The Behind the Backline Podcast

Behind the Backline is the podcast where we dig into the stories behind our favorite backline gear and talk with professionals in the musical instrument, pro audio and event technology industry.

Welcome to Behind the Backline, the podcast where we chat with merchants, brands and industry professionals in the musical instrument, pro audio and event technology space about their products, services, industry trends, stories, and more. Join us as we dig into the stories behind our favorite backline gear.

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Behind the Backline, Episode 8: Drum Wallet

Ep9: Frettable - Combining Artificial Intelligence with Songwriting

Greg Burlet joins us to share his story about how he created Frettable, why he was inspired to develop it, and how it is making an impact on the songwriting industry.

Behind the Backline, Episode 8: Drum Wallet

Ep8: The Drum Wallet - Expanding Your Drum Sounds with the Flick of a Stick

The Drum Wallet and the Pocket Watch are simple, yet powerful products that hang from your drum and give you the option to flick it onto to the drum or flip if off to change the sound.

Behind the Backline, Episode 7: Signal Flow

Ep7: Signal Flow - Making Stage Plotting & Setup More Efficient

If you’re an audio engineer looking for an end to the evil plots (pun intended), you’ll want to check out the cloud-based Signal Flow app!

Behind the Backline, Episode 6: Fano Guitars

Ep6: Fano Guitars - Crafting the Ultimate Boutique Guitar

After working for 30 years at one of the biggest names in guitars, it can be hard to accept retirement. So what do you do? Start a new guitar business!

Behind the Backline, Episode 5: DrumLite

Ep5: DrumLite - Giving the Drummer Some With LED Lighting

Drum solos are so last year! Drummers need to continuously find new ways to stand out, demonstrate their worth, and get their share of the love from fans.

Behind the Backline, Episode 4: Welch Tuning Systems

Ep4: Welch Tuning Systems - Simplifying the Way We Tune Our Drums

What do you get when a drummer who’s had enough of individually tuning up to 20 points on a drum comes to his senses and realizes there’s got to be an easier way?

Behind the Backline, Episode 3: ToneAlly Drum Teaching Tool

Ep3: ToneAlly - Behind NAMM’s 2018 Best Teaching Tool

What’s it like to come up with an idea for a drum teaching tool just a few short years ago and then be named the Best Teaching Tool in 2018 at the NAMM Show?

Behind the Backline, Episode 2: Mukikim Toys

Ep2: Mukikim - Music and Childlike Wonder for Adults and Kids

Robert Sheets from Mukikim joins us to discuss “Rock and Roll It!”, the company’s musical instrument products and who they are for.

Ep1: SN3 Innovations – Achieving True Sound Activation Mode in Lighting

Greg Notaro, co-founder of SN3 Innovations Lighting Entertainment, joins Octave Media founder Matt Jacoby in our first-ever episode of Behind the Backline.