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Sonarworks Launches Multichannel Speaker Calibration Software
San Francisco - May, 24 2022 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used in the sound design of Oscar-winning movies like Rocketman and major live events like the Rio Olympic Games, has entered the multichannel space with SoundID…
Audient Announces EVO 16
Hampshire, UK; embargoed until 5pm BST, 23rd May 2022 - British audio company, EVO by Audient is delighted to announce the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this…
The Ultimate Background Vocal Production Guide
In almost any genre, vocals are the king of the song.They're what listeners connect with and what makes them fall in love with your music.Want to come up with captivating vocal arrangements that'll leave your fans speechless?Then this is for…
Testing The Slate Digital VMS ML-1
We are back with another incredible giveaway and the free multitracks from the session For the month of May,  Slate Digital has an offer on their VMS ML-1 system you probably shouldn't refuse! So we thought we would put it…
Kali Audio Announces “Atmos Brunch” Event in Los Angeles, June 5
Kali Audio will be holding an educational brunch on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. The event is open to industry professionals who are interested in learning about Dolby Atmos. In addition to brunch, the…
The History of FAME Studios – Interview with Rodney Hall
Today, Warren sits down with the owner and operator of the legendary Fame Studios, Rodney Hall for one last final video, this time going over the intricate history of the space. Everything from Aretha Franklin to the Allman Brothers, this space…
Mixing Peace, Love & Understanding by Elvis Costello with Manny Nieto
This was such a fun project done by the whole crew! We sat down and recorded Peace, Love, and Understanding with the original drummer for Elvis Costello, Pete Thomas! With Manny as engineer and Warren on guitar, the crew set…
Getting Creative With Drums
Let us ask you this, do you actually have access to a drum studio? Or even more….a drummer? Many of us do not! Drum emulation can be a fantastic solution to this, but for most of us it stops there:…
J Clark’s Impressive PMC Immersive Studio
J Clark is an engineer, mixer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA.  J’s studio is a sight to behold! Built in collaboration with PMC Loudspeakers, Dolby Laboratories, and Sony Home Entertainment, J’s studio is built to handle anything…
Mixing Modern Rock with Marc Daniel Nelson
There are countless videos out there where pro engineers teach you cool new mixing tricks. While it’s great to have techniques in your arsenal, these educational tidbits rarely give you the whole picture. WHEN and WHY should you use them? What…
The Complete Plugin Pack – Eventide’s Anthology XII Bundle Review
We cannot get enough of the quality of plugins that Eventide have put out over the years. In March, they announced their Anthology XII bundle that boasts over 30 plugins! Today, we're checking the bundle out along with our good…
FAQ Friday With Guitar Max
On this mavellous Friday, we're joined by the one and only Guitar MAXalso known as Max Carlisle. Today, he's brought in a rather special guitar, the PDJ Woodford Classic that is new on our radar but sounds absolutely incredible. As…
Artists Who Changed Music: Les Paul
In the beginning of 1957, the Ampex Corporation delivered the world’s very first 8-track tape recorder to guitarist Les Paul’s home in Mahwah, New Jersey. Comedian W.C. Fields called it ‘The Octopus,’ because it made Les Paul sound like, well,…
EP36_MIXING SCORE FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL UKRAINE FILM
In this special episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes through a special scene from the highest grossing film in Ukraine cinema history. Join Marc as he breaks down the score from Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s final film before he became president…
Touring The NEW Atmos Room With Aaron Mattes At Fab Factory
Today, we're heading back to the legendary Fab Factory Studios in LA where we meet Grammy Nominated and RIAA Platinum certified mixing engineer, Aaron Mattes (NLE Choppa, 50 Cent, Young Thug, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Polo G) at…
Mixing With Emotion With Matt Weiss
This is not only my favourite, but the most important mixing course we’ve ever released: Mixing with Emotion with Grammy-Nominee Matt Weiss Inside, Matt Weiss (Akon, Chris Brown, Nicky Minaj) teaches you how to create mixes that enable your listeners…
The Rise Of Velvet Revolver – The Dave Kushner Interview
Dave Kushner has had a long and varied career in music, having not only been a part of Velvet Revolver (one of rock’s most premiere super groups), but also having worked in film composition for shows such as “Sons of…
The Perfect Reverb? – BABY Audio Crystalline
BABY Audio has put out a bunch of plugins, and we have reviewed every single one of them, so we are back to do the same with their latest release! The newest BABY Audio plugin is Crystalline, and builds on…
Waves Audio Announces NX Update: Germano
Nx Germano Studios New York brings the A-list acoustics of the legendary NYC studio to your favorite set of headphones – so you can create better mixes, anytime, anywhere.   From Stevie Wonder to Kenrick Lamar, Post Malone to the Rolling Stones, David Bowie to…
Career Beginnings with Bob Clearmountain
Bob Clearmountain is responsible for some of the most iconic tracks to come out of the 20th century. He’s worked with artists such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie. Warren had the chance to sit down…
Mastering For Immersive Audio
Mastering in immersive audio presents a few interesting problems. First and foremost, stereo mastering essentially only requires one output and a single stereo bus. For the most part, this mastered track exists within the confines of one mastering chain (and…
Mastering For Immersive Audio
Mastering in immersive audio presents a few interesting problems. First and foremost, stereo mastering essentially only requires one output and a single stereo bus. For the most part, this mastered track exists within the confines of one mastering chain (and…
The Jacob Collier & Ben Bloomberg Interview
Jacob Collier is one of the most renowned musical artists of the 21st century, not only for his unique musicianship and use of complex harmony, but also for his unique production process. Unlike many other Grammy award winners, so much…
Drum Editing In REAPER with Myk Robinson
The one thing which I always admire when listening to a performance by a-list musicians is how insanely tightly they lock into the groove.There really is nothing that can replace the energy & feel created by an outstanding rhythm section.With…
Controlling Your High End With Emiliano Caballero
The fantastic Emiliano Caballero is back and this time he's sharing his top tips for controlling high-end, giving space for vocals and width in your mixes using Leapwing Audio Plugins! Not only that, Leapwing Audio have graciously given us THREE…
The Legendary FAME Studios Part Two
We've been diving into the historic studio, FAME in Muscle Shoals during the past week. We kicked off our FAME Studios Series with the infamous recording, Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett - one of the most important vocalists in RnB…
How to Be in Phase Every Time
This is a super neat tool and trick shown today by our incredible friend, Manny Nieto. There is always a possibility of the polarity being reversed along the audio signal and during the lifespan of the equipment which is why…
From FAME Studio to FAME Studio Reverb – IK Multimedia
For the last two days, we've been diving in to the history of FAME Studios. You can watch them all back in this playlist here. But let's take it upright to the modern-day with all the technology we have. As…
The Legendary FAME Studios Part One
We kicked off our FAME Studios Series with the infamous recording, Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett - one of the most important vocalists in RnB history. In today's episode, we take a look through the whole history right up to…
Controlling Your Low End With Emiliano Caballero
The fantastic Emiliano Caballero is back and this time he's sharing his top tips for controlling and shaping low-end in your mixes using Leapwing Audio Plugins! Not only that, Leapwing Audio have graciously given us THREE "Everything Bundles" valued over…
Take Automation To The Next Level
Today, the boss-man Warren is back sharing his uses of automation to give dramatic yet straight forward lift and width to a chorus. You can download the multitracks for this track here: We were Astronauts - Golden As we can…
Interview: Teddy Richards – Genre-Defying Guitarist
Today, we're sharing Warren's interview with the incredible Teddy Richards. About Teddy Richards After serving 30 years as Aretha Franklin's guitarist, Teddy Richards emerged as a gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer and music publisher. Teddy has been hailed by the press as 'a…
Master The Art Of Drum Programming with Misha Mansoor
Today we have a brand new course by Misha Mansoor! You've written fantastic guitar riffs, basslines and lyrics for a new song. All that's missing is an epic drum performance to tie everything together and take your song over the…
One Microphone? No Problem! – Austrian Audio CC8 Microphone
Today we are looking at the recently released Austrian Audio CC8 and we are not only joined by the incredible Steve Maggiora but also Ricky from AudioHaze is going to do a comparison between this CC8 and their flagship OC818!…
The Definitive Interview: Stephen Lipson – World Renowned British Producer
Stephen Lipson is one of the UK’s leading record producers and songwriters. People say the test of a genuinely great record producer isn’t whether or not they’ve had a couple of hits but whether they can keep having them. If…
Waves Announces Clarity Vx & Vx Pro
Waves Audio Monday 7th March Clarity Vx is the highest-quality AND fastest way to clean any vocal or voice recording – whether in music production or in video, podcasting, etc. Clarity Vx combines top quality and simplicity thanks to Waves’ new…
Should You Upgrade Your Studio Equipment? FAQ Friday
Today we have an amazing FAQ Friday video for you! Our featured question is: "Should you upgrade your studio equipment?" It really depends where you are in your journey. I would always suggest investing in equipment that you are going…
Eventide Releases a ‘Complete Sonic Universe’ with Anthology XII Bundle
Little Ferry, NJ, March 1, 2022 – For more than 50 years, Eventide Audio has pioneered audio hardware and software, developing legendary sound processing tools while constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of technology. With the introduction of the new…
Bob Clearmountain Demos His Plugins
After being schooled by Bob Clearmountain himself whilst demonstrating the incredible Clearmountain Phases by Apogee, Warren took a visit to Clearmountain's home studio to find out all about his plugins and the things Warren may have missed during his initial…
Recording, Editing & Mixing Rock With Matt McQueen
Have you written a fantastic new song that your band is excited about? Maybe you’ve already performed it live – and your audience went nuts! Then, it’s time to take the next step:Turn it into a full-blown, professional production, ready…
SubMission Audio DoubleTap – The Low End Solution
Today, we're checking out SubMission Audio's DoubleTap Bass Dynamic Compressor alongside Adam Steel, Matt Lange, Mel Torres and Conor Nelson! You can buy the DoubleTap plugin here! They've also got some incredible We have heard a lot of great reviews…
Turning Classic Literature to Classic Rock: Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”
Across the seventies, Rush established themselves as leaders of the progressive rock sound, writing expansive songs with complex lyrics and musical explorations. But at the start of the 80s, the band encapsulated their complex musical ideas and progressive sounds into…
Building Your Own Sub Kick
A sub kick is a microphone traditionally made by Yamaha to capture the sub-low frequencies of a kick drum. The reason you may want to use a sub kick is when you want to capture a bigger-sounding kick. Traditionally in…
Naji Soul Mix/Remix Contest Winners Announced with Ady & Warren
In December, we announced an exciting new Mix & ReMix Competition with Naji Soul and Hit The Road Studios where the song participants were working with was Sliding Doors by CLO. Check out the full competition guidelines here. You can…
Mixing Orchestral Elements with Sara Carter
Today we're joined once again by the incredible Sara Carter Sara breaks down the beautiful BPMoore track, Transcend worked by Harald Hauser. Very often on the channel, we're mixing full band productions but ,in this case, we are dealing with…
Waves Announces CR8 Sampler and Sample Finder, COSMOS
Your sample collection is a creative treasure, but only if you can find the right sample when you need it...    COSMOS is the first sample finder to use advanced neural network technologies in order to analyze, auto-tag, and sort…
Master The 3 Pillars Of Mixing with Sara Carter
Today we have a brand new course by Sara Carter! There is no better feeling than taking an already great production and making it sound even more impactful and captivating.However, especially when first starting out, mixing can seem like black…
My Top 10 Recording Books and 1 Killer Trick from Each
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes through his all-time top 10 recording and producing music books. Watch as he describes why these are so special to him and will share 1 trick from each book. Number 10…
The Best Automatic Tuner? Slate Digital Metatune
Slate Digital has released the MetaTune, which is a “Pitch-Correction” tool primarily for vocal tuning but with automating tuning capabilities for any instrument. Get MetaTune here! Slate Digital has generously given us THREE of their All Access Passes, which includes the…
“New Rose” and The Damned: The Story of UK Punk’s First Single
In 1976, Punk music (although it was not yet called that) was a vibrant and underground movement making some powerful noise in the London Music scene. But what had emerged as a live music experience was first captured on tape…