Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! It's hard to believe it's already 2020, but here we are! Before we begin all the amazing things we have planned for this coming year, let's look back at 2019! Last year was an amazing year.…
Interview with Matt Brownlie: GRAMMY-Winning Recording and Mixing Engineer
Matt Brownlie’s career is an illustrious one that speaks for itself through both the range of genres and also the sheer talent he has worked with. His accolades include working with Bette Midler, LL Cool J, Destiny’s Child, Frank Ocean,…
Choosing Software Synthesizers for Your Home Studio

If you’re a music producer or songwriter, software synthesizers are your best friend. Not only are they super inexpensive compared to hardware, they sound just as good! Plus, a lot of them come with gigabytes and gigabytes worth of sounds…

How to Use Side Chain Compression

Side chain compression is a technique that lets you to set a different input signal source from the track on which the compressor is inserted. For example, if you place a compressor on the bass guitar and “side chain” or…

Kali Audio Mountain View Bluetooth Demo & FAQ Friday
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a marvellous week! This FAQ Friday we will have our usual questions plus another fantastic giveaway! We have already had a bunch of giveaways this week, and today is no different! We are…
Royer R-10 Ribbon Mic | Demo & Giveaway
Today we have a very exciting video happening, as we are going to be giving away a fabulous Royer R-10 Ribbon Mic! The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live…
Happy Christmas! We have a gift for YOU!
Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you are doing marvellously well, and are enjoying the holiday season, no matter what you are doing or what you are celebrating! Since today is Christmas Day, we have a special gift for each of…
LCT 640 TS: Our Favorite Mic! | Demo & Giveaway
I'm sure you all know how much we love Lewitt mics here! In today's video we are going to be showing you another great mic from Lewitt, and giving one away as well! The LCT 640 TS is a great…
Interview with Stevie Blacke: The “One Man Orchestra”
Stevie Blacke has had a phenomenal career as a musician, string arranger, and multi-instrumentalist dubbed the "one man orchestra." Over the years he's had the pleasure of working with some of music's biggest stars and finest talents. Stevie has played…
Drum Compression: Top Tips from the Pros

Massive. Punchy. Hard-hitting and larger-than-life. These are all words we use to describe the sounds we want out of our drums! But how do we go about getting that modern mix sound…? Drum compression is one of the key ways to…

Noise Gate Tips for Cleaner Mixes

A noise gate is a great tool for cleaning up tracks with extraneous noise in between the performances. Also known as a downward expander, noise gates keep a signal turned off or at a lower level until it reaches the…

What kind of equipment do you need to be a mobile recording studio? | FAQ Friday
Hello everyone! We're back with another FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: What kind of equipment would I need to be a mobile recording studio? The equipment you will need to set up a mobile recording studio will be pretty…
SoundSpot Union Wavetable Synth: Demo & Giveaway
We are testing out another great plugin today: the SoundSpot Union Wavetable Synth. This plugin is Union's first venture into synthesis, and is what they call the "next-generation wavetable synthesizer plugin". We are also fortunate enough to be giving away…
Audio Test Kitchen
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Oana, the co-creator and co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen. Audio Test Kitchen is a free online resource that aims to change the way we audition microphones. They have partnered with…
Understanding Additive and Subtractive Synthesis

Additive and subtractive synthesis are two of the 4 fundamental ways synthesizers create sounds, next to wavetable and FM. If you plan to get into synths at all, or even just use them occasionally in your work, it’s a good…

Modular Synthesis: The Most Powerful Synthesizers Ever

Modular synthesis is one of the most powerful sound design and music production tools you can use. From the outside, though, it looks pretty confusing…Even understanding the basics can take a while if you don’t know where to start. Luckily,…

How can I achieve height in my mix? | FAQ Friday
The featured question for this week's FAQ Friday is: How can I achieve height in my mix? This is a great question! Mix height and depth are topics that come up very often as having parts of your mix that…
Soundgym: A Gym for Your Ears! | Demo & Giveaway
There are plenty of musical ear-training programs out there, but there are not very many available for producers, engineers, and mixers. Until now, anyway! SoundGym is an online ear training and learning centre for producers and engineers. It is a…
Working with Ace Frehley on Origins, Vol. 1: Untold Stories
A little while ago, I had the incredible opportunity to play guitar for Ace Frehley on his album "Origins, Vol. 1". Ace Frehley is a musician that I have looked up to for many years, so this was an amazing…
FM Synthesis: The Classic Synthesizer Sound

Lots of classic keyboards like the Yamaha DX7 use FM synthesis to generate sounds. If it seems daunting at first, that’s because FM synthesis really is more complex than other types of synthesis. FM is much more theory-driven, so trying…

Waves MDMX Plugin Demo & FAQ Friday
This FAQ Friday we have another double-header in our video! I will be answering an FAQ Friday question, as well as doing a demo of yet another Waves saturation distortion plugin, the Waves MDMX. Before we get into all that…
8 Tips For Getting Better Low End
This is a bit of a contentious subject, and one that is talked about a lot, but it is an important one! Low end is a crucial part of every mix, and if it is not done properly, it can…
Abbey Road Saturator: Demo
I have a very exciting demo for you today: another Abbey Road plugin by Waves Audio! This one is the Abbey Road Saturator. Everything Abbey Road produces has a really unique sound, so I am very excited to try this…
15 Mixing Tips I Wish I Would’ve Learned Sooner

It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’ve hit a wall when it comes to progressing as a mixer. A lot of the time we rely on our tried and true methods which get the job done, but ultimately leave something…