Sonarworks Launches Multichannel Speaker Calibration Software
San Francisco - May, 24 2022 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used in the sound design of Oscar-winning movies like Rocketman and major live events like the Rio Olympic Games, has entered the multichannel space with SoundID…
Audient Announces EVO 16
Hampshire, UK; embargoed until 5pm BST, 23rd May 2022 - British audio company, EVO by Audient is delighted to announce the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this…
7 Studio Cable Management Ideas That Will Quickly Organize Your Space

Studio cable management gets out of hand. There seem to be a million cables plugged in everywhere for even small home studios — there’s just no way around it. Fortunately, you can invest a little bit of money to better…

The Ultimate Background Vocal Production Guide
In almost any genre, vocals are the king of the song.They're what listeners connect with and what makes them fall in love with your music.Want to come up with captivating vocal arrangements that'll leave your fans speechless?Then this is for…
7 Best Desktop Computers for Music Production in 2022

We’ve checked out tablets and laptops, and now it’s time to have a look at the best desktop computers for music production. Understanding Music Production Computers As tech gets better and better, even budget computers are reasonably powerful. What that…

7 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2022

The good news for beginners is that there’s a solid chance you can start recording with whatever laptop you already own. In the event you’re looking for a new laptop for music production, we’ll check out some of the most…

Testing The Slate Digital VMS ML-1
We are back with another incredible giveaway and the free multitracks from the session For the month of May,  Slate Digital has an offer on their VMS ML-1 system you probably shouldn't refuse! So we thought we would put it…
What Is Metadata and Why Does It Matter?

Metadata is an important element of music distribution. You’ve probably heard the term tossed about before, though the meaning of it isn’t always clear. What Is Metadata? At first glance, metadata seems like an overly technical term. It’s basically data…

Best Computer for Music Production in 2022 [Any Budget]

The computer is the hub of the digital recording studio, so you’ll want to make sure you get the appropriate one for the job. Luckily, there isn’t a single best computer for music production, but rather a number of choices…

8 Best Bass Guitar VSTs in 2022 [Free & Paid]

Virtual Studio Technology (VST), developed by Steinberg in 1996, is a plugin format compatible with a majority of DAWs and operating systems. VSTs include both effects and software instruments, and it’s the closest thing we have to a universal plugin…

Splice Sounds Review: Is the Subscription Worth It [2022 Guide]

One of the most important assets for any music producer is access to high-quality, royalty-free samples. Splice offers millions of one-shots, drum loops, instrumental loops, and sound effects. Over the years, it’s developed into a complete online community for producers…

The History of FAME Studios – Interview with Rodney Hall
Today, Warren sits down with the owner and operator of the legendary Fame Studios, Rodney Hall for one last final video, this time going over the intricate history of the space. Everything from Aretha Franklin to the Allman Brothers, this space…
Mixing Peace, Love & Understanding by Elvis Costello with Manny Nieto
This was such a fun project done by the whole crew! We sat down and recorded Peace, Love, and Understanding with the original drummer for Elvis Costello, Pete Thomas! With Manny as engineer and Warren on guitar, the crew set…
What Is a DSP and What Does It Do for Music?

DSP is a concept that gets thrown around a lot in audio, so it’s important to understand just how integral it is to the modern music production process. What Is a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Firstly, DSP can stand for…

What Is a DI Box for Guitar and What Does It Do?

Ever wondered what a DI box is and why you’d need to use one? Look no further as we discuss all things DI for guitar! What Is a DI Box? The purpose of a DI is to convert an unbalanced,…

Mixing Modern Rock with Marc Daniel Nelson
There are countless videos out there where pro engineers teach you cool new mixing tricks. While it’s great to have techniques in your arsenal, these educational tidbits rarely give you the whole picture. WHEN and WHY should you use them? What…
Mixing With Emotion With Matt Weiss
This is not only my favourite, but the most important mixing course we’ve ever released: Mixing with Emotion with Grammy-Nominee Matt Weiss Inside, Matt Weiss (Akon, Chris Brown, Nicky Minaj) teaches you how to create mixes that enable your listeners…
Waves Audio Announces NX Update: Germano
Nx Germano Studios New York brings the A-list acoustics of the legendary NYC studio to your favorite set of headphones – so you can create better mixes, anytime, anywhere.   From Stevie Wonder to Kenrick Lamar, Post Malone to the Rolling Stones, David Bowie to…
Career Beginnings with Bob Clearmountain
Bob Clearmountain is responsible for some of the most iconic tracks to come out of the 20th century. He’s worked with artists such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie. Warren had the chance to sit down…
Mastering For Immersive Audio
Mastering in immersive audio presents a few interesting problems. First and foremost, stereo mastering essentially only requires one output and a single stereo bus. For the most part, this mastered track exists within the confines of one mastering chain (and…
Mastering For Immersive Audio
Mastering in immersive audio presents a few interesting problems. First and foremost, stereo mastering essentially only requires one output and a single stereo bus. For the most part, this mastered track exists within the confines of one mastering chain (and…
The 5 Best Online Sequencer Options in 2022

Imagine telling a producer or engineer in the ’70s, “Fifty years from now, people will be making music on the internet, sitting on on their couch.” “The what?” would be their obvious response, but time-traveling aside, technology has really revolutionized the…

Tube Amp vs Solid State: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a guitar player, there’s a good chance you’ve pondered the tube amp vs solid state amplifier debate. Most of the love gravitates toward tube amps, but there have been notable solid state players over the years as well.…

The Jacob Collier & Ben Bloomberg Interview
Jacob Collier is one of the most renowned musical artists of the 21st century, not only for his unique musicianship and use of complex harmony, but also for his unique production process. Unlike many other Grammy award winners, so much…
Tunebat BPM and Key Finder Review

Tunebat is a free resource catering primarily to DJs and other creatives seeking info about songs and audio files. What Is a BPM and Key Finder? A BPM/key finder like Tunebat analyzes audio files through its algorithm, and spits out…

Drum Editing In REAPER with Myk Robinson
The one thing which I always admire when listening to a performance by a-list musicians is how insanely tightly they lock into the groove.There really is nothing that can replace the energy & feel created by an outstanding rhythm section.With…
How the ‘Loudness Wars’ Made Music Sound Worse (And What We Should Learn from It)

Science tells us that people prefer their music loud. As sounds get louder and louder, their overall frequency curve begin to flatten out, so you can more easily hear the whole “picture.” The “louder is better” philosophy usually begins with artists…

Controlling Your High End With Emiliano Caballero
The fantastic Emiliano Caballero is back and this time he's sharing his top tips for controlling high-end, giving space for vocals and width in your mixes using Leapwing Audio Plugins! Not only that, Leapwing Audio have graciously given us THREE…
LUFS vs dB: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

With so many ways to measure loudness, you’re definitely not alone in wondering what the deal with LUFS vs dB is. What Are LUFS? LUFS stands for Loudness Units Full Scale. It provides a standardized means of measuring loudness. There…

Understanding the Shepard Tone Effect and How It Creates Tension

Some of the effects we employ in sound design, mixing, and even songwriting take advantage of our perception of sound—a branch of science known as psychoacoustics. The Shepard tone is a prominent example of how our ears can trick us!…

Understanding Different Audio Cable Types & Their Uses

There’s a good chance you’ve handled all, or most, of these audio cable types already—even if you weren’t explicitly aware of their inner workings and categorization. In any case, a fundamental step toward becoming a well-rounded audio engineer is knowing…

Controlling Your Low End With Emiliano Caballero
The fantastic Emiliano Caballero is back and this time he's sharing his top tips for controlling and shaping low-end in your mixes using Leapwing Audio Plugins! Not only that, Leapwing Audio have graciously given us THREE "Everything Bundles" valued over…
Take Automation To The Next Level
Today, the boss-man Warren is back sharing his uses of automation to give dramatic yet straight forward lift and width to a chorus. You can download the multitracks for this track here: We were Astronauts - Golden As we can…
Interview: Teddy Richards – Genre-Defying Guitarist
Today, we're sharing Warren's interview with the incredible Teddy Richards. About Teddy Richards After serving 30 years as Aretha Franklin's guitarist, Teddy Richards emerged as a gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer and music publisher. Teddy has been hailed by the press as 'a…
Master The Art Of Drum Programming with Misha Mansoor
Today we have a brand new course by Misha Mansoor! You've written fantastic guitar riffs, basslines and lyrics for a new song. All that's missing is an epic drum performance to tie everything together and take your song over the…
One Microphone? No Problem! – Austrian Audio CC8 Microphone
Today we are looking at the recently released Austrian Audio CC8 and we are not only joined by the incredible Steve Maggiora but also Ricky from AudioHaze is going to do a comparison between this CC8 and their flagship OC818!…
The Definitive Interview: Stephen Lipson – World Renowned British Producer
Stephen Lipson is one of the UK’s leading record producers and songwriters. People say the test of a genuinely great record producer isn’t whether or not they’ve had a couple of hits but whether they can keep having them. If…
Waves Announces Clarity Vx & Vx Pro
Waves Audio Monday 7th March Clarity Vx is the highest-quality AND fastest way to clean any vocal or voice recording – whether in music production or in video, podcasting, etc. Clarity Vx combines top quality and simplicity thanks to Waves’ new…
What Does a Cloudlifter Do (And Should You Be Using One)?

Having trouble moving the meters with low-output microphones? Is your preamp tapped out and introducing noise? You might need a Cloudlifter. What Is a Cloudlifter? The Cloudlifter CL-1 is an inline gain boost designed and made by Cloud Microphones. It…

Should You Upgrade Your Studio Equipment? FAQ Friday
Today we have an amazing FAQ Friday video for you! Our featured question is: "Should you upgrade your studio equipment?" It really depends where you are in your journey. I would always suggest investing in equipment that you are going…
AAC vs MP3 Files: What’s the Difference?

AAC and MP3 are popular lossy file formats which compress digital audio by removing “unimportant” bits of information. The result is a smaller file at the expense of sound quality. We’ll take a look at AAC vs MP3 files and…

What Is an ISRC Code and How Do You Get One?

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code. Publicly released songs are stamped with this 12-character identifier as a means of keeping tabs on important data pertaining to the song(s). What Is an ISRC Code? ISRCs are embedded into the metadata…

Building Your Own Sub Kick
A sub kick is a microphone traditionally made by Yamaha to capture the sub-low frequencies of a kick drum. The reason you may want to use a sub kick is when you want to capture a bigger-sounding kick. Traditionally in…
EQ/Compression Plugins Modeled After Analog Gear

Not all, but many of the plugins we reach for while mixing in-the-box are modeled after analog gear. Engineers made some of the best sounding records of all time well before any of us started recording in our bedrooms; and…

8 Best LED Lights That Sync with Music for Your Home Studio

LED lights that sync with music are the recording industry’s best-kept secret behind multi-platinum hits. Okay, that isn’t true, but colorful lighting is definitely a great way to step up your studio’s aesthetics. And when you’re working late into the…

What Is a Line Level Signal and Why Does It Matter?

One of the first things we learn about a recording system is the variety of audio signals that connect to it. It’s a concept that can initially be tough to grasp, but once you learn it you never forget it.…

Naji Soul Mix/Remix Contest Winners Announced with Ady & Warren
In December, we announced an exciting new Mix & ReMix Competition with Naji Soul and Hit The Road Studios where the song participants were working with was Sliding Doors by CLO. Check out the full competition guidelines here. You can…
Mixing Orchestral Elements with Sara Carter
Today we're joined once again by the incredible Sara Carter Sara breaks down the beautiful BPMoore track, Transcend worked by Harald Hauser. Very often on the channel, we're mixing full band productions but ,in this case, we are dealing with…
How to Design and Use Supersaw Synth

The “supersaw” originated in the ’90s and had a surge of popularity in the early 2000s, featured heavily in genres like trance, future bass, and progressive house. The now-iconic sound is a staple of EDM production. What Is Supersaw? Supersaw…

Home Studio on a Budget: Getting Started for Less than $1000

It’s 2019: You can make records in your home studio and spend less than $1000 getting set up! Today’s recording tech has given everybody the opportunity to create high-quality music in their bedroom, even with just the bare essentials. We’ll…