Earning royalties as a Producer in 2018 | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you've been wondering about something, ask away!…
The Future of the Music Industry (With Reid Shippen)

While we were in Nashville, we had a chance to sit down and chat with the incredibly talented, F. Reid Shippen! Reid stopped by Blackbird Studios while we were having our Produce Like A Pro Academy Master Class to talk…

How to Mix Music Using 5 Simple Elements

Mixing music requires both technical ability and the creativity to try things that would make a song compelling and interesting to listeners. Mix engineers firstly possess the technical knowledge of audio signal flow, DAW and/or console operation, and how to…

Recording Acoustic Guitar 101

One of my first videos on YouTube was called “Recording Acoustic Guitar,” and ever since then I frequently get asked to talk in more detail about recording acoustic guitar. In today’s video, we’re going to be a lot more thorough…

Haas Effect: What It Is and How It’s Used

The Haas effect is a psychoacoustic phenomenon discovered by Dr. Helmut Haas in 1949. Also known as the “precedence effect,” the law states that when one sound is followed by another with a delay time of approximately 40 ms or…

Mix & Remix Contest Winners & FAQ Friday

This is a very special edition of FAQ Friday! Not only do we have some amazing questions, we’re also announcing the 3 winners of the 2018 Mix/Remix Competition! We got hundreds of great mixes, unfortunately we couldn’t choose everyone. We…

Hi! I’m Wayne G. Miller!

Hello, Produce Like A Pro viewers and readers. I’m Wayne G. Miller – a producer/mixer, songwriter and musical director in Los Angeles. As an MD I have worked with Christina Perri, Mike Posner, Demi Lovato, Snakehips, AlunaGeorge and many others.…

Free Multitracks: No-Cost Resources to Practice Mixing

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…

Analog thinking: Premix strategy – Spend some time in the studio

by Jerry Hammack, author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals (www.beatlesrecordingreferencemanuals.com / www.jerryhammack.com) I spend probably as much time thinking about mixing and how to do a better job at it as I do on actual projects. While I’m in…

Touring the world with Rock Stars (Talking with Wayne Miller at Selma Studios)

I recently had a chance to sit down with the incredibly talented Wayne Miller at his home studio (Selma Studios) in Hollywood, California and talk about the music industry, touring, and songwriting! Wayne is an accomplished songwriter, producer, musical director…

Vocal Tuning in the ’70s! (Talking with Richard Dodd)

While we were in Nashville, we had a chance to talk with the incredibly talented Richard Dodd! The interview took place at Blackbird Studios in Studio D, where we were having our Produce Like A Pro Academy Master Class. Believe…

What Is Phase Cancellation?

https://producelikeapro.com/blog/sound-synthesis-basics/Phase cancellation is an acoustic phenomenon in which two or more “out of phase” sound waves result in weakened or lost frequencies. When two identical frequencies are cycling 180° opposite each other, complete phase cancellation occurs. The Science Behind Phase…

7 Stock Pro Tools Plugins Covering All the Basics

Whether a DAW boasts an impressive selection of stock plugins can be a deciding factor when the time comes to choose. If you’ve picked Pro Tools, you’ll have access to over 60 plugins right out of the box. Luckily, stock…

Did they high-pass in 1979? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you've been wondering about something, ask away!…
Instant Great Guitar Sound with the PRS SuperModels (Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Using amp sims along with IRs allows us to create amazing tones and move very quickly between completely different amp and speaker combinations! This means that we can now just focus on the creativity and step away…
Raised in recording studios (Talking with Ryan Hewitt)

While we were in Nashville for NAMM and the Produce Like A Pro Masterclass, I had a chance to stop by the House Of Blues Studios to talk with the incredibly talented Ryan Hewitt. Ryan Hewitt is a Grammy award-winning…

When to give feedback to an artist | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you've been wondering about something, ask away!…
Recording a song with 1 mic (LCT 441 Flex Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Over the last 3 years of doing this channel, our good friends over at Lewitt have given us many microphones to try out and give away! Recently they have introduced a new microphone called the LCT 441…
Mastering with the excellent program, Lurssen Mastering Console (LMC)

Written by Michael W. Dean Michael W. Dean wrote the book $30 Music School (Only 5 dollars. 2nd Edition, 2018. Cheaper than a drink in a bar, Kindle Edition (Get it here on Amazon) It’s the 2018 update to the classic…

The owner of the most well equipped Studio in the World
I’ve been going to Summer NAMM for the last 4 years, each and every year has been an increasingly rewarding experience! Connecting with some of the best Producers, Engineers and Mixers in the business, touring amazing Studios. Blackbird Studios is…
Audio Recording Through the Ages (This history of audio recording)
Ever wondered how sound technology developed to the advanced heights of today’s digital music production? It’s strange to think about, but less than 200 years ago no sound had been recorded...Ever. The music industry didn’t really exist as the technology…
Did modern music ruin feel & vibe? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you've been wondering about something, ask away!…
Should you use Intelligent EQs? (Gullfoss Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today I have a very exciting plugin to try! It is called the Gullfoss. It’s a very forward thinking plugin which wasn’t designed around any traditional kind of EQ. It’s an intelligent plugin that identifies frequencies that…