Emmy-nominated score mixer Phil McGowan joins the show to chat about his work on Netflix’s Ozark and much more!  See his bio below.

Over the course of his career, Phil McGowan has recorded & mixed music for several award winning Films, Television Shows, and Video Games and has become a recognized face in the music scoring industry. He has collaborated with prolific composers such as Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, Trevor Morris, Jack Wall, Atli Örvarsson, Nathan Whitehead, Bobby Tahouri, and John Paesano. In 2020, Phil was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for his work mixing the score on Ozark.

Apart from enjoying the high caliber of Phil’s engineering and production work, many clients also turn to him due to his extensive knowledge of audio production and surround mixing techniques. Phil is an expert in mixing in many formats from mono to Dolby Atmos, orchestral recording, Pro Tools, complex stemming, working with music to picture, and complex file management. Though currently his work is primarily in the music scoring industry, Phil also mixes music for records and has touring live sound experience.

Sometime back in the 1980s, Phil entered this world and at a young age took a great interest in music. His musical journey began by taking piano lessons in early grade school, inspired by his parents, both of whom played keyboards. In addition to his interest in music performance, Phil garnered a fascination with audio engineering and music technology. These combined interests resulted in a great deal of personal research and experimentation within these fields during that formative time.

Phil’s early musical experiences and inspirations eventually led him to make the decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He subsequently applied to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where in 2009 he graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Music Production & Engineering. Phil’s experiences at Berklee gained him invaluable knowledge and experience involving a wide variety of topics relating to Music and Sound Production.

In 2010, Phil relocated to Los Angeles, CA and worked directly with Film and Television composer Trevor Morris for a few years, where he was the staff engineer at Trevor’s mixing facility, TMS. Since going freelance, Phil has continued to work with Trevor whilst expanding his clientele to a wide variety of people and projects.

Phil is a member of the Cinema Audio Society, Audio Engineering Society, Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700), National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Voting Member), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Voting Member), and is a patron member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists.


Jake sits down with Composer, and long time friend, Devin Gati for a chat about all things. Devin and his partner have composed for shows such as Hulu’s Deadbeat, and Pop Network’s NightCap. Devin is also an incredibly prolific music producer. Sit back and enjoy as two old pals chop it up! (Below we have the skates discussed in way too much length during this pod).


It’s not everyday you get to sit down with someone like Jim Davies, former guitarist for groups such as Pitchshifter and The Prodigy, as well as production music Guru who has been through it all! Listen as Jake and Jim discuss his illustrious career, getting into production music, and chat about his brand new album, “Headwars.” Sit back and have a listen!


Unorthodox Composer Antonio Gambale sits down with us to chat about his amazing work on this hit Netflix series. Unorthodox not only explores religious themes, but has a large musical touch to the story as well. Antonio and Jake discuss this and go deep into creating the various themes for the show. Sit back and have a listen as Jake and Antonio chop it up!


Composer Peter G. Adams joins the show to discuss his work on the current Quibi hit series, “Survive” starring Sophie Turner & Corey Hawkins. Adams discusses his process scoring for a series that has varying styles, and deals with emotional struggles as well as straight up action/thriller type vibes. Sit back and have a listen as Jake and Peter chop it up!


James Chapple joins the show representing VooDoo Highway Music Group, which composes animated shows such as Paw Patrol, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Sit back and have a listen as James and Jake go deep into the process!


Chris & Elyse Willis join the show to discuss their prolific work on the music for Disney World’s brand new ride, “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.” Sit back and enjoy listening to this amazing husband and wife team discussing the magic they love creating together!


Jake chats it up with Composer/Violinist, Emer Kinsella. They discuss her work on projects such as “Orbit” and “St. Louis Superman,” and much more. So sit back and have a listen!