Max McAllister
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Max is a Los Angeles-based writer, musician, and assistant engineer at the Brewery Recording Studio.

Mike Plotnikoff Has Worked with Rock/Metal’s Leading Talent

A complete transcript of our conversation can be found below! Warren Huart: Hi everybody. I hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m here with the rather wonderful Mike Plotnikoff. How are you? Mike Plotnikoff: Hello, Warren. Nice to have you hear in…

Delay Plugins: The Absolute Best You Can Get

Delay plugins are essential to every mixer’s toolbox! It’s one of the most common effects we use all the time to give instruments dimension and energy. The great thing about delay is that it can be subtle for a little…

Hit-Making Rock Producer Keith Olsen Passes Away at 74

Keith Olsen, legendary rock producer of the ’70s and ’80s, passed away Monday at age 74. Olsen started his career playing in bands in the ’60s before pivoting to record production. He was mentored by Curt Boettcher and Brian Wilson,…

His Rock/Metal Productions Have Earned Over 20 Billion Streams | Interview w/ Howard Benson

A complete transcription of our conversation can be found below: Warren Huart: Howard, how are you? Howard Benson: Good, good. Warren Huart: Thank you so much for having us over. Howard Benson: Doing a lot of work right now. So,…

6 Ways to Make Your Production Sound Unique

Unique production is one of the best ways to have your music stand out from the pack. Whether you’re a songwriter, mixing engineer, or both, you can employ these techniques to make captivating productions! 1. First things first…make the song…

Everything You Should Know About Booking Studio Time

Booking studio time isn’t the most complicated thing in the world, but there are lots of details that both clients and sometimes studios miss the mark on all the time. As an artist, you’ll need to answer several questions for…

Peter Doell Is One of the Most Talented Mastering Engineers Ever!

A complete transcription of the interview can be found below: Warren Huart: Hello everybody, I hope you’re doing marvelous today. Sitting here with my good friend Mr. Pete Doell. How are you? Peter Doell: I are good, thank you so…

Top 5 Considerations for Recording Acoustic Guitar

There’s just no way around it: the most important factor in recording acoustic guitar is the player! A quality performance with great technique will get you an awesome recording 99 times out of 100. After the musician, the next most important…

From Writing Letters to Studios to Writing Hit Songs | Interview with Gary Go

A complete transcription of the interview can be found below: Warren Huart: Hi everybody, hope you’re doing marvelously well. Sitting here with Gary Go. How are you? Gary Go: Good, thank you, Warren. Good to see you. Warren Huart: Good to…

IK Multimedia Brings the Magic of Sunset Sound to Your DAW
The legendary Sunset Sound is a world famous studio where some of the most iconic music of all time has been recorded. Few studios in the world have made as much of an impact on music culture as Hollywood's Sunset…