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What Inspires Me: J.J. Blair (Johnny Cash, The Who, Rod Stewart)
J.J. Blair's Career J.J. Blair is an accomplished musical engineer, producer, and musician who has worked with a long list of fantastic artists, including Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Rod Stewart, The Who, and many more. Most notably, he produced…
At What Point Does the Engineer Become the Producer? | FAQ Friday
As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions in today’s episode! So let’s jump right into today’s featured question! “At what point does the engineer become the producer?” This is a really big question, because I think everyone who…
Free Multitracks: Jay Clifford’s “Paralyze”
I have something exciting for you today: free multitracks! The multitracks we are giving away today are from Jay Clifford's track "Paralyze". I had the opportunity to help record and produce the entire album that this track was on, and…
Recording Metal Guitars with David Gnozzi
David Gnozzi is a platinum mixing/mastering engineer and producer, and the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel MixbusTV. David has an extensive knowledge of mixing and audio gear as he has worked as a professional songwriter and arranger,…
Roger Joseph Manning Jr: Blink-182, Beck, Paramore, Marianas Trench
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an American power pop and electronic rock musician, singer, and songwriter with a prolific career in the industry. Roger’s career began as early as 1989, when he began arranging string, brass,…
PhantomFocus System: Studio Tour with Carl Tatz
Carl Tatz is an award winning studio designer and principal of Nashville-based Carl Tatz Designs. Carl draws his expertise as a studio designer and acoustician from over thirty years of experience as a GRAMMY-nominated engineer/producer, award-winning studio owner (Recording Arts),…
Mixing Basics: Vocal Compression
Today, we will be going over the basics of mixing vocals. Earlier, we balanced the mix using just panning and volume and got the mix to a place where we could start making better decisions. In this video, we are…
Recording Live to Vinyl with Reid Shippen & Pete Lyman
While we were in Nashville recently, we had the pleasure of capturing Reid Shippen and Pete Lyman recording an artist live to disc. The artist literally was playing in the other room, while Reid mixed the track and it was sent…
Should Your Studio Be Climate Controlled? | FAQ Friday
In this week’s FAQ Friday we have a lot of very very wonderful questions including, “How much can climate control in your room affect your recording?” The reality is, you don’t want to be in an incredibly dry room, obviously,…
John Lennon’s “Imagine”: Inside the Song with Jack Douglas
Jack Douglas has worked on countless incredible tracks throughout his career with a long list of music legends. Today, Jack Douglas is back with us once again to talk to us about working with John Lennon and Yoko Ono to…