OLLO CHAT

OLLO Chat is a series of interviews that offers insight in the musical journey of our ambassadors and endorsers, advice to thrive in the music business, insights in the world of professional music production and much more.

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OLLO Chat #24: Carlos Ortiga

FOH ENGINEERING and LIVE RECORDINGS

Episode #24 features Carlos Ortiga, FOH, recording, mixing and mastering engineer.

We spoke about live sound mixing and Carlos also offered some great tips for live recordings.

OLLO Chat #23: Jose Perdomo

RECORDING PROCESS

Episode #23 features Jose Perdomo, a sound engineer, and producer. We spoke about the recording process, how to choose the right microphone, set up a session, working with musicians during recording and more!

OLLO Chat #22: Enrico Tiberi

DEVELOP YOUR OWN SOUND

In episode 22, we spoke with our endorser Enrico Tiberi from Berlin. Born in Italy, living in Germany Enrico gives us an insight into the differences between Italian and German productions. We also spoke about developing one's own sound, the best process for buying new gear and much more.

OLLO Chat #21: Lucas Pascolatti

BUILDING a PERFECT PLAYLIST

Episode 21 features Lucas Pascholatti, our endorser from Netherland., that runs a music blog called Synths of Eden.

We spoke about how to build a perfect playlist, what to include, how to get the right songs, the perfect length and what marketing channels work best for spreading the word about it.

OLLO Chat #20: Gregory Tan

MAKING MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN FOR VIDEO GAMES

This week we spoke with Gregory Tan - multimedia composer and arranger whose credits include HBO, MTV, VR Hero Sentry, and others.

We spoke about making music for video games - how to get your first paid job, the importance of the arrangement, understanding the vision of the developers and more.

OLLO Chat #19: Jeff Taylor

STEP UP YOUR GAME

Episode #19 features Jeff Taylor aka MadjefMusic, who worked with Janet Jackson, Boyziimen, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Pattie Labelle, Mint Condition, Mariah Carey and many others.

It's a story about getting to the top successfully, about passion, hustle, and universe shifting to support the hard work.

OLLO Chat #18: Patrick Jaouen

SONGWRITING

Episode #18 features Patrick Jaouen, BMI recording artist, Recording Academy member, composer, radio host, writer & producer.

 

With his motto "Don't write to make a hit, write to tell a story" he offered a ton of useful tips on taking your songwriting skills to the next level.

OLLO Chat #17: Francesco Catitti

SONGWRITING

Episode #17 features Francesco Catitti, gold and platinum producer, mix engineer and songwriter from Italy.

We spoke about songwriting - what are the keys for a successful collaboration and how to choose the right people for your projects. Francesco also gives some great tips on how to stop procrastinating and how to get your message through.

OLLO Chat #16: DJ Zardonic

VISUALS MATTER, SUCCESSFUL TOURING

In episode #16 we talked with Federico Ágreda Álvarez, award-winning music producer, DJ, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist.

We spoke about Venezuela's political struggle, about his mask choice and why visuals matter. We also touched the touring and got some great tips on how to envision your performance.

OLLO Chat #15: William Robertson

ANALOG MIXING, MUSIC FOR TV and ADVERTISING

This week, we talked with William Robertson, French guitarist, composer, producer, and mixing engineer. We spoke about analog mixing, buying second-hand gear and making music for advertising.

 

OLLO Chat #14: Dusty McCallum

MIXING ON HEADPHONES

Episode #14 features Dusty McCallum, professional musician, producer and audio engineer, owner of Watcha McCallum Studio from Canada. We talked about mixing on headphones, how they are incorporated in his studio work and also touched the importance of soft skills in music industry. Dusty also shared his musical journey that shure is an interesting one!

OLLO Chat #13: John Escobar

AMBISONIC SOUND

Episode #13 features John Escobar, independent producer, engineer and professor on the Berklee college of music. We spoke about ambisonic sound, the future of 3D sound and how this affects the world of audio engineering.

OLLO Chat #12: Clint Wagoner

THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO SUCCEED IN MUSIC BUSINESS

Episode #12 features Clint Wagoner, who worked with Brad Nyght, Killer Mike, South Park TV show, Welshley Arms and more. We spoke about his journey of becoming a pro audio engineer, what mindset and attitude are necessary on the way to the top.

OLLO Chat #11: Steffen Harning

WORKING WITH A LABEL STILL MATTERS

Why working with record labels still matters and what are the advantages of leaving the business side of the music to the professionals? We talked with Steffen 'Sugar' Harning, cofounder of a recording label called Milk & Sugar Recordings, otherwise known as a part of famous DJ duo Milk & Sugar.

OLLO Chat #10: Rhano Burrell

SOFT SKILLS IN MUSIC BUSINESS

We spoke with american multi-platinum music producer, songwriter and remixer Rhano Burrell. A really interesting talk about the importance of soft skills in music business and about being true as an artist.

OLLO Chat #9: Geegor Anagnostopoulos

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUSTING PRODUCERS AND LIVE SOUND ENGINEERS

In session #9 we spoke with Geegor Anagnostopoulos about the importance of trusting producers and live sound engineers to achieve really great final results.

OLLO Chat #8: Alexander Luebbe

HOW EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC (POST)PRODUCTION AFFECTS THE MUSIC, SOUND AND INDUSTRY

In episode #8 we talked with Alexander Luebbe, music producer, mixing and mastering engineer from Glade Media. We spoke about how evolving technology in music (post)production affects the music, sound and industry.

OLLO Chat #7: Simon Jovanovič

PERSPECTIVE OF A MUSIC STUDIO OWNER

In episode #7, we talked with Simon Jovanovič, owner of music studio Evolution, where he works as a producer, mixing, mastering and recording engineer, sometimes even as a shrink for desperate musicians souls. :)

OLLO Chat #6: Damien Slingsby

PERSPECTIVE OF A MUSIC TEACHER

In episode #6 we spoke with Damien Slinsgby, jazz trained professional pianist, vocalist and music teacher. He gave some really great advice about the best approach to learning musical instrument, shared some stories from his professional music career and many more.

OLLO Chat #5: Markus Mann

PROFESSIONALISM and WORK ETHIC in MUSIC BUSINESS

In this session, we talked with Markus Mann, recording artist, producer and songwriter from Netherland. We spoke about work ethic that are necessary in music business and how professionalism and self-education are becoming more and more the distinguishing factor between the professionals and “talented amateurs”. With more home based musicians/producers, and the costs of production being the lowest ever in history, it is increasingly important to retain these qualities to maintain a competitive edge.

OLLO Chat #4: Adam Moseley

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC WORLD

In this session, we talked with Adam Moseley, an amazing engineer, that worked with Tina Turner, John Cale, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Beck, Roxette, The Cure, and others. Adam is known for his skills in song arrangement and instrumentation, and his ability to nurture, direct and achieve exceptional performances from the artists with whom he works.

OLLO Chat #3: Nelson Braxton

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN MUSIC BUSINESS

This week, we talked with our endorser Nelson Braxton, Nelson is bassist, producer and engineer, currently working with Michael Bolton and he also just launched a new CD with his band Braxton Brothers. We talked about his journey as musician and about what it takes to succeed in music business.

OLLO Chat #2: Tommy Hellsten

MIXING ON HEADPHONES

A short chat with Tommy Hellsten - a mixing engineer based in Thailand. We talked about music industry, the future od productions, mixing on headphones and weather in Thailand.

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First edition of OLLO Chat Talk Show where we talk to artists, engineers, musicians, young talents and respected professionals about music, mixing, headphones and the business side of it.

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