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

Bob Clearmountain: Legendary Mix Engineer and Producer

Bob Clearmountain is among the most acclaimed engineers, mixers, and producers of all time. He’s worked with many of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, Bryan…

Jack Joseph Puig: World Renowned Mix Engineer and Producer
Jack Joseph Puig is one of the most recognized names in the industry. The GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum engineer and producer has worked with handfuls of incredible artists, like The Verve Pipe, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Hole, Jellyfish, The Black Crowes, John Mayer, Weezer,…
The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools Plugins

If you’re looking for third-party plugins to expand your growing collection, look no further than The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools plugins. Whether you need a Pultec-style EQ or a trigger gate for electronic music stutter effects, this list…

macOS Catalina won’t work with a ton music software (Removes 32-bit Compatibility)

macOS Catalina (10.15), Apple’s successor to the current Mojave, introduces significantly tightened security. Set for an October release, the added security measures remove 32-bit compatibility, spelling “headache” for music and video software users. DAWs and many plugins will require updates to run on…

Ringo Starr’s New Solo Album to Include John Lennon Cover Song Featuring Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr’s 20th studio album is well underway, with What’s My Name set to debut October 25th. The album will feature a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me,” which appeared on the posthumous 1984 release with Yoko Ono, Milk and Honey.…

Soundgarden’s “Spoonman”: Inside the Song with Michael Beinhorn
We're back again with Mr. Michael Beinhorn, this time talking about the iconic Soundgarden track, "Spoonman." This song should be familiar to almost everybody watching, as it was the first single from Superunknown and often gets credit for launching Soundgarden into the…
Laney Amplification at Thomann Gearhead University 2019
a Rafflecopter giveaway Laney Amplification dates back to 1967 when founder Lyndon Laney established the company in Birmingham, England. The amps generated a lot of 'buzz' amongst local musicians for their unique sound and affordability. Today, Laney is a multinational…
Sound Synthesis: Basics of Granular and Wavetable Synthesis

Whether we’re aware of it, many of us are using sound synthesis technology everyday. As engineers and producers, we’re often relying on virtual instruments and plugins which use granular and wavetable synthesis to make sounds! Granular synthesis is the technology…

The Significance of Pre-Production with Michael Beinhorn
A lifelong artist, Michael Beinhorn got his start as an illustrator, then a musician, before finally becoming an outstanding record producer, arranger, engineer, and writer. In NYC in the '70s, Michael ultimately forewent what would have been a promising career…
What Inspires Me: F. Reid Shippen

F. Reid Shippen is “New Jersey-born, Nashville-based, highly motivated, completely caffeinated Grammy award-winning producer/engineer/mixer.” We met with him at his private mixing studio, Robot Lemon, in Nashville where we talked about what inspires him to make amazing records! F. Reid…