Mojave Audio MA-201fet | Demo & Giveaway
Today, we have another great demo and giveaway for you! In this video, we will be trying out the wonderful new MA-201fet from Mojave Audio! To test out this mic, I am going to be recording a whole song -…
A Brand New Reverb Technology! | The Perfect Room by Denise Audio
Today, we get to try out a brand new plugin: The Perfect Room by Denise Audio. This is a reverb plugin, and, at first glance, seems to be everything I want in a reverb plugin, as it is all-in-one and…
8 Things I’ve Learned in my Career!
Over the course of my career, I have worked in many different areas of the music industry, which has allowed me to have the opportunity to learn a lot of different things from many different people. Today, I want to…
The Top 5 Most Common Drum Programming Mistakes

Drum samples and plugins have gotten so good that it’s never been a better time for realistic drum programming. As a matter of fact, it’s totally viable for solo artists to release projects with convincing programmed drums. But even with…

The Lickerish Quartet is a Pop Rock Supergroup with Serious Pedigree

See below for a complete transcription of our conversation! Warren Huart: Ladies and gentlemen, we’re sitting here with the Lickerish Quartet. How the devil are you? Roger Manning: Best as can be expected. Thank you. Tim Smith: Yeah. Doing well. Roger Manning:…

Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition with Mic | Demo & Giveaway
Today, we get to test out Sonarworks' incredible Reference 4 software! This software really is game changing because it levels the playing field. This software works to flatten out the speaker responses in your room, no matter what your space…
Hard Rock/Metal Producer and Musician Matt Good
Matt Good is a guitarist, vocalist, and producer, perhaps best known for playing guitar and singing in post-hardcore band From First to Last. As a producer, he's worked with tons of contemporary rock/metal bands like Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Memphis May…
Fiona Apple ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’
When Fiona Apple’s ‘Tidal’ was released in 1996 and it blew open the musical doors at a time where everything in a Radio dominated World seemed to fall into the loud/quiet formula. A breath of fresh air, it had no…
Eight-Track Nostalgia: Finding Abbey Road at the Nexus of Progress and Reflection
BY: CAITLIN VAUGHN CARLOS On January 30, 1969, The Beatles performed their first live concert together in almost two and a half years, in an unannounced rooftop performance on top of the London headquarters of their record label, Apple Records.…
How to EQ Acoustic Guitar in a Mix

The most important factor when it’s time to EQ acoustic guitar is context. You’ll have to determine its prominence against other instruments and make EQ moves based on that. Acoustic guitar can be the most important rhythm instrument, or it…

Do you need a separate mic pre? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re back with another FAQ Friday! Today’s episode is sponsored by our good friends over at Austrian Audio! Today’s featured question is: “Do you need a separate mic pre along with an audio interface or can you…
Could Soothe2 Be The Ultimate Vocal Plugin? (Demo & Giveaway)
About a year and a half ago I sat down with the rather wonderful (and exceptionally talented) Eric Valentine! I went to his new studio, and he had some incredible stuff! He had a J37 tape machine, these beautiful Strauss…
Writing and Recording a Song in 20 mins with the Evo 4
Today I’m going to be writing and recording a song in only 20 minutes using the EVO 4! We’ve had this unit since about NAMM, so a video is long overdue! The EVO 4 is made by our good friends…
Recording Vocals [Tips from the Pros]

If you struggle recording vocals from time to time, it’s nothing to worry about! Every time a new vocalist steps up to the mic, there are a bunch of variables at play which can skew our results from session to…

Solid State Logic (SSL) 9000J Plugin | Demo & Giveaway
We have a very exciting video for you today! About a year ago, I tried the SSL plugins for the first time. These plugins emulate the sound of the SSL consoles and give you that great analog sound using just…
GameChanger Audio Plasma Rack | Demo & Giveaway
Last summer, we were with Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound, and noticed that he had a really fancy looking unit in his rack. That unit was the GameChanger Audio Plasma Rack! Today, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity…
Baby Audio: Comeback Kid Plugin | Demo & Giveaway
Today we are going to be trying out an exciting new plugin from BABY Audio: the Comeback Kid! This is a delay plugin, with ducking features, and reverb, and so much more. I can't wait to try it out! We…
The Guitar I Use Almost Every Day! | Fender Acoustasonic Demo
Today we are going to do a demo of the beautiful new Fender Acoustasonic guitar! The Fender Acoustasonic is a gorgeous acoustic-electric guitar with a hollow Stratocaster inspired body that is naturally loud and resonant with plenty of projection, so…
Satisfy by Vedera | Inside the Song
"Satisfy" by Vedera is a fantastic song that was recorded in 2008, in Bloomington Indiana at Echo Park Studios. The evolution of this song is actually quite interesting because it came from the bridge of another song the band had…
6 Compression Tips That Will Change the Way You Mix

Sometimes the most useful compression tips aren’t super secret recipes. It’s more about being familiar with the barebones basics, knowing what other techniques are available, and having an end goal in mind. The following compression tips are widely applicable to…

Should you record to a click track? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another wonderful FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: It seems like every producer records to a click track no matter what the genre of music. I feel like it hurts the song, like almost every song before…
Big Bad Sound Studio Tour
Today we have a very exciting video for you today! We recently had the opportunity to sit down the Zach Fisher from Big Bad Sound, and he gave us a tour of their incredible new space! Big Bad Sound is…