DistroKid vs. TuneCore vs. CD Baby | Digital Distribution

Digital music aggregators make distributing your music as painless as possible. Companies like DistroKid, TuneCore, and CD Baby provide artists the opportunity to get their music on major platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, and more. In short,…

Songs That Changed Music: Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Donna Summer is famous for her disco and pop career, but before she hit the big time she was already an accomplished singer who sang in musicals, folk opera and in the studio as a session musician. The Boston-born singer…
What is a Noise Gate? | Studio Essentials

Unwanted noise tends to creep into our recordings. Sometimes it’s in the form of electrical buzzing, and sometimes it’s a consequence of sound sources bleeding into one another (especially on drums!). A noise gate is a helpful audio processor that…

Moving A Recording Studio From Arizona to Nashville with Catherine Vericolli
Catherine Vericolli is a recording and archival engineer, and an outspoken analog purist. She opened Five Thirteen Recording Studios in Phoenix, AZ in 2006, where for nearly fifteen years she’s dedicated herself to keeping the traditional analog recording process alive…
Mixing In Dolby Atmos with Dave Way
Dolby Atmos is a new and very exciting way of mixing in surround sound! As opposed to 5.1, which was the surround format for quite a while, Dolby Atmos creates a 360-degree field of space for you to work with.…
Recording and Mixing with Only Drums, Guitar & Bass?
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have some marvellous questions to answer this week! Today's feature question is: What are your tips on recording and mixing a track with only drums, guitar, and bass? When it comes…
Are There Differences in Converters?
Are there differences in different A/D converters? Marc Daniel Nelson shares with us his thoughts on this question, as well as some of his favourite converters! Benchmark ADC1 The barrier between analog and digital should not limit the listening experience.…
Mixing with Waves CLA Plug Ins Only!
CLA plugins have been powering countless mixes by countless producers, mixers and musicians. To test the plug ins, I've mixed an entire song using ONLY CLA plug ins! I used the new CLA Everything collection, where you get all twelve…
Songs That Changed Music: The Police – Every Breath You Take
The Police were old hands at the chart-topping game by the time they released their fifth album. They named the new one after a philosophical concept by the psychiatrist Carl Jung. Synchronicity, released on 17 June 1983, became their fourth UK No. 1 LP…
The Police & Split Enz Producer: Hugh Padgham
From Peter Gabriel to XTC to The Police, Hugh Padgham has always been the right man at the right place and time, helping many of the world’s most revered musicians find their own musical magic. With millions of album sales…
Top 5 Plugins with 4x Grammy Winning Producer Dave Way
Dave Way has a new course: Mixing Louise Goffin with Dave Way!With this course, you have the chance to discover the secrets of one of the most brilliant minds in music: 4x Grammy-Winning Producer Dave Way. And mix TWO sets…
Songs That Changed Music: Run DMC & Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Run DMC and Aerosmith were in as different stratospheres as could be. The Boston rock band — made up of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford — were music legends who had hit a rockstar midlife…
SPL Transient Designer | Level-Independent Dynamic Control

When it debuted at the Frankfurt Prolight + Sound Fair in 1998, the SPL Transient Designer was mysterious new technology. Everyone who visited the SPL booth had the same question: is it a compressor, or is it a noise gate?…

Audio Technology Genius: Rupert Neve
From his earliest memories, Rupert has always had a love for music and for electronics. These two passions, and a dedication to creating the most musically beneficial audio paths turned him into the third person ever to receive a technical…
Blur’s “Modern Life is Rubbish”: Album Breakdown with Graham Coxon
Modern Life is Rubbish, released in May 1993, is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Blur. The album was a moderate chart success in the UK, peaking at number 15, while the singles from the album charted…
Polyphia: Making Metal ‘Hip-Hop’

Polyphia formed in 2010 as an instrumental progressive metal group. Over the years they’ve honed their sound into something truly unique, arriving at a point where they employ hooky lead guitar lines and modern electronic production. Polyphia: In a World…

The Mystery of Predelay, SOLVED! – Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shares his insight and thoughts on Predelay on reverbs! Predelay on reverb is when the reverb starts after the source you are giving it to; it is the delay between the dry…
Songs That Changed Music: David Bowie – Heroes
David Bowie is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential songwriters of the 20th century. His innovative work is highly acclaimed by critics, fellow musicians, and his vast audience. Following his “Thin White Duke” era of the mid-70s,…
Soundtoys Decapitator | Grade-A Saturation

Soundtoys Decapitator is one of the most popular saturation plugins on the market. It gives mixers plenty of variety and control in an easy-to-use package. It can do everything from giving an instrument a bit of analogue character to ‘punishing’…

Hit The Road Music: Mix Blues & Rock From Morocco
Ady is on the road again, and this time in Morocco with Blues and Rock group, Izouran N-Sahara! Izouran N-Sahara, Roots of the Desert, is a blues and rock band from southeastern Morocco. The band’s music represents the diversity and…
Masters of Production: The Smiths and Blur Producer Stephen Street
Best known for his work with The Smiths, The Cranberries, and Blur, today we are talking with English music producer, Stephen Street! Street began his musical career in the late 1970s playing in various bands in London. He then started…
The Best Guitar Delay Trick? – Marc Daniel Nelson
Today we are with the talented Marc Daniel Nelson for another episode of MakeMusicMine! In this episode, Marc shares a creative chain making a small guitar bloom into a massive deep delayed dream. He uses two plugins for this track,…
Albums that Changed Music: XTC – English Settlement
XTC are one of the most influential British pop bands to have emerged  from the punk and new wave eruption of the late ‘70s. They’re known for bucking contemporary trends, due in part to their vast and varied influences, from…
Legendary Producer for Genesis, Phil Collins, & XTC: Hugh Padgham
Today we will be continuing our conversation with multi-Grammy winning producer, Hugh Padgham! Hugh Padgham is one of the world’s top producers, on par music industry legends like George Martin, Quincy Jones, Phil Ramone, Brian Eno, and Rick Rubin, to…
Metal Mix Contest Winners Announcement with Jens Bogren and Kristian Kohle
Today, we are announcing the winners of the Dark Times Collaboration - Turning Point Mix Contest! Dark Times Collaboration is a new, original music project, founded by guitarist Guilherme Miranda (Entombed AD, KroW) and guitarist/producer Brian “Mitts” Daniels (ex-Madball, Skarhead,…