Recording a song all over the world – Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro
A couple of weeks ago I demoed the Lewitt MTP 440 DM which is an inexpensive dynamic microphone and I recorded a bunch of guitars and basses. Watch that video here Have you ever recorded a song with someone half…
Sidechain Compression Techniques for Better Mixes

Sidechain compression is a very common, but often considered “advanced,” mixing technique. If you’ve made it this far to be curious about it, you’re probably pretty familiar with how compressors generally work. If not, there’s always time for a quick…

The Best Cheap DIY Vocal Booth Options

The key to getting better sounding vocal takes at home is a DIY vocal booth. Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be terribly fancy, and it especially doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. If your vocal…

Managing Ear Fatigue | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! Before we get into this week’s questions, I wanted to know if you’ve had a fun week mixing the song “The Gallery- Young & Restless?” If you haven’t already, you can download…
Finishing Up A Mix (Part 3)
I hope you’re all enjoying your three part Christmas series! Today we’re finishing it up with the overdubs and all kinds of other fun stuff. Scroll down to watch part 3 of Mixing The Gallery with Warren Huart! To recap:…
Mixing “The Gallery” with Warren Huart (Part 2)
Here’s the second part of your Christmas gift! Scroll down to watch part 2 of Mixing The Gallery with Warren Huart! To recap: The band is called “The Gallery.” It is a bunch of guys (2 brother actually) from Massachusetts.…
Happy Christmas! Here’s a gift!
I hope you’re doing marvellously well! For many of us, it is Christmas! Happy Christmas! (or as they say in America, Merry Christmas!) I wanted to give you a special gift to help you get your mixes to the next…
6 Pre-Mastering Tips with Michael Romanowski & Phonitor 2 Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re going to go over 6 tips that will help you prepare your mix to come into a mastering situation and get the best results with the grammy-nominated Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski. In addition to the…
How to Tune Vocals

Vocal tuning can really be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be. Real-time pitch correction with plugins like Auto-Tune or Waves Real-Time is very effective, especially when working with a solid vocalist. In these instances, you…

What is Vocal Tuning?

It’s no secret that vocalists sometimes need a little assistance to hit the perfect pitch. Even the most talented singers can sometimes hover, sharp or flat, around the note they’re trying to sing. An engineer might also have an otherwise…

Should you EQ programmed Drums? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! This weeks featured question is: "With programmed drums, can you use the same EQ principles that you’ve gone over or has this already been done in the programming stage?" As you probably…
Michael Romanowski: Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer
Michael Romanowski is a Grammy-nominated mastering engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently based in Berkeley. He is the owner and chief mastering engineer of Coast Mastering, as well as the co-founder and co-owner of an exclusive reel-to-reel tape record…
Recording a full song with the UK Sound 1173 (Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we’re going to get to try this little beast; The UK Sound 1173. If you’ve been tuning in for the last year or so you’ll know that I actually helped design this with a…
Al Schmitt: The Most Successful Engineer of All Time

Al Schmitt is a recording engineer and and producer. At 88 years old, with a career spanning 7 decades, Schmitt has won 23 Grammy Awards and recorded/produced over 150 gold and platinum albums. Needless to say, he is the most…

6 Vocal Recording Tips
In today's video we’re going to be talking about 6 ways to drastically improve your vocal recordings! I really love talking about vocal recording. Those of you who know any of the recordings I’ve done know I've been blessed to…
Tricks and Tips to Compress Vocals

Learning to mix an up-front, exciting vocal doesn’t happen overnight. Arguably the most important aspect of a song, a great sounding, competitive vocal has the power to stand out from the pack. But how do we even get there? Knowing…

Do you need connections to make money in music? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! It's been a great week and we have a lot of fun announcements to come! I just want to say thank you all for being such and amazing community! Now, let's get…
Roswell Colares Microphone Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In today's video we’re going to try out a mic from our good friends over at Roswell! Matt McGlynn sent us this new Roswell Colares microphone to try and he has insisted that it is an amazing…
4 Mixing Tricks That Have Nothing to do With Plugins or Hardware
Today we’re going to talk about 4 mix tips that have nothing to do with plugins or any hardware. Tip 1: Are your tracks ready to mix? You may have the world’s greatest hit song on your hands- it might…
Creative Techniques for Mixing Vocals

Vocals are one of the most important elements in a song, regardless of genre. 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 even just…

Mixing Music: Understanding the Basics

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…

Real Gear vs. Plugins | FAQ Friday
We're big, we're bad, and we're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! This week we a bunch of marvellous questions (as per usual) Let's get to your questions! This week's featured question is: "Would a song not only being…
🚨🚨We’ve been nominated for a TEC award for Audio Education! 

It would be absolutely marvellous if you could take a few seconds to vote! Step 1- Register here: https://voting.broadjam.com/vote/tec.php Step 2- Vote for Produce Like A Pro: Once you register, you’ll be redirected to the voting page. • On the left…

SM57 Alternative? Lewitt MTP 440 DM Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we're going to put the Lewitt MTP 440 DM to the test! At only $99 it’s remarkably affordable and I'm told it could beat the SM57! The best thing about this mic is that…
Audient ID44 Demo & giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway As you know we love Audient at Produce Like A Pro! A couple of months ago they sent us their new ID44 and I've been so excited to try it. The ID44 is their most advanced IO. Basically…
3 Delay Mixing Tricks
Our community is truly fantastic! Everyone asks such great questions, which create amazing discussion! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Friday has been extremely revealing! In last weeks FAQ Friday we answered some amazing questions and this has sparked todays video! In…
The Difference Between Mixing and Mastering

Mixing and mastering are the two essential processes in polishing and finalizing a recorded song. If you’re making music that you plan to sell, or use to promote yourself (i.e., not a demo), you’ll want to invest some time into…

Recording Vocals in Your Home Studio

From a logistics standpoint, recording vocals in your home studio seems like one of the easiest things to do. It’s a single microphone, and an artist and engineer can simply track with headphones, together in the same room, with no…