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“Show Me, Show Me, Show Me How You Do That:” Finding the Edge of Indie and Pop in the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”
Written by Caitlin Carlos By the time The Cure had found their first significant American hit in 1987, the band had been playing together for over a decade, seemingly used to the ebb and flow of mainstream attention that had…
Rock and Roll on the Dance Floor: Behind the Music of “Let’s Dance”
Written by Caitlin Carlos From his early beginnings as Davy Jones, to his alien persona of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie had spent much of the sixties and seventies, inventing and reinventing himself. The decade’s end culminated with the critically acclaimed…
Review: Arturia V Collection 7.2

We go way back with Arturia – starting with Analog Factory, then upgrading to Analog Lab, and even venturing into the plugin world with the 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use bundle. There is no doubt that the V Collection is…

Top 5 Mixing Mistakes No One Talks About
Today we are going to be going over some mixing mistakes that are not talked about very often! These are things that don't get talked about a lot when it come to mixing, but I feel are very important! There…
What are the best reference tracks for indie/alternative bands? | FAQ Friday
This week we have a little something extra to add to FAQ Friday! Just yesterday, Martin from Fender reached out to us and asked if we would like to try out the brand new Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster! And of course…
8 Tips for Amazing Low End!
Mixing low end can be tricky, and it is something we get a lot of questions about! Today I will be sharing some tips and tricks that you can use to get great low end in your mixes! We also…
Does tinnitus affect your mixes? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured question is: Does tinnitus affect your mixes? For those of you who don't know what tinnitus is, it is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds, caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds.…
How can you make your mix stand out? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another fabulous FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: Besides width, what can I do to make my mix stand out in a mixing contest? I have participated in and judged quite a few mixing competitions in my…
Kali WS-12 Project Watts Subwoofer | Demo & Giveaway
We have a very exciting demo for you all today! Kali Audio has just released the Kali WS-12 Project Watts Subwoofer, and we have the opportunity to try it out! We are also lucky enough to get to give one…
Our Top 10 Guitar Riffs of All Time feat. Quist
We recently had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Quist - aka Jacob Quistgaard - of QuistTV! Quist first picked up his father's acoustic guitar when he was just 6 years old, learning chords and Dylan-esque finger picking from…
What acoustic guitars would you recommend for a pop/rock mix? | FAQ Friday
Happy FAQ Friday everyone! We have some great questions in today's video! Before we get to those though, we have an exciting new plugin to share with you: The Pulsar Smasher! This plugin is a straightforward extreme compressor modeled after…
From Humble Home Studio to Massive Audio Career with Colin Liebich | Interview & Studio Tour

Colin Liebich: … and I was walking down the hallway and the manager said, “Hey, I’m talking to you,” and I said, “I know. It’s ridiculous.” I literally said that. I was just done with work and I knew it…

Award Winning Storytelling through Sound & Score | Interview with Lars Deutsch

Warren Huart: Hello everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Lars Deutsch. How are ya? Lars Deutsch: Nice. How are you? Warren Huart: I’m marvelous, and we’re just talking about a second ago, this is Magic Corridor…

Working Outside Your Genres & Approach When Mixing Albums vs. Singles | FAQ Friday
Before we jump into the great questions we have for this week's FAQ Friday, we have another exciting giveaway for you! Other World Computing (OWC) has given us 2 wonderful OWC Envoy Pro EX 2TB hard drives to give away…
How Audio Test Kitchen Changed Comparing Mics Forever!
In today's video, we had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Oana, co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen again! The last time we sat down with Alex, he told us all about how Audio Test Kitchen works, and went through…
This $129 Interface Sets Gain On Its Own?! | Audient EVO 4 Demo
We've talked quite a bit about Audient's brand new EVO 4 over the past few days, and now we are going to be putting it to the test. Today, we will be recording singer/songwriter Katie Ferrara using the EVO 4!…
What should you upgrade first: Mic or Preamp? | FAQ Friday
It's Friday, which means we are back with a marvellous FAQ Friday! Before we jump into some questions, though, we have another exciting giveaway for you! Audient is back and is allowing us to give away 3 more of their…
What’s New at NAMM: Part 2!
There were so many exciting new things at NAMM this year, we had to break everything up into two videos! In today's video, you are going to get a sneak peek at a couple pieces of software that have not…
NAMM 2020 Giveaway
It has been marvellous to spend the last few days at NAMM! We talked to so many great people and companies and learned all about the great new gear that have come up with lately! And, we are even lucky…
What’s New at NAMM 2020!
We have been at NAMM 2020 for the past couple of days and have had the opportunity to talk to tons of amazing companies and learn all about the incredible new products they have released recently, or will be releasing…
FAQ Friday at Winter NAMM 2020 – Answering BIG Questions!
Happy Friday everyone! This week we have a special edition of FAQ Friday, and are coming to you from NAMM! We are so excited to be back at The NAMM Show! It is always a wonderful experience where we get…
Blur’s “Modern Life is Rubbish”: Album Breakdown with Graham Coxon
Modern Life is Rubbish, released in May 1993, is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Blur. The album was a moderate chart success in the UK, peaking at number 15, while the singles from the album charted…
FAQ Friday: Tips & Tricks for Widening Electric Guitars
Happy FAQ Friday everyone! We have had quite an exciting week over here, with Graham Coxon joining us for Wednesday's video and talking all about Blur's "Song 2" and the making of that great track! I hope you enjoyed that…
15 Mixing Tips I Wish I Would’ve Learned Sooner

It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’ve hit a wall when it comes to progressing as a mixer. A lot of the time we rely on our tried and true methods which get the job done, but ultimately leave something…

EVE Audio – LAB-Talk Room Acoustics 101:

Even though a lot has been said about room acoustics, it is still a topic people have a lot of questions about. In this article I want to give a brief introduction to room acoustics and how to identify and…

How to Create a Great Instagram Feed for Your Band or Studio

Instagram is an incredibly important tool to have in your social media roster for any band or studio. It is one of the most effective for music promotion, as it has the highest engagement rates of all social media channels,…

Testing: 12345 – The TG Console and the Abbey Road Album

Fifty years. It seems like yesterday. Fifty years ago, The Beatles’ Abbey Road was released to the world. One other album would follow, but we’d all learn soon enough that this one was truly their swan song, and one that…

Quiet time – saving your ears for the mix

by Jerry Hammack, author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals (www.beatlesrecordingreferencemanuals.com / www.jerryhammack.com) One of the keys to successful mix engineering is keeping your ears fresh for what’s important – in short, the music. There are all kinds of ways…

Classic studio techniques – Getting the Beatles “Pepper”-era bass
by Jerry Hammack, author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals (www.beatlesrecordingreferencemanuals.com / www.jerryhammack.com) If I had to point to one sound that started me on my 10-year journey to discover how The Beatles recorded their hit catalog it would be…
Produce Like A Pro Mix & Remix Contest 2018
** UPDATE: We'll be announcing the winners a week later than originally anticipated due to the amount of submissions! You all rock and we want to make sure everyone has a fair listen! Hi friends, I'm constantly amazed by the…
Richard Furch Interview and Studio Tour

Talking with Richard is fantastic, he is humble, a huge fan of music and has a thirst for knowledge. He is someone who is always looking to improve! In fact he’s taken many of our courses and watches our videos…

Magic Formula For Songwriting? | FAQ Friday
I often get asked about songwriting: How do I start a song? Is there a magical formula? I like to start with asking the artist “what do you want to write about? What exactly are you trying to say?” If…
How to mix MASSIVE Rock Guitars with Ulrich Wild, Bob Marlette & Warren Huart
a Rafflecopter giveaway Somebody recently asked me “how many guitars is enough on either side to create a large guitar sound?” The best way to show you how to achieve a massive guitar sound is to show you the approaches…
L C R Panning and Mixing In Mono?
Mixing LCR Panning True LCR panning is very prevalent in genres that have hugely dense mixes, particularly songs with massive guitar and synth sounds. Mixing Acoustic tracks, Orchestral and Jazz recordings would rarely if ever employ this technique. Every great…
Mixing Kick & Bass FAQ FRIDAY
This week was a big one and it was all about Mixing Low End… more specifically mixing Kick and Bass. We did 2 LIVE Q&A’s, mixing kick and bass in hiphop and showed you some low end mixing tricks from…
Mixing Kick & Bass in Hip Hop (Mixing Low End)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Mixing live Drums and Bass are very different from Mixing Programmed Drums and Bass and Mixing Hip Hop/EDM and R&B can present a whole new set of issues! ‘Kick’ or ‘Bass' Drums can be pure tones like…
Kick and Bass Low End Mixing Tricks With Ulrich Wild, Cameron Webb & Warren Huart
Get The Mixing Kick & Bass Cheatsheet Mixing Kick Drum: • Boost 60 Hz to reinforce weight of the kick. The area around 40-60 Hz is where the weight of you kick lives. • Don’t be afraid to gently high…
Can you record guitar with a practice amp? | FAQ Friday

Welcome to another episode of FAQ Friday (Frequently Asked Questions). This series is all about your questions. We go through the YouTube comments, look for the most common / interesting questions and answer them in FAQ Friday episodes! Can you…

How to Mix Hit Songs in-the-box with Mark Needham

Mark Needham is one of the most sought after Mixers in Los Angeles. We’ve been friends for around 15 years now and he has mixed so many great songs for me! This song with Jay Clifford is no exception! In…

Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix
1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or…
Mark Needham Mix Breakdown of a Jay Clifford Song Produced and Engineered by Warren Huart

I started Produce Like A Pro to bring real life Production, Engineering and Mixing experience to everyone. I want to break down the barriers between the Professionals and everyone else and bring us all together, sharing information! I can’t think…

Drums, drums and more drums! | FAQ Friday

Let’s jump into this week’s questions: Any tips for recording drums in a bad room? If your room is bad (not big, or doesn’t sound good, or has tons of reflections) you may not want to do room mics. Having…

Recording a full song with 1 mic (Lewitt LCT 540 Subzero)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Download the 'Nothing I Can Say' Multitracks This is very exciting! Those of you who have been following me for a while know that one of my favorite mics that I recommend is a Lewitt LCT 550!…
LEWITT LCT 540 Subzero Review

By: Barry Rudolph Founded in 2008 by Roman Perschon, LEWITT Microphones officially launched its first microphone in January 2010. With product design, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing in Vienna Austria, the company’s goals include innovative and versatile microphone designs that are…

The BBC Offers 16,000+ Free Sound Effect Samples from Its Archive

The British Broadcasting Corporation has just launched a website making its 16,016 sound effect samples available for free download. Under the RemArc license, “the sound effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational, or research purposes.”…

4 Production & Recording Books You Need To Read | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. Before I get into this week’s questions, I…

Blue Headphones Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway I am very excited about this! I’ve recently been in Dave Pensado’s studio (The Fab Factory), Bob Horn’s Studio and Cameron Webb’s studio. What’s my point? Well, all these 3 studios share one thing in common! They’re…
Sync Licensing: How to License Your Music (Guide)
Are You Sync Ready? It’s vital that you have prepped your data and considered everything that is required in order for your masters to be ready and cleared for sync licensing. We’ve created this guide to outline the crucial information…
Panning, Mastering and Balancing Harmonies | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. This is a question that I get asked…

Mixing vocals with 3 World Class Engineers & Everything Bundle Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Pro Mix Academy is a collection of some of the best Producers, Engineers and Mixers in the World who have gotten together to give us an amazing look inside the Mixing, Production, Recording and Mastering process. In…