Gear Club is hosted by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and Stewart Lerman (Patti Smith, St. Vincent). The podcast features interviews with key players in the audio industry, and also offers tips and guidance to the next generation of engineers and artists. The podcast is an informative, yet irreverent, look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art.
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Calabrése (say it right);)
Nov 27
Rating:   10
The University of the Golden age of Greats

I'm a late bloomer as an engineer, producer. Born in '66' of Italian imigrant father and Brooklyn born Italian 1st gen mother, my 1st love was and has always been music, but I did a thousand other things instead. As a player and a visual artist, I watched film and vinyl in disbelief as it vanished. When after 2 kids and 52 years I finally made the jump to digital recording, (because that's all I could barely afford) determined to make some great music,I longed for the history and knowledge of the great days of the tape based studios. But I knew squat about recording. I wanted to be that intern, that runner, that schmuck starting at ground level, but at 52 I knew that ship had passed and I was ship out of luck, but Gear Club, Johnny and Stewy, came along with the University of, not only recording, but the great stories and human aspect behind the industry. Since finding Gear Club I listen in the car, on my headphones, everywhere. I repeat listen! I can't get enough of the entire spectrum, from analogue to digital. I feel at last there is a happy medium between thge 2 worlds. Gear Club is the next best thing to being in the room watching these guys and their guests, play, record, mix, master, promote, and distribute. Then you have creation guys, who defined, invented, innovated the gear we hear and love! Amazing. Thank you guys and keep on keeping on, I'm learning so much.Man I would love to see you and your guests in action, but short of that, its the perfect stuff at the right time! Thanks forever! Calabrese

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Mr. Faculty
Nov 3
Rating:   10
A Big Chunk of Music-making History

I'm struck by how much music-making history is in these podcasts, told through stories in and out of the studio by the best studio engineers of an entire generation. Also of note is the clear tracking of the analog to digital shift in studio engineering and in how studios were run "then and now." I'm also struck by the critical, but overall positive ways in which these great engineers morphed and adjusted to major cultural shifts as music went "copyleftist." Strongly recommended for music history buffs!

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Digimar
Sep 2
Rating:   10
Genuine Knowledge of the Artform

In the age of endless information available on the internet..... podcasts like this one keep the needle pointing north and expose the true underlining meaning of our artform. Thank you for curating such amazing shows and great guests and ‘spewing’ truth to our generation which might not be able to so easily absorb this knowledge otherwise. (Don’t take that the wrong way, you guys aren’t that old :) but your wisdom is certainly appreciated coming from this 35 year old engineer.)

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Hemp Meadows
Aug 9
Rating:   10
One of My Favorite Podcasts

Stewie and John. Love you guys! You’ve probably heard this before, but your rapport reminds me of the brothers that were the car guys on NPR. Lots of good-natured fun and kidding around bolstered by a clear foundation of technical knowledge. I’ve enjoyed every episode. It’s wonderful to have such engaging guests with so many wonderful stories to share. I’m a singer/songwriter, not a gearhead per se and I was afraid the technical side would overshadow my limited knowledge but that hasn’t been the case. Just wonderful conversations with some of the people responsible for making the great music we all love. A good time well spent! More episodes, please!

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illstreetblues
May 30
Rating:   10
Favorite

This podcast is the perfect balance of philosophy, gear talk and humor. Guests are insightful and usually someone you’ve actually heard of. Definitely won’t be missing an episode. Thanks fellas!

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yessiree
May 2
Rating:   10
yessiree

I've always loved music and, while I never have been nor ever will be involved in the recording process, I love hearing the stories and anecdotes about the recording of artists and albums that I've listened to over the years. Always entertaining and not too geeky for us non-techies.

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Terrance DH
Feb 22
Rating:   10
So great

I'm addicticed to this podcast.

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nyc bagels
Feb 14
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast

Thanks Stewart and John for the time and effort you put into this podcast. It’s a valuable recourse and highly entertaining. I listen to a lot of music/ music industry podcasts, Tape Op etc. and this is my favorite. Just the banter between you guys would make it great. The guests are all phenomenal. And then the song reviews.... It’s three awesome podcasts wrapped into one. I spark a J and enjoy a half hour or so of entertaining music history.

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AAU14
Feb 3
Rating:   10
This podcast

Is a ton of fun and I learn so much from it. Thanks fellas Andy Reed

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DC<3<3
Jan 31
Rating:   10
Required listening for anyone who loves music!

Great podcast. A pair of guys at the top of their game interviewing other geniuses in the science and art of recording music. Not only will you learn about how the music you hear is made, but it will make you actually hear the music differently. Start with episode 48 (Alex Case) and you will hear new things in some songs that you have probably listened to 100 times before and never even noticed.

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southern dragon
Jan 19
Rating:   10
Amazing podcast that balances learning, humor, banter and all things audio

I have listened to every single podcast these guys have made. I look forward to enjoy each one in it’s entirety but after listening to #48 with Alex Case I am compelled to leave a 5 star review. I’ve been meaning to leave a review for a while but after this amazing interview with Alex it would be criminal not to. I learned a lot and did so while getting immense enjoyment from these talented pros who share their enthusiasm and knowledge all while making you laugh. I have literally paid for audio related teaching products that are not this good! Thanks guys. Keep up the amazing work!!

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DrummStudios
Jan 18
Rating:   10
Best Audio Nerd Podcast!

I love this podcast so much as a student of the recording arts. I’m 3 years separated from finishing my masters in sound recording but I always consider myself a student. I learn so much about recording production history and techniques in this podcast and I love every minute of it. Keep up the great work fellas. Also, the Alex Case episode was phenomenal and that man knows how to teach recording production. I’m very lucky to have studied under him.

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Ben the Conqueror
Jan 10
Rating:   10
So good

Just love the show!

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JJ_Boogie
Dec 15 '18
Rating:   10
In my Top five favorite podcasts.

I absolutely love this podcast. Yeah they talk about gear and all that but what’s really interesting and draws me in are people’s life stories and experiences. Just brilliant. Please keep it going!!!

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Cire Yeliab
Oct 1 '18
Rating:   10
So glad I found this!

I’ve been interested in music, production, and the people behind it since I was in my teens. This is exactly the stuff I want to hear and learn about, not to mention the great guests they host as well. Nice work fellas! 👌🏻

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