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Mixer, Producer, & Sound Scientist: Eva Reistad Interview
Eva Reistad is an audiophile and sound scientist known for getting amazing guitar tones, wrangling in the largest of mixes and sessions, and being able to patch together most recording studios. Located in the entertainment hub of Los Angeles, she…
Kali Audio’s LP-6 2nd Wave Is Here! Review & Giveaway
Kali Audio has announced the 2nd Wave of their best-selling LP-Series studio monitors. The lineup consists of the LP-6: a 6.5-Inch 2-way monitor available in both black and white, and the LP-8, an 8-Inch 2-way monitor. Kali Audio has generously…
4 Powerful Reaper Features with Adam Steel
Today we have our good friend, Adam Steel from Hop Pole Studios with us, sharing 4 Powerful Reaper Features! Adam is known for the amazing work he is able to produce using Reaper, which as you may know, is one…
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “The Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll”
Little Richard credits his own discovery to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, when in a 1945 show in Macon Georgia, she invited him up onstage. He called it “the best thing that ever happened to me.” For two decades before rock ‘n…
Cato Zane’s Favourite Plugins
Cato Zane is a full time audio engineer providing services in Southern California. Cato is fascinated by all aspects of the audio industry, especially sound texture work, and horror/suspense soundscapes. She has joined us to share her Top 5 Favourite…
The Best Automatic Tuner? Slate Digital Metatune
Slate Digital has released the MetaTune, which is a “Pitch-Correction” tool primarily for vocal tuning but with automating tuning capabilities for any instrument. Get MetaTune here! Slate Digital has generously given us THREE of their All Access Passes, which includes the…
Universal Audio’s Feature-Packed Audio Interface: Volt 276
Universal Audio created Volt 276 for collaborators, from musicians and producers to livestreamers and content creators who want to easily record audio with big studio sound. Plug right in to your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows…
Ecoplate ULTIMATE Plug In Review Feat. Hot Pole Studios & Paul Third
The Ecoplate Plug In is a BRAND NEW plug in modeled after the original Ecoplate I, delivering authentic true-to-life sound with functionality through a simple, clean design with modern features. Get the Ecoplate Plug In here! We also are giving…
Artists Who Changed Music: Charlie Christian
By Paul Tingen. Charlie Christian was to jazz what Jimi Hendrix was to rock. Both guitarists were at the forefront of a new musical genre, came up with a revolutionary approach to playing their instrument, and ended up becoming the…
Mixing Cinematic Rock with F. Reid Shippen
Today we have excerpts of the wonderful F. Reid Shippen's new mixing course. When it comes to Pop-Rock and Country, Nashville is the capitol of the world. In fact, the music scene in Nashville is so competitive that, in order…
The Future of Audio with Dolby Atmos with F. Reid Shippen
Over the past few years, Producer/Mixer F. Reid Shippen has engineered and produced countless legendary artists, such as Death Cab For Cutie, Cage The Elephant, Neil Young, The Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Eric Church, Johnny Lang, and Chris Tomlin, mixed…
2 Steps To Wider, Deeper And Fatter Mixes
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows a two step trick to bringing out the best in your mixes. Follow along as he shows you how to get Wider, Fatter and Deeper mixes. Sounding Huge! Marc Daniel Nelson is…
Uri Gelman Interview & VooDoo Doll Production Studio Tour
Uri Gelman is a Producer and Songwriter with 20+ years experience in the music industry and song placements in several independent films. He works from VooDoo Doll Productions studios, which was owned and designed from the ground up by Aspen…
Most Used Plugins with F. Reid Shippen (Death Cab For Cutie, Eric Church, Neil Young)
Today we have the wonderful F. Reid Shippen with us sharing his most used plugins! When it comes to Pop-Rock and Country, Nashville is the capitol of the world. In fact, the music scene in Nashville is so competitive that,…
Top 5 Favourite Plugins with Clay Blair (Cheap Trick, 30 Seconds to Mars, Keith Urban)
Today we have the wonderful Clay Blair with us, sharing his top 5 favourite plug ins! Clay is the owner and head engineer of Boulevard Recording in L.A., formerly know as the Producer’s Workshop. This studio is considered to feature…
BOB MARLEY: AN OMNIPRESENT, UNIFYING VOICE IN OUR DIVIDED WORLD
Today the influence of reggae is everywhere, and a world without it would be unthinkable. However, until the early seventies, reggae was virtually unknown in most of the world. Reggae originated in relative isolation in Jamaica in the late 1960s,…
‘We Are One’ Mix Breakdown with FREE Multitracks
Welcome, my name is Ady and I’m a mobile record producer, traveling with my partner Kasia through the world, recording singles/LP’s with local artists to support their musical culture and heritage. Today we present to you artists that we recorded…
Travelling The World Recording In A Van
Welcome, my name is Ady and I’m a mobile record producer, traveling with my partner Kasia through the world, recording singles/LP’s with local artists to support their musical culture and heritage. On top of that I work on client mixes…
Can You Mix A Radio Rock Hit 100% ITB? FAQ Friday
Can You Mix A Radio Rock Hit 100% ITB? Yes! It really is possible, and so many mixes now are made entirely, 100% in the box. Actually, I would say 80-90% of mixes you hear today are made entirely in…
Building an Affordable Dolby Atmos Room with Kali Audio
What is Dolby Atmos? Dolby Atmos goes beyond the ordinary listening experience and puts you inside the song in a new spatial way, revealing every detail of the music with unparalleled clarity and depth Enter to WIN 1 of 3…
How The Rolling Stones Turned Record Company Pressure Into a Rock Classic: “Get Off of My Cloud”
In the fall of 1965, The Rolling Stones found themselves overwhelmed by the immense popularity of their hit single, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and the pressure to follow that accomplishment with another great track was mounting.  In a remarkable…
HUGE sound from SMALL speakers! EVE Audio SC205 Speakers
The SC205 is a two-way system with a 5" woofer. It might seem like a small speaker, but it definitely packs a punch. With an extended bass frequency response and an astounding output level, the SC205 will easily fill your…
How To Recreate The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Recording Process with Clay Blair
The Beatles are arguably the most influential band in music history: With over one billion records sold and fans camping outside of their concert venues days in advance just to get a front row seat, The Beatles have shaped the…
Mixing with Dolby Atmos: Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, The Bangles)
Brad Wood, a record producer and mixer since 1988, has produced hundreds of albums including groundbreaking debuts by Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Sunny Day Real Estate, Ben Lee, Pete Yorn & Placebo. He has also produced career highlight albums for artists like Smashing Pumpkins, mewithoutYou,…
“John Barleycorn Must Die”: Traffic’s 18th Century Ballad for the 20th Century
When Steve Winwood entered the studio in 1970 after the breakup of his supergroup Blind Faith, he intended to record a solo album. However, with the recruitment of two of his former Traffic bandmates, that solo album turned into Traffic’s…
Kenny Aronoff Drum Recording Tips & Studio Tour
What do John Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meatloaf,…
Nashville Engineer & Mixer Rachael Moore Talks ‘The Nashville Machine’
After graduating from Full Sail with a Bachelors of Science in Audio Production, Rachael decided to relocate to Nashville in hopes of pursuing audio engineering among the best in the music capital of the world. She did just that by…
Kristian Kohle’s GrindStein Ultimate Metal Plug In Review
Precisely modeled in collaboration with Klirrton Manufaktur and producer Kristian Kohle from Kohlekeller Studio, the Grindstein is the official analog modeled simulation suite of their ultimate death metal preamp, along with the cutting edge Schnauze noise gate and the new…
You Asked For It! Adam Audio S3H Speaker Demo
ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent tool for sound engineers based on technological innovations that we’ve established in the field of loudspeaker technology. Check out the Adam Audio S3H Speakers here! The S3H builds on…
“My Hero”: An Anthem for the Ordinary
When Dave Grohl broke into the music industry in the early nineties, he was almost immediately recognized as one of the greatest drummers in rock music. But by 1995, he had also proven himself to be a phenomenal songwriter, guitarist…
STUDIO TOUR with Platinum-Selling Producer Andrew Wells (Halsey, Celine Dion, X Ambassadors)
Andrew Wells is a platinum-selling producer and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles. He’s co-written and/or produced for artists spanning all genres including Halsey, Celine Dion, Phoebe Bridgers, James Bay, Borns, X Ambassadors, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fall Out Boy, Young The…
The Basics of EQ with Mark Rubel (Rascal Flatts, Fall Out Boy, Ludacris)
Mark Rubel has taught audio, music technology, music business, and the history of rock to thousands of students since 1985 at various colleges and universities. Before becoming the Director of Education for The Blackbird Academy, he served as Audio and…
What Does Gluing Your Mix Together Mean? FAQ Friday
I met Rick Beato a few years ago when he worked at my old studio. Rick is amazing songwriter and was hired during this session to help the band write their songs. Which I think answers a question that I…
What Does Gluing Your Mix Together Mean? FAQ Friday
What Does Gluing Your Mix Together Mean? You'll hear the term “glue” thrown around a lot in discussions about modern music mixing. Generally, it's used to describe a type of processing that is usually applied to the master buss or sub-groups…
The Most Important Background Vocals Trick
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows a sneaky but extremely effective trick to get your background vocals to stay under the lead which in turn makes the lead vocal even stronger. Is this the most important Background…
“Songs Are Like Tattoos”: How Joni Mitchell’s Blue Transformed The Singer-Songwriter
In 1971, Joni Mitchell released one of the most influential and powerfully introspective albums of all time, Blue.  In a tumultuous period of her young life, learning to balance fame alongside changing personal relationships, Mitchell held nothing back. She shared…
Drums and Bass Set Up at Sunset Sound with Marc Martel
We are back at Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood, where we are recording a song with the wonderful Marc Martel. We will be focusing on the recording of the drums and bass, and will give a breakdown of how we…
Top 5 Favourite Plugins with Billy Decker (Sam Hunt, Chris Young)
Billy Decker is with us today sharing his Top 5 Favourite Plugins! With 25 years of industry experience, Billy Decker has worked with some of the biggest names in the Nashville music scene. Country superstars including Sam Hunt, Rodney Atkins…
Two Handed Tapping Style Guitarist: Sarah Longfield
Sarah Longfield is an American YouTuber, musician, and multi-instrumentalist based in Madison, Wisconsin. She is known for her two-handed tapping playstyle and use of an eight-string guitar. Longfield started her YouTube channel in 2007. She gained a boost of followers after collaborating with Rob Scallonon a series…
Albums That Changed Music: Love – Forever Changes
Love was an American psychedelic and folk-rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. Led by Arthur Lee, Love was one of the first racially diverse American rock bands. Their style drew from an eclectic range of sources including hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco, and orchestral pop. While finding only modest success on…
Pro Tips for Mixing Electronic Music with Mat Zo
Matan Zohar, better known by his stage name Mat Zo, is a British producer and DJ. Zohar released his debut album, Damage Control, via the Anjunabeats and Astralwerks labels on 5 November 2013. His second studio album, Self Assemble, was released on 25 March 2016 under his own Mad…
Making An 808-Style Kick with Matt Lange
Matt Lange is joining us today to share how he makes an 808-style kick! Matt Lange is a multi-platinum selling electronic music producer, DJ, composer, and musician. His music challenges categorization, and a hallmark of Matt’s work is his devotion…
Cherokee Studios Founder: Bruce Robb Interview (Art Garfunkel, The Lemonheads)
Bruce Robb is an American musician, record producer, engineer, and music supervisor. He is most recognized for his time as a member of “The Robbs” during the 1960s, then as a founder of Cherokee Studios in the 1970s; followed by decades of producing,…
Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” and the Birth of Rock ‘n Roll
In the mid-fifties, rock ‘n roll was emerging onto the popular music landscape, as wider audiences began to discover the energy and vitality of rhythm and blues records. While many of the first rock ‘n roll performers (like Elvis Presley)…
Getting Pro-Sounding Mixes FAST
There are two crucial factors to building a successful career as a mixer: 1.Having the skills to turn out amazing mixes 2.Working highly efficiently Get Template Mixing with Billy Decker here! Most courses cover the first part in detail. And…
Ultimate GUITAR MIXING On 7 Different Songs
Today we have another episode for our Ultimate Guide Series, where we will be looking at Guitar Mixing! There are so many different ways that you can mix guitar! In this video, we will take you through 7 different ways…
Country Mixing Legend: Billy Decker Interview
Billy Decker was born on August 28, 1967 and raised in Nebraska. He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska and then went on to be the salutatorian at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts…
Bruce Robb’s Cherokee Studio Tour (Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr)
Cherokee Studios is a recording facility in Hollywood, California, founded in 1972. Cherokee's owner and manager is Bruce Robb. In his autobiography, Beatles producer George Martin dubbed Cherokee Studios the best studio in America. In the early seventies, the Robb Brothers founded the original Cherokee Studios, first located…
Albums That Changed Music: Radiohead – The Bends
In its pursuit of intelligent, imaginative, inspired music, Radiohead won six Grammy Awards, sold 30 million albums, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Today, Radiohead continues to be admired as one of the…
Do You Really Need A Subwoofer? KRK Systems S10.4 Powered Studio Subwoofer Review
We get asked so many questions about subwoofers – do you need one? Which ones are worth it? Today, we are looking at how a subwoofer changes the sound of different speakers, and KRK Systems has generously sent us their…