Clear Lake Recording Studios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPBdogYXyP0Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Clear Lake Recording Studio Tour - Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPBdogYXyP0) Clear Lake Recording Studios has been a staple of the North Hollywood music scene since 1987. Founder Brian Levi's…
The 12 Best Free DAWs To Create Music With (2024)

Are you on the hunt for a high-quality digital audio workstation (DAW) that won’t break the bank? Look no further! In this article, we will explore the best free DAWs available that cater to your need for top-notch features, user-friendly…

The Best Pitch Shifter VSTs in 2024 [Free & Paid]

A pitch shifter is a useful tool that can be used for both subtle pitch correction and heavy-handed effects. Auto-Tune is one of the most popular pitch shifters, and it serves as a great example of how pitch correction can…

The 10 Best Audio Interfaces of 2024 (For Any Budget)

Looking for the perfect audio interface to enhance your sound experience? You’ve come to the right place! Our guide to the best audio interfaces of 2024 is designed to cater to every budget and need. Whether you’re a professional or…

The 13 Best In-Ear Monitors for Any Budget [2024 Guide]

Investing in a good pair of in-ear monitors (IEM) can significantly impact a band’s live performance. They offer clear monitoring and isolate the musicians from the noisy stage. Also, some musicians already familiar with IEM prefer them over headphones in…

Jamulus Review: The ‘Zoom’ for Musicians

Jamulus isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s definitely gotten more traction the past several months. As the need for remote collaboration skyrocketed this last year, we’ve seen dormant technology like Jamulus emerge stronger than ever. We’ll strive to…

The 6 Best DJ Controller Stations for Any Budget [2024]

A DJ controller is crucial to a mixing artist’s club setup. As electronic music production continues to rise, often at the hands of solo musicians, controllers now present an exciting opportunity to perform live without resorting to simply hitting play…

LiquidSonics Tai Chi Reverb Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsbvsLqmGBQVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Ultimate Reverb Selection - LiquidSonics Reverbs Walkthrough with Warren & Joe Carrell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsbvsLqmGBQ) Navigating through the maze of reverb plugins can often feel like searching for a sonic holy grail. Occasionally, a…
ARC Studio by IK Multimedia The Advanced Room Correction System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AacdR8fM_8Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Arc Studio REVISE - Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AacdR8fM_8) Ever wished you could completely trust what you are hearing in your room? Your room has a big impact on how…
The 5 Best Pickups For Metal Music (All Budgets)

Crafting the ultimate metal sound isn’t just about mastering riffs and solos. It’s also about equipping your guitar with the right tools to unleash its true potential. At the heart of any earth-shattering, crowd-moving metal tone are the pickups that…

The 9 Best Drum Mics for Live Sound & Recording (2024 Guide)

We talk about the best microphones for vocals and various instruments all the time, but what about the best mics for drums? As with any quality microphone, there’s always some overlap. You probably already own at least one transducer that…

World’s First Programmable Analog Processor – McDSP APB16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUwUJzK3dQkVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: World's First Programmable ANALOG Processor - McDSP APB16 @McDSPTV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUwUJzK3dQk) Colin McDowell is a genius. Yes, there, I said it! One of the smartest people in the music industry, one of the nicest…
The 9 Best Metal Guitars For Players Of All Skill Levels

Metal guitarists know that the right guitar is more than just an instrument—it’s an extension of their musical expression. It’s about finding the sweet spot where power meets precision, durability pairs with design, and playability enhances performance.  Whether you’re shredding…

The 6 Best Acoustic Guitar Amps For Gigs (2024 Guide)

Crafting the right sound for your live acoustic gigs starts with one critical choice: picking a suitable amp. With the six best acoustic guitar amps lined up, this guide aims to help you simplify your decision. We’ll focus on amps…

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…

The 7 Best Wah Pedals for Your Pedalboard in 2024

Rarely is an effect quite as recognizable to the masses as the venerated wah. From Frank Zappa to Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, and from Tony Iommi to Tom Morello to Kirk Hammett, many of the world’s most famous guitarists…

Best EQ Hardware For Recording Music In 2024
An equalizer allows engineers and producers to sculpt the tonal characteristics of a sound source, making it a fundamental tool in the music production toolbox. In this blog post, we'll take a deep dive into a conversation between two industry…
The 8 Best Digital Pianos In 2024 (All Skill Levels)

Choosing the right digital piano can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. With so many options available, each boasting an array of features and benefits, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, we’ve done some of the…

Neumann MT-48 Review: Why We Love This Interface

Having the proper audio interface is crucial when recording at home or in a professional studio. Among the many interface options on the market, the Neumann MT-48 stands out amongst its competitors. This Neumann MT-48 review explores the capabilities that…

FM Synthesis: The Classic Synthesizer Sound

Lots of classic keyboards like the Yamaha DX7 use FM synthesis to generate sounds. If it seems daunting at first, that’s because FM synthesis really is more complex than other types of synthesis. FM is much more theory-driven, so trying…

Boulevard Recording Rebuilt After A Devastating Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esz6k1GRG8Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Rebuilding A STUDIO After A Devastating FIRE: Clay Blair's - Boulevard Recording (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esz6k1GRG8) What do you do when you locate to Los Angeles and build a successful studio business from scratch and…
Recording Dry Drums – Production Masterclass at Limusic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoTqqiD5GZYVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Recording Dry Drums - Production Masterclass at Limusic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoTqqiD5GZY) What could be better than spending a week in the South Of France recording? Not much at all! Haha The beauty of doing…
10 Music Blogs to Submit To | Marketing Tips

The hardest thing an artist can do these days is have their music played. That’s partly because the democratization of the music industry has made the market overwhelmingly saturated. However, there are still ways to get yourself out there in…

21 Best FREE VST in 2024 [with Links!]

Steinberg developed Virtual Studio Technology in 1996 to bring synthesizers and effects into digital audio workstations. It’s a plugin format that numerous major DAWs host, like Ableton, Logic, FL Studio, Digital Performer, and Reaper, amongst others. VST instruments are a…

The 11 Best Headphones for Music Production 2024

Finding the right pair of headphones for music production can be tough. There are so many choices that if you ask engineers what their favorite headphones are, you’ll probably get different answers from each one. We’ve done our diligence to…

The Best Value Reverb Plugin in 2024? LiquidSonics’ Seventh Heaven Review
Today, we're diving into the world of reverb, a vital tool for music production and mixing. Join us as we explore LiquidSonic's Seventh Heaven Reverb, a plugin that's been making waves in the industry. Whether you're a seasoned pro or…
11 Best Orchestral Strings VST in 2024

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…

Drum Recording With Moses Schneider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeV_nnmnBk4Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Crazy Drum Recording Techniques with Moses Schneider (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeV_nnmnBk4) Moses Schneider is a German music producer and recording engineer. He started his career at Hansa Studios in Berlin in 1987, after leaving in…
Pro Tools Shortcuts for Faster Session Navigation

Keyboard shortcuts are the quickest way around your DAW. They let you do in one keystroke what would normally take extra time sifting through menus. If you hope to become a proficient engineer, then key commands are indispensable! Here are…

The 5 Best Online Sequencer Options in 2024

Imagine telling a producer or engineer in the ’70s, “Fifty years from now, people will be making music on the internet, sitting on on their couch.” “The what?” would be their obvious response, but time-traveling aside, technology has really revolutionized the…

Songs That Changed Music: “Chameleon” – Herbie Hancock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRJ_h3eKmHgVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Songs That Changed Music: "Chameleon" - Herbie Hancock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRJ_h3eKmHg) “Chameleon” is a foundational track in the history of funk-jazz. It appeared in 1973 on Herbie Hancock’s classic album Head Hunters, and remains…
The 7 Best Home Studio Monitors for 2024

If you’re shopping for a pair of studio monitors to fit your home studio, you’ve come to the right place. Flat, neutral monitoring is one of the keys to getting the best mix you can—and it all starts with the…

Platinum Metal Engineer Reacts to Hearing Joy Division for the First Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuDKsuQ4BWsVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Platinum Metal Engineer Reacts to Joy Division (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuDKsuQ4BWs) Joy Division are one of the most important bands of all time, with Peter Hook’s hook driven melodic bass playing, infused with Stephen Morris’…
Learn Production Skills with Warren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAWISwt9YyEVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Limusic Tour - Beautiful Recording Studio in the South Of France - Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAWISwt9YyE) Last year we flew to Limoux in the South Of France to Teach…
15 Best Closed Back Studio Headphones in 2024

Closed back studio headphones are an essential piece of equipment to have on hand. They provide the best isolation with minor sacrifice to sound quality. But because they isolate the listener from the room, they’re the ideal option to use…

The 9 Best Guitar Loop Pedals for Any Budget [2024 Guide]

Many guitarists don’t considerate it, but a guitar loop pedal is one of the best upgrades for your board. From a creative standpoint, loop pedals can completely change the way you write and practice music. What Is a Loop Pedal?…

8 Best Bass Guitar VSTs in 2024 [Free & Paid]

Virtual Studio Technology (VST), developed by Steinberg in 1996, is a plugin format compatible with a majority of DAWs and operating systems. VSTs include both effects and software instruments, and it’s the closest thing we have to a universal plugin…

The 8 Best Studio Desks for Home Mixing [2024 Guide]

The studio desk is the centerpiece of your creative space. It should have everything you need at arm’s length to keep the inspiration flowing! Not only that, but it should be comfortable, fit your space, and keep your workflow neat…

The Best De-Esser Plugin for Your Vocals (Free & Paid)

Mixing professional sounding vocals isn’t easy. Before even getting to that stage, it starts with an amazing performance and an excellent recording. Covering those two bases is fundamental and certainly helps make the mix stage more creative and fun rather…

The 10 Best Travel Guitar Options in 2024 [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…

The 20 Best Filter Plugin VSTs in 2024 [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…

The 15 Best UAD Plugins for Vocals [2024 Guide]

Over 20 years ago, Universal Audio ushered in a new standard for plugins and interfaces. UAD’s plugin catalog is a huge collection of some of the best analog emulations out there. Most importantly, the software runs on dedicated DSP supplied by…

The Best Compressor Pedal for Any Budget [Our Top 12 Picks]

The compressor pedal can be an afterthought for many players. In fact, it’s probably right up there next to tuners as far as fun goes. For many guitarists, because it doesn’t have an immediately noticeable effect in the same way…

The Best Reverb Pedal Options for Your Rig [2024 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…

Audient ORIA – Making Immersive Mixing Easy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxKeZ2EIJy0Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Atmos Just Got Easier - Audient ORIA Review (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxKeZ2EIJy0) A couple of weeks ago we went to Audient’s head quarters to sit down with our friend Adam Steel and get a full…
6 Best Practice Amps in 2024

Every guitarist could use a great practice amp, whether they’re a beginner or have been playing for years. The ideal choice should first and foremost provide great tone and flexibility, perhaps come with some onboard effects, and be small and…

What’s the Best Microphone for Hi-Hats? [2024 Guide]

To keep time and carry the feel of a song, hi-hats are one of the most important parts of a drum kit. It isn’t enough to capture them with overheads or a nearby snare microphone. In order to get the…