Episode #6 – Bass and the ART Tube MP, Plus More Bass Talk

The ART Tube MP and Brandon's Dean bassThis is Episode 6 of The Metal Shop Podcast!

We’re back, no podfade for these metalheads! In this episode, we talk a lot about bass. We review a cheap $30 preamp that can help shape your bass sound, and we discuss playing bass with a band.


In this episode, Brandon goes in depth into the Art Tube MP and how to use it to shape your bass sounds. The Art Tube MP is only $30 new, and you can buy one even cheaper on Craigslist or ebay. It’s a small tube based preamp that packs a unique punch.

Continue reading

Episode #5 – Creating MIDI Bass From MIDI Drums (With Don Howatt of The Apostle Fractal)

This is Episode 5 of The Metal Shop Podcast!


In episode 5, Don Howatt from The Apostle Fractal explains a cool trick for creating MIDI Bass from MIDI Drum data!

(note: the images Don mentions in the segment can be found in an additional blog post on the TMSP website ( entitled Episode 5 Segment Supplemental Images.

Episode #2 – Interview With Brad Smalling Continued

This is Episode 2 of The Metal Shop Podcast!

Brad Smalling Interview, Part 2:

In episode 2, we air part two of a two part interview taped two years ago with Brad Smalling of Evergroove Studio in Evergreen Colorado. Evergroove Studio is a solar powered recording facility in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, located about 30 minutes from Denver. Brandon went to Evergroove Studio to tape the episode in person.

Continue reading

Episode #1 – Resurrection of the show | Interview With Brad Smalling

This is Episode 1 of The Metal Shop Podcast!

For those who are confused, The Metal Shop is back in action and we’ve reset the show at Episode 1. The Metal Shop enjoyed a light run from 2007-2010 before going into podfade after 25 episodes. Looking back at the show, there were things in hindsight that could’ve been done much better. So the decision was made to bring the show back, and start over at Episode 1 so there would be a clean slate.

Continue reading