The pATCHES Podcast
The pATCHES Podcast
The pATCHES Podcast is a project of, a website dedicated to creating resources for music producers. The podcast shares the stories of people in audio, along with advice and lessons from their career. Inspirational to music producers and anyone doing creative work. Produced by Dan Hilse and Pierce Porterfield.
Do it deliberately -- with AfroDJMac
We catch up with Brian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, and discuss how mistakes can be solutions, keeping your goal in mind, and stripping things back to your interest and focus. We also conclude the episode with a fun ambient jam on AfroDJMac's latest instrument. Check out a video of the performance on youtube: —— AfroDJMac: 100 Year old piano: Music Production Podcast:
Nov 6, 2018
58 min
We've been away for some time - it's time to start catching up.
Nov 5, 2018
22 min
004. This Can Be Anything, Still (Zack Sekoff)
When Vince Staples' Big Fish Theory dropped earlier this year, it was all Pierce Engineer & I could listen to. Learning that one of the producers on that album - Zack Sekoff - was a huge Ableton Live user, we of course wanted to reach out to him to learn about his process & how hear how he puts his beats together. What we got was a lot more than we bargained for as Zack not only explained the technical side of his production but also went deep into philosophical discussions on Live, developing & executing musical concepts, & the importance of staying open minded about where inspiration can come from & where a track can go. This episode serves as a collection of those ideas & is worth any producer's time to learn from.
Sep 18, 2017
14 min
003. Apprehension (Mark Korven)
In this episode, composer Mark Korven shares his approach to creating the unusual score for The Witch, which blends medieval instruments and textured noises in a dynamic and dissonant soundscape that highlights every haunting moment of the film. He also explains the workings of his famous "Apprehension Engine" and discusses how temp scores and directors have changed the role of film composers over the years. Mark Korven: The Apprehension Engine: The Witch: The Witch Soundtrack: This episode features samples of The Witch OST & original music by Pierce Engineer and Sam Elrod.
Jul 24, 2017
20 min
002. Sound & Story (Jeremy Bloom & Evan Cook)
Jeremy Bloom and Evan Cook discuss sound design for theatre, sharing the concepts and principles that guide their work.
May 16, 2017
26 min
001. 18,000 Songs & Counting (Matt Farley)
Matt Farley has written over 18,000 songs. What advice does he have for music producers?
May 3, 2017
19 min