Do You Leave Enough Headroom in Your Mixes?
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have some marvellous questions to answer this week! Today's featured question is: what are some definitive ways of making sure there is enough head room left in your mixes? Gain Staging…
The Magic of Tube Microphones! – Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shares his experiences and stories of the magic of Tube Microphones. Join him in this fireside chat as he breaks down his personal experiences with a vast array of microphones. The great,…
Gerry Rafferty: Avoiding the Spotlight on “Baker Street”
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos At the start of the eighties, the saxophone was suddenly and unexpectedly omnipresent. From TV commercials to rock singles, its smooth, sultry tones seemed to be found everywhere. By mid-decade, it was the most popular…
CLO’s New Single “Sliding Doors” is Out Now!
CLO is an artist that we have been working with and developing over the past couple of years. CLO is a very talented singer and songwriter, and it has been so amazing to work with her and watch her grow…
Top 10 Heavy Rock Rhythm Guitarists with Fluff!
Today we are talking with Ryan “Fluff” Bruce from YouTube’s Riffs, Beards & Gear about his Top 10 Heavy Rock Rhythm Guitar Players of all time! 10. Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) His sense of timing and groove, and the…
The Best Microphone for Recording Drums? – Lauten Audio LS-208
Today, we are testing out the Lauten Audio LS-208 microphone! To test this mic out, we will be recording Get It On by T-Rex. On this track, I will be on guitar and bass, we have the amazing Blair Sinta…
Why I Love Cakewalk with Robert from Home Studio Simplified
Today, we have Robert McClellan from Home Studio Simplified with us! He is an expert in using Cakewalk, as he has been using this DAW for over 15 years, and today he is going to share with us the top…
Artists who Changed Music: Aretha Franklin
Written by Paul Tingen Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, and one of the biggest names in American music. She has been called “The Voice of Black America,” as well as “America’s Truest Voice,” “the voice that gave America…
Rupert Neve Passes at 94

Rupert Neve — the legendary innovator whose equipment and designs are ubiquitous in studios the world over — has died at 94. Neve’s impact on the recording industry is indelible. It’s not hyperbolic to say anyone who has enjoyed recorded…

Capture Al Schmitt’s Legendary Sound with Leapwing’s Al Schmitt Signature Plugin!
Today, we are trying out the Al Schmitt Signature Plugin from Leapwing Audio! This plugin captures the signature sound of one of the most iconic music producer-engineers: Al Schmitt. Al Schmitt has been recording artists for over 70 years, recording…
5 Hip-Hop Vocal Mixing Tricks from Paul “Willie Green” Womack!
Today, we have Paul "Willie Green" Womack with us, and he is going to share 5 hip-hip vocal mixing tricks to get your raps right and your vocals sounding professional! We have also just released a brand new course with…
NEW Studio Monitors: Kali Audio IN-5!
Today, we get to test out the brand new Kali Audio IN-5 Coincident Studio Monitors! The IN-5 is a new 3-way studio monitor with a 5-inch woofer, and concentric midrandge, and a 1-inch tweeter. Get the Kali Audio IN-5 Studio…
Secret Trick for Massive Vocals! – Marc Daniel Nelson
Today I want to show you an amazing delay trick that I’ve used on vocals for almost every album I’ve mixed over the last 5 years. The cool part about this is there are 3 steps to get it. It…
Aaron Marshall of Intervals Redefines Instrumental Guitar Music

Intervals is the brainchild of guitarist/composer Aaron Marshall. Since the project’s inception in 2011, Marshall has explored sounds within the instrumental progressive scene. His latest full-length, Circadian, is a complete realization of Marshall’s unique voice on the guitar and his personal take…

Songs that Changed Music: Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (ft. James Gadson)
Exclusive Interview with Thelma Houston, Superstar Drummer James Gadson and Grammy-Winning Songwriter/Producer Jimmy Webb by Michael Menachem The allure of a great disco song is an infectious arrangement, lively instrumentation and a stellar vocal to take you away into the…
Thelma Houston: Grammy-Winning Legendary Vocalist
From Gospel To R&B To Disco Thelma Houston Is The Pop Singer That Can Do It All by Michael Menachem Grammy-winning singer Thelma Houston has a storied career in gospel, R&B, disco and pop, growing up in Long Beach, CA,…
Ableton 11: Updates, New Features, & More

Ableton is already one of the industry’s top DAWs for music production. It’s unique features and workflow set it apart as the top pick for EDM/pop/hip-hop production. 2021 marks the debut of Ableton 11, full of impressive updates, brand new…

How do you know when you can’t trust your ears anymore?
We're back with another FAQ Friday! It has been a while since we have done one of these, so we are very excited to get back to it! Today's featured question is: When mixing, how can you know when you can’t…
NEW Summing Mixer from Rupert Neve Designs! – Rupert Neve Orbit
Today, we are trying out the new Rupert Neve Orbit! This is a 16 channel summing mixer that brings the legendary Rupert Neve sound to your DAW-based studio. It contains Rupert Neve's revered Class A circuits, custom audio transformers, and…
How The Clash’s London Calling Became A Defining Moment in Rock History
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos “The persistent paradox of the Clash has been that their punk standards demand defiance of the requirements and rewards of the music business, while their artistic standards demand that they work in that neighbourhood.” John…
How to Record & Re-Amp Electric Guitars with Matt McQueen
Today, we have the wonderful Matt McQueen with us, and he is going to share with your how he records, edits, and re-amps electric guitars! This is something that I have been doing for a couple of years now and…
Recording a Chamber Orchestra with Brent Fischer & Matt Brownlie! (FREE MULTITRACKS!)
Today, we are at Fever Studio in North Hollywood, with the wonderful Brent Fischer and Matt Brownlie, and they are going to show us how they record an orchestra. We get asked a lot about strings and brass and orchestral…