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Make your way through the recording and mixing jungle.
Hi Friends, In today´s blog we have the very talented Erik Reichers. Erik Reichers has produced, mixed, and engineered for some of the recording industry’s most notable artists including Bono, Snoop Dogg, Eric Benet, Ron Fair, Tal Herzberg, Ryan Tedder and DJ Battlecat.…
Podcast #23: Chris Chaney Interview
Hey Friends, In today´s podcast I´m interviewing the incredible Chris Chaney. Chris is an amazing bass player who has played with loads of great artists including Jane´s Addiction, Alanis Morissette's, Slash, Shakira, and many more. Besides that, Chris is also a great…
Ribbon Mic Shootout (When and why to use ribbons)
Hi Friends, I have a very cool video for you today. We´ll do a shootout of 4 different high-quality ribbon mics. Thanks to our friends at Vintage King for lending us these beautiful mics to try out:  Royer 121 Mesanovic…
Win a pair of Genelec M030 speakers! ($1250 Value)
To enter the giveaway, please take the actions suggested below. Take more actions and increase your chances of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Genelec has been one of the leading manufacturers for high-end Mixing and Mastering Monitors for decades. Their speakers are known…
AES Impressions Part 1
Hey Friends, My team and I had a blast at the AES Convention in LA the last couple of days. This is the first of two videos giving you some impressions of AES: We´re checking out the latest headphone amp by…
Huffington Post Interviews Warren Huart
Hey Friends, I´ve recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Huffington Post. In the interview, we talked about the production of Damian McGinty´s upcoming Christmas record, why I founded Produce Like A Pro and where I want to go with it. You can…
U-He Satin Review with Matt Boudreau
Hey Friends, I recently sat down with my friend Matt Boudreau of workingclassaudio.com and we discussed which plugins that came out lately could be considered game-changing. Matt recommended U-He´s Satin plugin, which is an advanced tape emulation plugin with some…
Podcast #22 – Ken Sluiter
This weeks Podcast features the talented engineer and producer Ken Sluiter (Archer Prewitt, The Waco Brothers, MxPx, Weezer, Ok Go, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Many more). Podcast: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/285391171" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] YouTube Interview:
What Makes A Great Mixing Engineer?
I hope you´re doing marvellously well! My friend and phenomenal mixing engineer Matthew Weiss (Dizzee Rascal, Juicy J, MURS, Royce Da 5'9 and more) recently moved to L.A. into a very nice studio. I wanted to share this experience with you, so…
Podcast #21 – Christopher Thorn
The weeks Podcast features Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon, Awolnation, Unified Theory, Live). Christopher is an excellent guitar player, songwriter and producer. He built a studio behind his house and it´s absolutely fantastic. In this interview, we discuss his studio setup, workflow,…
Get Creative Wherever You Are
Hey Friends, I recently came across a very cool music production app for your phone or tablet. It´s called "Stagelight". After playing around with it for a while, I really fell in love with it. As a producer I have to…
Podcast #20 – Val Garay
Hi, Friends! Many years when I was a little kid in England a song came on the Radio when were driving in my Aunt and Uncles car, the song was ‘Romeo’ by a band called Mr Big (not the late…
Nashville is growing fast!! – Interview : Amos Heller Bassplayer for Taylor Swift

I was there for Summer NAMM this year and I had a great time! I met with so many amazing Producers, Engineers and Mixers, toured studios, talked to gear manufacturers and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! One of the things I…

Be Easy To Work With – Matt Starr Interview

I first met Matt Starr a couple of years ago when making Ace Frehley’s Album ‘Space Invader’. Matt came down and played at my Studio, Spitfire. What impressed me most was not only his incredible talent, but his effortless way…

Podcast #19 – F. Reid Shippen

Hi, Friends! Today in Podcast #19 we have Reid F. Shippen, Grammy award winning engineer, producer whose amazing resume  include Jonny Lang, Third Day, Chris Tomlin, CeCe Winans, Death Cab for Cutie, Shania Twain, Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers and More. Please…

Today marks Freddie Mercury’s 70th Birthday

Christmas 1975, I’m barely out of diapers, my father gives me Queen ‘A Night At The Opera’ to me. My father, a Classical and Jazz fanatic, deems it ok for me listen to Queen, in fact after hearing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’…

Podcast #18 – Joe Barresi

Hi, Friends! Today in Podcast #18 I get to talk with Joe Barresi.  As far as I’m concerned Joe Barresi is Mr Guitar! Joe has made some of the best sounding guitar albums of the last 25 years! His tones…

EMI ABBEY ROAD REDD.37 HISTORIC BEATLES CONSOLE

The legendary Abbey Road Studios/EMI REDD.37 paired with Abbey Road/EMI Studer J37 & C37 Hi, Friends! A few weeks ago I went to Kevin Augunas’ Studio Fairfax Recordings, there in the Live Room, courtesy of Lenny Kravitz and Vintage King…

Free Admission To AES LA 2016
Hey friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well. I have some exciting news for you: This year, you´ll be able to attend the AES Convention in LA for FREE: AES has agreed to provide all PLAP  followers with a free Exhibits-Plus Badge for…
Podcast #17 – Tommy Vicari

Hi, Friends! Today in Podcast #17 I get to talk with the great Tommy Vicari. Tommy’s journey is one of the most inspiring stories I’ve heard, he started in the mail room at Capitol, moonlighting at night in the Studios…

Podcast #16 – Greg Collins

  Hi, Friends! I was very fortunate to Mix, Co produce and Engineer the last two Ace Frehley albums and in the process I have met so many incredibly talented people. During the second album we did together, ‘Origins Vol…

Quincy Jones – What is the most important thing in music.

It all starts with the song. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the worlds greatest songwriters, Steven Tyler, Diane Warren, Isaac Slade from The Fray, all of them amazing writers. English Songwriter and Los Angeles transplant…

PRA Audio Systems WiC USB Wireless Giveaway – Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro

[fve]https://youtu.be/etD0iaJSR7c[/fve]   Warren reviews PRA Audio Wic USB Wireless system. Enter the raffle for your chance to win this convenient and versatile wireless system! a Rafflecopter giveaway   [Tweet “Win a free PRA – Wic USB Wireless w/Warren Huart @producelikeapro”]…

Podcast #13 – Chris Lord-Alge

  Hi, Friends! A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to visit my friend and famed mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge, also known as CLA. I’ve known Chris for a long time and just like myself, Chris has a…

Vintage King Tour – Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro

Hi, Friends! Recently, I visited Vintage King LA for a tour with their Sales Manager, Jeffrey Ehrenberg. The kid in me had a blast discussing all of the great equipment. I hope you enjoy my walk-through in this latest video.…

Summer NAMM 2016 Nashville

  Hi Friend, This Summer NAMM was an extremely busy but very productive time, I was there for a week and throughly enjoyed every moment of my time there! I toured the Show, talking to gear manufacturers, having impromptu interviews…

5 Ways to Get Started With Online Session Work – by Paul Kinman

Hello Produce Like A Pro Academy! I am Paul Kinman, and I work as a session and touring guitar player in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Over my time doing session work, I have been fortunate to get to work with producers,…

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…

Make Great Music – Don’t Let Budget Hold You Back

Hi Friends, I’ve recently been looking back over my career, reflecting on the incredible journey I’ve had. All of the hard work I’ve had to do and obstacles I’ve had to overcome have truly been a blessing, without them I…

Maintaining Focus – The Greatest Lesson I’ve Learned

Hi Friends,    I have been truly blessed to have had many great mentors in my life, they have guided me through so many musical mazes. I know in future blogs I will definitely talk more about them with much…

A Summer’s Day in Laurel Canyon

It’s 10am on a Summer’s Day in Laurel Canyon at my Studio Spitfire. Coming from England where it’s beautiful and green I traded that for year round Summer here in Southern California. Today begins with a bang, Billy Sheehan, bass…