Dirty Up Your Mix! Waves Retro Fi Plugin
Today we are looking at the BRAND NEW plugin by Waves, the Retro Fi! Spark real life in your tracks: Retro Fi is the ultimate lofi FX chain, with everything you need to produce authentic lofi textures, warm analog sounds,…
1 Step To Louder & Cleaner Mixes with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows you a secret one step trick to making mixes louder yet more dynamic. While using a two part cocktail follow along as Marc brings back the punch and dynamics of this…
Logic Pro X Tutorial: Get Mixing in a Powerful DAW

Apple’s Logic Pro X is an industry-standard DAW known for its massive built-in virtual instrument and loop library, as well as its intuitive piano roll and MIDI editing capabilities. Logic’s interface overall is attractive and intuitive, and it’s priced at…

Game-Changing Podcast & Streaming Mic? Earthworks Audio ETHOS
Today we are looking at Earthworks Audio new Condenser Mic, ETHOS! Earthworks has generously given us one of these microphones to GIVEAWAY to you, so enter for a chance to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Visually and sonically precise, the…
“Sweet Dreams,” Endless Hooks and the Creative Power of Home Recording
In 1983, a new, almost entirely electronic sound, dominated the charts as Annie Lennox and David Steward’s Eurythmics broke into mainstream success with their experimental, and now iconic, hit track “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These).” With a never-ending hook,…
Ultimate Drum Gate? Poltergate by Denise Audio
Today we are looking at Denise Audio's BRAND NEW Plugin, the Poltergate! Denise also generously gave us THREE of these to giveaway to you, so enter for your chance to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Poltergate fuses the powers of…
Mix Bus Tips and Plugins with Sara Carter
Today we have the wonderful Sara Carter joining us to share her Most-Used Mix Bus Plugins! Sara is an audio engineer and audiophile totalling 18 years experience recording and mixing music. She believes that all independent bands and artists should…
Who is Plini? “The Future of Exceptional Guitar Playing”

Plini Roessler-Holgate is an Australian, Sydney-based guitar player, who’s been releasing instrumental progressive rock/metal under his own name since 2013. He’s a key figure of the current instrumental prog scene, alongside other pivotal artists like Intervals, Polyphia, Jakub Zytecki, David…

How Do You Know When A Mix Is Good Enough? FAQ Friday
Today we have an amazing FAQ Friday video for you! Our featured question is: "When you're mixing at home, how do you know when to say "That's Good Enough" and move on? Countless times I down the rabbit hole on…
How Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” Turned Baroque Pop into a Psychedelic Masterpiece.
In 1967, Procol Harum was still in the process of putting together it’s original line-up when it got the chance to record its first single, “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” Two weeks later, they had the number 1 hit in…
The Most Versatile Mic Pre You’ll Ever Need? 5025 Dual Shelford + FREE Multitracks
Rupert Neve Designs is proud to announce the 5025 Dual Shelford Mic Pre, a limited edition 2-channel microphone preamplifier based on their best-selling Shelford Channel. Production will be limited to just 300 units. “The Shelford Channel is the definitive evolution…
MIXING TRICK For A HUGE Kick Sound From Manny Nieto with FREE Cheatsheet
Today, producer Manny Nieto is joining us to share one of his most unique mixing tricks with us! Download the Cheatsheet here! Get The Art Of Capturing A Live Performance with Manny Nieto course here! The trick uses analog techniques…
Brand New Waves SSL EV2 & FREE Multitracks
Today, we are reviewing a brand new plugin by Waves, the SSL EV2. I know SSL's quite well; I mix on a 4000 and have made many records on this consul and many others around the USA and the UK…
The Art Of Capturing A Live Performance with Manny Nieto
Today we have a BRAND NEW course for you - The Art Of Capturing A Live Performance with Manny Nieto! We’ve all seen and admired the legendary studios, where our favourite engineers produced the classic records which have shaped our…
Ultravox LIVE Stream: Your Vocal Sound In Seconds
Today we are going LIVE to talk about Leapwing Audio's Ultravox Vocal Processor! An intuitive and great-sounding vocal processor for recording, production, and mixing that incorporates 4 highly optimized algorithms: Compression, Gate, Harmonics and Air. Get the Leapwing Audio Ultravox…
Audio Test Kitchen Review: Test Up to 300 Mics for FREE!

Audio Test Kitchen is an incredible free resource for recording enthusiasts. One of the biggest challenges engineers face is becoming knowledgable about mics. And there’s really no way to do that without trying them on practically every instrument over the…

How to Mix Background Vocals

We tend to mix background vocals differently than leads. Depending on the arrangement, they’re usually underneath the lead for support so they don’t steal the show. In some cases, background vocals will actually overtake the leads, such as in a…

Non-Conformist Grooves: “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”
Pink Floyd began their career as an experimental, psychedelic rock group of the late sixties, but by the seventies the band had shifted directions to progressive, conceptual art rock under the newly assumed leadership of Roger Waters. In 1979, Waters…
A New Era In EQ: Eventide SplitEq Plugin
Today, we are looking at Eventide's SplitEQ Plugin! Enter to win 1 of 3 Copies of SplitEQ here: a Rafflecopter giveaway SplitEQ™ is a groundbreaking EQ that offers a fundamentally new approach to corrective and creative audio equalization. It excels…
JZ Microphone’s V12 Is Here! with FREE Multitracks
AKG's C12 is considered one of the best tube condenser microphones ever made. When it comes to vocals, no other mic can offer that level of silkiness, fullness and clarity. As a Produce Like A Pro EXCLUSIVE, use code WARREN…
The 7 Best Mics for Guitar Amps to Get Killer Tone

Every guitarist is on a personal quest for the greatest tone ever. That’s half the fun of playing guitar! But just when you’ve found the right pickups, pedals, the perfect string gauge, the ideal plectrum material and thickness, and of…

Chord Progressions: Finding Chords That Go Together

Even though we only have 12 notes, there are hundreds of possible chord progressions. This can be overwhelming, especially when we’re not yet comfortable finding chords that go together right away. Luckily, the majority of progressions tend to follow established…

Studio Sound On Your Headphones? New DearVR Mix Plugin
Today, we are looking at DearVR's new MIX Plugin! Enter to win 1 of 3 DearVR Mix Plugin + 280 Pro Headphone Bundles: a Rafflecopter giveaway Place yourself in the sweet spot of your ultimate mixing environment. DearVR MIX turns…
Sonnox Oxford Limiter Review

The Oxford Limiter often pops up in conversations regarding the best limiting plugins. It has a few unique features that set it apart from others, but it’s the promised “night and day” difference that intrigues most users. With seemingly endless…

12th Century Monasteries? Acustica SILVER Reverb
Silver is a suite of Acqua plug-ins consisting of three FREE players available in the following formats: VST, VST3, AAX, and AU and dedicated to emulating reverbs of physical spaces and sampled equipment. Enter to win 1 of 3 copies…
BILLIE HOLIDAY: THE FIRST FULLY MODERN SINGER
How she changed the way singers perform and communicate. Billie Holiday is widely regarded as the greatest jazz singer of all time, and had a huge impact on singers in popular music in general, and jazz in particular. Holiday’s career…
The Different Kinds of Microphones and Their Applications

The more you get into the recording craft, the more you’ll start to recognize different kinds of microphones. There’s a huge world of mics out there, but knowing the major types will help you decide what to use. When you’re…

Nashville Studio Tour with Platinum-Selling Justin Cortelyou
Today, we are so excited to join the wonderful Producer, Mixer, and Engineer, Justin Cortelyou, for a studio tour! Justin is a Grammy-award nominated, multi-platinum mixing engineer/producer. Justin started his career working with Chuck Ainlay at Soundstage Studios in Nashville…
DIY Bass Traps: You NEED These in Your Studio

So much of our success in recording and mixing is dependent on where we’re physically doing it. Ideally, this means purpose-built, acoustically unambiguous rooms designed for professional recording and mixing — big commercial studios with a legacy of fantastic sound!…

Grammy-Winning Musician & Producer: Jeff Lorber (with FREE Multitracks)
Known for his smooth style of weaving together elements of funk, R&B, rock, and electric jazz, Grammy Award-winning keyboardist, composer, and producer Jeff Lorber helped pioneer the post-fusion sound of contemporary jazz. He crossed over to the mainstream charts with…
Mixing vs. Mastering: What Is the Difference?

Mixing and mastering are the two essential processes in polishing and finalizing a recorded song. If you’re making music that you plan to sell, or use to promote yourself (i.e., not a demo), you’ll want to invest some time into…

Flanger vs. Phaser: What’s the Difference?

Two of the most common modulation effects are flanger vs. phaser. We’ve heard both all over various recordings, and they do have a similar sound. This lends itself to some confusion, but if you know the subtle differences between each,…

Bass Compression: The Foundation of Any Mix

Bass compression is easily one of the most important parts of a mix. Bass gives music that energy which is often felt more than heard. Low-end energy is critical because it has the power to produce a defined groove and an intelligible…