May 20, 2020
On this Patreon-funded bonus episode, Kirk is joined by Dallas Taylor, sound designer and host of the fabulous sound-focused podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz.
The two of them talk about what makes a great recording, the ineffable energy of live music, the history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, album mastering and the "Loudness Wars" of the 1980s and 90s, how music can take you back to certain times in your life, and the merits of listening to albums on vinyl. They also nerd out pretty hard about Hamilton.
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It really is a great podcast, and if you like Strong Songs you will almost certainly like it, too. You can find the show on all podcast platforms and on its website, https://www.20k.org/.
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MAY 2020 WHOLE NOTE PATRONS
Craig J Covell
Jeanneret Manning Family Four
MAY 2020 HALF NOTE PATRONS
Cyrus N. White
Elliot Jay O'Neill
John and Sharon Stenglein
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Nate from Kalamazoo
Steven Craig Maron