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Brian McTernan

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Codec Projects - S1E24 - Brian McTernan | Be Well | Battery | Salad Days Studio

Codec Projects

We talk about growing up in DC, getting into punk/ha rdcore at a very early age, playing in Battery and other bands, teaching himself audio recording, opening his own studio, Salad Days, starting Be Well, mental health and so much more. You can follow Brian at @saladdaysstudio and @bewellhc This episode was sponsored by @triumphprintingco Please leave us a review in iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening to this. It really helps build awareness and it would mean a lot to me. Also, don’t forget to check out the 6 part DSIL docuseries that’s now available for purchase or rental on Vimeo On Demand. You can learn more about it and everything else we’re working on at codecprojects.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube @codecprojects

1hr 28mins

19 Apr 2021

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EP 51: Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Battery, Be Well)

Master Your Mix Podcast

Brian McTernan is a record producer most known for his work in the hardcore and punk scenes where he has worked with artists such as Thrice, Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, Bane, and many more out of his studio, Salad Days, in Baltimore. He’s also a guitar player and singer who has performed with his own bands, Battery and Be Well. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: How the process of trial and error will make you a better engineerWhy leaving things raw can create better results than perfectHow to find what makes a band special and taking their strengths to the next levelThe art of making a band’s vision come to lifeHow to avoid the “sophomore slump” of making recordsHis signal chain for achieving bass tones that cut through mixes and fit into the low-end sweet-spotHow to create meaningful lyrics that people connect withThe trick to editing tracks so they don’t sound stale and robotic To learn more about Brian McTernan, visit his website: saladdays.com To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://www.masteryourmix.com/ Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://www.masteryourmix.com/blueprint To make sure that you don’t miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android. Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

1hr 20mins

11 Nov 2020

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Brian McTernan (Record Producer and vocalist for Be Well and Battery)

Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

WHAT A STORY! WHAT A LEGEND! Legendary Punk and Hardcore producer AND frontman Brian McTernan joins the show! From his days as a hardcore singer in the influential DC Hardcore band Battery, to becoming one of the top record producers, he has so many amazing stories. We talk about the early days, producing bands like Circa Survive, Senses Fail, Thrice, Cave In, and how one day he got so burnt out and quit to work for ... a construction company! Now, after a hiatus from music, Brian is back with a new (and awesome!) band he's fronting called Be Well, which not only continues his legacy as a hardcore singer, but incorporates a lot of melodic elements as well. The new album "The Weight and The Cost" is out now on Equal Vision Records!Support for Lead Singer Syndrome comes from Manscaped! The best in men's below the waist grooming. Trust me, your balls will thank you! Use code LSS to save 20% off AND free shipping! -> manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 29mins

8 Oct 2020

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Ep. 183 - Brian McTernan. (Battery. Be Well. Ashes. Salad Days Studio)

The Brooklyn Blast Furnace

My guest on Episode 183 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is musician and record producer, Brian McTernan. He was playing the early shows with his band "Battery" while he was in the eighth grade. We go way back in his past from a kid who found his tribe at an early age where he can be comfortable in his own skin. We touch on his other bands "Ashes" and "Miltown" and speak a lot about his newest band, "Be Well". We go into how he opened up "Salad Days Studio" and the insanely ridiculous records he has produced. We also talk about family and what it's like for the both of us to be a father and how nothing else at the end of the day matters. I had an amazing time speaking with him. A super cool, humble man. I hope you enjoy this. Respect.Go get the new "Be Well" record, "The Weight and the Cost" now on Equal Vision Records.

1hr 31mins

2 Oct 2020

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Nebula Music Podcast

Interview with the very talented and legendary producer Brian McTernan

1hr 2mins

21 Sep 2020

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Brian McTernan (Be Well)

That One Time On Tour

Chris chats with Brian McTernan from Salad Days Studio and Be Well! Check out their new record, "The Weight And The Cost", out now on Equal Vision Records!IG: @saladdaysstudio @bewellhchttp://www.equalvision.com/artists/be-well/https://open.spotify.com/artist/3kxM2aJZV05zhPIrQS5qyz?si=JPvyUaqmTxO_jg2RKMQ6HQListen and subscribe at: http://tototpodcast.comPlease subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes! And follow us on all platforms: @tototpodcastWanna help out the show? Head over to http://patreon.com/tototpodcastLeave us some love/hate, suggest a guest, or tell us your own tour story on the TOTOT Hotline: (765)372-8818Buy some TOTOT gear: https://roaddogsupply.com/totot-podcast-merchArtwork by: Sara http://instagram.com/roaddogsupplyCheck out this week's sponsors: Saving Sydney, SBAM, and Partscaster Concierge!-Saving Sydney-http://facebook.com/savingsydneybandhttp://instagram.com/savingsydneybandhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/6YGsTHtFJMb3c2sVhiUfDW?si=2wkheJGcQtOOxTc5YsgYZQ-SBAM-https://instagram.com/sbamrockshttps://art.sbam.rocks-Partscaster Concierge-partscasterconcierge.comBecome a sponsor: tototpodcast@gmail.comDonate on Venmo: @christopherswinneyCheck out Chris's new band, Southern Gothic, on Spotify! ( @southerngothicofficial )https://open.spotify.com/artist/06NrB4cukd4Vk3SO3Ub3dU?si=Eiwenv9VS56qU6XBehKH3ACheck out Chris's old bands on Spotify!Chronic Chaos: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3g21wPm2j0Z3QnFNZs1jPPThe Widow Jenkins: https://open.spotify.com/album/42Bsz2Hf68nZ4nCivbRCB1Sign up for our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/f2020be8cb73/totot-mailing-listFor other cool podcasts, check out our network: http://soundtalentmedia.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 20mins

17 Sep 2020

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Brian McTernan (Be Well)

The Peer Pleasure Podcast

Wow. Just Wow. Brian McTernan joins me today on the program to dive deep into his struggles with mental health and we find a lot of common ground between us on the subject. This episode is deeply personal and very real. There are triggers in this episode for those suffering from extreme depression and I do not recommend listening with children in the car. I live for conversations like this with people and the connection was so strong. You will notice the audio change for the last 20 minutes of the chat due to Brian's studio mic shutting off and we didn't notice so it's phone audio for that last section. I love this man and his artistic contribution to the world. Jump in and walk through our minds as we discover each other in real time. Don't forget to rate and subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 30mins

8 Sep 2020

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Be Well (Brian McTernan)

Inside Music

Brought to you by Haulix, the music industry's leading promotional distribution platform. Join Haulix today and gain immediate access to the same promotional tools used by Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Puscifer, Mr. Bungle, and thousands more. Visit http://haulix.com/signup for details.  Brian McTernan needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway. Brian is a producer and musician whose work in the alternative scene has influenced some of the most notable records of the last twenty years. Everyone from Texas Is The Reason to Darkest Hour, Circa Survive, Sharptooth, and more owe a few thanks to Brian for his work behind the boards. But like all great creatives, Brian has stories he wants to share, and that’s what people get on the new album from his incredible hardcore band, Be Well.  The heavier side of alternative music is sometimes written off as being reserved for young people. When teenage angst meets the struggle to survive adulthood, creativity blossoms in a unique way that often expresses itself through heavy music. Many of the greatest hardcore albums are written by people in their late teens and early twenties who are speaking to experiences recognized by their peers. Those same listeners age, just like the musicians, but the embrace of heavy music often fades along the way.  Be Well is an exception. While their music can and will inspire young listeners, the band’s work speaks directly to the lives of those deep into adulthood. The group’s latest record, The Weight And The Cost, tackles the frustrations of parenting alongside the constant struggle to understand ourselves. It’s in McTernan’s ability to speak on both topics that magic is found, and the resulting recordings are sure to provide comfort to many during these uncertain times.  On this episode of Inside Music, Brian chats with host James Shotwell about his history in production and how the challenges of creative expression change with age. The pair also discuss the influence of Brian's former band, Battery, as well as the way his work will be remembered in the years to co


19 Aug 2020

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#326 - Brian McTernan

Going Off Track

Punk-rock producer and hardcore-frontman for Battery, Brian McTernan has a lot to talk about, including some memorable experiences with Benny. We talk straight-edge, worst-band-in-the-studio stories and his new band, Be Well, along the way.

1hr 51mins

6 Aug 2020

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S03 / EP1: Brian McTernan (Producer, BATTERY, ASHES)

End Hits Records Podcast

In the podcast's third season, label founder Oise Ronsberger will meet members of the fairly new east coast band BE WELL. They will be releasing their debut album on End Hits Records and Equal Vision in August 2020. First up is singer Brian McTernan who didn't only join the legendary hardcore band BATTERY when he was 12 years old but also became one of the most respected independent producers in the world. In this episode, Brian gives you some insights on his studio work and why he quit the music business almost completely after 2010. What brought him back eventually and made him start BE WELL with his friends? Why did Brian start to write the most honest lyrics in his career while being in his forties? How is life in the city of Baltimore? How are his bandmates putting up with being in a band with their own producer? And does his daughter think BE WELL is a real hardcore band? Check the first episode of Season 3 and find out!

1hr 4mins

1 Aug 2020