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Ultimate SNARE Drum MIXING On 7 Different Songs
We have another instalment of our Ultimate Guide Series, where today we will be looking at 7 different ways to mix a Snare Drum on 7 different songs, each a different genre. Cameron Webb will be mixing a a snare…
CLO ReMix Contest Winners Announcement with Matt Lange and CLO
Last month we announced an exciting new ReMix Competition with CLO and Matt Lange where the song participants were working with was Sliding Doors by CLO. Check out the full competition guidelines here. You can listen to the song here.…
Dave Mattacks Interview: One Of Most Recorded Drummers Of All Time
Dave Mattacks is arguably one of the world's best and most recorded drummers of all time. His recording credits include: Joan Armatrading, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, George Harrison, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page,…
Recreating Chris Lord-Alge’s Studio Mix LA? Waves CLA NX Plugin Review
The CLA Nx Plugin brings Grammy-winning mixer Chris Lord-Alge's famed Mix LA studio control room to any pair of headphones – so you can monitor reliably on headphones and make better mixing decisions anywhere, anytime. After faithfully modeling Chris’s console…
“Reelin’ in the Years”: The Lasting Legacy and Consummate Musicianship of Steely Dan’s Iconic Hit
Written By: Caitlin Vaughn Carlos The story of Steely Dan is one of consummate musicianship, cerebral writing and audio polish. Their first big hit - “Reelin’ in the Years” showcased these values. Fusing together their deep love of jazz’s complex…
Iconic Session Guitarist: Elliott Randall Interview (Steely Dan, John Lennon, Peter Frampton)
Elliott Randall is an American guitarist, best known for being a session musician with popular artists. Randall played the well-known guitar solos from Steely Dan's song "Reelin' in the Years" and Irene Cara's song "Fame". The solo was ranked as the 40th best guitar solo of all…
Mixing Top 40 Pop Hits On An SSL – George Seara (Drake, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes)
George Seara is one of Toronto’s leading Mixers and Recording Engineers. A musician and lifelong recording enthusiast, he is known for his great musical ear and astute attention to detail. George works in all genres of music and happy recent…
A War Of Inches – Consistent Mixing with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes all in on the importance of consistency in mixing. With mixing, you have to be consistent in all genres, in all songs on an album – it is one of the elements…
Artists Who Changed Music: Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck has been called “the greatest living rock guitarist.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, in 1992 as part of The Yardbirds, and in 2009 as a solo artist. Jeff Beck has won…
Professional Mixing & Mastering Headphones? – Austrian Audio Hi-X65 Review
Today we are looking at Austrian Audio's Hi-X65 Professional Headphones. Austrian has generously given us one of these headphones for a giveaway, so enter below for a chance to win the Hi-X65's. a Rafflecopter giveaway Austrian Audio designed the Hi-X65…
Ultimate VOCAL MIXING On SEVEN Different Songs
We are back with another video in our Ultimate Guide Series, where we will be looking at Vocal Mixing. We will have 7 completely different songs mixed in 7 different ways, so you can see all different kinds of ways…
How To Build A Network In The Music Industry?
How do I build a network in the music industry? This is a question that I get asked a lot! Getting yourself into a good community and finding other people to work with is so important. Working online has completely…
The Basics of Reamping
Reamping. It may be a basic part of your recording process already, or it might be something that you’re just starting to dip your toes into. Even if you’re deep into the reamping game, it’s always good to get a…
Multiple Tempo, Meter and Key Changes Created This #1 Hit – “Come On Eileen” (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  Commonly viewed as one of the best one-hit wonders of the 80’s, Dexys Midnight Runners were actually one of the most important bands in the UK at the start of the decade.  While they achieved…
ULTIMATE Kick Drum MIXING on 7 Different Songs
In today's video, we have 7 different mixers showing you how they mix kick drums! Each mixer has their own process, since there is no one way of doing things. Each mixer will also be working with a different genre,…
Is Musical Talent Born or Made? FAQ Friday
Is musical talent born or made? This is the question we will be focusing on for this weeks FAQ Friday! I didn’t start playing music until I was 15, when my father and I completed a guitar we had built…
Putting The Punch Back Into Your Kicks
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows his favorite tricks to bring back massive punch in kicks and impact instruments. Watch as he uses his custom settings to achieve the right amount of punch! You will also be…
“You Really Got Me” and the Raw Power of the Kinks
By: Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  Despite being one of London’s most exciting new bands in 1964, the Kinks were off to a rocky start.  After releasing two singles which flopped, Pye Records was threatening to drop the band if their next…
Arturia FX Collection 2 Review: 22 Great Sounding Plug Ins
Arturia’s FX Collection 2 is an all-encompassing suite of plugins combining the analog warmth of vintage effects with the creative flexibility of modern audio enhancers, putting exceptional studio-quality sound in the hands of musicians and producers of all styles and…
Ultimate Bass Mixing on 7 Different Songs
How do I mix bass? It's a simple question, but compare a dozen records picked at random and you'll see that there's no simple answer. When it comes to instruments, 'bass' can mean (at the very least) guitar, upright, drum or synth. Each…
How To Be A Credible ‘Old School’ Producer and Engineer – FAQ Friday
Today we have another exciting FAQ Friday video where, as the featured question, I will be answering "How to be a credible producer and engineer when you like to focus on old school ecological production?" This is a question that…
“My Generation”: The Song that Defined Rock’s Defiant Spirit
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  In 1965, The Who were on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands in rock music history, with their legendary stage shows, powerhouse sound, and rebellious attitude. But the song that transformed everything…
Audient iD14 MKII: Take Your Recordings To The Next Level
Today we are looking at Audient’s iD14 MKII audio interface. A couple of weeks ago we tried out the iD4 MKII and the main difference between the iD4 and the iD14 is that the iD14 MKII has TWO mic pre’s…
Shel Talmy Interview: One Of The Most Important Producers Of The 1960’s
For his work on the early Kinks and Who records alone, producer Shel Talmy was an important figure in the British Invasion, cutting sessions that had a harder and more distorted guitar sound than anything else that had been heard before the mid-'60s. Talmy's other credits with…
Feedback Friday: Reviewing YOUR Mixes LIVE!
Produce Like A Pro was started to help people make great music and to demystify the recording process and show that there really isn’t a difference between the “professionals” and home recordists. If you are talented, have a passion for…
LIVE with iZotope
iZotope makes intelligent audio technology to help musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft—rather than on the tech behind it. They design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine…
How Jethro Tull Created Hard Rock’s Most Cerebral Album – Aqualung
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  In 1971, Jethro Tull released their landmark album, Aqualung.  The album became a major turning point for the band, kicking off a long career of critical and commercial success for the group. From the physicality…
The Differences Between Mixing Hip Hop vs Other Genres
Stepping out of our comfort zone is always daunting. If you are accustomed to mixing one genre, say Rock, or Jazz, or Dance-Pop, but suddenly find yourself taking on Hip Hop clients - this article is for you. Understand that…
John McBride of BlackBird Studio Talks Neve Studio A Console
John McBride's Blackbird Studios in Nashville probably has the largest assemblage of recording equipment in the world, and no expense has been spared on the eight rooms or ensuring the quality of his staff. Clients from all over the world,…
5 Plugins For Mixing Metal with Ulrich Wild
The amazing Ulrich Wild joined us to share the top 5 plugins he can't live without! Check them out here: Waves SSL E Channel The SSL E-Channel delivers the incomparable sound of the Solid State Logic 4000-series console’s all-discrete design…
Neve 8078 Pro Tools Only Plugin Review
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson reviews BlackBird Studio and Kit Audio’s Pro Tools BBN105 plugin. This plugin is a faithful recreation of the legendary Neve 8078 in studio A at BlackBird in Nashville, Tn. The Neve 8078…
THE MAKING OF THE STONE ROSES’
Written By Paul Tingen The Stone Roses are one of the most important British bands of all time. The Manchester band’s fame and influence is based almost entirely on its self-titled debut album. Released in May 1989, it is still considered…
John Leckie Part 1: Working with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, XTC, and Roy Harper
John Leckie is an English record producer and recording engineer. His production credits include Magazine's Real Life (1978), XTC's White Music (1978) and Dukes of Stratosphear's 25 O'Clock (1985), the Stone Roses' The Stone Roses (1989), Radiohead's The Bends (1995), Cast's All Change (1995), Muse's Origin of Symmetry (2001) and the Levellers' We the Collective (2018). Leckie began work at Abbey Road Studios on 15 February 1970 as a…
Remix Contest – Over $27,000 in Prizes (CLO – Sliding Doors)
We are back with another Remix Competition! This is a REMIX competition so you are free to take the multitracks and do whatever you like – it is about coming up with something completely unique. The song you will be…
Tapestry: Fifty Years of Carole King’s Unparalleled Masterpiece
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos By the end of the sixties, Carole King had already proven herself as one of the most talented and important songwriters of the decade, but in 1971 her landmark second solo album, Tapestry, revealed her…
Setting Up My New Genelec 8351B Speakers
Genelec is a brand that I have turned to for speakers for decades! I have been using Genelec's 1032A's religiously since the 1990's, and have used them for most of my professional life. Today, I am testing out Genelec's 8351B…
The Cranberries: Noel Hogan & Stephen Street Interview
Noel Hogan is an Irish musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Irish alt-rock band the Cranberries Hogan formed the Cranberries with his brother Mike and drummer Fergal Lawler in 1989. The group recruited Dolores O'Riordan as singer soon…
Programming Metal Drums with Scott Elliott (Chernobyl Studios Mixing Engineer)
I’m Scott from Chernobyl Studios, and I’m just like you: a home studio musician and mixing engineer. From the beginning of my journey, all I ever wanted was to have a big, massive, metal guitar tone for my music. In…
4 Steps To Amazing Sounding Acoustic Guitar ITB!
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes step by step to achieving amazing sounding Acoustic Guitars. Follow along with his presets to set up an incredible chain for acoustic Guitar completely ITB. To follow along, here are the plug ins…
The Cranberries “Linger”: How A Local Irish Band Changed the Sound of the Nineties
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  When the Cranberries were first discovered in the early nineties they had triggered a bidding war between major record labels and seemed poised for certain success. However, after recording their first album, things seemed far…
The Best Value Audio Interface? Audient iD4 MKII
Audient has upgraded their iD series by making them quieter, adding more headroom...all the things we want in an interface! When it comes to the iD4 MKII, it is fighting well above its weight class! The iD4 has an extremely…
Producing The Cranberries with Stephen Street
Stephen Street aka "Streety" is an English music producer best known for his work with The Smiths, The Cranberries and Blur. Street collaborated with Morrissey on his debut album Viva Hate following the split of The Smiths. More recently he has worked with Kaiser Chiefs, Babyshambles and The Courteeners. In 1992, Street started…
Multi-Award Winning Engineer: Tommy Vicari
Tommy Vicari is an American recording engineer, mixing engineer, record producer and scoring mixer known for his work with Quincy Jones, Gino Vannelli, Nicholas Britell, Thomas Newman, Prince, George Duke and Barbra Streisand. He was the sound mixer for TV shows and films including Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, Behind the Candelabra, Phantom of the Paradise, Finding Nemo, Finding…
How To Get Started As An Audio Engineer – FAQ Friday With Matt Weiss
How do you stand out as an audio engineer when you’re just starting out in the industry? Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets preparation. There isn’t one way to get started, so you just need to do as…
Ableton Live [Beginners Guide]
What DAW is the best one to use? I get asked this all the time and the answer is simple. The one you know the best! Here is Los Angeles every one of the remaining major studios such as Sunset…
THE VOICE – What Is The Hit Show Really Like? with Pete Mroz
Pete Mroz is a singer from Nashville, Tennessee who was a contestant on Season 20 of The Voice. He was a member of ‘Team Blake’. Pete grew up with a single dad and got his start singing in the school choir. His dad signed him…
Remembering Rock ‘N Roll: 50 Years of Nostalgic Longing in Don McLean’s “American Pie”
Written by: Caitlin Vaughn Carlos Don McLean was only 13 years old, delivering his hometown newspaper route when he found out that his idol Buddy Holly had died in a tragic plane accident. 12 years later, McLean took that poignant…
Nick Launay: The Jedi Producer
How Nick Launay harnessed The Force during his forty-year career.     “I tend to work with bands and artists with character and passion, who are absolutely focused and hellbent on making these kind of anarchistic records, often to the…
Marc Martel – The Ultimate Queen Celebration
Marc Martel is a Canadian Christian rock musician. He was born in Montreal, Canada, to father Michel Martel and mother Barbara Beresford Martel. He attended Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, where he formed the band Downhere with his roommate Jason Germain and a few friends in 1999. Aside…
Nick Launay: My 5 Must-Have Plug Ins
Nick Launay joined us to share his 5 Must-Have Plug Ins! Check out the list below and watch the video to learn more about how Nick uses them to capture his signature sound! Soundtoys Devil-Loc Simple, devious and often unpredictable,…