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Music Production Podcast

Aug 20, 2018

Sometimes we learn our biggest lessons when things don't go right. Failure can be our best teacher, and we grow when we take risks.

Last week, I performed at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo. It's a huge event where people gather to celebrate and play their favorite retro video games. I performed on Saturday night. This episode of the podcast is all about the lessons I learned, some of them the hard way.

I decided to write all new music and design a new performance setup for the show. Unfortunately, I waited way too long to get started and, as a result, was very underprepared for the performance. Luckily, it went a lot better than I thought it did and I learned some important lessons that I share with you. At the end of the episode, you can hear my entire, unedited performance, and judge it for yourself. Enjoy!

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This episode is sponsored by Splice. Splice is the creative hub for modern musicians. Head over to and use the code: AFRODJMAC to get a free month of Splice Sounds.

Show Notes:

Long Island Retro Gaming Expo - A old school video game fan's dream come true.

Consoul - Incredible big band video game music.

Super Thrash Bros. - Heavy metal video game music.

VGM Collective - A jazzy take on video game music.

Destryur - Synthwave, horror movie music.

LSDJ - Little Sound DJ for Gameboy

Super 8-Bit Ableton Live Pack - 150 Ableton Live Instruments made from samples of NES and Gameboy.

COIN-OP - 8-Bit Chip Sounds Ableton Live Template.

Thank you for listening. Please consider giving the Music Production Podcast a review on your favorite podcast provider. And don’t forget to visit my site for music production tutorials, videos, and Ableton Live devices.