Jonathan Wilson’s home studio & a look at his Cadac console
Jonathan Wilson is a Los Angeles based musician, singer songwrtier, producer, engineer and mixer. Jonathan is an incredibly skilled musician and he has yet to find an instrument that he cannot play.  He runs owns and maintains Fivestar Studios based…
There is No One Way to Record
I'm sure you've noticed, but in case you haven't, everyone has an opinion of what is the "right way" to record. You'll see it in audio forums and other online groups. Someone might post about a heavy rock track they're…
Fast Easy Drum Replacement in Logic Pro X
Replacing acoustic drum sounds with samples is a great way to fix a poor quality drum recording.  If you made a mistake in the recording process replacing your original recording with a sample will fix it.  If you are tracking…
Ariel Chobaz – Produce Like a Pro Podcast Episode #51
Ariel Chobaz’s name is synonymous with today’s hip-hop/pop titans. Having worked with such mammoth artists as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber, his skills as a mixing engineer have afforded him Grammy nominations, platinum records, and numerous Billboard #1s.…
Mark Needham: Developing Artists & Mixing 300+ Songs Per Year
Mark Needham is a producer and mix engineer that works in both LA and Nashville.  He has worked in the music industry for over 3 decades, mixes between 300 and 500 songs year and is responsible for developing "A-list" talent…
How to use stock compressors in Logic Pro X with Rob Mayzes
Mixing with compression is a necessity.  Every top level mixer uses compressors. Every professional recording studio has at least a handful of outboard compressors. Every DAW comes stock with several compressor plugins.  And many of the mixing tutorials found online…
How to Create a Great Sounding Vocal Stutter Effect
Vocals are the most important element in a hit song.  While many instruments are played by humans, no single instrument offers a greater human connection in a song than the vocal.  This means our goal is to produce, record and…
3 Tips for Music industry Success from Grammy Nominated Mixer Ariel Chobaz
Ariel Chobaz is a Grammy nominated mix engineer who worked with instantly recognizable artists such as Drake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Bieber.  Ariel recorded and mixed Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" which has broken the record for the most singles…
These are the salaries of some of the top hip hop producers
By Dave S No doubt, the life of a pop star is a glamorous one, and one that makes many of us green with jealousy. There’s so many perks: world travel, adoration by fans, free stuff and of course, the…
These are the 5 most sampled drum beats in hip hop
By Dave S We hate to break it to you, but there’s no secret recipe when it comes to crafting the ultimate hit. There’s no secret chord, syncopation or melody that is certain to make people get up and dance…
Kid’s Record & “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” &” I’m the One” at Sunset Sound
“Ain't Talking 'Bout Love” This is one of the songs on Van Halen’s album that all the kids in Los Rios Rock School immediately recognized. “Aint Talkin' 'Bout Love” is feature in Guitar Hero: Van Halen Tier 3 Hollywood and…
Interview with Bassist and Producer Greg Richling
Greg Richling is a bassist, producer and music innovator. He wrote songs, recorded and toured with the Wallflowers for 20 years.  He's played bass on albums for Fiona Apple and Macy Gray as well as producing and songwriting in LA. Greg…
Teens Recording Van Halen’s "I’m The One" at Sunset Sound
Hello Lovely People! We've had such an incredible response to the recording that we did with the students from the Los Rios Rock School that we wanted to post another video today.  The kids did such and amazing job, with…
Historic Sunset Sound: Where We Recreated an Iconic Album with Teenagers
As a kid I can remember looking at the back covers of my favorite albums and absorbing all the information that I could. I began to notice that many of them were made at Sunset Sound - Records like Led Zeppelin 2…
4 Tips to Becoming a Successful Songwriter: Interview with Tim Randolph
Tim Randolph is a musician, songwriter, and producer who is currently working with some of the biggest artists in the world. He is also part of a new revolution that his happening in the music industry. Without the massive budgets and…
Recreating Van Halen’s Iconic First Album at Sunset Sound with Teenage Musicians
Van Halen's first iconic album took just 7 months from it's release to become certified platinum and has since sold over 10 million copies. The album was made at Sunset Sound Studio One in 1977, was released in 1978 and took…