This week’s guest is producer and mixer Carl Bahner. Carl has mastered the art of working remotely, having worked with artists in 16 countries. His credits include artists such as Transviolet, St Lucia, Joywave, and Hippo Campus. Prior to working full time behind the glass Carl toured all over North America and the UK playing drums for the band Cheerleader. In addition to all that, he coaches fellow engineers and producers on how to build client rosters full of music they are passionate about and hosts a music business podcast that promotes self-reflection and proactivity. We have a great chat about input vs output goals, narrowing your target audience, and the importance of making decision based on passion.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Work ethic and determination
Asking yourself "Why is this important to me" before taking a gig
The musician hustle: Gigs, sessions, lessons
Building a studio
Caring why you press a button, not what the button does
Knowing when to use your music theory and when to not
Positioning yourself for success
Setting aside time for client outreach
Learning to do remixes by passing time on the tour bus