HHI Audio Engineer (with Frank Leon)

Whatever your art is, the content is paramount to everything…If your editing isn’t emphasizing the actual content then you aren’t helping.

F-R-A-N-K, is there a more beautiful combination of 5 letters in the Latin alphabet?  Frank and I have been friends since we were 8 years old.  He is, and always has been, one of the most genuine and giving people that I know.  When I had the idea for my podcast 2 years ago I called Frank and told him all about it and asked it I could have his help with editing the audio of the show.  Frank, you see, is an audio engineer for a living.  Since I had just quit my job to start the podcast I had nothing to offer Frank other than digital high-fives and my thanks, and yet, Frank being Frank said that he would love to help in any way he could.  He proceeded to chop together an awesome intro for me that made the show feel ‘real’ and to this day edits the audio on every episode of the show.  Today we get to take a look at the man behind the curtain, Frank.

When you’re working with music, everything needs to be cut at the right tempo and stuff otherwise your song is going to sound like a big heaping mess. Conversations tend to have their own flow to, so if you can pick up on the flow of the conversation and individuals idiosyncrasies while they’re speaking you can find a pretty good place to cut.
You can find ways to spend a million dollars before you’ve actually worked on your core skill set. If you work with what you have you can make almost anything sound good.

Interview Contents

3:00 - The process of making the podcast.
6:20 - Franks music school training.
14:30 - The audio details that make an interview sound good.
16:00 - How much worse would the show be if Blake edited it?
20:30 - Using a soft hand.
24:15 - Episode effects.
31:00 - Working on something you’re passionate about.
34:30 - The most difficult part of editing.
38:40 - Does being an audio engineer change the way you experience the world?
44:45 - The most important thing Frank has ever learned.


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