Happy New Year! – Download 30 Sets of Multitracks for Free!
Happy New Year everyone! 2021 has been an interesting year but, once again, you have shown that the power of our community is one of the strongest out there. Thank you to each and every one of you that watches…
The 9 Best Rhodes VSTs [Free & Paid]

The Rhodes electric piano was an incredibly popular instrument throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was one of the first prominent musicians to start playing the Rhodes, picking up one of the earliest models in 1965. Its…

One Trick Wonder For Drums & More with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows you his secret one-trick wonder to making mixes and kick punch! What we're looking to do is expand the transient without adding too much EQ that could make the kick slightly…
Lancaster Audio Impulse Responses Review

In recent years, software giant Waves called Lancaster Audio impulse responses the “world’s best.” Today, we’re taking a closer look at these critically acclaimed IRs. What is an impulse response (IR)? Speaker emulation is one of the most crucial, and…

10 Best Free Plugins For Your DAW in 2022

Bonus: 5 More Free Plugins! 11. Valhalla – Supermassive Similar to the extremeness found in FreqEcho, Supermassive combines reverb and delay for some seriously otherworldly sounds. Not your everyday effect, Supermassive is best for creating huge swells of lush reverb…

The Rapid Rise of Electronic Music in the Wake of Punk’s Implosion: Gary Numan’s “Cars” 
The Rapid Rise of Electronic Music in the Wake of Punk’s Implosion: Gary Numan’s “Cars”    Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos    In the 1980s, the futuristic sounds of synthesizers and electronic instruments were everywhere, but only a few years…
The 9 Best ASMR Microphones for Any Budget

ASMR is one of the most popular, if not slightly unusual, entertainment trends of the last several years. ASMR creators attempt to trigger the listener’s “autonomous sensory meridian response”—a tingling sensation that begins at the scalp and moves down through…

These Speakers Are Like Racecars – Wayne Jones Reds w/Sonarworks
Today we're finally looking at these incredibly power (and red) speakers that have been in my studio for a while now - Jones Scanlon Reds! Eric said these speakers look like "race cars" and I agree! But they not only…
Reamping: Everything You Need To Know
Today we are with Matt McQueen from Capsule to Clone YouTube Channel, where he is sharing with us the importance of Re-Amping and how to do it! Re-Amping is an incredibly valuable technique that goes beyond being able to capture…
The 11 Best Virtual Amp Sims in 2022 [Free & Paid]

A great virtual amp can take your guitar recordings to the next level since not many of us can record a 100-watt tube head at home. There are attenuators, sure, and lots of modern amps are being built with direct…

Mixing A Queen Cover: Don’t Stop Me Now with FREE Multitracks
Today we are going through the process of mixing Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust'! Joining us for this track is the incredible Natalia Posnova, Marc Martel, Tony Franklin, Pete Riley, and Six String Alliance's Jamie Humphries. Also included with…
Can virtual instruments replace us musicians? Steve Maggiora checks out EastWest Hollywood Opus Edition
Today we are taking a look at EastWest's incredible Hollywood Orchestral Opus Edition! It's incredibly powerful. You can buy EastWest Sounds's Virtual Instruments via Plugin Central. We love them! Steve Maggiora came down to Spitfire to show us just how…
Songs That Changed Music: Smoke On The Water
The Amazingly True Story of the Day Deep Purple Saw “Smoke on the Water”   Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos    With its dark, medieval-sounding chord progression, and perhaps one of the most famous song creation stories in rock history,…
These Preamps From Tierra Audio Can Flavour Your Mic
Today we are looking at Tierra Audio's Flavours Preamps! We will be testing these preamps using the song 'Say It Again' by our good friend Steve Maggiora, and you can download the multitracks for FREE! Tierra generously gave us all…
Building Your Own Vocal Booth For $500
Today we have our good friend, STATiC, with us sharing how he built his vocal booth! One of the reasons why he built his vocal booth is because it helps with limiting the reflection in the room, and having an…
Building A Studio: Secrets Of Acoustic Treatment
Today, we have another video showing how we are changing a small kids bedroom into a control room with the help from our friends at Sweetwater! In this video we are showing you how we added our Acoustic Treatments to…
How To Get Your Music On Spotify in 2022

Understanding how to get your music on Spotify is essential knowledge in 2022, when streaming dominates music sales. As of 2020, streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and others accounted for over 80% of the total revenue generated by…

From Struggling Guitarist to Recording Bob Dylan: Steve Genewick
Grammy nominated recording engineer Steve Genewick has thirty years of experience, both as a studio and live recording and mix engineer. He has had the pleasure of working at legendary recording studios around the world such as Capitol Studios, United…
Grammy-Nominated Writer, Producer & Artist: Louise Goffin
Louise was born in Brooklyn and, with her father and her mom, Carole King, migrated west to be raised in LA’s Laurel Canyon during an exciting time in music history. As a child, she was immersed in the halcyon days…
14 Songs with a LOT of Bass (Best Songs for Subs)

Bass is responsible for a lot of the visceral connection we have with music. Sub bass, especially, physically resonates with us if it’s loud enough at a concert or club, for instance; bass is a huge part of music and…

Artists That Changed Music: Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery is regarded one of the three founding fathers of the jazz guitar, the other two being Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Montgomery changed the world of music with his hitchhiker’s thumb, impossible guitar techniques, and sumptuous musical talent.…
11 Best Orchestral Strings VST in 2022

Using string samples instead of real ones offers a lot of obvious advantages for the average home producer or songwriter. Just from a logistical standpoint, booking studio time and hiring musicians is costly and time consuming. But with samples, you…

Premium Monitoring At Half The Price? Austrian Audio Hi-X15 & Hi-X25BT
Today we are looking at affordable headphone options from Austrian Audio, their Hi-X15 & Hi-X25BT headphones. Austrian generously gave us one pair of the Hi-X15 & one pair of the Hi-X25BT headphones to giveaway to you! Enter to win below:…
What Do I Need To Create In Atmos?
Today we are looking at Dolby Atmos and answering the question "What Do I Need To Create In Atmos?" Download the What Do I Need To Create In Atmos? Cheatsheet here! Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by…
Universal Audio’s LUNA vs $1,000,000 Gear
Today we are at Sunset Sound Studios in my one of my FAVOURITE rooms to record in, and we are doing the ultimate test! We will be comparing the Sunset Sound Console to the Universal Audio LUNA DAW. Download the…
The 10 Best USB Audio Interfaces for Studios

After the computer and DAW, the most important component of any studio is the audio interface. The best USB audio interfaces around come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Regardless of your I/O needs, you’re sure to find something that…

Touring the Dolby Atmos Room at PMC Studios
Today, we are at PMC Studios checking out their incredible Dolby Atmos Room! Check out my interview with PCM Studios, Maurice Patist below! Warren Hi Maurice! We are at PMC Studios in LA right now -- how long have you had it?…
Soundtrap Review: The Easiest DAW for Beginners?

In this Soundtrap review, we’ll examine the leading online DAW that allows you to make music right from a web browser. What is Soundtrap? Soundtrap is a “freemium” online DAW. It lets users record music or podcasts from their browser,…

13 Home Studio Essentials for Beginners

An efficient home studio set-up is essential for producers, engineers, and musicians of any level. And luckily, the time has never been better to get into the game. Rapid advances in digital technology over the past decade have made home…

“Good Times” and the Innovative Sounds of Dance Music in the Era of “Disco Sucks”
Disco may have been the hottest sound of the late seventies, but in the summer of 1979, it was facing a powerful backlash. In the midst of this tension, one of the genre’s most innovative groups, CHIC, released “Good Times” …
The Zen GO: Does This Have It All?
Today we are taking another look at Antelope Audio's ZEN GO! We will be recording a song and doing a mix breakdown with it -- we are also giving you the mutitracks for FREE so you can follow along and…
Sennheiser e835 vs Shure SM58: Which Is Right for You?

Today, we’ll have a look at the Sennheiser e835 vs Shure SM58. These are two popular handheld dynamic microphones for live use. How does the SM58, a longtime favorite since 1966, stack up to the competition made almost thirty years…

Live Recording Pioneer: David Hewitt Interview (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd)
Recording engineer David Hewitt pioneered the art of remote recording. Over the past 40+ years, he has recorded live broadcasts, records, and audio for film and video, earning him multiple TEC Awards, Grammys, Emmys and Cinema Audio Society awards in…
Building A Studio – My New Home Studio Pt. 1
Today, we are changing a small kids bedroom into a control room! I am hoping that this video is a great step-by-step guide on how to build an amazing studio in your house. My old engineer, Mike Arango, who went…
Cthulhu VST Review

Cthulhu by Xfer Records is a chord memorizer and generator. Poised to be the perfect companion for songwriting and production, is Cthulhu VST the beast it appears to be? What is Cthulhu VST? Cthulhu is firstly a chord generator. What…

11 Best Filter Plugin VSTs [Free & Paid]

Filter plugins are one of the easiest effects to use that can have a huge impact on how something sounds. As a form of EQ, filters help you shape the frequency content of an instrument. In the simplest terms, they…

Fletcher-Munson Curve Explained: Using Equal-Loudness Contour to Mix

Human hearing is a weird and wonderful thing. The branch of psychophysics concerned with sound perception is psychoacoustics, and it explains a lot about why we hear the way we do. As mix engineers we need to become familiar with…

Want A Studio Makeover? Impress Us (Over $55,000 In Prizes)
We are back with another Mix AND Remix Competition, and this time we have OVER $55,000 IN PRIZES! For this competition you download the multitracks then choose whether or not you want to create a REMIX of the song, or…
Alesis 3630 Review

The Alesis 3630 compressor is a polarizing piece of equipment. On one hand, it has achieved almost mythic status for its use in the house scene, popularized by groups like Daft Punk. And on the other, it’s just a beginner’s…

Mixing A Queen Cover: Another One Bites The Dust with FREE Multitracks
Today we are going through the process of mixing Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust'! Joining us for this track is the incredible Marc Martel, Tony Franklin, Pete Riley, and Six String Alliance's Jamie Humphries. Also included with today's video…
Best Acoustic Foam Panels for Home Studios

Acoustic treatment is one of the best investments you can make in your home studio. Sound waves quite literally bounce around the room, making some frequencies unnaturally loud and cancelling others out. As you can imagine, this leads to a…

Classic Rock and Disco Grooves: “Another One Bites the Dust”
From its inception in the early seventies, Queen was known for its ability to transform itself and bring together diverse and eclectic soundworlds.  From glam rock to soul, rhythm and blues to opera - nothing seemed off limits. In 1980,…
What is a Synthesizer? A Comprehensive Guide

Synthesizers have never been more popular than they are now. They currently play a dominant role in the production of the world’s most in-demand music. Synthesizers are the sound of pop, hip-hop, EDM, and more. But you certainly wouldn’t be…