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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…
LIVE Q&A With Jerry Hammack of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals
Musician, recording engineer and producer, and author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals, Jerry Hammack,  joins us for a live Q&A today at 11AM PST. His Beatles Recording Reference Manuals reveal the secrets behind the recording of the band's entire…
Inside The Produce Like A Pro Academy and Lifetime Membership Giveaway
If you’re reading this, you definitely know about ProduceLikeAPro.com. You might even know about all the great stuff on the site like free drum samples, multitracks, giveaways, podcasts and more! We also have an Academy where we post EVEN MORE…
Norman’s Rare Guitars & Jamming with Tim Pierce

Norman’s Rare Guitars, as its name might suggest, is an absolute paradise. A longtime authority on vintage guitars and a household name in the music industry, the shop is like a theme park for guitar geeks! We had the pleasure…

5 Quick Automation Mixing Tricks
Automation is the secret to a truly great mix! Simple volume automation of instruments can save the heartache of trying to replicate dynamics with complex compression techniques. Automating plug ins can give them multiple purposes adding both subtle ear candy…
A day in the life of a producer

When Warren Huart asked me to write about “a day in the life of a producer”, my first thought was to finish that sentence with “…is never the same.” It’s true, and to be perfectly honest, it’s one of the…

How to avoid creative burnout & managing time in the studio (FAQ FRIDAY)
There’s a lot this week about the business side of the music business. Not numbers, accounting and contracts- We talk about how to prevent from burning out creatively and physically and how to manage time when in the studio. If…
LIVE Q&A with Matt McGlynn of Recording Hacks
Frankly put, Matt McGlynn is a professional audio equipment genius. His meticulously curated online publication and database, Recording Hacks, is an all-inclusive resource for recording techniques and the gear that makes it possible. Of particular note is Recording Hacks's extensive…
Roswell Mini K-47 Microphone Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway I've had this box since November! This came from a very good friend Mr. Matt McGlynn! We did a video last year with Matt talking about microphones, which you can watch here: Mic Madness with Matt McGlynn! (MMWMM!)…
Dave Pensado Interview and Fab Factory Studio Tour

This week we had the opportunity to tour the Fab Factory Recording Studio and speak with each of the fantastic engineers working there–including the wonderful Dave Pensado! The Fab Factory is a 4-room, 3-booth studio owned by Shaun Fabos. Right…

5 Quick Modulation Mixing Tricks
Download The Modulation Tricks Cheatsheet 1. Widening A Mono Guitar This trick can work for any mono instrument source you get. Very often I hear mixes where someone has taken a mono guitar and panned it to one side and…
Sonnox VoxDoubler Toolbox Plug-ins Review

By: Barry Rudolph The Sonnox’ VoxDoubler plug-ins are the first two new processors in their Toolbox Series coded exactly for vocals. Music mixers can now easily fatten up vocals dimensionally in stereo with the VoxD Widen plug-in or more conventionally,…

Pink noise mixing: Everything you need to know

What is Pink Noise Mixing? If you’ve ever found yourself sitting in your chair staring at your computer wondering how you let yourself be bamboozled into mixing a track that appears to have hundreds upon hundreds of layers, you’ve come…

Introducing Barry Rudolph
Hey Everybody! I'm going to be reviewing current audio equipment, commenting on various topics and generally will get in the way from time to time. Hope you don't mind! Ha! You might know my byline from Mix Magazine where I've been…
SSL’s, Recording with Tape & Building a Resume (FAQ Friday)
In this week’s FAQ Friday we have a lot of very very wonderful questions starting with "Do you use the SSL at all? It seems that it is simply an expensive book stand?" Yes! They’re books! - On the left…
Sonnox Vocal Thickening and Widening Plugin (Review & Giveaway)
What is a VoxDoubler? (From Sonnox.com) VoxDoubler is presented as two separate Plug-Ins that focus on the two most common vocal doubling workflows. Vocal performances lie at the very heart of a song. Doubling vocals is a really effective way…
Ken Scott Interview (The Beatles, David Bowie) and Sound Techniques at NAMM

What an immense pleasure it was to have run into the amazing Ken Scott at the Sound Techniques booth. Ken is a record producer and engineer who’s worked with a handful of lesser known artists like The Beatles, David Bowie,…

5 Quick EQ Mixing Tricks
Download the EQ Tricks Cheatsheet 1.Bass Guitar EQ Multiple sources differently to create one great sound. i. With the first source, the DI, control lows and highs with EQ filters- Using a stock plugin, set around 170-200Hz, and everything above…
Vocal mixing, widening, compression and getting a great vocal performance- FAQ Friday
As always, I get tons of amazing questions from you guys on a daily/weekly basis! If a singer thinks that there he or she is the world's greatest singer and they have this amazing range but actually don’t, how do…
Sonuus Loopa Mic Review And Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway What is a looper microphone? (From Sonuus.com) A looper microphone works just like a normal microphone, but lets you record what you sing, replay it in a loop and sing over it. Beatboxing is very cool, but…
J.J. Blair Interview and Studio Tour (The Who, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart)

After “threatening” to do it over the course of several AES and NAMM conventions, I finally had the chance to meet with my good friend and marvellous engineer, J.J. Blair. J.J.’s worked with many incredible artists over the years, including…

5 Quick Master Bus Mixing Tricks
Download The Masterbus Tricks Cheatsheet 1. Automate the output of your last plugin - If you want add more impact to different sections of your song use this simple trick.  Create an automation line for the output of the last plugin…
Analogue vs. Mixing in the box & dodgy contracts – FAQ Friday
Hello lovely people! I got a good bunch of great questions this week! Please keep them coming! I post a new FAQ Friday video... every Friday! haha Let's get to it! I get this questions similar to this all the…
IK Multimedia’s iRig Pro I/O Interface Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway The thing that intrigued me about this was "portable audio midi device for iOS." It's really interesting - I've never recorded my guitar onto my iPhone before! We're going to try it and you're going to see…
Mark Endert Interview (The Fray, Fiona Apple, Train)

I recently had the tremendous pleasure of speaking with Mark  Endert, a mixing engineer whose credits include The Fray, Train, Fiona Apple, Maroon 5, and Madonna, among many others. Mark and I have both a personal and professional relationship going…

5 Quick Compression Mixing Tricks
Download The Compression Tricks Cheatsheet 1. Side Chain the guitar to the lead vocal - This is a simple effect to set up. If you find yourself at the end of the song, and the lead guitar and vocal are…
Logic 10.4 Update: the first to utilize ARA-2
By: Carlo Libertini Apple's release of the latest Logic Pro update this year at The NAMM Show was no accident. Amidst all the clamor and thunder of almost countless software developers, Logic quietly hit the app store with nothing less…
FAQ Friday – Building Your Business
Hello lovely people! It's hard to believe that the entire first month of 2018 is gone and behind us! The Produce Like A Pro team had a wonderful time at NAMM checking out all the cool gear, filming videos and…
Mics, Preamps, Plugins, Vocal Tuning, and a Giveaway! NAMM Day 4
This is the last video we'll be posting from NAMM 2018! For those of you who couldn't attend, I hope you enjoyed "attending" via these videos! It was a great time and I can't wait to do it all over…
Songwriters Win Big in Royalty Battle with Streaming Services

An uphill legal dispute with music streaming services has finally come to a head, marking an unprecedented victory for songwriters. The federal Copyright Royalty Board headed the push for increased royalty rates from digital streaming and won a nearly 50%…

Nobels ODR-1: Review & Giveaway
While I was at NAMM I was given a Nobels ODR-1 overdrive pedal to try out. I have never personally used one, but I wanted to give it whirl because I have recorded guitarists before that use and love this…
Interviews with Pro Audio Legends @ NAMM 2018

At Day 3 of NAMM 2018, we had the immense pleasure of chatting with several recording industry masters–each of whom are certainly “legendary” in their own right! We first spoke with Mike Piersante, perhaps best known for engineering and mixing…

5 Quick Saturation Mixing Tricks
Hello Lovely people! We have had such a wonderful response to the 5 Quick mixing tips series! Thank you for watching and leaving so many comments and questions below the videos.  Today I want to continue this series with 5…