Season 05 Wrap Up
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
5M ago
Following last week’s epic binaural finale episode, Isobel is back for one last music tech chat to bring Season 05 of Girls Twiddling Knobs to a close. This final wrap up episode is the perfect way to get a whistle stop tour of any episodes you might have missed and glean any final little golden nuggets from the last few weeks. This season, we've had some of the most amazing guests including NYX, DJ Paulette, Cathy Lane, Josephine Zwaan and many more, and they've all shared their skills, expertise, music and immense amounts of personal vulnerability and insight.  We've also covered some r ..read more
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EP#93: {Binaural S05 Finale} Embodying Electronic Music with NYX at Hidden Notes Festival
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
5M ago
Ready for a binaural sound adventure? We’re wrapping up S05 of Girls Twiddling Knobs with an extra-special episode where, together, we take an immersive binaural deep dive into the ecosystem that is NYX. NYX are often described as an electronic drone choir and are a group of women and non-binary vocalists and non-vocalists who use music technology to create dense, musical creations and performance experiences with artists such as GTK alumni Gazelle Twin, amongst many others. Recorded live at Hidden Notes festival in September, Isobel accompanied the collective over two days to document not ..read more
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EP#93: {Binaural S05 Finale} Embodying Electronic Music with NYX at Hidden Notes Festival
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
5M ago
Girls Twiddling Knobs is hosted by Isobel Anderson, produced by Isobel Anderson and Jade Bailey and is a Female DIY Musician Production. Explore more episodes here. Listen on Spotify. Join the Girls Twiddling Knobs Podcast Community here >> ..read more
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Decolonising the Loop & Reimagining the DAW with Josephine Zwaan
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
6M ago
Have you ever questioned the way that music technology software is designed? And how the tech tools and gear we use might look and feel completely different if they were designed by different humans (i.e. not just predominantly white, cis, heterosexual men living in the West). Well, this question didn’t just bother today’s guest, producer and researcher, Josephine Zwaan. It led her to write a masters thesis that totally reimagines how a DAW could behave through the lens of African philosophy, exploring ways to ‘decolonise the loop’.  Josephine is a multifaceted, creative force who uses re ..read more
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How to Choose the Right DAW for You (+ Isobel’s personal top 3 picks)
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
6M ago
Feeling overwhelmed by all the recording software choices? Been using the same DAW for a while and feel like it’s time to switch it up? Haven’t started recording your music because you don’t have the right gear? If so, this episode is a MUST LISTEN because we’re breaking down the pros and cons of a variety of recording softwares and demystifying this often overwhelming decision. If you’re curious what software Isobel uses, you also won’t be disappointed because inside you’ll learn her top favourite 3 DAWs and why, when and what she uses them for. And if you’re not even sure what a DAW is, don ..read more
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Navigating a Freelance Creative Career as a Disabled Artist with Meg Fozzard
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
7M ago
It’s not easy growing a career in the arts but it’s down right tough if you’re living with a disability too. In this episode, Isobel is joined by journalist, digital producer and disabled rights activist Meg Fozzard to discuss the challenges disabled artists can face, the things the industry can do better and strategies Meg has developed over the years to grow her career whilst having a disability. Inside, you’ll gain some really practical knowledge on things like access riders and funding but also hear how it felt for Meg to become disabled right after she’d graduated from university and was ..read more
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The Art of Music Mastering w/ Katie Tavini & Izzy McPhee
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
7M ago
If you’ve ever wondered what music mastering is, how to get your music mastered or even get into mastering yourself, this podcast episode is for you because Isobel is joined by Weird Jungle mastering engineers Katie Tavini and Izzy McPhee. Between them, they’ve racked up credits with We Are Scientists, Bloc Party, Frankie Morrow, Ash, Waverly, Arlo Parks and so many more.  But what’s also interesting about Katie and Izzy is that they met through the amazing Saffron studios’ mentoring scheme. So, not only will you hear them demystifying the mastering process in their discussion with Isobel ..read more
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Why Community is More Important Than Confidence for Women Learning Music Tech
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
7M ago
It’s common to hear people make the case for initiatives and spaces that help women become more confident with music tech. And many women will say they wished they had more confidence when it comes to music production, mixing and the whole recording process. But what if this pursuit for more confidence was actually further sabotaging the progress of women with music technology? What if, instead, we need to be questioning the whole focus on confidence itself? In this solo episode, Isobel explores some of the reasons she doesn’t focus on confidence when it comes to her unique approach for teachi ..read more
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Adventures in Sound, Voice & Field Recording with Cathy Lane
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
7M ago
If you’ve ever felt stumped as to what to do with all those field recordings you’ve been making… Or like experimental music sometimes lacks a human touch… this episode is a must listen because Isobel is joined by Cathy Lane, an artist, composer and academic inspired by everyday experiences and, in particular, how ‘hidden histories’ can be investigated from a feminist perspective. Inside, Cathy shares so many gems from her vast experience and knowledge as one of the most highly regarded artists and academics in her field. Cathy has worked with composed sound for the last three decades and has d ..read more
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Maximising your Recording Studio Time with Phoebe Bentham
Girls Twiddling Knobs
by The Female DIY Musician
8M ago
Have you ever recorded in a studio and felt like time just slipped away? Or maybe you wished you’d felt more comfortable or like you were using the time better? If so, this episode is not to be missed because Isobel is joined by Brighton based producer and engineer, Phoebe Bentham, who’s sharing her top tips on preparing like a pro for your next recording studio session.  Inside, Phoebe also discusses her route into production and engineering, her love of microtonal music, how she went about recording a choir, live drums and guitar in just one day and her advice for any trans listeners wa ..read more
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