Episode Thirty Seven - Bejorgvin Benediktsson

by Bjorgvin Benediktsson | With Your Host - Ricardo

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July 13, 2018

Episode 37 – Bjorgvin Benedicktsson

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 www.audio-issues.com 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-ins” as 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. 

Time Line:

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

Bjorgvin as a musician

The Tucson Music Scene

The State of Today’s Music

The “1,000 Fans” Theory



Bjorgvin Bendiktsson is an accomplished audio engineer, musician and writer of over 1,000 articles on audio production and music. He also teaches audio production and is THE resource when it comes to anything audio.

Growing up in Iceland, he then traveled to audio engineering school in Madrid and now living in Tucson, His journey and passion for creating has never wavered. This episode is full of advice and opinion on audio techniques that everyone can learn from. We also discuss the current music scene locally and in general.


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