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.

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Episode #4 – Understanding Panning and the Stereo Field

a pan knob, yesterdayThis is Episode 4 of The Metal Shop Podcast!


In episode 4, Brandon goes into detail to debunk some misconceptions about panning, and calls out the maker of a certain consumer grade multi-track recorder for mislabeling how to record in stereo in it’s manual. Listen to this one with headphones kids!

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Episode #3 – BOSS HM-2 V Behringer HM300

This is Episode 3 of The Metal Shop Podcast!

BOThe battle of the century!SS HM-2 V BEHRINGER HM300

In episode 3, Neil pits the BOSS HM-2 against the Behringer HM300 to see where the differences lie. The BOSS HM-2 is legendary for being the source of the buzzsaw death metal tone, but despite being highly sought out online the HM-2 is no longer in production. The Behringer HM300 claims to re-create the HM-2 tone.

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Neil and Brandon discuss avoiding machine gun drums when programming drums.


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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.

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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.

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