The 8 Best Multi-Effects Pedals for Live & Studio Guitar Sounds

Multi-effects pedals are one of the best ways to gain access to dozens of common guitar processors in a single unit. They certainly take convenience to the next level, and today’s digital processors have never sounded better. It’s common for…

SE2200T Review: An Affordable & Capable Studio Condenser Mic

It isn’t often that we cover discontinued products, but occasionally exceptions should be made. The secondhand market for coveted music gear is alive and well, so with that in mind, let’s review the SE2200T by sE Electronics. Can a Cheap…

The 8 Best Headphone Amplifiers for Any Budget [2023 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…

8 Best FREE Guitar VST Instruments in 2023

Guitar is one of the toughest instruments to sample for a plugin. There’s so much detail and nuance that’s just too easy to lose in translation. Most of the time they end up sounding over-processed and fake—really far from the…

Recording to Mixing – ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles
We recently saw the Tascam Model 24 in action with a recording performed by Unsung, a talented group of musicians with fantastic energy! In this recording session, the band decided to take on the classic Beatles tune “Come Together,” and…
Overloud Voice Review: The Ultimate One-Stop Vocal Production Plugin?

Ever wondered how the world’s top engineers craft award-winning vocals? Everyone has their own approach and techniques, but many of the same kinds of effects go into vocal chains on each and every mix, across genres and from mixer to…

The Best Violin Microphones to Add Some Live Strings to Your Mix

The best violin microphone for stage or studio does a solid job of capturing the detail and nuance of the instrument. Violin can be incredibly intimate, so you’ll want to try and retain that delicateness with a microphone that captures…

The 7 Best Tape Delay Pedals for Studio & Live Sound

A tape delay pedal emulates the sound of a widely used analog effect that is much more easily accomplished with digital technology. Tape delay has some unique and desirable characteristics to readily transform your sound. What Is Tape Delay? Tape…

The Best SSL Compressor Plugin Options in 2023

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…

The Best Bass Amp for Gigging [2023 Guide]

For a lot of musicians, nothing beats the feeling of playing a live gig. Performing live captures your band’s raw energy night to night in an environment that’s way less sterile than the studio. And depending on the style of…

The 10 Best Drum Practice Pads in 2023

Drum practice pads are one of the best ways to develop sticking technique in a quiet and controlled manner. They allow drummers to really hone in on the more mechanical aspects of rudiments to perfect their approach when it’s time…

Mix Heavy Rock Drums like a Pro: Techniques and Secrets from Marc Daniel Nelson
Are you a fan of heavy rock music and looking to improve your mixing skills? Look no further! Today, we're going to take a deep dive into mixing heavy rock drums with Marc Daniel Nelson, a professional mixer and producer.…
McDSP HD vs. Native Plugins: Everything You Need to Know

The McDSP plugin collection includes two versions of each effect. We’ll shed light on McDSP HD vs Native plugins so you know what’s right for your system. What Is a DSP Plugin? DSP stands for digital signal processing, or digital…

7 Best Desktop Computers for Music Production in 2023

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…

Recording and Mixing Hip Hop Vocals – Anthony Cruz (Meek Mill’s Audio Engineer)
We love giving you all content from multiple genres of music production and today we have a video on Recording and Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Anthony Cruz, a renowned producer who has worked with Meek Mill, Ricky Martin, Ne-Yo,…
7 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2023

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…

The Best Condenser Mics for Your Studio in 2023 [Any Budget]

The best condenser mic will see constant use in your studio. There’s so much variety out there that it can be a bit overwhelming trying to sort the good from the bad, so we’ve put together a shortlist of some…

The 6 Best Center Channel Speakers for Any Budget [2023 Guide]

A center channel speaker is a component in any surround sound set-up for post-production, surround mixing, or home theater entertainment. Typically when designing a surround system, you would match the center speaker to the others, and oftentimes brands will offer…

Mixing Multiple Vocals to Sit Properly in the Mix – Joe Carrell
Are you tired of struggling to achieve the perfect balance and clarity in your multi-vocal recordings? Look no further, because Produce Like A Pro is excited to introduce our newest mentor, Joe Carrell. With over 20 years of experience in…
Best Audio Interface for Mac in 2023 (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…

Best Computer for Music Production in 2023 [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…

The 10 Best Acoustic Guitar Strings to Consider in 2023

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…

The Best Headphones for Digital Piano Players in 2023

There’s a lot of crossover between the best headphones for digital piano and those that excel for general audio work. In order to reproduce the most favored qualities of a top-notch digital piano, players are encouraged to use dependable headphones…

Here Are the Best Ways to Make Money in Music in 2023

The music industry’s landscape has changed pretty dramatically over the last 15 years. Whether you’re in a band or a solo artist, or working behind the scenes in music production or the music business, the industry has evolved and continues…

The Best Modeling Amps to Elevate Your Guitar Sounds [2023 Guide]

Modeling amps are one of the easiest ways to inject a ton of tonal variety into your everyday playing. There’s something about the convenience of digital emulations that make these amps so fun to play, whether it’s just practicing on…

What Is the Best Guitar Tuner? [2023 Guide]

It goes without saying that one of the most important first purchases for every guitar player is a tuner — that bears no further explanation! We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular options to help narrow…

The 10 Best Flanger Pedals to Add Some Sweep to Your Sound

Guitarists have a lot of options when it comes to effects pedals. After the basics like overdrive, distortion, and reverb/delay, comes modulation. Flanger pedals are a type of modulation effect that leave a pretty profound mark on your tone. If…

The Best De-Esser Plugin for Your Vocals (Free & Paid)

Mixing professional sounding vocals isn’t easy. Before even getting to that stage, it starts with an amazing performance and an excellent recording. Covering those two bases is fundamental and certainly helps make the mix stage more creative and fun rather…

Recording & Mixing Jazz Fusion From Start To Finish – Hybrid Setup
Today I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful Jazz Fusion recording! With Michael Humphries on Guitar, Jesus Molina on the Keys, Joe Cleveland playing Bass, and Payge Cooper on Drums, they created a Jazz masterpiece! What is Jazz Fusion? A…
How Much Does Spotify Pay Per Stream in 2023?

Streaming platforms have revolutionized music sales. There’s just no way around it—if you’re an artist, you have to upload your music for streaming. In 2019, digital streams accounted for nearly 80% of total music sales globally, and the number continues…

The Best Wireless Microphone for Singers [2023 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,…

Happy New Year! – Download Over 50 Sets Of Multitracks For FREE
Happy New Year everyone! We want to thank you all so much for being such an incredible community! Thank you for all the support you've shown each other and for making this community such a wonderful thing to be a…
The 10 Best XLR Cables for Microphones [2023 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…

The Best Portable PA System for Live Music [2023 Guide]

A public address (PA) system is a must for any sort of performance. It amplifies and projects your sound so you can be heard over a crowd and throughout a venue. For many years, PA systems have been multiple component…

What’s the Best Microphone for Hi-Hats? [2023 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…

Marshall Code 50 Review: How Does It Stack Up?

Marshall is among the most recognized names in amplification. While best known and most favored for their iconic tube amplifiers, the company has never shied away from keeping current. Enter the Code series of digital modeling amps offering a variety…

The Best Patch Cables for Your Guitar Pedalboard in 2023

When you’re trying to build out a neat and functional pedalboard, it’s the details that truly matter. Cables are definitely the least interesting part of the board, but choosing the right ones can make connecting everything — in an orderly…

Finding the Best Pop Filter for Recording Vocals

If you’ve recorded vocals and wondered why you heard loud bursts of air when the singer hits certain consonants, then you already understand the use of a pop filter. While it isn’t the most earth-shattering piece of studio equipment we…

Tips for Mixing Top 40 Hits with Grammy-Winner Bob Horn
Bob Horn is a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning mix engineer who has worked with artists in a variety of genres, including R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz. He has also collaborated with musicians from all over the world, including…
Analog Hardware Gear For Any Budget – Building A Home Studio
Today we got the chance to chat with Mike Arango from Sweetwater! Mike has been a Sweetwater Sales Engineer since 2006. He has worked as an engineer at various studios in Los Angeles and draws from this experience to recommend…
Win Studio Gear In Our $70,000 DEATH METAL Remix Contest – Malamor – Dead To The World
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…
Arturia FET 76 Review: Getting a Legendary Studio Compression Sound

Founded in 1999, Arturia began their journey in music-making software. Fast forward to the present, and they’re a celebrated producer of analog-emulated classic keyboards and synthesizers, effects, and hardware of their own. Today, we’re diving into a review of the…

Roland JD-Xi Review: A Crossover Synth Offering the Best of Both Worlds

For decades, Roland has been a frontrunner in synthesizers, sequencers, effects, amplifiers, and everything sound-making. It’s no surprise that the JD-Xi packs a hefty amount of tech into a small package. In this Roland JD-Xi review, we’ll take a look…

Korg Opsix Review: The Ultimate FM Synthesizer?

Korg graced the synthesizer space with two new releases in 2020. One, the Wavestate, made its full debut at Winter NAMM that year, while the Opsix was yet an unmarked prototype. Despite the many ups and downs of a now…

What Are the Best Budget Guitar Cabs (Our Top Picks for 2023)

Curious as to what are the best budget guitar cabs for your brand new tube head? Here are our favorites heading into the upcoming year! What Is a Guitar Cabinet & When Would You Need One? A guitar cabinet is…

ART P16 Patchbay Review: The Ultimate 16-Channel XLR Patchbay

Applied Research and Technology (ART) are well known producers of affordable recording equipment, including everything from power conditioners to microphones and outboard gear. In this review, we’ll be considering the ART P16 patchbay and how it can simplify connections in…

The Best Compressor Pedal for Any Budget [Our Top 7 Picks]

The compressor pedal can be an afterthought for many players. In fact, it’s probably right up there next to tuners as far as fun goes. For many guitarists, because it doesn’t have an immediately noticeable effect in the same way…

How To Record and Mix Modern Heavy Vocals | Ultimate Vocal Tone with Adam Steel
Today, we have the wonderful Adam Steel on the Channel. We've had Adam on the channel before sharing with us his ultimate bass tone, and guitar tone, and in today's video, he shares his ultimate vocal tone! He goes through…
Lil Tube – Make Every Track Sound Big!
Lil Tube is a tube saturation unit with a custom-modeled analog sound in the company of fabled tube preamps. It adds rich tube fatness to any track you throw it on and creates buttery sonic textures that you’ll be able…
Understanding Guitar String Gauges: What Gauge Is Best for Me?

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of guitar string gauges, especially when you’re brand new to the instrument. There are a number of factors at play when choosing the right strings, not excluding your guitar’s scale length, the tuning you…