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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…
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…
Drum Replacement in Cubase 9.5 with Chris Selim

Drum replacement: you’ve probably heard of this before. Whether it was in the middle of a conversation, or reading about it through an article or on famous forums out there, or in a mixing video, I’m sure you’ve heard about…

5 Vocal Mixing Tricks
1. Saturation Adding edge to a vocal can typically be high end EQ, however this can be unpredictable with Esses and Consonants peaking tremulously requiring addition maintenance to sound great! So saturation can not only add fullness to a vocal…
Music Licensing & Royalties | FAQ Friday

Earlier this week we did a LIVE Q&A with Jon Skinner, CEO/Founder of MusicGateway.com, answering your questions about music licensing. We got the chance to pick his brain, he was even able to answer some questions that I had as…

5 Essential Recording Tips
1. Get the headphone Mix right Having the right headphone for the artist your recording is essential! If the singer isn’t inspired to perform then no amount or combination of Compression, EQ or Effects is going to make the vocal…
Music Gateway & Produce Like A Pro Present “Your Song”

View the winner’s here Music Gateway and Produce Like A Pro are teaming up to find the best song out there! We’re not looking for any specific genre, length, tempo or production quality! About Music Gateway Music Gateway is an…

Roswell Delphos Condenser Microphone ($999 value) Review & Giveaway
Today we’re reviewing the Roswell Delphos Condenser Microphone. I’m reviewing this mic because after the other reviews we’ve done with Roswell, and the Q&A’s we’ve done with the lovely Matt McGlynn, loads of people starting asking me about this mic!…
Song Transitions, High Passing & Drum Samples | FAQ Friday

Could you explain how to do a song transition, like how one track might go to the next track on an album? – Frequently Asked Question.  That is a great question. I’ve done albums where we use interstitials. This is…

Scheps Omni Channel Review with Cameron Webb
I'm excited because this is still relatively new plugin. It's the Waves Andrew Scheps Omni Channel- there's been loads of videos over the last two or three weeks of initial reactions, but we have someone who has actually used this…
McDSP EC-300 Review & Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re trying out this new-ish (new to me) McDSP EC-300 delay plugin. I haven’t used it yet, I’ve just heard lots of good things, and as you know, I like to showcase things that are really good!…

Mix and Master for the listener – Loudness Normalization with Carlo Libertini

a Rafflecopter giveaway By: Carlo Libertini Thanks to digital technology in audio production today, the “volume” of something became more of a choice over the years, and that choice was always more. More low end, more high end, more tracks,…

5 Essential Mixing Tips
1. Enhance Your Low End by using High Pass Filters There’s a lot of misinformation out there about High Passing, some people even go so far as to say not to high pass at all! This kind of misguided information…
The Song, the song and the song! | FAQ Friday

What an awesome question! Let me tell you why it’s an awesome question… I get all of the potential answers from this question. I’ve worked with bands that don’t want to do overdubs or many overdubs, because they’re like “We’ll…

Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Demo & Giveaway
Today we have the Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7! It’s very heavy, which is always a good sign, and it’s got 7 microphones in it! Included in the kit are: • 2x Lewitt LCT 340 - (Acoustic Guitar and…
5 Quick Panning Mixing Tricks
1. Pan Affected Source Opposite Of The Dry Source For More Stereo Width These are tricks I use all the time. Even with only one guitar part you can create a lot of width with a simple combination of panning…
Should you use stock plugins as much as possible? | FAQ Friday

Many stock plugins, at least the ones I use, which are the delays, the compressor, the EQ the DeEsser, the reverb, are fantastic! Avid’s reverb, the plate setting is a fantastic sounding plate. It’s kind of a secret weapon! Do…

Mike Piersante Interview (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Gregg Allman, Willie Nelson)

Mike Piersante is a talented “top-to-bottom” recording and mixing engineer, perhaps most widely recognized for his work on the Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Mike and I caught up for a few moments at NAMM this past…

Recreating The Beatles Tones with Clay Blair at Boulevard Recording
Clay Blair is the head engineer and owner of Boulevard Recording in Hollywood--and a huge Beatles fan, which we'll discuss shortly! Clay chatted with Produce Like a Pro a short while back and gave us a tour of his wonderful…
Mixing on headphones (FAQ Friday)
I know a handful of people that mix on headphones. I have varying degrees of thoughts on that. I get it, some of us are in bedrooms, our parents house, married with kids (not wanting to wake them up at…