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The Allure of Vinyl

Hi friend, I feel truly blessed to have been bitten by the music bug so young! My father has collected albums, Vinyl albums, his whole life. By the time I was 6 or 7 he had amassed a huge collection…

My Journey Mixing ITB: Mixing with No Outboard or Summing

A few years ago I was in a unfulfilling relationship, I’m sure we’ve all experienced those kinds of relationships at various times in our lives! The girl I was breaking up with had a Rock Star suitor chasing after her,…

Creativity is the Secret Sauce

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution. Graham is a wonderful mentor to so many people, his philosophy is based on encouraging creativity above everything else, it’s a message very close to my own heart! Creativity is…

Secrets of Drum Recording with Simon Phillips

Hi friends, many of you will know that I grew in a little place in Hampshire called Crookham Village. The nearest town was Fleet and I would cycle or walk to School (when I had a flat tyre!) surrounded by…

Seven Things to Bring More Income to a Small Studio

Hello again, Produce like a Pro Family from the Music Factory Studios from the rural outskirts of America, in part one I discussed how I began my audio journey and came to the conclusion that having no specialty in audio…

Making a Living as a Producer/Engineer

Hi, my name is Joe Salyers and I am the owner and operator of Music Factory Studios. I am a Producer, Mixing engineer, Mastering engineer, merchandise specialist (T-shirts and CD’s), and an artist . I am glad to be a…

15 Essential Apps to Boost Your Productivity in the Studio

I’ve seen a ton of questions come my way recently asking about the different icons at the top of my screen. I use a handful of really great apps to help me run my mixing business so I thought I’d…

Growing Your Business: Finding Clients

Hi friends, I posted a video recently about maintaining and building relationships with Artists, the reaction was fantastic and I received many wonderful emails and comments from you. The number one theme was ‘thanks Warren for the tips on maintaining…

Demystifying 5 Common Mastering Questions

I have been mastering records now at Gateway Mastering for over 15 years, and have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients, from indie artists recording in their bedrooms and rehearsal spaces, to some of the…

Small Room Acoustic Treatment

Small Room Acoustics and appropriate treatment: It has been said that ‘You’ll never get a home studio room to the point where you can do professional mixes like they do in the big studios’. This is false. Today a great…