some of their spirit and chatter to bring back here. Laura does MANY physical and digital art forms and music as well. She is as creative as they come. By day Laura works with businesses to help them design their websites and branding for a NH non-profit and by night she works to create in all other capacities under her own name and business.
 
Today we talk on doing multiple creatives and interests and what that means. We speak on the meaning behind having creative guts and needing to do what you are meant to do in those means. Lot’s of goodies in this episode for any creative looking to do what they love around the clock and maybe being too much like Laura in I doing 1 million things at once because you love to.
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Jack of all trades, master of none?
  • Primary creative
  • Digital v Physical
  • In the moment v planned
  • Still putting yourself out there
  • Different creatives and common pieces
  • Best at the craft or best in general?
  • Side quests
  • Refresh
  • Distraction or pursuing new paths?
  • Know your bandwidth
 
Quotes
 
“ It’s scary being a creative and putting yourself out there.” - Laura Harper Lake
 
 
“The more we connect, the more peace there will be” - Laura Harper Lake
 
 
“ I don’t think that I’m the best audio engineer, I don’t think I’ll ever be, and the reason is because quite frankly I don’t think thats the point. If I’m the best audio engineer in the entire planet but I can’t relate or get the emotion out of an artist, or work with them to get the right thing then does it matter?” - Host Dave Swillum
 
 
Laura Harper Lake & The Creative Gut’s Podcast Links
 
Artful Harper Studios
 
IG @artfulharper
 
Creative Gut’s Podcast Website
 
IG @creativegutspodcast
 
Laura’s Recommended Resources
 
Loish (Artist that inspires Laura)
IG @Loisvb
 
RPM Challenge
 
Stay Work Play NH
 
 
Waking Up From Work Podcast Links
 
Website
 
Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)
 
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok
@davewakeup
 
Facebook Community to connect to creatives
 
Email
 
Youtube Channel
 
For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
 
Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing
 
Where Business & Creative Collides: How Bad Do YOU Want It & Why W/ Sean Giovanni of The Record Shop

Where Business & Creative Collides: How Bad Do YOU Want It & Why W/ Sean Giovanni of The Record Shop

June 9, 2020

E61:

 

Welcome back to the podcast! This week Dave connects with sonic story teller Sean Giovanni aka Giovanni aka Gio. Sean is the founder of The Record Shop in Nashville, TN and has worked with artists like John Legend, Big & Rich, Tim McGraw, Zakk Wylde, The Wallflowers, and Juicy J. If you aren’t an audio nerd like Dave no problem. The guys go deep into the intersection of business and creative and how to manage it.

 

Sean brings great info on managing a schedule, getting clear on your why and putting steps in to place to do it. We discuss not distracting while not ruling out opportunity and some of the goods and bads behind being a creative and how to make them work for you.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Making a living writing and recording music
  • Making decisions young
  • The process
  • The value of a relationship over just a network
  • Bring value, support each other
  • If there aren’t extra positions, it doesn’t mean there isn’t opportunity
  • Creatives Can do a lot, but SHOULD they do it all?
  • Don’t diversify just because you can
  • How bad do you want to be successful?   

 

Quotes

 

“ The really great opportunities started to come when I was able to clearly articulate what it was that I intended for my career, what I was going after, and what my skill sets were. Initially when I was starting to apply for internships or jobs one of the big reasons why I didn’t get a lot of responses back was because I sent the same email to that studio manager that dozens did everyday.” - Sean Giovanni

 

“ We’re not supposed to be the person that’s just willing to do everything even though YOU SHOULD be willing to do everything, you don’t want to lead with that.” - Sean Giovanni

 

“Don’t follow the money and do things that are a revenue stream that you see opportunity for money in. Anyone in that headspace of an entrepreneur or creative has that ability to create new ways thats what we are good at but if you do it and follow it you may find yourself in a spot where it’s really hard to do the right things because your heart isn’t in it. If you go all in on what you love in a smart way there is a way to make money there and you will stay your authentic self in the space.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Sean Giovanni & The Record Shop Links & Resources

 

Sean’s Links

www.therecordshopnashville.com

 

IG

@therecordshop

 

FB

@therecordshopstudios

 

Business Creative Help From Sean

www.mindmaptribe.com

 

Seans Recommended Resources

For Everyone

By Jason Reynolds

https://amzn.to/3f5ohQi


The War of Art

https://amzn.to/3dOK66u

 

Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

https://amzn.to/2AecujC

 

Fearless Motivation Spotify Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6EF56fuiUgN2GOMVZIiXpq

 

Speakers Sean Loves!


Eric Thomas

https://etinspires.com/home

 

 

Les Brown

https://lesbrown.com/

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

 

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

 

A Community Of Women Entrepreneurs & Navigating A Relationship Owning A Business W/ Emily Aborn

A Community Of Women Entrepreneurs & Navigating A Relationship Owning A Business W/ Emily Aborn

June 2, 2020

E60:

Going after your dreams can be lonely, hard on your relationships, and expedites large changes in life. Today we are joined by Emily Aborn host of the She Built This Podcast and founder of the She Built This community working with women entrepreneurs around NH to share their stories.

We go through navigating a relationship when both partners are business owners, changing when the business you started isn’t what you thought or wanted, and building a network of people you can vent to and learn from if you don’t feel like you have a circle of who you need to discuss in depth.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Creating an event, facebook group, and podcast
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Loneliness of entrepreneurship
  • Networking to find your place
  • Using your content strengths
  • Not limiting ourselves by plans set
  • Always room to change what you do
  • Owning a business isn’t a dream if you don’t enjoy it
  • Feedback as couples in businesses
  • Combined firepower as a couple
  • Entrepreneurs parents and family
  • Use your gut

 

Quotes

 

“ I felt like I was really doing this whole entrepreneur thing completely alone. I would get up everyday, go to the store, come home, get up everyday, go to the store go home. That’s not what I thought being an entrepreneur was like, I thought you were in this thing all of you together and supporting one another.” - Emily Aborn

 

“ We were both in the same business but it was like we were speaking different languages because we were experiencing such different aspects of the business.” - Emily Aborn

 

“This desire has been in me since I was a little kid, it’s just this constant tapping on my shoulder that I cannot make go away.” - Emily Aborn

 

Emily Aborn & The She Built This Podcast Links

 

Website

www.shebuiltthis.org

 

The Gram!

@shebuiltthisnh

 

Emily’s Recommended Resources

The Big Leap

https://amzn.to/2zDgr1h

 

Atomic Habits

https://amzn.to/3ciLi0h

 

Living Forward

https://amzn.to/3ciLi0h

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

 

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

Online Music Festivals Keeping The Scene W/ Granite State Online Music Festival’s Curtis Arnett

Online Music Festivals Keeping The Scene W/ Granite State Online Music Festival’s Curtis Arnett

May 26, 2020
E59:
 
Every community has worked to find it’s own way to keep connected, keeping creating, and keep supporting each other through these times. The music industry certainly isn’t any different. I had the opportunity to live stream with my band on social an on a few online music festivals and really saw the power of the continued connection with you local scene, continuing to find a way to do what we love, and engage with fans when they need us just as much as we need them.
 
Today I spoke with with Curtis Arnett Concord, NH local musician that has always had a positive impact on our local music scene, well known playing with so many groups so often. Curtis started the Granite State Online Music festival so we chat on the impact that has had, what it looks like heading into the future and how musicians and music scene can connect with these events.
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Playing to your strengths
  • Organization to a project or event
  • Forming new norm spaces for the same industries and creatives
  • Starting an online music festival and streaming your shows
  • Timing to make new ways when things
  • The good in technology
  • Technology in fields that were behind
  • Tools for DIY artists in the new age
  • Community
  • Charity and giving
 
Quotes
 
“We’ve had zoom, we’ve had skype, we’ve had the ability to do all these things for years, now all of the sudden when we have to use these things we are catapulted into this thing, I don’t think its coming back the same way.” - Host Dave Swillum
 
 
“ I believe live music will be one of the last things to return to pre-pandemic” - Curtis Arnett
 
 
“I’ve seen people I would never imagine doing a Skype call or doing something that wouldn’t normally, people have adapted already a few weeks into this thing, technology that was foreign to a lot of people has been normalized in a lot of ways. That’s really exciting when you consider local music is very DIY right now. It’s another technology that helps that.” - Curtis Arnett
 
 
“There’s no true replacement for being at a live event. That said, there’s a lot of cool stuff you can do with live streaming and digital media to create an entertaining fulfilling experience.” - Curtis Arnett
 
 
Curtis & Granite State Online Music Festival Links
 
 
Granite State Online Music Festival
 
 
Curtis’s Bands & Affiliations
 
Bosey Joe
 
Trunk Of Funk
 
Zooo Crew
 
Senie Hunt
 
 
Waking Up From Work Podcast Links
 
Website
 
Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)
 
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok
@davewakeup
 
Facebook Community to connect to creatives
 
Email
 
Youtube Channel
 
For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
 
Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing
 
Life As A “Professional Music Fan” W/ Rock n Roll Radio Legend Lou Brutus

Life As A “Professional Music Fan” W/ Rock n Roll Radio Legend Lou Brutus

May 19, 2020
E58:
 
What’s it like to live in rock n roll 24/7? There isn’t anyone else out there that knows more rock and metal artists on a first name basis and entered the behind the scenes of their life than Lou Brutus. Lou just came out with his first book about his life experiences over the past 24 years as a radio personality on his nationally syndicated radio show Harddrive with Lou Brutus.
 
We talk on what it’s like to run into all these artists and be a radio personality. Lou talks about what just being nice can do and how it has played a major role in his career getting the best interviews. The stories are hilarious and the rock n roll life is very near and dear to my heart. Check out our conversation.
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Rock n roll life
  • What happens behind the scenes?
  • Life as a radio personality
  • Authenticity
  • Being Nice
  • Never know who you are talking to
  • Be the pointer
  • What’s your role?
Quotes
 
“I just get up every day, scarf down a bunch of black coffee, blast some loud music and try to get a lot of shit done.” - Lou Brutus
 
“ I think right now is the best time for authentic speak.” - Host Dave Swillum
 
“ If you walk in and treat everyone well it will pay back in dividends that you don’t even realize.” - Lou Brutus
 
Lou’s Links
 
Website
 
Lou’s Book!
https://amzn.to/3dWCBde
 
 
Waking Up From Work Podcast Links
 
Website
 
Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)
 
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok
@davewakeup
 
Facebook Community to connect to creatives
 
Email
 
Youtube Channel
 
For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
 
Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing
You’re Fired! What To Do When Or If It Happens W/ Dave & Ryan

You’re Fired! What To Do When Or If It Happens W/ Dave & Ryan

May 12, 2020

E57: You're Fired! What To Do When Or If It Happens W/ Dave & Ryan

Many people are hurting out there, losing their jobs, losing their pay, and even losing everything. I wanted to share my story of getting fired to give some hope, tips, and stories that might help some people feel better when or if it happens to know what to expect.

We usually don’t plan to get fired, and if your anything like me it’s never happened before and I was honestly surprised I was ever in a situation where it could happen but it did. I’m happy and proud that it happened so much so that I framed the termination letter and have it on the wall behind my mixing desk to remind me everyday. Here’s the story and what I learned from the experience.

Remember:

  1. Nothing is permanent or guaranteed

  2. Everyone can and will lose sometimes

  3. No one is owed anything

  4. Everything happens for a reason.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Unrealistic expectations

  • Unexpected pay decreases

  • Surviving toxic work places

  • What it’s like to get fired

  • Mindset

  • Plans change

  • Reacting

  • Relief vs the situation

  • Stages of anxiety and expectations

  • Routine

  • Unemployable

Quotes

 

“I started waking up at the same time and putting on a full suit so I felt like what I was doing was important and I had structure to it. I had to sit there and do shit, because I had to.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“That low of things I had never experienced before has made it so now I absolutely love and appreciate everything in my life.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“I’m unemployable in some ways.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

 

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

Mind Blown: Expanding The Size Of The Tank We Swim In W/ Ryan & Dave

Mind Blown: Expanding The Size Of The Tank We Swim In W/ Ryan & Dave

May 4, 2020

E56:

There are cycles in everything in life including when we have our mind opened and closed. Today we talk on some recent encounters and moments in our lives when our universe got BIGGER. When we put ourselves into learning environments and situations that expand what we know or understand is possible we encourage more growth periods.

Today Ryan speaks on a recent webinar that expanded his universe in professional VO and Dave talks on some times when mentors blew his mind for audio to challenge him to get better. As creatives we all need non-bias external voices to not only encourage but force growth in our lives.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • That feeling
  • Those moments with larger fish
  • Challenging yourself or new growth
  • The world always gets bigger
  • Taking critique in stride
  • Depth from professionals
  • Getting professional opinion
  • Process of refinement
  • Always get hungry
  • The feeling comes in cycles

 

Quotes

 

“ I guess it’s not something I haven’t experience before but it was that process of something you’ve seen brought even deeper.” - Co-host Ryan Carrigan

 

“ It was sobering, eye opening, and informative all at the same time, a slap in the face, it was real as fuck.” - Co-Host Ryan Carrigan

 

“ We went back and forth and I sent the same thing back around 30 to 40 more times. I thought I was done and some went 30 to 40 times more of saying you aren’t done…..” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

 

Website

www.wakingupfromwork.com

 

Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

 

Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok

@davewakeup

 

Facebook Community to connect to creatives

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/

 

Email

wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

 

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

 

For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

www.crawlspaceaudio.com

 

Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

 

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