Renee is a DJ at a local radio station. Romo is a Mastering Engineer. They both listen to music all day long. Only she gets up earlier. Way earlier. And he stays up later. Way later.
One day, having coffee, they started talking about ways to promote the local music scene. Since they are both heavily involved in the music, they thought it would be great to talk with artists and learn more about them. And that people would know more about the musicians that create the music they are listening to and seeing live.
They started this podcast as a way to help promote the local music scene by strengthening the relationship of the listener and the artist. They had a great idea and great enthusiasm, but not a name. You will hear throughout the first half dozen or so podcasts, the discussion about names, format and general shape of the podcast. There are stories and jokes and the occasional thoughtful moment, but it’s all live. One thing that they want to have is the loose conversational aspect. Just some folks sitting down talking about music. ”In the studio” is literally sitting in Romo’s mastering room with them and the musicians they are talking to. As well as songs from their cds, the musicians usually play some songs live in the studio.
Michael is the President of the NARAS Board of Governors of the San Francisco Chapter. In addition to his service in music community, Michael teaches at San Francisco State University, and is an active panelist at conferences such as TapeOp, AES, CES, VSAC and NAMM . He is a co-owner of a music label, with Paul Stubblebine and Dan Schmalle, The Tape Project, which only releases direct copies of original analog masters on ¼” and now ½” analog tape. And, he continues to record, mix, produce and perform.