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Rigs of Dad Prodcast

Jul 12, 2021

Ken Andrews: absolute legend.  You might know him from the incredible band Failure, or his band Year of the Rabbit, or his incredibly extensive resume as an engineer, or maybe you subscribe to his incredible YouTube channel or Patreon Page...  If you shook your head through all of that, it's not too late.  Dive into this chat and change you life now!

Ken has been sharing a ton of secrets from behind the board on his YouTube channel, but I got him to open up a bit more on this episode where we take a dive into the songwriting process of Failure, his relationship with the term "Space Rock", the magic of Keanu Reeves, how he's evolved as a musician and a producer since "Fantastic Planet", the magic of Fractal Audio, some of the most unique collaborations in the studio for his solo work, and much much more.

Be sure to subscribe to Ken's Youtube Channel at and I implore you to become a patron at to go even deeper.

If you want to hear more of this conversation (including the secrets behind the Heliotropic bass tone), the extended version is available to patrons on all tiers at the Rigs of Dad Patreon page.  More gear talk, more riff talk, more mix talk, and more laughs. You can even take some deep dives with more of my guests, get some Patreon exclusive swag, and more by checking out the Rigs of Dad Patreon page at OR just download the Patreon ap, search for Rigs of Dad, and you can support creators like me and so many more in the process!  

Big shout out to the homies at as well...  Take care of yourself.  Look good, feel good.  Treat your body and neighbors nose with love using Shear Revival! Use the code CLEANTONE10 to get 10% off your order!!

Much love to the fine folks at Custom District Pedalboards for allowing me to pack the heaviest tones on the lightest boards.  Get yours over at

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Huge loves to the incredible Sacha Dunable.  Check out if you need some real tone in your life.

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