JZ Microphones Black Hole BH1s Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! We have something quite exciting today! We've got a nice little present here from JZ Microphones. They sent us a Black Hole BH1s microphone to try and they have rather generously given us one to…
5 Tips to Get You Creating Music
In this video, we’re going to be talking about 5 tips to get your creating music. 1. Just get started! Don’t ‘wait for inspiration’. Set aside time to work. Many people have full time jobs, are in School or are…
Home Recording Studio Setup Basics

Everyone’s home recording studio setup varies a little bit. Much of it is dependent on room size, budget, and what you plan to do with it. In a lot of cases, a laptop, audio interface, and a set of headphones…

Mixing Vocals: Techniques for a More Exciting Performance

Since vocals are the first thing listeners tend to hone in on, they need to sound their absolute best. The overall sound you’re going for will vary from genre to genre, but the importance of a great sounding vocal is…

How much does it cost to have a track mastered? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "What is the typical cost of having a track mastered?" Personally, the cheapest good mastering I…
MixerFace Mobile Recording Interface Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway winner will receive: • MixerFace R4R with built-in SD recorder • Fast USB Charger • Protective Carrying Case • Balanced Monitor Cables • Apple Lightning Adapter • 32GB Micro SD Card • A Pair of…
IK Multimedia AXE I/O Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re taking a look at the new IK Multimedia AXE I/O; it’s an interface specifically for guitar players! Finally!! Not only are we going to be reviewing this unit, but we’re also going to be talking…
Home Studio Ideas: Essential Equipment & Considerations

For aspiring musicians, engineers, and producers, the home studio space is a prerequisite. It’s where you’ll spend countless hours writing songs, recording, mixing, and tinkering! Today, the home recording set-up doesn’t have to cost a fortune—there are many affordable ways…

A Great Vocal Compressor Can Change How You Mix

Vocals are the “face” of a song. They’re right out in front and the first thing listeners gravitate toward and identify with. Whether you’re mixing a massive pop vocal or a straight-forward rock singer, you’ll want to spend a solid…

How to Prevent Cymbal Bleed | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "When I record my drums I get a lot of cymbal bleed. What am I doing wrong?" There…
Carl Tatz: Award-Winning Studio Designer and Producer
Carl Tatz is an award-winning studio designer and founder of his own Nashville-based company, Carl Tatz Design. His expertise as a studio designer and acoustician is built on thirty years' experience as a GRAMMY-nominated engineer/producer, award-winning studio owner (Recording Arts),…
Calibrating Studio Monitors To Work In Any Room (Kali Audio + Sonarworks Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! We have something rather exciting today! We were recently joined by the wonderful Lee Chapman of Sonarworks and Nathan Baglyos of Kali Audio to calibrate a pair of Kali LP8 studio monitors using Sonarworks Reference…
Avoiding Dull Vocals | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "Vocals I record are always piercing in the +7K range. I notch and deEss but the vocal ends…
David Gnozzi of MixbusTV: Platinum Engineer & Audio Educator
David Gnozzi is a platinum mixing/mastering engineer and producer, as well as the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel MixbusTV. MixbusTV is a highly regarded source for music production techniques and pro audio info. David's past as a professional…
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL: Multi-Platinum Producer & Film Composer
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum producer, film scorer, and multi-instrumentalist. His musical style sets him right at the cutting edge of contemporary music, and his approach to film composition is a refreshing spin on the…
The Best Avenues to Make Money in Music

The music industry’s landscape has changed pretty dramatically over the last 15 years. Whether you’re in a band or a solo artist, or working behind the scenes in music production or the music business, the industry has evolved and continues…

How to Use a Compressor (Easy Beginner’s Guide)

Learning how to use a compressor is one of the most important mixing skills you can acquire. Compression is quite literally all over mixes, even becoming the sound we associate with loud, modern pop mixing. If there’s anything you want to…

FAQ Friday NAMM Edition Part 2 | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! While at NAMM 2019 we ran into Austen Bullard who had a marvellous question to ask me: “When you’re in the studio writing with an artist, do you have a process for efficiently…