Tuning Drums to Fit the Key of a Song | FAQ Friday
We're big, we're bad & we're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We've received a lot of emails asking us if the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale prices were still available, so we figured we would extend for one final…
Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition Review and Setup
a Rafflecopter giveaway We have something rather exciting today! We've tried out the Sonarworks Reference 4 during a couple of live streams, but today we're going to try out  the Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition with a mic. The best…
3 Vocal Reverb Tips
Before we get started talking Vocal Reverbs please bear with me, here is my thought process on these Vocal Reverb ideas I’m going to share with you! One of the biggest complaints from many Engineers is how ‘perfect’ Digital is.…
Music Marketing Tips: How to Have Your Music Heard

The music business in the 21st century is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the web and digital recording have allowed anyone to record and post their music online for immediate consumption. This is an amazing leap from the days when music had…

Best Recording Software for Your Home Studio

We’ve covered recording software quite a bit over the past few months, taking a look at 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…

Blending Real Amps with Amp Modellers and Cab Sims | FAQ Friday
We have a whole bunch of incredibly good questions this week, but before we get into them- It's Black Friday! We have SO MANY amazing sales happening right now. Here they are! • Produce Like A Pro: $99 Yearly Academy Passes…
Giving Thanks and Free Gift for the Produce Like a Pro Community!
Hi Friends, I hope you’re all doing marvellous well! I want you to know that I am thankful for all of you. Together you have built the best pro audio community on the internet. I'm so thankful for everyone who…
Making Microtonal Music is Easier Than You’d Think

  Welcome to this Tutorial Tuesdays article by Michael W. Dean, synth player in BipTunia. Author of $30 Music School. PRO TIP: I’d recommend that while you read this article, you listen to this Microtonal Playlist on Spotify. It has…

Mix Vocals Like The Pros (Learn the techniques of 4 Grammy Winners & Nominees)
What is the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard in music? For me, it were Freddie Mercury’s vocals on A Night At The Opera! I’m sure many of you would have picked your favourite vocal performance as well! Why is…
Hit The Red | FAQ Friday
We have some marvellous questions this week! They are all over the spectrum! "What is your opinion on recording in the red? Should it be avoided at all times?" I've seen so many videos, where they're doing a mix and…
Sonnox Oxford Dynamcs, SuprEsser, & EQ Review + Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re going to try a couple amazing plugins which many of you probably already know! The Sonnox Oxford Dynamics, Dynamic EQ and Oxford SuprEsser! The best thing about these plugins is that you can enter to win 1…
Free Mixing Course & Multitracks from Platinum-Selling Producer Warren Huart
Have you ever felt like you can't break through in your music career, because you lack the proper equipment, or don’t have professional studio to record & mix in? Maybe you didn't attend an audio school, or you're living in…
Recording Vocals | FAQ Friday
We got a ton of marvellous questions this week! (as per usual! haha!) Let’s get right into it! What do you do when you’re recording a vocal that has a large dynamic range between verse and chorus and the singer…
Recording a full band with a $149 mic (LCT 240 Pro)
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we're going to put the LCT 240 to the test! At only $149 it’s extremely affordable- The best thing about this mic is that we're going to be giving one away! Enter to win…
Hi! My name is Gordon McNeil! (Musician, Producer, Mixer, Label Owner)

Hi! I’m Gordon McNeil! In 2014, I was touring with the world’s leading Queen Tribute band “One Night Of Queen” fronted by Gary Mullen (winner of TV show Stars In Their Eyes) It was touring pretty much for a full…

Chatting with Peter Freestone: Freddie Mercury’s Friend & Assistant

I’m very excited about today’s interview. I feel very blessed to be talking with Mr. Peter Freestone, who was Freddie Mercury’s personal assistant for about 12 years! As you know I’m a HUGE Queen fan- they’re one of the reasons why…

Considerations for Mixing with Headphones vs. Monitors

One of the most common questions starter engineers have is whether they should mix with headphones or studio monitors. The answer tends to be that good results are achievable on either, or both. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do much to clarify.…

The Biggest Advantages to Mixing with Headphones

In general, mixing with headphones exclusively isn’t advised. You’ll want to have a good pair handy to reference your mix on something other than your main monitors, but spending all of your mix time in cans can yield some wonky…

Mentally Preparing Yourself Before Starting a Mix | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with: “How do you go about mentally preparing yourself before starting a mix?" Marvellous question! Hopefully, the artist, producer, engineer, or whoever supplied you with the multitracks has also…