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What’s your favorite thing at NAMM 2018? & Giveaway!
What is your favorite thing at NAMM 2018? There's a ton of amazing gear, products, and people at this year's NAMM so naturally, that's what today's video features; amazing people and their favorite thing at NAMM! We heard from Audient,…
Preamps, Re-amps, Giveaways & NAMM 2018 (FAQ Friday)
This week we decided to do things a bit differently for the FAQ Friday episode. We filmed it LIVE at NAMM and we added 2 giveaways and several short interviews!  We're giving away the following: 1. Spectra Sonics STX 100…
UK Sound 1173 Channel Strip Review
This is very exciting for me because about two or three years ago I came up with the idea to take a 1073 and an 1176 and put them together! There's loads of 1073s and 1176s and all this kind…
Review & Giveaway: Rode NT1

Rode NT1 vs. NT1-A Although similar in name and physical appearance, the NT1 and equally popular NT1-A have subtle individual characteristics. The original NT1 first came out in 1997. Following the NT1-A’s success, Rode redesigned it from the ground up,…

5 Quick Delay Mixing Tricks
Hello Lovely people! Mixing with delay can add a depth to you mix in an interesting way. Short delays can be used to add distance between your instruments similarly to reverb.   But unlike reverb you can add multiple repeats to…
FAQ Friday – Interfaces, Microphones & Acoustic Guitars
Hello lovely people! Thank you so much for you incredible response to last weeks inaugural episode of F.A.Q. Friday!  The comments on the youtube video were amazing and the questions have been pouring in.  I feel as though we already…
5 Quick Reverb Mixing Tricks
Download The Reverb Tricks Cheatsheet Hello Lovely people! Learning how to use reverb is essential in mixing.  It can add width and distance between you instruments.   Reverb can also make your tracks sound like they were recorded in a completely…
Review & Giveaway: BAE 500C FET 500 Series Compressor
The BAE 500C is a FET style compressor that is reminiscent of the FET compressors you know and love from the 60's and 70's, but in a lovely 500 series rack format! As many of you know, I am a huge…
FAQ Friday – Episode 1
Hello Lovely People!  I hope you're doing marvellously well and that you're off to a great start in the new year!   This year we want to answer even more of your questions.  We have a great community here at Produce…
Gain Staging: 3 Things You Need to Know
Gain staging is a very hotly debated topic around the internet!  When getting started in music, gain staging meant something completely differently than it does now. In Ye Olden Days we were concerned with signal to noise ratio and tape…
Review & Giveaway: Phoenix Audio N90-DRC/500 Compressor and Gate
The Phoenix Audio N90-DRC 500 is a 500 series compressor and gate.  It was developed by Phoenix's lead designer David Rees over 20 years ago to resemble a more subtle style of compression from yesteryear. This compressor sounds fantastic! For…
Mixing The Aquabats Kick Drum with Cameron Webb
The Aquabats are an Orange County California based band that formed in the early nineties.  By 1997 they had released their second album featuring the song "Super Rad!" One of the coolest facts about this era of the Aquabats career…
Eddie Kramer Interview (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix)
Eddie Kramer is as much a record industry historian as he is a storied engineer and producer. Apart from his work with such names as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, Mr. Kramer is also a wealth of…
Rock Mix Bus Processing with Bob Marlette and Ulrich Wild
Mixing through plugins on your master bus is a widely debated topic. There are many approaches and methods but the best part is that there is no one way to go about it. Today I have a video for you…
Mixing Kick Drums and Vocals
Hello lovely people, I hope that you had a happy Christmas/ holiday and spent time with the people that you love! Today I want to share 2 videos from my course Mixing Singer songwriter that I have put together for…
Removing Pops and Clicks with Izotope RX
Warren Sokol is a professional mastering engineer that works at United Mastering in Los Angeles. Sokol has worked on hundreds of albums for artists such as The Band Perry, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, The Moody Blues, Public Enemy, Method Man…
Recording at Abbey Road – Live Q&A with Jerry Hammack
Hello Lovely people!  My good friend Jerry Hammack was kind enough to take a couple of hours on a Friday and sit down to talk with us and answer questions about the Beatles.  Jerry is an expert on the recording…
Four Tips to Improve Your Mixes
Hello Lovely people! Below are my top 4 tips for getting better sounding mixes. These tips are practical things that you can put into practice right away to take your mixes to the next level. 1. Rough mixes If you're…
Creating the Vocal Thickening Trick in Cubase
Chris Selim is a producer, recording , mix engineer. He is the owner of Mixdown Online and  has worked on more than 60 albums over the last 14 years. He has produced and mixed artists globally in Canada, USA,  France, Belgium…
Layering Heavy Guitars in a Rock song with Bob Marlette
Bob Marlette has had a huge career in music stretching from Session Player, Hit-Songwriter, Multi-Platinum Producer, Engineer and Mixer. Best known for his work with leading rock and metal bands, Bob engineered/produced/mixed Saliva’s Grammy nominated album “Every Six Seconds”, as…
Recording Bass and Guitars with the Workday Release
Hello lovely people! I hope this fine Thursday is treating you wonderfully! Today we are continuing our progress recording and producing the song "Side by Side" with The Workday Release.  In week 1 we recorded the acoustic guitar and scratch…
Editing Drums with Beat Detective for the Workday Release
Hello! Hope you're having a marvellous Tuesday! We have arrived at week 3 on our journey of producing the song "Side by Side" with The Workday Release.  In week 1 we recorded the acoustic guitar and scratch vocal, and in…
Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Ariel Chobaz & Bob Horn
Ariel Chobaz and Bob Horn are both incredibly accomplished mixers.  Both have worked with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop! Ariel was nominated for a Grammy for Rihanna's album "Loud", and Bob is a Grammy winner who's mixed songs for…
Recording Drums with the Workday Release
Last week we started producing the song "Side by Side" with The Workday Release.  We recorded the acoustic guitar and scratch vocal and we gave everyone an opportunity to join in and produce their own version of the song with…
What is an Audio Engineer?
What is an audio engineer? If you're are making music, or recording audio you are an audio engineer. Of course, this is a broadest answer possible. To be more specific I have come up with a list of 5 duties…
Drum Microphone Placement Techniques
The first time that you place microphones on a drum set can be difficult. There are many questions that you might ask yourself. What microphones should I use? How many microphones should I use? Are they too far? Are they…
Lewitt LCT 440 Pure Giveaway
The Lewitt LCT 440 Pure is an extraordinary microphone.  It is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that sounds great on a wide array of sources. You can see and hear this microphone in action in this video where David from…
Producing a Song with The Workday Release
I have been working with David of The Workday Release on a new album and I want you to be a part of it!  This week we're working on the acoustic guitar and the scratch vocal tracks. You can download…
Top 10 Recording Tips
You will find many articles on the internet with tips and tricks for mixing and making a song sound it's best. The best way to make sure the mix, and ultimately the final product sounds the best it can is…
How to Mix Vocals with Cameron Webb, Erik Reichers and Phil Allen
The vocal track is most important element in modern pop, rock and country music. The lyrics contain the point and theme of the song. The singer's voice is what connects the listener to the music. It's important to mix the…
Lifetime Membership to the Produce Like a Pro Academy Giveaway
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Giving Thanks and Free Gift for the Produce Like a Pro Community
Hello lovely people!  Today is thanksgiving in the United States and as tradition goes, here are a few things for which I am thankful.   First, I want you to know that I am thankful for all of you. Together we…
Tips for Recording Rock Guitars with Cameron Webb
Cameron Webb is a master of recording rock music. He's worked with many great bands, including NOFX, Pennywise and Motorhead to name a few. I was at Cameron's studio with Glenn Fricker and we were doing some recording for a…
Master Bus Processing Chains from 3 Mix Engineers
Mixing through plugins on your master bus is a widely debated topic. There are many approaches and methods but the best part is that there is no one way to go about it. Some mixers will start by adding plugins…
AfterMaster Audio Labs Tour with Shelly Yakus
Shelly Yakus is one of the greatest recording and mixing engineers of all time. Not only that, but he is also a dear friend, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He's worked with many of the biggest names…
Ken Sluiter Recording Studio Tour
Hello lovely people!  A few years ago my friend, Brad Wood, introduced me to Ken Sluiter. Ken Sluiter is a recording engineer, producer, and mixer out of Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003, where he worked alongside legendary producers…
Logic Pro 10.3 Update – New Features with Rob Mayzes
Apple recently upgraded their DAW Logic Pro X to version 10.3. This update includes new features like selection based processing. Selection based processing allows you to highlight a section, add a plugin, do whatever processing you want, and click apply.…
5 Tips for Recording Vocals
Recording a great sounding vocal in the studio sounds like it should be a simple task. You set up a microphone, have your singer to stand in front of it, give them a set of headphones and hit the record…
Home Studio Setup Basics
This is the best time in history to be making music. With all the advances in technology, everything you need to make music is affordable and at your fingertips. But with all the options available, you may not know what…
What is the Right Gear for your Home Studio?
What is the right gear to buy when building your home studio.  This question can be met with so many answers, that it can be overwhelming for a beginner who is starting out building his/her first home studio.  There are…
How to Mix a Snare Drum with Glenn Fricker
Glenn Fricker is a known proponent of natural sounding drums. He chooses to mix without drum samples and advocates for human performance. When you hear his drum sounds you'll see why.  Many of his YouTube videos focus on the hard…
How to make a stereo mix hit harder with Ariel Chobaz
Mixing a vocal to a 2 track can be a difficult task.  It might seem easy at first because you have just a few tracks to work with, but it presents an interesting problem.  It can be difficult to get…
Recording Acoustic, Electric, & Bass Guitars
Have you ever wanted to see what really goes in to making a pop rock song that sounds big and wide? First, you need to make sure that you get the best possible recordings of the instruments. Second, you need…
Producing Vocals with Grammy Winners Phil Allen and Bob Horn
Great vocal production is foundational in making a song sound great! Modern music relies heavily on the vocal track being big, up front, and clear! The lead vocal track contains many of the emotional elements in a song and can…
How to use stock EQ plugins in Logic Pro X
Equalization is one of the first tools that many of us begin using when learning to mix. At the beginning it's very easy to hear drastic changes that occur when making large cuts and boosts. However, it's much more difficult to…
How to Use Native Instruments Maschine with Micheal Emm
In the past a producer would be the guy sitting at the console telling the musicians or the engineer what he liked and what he didn't. Today, being a producer means that you're likely wearing many hats (engineer, editor, vocal tuner,…
Record pro sounding tracks using affordable equipment
This is a great time in history to be making music: Quality studio equipment has become more and more affordable, which makes it possible for home (or bedroom) studio recordists to produce great sounding tracks. A few months ago I…
The Truth about Mixing In-The-Box
Those of you that follow me will know I produce and mix using Pro Tools. Most of the projects I do at my studio are produced and mixed in a hybrid fashion, utilizing some amazing analog outboard equipment and outputting…
Using Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro X
Virtual instruments can expand the versatility of your home studio and can even make your productions more interesting. They're not only for electronic music genres- You can hear virtual instruments on many modern rock and country songs.  Rob Mayzes from…
The Perfect Stereo Bus Mixing Chain?
If you have been following me for a while you'll know that I love mixing through my analogue master bus chain. It gives my mixes the glue, punch and energy we've all come to know and love on our favourite…