Aberrant DSP: Deviating from the Norm, Coding, and Creating Sketch Cassette - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 38

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23rd Jun 2021

Aberrant DSP: Deviating from the Norm, Coding, and Creating Sketch Cassette

This week we're joined by Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine. Who, along with Ben's cat Jon, make up the audio plug-in company Aberrant DSP. Aberrant's flagship product, Sketch Cassette, has been embraced by producers and mixers around the world. What started as senior project at the University of Rochester has since spiraled to a full time job only a year or so later. We have a great chat about setting project goals, designing unique and exciting plug-ins, and learning to structure and run a small business.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Departing from the accepted standard
  • How a senior project became a full time job
  • Designing an eye catching user interface
  • Studying electrical engineering
  • Self-motivating as a self-employed person
  • Learning new skills on the fly
  • Lo-Fi and cassettes
  • Finding inspiration outside music
  • Creating a mission statement for yourself
  • Judging what task to take on by judging your energy level
  • Atomic Habits

Learn More About Aberrant DSP...

Website: https://aberrantdsp.com/

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Credits:

Guest: Aberrant DSP (Ben Schmitz and Daniel Fine)

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

Theme Music: inter.ference

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About the Podcast

Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.