Fixing A Harsh Vocal with Darrell Thorp!
Darrell is an incredibly producer, mixer, recording engineer, and nine-time Grammy-winner, who has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career. He has worked with Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nigel Godrich, and many…
Matt Lange: Multi-Platinum Electronic Music Producer and Composer
Matt Lange is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling electronic music producer, DJ, composer, and musician. His music challenges categorization, and a hallmark of Matt's work is his devotion to pushing musical boundaries. He's perhaps best known for co-producing These Hopeful Machines with…
Top 6 Plugins with Darrell Thorp
Darrell is a producer, mixer, recording engineer, and nine-time Grammy-winner. He has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career, including Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nigel Godrich, and many more. Today, Darrell Thorp…
Mixing with Headphones: What You Need to Know

There tend to be varying degrees of thought on mixing with headphones. Some of us are in bedrooms, our parent’s house, married with kids (not wanting to wake them up at 3am!), etc. It’s understandable that in certain cases mixing…

MIDI Basics and What You Should Know About 2.0

Short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, MIDI is a standard which includes a communications protocol, digital interface, and physical connectors for different electronic instruments, computers, and other audio devices. Perhaps most importantly to musicians, it allows us to play, record, and edit virtual/electronic instruments…

When should you bring in other musicians? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: Do studios and producers ever play band match-maker? For instance, has an artist working alone ever sent you a DIY album that you though had good writing, was well-recorded, and was ready to mix,…
Get More Precise Saturation! | Denise Audio God Mode Demo & Giveaway
Our friends over at Denise Audio have released another marvellous plugin! This plugin is called "God Mode", and is a saturation plugin unlike any we have used before. Before we go any further, though, we also get to give away…
Mixing Modern Rock with David Gnozzi!
In today's video we are chatting with David Gnozzi about the brand new course he just released over at Pro Mix Academy! Mixing Modern Rock with David Gnozzi is an amazing course that will show you how to achieve hard…
A EQ-Specific Transient Designer! | Oeksound Spiff Demo & Giveaway
In today's video, we get to try out the Oeksound Spiff plugin! The Spiff is a transient designer, but it is not like the many other transient designers out there. This plugin is an EQ specific transient designer, meaning you…
5 Mixing Tips No One Uses!
Today, we are going to talk about 5 very interesting tips for mixing! These are tips that can be very useful when you are mixing, but not many people use them! We also have these tips available as a cheat…
The Incredible History of Hollywood’s EastWest Studios

EastWest Studios is one of the world’s premier recording complexes with an amazing history. The facility is located right in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard and has been home to some of the most celebrated artists of the…

Understanding the Difference Between Gain and Volume

Many of us have wondered if there’s a technical difference between gain and volume. The answer is “yes,” even though the terms sometimes seem to be used interchangeably. The most important distinction between gain and volume is how, or more…

Louise Goffin: Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Releases New Album
Louise Goffin is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. She's put out ten albums as a solo artist over the course of her career, starting with Kid Blue when she was 19 years old. The latest — Two Different Movies — came out just this…
A MasterBus EQ I Can Trust! | AMEK EQ 200 Demo & Giveaway
In today's video, we are trying out the AMEK EQ 200 plugin! This plugin is based of the first parametric equalizers that started it all and is inspired by the classic sound of icons like the GML 8200 and vintage…
Mix Contest with Glenn Fricker and Henning Pauly!
We are starting a new mix competition today, with Glenn Fricker from SpectreSoundStudios and Henning Pauly from EytschPi42! In this mix competition, you will get to mix a song called "Patiently" by Campaign like Clockwork. This is an amazing song…
Get Great Rock Recordings with the Amethyst! | JZ Microphones Amethyst Demo & Giveaway
Today, we are testing out the wonderful Amethyst microphone from JZ Microphones! This microphone is a premium class large diaphragm microphone that will give you that classic warm, vintage sound. Each Amethyst contains the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology. This…
Engineer/Mixer Chris Fogel: Alanis Morissette’s Groundbreaking ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Turns 25
Chris Fogel is a GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and mixer based in Los Angeles, California. He has had the pleasure of recording and mixing scores and soundtracks for over 170 major motion pictures and television shows, including the Oscar-winning score to Black Panther,…
The Best Vocal Plugins to Add to Your Collection

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 some staples—dynamics processing and EQ—that really shine on vocal tracks. Of course,…

Thank you to this AMAZING community! | Giveaway & FAQ Friday
Today is FAQ Friday, but we have something extra special for you all today as well! We now have 400,ooo subscribers on YouTube! This is absolutely incredible, and we want to say thank you to each and every one of…
Get F. Reid Shippen’s Drum Samples!
Today, we are talking with F. Reid Shippen, who has kindly given us access to his incredible selection of drum samples! F. Reid Shippen is a New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/mixer. Over the course of his amazing career, Reid has mixed…
Tim Palmer: Prolific Rock/Alternative Producer and Mixer (Pearl Jam, Robert Plant)

Interview transcription:  Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with my good friend, Mr. Tim Palmer. How are you? Tim Palmer: I’m very good, mate. I hope that you are doing inordinately well. Warren Huart:…

Jay Messina: World-Class Engineer/Producer (Aerosmith, KISS, John Lennon)

Here’s a full transcription of our conversation! Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with the rather wonderful, Mr. Jay Messina. Jay, how are you? Jay Messina: I’m doing great, Warren. Good to see you. Warren…

Grammy Nominated Producer! | Interview with ill Factor

Here’s a complete transcript of our conversation! Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Mr. ill Factor. How are you, my friend? ill Factor: Doing well. Excited to be here with you, Warren, and super…

A Starter’s Guide to Recording Voice-Overs

There are tons of different reasons why you might want to get into recording voice-overs. We sometimes associate VO recording with film or TV post-production, in a process called “automated dialogue replacement” (ADR)—but in the grand scheme of things, that’s…

Dealing with Addiction in the Music Industry
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: As a producer, engineer, or mixer, how do you handle sessions with people that are living in the edge? How do you keep control of the situations and still coax incredible performances of someone…
The most versatile ribbon mic? | AEA KU5A
Today, we are trying out another fantastic mic: the AEA KU5A! We are going to be doing a demo of this mic by recording a full song, and we will give you the multitracks as well so you can hear…