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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…
Abbey Road Studios & The Future Of Innovation In Music Production | Abbey Road Red
Imagine a place where music's rich history converges with cutting-edge technology to compose a new chapter in the music industry. This realm of innovation and creativity is none other than Abbey Road Red, an incubator nestled within the iconic Abbey…
One Skill Home Studio Engineers Can EASILY Learn To Make Powerful Recordings
In a world where music production is constantly evolving, the ability to blend organic and electronic elements seamlessly is a sought-after skill. We had the privilege of speaking with Alex Case, a seasoned audio engineer and educator, about his experiences,…
Rolling Stones, XTC, Peter Gabriel and more – The Steve Lillywhite Interview
Born on March 15, 1955, in Surrey, England, Steve Lillywhite's journey into the world of music production was marked by an incredible fusion of talent and opportunity. He began his career as a tape operator at Polygram Studios, learning the…
Inside The Album: The Lemonheads’ It’s A Shame About Ray with Bruce Robb
In the world of music, some albums stand as timeless testaments to an era, encapsulating the spirit of their time while also retaining the power to resonate with new generations. One such album is The Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About…
Music Production From Home | The Andy Stochansky Interview with Warren Huart
A Journey Through Music: Early Life and Career Beginnings Born on November 23, 1973, in Toronto, Canada, Andy Stochansky's passion for music was evident from an early age. Growing up in a musically inclined family, he took up the drums…
An Interview With Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios
Mastering engineers are the final gatekeepers of a record's sound, ensuring that it shines in its best light and is ready for distribution. In this blog, we sit down with Jeff Pesh, a renowned mastering engineer with a career spanning…
Cutting Vinyl at Abbey Road – with Geoff Pesche
Vinyl records, once thought to be obsolete, have made a remarkable resurgence in recent years. Audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike appreciate the warm and authentic sound that only analog records can deliver. But have you ever wondered how those intricate…
David Reitzas: The Interview – Masterful Producer Behind The Music
In the vast and dynamic world of music production, few names stand out as brightly as David Reitzas. With a career spanning several decades, Reitzas has solidified his position as one of the most influential and sought-after producers in the…
The Truth About Widening Your Mixes And The 1 Way To Bring Out The Best In Them
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson dives in deep about the effects of going too far with widening and the damage it could cause more than good. Watch as he approaches widening mixes in a more focused manner…
Audioscape 260VU & Opto Comp Review
Today, we're sharing a cover of Heart Of Gold by Neil Young - A Classic! We partnered with our very good friends at AudioScape to bring you the silky smooth sounds of their Opto Comp and the legendary era-defining sound…
Sonible’s NEW smart:gate is TOO GOOD | Plugin Review
In the fast-paced world of audio production, finding innovative solutions that streamline workflows and enhance sound quality is crucial. Sonible, a renowned audio technology company, has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge tools to meet the demands of modern…
The Marc Bonilla Interview : The Virtuoso of Melody and Soulful Expression
In the vast world of music, certain individuals stand out as true virtuosos, possessing unparalleled skill and a unique ability to connect with their audience. One such masterful guitarist is Marc Bonilla, a name that may not be as widely…
Unveiling the Sonic Brilliance: Discovering the World of Fryette Amplification
When it comes to electric guitar amplifiers, a select few brands have garnered a devoted following for their exceptional craftsmanship and ability to capture pure tone. Among these revered names is Fryette Amplification, founded by the talented Steven Fryette. With…
Friedman Amplification TOUR: Unleashing Sonic Power and Vintage Tones
When it comes to guitar amplifiers, there is a plethora of options available in the market, catering to the diverse needs of musicians. Among the many renowned brands, Friedman Amplification stands out as a name synonymous with excellence, innovation, and…
Toby Wright: The Interview – Unraveling the Sonic Alchemy of a ROCK Genius
Toby Wright is a highly regarded music producer and engineer known for his exceptional work in the rock and metal genres. With a career spanning several decades, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry through his innovative…
Desmond Child- The Interview: The Mastermind Behind Timeless Hits
In the world of music, there are certain individuals whose talent and creativity transcend the boundaries of time. Desmond Child, a legendary songwriter and producer, is undoubtedly one of those remarkable figures. With an impressive career spanning several decades, Child…
Apogee Digital: Changing Digital Recording Forever
During the nearly four decades of its existence, the Apogee Electronics Corporation has been leading from the front. Apogee Electronic was set up in 1985 to offer a solution for a problem with digital technology that was not widely recognized,…
The Legendary Grooves of James Gadson: A Drummer Extraordinair
In the realm of music, certain individuals possess an innate ability to shape the sound and rhythm of a song, transcending the role of a mere instrumentalist. James Gadson is undeniably one such individual—a legendary drummer who has left an…
Eventide Blackhole Plugin Review: Nail Your Spacey Reverb Sound

Eventide has a history of producing incredible digital multi-effects processors in a time well before plugins. Many of their algorithms have naturally found their way into plugin format, including classics from their older hardware and a handful of effects from…

Get a HUGE Drum Sound from Auto-Align 2 by Sound Radix
Today, we're sharing a deep-dive demo into some of the tools the team at  Sound Radix have produced over the years including the newly released Auto-Align 2. Phase alignment is incredible important when it comes to music production and audio…
The Ultimate Channel Strip? – Rupert Neve Designs Newton Channel
Today we review the BRAND NEW Rupert Neve Designs Newton Channel, a powerful modern channel strip born from a legendary sonic lineage. Its intuitive design provides classic sound on demand, with all the instantly-recognizable character, musical tone-shaping abilities, and proven…
3 Steps To Add FUNK Back To Your Bass | Marc Daniel Nelson
Introduction: In the world of music production, exploring different techniques and experimenting with instruments can bring a fresh and exciting dimension to your tracks. One such technique involves doubling parts with a clavinet, a keyboard instrument known for its funky…
Exploring the Musical Genius of Rob Moose: An Interview
In the vast world of music, there are artists who possess an exceptional talent for creating transformative and mesmerizing compositions. One such musician is Rob Moose. With his diverse skill set as a violinist, guitarist, and arranger, Moose has made…
Turning Drum Samples In To Breakbeat Fills
In today's video, we'll dive into the world of breakbeats and learn how to unleash our creativity by chopping them up. Download the Cheatsheet here so you can always return to it! Part 1: Chopping Break Beats To begin our…
5 Powerful Tips For Mixing Hip-hop Vocals
You want your Rap vocals to sound raw and in-your-face, so the rapper’s flow and delivery can dominate the track. However, if you leave your vocals too dry (without any effects), they’ll stick out like a sore thumb and won’t…
JZ Microphones Announces New Mic: The BT202. Read More Here
JZ Microphones is excited to announce the launch of its latest product, the JZ BT202 microphone. This versatile premium-level microphone delivers exceptional sound quality, detail, and low noise for any studio recording or live sound setup. The JZ BT202 is…
Factory Tour: Making Speakers From Start To Finish with Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) is a British company that has been at the forefront of audio technology for more than 50 years. Founded in 1966, B&W has become one of the most respected and recognized names in the audio industry,…
Budget vs Expensive Microphones: A Chat With With Rob Mayzes & Adam Steel at NAMM 2023
In this video, Adam Steele and Rob from mastering.com are at the Cloud Booth discussing the affordable equipment that is available today. They are using the new Cloud lifter X, which is a transformer-based Cloud lifter, and they are impressed…
Let’s talk about Thrash Metal
In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of thrash metal, a genre that emerged in the 1980s and has since become a cornerstone of heavy metal music. We'll be joined by Kai Stahlenberg, a German musician, and producer,…
Budget vs Expensive Microphones: A Chat With With Rob Mayzes & Adam Steel at NAMM 2023
In this video, Adam Steele and Rob from mastering.com are at the Cloud Booth discussing the affordable equipment that is available today. They are using the new Cloud lifter X, which is a transformer-based Cloud lifter, and they are impressed…
Exploring Tim O’Sullivan LA Studio: Fun guitars & Affordable Consoles
It's my pleasure to share with you a studio tour with producer, Tim O'Sullivan (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs; Rayland Baxter & Grace Potter)Having been Bearfoot Studio's previous Studio Manager, Tim sought his own personal recording studio when friend, musicians and Beastie Boys…
David Bottrill Interview Part 2: Talking Silverchair, Mudvayne, Muse, Placebo & More
David Botrill is a Grammy award-winning music producer and engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry over the past few decades. He has worked with some of the most influential and iconic artists of our time,…
Top 3 MIDI Keyboard Controllers with Sanjay C
Following the events of NAMM, the marvellous Mr Sanjay C who many will be familiar with his content came by the studio to share his top 3 MIDI controller keyboards for home use. Check out the full video above but…
The Rob Kinelski Interview: Pushing Pop Music Production Boundaries
Rob Kinelski is a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and record producer known for his work with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, and Travis Scott. He is widely regarded as one of…
Mixing Progressive Metal – Animals As Leaders’ Red Miso in Dolby Atmos
Animals as Leaders is a progressive metal band known for their innovative and technical approach to music. In 2021, they released their sixth studio album, “Parrhesia,” which was mixed in Dolby Atmos, a cutting-edge audio format that allows for an…
3 STEPS to get your Bass & Drums Sitting Better Together with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson demonstrates a 3 part trick to getting your bass and kick drum to sit together better. Sometimes in mixing these two elements together, there are issues in the low end that cause…
Music Production For TV & Film: Wildflower with Chad Fischer (Garden State, Sex & The City, Lazlo Bane)
Chad Fischer is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was born on December 30th, 1967, in Boston, MA. Fischer is known for his unique and eclectic style of music, which ranges from folk and rock to pop and…
Eva Gardner: The Talented Bassist Who Rocked the Music Industry
Eva Gardner is a highly talented bassist, singer, and songwriter who has made a significant impact on the music industry. Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1979, Gardner grew up surrounded by music, as her father, Kim Gardner, was a…
FINAL DAY of NAMM Show 2023 – Solid State Logic, Neumann, Soundflow, Audient & More
Sontronics Microphones Sontronics is a British company that specializes in designing and manufacturing high-quality microphones for a variety of applications, including music recording, broadcasting, and podcasting. Established in 2004, Sontronics has quickly gained a reputation for creating reliable and affordable…
Soundtoys, Oeksound, AudioScape and more – Exploring NAMM Show 2023
ASA-6a By AudioScape Engineering & co Learn from the man behind the mustache, Mr Marc Daniel Nelson in the video link above! Soundtoys Super Plate SuperPlate emulates the tonal character of five classic electromechanical plate reverbs with it's algorithms capturing…
Exploring NAMM 2023 Day One
Soyuz 1973 FET Mic The Soyuz Microphones 1973 FET mic is a modern condenser microphone that pays tribute to the classic Soviet-era microphones of the 1970s. This microphone is handmade in Russia and features a unique design that incorporates a…
Jeff Wayne Discusses The Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds: An Interview
Jeff Wayne is a musical icon who has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of rock, classical, and progressive music for over four decades. His most famous work, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’ "The War of the Worlds,"…
Exploring Cellar Door Studios with Warren Huart and Mike Arango
Many will have seen Mike Arango on our channel many times. What some may not know is that Mike was our engineer for many years! Yes, we recorded many great songs and albums together so this visit was an absolute pleasure.Whilst visiting…
Unboxing the Holy Grail Of SPACE with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson unboxes a very special vintage piece of gear. The HOLYGRAIL of Space. Follow along as Marc tests this beauty out in the studio. The Lexicon 480L is a digital reverb processor that…
Ramones: Artists Who Changed Music
Written by Thomas Hanslowe The Ramones were one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York City in the 1970s. Hailing from the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, the Ramones helped to define the sound, style, and attitude…
Waves Announce Reinstatement Of Perpetual Licences And WUP
In a turbulent few days in the industry, as first reported by Production Expert, Waves have made an announcement concerning their move towards a subscription-only model and addressed concerns by the community and users. Letter from Meir Shashoua, Waves CTO…
Exploring Studio A at Sweetwater Studios: Epic Studio Tour
Sweetwater Studio A is a state-of-the-art recording studio located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a reputation as one of the best recording studios in the Midwest, Sweetwater Studio A has become a top choice for artists looking to create high-quality…
Sweetwater’s GIANT Guitar Gallery: Behind The Scenes Tour
Following on from our first video in the series, Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery is a mecca for guitar lovers. Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Guitar Gallery is a 44,000-square-foot facility that showcases the latest and greatest in guitars, amps, and…
Warren Huart to be featured keynote presenter at Capital University Creative Arts Workshop
Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2023 — Following closely on the heels of the launch of his landmark comprehensive and reference text, Home Studio Recording, The Complete Guide, renowned producer, engineer and musician Warren Huart has been chosen as the…