Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix
1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or…
Mark Needham Mix Breakdown of a Jay Clifford Song Produced and Engineered by Warren Huart

I started Produce Like A Pro to bring real life Production, Engineering and Mixing experience to everyone. I want to break down the barriers between the Professionals and everyone else and bring us all together, sharing information! I can’t think…

Drums, drums and more drums! | FAQ Friday

Let’s jump into this week’s questions: Any tips for recording drums in a bad room? If your room is bad (not big, or doesn’t sound good, or has tons of reflections) you may not want to do room mics. Having…

Recording a full song with 1 mic (Lewitt LCT 540 Subzero)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Download the 'Nothing I Can Say' Multitracks This is very exciting! Those of you who have been following me for a while know that one of my favorite mics that I recommend is a Lewitt LCT 550!…
LEWITT LCT 540 Subzero Review

By: Barry Rudolph Founded in 2008 by Roman Perschon, LEWITT Microphones officially launched its first microphone in January 2010. With product design, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing in Vienna Austria, the company’s goals include innovative and versatile microphone designs that are…

Free Multitracks to Hone Your Mixing Skills

It goes without saying that the only way to get better at something is to do it a lot. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an athlete or a carpenter, a musician or a painter; practicing your craft is essential to developing what…

Matt (Linny) Linesch Interview and Studio Tour

Matt (Linny) Linesch is a producer, engineer, and the owner of Infinitespin Recorders in Los Angeles. The studio has a rich history, having been most recently owned by Toto drummer Simon Phillips. It was also once operated by Sheila E.,…

The BBC Offers 16,000+ Free Sound Effect Samples from Its Archive

The British Broadcasting Corporation has just launched a website making its 16,016 sound effect samples available for free download. Under the RemArc license, “the sound effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational, or research purposes.”…

How to Make Your Own Music and Collaborate Online

In this day and age, ever advancing technology has changed the landscape of how musicians create and collaborate with other artists. Face-to-face interaction in home or professional studios is still the norm, surely, but artists at opposite ends of the…

4 Production & Recording Books You Need To Read | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. Before I get into this week’s questions, I…

Blue Headphones Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway I am very excited about this! I’ve recently been in Dave Pensado’s studio (The Fab Factory), Bob Horn’s Studio and Cameron Webb’s studio. What’s my point? Well, all these 3 studios share one thing in common! They’re…
Acoustic Treatment with Bobby Owsinski (Frank Zappa, The Byrds)

Bobby Owsinski is an audio engineer and author, perhaps best known for writing over 20 books on recording, mixing, mastering, and acoustics–many of which have become a part of audio school curriculum. Early in his career, Bobby worked with artists…

The Best Inexpensive Recording Software in 2018

Technically when we use the term “DAW,” short for digital audio workstation, we’re referring to the various components of a studio that allow us to make digital recordings. The computer, audio interface, recording software, and other devices all make up…

Sync Licensing: How to License Your Music (Guide)
Are You Sync Ready? It’s vital that you have prepped your data and considered everything that is required in order for your masters to be ready and cleared for sync licensing. We’ve created this guide to outline the crucial information…
Eric Valentine Interview (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth)

Produce Like a Pro recently had the pleasure of meeting with Eric Valentine at his home studio, which he aptly calls “Topangadise.” Eric joked that he’s spent the majority of his career in windowless control rooms “caves,” so the room…

The Top 7 USB Audio Interfaces for Studios on a Budget

After the computer and DAW, arguably the most important component of any studio is the audio interface. It may seem like spending a fortune is the only way to get the best digital recording and playback quality. However, “you get what you…

Panning, Mastering and Balancing Harmonies | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. This is a question that I get asked…

Mixing vocals with 3 World Class Engineers & Everything Bundle Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Pro Mix Academy is a collection of some of the best Producers, Engineers and Mixers in the World who have gotten together to give us an amazing look inside the Mixing, Production, Recording and Mastering process. In…
Drum Replacement in Cubase 9.5 with Chris Selim

Drum replacement: you’ve probably heard of this before. Whether it was in the middle of a conversation, or reading about it through an article or on famous forums out there, or in a mixing video, I’m sure you’ve heard about…

The 9 Best Digital Audio Workspaces Available

In the era of apps, we’ve reached a point where there are simply too many options to choose from. If you’re an aspiring artist, music producer, mixer or engineer you might be looking at the seemingly endless list of music…

5 Vocal Mixing Tricks
1. Saturation Adding edge to a vocal can typically be high end EQ, however this can be unpredictable with Esses and Consonants peaking tremulously requiring addition maintenance to sound great! So saturation can not only add fullness to a vocal…
Setting Up a Home Recording Studio for Beginners

An efficient home recording set-up is essential for producers, engineers, and musicians of any level. And luckily, the time has never been better to get into the game. Rapid advances in digital technology over the past decade have made home…

Music Licensing & Royalties | FAQ Friday

Earlier this week we did a LIVE Q&A with Jon Skinner, CEO/Founder of MusicGateway.com, answering your questions about music licensing. We got the chance to pick his brain, he was even able to answer some questions that I had as…

5 Essential Recording Tips
1. Get the headphone Mix right Having the right headphone for the artist your recording is essential! If the singer isn’t inspired to perform then no amount or combination of Compression, EQ or Effects is going to make the vocal…
Music Gateway & Produce Like A Pro Present “Your Song”

View the winner’s here Music Gateway and Produce Like A Pro are teaming up to find the best song out there! We’re not looking for any specific genre, length, tempo or production quality! About Music Gateway Music Gateway is an…

Roswell Delphos Condenser Microphone ($999 value) Review & Giveaway
Today we’re reviewing the Roswell Delphos Condenser Microphone. I’m reviewing this mic because after the other reviews we’ve done with Roswell, and the Q&A’s we’ve done with the lovely Matt McGlynn, loads of people starting asking me about this mic!…
These Five Free Music Mixing Apps Will Kick Start Your DJ Career

It’s never been easier to get into live music mixing Believe it or not, the art of ‘DJing’ has some pretty deep-rooted history in American history. As early as 1935, radio disc jockeys practiced live or “real time” mixing where…