5 Vocal Reverb Tips That Will Level Up Your Mixes!

Let’s get down to it..a dry vocal sounds pretty weird! Even what we’d consider “dry” overall mixes have at least a little bit of dimension, probably from the room where things are recorded, with a little extra help from hardware…

Waves Berzerk Plugin Demo & FAQ Friday
Happy Friday everyone! In this week's video we have a double-header, with FAQ Friday and a review of the brand new Waves Berzerk Distortion plugin! Before we get to that though: today is Black Friday!! That means we have some…
Happy Thanksgiving! | Free gift for the amazing Produce Like a Pro community!
Happy Thanksgiving! I want to take a moment to let you all know how thankful I am for you! I have been lucky enough be running this YouTube channel for the last 4 or 5 years, but it would not…
Elysia Nvelope 500 & Qube: Demo & Giveaway
I am very excited to get to show you the marvellous piece of gear we are going to demo today! I have been in many mastering studios and mixing studios of some of the finest mastering engineers and mixers in…
Mixing Basics: EQ Before or After Compression?
In today's video we are going to be talking about whether we should EQ before or after compression! There is not a lot of consensus on this topic, because the truth is, it may vary from case to case. The…
The Basics of Recording Vocals

Recording vocals seems like it should be pretty simple. You get a mic set up, the artist stands in front of it, and you’re ready to go…While this is the basic set-up, there’s a bit more to it if you…

How do you deal with self-doubt when recording and mixing? | FAQ Friday
This week's FAQ Friday is coming to you from Clay Blair's studio, Boulevard Recording! There have been some incredible records made here! We have actually been here this week filming a Beatles recording course, which I am very excited about,…
Leapwing Audio: DynOne Dynamics Plugin
A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the first to try the brand new version of Leapwing Audio's DynOne plugin! In today's video we will be going through all the great new features that this…
Music Expo 2019: San Francisco

I few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to attend Music Expo 2019 in San Francisco, participating as both a panelist and a moderator! Music Expo had an incredible lineup of over 30 speakers, including multiple Grammy-winning producers, engineers,…

Baby Audio Super VHS: Demo & Giveaway
We've got a demo of another great plugin from BABY Audio today! The Super VHS is a brand new plugin from BABY Audio and I can't wait to show you how it works. We also are giving away 3 copies…
Jellyfish’s ‘Spilt Milk’: Inside the Album with Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an American power pop and electronic rock musician, singer, and songwriter with a prolific career in the industry. Roger’s musical career began as early as 1989, when he started arranging string, brass, wind, and vocal…
Songwriting Inspiration: Ways to Stay Creative

Sometimes songwriting inspiration really does come out of thin air. The other 90% of the time, we’re stuck somewhere between wanting to make music, and actually making music. If you want to spend more time actually making music and steering clear of dreaded writer’s…

Synth Basics: The Top Virtual Instruments for Any Studio

We’ve taken a look at sound synth basics in the past, like how granular synthesis differs from wavetable, and how each factors into the creation of sounds we use everyday. But when we’re in the studio making music, we’re not…

How would you allocate the money to start a semi-professional project studio? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday for you! The featured question from today's video is this: If you were starting a semi-professional project studio, how would you allocate the money you have to spend? In order to answer this question,…
Mary Spender – Someone Better Comes Along: Complete Mix Breakdown
In today’s episode, we’re going to be mixing a song by Mary Spender, with Mary Spender herself! I’m sure many of you know her name, she's incredibly talented and has made quite a name for herself in the guitarist community.…
Heritage Audio Successor: Demo
In today's video I am going to be doing a demo of the wonderful Heritage Audio Successor! This is a stereo compressor, and looks like a great piece of hardware so I am very excited to try it out! Get…
Interview with Garth Richardson: Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne

Garth “GGGarth” Richardson is a highly successful Canadian music producer and engineer. GGGarth has worked with some of the biggest artists in rock music, including Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Ozbourne, Alice Cooper, Biffy Clyro, Rise Against, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Trapt, Atreyu,…

Interview with Sean Beavan: Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson & Guns N’ Roses
Sean Beavan is a musician, record producer, and audio engineer who is best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Gunns N' Roses, God Lives Underwater, and Slayer. He is revered for his work in industrial and…
MIDI Keyboard 101: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

A MIDI keyboard—also known as a MIDI controller—is a piano-style device that lets you play and record your DAW’s software instruments and any other VST synths you have. They typically connect to your computer via USB for easy integration with…

Should you be using a higher sample rate? | FAQ Friday

We’re back with another FAQ Friday for you! As always we have some great questions and I am going to answer them all for you! Before we get to that though, I am going to be involved in something very…

Eventide Omnipressor Demo & Giveaway
Today we will be testing out the amazing Eventide Omnipressor plugin! This was my first time using this plugin, but I do know and love the hardware. The hardware is pretty legendary. If you go to a studio and you…
EVE Audio SC307 Demo & Warren’s Favorite Reference Tracks
In today's video, we are in Harmony Studios! This is the studio where Adele's Someone Like You was recorded, among many other great records. Today, I will be taking you right into the studio and we will be testing out…
Drum EQ Basics
In today's video we will be going over Drum EQ Basics! We also have the multitracks for you to download, so you can follow along and mix them yourself! Click here to download the multitracks! EQ is one of the…
The Best Microphone Preamps for Every Budget

Microphone preamps are the next devices in the signal path right after the mic. We need preamps to amplify mic signals to line level, which is the standard operating level of recording equipment. Even when going direct with higher output…

Home Studio on a Budget: Getting Started for Less than $1000

It’s 2019: You can make records in your home studio and spend less than $1000 getting set up! Today’s recording tech has given everybody the opportunity to create high-quality music in their bedroom, even with just the bare essentials. We’ll…

What’s the Role of an Audio Engineer? | FAQ Friday
As always we have a few fun questions for you today! One of them may start up a debate that could last months. - haha, gear up and get ready to leave a comment under today’s Youtube video. Today’s featured…