Podcast: John Tejada – a man and his machines

  • Are the Rosson RAD-0 headphones any good? That was the essence of an email from Scape Mastering’s Stephan Betke who we interviewed last year about his mastering work and philosophy. I didn’t know much about the RADs beyond a smattering a social media posts but, in the absence of my lack of first-hand experience, Stephan knew a friend who might.

    Enter electronic musician John Tejada whose releases have been mastered by Betke so often over the years that they have become close friends. Tejada is also friends with – and not merely an acquaintance of – RAD-0 designer Alex Rosson. Head-fi-ers will know of Rosson as the man who led Audeze’s march to high-end prominence before doing at stint at Detroit’s Shinola to help them bring a turntable and loudspeakers to market.

    John Tejada uses a pair of RAD-0 as part of his studio arsenal. Would I like to try a pair? He would facilitate the hook-up. Yes, but a review wouldn’t spill for several months. Also by return: would Tejada care to be a guest on the Darko.Audio podcast to talk about his music (of which I’m a long-time fan), his creative process and his favourite audio gear? The answer now sits on SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts:

    Photos: Holly Parker

    Mentioned in this episode…

    Orbital – Green Album:

    John Tejada – Mesh Series 004 mix:

    Psyance “Andromeda’s Dance”:

    The Orb’s – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld:

    Plaid w/ Björk – “Lilith”:

    Photek – The Hidden Camera:

    Art of Noise “Beatbox”:

    Kraftwerk – Computer World:

    Richard H. Kirk – Virtual State:

    Etapp Kyle – Nolove:

    Forest Drive West – They Live EP:

    Neon Chambers – One:

    Hard Wax store:

    Genelec 8351 The Ones:

    Reftone Cube:

    Rosson Audio Design – RAD 0:

    Stefan Betke (Scape Mastering):

    Dan Clark Audio Aeon2:

    Touched Music – Covert II EP:

    John Tejada presents Future Stars:

    Regis – In This Is The Light That You Miss:

    Campfire Audio – Solaris & Polaris:

    Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald – Borderland:

    John Tejada Bandcamp:

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

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