By day, Dave is a mild-mannered video editor. (Head of Post-Production for East Main Media, to be more specific)
BUT, by night Dave sings lead in the award-winning barbershop quartet Gimme Four, an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Gimme Four has been singing, touring the country, competing, performing and teaching together since 2011.
Today Brian unchains Dave from his editing desk and sits down with him in the world famous East Main Media Podcast Room to discuss exactly what barbershop is, where it came from, how it has evolved over the years, and where it’s going.
Jack Frisch’s Upright Graphics has been providing award-winning CD packages, web sites, print advertising, press kits, photography and merchandise designs for independent artists and record labels in the International music industry since 1997. In 2001, Jack received a Grammy Certificate in Recognition of participation as the Art Director on the 2001 Grammy Award winning Marcus Miller recording “M2”
Today Jack recounts some of his favorite stories about designing websites for, transporting musical instruments for, and sometimes just hanging out with such legends of the New York jazz scene as Hiram Bullock, Victor Bailey and Paul Shaffer.
Gordon Rothman is a veteran media producer who has produced thousands of pieces of content over the course of a four decade long career, including over 25 years working with CBS as a writer and producer. Gordon also volunteers as the Executive Director for Gateway Radio, which caters to the blind and visually impaired citizens of New York State.
Brian sits down with Gordon to discuss the drastic shift in the culture of news and media in the age of hyper-partisan “news” outlets and the resulting “bubble chamber” effect on our increasingly tribalized society.
Brian sits down once again with Don Grossinger, Grammy award winning mastering engineer, and discusses the variety of quality in the mixes he receives for mastering, the specifics of how mastered records are cut and pressed, and the importance of choosing a good quality turntable to play them on.
Brian sits down once again with Don Grossinger, Grammy award winning mastering engineer, and gets down to the details of what a mastering engineer is and does, why recording musicians still need one, and the differences between mastering for vinyl and mastering for more modern digital formats.
Don Grossinger is a Grammy award winning mastering engineer who has worked with such legends as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, just to name a few. This week Don sits down with Brian to discuss the role of a mastering engineer and how it continues to evolve as studios get smaller and consumer tastes shift towards lower fidelity formats.
Don Grossinger is a Grammy award winning mastering engineer who has worked with such legends as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, just to name a few. This week Don sits down with Brian to discuss how the recording process has evolved over the last thirty years, specifically how the recent proliferation of relatively inexpensive recording equipment has changed the recording landscape.
Little Love Stories was founded by Stephanie Willoughby in 2004. Over the years, Stephanie has been developing intimate portraits of American life through her visual story telling. Stephanie is a published professional photographer who specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Family, and Event Photography.
This week Brian and EMM Senior Producer Kayla Galka sit down with Stephanie to discuss how Little Love Stories came to be, as well as the challenges of balancing being a small business owner with living a rich and full family life.