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Music Production Podcast

Jan 30, 2019

Francis Preve is a sound designer, journalist, and educator. He teaches synthesis and sound design at Austin Community College. His writings on synthesis, sound design and gear can be found in top publications such as Keyboard magazine, Computer Music Magazine, and CDM. Francis has contributed synthesizer presets to just about every major manufacturer of hardware and software synths. It is quite likely you have some of his sounds in your collection. 

This is the second time Francis has taken time to be on the podcast; he is our first repeat guest! Francis discusses his teaching and some of the projects he has been involved in over the past year. It was a wide ranging conversation with plenty of interesting tangents, as well as lots of useful and practical information about sound design, synthesis, and even #vanlife. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Official Site - The main hub for Francis's work.

Instagram - Follow Francis's journeys in sound design and #vanlife.

SympleSound - Francis's store for his sound and preset packs.

Scapes - Synthesized recreations of natural environments.

Francis' Apple News Channel - a great way to keep up with Francis's work.

Serum Toolkit 3 - The 3rd installment of Francis's critically-acclaimed Serum presets.

Austin Community College - Where Francis teaches. Look for big growth here in the arts and music departments.

Free Serum Winter Pack - A collection of Serum sounds made by Francis's Synthesis 2 students.

Synthwave for System 8 - Francis teamed up with Carma Studios to produce this collection of retro synth sounds for the Roland System 8.

Korg Volca Modular Review - Francis's thoughts on the new Volca from Korg.

Music Production Podcast #38 - My first podcast with Francis.

And some topics that came up after we stopped recording...

Sound Waves Levitate Small Objects 

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator 

Ray Kurzweil on Ramona

TV Tropes

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 sound packs.

Brian Funk