April 22, 2024

"Scared Myself Into Doing Music" w/ Jon Deiley of Northlane

In this conversation, Blake interviews Jon Deiley from Northlane about his journey in music. They discuss topics such as starting a band, the challenges of pursuing a career in music, and the evolution of their gear and recording techniques. Jon shares his experiences with different studios, amps, and effects pedals, highlighting the importance of finding the right sound for their music. They also touch on the rise of digital modeling and the convenience it offers in terms of portability and versatility. In this conversation, Blake and Jon discuss the benefits of recording a DI (direct input) signal when tracking guitars. They highlight how a DI signal allows for flexibility in reamping and experimenting with different tones later on. The conversation takes a turn as they share personal experiences with eye injuries and the importance of protecting one's hearing.


  • Starting a band and pursuing a career in music can be challenging, but with dedication and passion, it is possible to succeed.
  • Finding the right gear, including amps and effects pedals, is crucial in creating the desired sound for a band's music.
  • The rise of digital modeling has made it easier to achieve a wide range of sounds and offers convenience in terms of portability and versatility.
  • Balancing creativity and the business side of music is essential for long-term success.
  • Recording a DI (direct input) is important for flexibility and allows for experimentation with different tones and effects in post-production. Recording a DI signal when tracking guitars provides flexibility for reamping and experimenting with different tones later on.
  • Protecting one's eyes and hearing is crucial to avoid injuries and long-term damage.



Introduction and Background


Starting a Band and Gear Evolution


The Rise of Digital Modeling


Balancing Creativity and the Business Side of Music


The Importance of Recording a DI


Recording a DI Signal for Flexibility


The Importance of Hard Drive Space


Protecting Your Eyes and Ears


Favorite Boss Pedals and Pizza Preferences

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