Jacquire King: GRAMMY-Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer
Jacquire King is an amazing producer, engineer, and mixer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Over the course of his career he’s worked with: Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay, Kaleo, Modest Mouse, You Me At Six, Buddy Guy, Norah Jones, Of…
McDSP APB-16 Demo with Founder Colin McDowell
Today I am sitting with the wonderful Mr.Colin McDowell founder of McDSP! Colin has just driven 6 hours to show off the new APB-16 - The worlds first programable analog processor! Colin is a pioneer and the first person I…
Kings of Leon “Use Somebody”: Inside the Song w/ Jacquire King
Jacquire King is an immensely talented producer, engineer, and mixer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Over the course of his career he's worked with some amazing artists: Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay, Kaleo, Modest Mouse, You Me At Six, Buddy…
Guitar Recording for Beginners

There are a ton of variables at play when it comes to at-home guitar recording. The whole process is a combination of many elements before ever pressing record in your DAW. Fundamentally, a great guitar recording requires the right tone—and…

Mastering In the Box – Top Mastering Plugins

If you plan to put the final polish on your mixes at home, you’ll need the right mastering plugins for the job. Some of these are specifically designed for mastering, incorporating things like M/S processing to finalize a song before…

Best DAW for Mac

Most major DAWs are cross-platform, meaning your options aren’t limited by the type of computer you’re running. This is great because it evens the playing field whether you’re comfortable on Windows or Mac operating systems. Apple users do have a…

Should You Be Hybrid Mixing? | FAQ Friday
We’re big we’re bad and we’re back for another Frequently Asked Questions Friday! Today’s featured question is "Given the choice, would you rather mix through a console, summing or in the box? Why would you choose any one of those…
REVV Generator 120 Demo | TGU
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Derek Eastveld from REVV Amplification! You all know I am a big fan of REVV gear and today we’re going to be talking about the REVV Generator 120. - This amp is their 4…
Dweezil Zappa: Grammy Winning Musician | Interview
In today’s episode, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Dweezil Zappa in his home! This was rather exciting for me because the record "Dweezil" is about to tour is one of the greatest almost instrumental albums…
Kim Rosen: World Class Mastering Engineer!
We had an opportunity to sit down with Kim at Summer NAMM to talk about all things mastering and her new product the P331 Tube Loading Amplifier! Kim has a wonderful new product here the Whitestone P331 Tube Loading Amplifier.…
$20,000 Summer NAMM Gear Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today’s video features the final day at Summer NAMM 2019! We had a rather wonderful time as always but what makes our experience here even better is most of the people we have been talking to over…
The Best Mastering Plugins

When it comes to mastering in-the-box, you’ll want a great compressor, a limiter, an EQ, and most of the stuff you’re already familiar with for mixing. Many of the best mastering plugins combine the parameters you’ll need into a single…

What’s New at Summer NAMM 2019
If you’ve been following us over the last week you’ll know that we did a Masterclass at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, we attended Summer NAMM 2019! Summer NAMM was an amazing experience as always. We got to see a ton…
Guidelines on How to EQ 14 Common Instruments

Understanding how to EQ–probably the most used tool available to engineers–is essential. Sometimes it’s as simple as high-passing an instrument, while other cases require more precision. Either way, EQ is fundamental in making mix elements sound more or less defined,…

How to get better vocal sound- Summer NAMM 2019
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We are going to do a slightly different FAQ Friday today since we're at day 1 of Summer NAMM, We’re going to walk around and talk to a whole bunch of manufacturers,…
Harmony Studio Tour and Setup by Pro Audio LA
As you most likely already know, we have two studios we work from. Most of the time I’m at spitfire Studios, but part of the time I’m at Harmony Studios. Over the last few weeks, we have upgraded the whole…
Fred Mandel: Touring & Session Musician for Queen, Alice Cooper, & More!

Fred Mandel is a keyboard player, guitarist, and touring/session musician. Entirely self-taught, he started piano at just age 4, and guitar a few years later at age 8! After moving to Toronto from his hometown in Saskatchewan as a teenager,…

Fender Mustang GT100 Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway The lovely people at Fender have sent us a Mustang ST100, I’ve never tried it so we’re going to try it out. It has outputs that you can go directly into your interface, - that is pretty…
John Lennon’s “Imagine”: Inside the Song with Jack Douglas
Jack Douglas has worked on countless incredible tracks throughout his career with a long list of music legends. Today, Jack Douglas is back with us once again to talk to us about working with John Lennon and Yoko Ono to…
9 Best Vocal Plugins For Home Studios

When it’s time to mix a singer, you should be armed with some of the best vocal plugins you can get your hands on! We’ll be looking at a variety of compressors, EQs, and other plugins that really shine on…

The Best DAWs for Windows Operating Systems

Most of today’s DAWs are cross-platform, making it easy to choose if you’re running PC. Some titles are Mac-only, like Apple’s own Logic Pro, but for the most part options won’t be limited if you’ve chosen Windows as your primary…

How do you protect your gear? | FAQ Friday
We’re back, I’m in black for another FAQ Friday! It’s 9 or 10 pm on Thursday and before we get into today’s featured question, I want to go over this brand new plugin from Waves! I’ve been in London since…
The Basics of Starting a Mix – Setting Levels
In this episode, we’re going to concentrate on the basics of starting a mix. This is a good thing for beginners but it’s also an amazing discussion point for anybody who’s intermediate or advanced. For me, the best way to…
Bring the acoustic environment of Abbey Road Studios home with this new Waves plugin!

Waves Audio is releasing a brand new product today! We know this plugin will be a game changer in the pro audio industry. The Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin is the next generation of Waves Nx technology and brings…

Focal Factory Tour: Building Studio Monitors From Scratch
Focal, headquartered in Saint-Étienne, France, was founded in 1979 by Jacques Mahul. The basis of the company was formed in the workshop of a family-run SME (small to medium enterprise) which specialized in precision mechanics. At the time, only Mahul and…
Sonible smart:comp spectro-dynamic compressor Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we’re going to be checking out Sonible's “smart:comp” There are quite a few plugins that we have looked at recently that have AI capabilities This one looks interesting because it’s doing a full spectral…
Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion”: Inside the Songs w/ Jack Douglas
Jack Douglas has worked on so much incredible music over the years! We're back once again to talk to him about producing two Aerosmith smash hits, "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion"! About Jack Douglas Jack got his start in…
Song Mastering: Preparing Your Tracks to Master

Song mastering is the final step in getting your tracks ready to release. What a mastering engineer does differently than a mixer is make final, sometimes very subtle, tweaks to make something sound polished and “commercial.” You can learn how…

The Best DAW for Beginners is Whichever You Choose!

When you’re new to home recording and mixing, one of the biggest questions you probably have is which DAW is the right choice. There really isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question. What matters most is choosing the DAW that…

How to deal with a creative block in the studio | FAQ Friday
We’re back, I’m in black for another FAQ Friday! As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions so let get stuck in! Today’s featured question is "How do you deal with creative Blocks? How do you manage to keep…
TGU19: Recording Drums in a Castle from the 1700s!
As part of Thomann's Gearhead University 2019 in Treppendorf, Germany, we had the incredible opportunity to record drums in a castle which dates back to the 1700s! About the Castle Castle Reichmannsdorf was built in 1714 and is located near…
John Lennon’s “How Do You Sleep?”: Inside the Song w/ Jack Douglas

This week we’re back again with a very dear friend and mentor, Mr. Jack Douglas! Jack and I have spent countless hours working together over the years—even as much as 9 months at a time while we were doing an…