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6 Free Mixing Tricks (that don’t cost anything!)
In today’s video, we’re going to talk about 6 free mixing tips that won’t cost you anything! As you know, we love reviewing equipment! We love talking about microphones, mic-pres, compressors, plugins and all kinds of other incredible hardware &…
Is it Your Job to Educate Clients?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: What if my clients are not professional, and they're always late sending you missing audio files every week. I start having my first new clients, but the level of experience using DAWs is a…
How To Create Synth Sounds For A Living – Interview with Rob Jevons

Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I am sitting here… well, not literally, sort of transatlantically, with Rob Jevons. How are you? Rob Jevons: Not bad, thank you. How are you? Warren Huart: I’m good. I’m good.…

7 Pieces of Equipment I Use Every Day!
I often get asked what gear I use most frequently, so today I am going to share with you 7 pieces of equipment that I use in recording and mixing every single day. These 7 pieces are a combination of…
The Best Way to Get Wider Acoustic Guitars? | Gullfoss by Soundtheory
A little ago, we tried out the Gullfoss plugin by Soundtheory. This plugin is an easy-to-use tool that contains a set of basic parameters that can be adjusted to improve the clarity, detail, spatiality, and balance of a mix or…
A.I. Powered Custom Reverbs! | Sonible smart:reverb
Today we have the wonderful opportunity to try out a brand new plugin, the smart:reverb from Sonible! I am very excited about this plugin because Sonible's plugins tend to be very intuitive and produce great results. So we are going…
How to go from Intern to Grammy Winner
Today’s featured question is: “I’m going to be beginning an internship at a studio near me this fall, what skills, technical or not, do you believe are most important for an intern to have?” This is a fantastic question! I…
Your First Recording Adventure: Mac or PC, Desktop or Laptop

Your First Recording Adventure: Mac or PC, Desktop or Laptop More people than ever before are looking for ways to occupy their extra time indoors. Let’s face it – there are only so many puzzles you can do or reruns…

Baby Audio: Parallel Aggressor Plugin | Demo & Giveaway
In this video we’re taking a look at Baby Audio’s brand new plugin, which comes out today! We’re big fans of Baby Audio because they do really simple and really good sounding plugins! I’m really excited about this plugin because…
Ariel Chobaz’s Top 5 Plugins
Ariel Chobaz is a Grammy nominated engineer who has worked on countless platinum-selling and chart-topping records. He has worked with major artists including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Eminem, Rihanna, NAS, Snoop Dogg, Boyz II Men, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige,…
Recording a Song with ONE MIC! | Soyuz Bomblet Demo & Giveaway
Today, we get to try out the Soyuz Bomblet microphone! Soyuz makes wonderful microphones, and we are so excited to get to try this one out as well! We are also lucky enough to get to give one away! Enter…
The Secret to Writing Great Songs?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: What’s the best song structure for the music industry at the moment? This is a huge question! Song structure is a very broad term. This question made me think of all the knee-jerk reactions.…
Get an Analog Sound with this Digital Trick!
Today, we are going to focus on parallel compression! Parallel compression is quite wonderful and is definitely something you will want to use in your mixes! Recently, we did a video talking about loudness in mixes, and realized there is…
How do mixing and mastering engineers get productions so loud?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: How do mixing and mastering engineers get productions so loud? When I first started mixing I felt the exact same way! I didn't know how people got their productions to sound loud without them…
Studio One Version 5 – What’s New

Since its inception in 2011, PreSonus Studio One has quickly become a go-to Digital Audio Workstation for beginners and pro’s alike. Combining the best parts of each DAW, Studio One offers a Customizable Workflow, incorporating everything you need in one…

Should you be mixing in mono?
Whether or not you should be mixing in mono is something that we have talked about before, and that always seems to be a question that comes up. When I interview some of the greatest mixers in the industry, like…
The easiest vocal de-essing trick?
There are some wonderful de-essing plugins available, but I have noticed over the years that often the best way of de-essing is to go in there and clip gain, or gain down, or volume automate down all of the esses.…
Is this the Best Free Drum Mixing Technique?
Have you ever had a snare that just has way too much kick and hi-hat bleeding in, and then you spent hours messing around with the gates and all kinds of other things, but still didn't get the results you…
5 Mixing Tips You Might Not Know
These mixing tips are ones that I have talked about in previous videos, but they are all kind of fun, and they are ones that I use a lot more often than you might think! 1. Ducking Busy Lead Guitar…
my confession
Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about my journey and why I started Produce Like a Pro. I have mentioned before that I started this because I saw a gap in the information about creating and recording music…
Fixing A Harsh Vocal with Darrell Thorp!
Darrell is an incredibly producer, mixer, recording engineer, and nine-time Grammy-winner, who has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career. He has worked with Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nigel Godrich, and many…
Top 6 Plugins with Darrell Thorp
Darrell is a producer, mixer, recording engineer, and nine-time Grammy-winner. He has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career, including Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nigel Godrich, and many more. Today, Darrell Thorp…
When should you bring in other musicians? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: Do studios and producers ever play band match-maker? For instance, has an artist working alone ever sent you a DIY album that you though had good writing, was well-recorded, and was ready to mix,…
Get More Precise Saturation! | Denise Audio God Mode Demo & Giveaway
Our friends over at Denise Audio have released another marvellous plugin! This plugin is called "God Mode", and is a saturation plugin unlike any we have used before. Before we go any further, though, we also get to give away…
Mixing Modern Rock with David Gnozzi!
In today's video we are chatting with David Gnozzi about the brand new course he just released over at Pro Mix Academy! Mixing Modern Rock with David Gnozzi is an amazing course that will show you how to achieve hard…
A EQ-Specific Transient Designer! | Oeksound Spiff Demo & Giveaway
In today's video, we get to try out the Oeksound Spiff plugin! The Spiff is a transient designer, but it is not like the many other transient designers out there. This plugin is an EQ specific transient designer, meaning you…
5 Mixing Tips No One Uses!
Today, we are going to talk about 5 very interesting tips for mixing! These are tips that can be very useful when you are mixing, but not many people use them! We also have these tips available as a cheat…
A MasterBus EQ I Can Trust! | AMEK EQ 200 Demo & Giveaway
In today's video, we are trying out the AMEK EQ 200 plugin! This plugin is based of the first parametric equalizers that started it all and is inspired by the classic sound of icons like the GML 8200 and vintage…
Mix Contest with Glenn Fricker and Henning Pauly!
We are starting a new mix competition today, with Glenn Fricker from SpectreSoundStudios and Henning Pauly from EytschPi42! In this mix competition, you will get to mix a song called "Patiently" by Campaign like Clockwork. This is an amazing song…
Get Great Rock Recordings with the Amethyst! | JZ Microphones Amethyst Demo & Giveaway
Today, we are testing out the wonderful Amethyst microphone from JZ Microphones! This microphone is a premium class large diaphragm microphone that will give you that classic warm, vintage sound. Each Amethyst contains the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology. This…
Thank you to this AMAZING community! | Giveaway & FAQ Friday
Today is FAQ Friday, but we have something extra special for you all today as well! We now have 400,ooo subscribers on YouTube! This is absolutely incredible, and we want to say thank you to each and every one of…
Get F. Reid Shippen’s Drum Samples!
Today, we are talking with F. Reid Shippen, who has kindly given us access to his incredible selection of drum samples! F. Reid Shippen is a New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/mixer. Over the course of his amazing career, Reid has mixed…
Grammy Nominated Producer! | Interview with ill Factor

Here’s a complete transcript of our conversation! Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Mr. ill Factor. How are you, my friend? ill Factor: Doing well. Excited to be here with you, Warren, and super…

Dealing with Addiction in the Music Industry
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: As a producer, engineer, or mixer, how do you handle sessions with people that are living in the edge? How do you keep control of the situations and still coax incredible performances of someone…
The most versatile ribbon mic? | AEA KU5A
Today, we are trying out another fantastic mic: the AEA KU5A! We are going to be doing a demo of this mic by recording a full song, and we will give you the multitracks as well so you can hear…
Should you leave any effects or equalizers on your master bus? | FAQ Friday
We're back for another marvellous FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: What final volume limit is preferable when mixing before mastering? Should you leave any effects or equalizers on your master bus? Honestly, you don't want to be mastering when…
Adjust the Polar Pattern in Real Time! | Austrian Audio OC818
Today, we are testing out the OC818 from Austrian Audio! What is unique about this microphone is that it records the front and the back of the capsule at the same time, and also includes an app that allows you…
How To Change Acoustic Guitar Strings
There are a ton of methods to change your acoustic guitar strings, and there is no one right way! In this tutorial I will show you how I change my acoustic guitar strings and also give you an extremely helpful…
From Covering Queen to Playing with Brian May: Interview with Danny Gomez
a Rafflecopter giveaway We have a rather wonderful guest on Produce Like A Pro today; Danny Gomez! Danny is a huge Queen fan, much like myself! Danny did a lot of the official demos for the IK Multimedia Brian May…
Fiona Apple ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’
When Fiona Apple’s ‘Tidal’ was released in 1996 and it blew open the musical doors at a time where everything in a Radio dominated World seemed to fall into the loud/quiet formula. A breath of fresh air, it had no…
Eight-Track Nostalgia: Finding Abbey Road at the Nexus of Progress and Reflection
BY: CAITLIN VAUGHN CARLOS On January 30, 1969, The Beatles performed their first live concert together in almost two and a half years, in an unannounced rooftop performance on top of the London headquarters of their record label, Apple Records.…
Do you need a separate mic pre? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re back with another FAQ Friday! Today’s episode is sponsored by our good friends over at Austrian Audio! Today’s featured question is: “Do you need a separate mic pre along with an audio interface or can you…
Could Soothe2 Be The Ultimate Vocal Plugin? (Demo & Giveaway)
About a year and a half ago I sat down with the rather wonderful (and exceptionally talented) Eric Valentine! I went to his new studio, and he had some incredible stuff! He had a J37 tape machine, these beautiful Strauss…
Writing and Recording a Song in 20 mins with the Evo 4
Today I’m going to be writing and recording a song in only 20 minutes using the EVO 4! We’ve had this unit since about NAMM, so a video is long overdue! The EVO 4 is made by our good friends…
Mix Breakdown with Multitracks: Brad Wood

I know many of you all over the world are stuck at home because of this massive corona virus scare! To help you make the most of your time off, we’ve decided to give away some free courses! We’re going…

What’s the Role of an Audio Engineer? | FAQ Friday
As always we have a few fun questions for you today! One of them may start up a debate that could last months. - haha, gear up and get ready to leave a comment under today’s Youtube video. Today’s featured…
GameSoundCon 2019 with Founder Brian Schmidt | #GSC19
We're currently at GameSoundCon 2019 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, which is such a beautiful venue! We had the pleasure of talking to the founder of the conservation himself Mr. Brian Schmidt. Brian has been doing game…
Checking out Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 III with Glenn Fricker
This is going to be a lot of fun, I’m excited to have our good friend Mr. Glenn Fricker at the studio with us today. If you’ve been watching my videos you may have noticed the one amp rack in…
Are You Ready To Engineer Professionally? | FAQ Friday
As always we have a few great questions in this week's FAQ Friday Today’s featured question is “When you are first starting out how do you know you are ready to work professionally as an engineer?" I strongly believe there’s…
AES New York 2019 Gear Giveaway | #AES19
Taking any of the actions below will enter you into all the giveaways. a Rafflecopter giveaway Today’s video features the amazing experience we had at AES New York 2019! We had a wonderful time as expected but what made our…