#85 Paulo Stagnaro-Conga Chops/Ryan Gruss-The Loop Loft
This episode features an interview with Paulo Stagnaro talking about his new educational lesson site called: Conga Chops dot Com. You can hear more background about Paulo in the first interview we did with him in Episode #4.
We also have an update with Ryan Gruss founder of The Loop Loft. You can hear more about Ryan and how he started that company in the first interview we did with him in Episode #26. That episode is the first of three in a "Setting Up Your Home Studio" series. Part Two and Part Three can be found in those hyperlinks. This update focuses on what has happened since his company has been acquired by Native Instruments.
For this week's product review.....
Here are the headphones Damon couldn't remember the name of. The Nuraphone, are headphones that customize themselves (with the help of an app) to your ear canal for optimal sound. Also talked about are the CRS (Cymbal Resonance System) out of Norway. They are like shock absorbers for your cymbal stands. They eliminate ring/hum from a cymbal when you hit it as well as eliminate the "extra jingle" from anything that is mounted to said cymbal stand.
The Iconic Recording this week is.....
The educational spotlight for this week.......
Kosa Music wants to take you to Cuba in March 3-10 2019. However, there are still some spots to go this October 23-30th 2018. If you would like to grab one of those remaining spots, email: Nadine at voyages destination dot com (email@example.com).
Also, in our educational spotlight for this week, Dave Elitch has a course called "Getting Out of Your Own Way". There is a Part One and a Part Two. You can also get both parts together in one Complete Course.
Music News this week......
Aretha Franklin was released from the hospital at the time of the recording of the podcast, but since it was posted, she has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was at home with family in Detroit. The Queen of Soul was the best. There will never be another like her. Not only was she the G.O.A.T. when it came to singing, she was also a fighter for social justice. John Mayer's Los Angeles mansion was robbed and over $200k worth of musical instruments and valuables were stolen. Here are some tips of things to think about and consider when you are planning the budget for a tour solo or with a band. Lastly, there is a new artist management for songwriters and producers the same way that artists are represented.
These two videos show you how to work with loops in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and then how to create a track. This is how other musicians can use the loops available from the Loop Loft as well as an example of some tracks that drummers and percussionists can use in building songs.
The house that Ryan and his family are currently renting used to be the same house that Gary Oldman (the actor) used to live in.
Satnam Ramgotra is one of Hans Zimmer's favorite drummers to call. You can see one of those sessions HERE.