Recording Acoustic, Electric, & Bass Guitars
Have you ever wanted to see what really goes in to making a pop rock song that sounds big and wide? First, you need to make sure that you get the best possible recordings of the instruments. Second, you need…
Producing Vocals with Grammy Winners Phil Allen and Bob Horn
Great vocal production is foundational in making a song sound great! Modern music relies heavily on the vocal track being big, up front, and clear! The lead vocal track contains many of the emotional elements in a song and can…
How to use stock EQ plugins in Logic Pro X
Equalization is one of the first tools that many of us begin using when learning to mix. At the beginning it's very easy to hear drastic changes that occur when making large cuts and boosts. However, it's much more difficult to…
How to Use Native Instruments Maschine with Micheal Emm
In the past a producer would be the guy sitting at the console telling the musicians or the engineer what he liked and what he didn't. Today, being a producer means that you're likely wearing many hats (engineer, editor, vocal tuner,…
Record pro sounding tracks using affordable equipment
This is a great time in history to be making music: Quality studio equipment has become more and more affordable, which makes it possible for home (or bedroom) studio recordists to produce great sounding tracks. A few months ago I…
The Truth about Mixing In-The-Box
Those of you that follow me will know I produce and mix using Pro Tools. Most of the projects I do at my studio are produced and mixed in a hybrid fashion, utilizing some amazing analog outboard equipment and outputting…
Using Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro X
Virtual instruments can expand the versatility of your home studio and can even make your productions more interesting. They're not only for electronic music genres- You can hear virtual instruments on many modern rock and country songs.  Rob Mayzes from…
The Perfect Stereo Bus Mixing Chain?
If you have been following me for a while you'll know that I love mixing through my analogue master bus chain. It gives my mixes the glue, punch and energy we've all come to know and love on our favourite…
My Ask the Artist Interview at NRG Recording Studios
NRG Recording Studios featured me on their "Ask the Artist" series. It was a wonderful opportunity and I am very thankful to have been a part of it.  We talked about gear, working in the industry, licensing music, being on…
Mix Breakdown: Ashleigh Watson – Little Love
Hello lovely people, I hope you're doing marvellously well! I recently had the pleasure of working with the talented Ashleigh Watson! Ashleigh is an independent retro soul singer/songwriter based in Melbourne Australia. Originally from a jazz background, she found her passion…
Here’s why music doesn’t have to be gridded
I recently worked on a acoustic EP with the artist Chase K.  We spent 3 days from start to finish recording and mixing the entire thing.  On one of the songs, Chase chose not to record to a click track.…
Kick Drum Phase Alignment with Grammy Winning Mixer Bob Horn
Bob Horn is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer. He’s mixed songs for some of the recording industry’s most notable artists including Usher, Timbaland, Michael Jackson, Akon, Macy Gray, Neyo, Lupe Fiasco, Brandy, and many others.  He attended Berklee in…