From a 9-5 employee to a maker and a founder.
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In this podcast episode, I was happy to interview Steve Barile from Conductive Labs. Steve was a 9-5 employee of Intel, until he and his best friend Darryl, started experimenting with building their own audio hardware. First prototypes led to concrete product ideas, which led to a crowdfunding campaign, which led to founding a successful business… but let’s listen to him tell the story!
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In this podcast episode, you will learn:
- how to start making your own music hardware, for example, hardware synthesizers,
- where to get product ideas from,
- how to go about validating your product in the market,
- where to look for manufacturers,
- recommended resources for building audio hardware.
Special thanks from Steve to the Conductive Labs crew: Jesse, Cantrell, Paul, Nick, Ben, Chuck, Blake, Shashi, Kelly & SOs: Joyce and Lisa
Below are all the resources that are referenced in the podcast episode.
- Steve Barile (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Darryl McGee
- Caractacus Potts from movie Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang
- Conductive Labs
- Notes and Volts blog and YouTube channel
- PCB Way
- OXI Instruments
- Arturia Minibrute (in the interview, Arturia BeatStep Pro is mentioned, but it was in fact Minibrute)
- Waldorf Blofeld
- Conductive Labs Products:
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