The Best Free Audio Editors in 2018

Regardless of the type of audio you’re working with, there’s a good chance you’ll want software to help you mix, edit, or directly record the source. It doesn’t matter whether you’re producing music, podcasts, or audio to sync with video;…

Summer NAMM 2018 & BAE Royaltone Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway This week has been insane for us over at Produce Like A Pro! We spent Monday - Wednesday at Blackbird Studios in Studio D doing a masterclass with Academy members, the last 2 days at Summer NAMM…
Mixing Drums with the Sonnox Oxford Envolution & Limiter
a Rafflecopter giveaway The good folks at Sonnox have given us two plugins to try! The Sonnox Oxford Envolution and the Sonnox Oxford Limiter. I’m very excited to try these out because I’ve heard really good things about both of…
6 Steps in Becoming a Better Songwriter

The path to improvement as a songwriter is an on-going, ever-evolving process. As a craft, songwriting is highly individualistic, dictated by a host of personal characteristics. The instrument(s) you play, the genre(s) you most enjoy, and your technical and creative…

How to Write a Song with 10 Helpful Holistic Hints

When it comes to writing music, there’s surely no substitute for a bit of creativity and the keen desire to make something new. Everyone has a method all their own, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t observable parallels between creative…

If you could work with any artist, who would it be? | FAQ Friday
If you could work with any artist, who would it be? What a marvellous question. I’ve asked this question to friends of mine who are producers, mixers, engineers, songwriters, musicians, etc. I love when people ask who would you work…
Music Production With Phil Allen, Bob Horn & Erik Reichers
a Rafflecopter giveaway This week has been all about production. Recording the right parts, perfecting the arrangement and getting the sounds the way we want to hear them is huge! This channel is called PRODUCE Like A Pro after all!…
10 Home Studio Production, Mixing & Mastering Tips

So often these days we are writing and Producing Tracks as we go. There’s nothing wrong with that at all and in many ways it mirrors what a lot of great bands did to create some of the most amazing…

Best DAW 2018: Getting the Most from Your Software

We’ve covered DAWs extensively over the past several weeks, examining both the top inexpensive options as well as the best-of-the-best in digital audio production. And while we can’t in good conscience crown a single DAW king, we can further look…

Breaking Down Acoustic Treatment for Home Studios

Chances are, unless your home studio was specifically designed for recording and mixing music, it’s a less than ideal listening environment. Professional studios are carefully planned out to eliminate naturally occurring acoustic issues in a way that residential rooms are…

When is a mix finished? | FAQ Friday
Recently I was asked: Imagine there is no budget pressure and you do not have deadlines; how do you know that a mix is finished? This is a great question! I don’t know that without a budget or a deadline…
4 Drum Mixing Techniques
a Rafflecopter giveaway The best way to show you how to mix drums is to show you the approaches of 4 different professional mixers/producers/engineers! Coming up are 4 different interpretations of drum mixing. ✅Glenn Fricker mixing drums with no drum…
Guitar Production Tips
A huge part of what we do as Producers is inspire the musicians we work with, getting them to think outside of the box. In this video I want to touch upon on some different ways to create interest in…
What You Should Know About Analogue Summing

As I’m sure you’re well aware, the analogue vs. digital debate still rages on despite digital’s advancements over the years. Whether you grew up working on analogue equipment or simply call yourself a “purist,” some folks still consider “old-school” recording…

Why compete with the best mixers? (Lauten Mic Giveaway) | FAQ Friday
We have had an amazing week! On Sunday (June 3rd, 2018) we hit 200,000 subscribers! I really appreciate all of you! We have a ton of interaction! You’re talking to each other, helping each other out, swapping ideas, asking amazing…
EQ Cheat Sheet: Simple Guidelines for Effective Equalization

Understanding equalization–probably the most widely used signal processor available to engineers–is essential to making records sound their absolute best. Sometimes it’s as simple as high-passing an instrument in the proper spot, while other cases require a bit more attention and…

Vocal Compression for Beginners

Learning to mix an up-front, in-your-face vocal takes practice. Understandably the most important aspect of a song across numerous genres, a great sounding, competitive vocal has the power to stand out from the pack. But how do we even get…

Free DAWs: The Best Available in 2020

We’re in 2020, which means making music doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition. There are so many fantastic ways to produce music on a shoestring with the only prerequisite being a capable computer. We’ll examine some of the top…

200K Subs Giveaway Week (Blue Headphones & The Everything Bundle)
a Rafflecopter giveaway 200,000 subscribers! This whole week is a celebration of YOU and everyone who has helped this channel grow. This has been a wonderful three and a half years being able to show you what it’s like every…
Thank you 200K Subs Giveaway Week (Audient iD14 & ASP800 – $1148 Value)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you once again for the 200,000 subscribers! It’s pretty overwhelming how amazing it is that there are so many of you here to help each other! I love all the comments & questions, I love how…
200K Subscribers Giveaway (Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 – $1099 Value)
a Rafflecopter giveaway We hit 200,000 subscribers! In a little over 3 years this channel has grown from nothing to 200,000 of you! Everybody leaves incredible comments, questions and the community here is so supportive! I’m so impressed with everyone!…
The Best USB Audio Interfaces On A Budget [$100 or Less]

A short while back, we took a look at the best USB audio interfaces for home studios on a budget. The idea behind the list was to compile some of most tried-and-true interfaces for the home recorder likely needing no…

Is Investing in Audio School Worth It?

I decided to go to audio school after already studying an unrelated field in college. There are a multitude of reasons why it was a great personal decision for me, but it didn’t come without its downsides either. Firstly, it’s important to…

Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? | FAQ Friday
Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? Which is the best to use? Which one is your favorite? They all do the same thing technically but they all have different algorithms and different ways of working. I’ll tell you what I like…