Podcast Episode: Braydon Zirkler on Improving as a Music Producer

Braydon Zirkler is an accomplished music producer and production tutor based in Melbourne, with 10 years of experience in the music industry.

In this episode, we spoke about some of the pitfalls of producing music, including some of the common mistakes that newer producers make when trying to complete a song. Braydon offers remedies to these common problems by reminding us of some simple approaches that help us better understand how music works on a fundamental level.

We touch on the importance of listening and how analysing music that inspires us guides and informs our own production process. His words of wisdom are especially relevant to people such as me who have approached music from a laptop context, who find themselves needing to go back and fill in the blanks.

In the second half of the podcast, we talk about collaborating with other artists and adopting the role of a producer and what that might mean in different situations. We discuss some of the problems that might arise in working with others and some tactics to overcome tensions in the collaborative process.

Hope you enjoy the episode and learn something from it!

Get in touch with Braydon for tuition or production services via his website here.