A Closer Look at the Focal Clear Professional Reference Headphones

Enter to win a pair of these below: a Rafflecopter giveaway I feel like a big kid in a candy store! I saw these headphones for the first time at Vintage King and I’ve heard from many people that these…

Big Guitars Production Trick

This video is all about big guitars production techniques. The trick I show you is a trick I learned from Mr. Dave Jerden and his old engineer, Mr. Bryan Carlstrom. This is a trick that they would do to build…

12 Of The Greatest Songwriters of All Time

Whether you’re at the start of your music career or already have a catalogue of music under your belt, music appreciation should always be a part of your day. As musicians, we have an obligation to keep an ear open…

10 Steps To Writing Your First Song

Getting started writing your own song can be a bit nerve-wracking! As an artist, your early work can often define who you are, as it lets music listeners what you’re all about. Lyrics, composition, chord structure, genre…these are all things…

Mixing Monitors vs. Mastering Monitors | FAQ Friday
Are mixing monitors different than mastering monitors? Yes and no. I’ve been to a lot of mastering studios where they have very expensive monitors but they’re also the same very expensive monitors that I’ve seen in some very expensive studios…
Recording A Song in 45 Mins w/ an iRig Keys I/O
a Rafflecopter giveaway I’d like to introduce you to a good friend of mine, Mr. Steve Maggiora! Steve is an amazing keyboard player, he is also a singer and a songwriter! In 45 minutes, Steve recorded a song on an…
Richard Furch Interview and Studio Tour

Talking with Richard is fantastic, he is humble, a huge fan of music and has a thirst for knowledge. He is someone who is always looking to improve! In fact he’s taken many of our courses and watches our videos…

The 10 Essentials To Get Your Home Studio Started

Whether you’re looking to launch a career as an audio engineer, looking for a new hobby or an artist wanting to record their own music on the cheap, building a home studio has never been easier. The notion that high…

The Best Vocal Mics for Under $500

For most of us putting together a home or project studio, cost dictates the gear we choose. In a perfect world we’d all have a locker full of $3000+ vocal mics, but that’s wildly impractical for the average bedroom engineer.…

Magic Formula For Songwriting? | FAQ Friday
I often get asked about songwriting: How do I start a song? Is there a magical formula? I like to start with asking the artist “what do you want to write about? What exactly are you trying to say?” If…
How to mix MASSIVE Rock Guitars with Ulrich Wild, Bob Marlette & Warren Huart
a Rafflecopter giveaway Somebody recently asked me “how many guitars is enough on either side to create a large guitar sound?” The best way to show you how to achieve a massive guitar sound is to show you the approaches…
L C R Panning and Mixing In Mono?
Mixing LCR Panning True LCR panning is very prevalent in genres that have hugely dense mixes, particularly songs with massive guitar and synth sounds. Mixing Acoustic tracks, Orchestral and Jazz recordings would rarely if ever employ this technique. Every great…
Mixing Vocals: 6 Tips for a Great Sounding Track

Vocals are often one of the most important elements in a song, regardless of genre. So, it’s safe to say that how you approach mixing vocals can make or break your track. Have you ever heard a hit record, or…

The Best Music Production Apps for Mobile

Musicians’ creativity doesn’t come to a halt when they’re on the road. In a perfect world, we’d all have access to the comfort of our home studios 24/7, efficiently churning out music as often as we’d like. But whether you’re…

Mixing Kick & Bass FAQ FRIDAY
This week was a big one and it was all about Mixing Low End… more specifically mixing Kick and Bass. We did 2 LIVE Q&A’s, mixing kick and bass in hiphop and showed you some low end mixing tricks from…
Mixing Kick & Bass in Hip Hop (Mixing Low End)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Mixing live Drums and Bass are very different from Mixing Programmed Drums and Bass and Mixing Hip Hop/EDM and R&B can present a whole new set of issues! ‘Kick’ or ‘Bass' Drums can be pure tones like…
Kick and Bass Low End Mixing Tricks With Ulrich Wild, Cameron Webb & Warren Huart
Get The Mixing Kick & Bass Cheatsheet Mixing Kick Drum: • Boost 60 Hz to reinforce weight of the kick. The area around 40-60 Hz is where the weight of you kick lives. • Don’t be afraid to gently high…
What Is Audio Clipping and Why Is It Important?

We’ve all heard the dreaded term “audio clipping.” It often shows itself as an admonishing red light in our DAW, on our audio interface, or on our speakers. The result of which is, almost always, scrambling for knobs or faders…

How to EQ Bass Guitar: Simple Steps for a Better Low End

Nailing the low end content in a mix is an important step for better-sounding material. Too much bottom can make a mix muddy and inarticulate; too little can make a track appear thin and lifeless. Learning how to EQ bass…

Can you record guitar with a practice amp? | FAQ Friday

Welcome to another episode of FAQ Friday (Frequently Asked Questions). This series is all about your questions. We go through the YouTube comments, look for the most common / interesting questions and answer them in FAQ Friday episodes! Can you…

How to Mix Hit Songs in-the-box with Mark Needham

Mark Needham is one of the most sought after Mixers in Los Angeles. We’ve been friends for around 15 years now and he has mixed so many great songs for me! This song with Jay Clifford is no exception! In…

Andrew Wells Interview and East West Studio 3 Tour

At just 22 years old, Andrew Wells has already established himself as an incredibly skilled producer in the industry. We caught up with him at EastWest Studios in Hollywood where he had recently finished tracking Jason Mraz’s latest album. Andrew’s…