Are You Using Too Many Plugins? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway It’s always wonderful doing these FAQ Fridays I love doing them. There are some great questions, they make me think twice about many different things because they are for common problems for things we come across every…
Studio DMI Grand Opening & Tour with Luca Pretolesi
We have a very exciting video for you today! We were recently in Las Vegas at the DMI Studio opening party, It was lot of fun! In todays video we’re going to do a studio tour, talk to people who…
Are these the Best Value Small Diaphragm Mics? (Only $149!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! This year at NAMM we visited with our good friends at Lewitt and they showed us some brand new Microphones the LCT 140 AIR & LCT 040 MATCH. - They're finally coming out! One great thing…
Nugen Audio Focus Bundle Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! We have something quite exciting today! In this episode, we’re going to be talking about the Nugen Focus Bundle which has three lovely plugins in it including the Stereoplacer, Monofilter, and Stereoizer. We use these…
Static-X’s “Push It”: Inside the Song with Ulrich Wild
Ulrich Wild is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum producer and mixer, most known for his work with top metal artists including Dethklok, Pantera, Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones, and Breaking Benjamin. Ulrich was born and raised in Switzerland and is currently based in…
The Pros of Earning a Sound Engineering Degree

There are a lot of perspectives and opinions on whether going to college for audio engineering is worth it. One of the biggest arguments against working on a sound engineering degree is that it’s really no substitute for real-world experience…

How to Mix Vocals to a 2-Track Instrumental

Mixing vocals to a 2-track instrumental is something every engineer will encounter at some point. It’s especially common in hip hop/pop, where artists routinely download pre-mixed instrumentals online and bring them to a studio to record. The challenge with learning…

The Best Way To Learn How To Mix | FAQ Friday
Today I’m really thrilled to have Jon Connolly here with us for FAQ Friday! Jon is the closest thing to a ProTools expert that I have ever met in my life, he's an Avid Master instructor and Berkley lecturer! -…
Superbooth 2019 (Video Tour)
We have a very exciting video for you today! While we were in Berlin for our Masterclass we also had a chance to check out Superbooth 2019! If you don’t already know what Superbooth is, it’s an annual electronic music…
Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape: Inside The Mix with Chris Sheldon

Chris Sheldon is a producer and mixing engineer who’s done amazing work with a number of artists including Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Twin Atlantic, Therapy?, Bloc Party, and Skunk Anansie to name a few. He started in the music…

Recovering the Satellites – Counting Crows: Inside the Album

I recently sat down with my good friend Bradley Cook and had a rather wonderful chat! A couple weeks ago, we talked about his time engineering Foo Fighters’ “Everlong.” This time around we got to talk about his work on…

How to Mix Songs Efficiently and Manage Sessions for Clients

For the average recording engineer working with independent artists, sessions include both tracking and mixing. A client anticipates taking home their recording at the end of the day, so this puts a lot of pressure on the engineer to work…

The Best Synthesizer Apps for iOS Mobile

Making music on the go has never been easier! We’ve already covered some of the best DAWs for iOS and Android, and now it’s time to take a look at best synthesizer apps to go along with them. Mobile synthesis…

Do you gain stage tracks before mixing? | FAQ Friday
Today’s featured question is: “Do you gain stage tracks before mixing?" What a great question! Yes! Quite often! Not on stuff that I’ve recorded because I record it at a level that makes sense through my equipment, but definitely when…
The World Famous Hansa Studios in Berlin (Studio Tour)
Hansa Studios started in the early '60s as a small recording space in the headquarters of Hansa Music Production. The Hansa Records label was founded in 1962, a year after construction of the Berlin Wall, by brothers Peter and Thomas Meisel. From…
Rediscovering the 1970’s Resynator Synthesizer
The Resynator is a monophonic pitch-tracking synthesizer with a pretty remarkable story. The instrument-controlled unit was invented by Don Tavel in the '70s to track the pitch of any instrument plugged into it and produce synthesized sounds. As the world's…
Recording with JZ Microphones V67 (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 Vintage 67 microphone to try and they have rather generously given us one to give…
Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing” Inside the Song w/ Dave Jerden
Dave Jerden is an incredible producer/engineer who’s done legendary work in the alternative rock, punk, and metal scenes over the years. He got his start as an engineer in the late ’70s at Eldorado Recording Studios in Hollywood. There, Dave engineered and…
Copyright in Music: Sample Clearance vs. Fair Use

Like any artist, songwriters have a tendency to borrow from their influences. Especially in hip hop and related genres, producers will sample music from another artist to flip it and make it their own. The issue with this, though, is…

The Best Wavetable Synthesizers

Wavetable synthesis is a technique used in certain digital music synthesizers to produce natural, note-like sounds. An existing instrument’s note can be sampled and parsed into a sequence of wavetables. Wavetable synthesizers differ from subtractive, additive, and FM/AM synths. In wavetable…

Making Programmed Parts Sound Human | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a lot of great questions today! Let’s get right into today’s featured question: “Would you consider cutting program parts to match what a Human is playing and bring a little more…
Brian May’s Legendary Red Special – Then and Now
Brian May isn't just the guitarist in one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Beyond the inimitable music he's created with Queen, May has lived a rich life as an astrophysicist, activist, author, and Victorian stereophotography enthusiast---as…
IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we’re going to be taking a look at IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 4! This is a pretty huge one, SampleTank 4 has a total of 260GB worth of information, that’s 8,000 Instrument presets! - A…
Audient Nero Desktop Monitor Controller Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway As you know we love Audient at Produce Like A Pro and they've recently announced that they have a new monitor controller out (Nero) but there is only one in America! Today I'm sitting with my good…
20 of the Top Waves Plugins for Mixing

Waves plugins have been around since 1992 when the company first introduced its Q10 Paragraphic EQ. The Q10 broke new technological ground as the first audio plugin ever, with sound quality comparable to, or better than, its hardware equivalents. Over…

I can’t thank this community enough!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hi Friends! I can’t believe it. I’m truly at a loss for words. I can’t thank each and every one of you enough for being a part of this incredibly supportive and helpful community. In the last…
Top Drum Software for Realistic Sounding MIDI Drums

Using drum software is one of the quickest and easiest means to lock down your song’s backbone. As a matter of fact, drum software has gotten so good that it isn’t uncommon for solo artists to release finished albums with…

Dealing with Distractions While Mixing | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a bunch of questions here that are very business oriented and I realize that doing youtube and having my own channel one might think I'm a professional YouTuber but I'm…
Steinberg AXR4 Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! This is going to be a very fun video! Today we’re trying out the Steinberg AXR4! The best thing about this is that not only are we reviewing this wonderful interface but they’re also letting…