Behind The Scenes At Thomann Gearhead University 2019 | #TGU19
You may have noticed over the last month or two we've been posting some videos of me playing Laney, Vox, and Revv amps, we've also posted a video of us recording drums in a castle! All these videos share the…
Dealing with Self Doubt in Music | FAQ Friday
As always we have some great questions in this week's FAQ Friday. There are some technical ones, but the one we’re going to start with came from our academy. We’ve touched upon this questions a few times in other discussions.…
Guitar Licks Everyone Should Know!
We recently had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with our good friend Trey Xavier from Gear Gods! You may recognize Trey from his most popular videos like “NAMM 2016 Duallist's TRIPLE Bass Drum Pedal”, “10 Ways To Improve Your Guitar…
Mixing Basics: Bass
We’re back with another episode of Mixing Basics. In this episode we’re going to mix Bass guitar! This session is available for download so you can follow along with me! These multitracks are from Produce Like A Pro Academy, every…
Music Industry Horror Stories with Fluff (Riffs, Beards & Guitar)
In today’s episode, we had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with the marvellous Ryan Bruce otherwise known as Fluff. I’m sure many of you already know Fluff from his youtube channel “Riffs, Beards & Gear.” - If you're not…
What Inspires Me: J.J. Blair (Johnny Cash, The Who, Rod Stewart)
J.J. Blair's Career J.J. Blair is an accomplished musical engineer, producer, and musician who has worked with a long list of fantastic artists, including Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Rod Stewart, The Who, and many more. Most notably, he produced…
The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools Plugins

If you’re looking for third-party plugins to expand your growing collection, look no further than The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools plugins. Whether you need a Pultec-style EQ or a trigger gate for electronic music stutter effects, this list…

At What Point Does the Engineer Become the Producer? | FAQ Friday
As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions in today’s episode! So let’s jump right into today’s featured question! “At what point does the engineer become the producer?” This is a really big question, because I think everyone who…
Vox AC10, MV50 & AC30S1 Demo with Phil Scarffe | #TGU19
While a Thomann Gearhead University (TGU) I had a wonderful chat with Phil Scarffe an engineer from VOX. Phil and I had a lot to talk about. First is the Vox AC10 which until I saw it about three days…
Suhr PT15 IR Demo with Pete Thorn | #TGU19
While at Thomann Gearhead University (TGU), we had the amazing opportunity to sit down with my good friend and amazing guitarist Pete Thorn. A lot of people probably know Pete from his YouTube channel, but like myself, he is a…
macOS Catalina won’t work with a ton music software (Removes 32-bit Compatibility)

macOS Catalina (10.15), Apple’s successor to the current Mojave, introduces significantly tightened security. Set for an October release, the added security measures remove 32-bit compatibility, spelling “headache” for music and video software users. DAWs and many plugins will require updates to run on…

Mixing Nashville Drums, Bass, & Guitars with F. Reid Shippen
In today’s episode, we’re getting a sneak peek into Pro Mix Academy's new course “Mixing Nashville Singer/Songwriter with F. Reid Shippen!” F. Reid Shippen is a New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/mixer. Throughout his amazing career, Reid has mixed multiple…
Ringo Starr’s New Solo Album to Include John Lennon Cover Song Featuring Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr’s 20th studio album is well underway, with What’s My Name set to debut October 25th. The album will feature a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me,” which appeared on the posthumous 1984 release with Yoko Ono, Milk and Honey.…

Soundgarden’s “Spoonman”: Inside the Song with Michael Beinhorn
We're back again with Mr. Michael Beinhorn, this time talking about the iconic Soundgarden track, "Spoonman." This song should be familiar to almost everybody watching, as it was the first single from Superunknown and often gets credit for launching Soundgarden into the…
Optimizing your workflow | FAQ Friday
As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions in today's episode! So let’s jump right into today’s featured question! "What are some tips for organizing the home studios for improving workflow? Are there any lessons from professional studios that…
Genelec’s The Ones & Look Inside Metropolis Studio A
In this episode, my wife and I traveled to Metropolis Studios to see the unveiling of new Genelec Speakers. You’ll hear all about it plus a tour of Metropolis Studio in the video below! Metropolis Studios was built and opened…
Eventide H9000 Next Generation Harmonizer | Demo
We’re going to have a lot of fun in today's episode. I’m sitting here with Joe Cozzi from Eventide! Those of you that watch our show will know that I use Eventide’s H3000 pretty much every day. We have certain…
Laney Amplification at Thomann Gearhead University 2019
a Rafflecopter giveaway Laney Amplification dates back to 1967 when founder Lyndon Laney established the company in Birmingham, England. The amps generated a lot of 'buzz' amongst local musicians for their unique sound and affordability. Today, Laney is a multinational…
Mixing Basics: Drums
Today, we will be going over the basics of mixing drums. We’re back with another episode of Mixing Basics. In this episode, we’re going to get into the basics of mixing Drums. If you recall in the previous episodes, we…
Sound Synthesis: Basics of Granular and Wavetable Synthesis

Whether we’re aware of it, many of us are using sound synthesis technology everyday. As engineers and producers, we’re often relying on virtual instruments and plugins which use granular and wavetable synthesis to make sounds! Granular synthesis is the technology…

Microphone or Interface: What’s More Important?| FAQ Friday
As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions in today's episode! So let’s jump right into today’s featured question! "When it comes to recording quality, Is a good audio interface or microphone more important to get that radio-ready sound?”…
AmplitTube Brian May Collection by IK Multimedia | Demo
We’re going to have a lot of fun in today's episode. I've received over a hundred emails and messages asking me to do a review of this product. I’m holding onto my Brian May guitar, why am I holding this?…
The Significance of Pre-Production with Michael Beinhorn
A lifelong artist, Michael Beinhorn got his start as an illustrator, then a musician, before finally becoming an outstanding record producer, arranger, engineer, and writer. In NYC in the '70s, Michael ultimately forewent what would have been a promising career…
What Inspires Me: F. Reid Shippen

F. Reid Shippen is “New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, highly motivated, completely caffeinated Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/mixer.” We met with him at his private mixing studio, Robot Lemon, in Nashville where we talked about what inspires him to make amazing records! F. Reid…

Recording Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

Recording acoustic guitar is all about the performance! The number one most important factor in recording acoustic guitar is the player him or herself. A solid performance executed with great left and right hand technique on a quality instrument is key!…