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Ep. 11: Producer / Musician Bjorgvin Benediktsson

June 5, 2019

(Originally released on 07.13.18. See for complete show notes & photos)

Björgvin Benediktsson is an audio engineer, musician, and entrepreneur from Iceland currently living in Tucson, Arizona. He helps home studio musicians make better sounding music by teaching them how to record and produce themselves. Since 2009, he’s run where he teaches thousands of engineers how to make a bigger impact with their music production. He’s the author of the best-selling Amazon book, Step By Step Mixing – How to Create Great Mixes With Only 5 Plug-insas well as the creator of other audio production courses and tutorials. He produces and records local bands and mixes musicians all over the world through his home studio, Icelandic Embassy Studios. He also writes about creativity, entrepreneurship and other random work/life balance topics on Medium. 


  • Bjorgvin’s start from Iceland to Madrid to Tucson
  • The start of Audio-Issues and his writing career and courses
  • Playing with Tucson bands and Tales From the Homeland Podcast
  • Setting Up a Home Studio
  • Tip #1: Have some kind of song structure before you record!
  • Software and plug in choices
  • Studio Monitors
  • File Transfers (Dropbox)
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Tips #2 & 3: Communication and a positive attitude
  • Being a musician
  • The Tucson Music Scene
  • The State of Today’s Music
  • The “1,000 Fans” Theory
  • Analog or Digital
  • Who are you listening to
  • Favorite Microphone
  • Legacy or Money
  • Worst Recording Experience

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