The best DAWs for music production in 2022 – Building A Home Studio pt 11
Your home recording studio probably includes a MIDI keyboard, audio interface, a pair of studio monitor speakers, and perhaps one or more microphones, but your music production software is at the heart of everything. Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is…
Recording I Will Survive with ONE Ribbon Mic – AEA R84 Review and GIVEAWAY!
I Will Survive sung by Gloria Gaynor is the ultimate disco, female-empowerment, song. I’m here to share with you one of the best covers I have ever witnessed, sung by the fantastic musician and vocalist, Katie Ferrara. AEA has given…
Sandy Roberton – People Who Changed The Music Industry
Sandy Roberton was one of the music industry’s most significant unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes. During a career that spanned more than sixty years, he changed the lives of many artists, engineers, mixers, and producers, and of music lovers in general. Without…
The Best SSL Compressor Plugin Options in 2022

Having an SSL compressor plugin is like owning one of the world’s most famous dynamics processors, heard on thousands of hit records, inside your computer. It’s truly indispensable. We’re talking, of course, about the renowned bus compressor built right into…

Smallest Speaker Review on this channel – EVE Audio SC203 Review and GIVEAWAY
Small but powerful? The EVE Audio SC203 pair gets the job done! Last year we reviewed the EVE Audio SC205 and it packed a punch coming from a small speaker. Now we are reviewing the SC203 with even smaller speakers…
My 4 Favourite Drum Plugin Tricks
Let’s talk about plugins and how using the right ones can make all the difference when you’re mixing your tracks. To get that immaculate sound on the drums you’re searching for, there are some plugin tricks that will get you…
Katie Ferrara Interview & This City Performance
Katie Ferrara has been in countless Produce Like A Pro videos and today, we sit down to talk about her brand new single, This City. This City is a song Katie wrote and produced with Warren Huart about breaking free…
Studio Gear Tour: Top 6 pieces of equipment at Nest Recorders
Last week we visited Nest Recorders and took a studio tour with Grammy-Winning Chris Sorem and now we are back at Nest Recorders for a tour of the top 6 pieces of equipment that Chris uses the most in his…
BEST Gear For Home Music Production With Sanjay C
Happy Thursday! The week is nearly over and we have another treat for you!It was an honour to have Sanjay C over at Spitfire Studios a few weeks ago.We met at a very exciting event hosted by the incredible brand, Audeze at the…
Best Audio Interface for Mac in 2022 (Entry-Level & Beyond)

Apple computers are standard in creative industries because of their reliable and uncluttered operating systems. People make music on PCs as well, but sometimes have a harder time finding compatible hardware and software. Or, they encounter bugs and have stability…

PMC 6-2 Review: A New Generation of PMC Studio Monitors

What makes a studio monitor one of the absolute best in its class? It unequivocally starts with expert design, in which the PMC 6-2 was developed over the course of five years as part of a complete lineup of modern,…

Foo Fighters Everlong Cover & Multitracks – Lewitt Beat Kit PRO Review
This has to be one of the most explosive covers to date! The good folks at LEWITT microphones gave us their brand new Beat Kit Pro to try out but we thought we would take it one step further and…
Soundtoys Little AlterBoy Review: The Best Pitch Shifter VST?

Little AlterBoy by Soundtoys is a “monophonic voice manipulator” for vocal pitch/formant shifting, hard-tune effects, and more. Like the rest of the Soundtoys plugin library, it offers a distinct and intuitive layout that’s as powerful as it is easy to…

Structurally Change Your Multi-FX with Eventides Physion Mk 2
We have been huge fans of Eventide for many many years.They are currently celebrating 50 years of incredible products for audio and music production and there isn't any sign of them letting up.They gave us the chance to check out their…
The 10 Best Acoustic Guitar Strings to Consider in 2022

Acoustic guitar strings are an often undervalued piece of the equation for people who are new to the instrument. Strings can make a huge deal of difference in overall comfort and playability, and most players prefer to swap them out…

Mixing Rock with Hunt Sales & Manny Nieto
This week, we not only shared our interview with Hunt Sales that has a truly touching sentiment to it, yesterday, we put out our weekly video on Songs That Changed Musicthat Hunt played drums on, Lust For Life by Iggy…
EP vs LP: What’s the Difference & When Would You Release One?

Many artists want to better understand the difference between an EP vs LP, especially in terms of what it means for releasing their own music. There’s the simple distinction that one is shorter than the other, namely due what was…

Lust For Life – Iggy Pop: Songs That Changed Music
From a simple recording of David Bowie on the Ukulele, “Lust for Life” was extrapolated into the instantly-recognizable song we know today. Rolling Stone placed it in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004—and yet again in 2021—when…
The 8 Best Headphone Amplifiers for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

If you want to get the best sound quality out of a pair of high-end headphones, you may need an external amplifier to drive them. Headphone amplifiers deliver power to the drivers, just as an amplifier does with a pair…

Hunt Sales Interview
We have a freaking legend today, Hunt Sales. He played drums on the iconic, Lust For Life by Iggy Pop.Hunt was more inspired by Art Blakey than drummers of the rock-n-roll scene at the time but he was much more than that…
My Favourite Plugins For Mixing in 2022 – Building A Home Studio Pt. 10
Today we have part NINE of our Building A New Studio series, where we are turning a small children's bedroom into a studio! Check out Part 1 to 9 here In the last episode, we checked out microphones. Today, we…
Win Studio Gear In Our $11,000 Remix Contest – Gilad Hekselman – Long Way From Home
We are back with another Mix/Remix Competition! This is a REMIX competition so you are free to take the multitracks and do whatever you like – it is about coming up with something completely unique. The song you will be…
The 10 Best XLR Cables for Microphones [2022 Guide]

It may not seem like it at first, but having quality cables is very important. You can spend thousands on a signal chain, but it’s often said that it’s only as good as the weakest component. Even though cheap cables…

Microphones For Any Budget – Building A Home Studio Pt. 9
Today we have part NINE of our Building A New Studio series, where we are turning a small children's bedroom into a studio! Check out Part 1 to 8 here In the last few episodes, we checked out microphones stands…
Near Field Monitors vs Far Field: What’s the Difference?

Much of the detailed work on a mix or master takes place on near field monitors. Far field monitors are an additional reference, and they’re also great for impressing clients and keeping a packed room engaged. For the majority of…

Arturia FX Collection 3 & DIST Coldfire Review
Today, we're checking out the incredible Arturia and their FX Collection 3 that feels like we have long-overlooked! This is a powerful bundle for all creative engineers and producers looking to add a lot of flavour to their plugin arsenal.…
John Kurlander Interview Pt 2
John Kurlander is a Balance Engineer and remixer that has been in the audio and music industry since he was 16 years old. He was the assistant engineer on the Beatles album Abbey Road as it was one of the…
The Perfect Parallel Compressor for 2022? – IHNY2 by Baby Audio Review
Well, it looks like Baby Audio has done it again. Earlier this year, they released their take on algorithmic reverb in the form of their brilliant, Crystalline plugin. Today, they announce "version 2" of their very first plugin "I Heart…
Top 5 GEAR With LA Multi-instrumentalist & Producer, Fernando Perdomo
Today, we're checking out Stairway studios' engineer and meeting with multi-instrumentalist, Fernando Perdomo. Fernando shares his top 5 (actually 6!) favourite gear in his studio from a Nashville High Strung Parlour guitar and vintage Fender Mustang to a Soundcraft MTK…
What Is Pitch in Music (& Why Does It Matter in the Studio?)

Understanding what pitch is in music is an invaluable and broad skill transferable to numerous tasks in music production. Not every engineer is a musician themselves, but many are. It’s good to have at least some foundational knowledge of music…

Telecaster vs Stratocaster Showdown: How Do They Compare?

Fender invented two of the most famous guitars of all time and created the source code for nearly every electric guitar that would follow. These models need no introduction: we’re talking about the timeless Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster. Both have…

How To Record and Mix Modern Heavy Bass | Ultimate Bass Tone with Adam Steel
Today, we have the rather wonderful Mr Adam Steel on the Channel. Last month, he shared his time with a ridiculous amount of gear recording drums! In today's episode, he shares his ultimate bass tone that is combining 3 separate…
Roxy Music’s Magnum Opus, “Avalon” – Albums That Changed Music
Roxy Music have been called “the greatest art rock group Britain has produced this side of The Beatles,” and “the most influential British group after The Beatles.” Formed in 1971, Roxy Music reached its musical high point in 1982 with…
The Most Versatile Channel Strip? – McDSP Channel G
A few months ago, I mixed Prom Dress by Abner Who? live on stream. We had a lot of fun and found out that the Analog Channel may be one of the greatest plugins to use on backing vocals to…
Should Studio Monitors Be Vertical or Horizontal? (5 Placement Tips)

A common question frequently heard is should studio monitors be vertical or horizontal? There’s good reason to wonder, and there’s a simple answer to that query which we’ll get into shortly. The underlying premise here is that optimal monitor placement…

The Best Wireless Microphone for Singers [2022 Guide]

The best wireless microphone sounds great, is reliable, and most importantly, lets a performer roam the stage without restriction. Historically, there’ve been reservations about wireless systems, namely due to questions about interference, sound quality, and overall reliability. The truth is,…

Why Does My Subwoofer Sound Weak? (7 Common Causes)

Subwoofers convey a ton of low-end information and give us a feeling of fullness and power. In many cases, sub frequency content is felt more than heard, as in you can’t always pinpoint a fundamental frequency or pitch, but you…

Building A Home Studio: Microphone Stands For Any Budget
Today we have part SEVEN of our Building A New Studio series, where we are turning a small children's bedroom into a studio! Check out Part 1 to 6 here The mic stands are one of the most overlooked parts…
What’s the Best Microphone for Hi-Hats? [2022 Guide]

To keep time and carry the feel of a song, hi-hats are one of the most important parts of a drum kit. It isn’t enough to capture them with overheads or a nearby snare microphone. In order to get the…

Instant Vocal Harmonies: Waves Harmony Review
We love a good creative tool, especially plugins that gets us feeling creative and this is exactly what today's video is about. We are checking out the brand new Waves Harmony plugin - a "real-time vocal harmonizer playground". Sounds fun!…
Building A Studio: Headphones For Any Budget
Today we have part SIX of our Building A New Studio series, where we are turning a small children's bedroom into a studio! Check out Part 1 to 5 here Time and time again, I get asked what headphones should…
Yamaha P45 vs P125: Which Keyboard Is Better for Your Studio?

Today we’ll be comparing the Yamaha P45 vs P125 “portable” digital pianos. Yamaha has been a premiere manufacturer of both digital and acoustic pianos for years, so the brand has decades’ worth of experience in crafting quality entry-level instruments. Both…

The 5 Best Oscilloscope Plugins in 2022

Do you need an oscilloscope in your collection of plugins? It can be a majorly helpful tool for viewing waveforms in great detail. First, we’ll talk about what an oscilloscope is, and then we’ll list our top five favorite plugins.…

Akai Professional MPK249 Review: The Best Mid-Range MIDI Keyboard?

The Akai MPK series is hands-down the number one choice for countless musicians and producers. Akai is a name that ensures a combination of useable features, balanced pricing, and rugged reliability. If you’ve graduated from the ever-popular MPK Mini, then…

What Is Panning in Music and How Can You Use It in Your Mix?

Panning is an essential part of every mix. Placing elements throughout the stereo field creates space and width, and can make things sound HUGE in the right context. What Is Panning in Music? Panning is the process of moving things…

The 6 Best DJ Controller Stations for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

A DJ controller is the centerpiece of any mix-master’s club rig. But as more and more music is produced electronically, and in many cases by solo artists, controllers also offer a cool way to perform live — without just pressing…

The 7 Best Soundproof Curtains for Your Home Studio

Ever wondered how soundproof curtains actually perform in a home studio? While not the typical go-to in acoustic treatment, they do serve a purpose, especially under the right circumstances. What Are Soundproof Curtains? It’s important to clarify right away that…

The Best Reverb Pedal Options for Your Rig [2022 Guide]

Building a killer guitar rig is one of the funnest aspects of playing the instrument. And little is more satisfying than adding space, dimension, and even deep ambience to your tone with an awesome reverb pedal. Stompboxes aren’t just for…

The 8 Best In-Ear Monitors For Any Budget [2022 Guide]

The best in-ear monitors (IEM) can completely revolutionize a band’s live performance, isolating them from the noisy stage for clear monitoring. Some musicians who are already accustomed to IEM also prefer them in the studio over headphones — usually for…