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Mixing Low End Masterclass & The Future of Production | Studioszene 2024
Welcome, everyone! We hope you're doing marvelously well. Today, we're taking you on a journey to Studioszene 2024, located in beautiful Hamburg. It promises to be an exciting day filled with insightful discussions, master classes, and, of course, waffling around…
Best Microphone Preamps For Recording Music In 2024
In this blog post, we're diving into the world of microphone preamps with a special focus on some top picks.. Warm Audio ToneBeast: Affordable Excellence The Warm Audio ToneBeast is an affordable microphone preamp that pleasantly surprises with its sound…
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 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…
Best Home Studio Microphones For Recording Music In 2024
Sweetwater is a treasure trove of gear, with an enormous store and massive warehouses filled with musical goodies. So, we took up the challenge and decided to embark on a journey to uncover our top eight best home studio microphones.…
Mixing With A Limiter ON? FAQ Friday With Warren Huart
In this edition of FAQ  Friday, Warren shares his thoughts on mixing decisions, time management for budding engineers and producers, and dispels the myth of being "too old" to learn new recording techniques. Let's dive into the insightful world of…
Music Producer Vs Mixing Engineer? A Conversation with Mike Pepe & Lurssen Mastering
In today's music landscape, understanding the nuanced differences between a music producer and a mixing engineer is essential. This exploration will delve into the key distinctions that define their roles and shed light on how their responsibilities intersect and diverge…
Finally! AudioScape Released A PLUGIN – The XL-305r Reverb Plugin Review
The AudioScape XL-305R has its roots in the all analog XL-305 Spring Reverb from the early 1980's. Unlike many spring reverbs, this Spring Assembly has 12 individual springs tuned together making it equally tempered, very similar to opening the lid of…
The Most VERSATILE Audio Interface under $400? The Audient iD24
The new Audient iD24 audio interface is a compact and highly versatile device that is designed for musicians and audio professionals who need a high-quality audio interface that can deliver exceptional performance in a variety of settings. One of the…
Favourite Microphones Used at Sweetwater Studio | FAQ Friday With Shawn Dealey
Today, I'm joined by my good friend, Mr. Shawn Dealey, the head engineer at Sweetwater Studios, and we're here in Studio A. For this Fact Friday, I'm breaking the usual black attire and sporting a Led Zeppelin t-shirt with a…
Mixing Country Music with AUTOMATED Hardware Reverb | Tegeler Audio Raumzeitmaschine Review
The Raumzeitmaschine by Tegeler Audio offers one of the most unique experiences for hybrid mixing - not only is it an all-analog reverb unit but it is controlled and automated digitally using a DAW plugin. We head back to Joe…
Acoustic Guitar Recording MASTERCLASS | Warren Huart At Sweetwater Studios
In a live masterclass at Sweetwater Studios, the renowned producer and engineer, Warren Huart, shared his insights on small diaphragm and large diaphragm microphone techniques for acoustic guitar recording. We'll break down his key tips and tricks to help you…
Joe Carrell | Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin (Cover + Mix Breakdown)
Today, Joe Carrell mixes the Aretha Franklin classic, Natural Woman. You can see the video performance of the cover and the mix breakdown in full but here's some of the highlights from Joe's quick tips when you're mixing this track.…
Steve Hackett: The Interview | From Genesis Lead Guitarist And Beyond
In a recent interview, Steve Hackett, the former guitarist of Genesis, delved into his remarkable journey in the world of music. He discussed his renowned "Genesis Revisited" series, his unending passion for pushing musical boundaries, and the timeless appeal of…
Upgrade Your Microphone Locker On Any Budget | Manny’s Mic Locker
Today, Manny up opens the doors to his microphone locker, giving us a glimpse of the tools he uses to craft sonic wonders. Choosing the right microphone is a crucial decision for any audio professional or enthusiast. Each of the…
Gear Giveaways with Elysia, Telefunken, AEA & More | Studioszene 2023
Elyssia Audio Mpressor 500 The Elyssia Audio Mpressor 500 is a high-end, 500-series module that redefines dynamics processing in the pro audio world. Known for its outstanding sonic qualities and innovative features, the Mpressor 500 has quickly gained a reputation…
Audioscape, Dangerous Music, Session Desk & More | Studioszene 2023
Unlike many digital controllers masquerading as analog, the UNO Synth Pro X is the real deal. Its three fully analog oscillators deliver that sought-after warmth and character. With analog drive for added grit, this synth is a powerhouse of authentic…
Exploring Abbey Road’s Legendary Audio Equipment | The History of Gear
Once gain, we find ourselves inside the iconic Gatehouse at Abbey Road Studios, a place filled with history, creativity, and a plethora of legendary audio equipment. Join us as we're joined by the knowledgeable Mr. Mirek Styles, the Abbey Road…
Audioscape, Dangerous Music, Session Desk & More | Studioszene 2023
Unlike many digital controllers masquerading as analog, the UNO Synth Pro X is the real deal. Its three fully analog oscillators deliver that sought-after warmth and character. With analog drive for added grit, this synth is a powerhouse of authentic…
FIRST LOOK – WA-1B All-Tube Opto Compressor | Warm Audio SHOOTOUT + Stems
Warm Audio, the go-to manufacturer for classic-inspired professional recording gear, has just announced the WA-1B, an all-tube, transformer-balanced optical compressor that's set to revolutionize your sound with its legendary Scandinavian compression style. If you're a music aficionado, you're probably well…
Recording & Mixing Blues Rock at Legendary Studio 606 with Darrell Thorpe
Today, we take you behind the scenes of a recording session with the band Box Chevy on the non-profit label, Guardian Revival. In this blog post, we'll dive deep into the setup, microphone choices, and the creative process of recording…
BEAUTIFUL Home Recording Studio Design with Matt Sutherland
A well-designed studio isn't just about aesthetics; it directly impacts sound quality, workflow efficiency, and artist comfort. Effective acoustic treatment minimizes unwanted sound reflections and interference, leading to cleaner recordings. Thoughtful layout and equipment placement enhance productivity and creativity, while proper…
Abbey Road & The Mics That Made Music with EXPERT Lester Smith
Abbey Road Studios, known worldwide as the iconic recording studio where legends like The Beatles and Pink Floyd made their musical magic, is more than just a place of music history. It's a treasure trove of innovation, craftsmanship, and technology.…
Focal’s new Trio6 ST6 Three-Way Monitors | Review
A New Sonic Adventure Begins Just a few days ago, the music production world was abuzz with the arrival of Focal's latest offering: the Trio6. These aren't your run-of-the-mill speakers; they're a new breed of three-way monitors that promise a…
Do You Really need VINTAGE Mics? – Are Modern MICS Really THAT Great?
Joe Carrell, like many of us, has certain model numbers that he's attached to—numbers like 47, 67, and 87 mean a lot to him. But sometimes, he realizes he might be holding onto these models too tightly. In the world…
Mixing Creed III’s Original Film Score | Masterclass with John Chapman & Reuben Cohen
In the world of filmmaking, there are countless behind-the-scenes heroes who contribute to the magic of cinema. One often underappreciated aspect is film score mixing. Today, we have the privilege of delving into this fascinating world with John Chapman, a…
The Brandi Carlile Interview – Grammy Award Winning Producer and Artist
Brandi Carlile is a name that resonates with fans of folk, rock, and Americana music. With her soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and magnetic stage presence, she has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Born on June 1, 1981,…
Recording Country – Mäag Audio PREQ2 Preamp Review | Joe Carrell
The Maag Audio PREQ2 is a highly regarded piece of audio equipment that has found its place as an invaluable tool in professional recording studios and among audio enthusiasts. This two-channel microphone preamp and equalizer combines the best of both…
Inside Abbey Road: A Day in the Life of Abbey Road’s Engineers
Abbey Road, London—a name that resonates with music enthusiasts and aficionados worldwide. The iconic studio has been the backdrop for countless legendary recordings, and today, we have the privilege of sitting down with Chris Parker, Sarah Meyz & Marta Di…
Abbey Road’s Software Collaborations with Waves Audio, Spitfire Audio & Native Instruments
Abbey Road Studios: A Legacy of Excellence Abbey Road Studios, located in London, holds an unparalleled place in the annals of music history. Its legendary status stems from its role in recording timeless albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and…
BRAND NEW Universal Audio OX Stomp Pedal Review | Mic’d Amp Tones At Your Feet
Building off Universal Audio’s industry-defining Ox unit, the Ox Stomp Dynamic Speaker Emulator is a single-pedal solution for perfectly produced guitar tones. Simply pair the Ox Stomp with your preferred amp-in-a-box or digital amp modeler to elevate your tone with…
Avid Unveils Pro Tools Sketch for Modern Music Creators and to Expand Pro Tools Workflows
New iPad app and added capability to Pro Tools desktop software enables musicians to quickly capture new ideas and experiment with arrangements anywhere   BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 21, 2023— Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced Pro Tools Sketch™ a new non-linear,…
Capturing The Emotion of Abbey Road | Spitfire Audio
The Spitfire Strings library recorded at Abbey Road Studio is a symphonic masterpiece that represents the pinnacle of virtual orchestral instruments. Renowned for their dedication to capturing the essence of live orchestral performance, Spitfire Audio's collaboration with the world-famous Abbey…
Musical Glue Compression | Vari Tube Compressor by Tegeler Audio Review | Joe Carrell
I'm excited to share with you to the Teagler Vari Tube Compressor. As an enthusiast of variable-mu compressors, I couldn't resist the opportunity to share my thoughts on this remarkable device. In the world of music production and mixing, I've…
THIS Made Remote Music Production Collaboration Possible | Audiomovers
AudioMovers is an innovative software solution that has revolutionized the way musicians, producers, and audio professionals collaborate and share audio content in real-time. Developed by a team of audio enthusiasts and professionals, AudioMovers addresses the challenges of remote collaboration and…
FIRST LOOK – PreSonus’ Eris Series Studio 8 Monitors – Incredible Value
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 13, 2023) — PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. today announces the new and powerful line of Eris® Studio Monitors that will be available in three distinct tiers—Essential, Studio and Pro. This tier system ensures that any creator, from…
Mixing Don’t Let Me Down By The Beatles | Antelope Audio Synergy Core Native
You may already know Antelope Audio for their top-notch audio interfaces, but they've recently ventured into the world of standalone plugins, and we're about to dive deep into what they have to offer. Antelope Audio's Native Synergy Core Antelope Audio…
Tips For Perfect Vocal Recordings & Performances | Willie Green
In today's video, we're joined by Brooklyn-based producer and engineer, Willie Green, as he shares his invaluable insights on optimizing microphone setups to capture the most exceptional vocal performances. So, if you're a budding artist or an aspiring audio engineer,…
Behind The Console: Mastering Engineer Oli Morgan Interview | Inside Abbey Road
Oli Morgan is a name that resonates with anyone remotely familiar with the world of music mastering. Born with an innate passion for music, Morgan's journey into the realm of mastering engineering began in his formative years. His background in…
The Legendary Synth Redefined? | Roland JUNO-X Review | Matt Lange
Today, Matt Lange dives deep into the Roland Juno-X. Let's see what he has to say... -------- At first glance, you might mistake it for the iconic Juno 106, but I've had my trusty Juno 106 for a whopping 18…
Must-Have Drum Plugins For Mixing | Joe Carrell
Today, Joe Carrell shareshis go-to drum mixing plugins and some tips on how to use them to take your drum sound to the next level. So grab your headphones and let's get started! SSLx Saturator - Adding Warmth and Punch:…
Inside Abbey Road: Behind The Mastering Console with Sean Magee
With a career spanning several decades, Magee has carved a niche for himself as a masterful mastering engineer, leaving an indelible mark on countless recordings across various genres. His exceptional skill, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to his craft…
Rate My Mix Winners ANNOUNCED – Lianne Kaye – Glow | Rate My Mix Contest
1st Place: Luke Ther Featured in Lianne Kaye’s upcoming Single Release! Audient EVO16 JZ V67 Kali Audio LP8 McDSP Emerald Pack LUKETHERMUSIC · LUKETHERMUSIC – Glow Production/Remix 2nd Place: Karlush Featured in Lianne Kaye’s upcoming Single Release! Audient EVO8 JZ…
5 Quick Automation Tips To Improve Your Mixes | Sara Carter
Automation is a powerful tool that can elevate your mixes to new heights of dynamism and excitement. In this blog, I'll share five indispensable tips for harnessing the full potential of automation to create mixes that truly shine. 1. Blending…
Bring Boring Guitars to LIFE with The “All Boost” EQ Trick From Joe Carrell
The Predicament: Reviving Lackluster Guitars Ever found yourself dealing with tracks that weren't part of your original recording process? Trust me, it's a common situation, especially in the world of mixing. Sometimes, you pull up the faders and everything falls…
Andrew Huang Designed A Plugin? | Transit by Baby Audio Review
We got wind that Andrew Huang and Baby Audio were about to release something crazy for music production so we got Andrew on a call to tell us all about it! Transit, designed by Andrew Huang, feels like cheating. There's…
Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles (Cover) | Aspen Pittman 1B-FET Microphone Review
The Aspen Pittman 1B-FET microphone stands as a testament to the delicate balance between vintage warmth and modern precision. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this microphone embodies the spirit of classic recording while incorporating modern advancements to meet the…
Chandler Ltd Factory Tour | Resurrecting Abbey Road’s Audio Magic
Established by Wade Goeke in 1999, Chandler Limited has steadily gained recognition and respect among music producers, engineers, and artists for its distinctive range of analog hardware that imparts a warm, classic character to audio recordings. With an unwavering commitment…
FIRST LOOK – Kazrog Avalon VT-747SP – An Analog Icon Redefined ⚡️
Kazrog, renowned developer of innovative audio software, has partnered with Avalon Design, a legendary name in the world of professional analog audio equipment, to introduce the Kazrog Avalon VT-747SP. This state-of-the-art audio effects software plugin is a direct emulation of Avalon's widely-acclaimed VT-747SP…
Running A Record Label In 2023 – The Cheryl Pawelski Interview | Grammy-Winning Producer
Cheryl Pawelski, a name synonymous with innovation and artistry, has made an indelible mark on the industry through her exceptional work as a producer, music archivist, and record label executive. Her commitment to preserving musical legacies, promoting diverse voices, and…