Ian Sefchick: Cutting Vinyl, Shaping Sound, and the Magic Death Eye - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 29

Published on:

21st Apr 2021

Ian Sefchick: Cutting Vinyl, Shaping Sound, and the Magic Death Eye

This week's guest is Grammy nominated mastering engineer and audio equipment designer Ian Sefchick. Ian builds one of the most sought after boutique tube compressors in the audio industry under the unusual company name Magic Death Eye. He has also become a go to vinyl cutting engineer for some of the top producers in the world. We chat about the various hats he's worn in the music industry, the value of having multiple skillsets, and how understanding electronics can empower creativity in the studio.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Critical listening
  • Mastering for vinyl
  • Organically building a brand
  • Diversifying your skills and income
  • Building your own gear
  • Hard work puts you in a position to experience "luck"
  • Learning electronics

Learn More About Ian Sefchick...

Website: http://www.magicdeatheye.com/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/magicdeatheye

Magic Death Eye Plug In: https://ddmf.eu/magicdeatheyestereo/

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Guest: Ian Sefchick

Host: Travis Ference

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Conversations exploring creativity, productivity, and career growth in the music industry. Join in each week as Travis sits down with some of the industryโ€™s best and brightest to discuss the mindsets and strategies that they use in their careers every day.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.