The 6 Best DJ Controller Stations for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

A DJ controller is the centerpiece of any mix-master’s club rig. But as more and more music is produced electronically, and in many cases by solo artists, controllers also offer a cool way to perform live — without just pressing…

The 7 Best Soundproof Curtains for Your Home Studio

Ever wondered how soundproof curtains actually perform in a home studio? While not the typical go-to in acoustic treatment, they do serve a purpose, especially under the right circumstances. What Are Soundproof Curtains? It’s important to clarify right away that…

Recording & Mixing Masterclass with Darrell Thorp
When I started building my career as a producer, I was very fortunate to be able to work alongside legendary producers like Shelly Yakus (U2, The Ramones) and Jack Douglas (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith). During this time, my knowledge about audio,…
The Best Reverb Pedal Options for Your Rig [2022 Guide]

Building a killer guitar rig is one of the funnest aspects of playing the instrument. And little is more satisfying than adding space, dimension, and even deep ambience to your tone with an awesome reverb pedal. Stompboxes aren’t just for…

Recording Your Dream Drums At Middle Farm Studios
Today we are joined by the marvelous Mr Adam Steel of Hop Pole Studios. Check out his channel! He is starting a new recording and mixing series on the channel documenting his transition to a brand new... brand and recently worked…
The 8 Best In-Ear Monitors For Any Budget [2022 Guide]

The best in-ear monitors (IEM) can completely revolutionize a band’s live performance, isolating them from the noisy stage for clear monitoring. Some musicians who are already accustomed to IEM also prefer them in the studio over headphones — usually for…

The 10 Best Travel Guitar Options in 2022 [Acoustic & Electric]

The best travel guitar makes a perfect companion for busy, on-the-go guitarists searching for playability that’s built to move. There are electric options, acoustic options, and even hybrid electro-acoustic travel guitars. Whether it’s for practice and warming up, or full-blown…

Bryan Adam’s, Reckless – Albums That Changed Music
Written by Paul Tingen Bryan Adam’s fourth album Reckless is several milestones rolled into one. Released in 1984, it was Bryan Adams’ international breakthrough album. It brought big rock songs with guitars back to the forefront, at a time when…
Building A Studio: Interfaces For Any Budget
Today we have part FIVE of our Building A New Studio series, where we are turning a small children's bedroom into a studio! Check out Part 1 to 4 here The hardest part so far out of all of this…
Austrian Audio on Tour this Summer with Desmond Child rocking the Parthenon in Greece
Vienna, Austria – Over the past couple of years, Austrian Audio microphones and headphones have become a staple in the toolkit of many FOH engineers. So much so that Austrian Audio mics “are going on tour” this summer accompanying legendary…
How I ALWAYS Start Recording Sessions – FAQ Friday
My absolute favourite way to record is having a band in a room performing at the same time. It is how many of my favourite records were produced and Pro Mix Academy released a course with Manny Nieto on the…
The BEAUTIFULLY Smooth Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon Microphone
We met so many fantastic companies at NAMM 2022 and we have a lot of news to come from them but, today, we look at the Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon. You can enter to win this microphone below. We invited…
Acoustic Loop1 Looper Pedal Review: Easy to Use and Made to Play

A good looper pedal serves a variety of purposes for guitar players. They can be excellent practice and writing tools, letting you improvise over chord progressions or explore song arrangements without having to set up to record. Some solo musicians…

What Is the Overtone Series & How Do Overtones Work?

The overtone series, also called the harmonic series, naturally occurs due to the way sound waves vibrate. Practically speaking, it helps define an instrument’s timbre. What Are Overtones in Music? A fundamental frequency is that of the primary note being…

From Bear Creek to Grandmasters: The Story of The Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  In 1997, the members of Foo Fighters convened after a Holiday break and decided to re-record their The Color and the Shape album. Not only did it afford the band a second chance to create…
EPIC Studio Tour at Fab Factory | PMC Speakers Immersive Audio
I cannot seem to escape the incredible PMC Speakers and today is no different. Studio Manager, Reut Feldman takes us around STUDIO A of Fab Factory Studios with this impressive immersive setup. It boasts an Avid S6 console for Dual…
Reviewing YOUR mixes with Warren Huart
Today, I'm sharing insight into our incredible community, The Produce Like A Pro Academy! I'm so proud of what they've been able to achieve together. We have seen so many collaborations for productions in the last year that I may…
AKG Perception 120 Condenser Mic Review: Comparing Price and Performance

AKG needs no introduction. The company makes some of the most-used microphones of all time, including the workhorse 414 condenser and the seven thousand dollar C12 tube mic. The AKG P120 is in a different category altogether, at an unbelievable…

What Is Sibilance (And Is It Always a Bad Thing?)

What is sibilance? We hear about it all the time, and how it’s this ugly sound in vocal recordings that we have to tame. Is that always the case? What Is Sibilance in Audio? By definition, sibilance is a kind…

Artists Who Changed Music: James Brown
Written by Paul Tingen  James Brown was called “the Godfather of Soul,” “Soul Brother No. 1,” “Mr. Dynamite,” and “the Minister of Super Heavy Funk.” He was also known as “the hardest working man in show business,” and “King of…
sE Electronics RF SPACE Review: The Best Reflection Filter Acoustic Dampener?

sE Electronics set the standard for, and popularized, reflection filters after the debut of their Reflexion Filter (RF) PRO back in 2006. Eight years later they debuted the RF SPACE, marking a substantial design improvement over the already successful original.…

The Ultimate Dynamic EQ – Kirchhoff EQ by Three Body Tech
It's not every day that we see Warren banging on his desk with excitement but here we are - the Kirchhoff EQ by Three Body Tech. This EQ has it all - from emulations of legendary hardware to the smartest…
Warren’s Favourite Guitar Pedals
As many of your will have seen, Warren performs on most of Produce Like A Pro's channel performances. We have had some INCREDIBLY special guests including Louise Goffin, Steve Maggiora, Marc Martel, and lots more incredible musicians, artists and people.…
Foam Mic Cover vs Pop Filter: Which One Should I Use (And When)?

When it comes to recording vocals, a pop filter is an essential studio accessory. You’ve probably seen microphone bundles which include a stand, XLR cable, and of course, a pop filter. We’ll explore the main difference between a foam mic…

Interviewing Rock Producer Legend, John Kurzweg
Today, we are share Warren's interview with legendary post-grunge producer, John Kurzweg who you will know from some of the biggest selling rock records including Creed's early breakthrough discography and Puddle Of Mudd. Right from the get-go, this was such…
Live mixing EXCLUSIVE multitracks with Warren Huart
Today, I will be Mixing LIVE on Youtube today with exclusive multitracks shared by my wonderful friend, Steve Maggiora!​​ You can also download the multitracks for FREE by heading to Youtube.​​Each and every week at the Produce Like A Pro Academy, we…
FAQ Friday: Don’t Let ANYTHING Stop You
Can you believe it? It's yet again another Friday! This time it's the only Friday 8th July in 2022 and we're continuing our FAQ Friday series by answering two incredibly important questions: How to carry on when everything is against…
6 Best Laptops for Podcasting [Any Budget]

The best laptop for podcasting sports enough horsepower for modest recording needs. Realistically, you’ll want a machine that’s stable above anything else, because you don’t want crashes to interrupt the flow of a monologue or conversation. Obviously, your needs will…

Reincarnation of a LEGENDARY EQ – Heritage Audio MOTORCITY EQualizer
I am so lucky to be able to work with and have friends with some of the greatest musicians in the world especially when it means I can get them in front of the Heritage Audio Motorcity EQualizer. Heritage has…
How to Make Soft Synths Sound Analog

Digital synthesizers have gotten really, really good. We have analog emulations of classic synths that sound pretty darn incredible, and we have fully digital virtual instruments which are different beasts altogether. That said, there are still moments we’re left wondering…

When Bowie Created Ziggy: 50 years of Sci-Fi Rock ‘n Roll
When Bowie Created Ziggy: 50 years of Sci-Fi Rock ‘n Roll   Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos    50 years ago, the world was introduced to Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie’s iconic, early seventies alter-ego.  Ziggy was the titular character…
Do I Really Need an Audio Interface for Streaming?

Streaming is bigger than ever. Twitch, the web’s top platform for a variety of live content, is massive. And it isn’t just about video games anymore; for some time now, popular streaming content includes people hanging out and talking to…

Why The TIMELESS Sound of Hounds Of Love Matters | Drummer Stuart Elliott Interview
When I sit down with musicians and engineers for content for our Songs That Changed Music Episodes such as, Running Up That Hill, I am often there for HOURS. I hear so many wonderful stories that I just eat up.…
My NEW Favourite Guitar – Yamaha Revstar RSE20
If you have been watching this channel for a while, you have noticed that there has been one guitar that has dominated every video where I feature guitar - The Revstar RSE20 by Yamaha. I love this guitar. Don't get…