Orchestra and Horns. 12 Songs. World Class Recording in 2 Days
Matt Brownlie’s career is an illustrious one that speaks for itself through both the range of genres and also the sheer talent he has worked with.  His accolades include working with Bette Midler, LL Cool J, Destiny’s Child, Frank Ocean,…
The Amazing Brent Fischer Orchestra Recording at NRG Studios!
Get The Brent Fischer Extended Cut Hello lovely people!  Today I want to introduce you to an amazing producer, composer and musician that has done almost everything in the music industry- the wonderful Brent Fischer! Brent was kind enough to…
These 5 artists are also world class producers
By Dave S If you want to make it in the industry you’re going to need to put in the hours to make yourself known. Like any job, what will earn you the most recognition is not only performing well…
7 Ways to Go Against the Grain and Make it in the Music Industry
I moved to Los Angeles in October 1995, that same month the band Self released their first album 'Subliminal Plastic Motives'. In early '96 I heard the single 'So Low' and was blown away, Los Angeles was full of hyped…
Interview with Wes Dooley of AEA Microphones
Hello Lovely People!  At NAMM this year we spoke with the founder of AEA microphones, Wes Dooley, who has an immense knowledge of ribbon microphones. When the microphone division of RCA was permanently shut down in 1976, Wes found his…
Win A Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47 Condenser Microphone ($299 Value)
Matt McGlynn runs this amazing website called RecordingHacks.com. He gives us incredible insight into the world of microphones. Matt has done us a huge favour by creating a microphone database that makes it very easy to find the information you're actually…
4 Years in Purgatory or Just Pulling My Hair Out Trying To Get Better Drum Sounds?
I remember nearly 4 years ago finishing my first recording in my new studio. I was really excited about all the new opportunities to make music having my very own place would bring me. I was lucky enough to find…
This is where legends make records; Blackbird Studio (Studio Tour)
John McBride's Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN is easily one of the most amazing places that you will come across in this world of music, recording and producing.  During our visit to Summer NAMM, Mark Rubel one of the teachers…
Rick Beato takes a bite out of Apple in his latest video (watch here)
Hello lovely people! Today I want to share with you my video interview with Rick Beato from our recent trip to the NAMM convention in Nashville, TN.  Rick is a producer, engineer, mixer, musician, and music theorist that runs the…
Mastering With The Pros: IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console
Lovely people, I hope you’re doing marvelously well! One topic I frequently receive questions and emails about is mastering, especially how you can craft great masters at home using plugins. So today we'll try to shine some light on it…
Music Production in Logic Pro X with Rob Mayzes
As musicians we take joy in our art, as engineers we need to be able to find joy in the tools that we use. We need to enjoy the process as much as we enjoy the final product. And we're lucky!…
Win A Set of Direct Sound Studio + Headphones ($169 Value)
3 Weeks ago the Produce Like a Pro Team visited Summer NAMM in beautiful Nashville, TN.  While there we stopped by and visited the lovely folks at Direct Sound.  Many of you know that I love my EX-29 headphones for…
Vintage King Tour in Nashville, TN
I recently visited Nashville Tennessee during the Summer NAMM show.  It's a lovely city with fantastic food, friendly people and some of the best musicians, engineers and producers in the country.  While I was in town, I was able to…
Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me’: Mix Breakdown with Screenshots
Hello lovely people, I hope you're doing marvellously well! I'm very excited to let you know that we've been able to get our hands on the original mix session screenshots of Sam Smith's smashing hit 'Stay With Me'!   In…
Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me’: Inside The Mix with Paul Tingen
Lovely people, I hope you're doing marvellously well! I'm very honored and privileged to sit down with the wonderful Paul Tingen.  Paul is an accomplished writer with a monthly column in Sound on Sound as well as being a guitarist…
Win 1 of 3 Microphones from SE Electronics ($179 Value)
Last week I visited Summer NAMM in beautiful Nashville, TN and had a wonderful time.  One of the people I talked to at the show was Jonathon Pines from Rupert Neve Designs and SE Electronics. Jonathon showed me SE's new…