JZ Vintage 67 Review: High-End Performance in a Vintage Style Mic

JZ Microphones was founded in Latvia in 2007 by Mr. Juris Zarins. He’d spent the better part of two decades researching and developing successful microphones with companies like Blue before striking out on his own as JZ Microphones. Today we…

Lil Tube – Make Every Track Sound Big!
Lil Tube is a tube saturation unit with a custom-modeled analog sound in the company of fabled tube preamps. It adds rich tube fatness to any track you throw it on and creates buttery sonic textures that you’ll be able…
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Review: A Modern Classic Reinvented

We all know that Fender is one of most recognized and enduring brands in the history of electric guitar. Leo Fender’s innovations helped shape the landscape of music, providing musicians tools to reach new heights. The company’s greatest outputs are…

Creating the right studio ambience – Just For The Record Studio Tour
Just For The Record is a studio is a boutique studio based in Los Angeles. The mission of this studio is to remove all obstacles and really let artists and producers focus entirely on their craft. Founded by Moritz Braun…
Bose S1 Pro Review: The Best Portable PA System?

Designed for solo acts, singer-songwriters, public speakers, and small events, the Bose S1 Pro covers a lot of territory in a compact package. In this Bose S1 Pro review, we’ll check out everything the portable speaker system has to offer.…

Songs that Changed Music: Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Paranoid: How Black Sabbath Charted the Future of Heavy Metal Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos Before there was heavy metal, there was Black Sabbath. Arising from the ashes of the bleak industrial landscape of post-war Britain, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi,…
Understanding Guitar String Gauges: What Gauge Is Best for Me?

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of guitar string gauges, especially when you’re brand new to the instrument. There are a number of factors at play when choosing the right strings, not excluding your guitar’s scale length, the tuning you…

The Ultimate Speakers for a Small Studio? – Kali Audio IN-UNF Review
Have you been searching for the best speakers for your small-space home studio? Well we may have found the ones that you have been dreaming of! Today I have Nathan Baglyos, the director of marketing for Kali Audio and an…
Interview with Grammy-Winning Producer Joe Chiccarelli (Elton John, U2, Alanis Morissette, etc.)
Joe Chiccarelli is a ten-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, mixer whose credits include such artists as Tori Amos, Beck, U2, The Strokes, The Killers, Elton John, The Shins, The White Stripes, Morrissey, Alanis Morrisette, Jason Mraz, Juanes,…
Feedback Black Friday: Reviewing YOUR Mixes LIVE!
Today, I'll be reviewing YOUR mixes on our Youtube livestream at 12:00 PT!We'll pick 10 mixes from the community, have a listen together, and I'll share actionable advice on what sounds amazing and what can be improved. It's gonna be…
Covering “It’s Too Late” by Carole King with The JZ Amethyst Mic!
What better way to test out The Amethyst Mic from JZ Microphones than by recording an amazing cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late." To create this fantastic cover, we had Steve Maggiora on vocals, Blair Sinta on drums, Michael…
Alesis V49 Review: A Highly Capable (& Affordable) MIDI Controller

Every home studio needs a decent MIDI controller to take advantage of the incredibly wide-ranging world of virtual instruments. With a controller alone, you could feasibly play and program a complete arrangement — we’re talking every instrument — on only…

“You Oughta Know”:Alanis Morrisette and the Unapologetically Real Edge of this Best Selling Hit
The start of the 90s saw an ongoing tension between edgy - often dark - hard-rocking sounds, and the brighter, mainstream pop aesthetic. Industry expectations and marketing placed most female artists in the latter of these categories. But along came…
The 5 Best Tube Preamp Options to Add Some Warmth to Your Sound

One of the best investments we can make as engineers, producers, and home recorders is in a premium microphone signal path. Purchasing a high-quality mic preamp, such as a tube preamp, is a huge way to elevate your recording quality…

The IMPORTANCE of METERING – Sonible true:level & true:balance Review
Ever wonder why your music doesn't sound professional? Has your music been quieted down on streaming platforms? If you've been searching for a way to help create balanced tracks, then the Sonible Metering Bundle plugins might be the answer! We…
EXCLUSIVE: Stevie Van Zandt’s off-grid Renegade Studio, NYC
This is an exclusive view into Renegade Studio in New York City led by Manny Nieto and Chief Engineer at Renegade Studios, Geoff Sanoff. Manny and Geoff go through some of the awesome gear they have at the Studio and…
Mix Contest Announcement of Winners
In September, we announced an exciting new Mix and Remix Competition with amazing guitarist Gilad Hekselman. Thank you to everyone who participated and took the time to submit a mix or remix; it was such a tough decision choosing the…
Finding the Best Guitar Capo (For Acoustic & Electric)

As you become more and more invested in playing guitar, you’ll find that the capo is one of those inexpensive accessories with a major impact on the instrument’s sound. Everyone should own one, even if it’s just to experiment with…

Taking a Tour of The Power Station at BerkleeNYC
When we stepped into The Power Station, it was a magical feeling! We have done so many videos on records that were recorded here! So excited to take you all on a tour with us of The Power Station! After…
The Best DJ Headphones in 2022 (Our Top Picks for Any Budget)

The best DJ headphones aren’t the same as the best studio headphones. We’ll discover what sets them apart and how to pick the right set for you! Why Having a Quality Pair of Headphones for DJing Is a Must Nearly…

Trying Out The BRAND NEW Eventide H90!
The Eventide H90 is here! Joining me today is Patrick Flores from Eventide and he is showing me this awesome new product they are launching called the H90! We are also so excited to tell you that we are GIVING…
The Best Distortion Pedals for Live & Studio Playing [2022 Guide]

A distortion pedal is an indispensable effect for every guitar player — even those who don’t necessarily play heavy music. At light settings, they can give your tone a bit of crunch and compression. At more extreme settings, you can…

The MOTOR Synth MKII by Gamechanger Audio is out now and available in limited quantity!
The MOTOR Synth MKII by Gamechanger Audio is out now and available in limited quantity! Gamechanger Audio first announced the groundbreaking MOTOR Synth concept back in 2019, and the electro-motorised instrument was brought to life the following year via a…
EastWest Releases String Machine
Hollywood, CA (November 3, 2022) – EastWest Sounds is proud to announce the arrival of String Machine, a vintage string machine with a modern twist.  Paying homage to the great vintage string synthesizers of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, EastWest's…
AWARD-WINNING ‘SERIES BLACK’ FAMILY OF LAUTEN AUDIO MICROPHONES EXPERIENCE UPGRADES
San Jose, CA— October 18, 2022— Lauten Audio announces the V2 release of its award-winning Series Black family of microphones, including the LA-120 transformerless condenser, LA-220 FET condenser, and LA-320 Tube condenser microphones. Each microphone maintains its critically-acclaimed sound, through-hole…
Artists Who Changed Music: King Crimson 1974 – Present Day
King Crimson is one of the most important bands in the history of music. Founded in 1968, the band has over the decades seen many different line- ups, that played very different styles of music, and that have changed music…
The Best DAW Software For A Home Studio?
It seems that the last time we reviewed a couple of awesome DAW's, there were a lot of requests to include tons more that PLAPers from around the wrold love and use.So we decided to make a PART TWO with…
Marc Daniel Nelson Tours Cameron Webb’s AMAZING Studio
Today Marc Daniel Nelson is taking over Produce Like a Pro and taking us to Grammy Winner Cameron Webb's studio for a rockin' tour! He's going to ask a couple questions and make sure we get the best inside view…
Mixing In The Box with Matt Lange, AMAC – Synthplex 2022
It was super exciting to be at Synthplex 2022 and meet in person with like-minded, synth users who can come together and talk all things synthesizer! The West Coast has a huge community of synthesizer enthusiasts and so we wanted to…
Checking out Immersive Game Audio – GameSoundCon 2022
GameSoundCon 2022 this year was a fantastic event and we are glad to be sharing it with you. We started the event by chatting with GameSound Con Founder, Brian Shmidt about how amazing it is to be back in-person for…
Metal Mastering with Ermin Hamidovic
In this fantastic interview with Ermin Hamidovic, he gives us an inspiring look into his personal career working with amazing artists! Ermin is a world-class mastering engineer who has worked with artists such as Periphery, Architects, Plini, Ola Englund, Devin…