This is Headroom, an audio technology podcast hosted by GRAMMY-nominated professional mastering engineer and educator Jonathan Wyner. Tune in each week for conversations with experts across the audio and music worlds on the impact of audio tech, and exciting new developments.
About Jonathan Wyner
Jonathan Wyner is a GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer and educator, with credits on over 5,000 records for the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Miles Davis and Pink Floyd. Jonathan now works at iZotope as Director of Education, helping to develop technology at the intersection of AI and music production.
Episode One: Machine Music with David Mash
David Mash is a musician, educator, and innovator who has been marrying human performance with machines for decades. Listen as Jonathan Wyner and David talk about the rise of MIDI and other significant developments in music technology.
Episode Two: Secret Weapons with Tony Visconti
David Bowie, Sparks, Morrissey, Wings—no matter who GRAMMY-winning producer Tony Visconti works with, he will always be the ultimate musician's producer. Listen as Jonathan Wyner talk to Tony Visconti about what he considers the essential ingredients for successful record-making, and his role in using technology to help shape the sound of two seminal pop records—Bowie’s “Low” and “Heroes”.
Episode Three: AI and iZotope
As a company, iZotope focuses on using technology–specifically AI–to facilitate creativity in music-making. Listen as iZotope CTO Jon Bailey offers insights into the technologies at play in audio software, what they offer, and what might be coming next.
Episode Four: AI and Audio Primer
Listen as iZotope Senior Research Engineer Shahan Nercessian breaks down some of the basics of AI and audio. Whether it's AI used to develop new audio software tools, or AI to solve long-standing technical challenges, Shahan offers insights into these exciting new developments.
Episode Five: A Peak into the Future
The robots are coming for our jobs. ...Or are they? Jonathan and Bryan Pardo discuss what machine learning and artificial intelligence can teach us and how enabling rather than automating creativity. Bryan Pardo leads fascinating research at Northwestern into what possibilities AI might unlock for creatives shaping the way music sounds.