VOICE CREATES ALL INSTRUMENTS – Michael Jackson’s ‘THRILLER’ Cover + Multitracks!
Happy Halloween! We have Steve Maggiora today giving us a completely a-cappella version of the late Michael Jackson's BEAST of a song – Thriller! Download the multitracks and follow along with Steve as he goes through the process of how…
Interview with Kristian Kohle: The Ultimate Academy for Heavy Music Production
Are you a heavy music producer, engineer, or artist? Well, we have some very exciting news for you! We’re proud to announce that we've teamed up with iconic Metal producer Kristian Kohle (Powerwolf, Aborted) to launch the Ultimate Academy For Heavy Music Production.…
Choosing the Best Pickup for Classical Guitar

In order to amplify your nylon-string acoustic guitar for live performance, you’ll probably want to invest in the best pickup for classical guitar. It’s theoretically possible to just mike the instrument on stage, but you run the risk of bleed…

Building a Studio: The Importance of Studio Design
We had the chance to go to AES 2022 in New York, and see this amazing panel of top award -winning audio experts. Luckily we were able to bring the panel to all of you amazing folks to listen in…
Fishman Fluence Modern Review: Humbuckers Worth the Hype?

It isn’t often that a truly revolutionary new innovation shakes up the world of guitar — especially in the realm of pickups. Between the invention of single coils in the ’30s, to humbucker in the ’50s, and active pickups in…

Recording on the Smooth Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone
In a previous video, we were at NAMM 2022 where we got the chance to review the Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon. Today we are trying out the Cloud 44-A microphone! Aside from giving you guys an awesome review of this…
8 Best FREE Guitar VST Instruments in 2022

Guitar is one of the toughest instruments to sample for a plugin. There’s so much detail and nuance that’s just too easy to lose in translation. Most of the time they end up sounding over-processed and fake—really far from the…

What Is Impedance in Audio? How to Avoid Empty Sounding Recordings

Like many technical terms in audio and electronics, impedance gets bandied about regularly. If you’ve ever read the specs on pro audio equipment, particularly headphones and speakers, but also mixers, preamps, and more, then you’ve certainly encountered the word. Just…

The 16 Best Piano VST Plugins in 2022 [Free & Paid]

Looking to add some indelible magic to your productions that nothing but a piano can provide? Well, we compiled a “best piano VST” shortlist that’s still ten entries strong. Take your pick of the best free and paid piano VST…

Best Mic for Rap Vocals: 15 Great Mics for $1000 or Less

Access to the best microphone in your price range is paramount for recording rap vocals. They’re the #1 thing that has to sound great; we can forgive a beat ripped from YouTube if the vocals sound crisp and professional. Even…

5 Awesome Giveaways at AES 2022
We are at AES speaking to some of our favourite gear and plugin specialists for professional music production in home studios. we are super excited to introduce to you so many awesome products that I use myself and some brand…
My 5 Favourite Mix Buss Plugins with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc shares his favourite 5 plugins to get amazing colour on your mix bus. Follow along as he shows how to get incredibly wide mixes and see the secret to getting the depth that will…
The Best Portable PA System for Live Music [2022 Guide]

A public address (PA) system is a must for any sort of performance. It amplifies and projects your sound so you can be heard over a crowd and throughout a venue. For many years, PA systems have been multiple component…

The Best Bass Amp for Gigging [2022 Guide]

For a lot of musicians, nothing beats the feeling of playing a live gig. Performing live captures your band’s raw energy night to night in an environment that’s way less sterile than the studio. And depending on the style of…

Explore AES with Produce Like A Pro! Day One Recap
I'm super excited to be able to take you through Produce Like A Pro's time at AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention in New York! This convention is essentially 4 days for music production enthusiasts to enjoy programming and networking events…
Cordoba Iberia C5 Review: The Best Entry-Level Nylon Guitar?

In this Cordoba Iberia C5 review, we’ll have a look at what’s considered one of the best nylon-string guitars for beginners or first-timers to this style of instrument. Cordoba Is Known for High-End Acoustic Instruments Since 1997, Cordoba has been…

Artists Who Changed Music: King Crimson
King Crimson is one of the most important bands in the history of music. It pioneered a new genre of music, and has repeatedly broken new musical ground. Every single one of King Crimson’s musical innovations has been hugely influential…
PMC 8-2 Review: The Best Midfield Active Monitor?

The PMC 8-2 is a high-end active three-way midfield monitor for professional studios. The 8-2 speaker is the culmination of several years of research and development, fully loaded with all of the cutting-edge technology that puts PMC speakers in a…

IK Multimedia: iLoud Precision 6 Review and Demo! + HUGE GIVEAWAY
Joining me today is the amazing pop/rock keyboard player Dave Kerzner from IK Multimedia. Together, we are reviewing the iLoud Precision 6 Studio Monitors. Did I mention that we are giving away a HUGE Precision 6 BUNDLE of awesome products?…
The Jason LaRocca Interview (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Icarus, Handmaid’s Tale)
Jason LaRocca, a rocker-turned-engineer, was once The Briggs' lead guitarist and vocalist. The Los Angeles native is known now as a full-fledged producer and recording engineer since the age of 18. It was an amazing time getting to speak with…
Best Instruments For Your Home Studio Build: Build A Home Studio pt. 12
Today we got the chance to chat with Mike Arango and the experts at Sweetwater! Mike has been a Sweetwater Sales Engineer since 2006. He has worked as an engineer at various studios in Los Angeles and draws from this…
Blending Jazz, Fusion & Hip Hop – The Swindle Interview
About Swindle For the South-London raised composer Swindle, 2020’s global COVID-19 response managed to drive the impetus for his latest LP THE NEW WORLD, which unapologetically ushers introspection, community and liberation into the ether. Initially numbed by the early pandemic…
How To Record and Mix Modern Heavy Guitar | Ultimate Guitar Tone with Adam Steel
Today, we have the wonderful Adam Steel on the Channel. We've had Adam on the channel before sharing with us his ultimate bass tone, and in today's video, he shares his ultimate guitar tone! He shares how important it is…
EVE Audio SC305 vs SC307: Three-Way Active Monitor Showdown

Unsure which EVE midfield monitor is right for you? We’re looking at the EVE Audio SC305 vs SC307 and comparing their similarities and differences. EVE Audio Is a Relative Newcomer Making a Big Name for Themselves Berlin-based EVE Audio was…

Songs That Changed Music: Natural Woman by Carole King
In the world of popular music, few praises are higher than that of John Lennon saying that he aspired to be like you. And few songwriters can claim such an honour. However, the two that can are, undoubtedly, two of…
The 9 Best Studio Subwoofer Options for Music Production

Most of us work on two-way active speakers which include a tweeter and a low/midrange driver anywhere between 5″ and 8″ in size. Many of the larger popular speakers have impressive low-end extension, but even then, they lack the power…

Universal Audio Volt Review: Pro Sound at Home Studio Prices

This Universal Audio Volt review covers several of the company’s affordable entries into premium UA hardware at home studio prices. UAD Now Offers an Impressive & Capable Line of Affordable Audio Interfaces The launch of UA’s Volt series marked a…

5 VST Plugins You Need For Mixing Drums By Mike Pepe
When mixing drums, there are so many different plugin options that take your beats to the next level. It can be overwhelming to figure out what the best ones are for your mixes, so we’ve got you covered with drum…
JZ Microphones Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation. Black Hole Series Continues Impressing Experts
October 2022 marks JZ Microphones’ 15th anniversary of revolutionizing microphones. The company’s birthday coincides with that of the Black Hole Series, which has taken the professional audio industry by storm.   Resulting from over 30 years of technological improvement, Black…
The Most Flexible Interface? – LEWITT’s Connect 6 Audio Interface
Last week, LEWITT made a huge announcement that they're releasing their first Audio Interface - The Connect 6. Academy mentor, Steve Maggiora recently returned from his huge tour with TOTO so we tracked the piano to Carole King's timeless classic,…
FINALLY reviewing The God Particle By Cradle. Is It Worth It? + Giveaway!
If you haven’t already heard of the God Particle plugin created by 15X Grammy Award Winner Jaycen Joshua, we’ve got just the review for you! We’re also giving away 1 of 3 God Particle plugins so make sure to enter…
Interview with 15X Grammy Winner Jaycen Joshua + Studio Tour!
We have such a fantastic interview and studio tour lined up for you today! I went to Canton House Studios to meet with 15X Grammy Award Winner, Jaycen Joshua. Joshua began his career as a mix artist in 2006 when…
Artists Who Changed Music: Todd Rundgren
By his early 20s, Todd Rundgren was not only one of the most up-and-coming music producers of his era, he was also one the age’s most prolific and influential songwriters. Having written, recorded, and produced his first two solo albums…
LEWITT announces DSP-powered Dual USB-C audio interface.
Today, LEWITT Audio announced a new product in their range, Connect 6. CONNECT 6 is a Dual USB-C audio interface with game-changing flexibility for creators and musicians. It features extensive analog and digital connectivity, full iOS/Android device integration, and excellent…
Aston Microphones Halo Reflection Filter Review

Aston Microphones is a young British company founded in 2015. They burst onto the market with the Origin large diaphragm condenser — a stylish and very original looking transducer, recognized by its brushed metal body and wire mesh grill. Over…

Louise Goffin Interview and “I Saw The Light” Production Breakdown With Fernando Perdomo
Today's video release I am super excited for. I sat down with legendary Louise Goffin to chat about the cover of “I See the Light” produced by Fernando Perdomo. But before we get into it, I want to talk about…
Music-Tech Alumni Launch Highnote, a Collaboration Platform for Audio Creators
October 4th, 2022 (New York, NY) — Highnote, a collaboration platform for audio creators, today announced its public release. Drawing on their deep music industry and product development experience at companies like Splice, Squarespace, and Songtrust, these music tech alumni…
FREE MIXING LESSON with Grammy Winning, Dave Way – I Saw The Light by Louise Goffin
Super excited for todays video release, but first, we're celebrating the official launch of the Goffin & King Foundation – which I'm honored to be a part of. The Goffin & King Foundation is a wonderful non-profit, dedicated to empowering up and…
Audiotonix Gets Even More Creative with Slate Digital Acquisition
Chessington October 3rd, 2022 — Audiotonix has announced the acquisition of Slate Digital, one of the world’s leading software plug-in developers for audio creation and production. With a brand portfolio that includes Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies, Solid…