Damian Taylor: Precision Editing, Building Community, and Where Productivity Intersects Creativity - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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14th Oct 2020

Damian Taylor: Precision Editing, Building Community, and Where Productivity Intersects Creativity

Our guest this week is six time Grammy nominated producer, mixer, programmer, songwriter, and all round good human Damian Taylor. Damian found himself in heavy demand early in his career after becoming one of the first masters of audio editing and automation within DAWs. His career has taken him around the global and his discography is filled with household names such as The Prodigy, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Temper Trap, and Bjork. In addition to his daily mixing and production projects, Damian has also recently started streaming production sessions live on Twitch, and has launched a social network for producers, engineers, musicians and music creatives called The Complete Producer Network.

Travis' Intro: Deep Work

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

  • Encouraging community and sharing knowledge
  • The intersection of productivity and creativity
  • How relocation can help redirect your career
  • Re-thinking your approach to the internet
  • Starting his career in London and working out of Strongroom Studios
  • The power of constantly learning
  • The Complete Producer Network
  • Making records on six of the seven continents
  • Pro Tools chops

Mentioned in the Episode:

  • "Deep Work" by Cal Newport - Here
  • "Getting Things Done" by David Allen - Here
  • "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle - Here
  • Toggl Software Time Tracker - Link

Learn More About Damian...

Website: http://www.damiantaylor.com/

Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/hereisdamian

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hereisdamian/

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Credits:

Guest: Damian Taylor

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

Theme Music: inter.ference

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About the Podcast

Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Insightful conversations about building and maintaining a fulfilling and successful career in the music industry. Music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and various other audio professionals sit down and share the tips, tricks, mindsets and ideas that helped them define their careers.

Created and hosted by Grammy nominated recording and mixing engineer Travis Ference, Progressions: Success in the Music Industry is inspired by the journey of his career so far. Travis is determined to set the next generation of music creators up with the tools they need to define their own success and live a happy, healthy, and prosperous career in the music business.

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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.