The whole point of Sonitotum is to share my own experiences so we can all learn while I try to make things, find success, and stay sane.
To that end, it’s important that listeners understand where I am as far as prosperity, productivity, mental and emotional health, and creativity at this very early stage, so that everyone knows I really am right at the beginning… at most, maybe just a step or two ahead of you.. if that!
So this episode, I spell it all out: the state of Matt at the start of Sonitoum… and what I hope to achieve.
It doesn’t end with this episode, either. Every month, I share my previous month’s revenue and expenses as an independent creator and creative freelancer, and on my Now page, you can see what I’m up to… well, now.
I hope you enjoy the episode, and I hope you’re willing to share where you stand, too… let me know by leaving a comment!
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The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.
The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.
On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”
Podcast Production and Hosting
Sonitotum is usually recorded using an Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone through a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer). Outdoor / remote episodes are often recorded using my Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS omnidirectional condenser lavalier mic. The show is edited and mixed in Adobe Audition. The episode files are hosted and delivered by Zencast.fm; the website is hosted by Dreamhost.
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