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Tonebenders Co-Host on


Tonebenders co-host, Timothy, wrote an article for about the ways shop talk and pro audio lingo effect us all.  The article is part of the websites theme for May 2017 “Sound Language and Lingo”

A familiar job interview scenario involves a studio owner giving the interviewee a tour of the studio while throwing gear names and version numbers around to see if the prospective hire can follow along or, better yet, has their own opinions on which model/version of “widget X” they prefer. The industry seems to thrive on building up it’s own language that outsiders don’t really understand and that helps distinguish the old pros from the newbies.

To read it all click here.

the impostor syndrome episode prep

The imposter syndrome is real, and we’re here to talk about it.

I’d like to put out a call to all sound designers who want to contribute some thoughts to the next episode dealing with the imposter syndrome.

Here’s how to participate:

  1.  Choose a topic:
  • how industry or company culture influence creative insecurities
  • how attempts to avoid failure affect the odds of failure
  • comparing your own work to that of people with much more/less experience than you

2.  Grab a mic

3.  Collect your thoughts.  (srsly, don’t skip this)

4.  Introduce yourself

5.  Discuss for about 5-10 minutes.  This is both a long and a short length of time, so get to the heart of the issue quickly and dive in.

6.  email a link to

Submission deadline is midnight on March 31st.  (We reserve the right to edit submissions for length or to exclude submissions.)

I’ll make my own contribution and then create a compilation episode out of what we get from you guys.

This is a real opportunity to get right into something that we all struggle with.  Pick the subject that is the most difficult to discuss, and make your weakness into a strength!