Joe Chiccarelli Interview
Hi Friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well! In today´s video, I´m interviewing legendary producer and mixing engineer Joe Chiccarelli. Joe has made some of the best sounding records ever. From Frank Zappa's masterpieces to the White Stripe's, Joe's resume is one…
Top 5 Drum Tips with Matt Starr
Hi Friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well! In today´s post Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley, Beautiful Creatures and more) shares his top 5 tips on playing drums. I hope you enjoy them! Drum Tip 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMdj5vyCSPUVideo can't be loaded…
Use Saturation Effectively In Your Mixes
Hi Friends, I hope you´re having a marvellous Thanksgiving with your friends and family! Today, I want to share a mixing tutorial, which my good friend and talented mixer David Mood has recorded for us: David will show you several ways to…
Creating Impactful Drum Samples
Hi Friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well! Today, I want to share a tutorial by Matt Starr: Matt will teach you how to create clean and impactful samples from your drum kit, so you can fix inconsistent hits and enhance your…
Win Extreme Isolation EX-29 Headphones
Win A Pair Of Extreme Isolation Ex-29 Headphones (Limited White Edition) To enter the giveaway, please take the actions suggested below. Take more actions to improve your chance of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Hey Friends, In today´s giveaway, you´ll be…
Postcast #28: Q&A with Shelly Yakus
Hey Friends, In today´s podcast we´re featuring a live Q&A with the incredible Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, U2, Alice Cooper and MANY more). We´re answering several questions of the PLAP community, discussing specific details of Shelly´s recording process, studio "horror" stories,…
Giveaway: Phoenix Audio Pivot Channel 500
Win a Phoenix Audio Pivot Channel 500 EQ ($599 Value) To enter the giveaway, please take the suggested actions below. Take more actions to increase your chances of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Today, we have a really cool giveaway for you: The…
Podcast #27: Aspen Pittman Interview
Hi Friends, In today´s podcast I´m interviewing the marvellous Aspen Pittman. Aspen is an incredibly smart guy and his knowledge about gear and music equipment is outstanding. He founded "Groove Tubes", a company that was the top manufacturer for high quality tubes for…
Giveaway: Roswell Pro Audio K 47 Microphone
Win A Roswell Pro Audio Mini K 47 Microphone ($299 Value) To enter the giveaway, please take the actions suggested below. Take more actions to increase your chances of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Matthew McGlynn, founder of Roswell Pro Audio,…
The New World Of Music
Hi Friends, I hope you´re marvellously well! Today´s post is meant to encourage you and get your excited about the time we´re living in as musicians. As technology has evolved over the past years, everyone is now able to make…
Podcast #26 Rob Schnapf Interview
Hi Friends, In today´s podcast I´m interviewing the great Rob Schnapf. Rob is an incredible producer who has worked in the music industry for decades. His credits include: Beck, Toadies, Tokyo Police Club, Elliot Smith, and lots other other influential bands…
Complete Mix Breakdown: Kaedyn Kashmir – Warrior
Hey Friends, Today´s tutorial is coming straight out of the Produce Like A Pro Academy. I´m breaking down my complete mix of Kaedyn Kashmir´s song "Warrior". In the tutorial I´m explaining the arrangement and production choices I´ve made and which…
Giveaway: Radial JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box
Win a Radial JDX Direct-Drive: Amp Simulator and DI Box. ($250 Value) To enter the giveaway, please take the actions suggested below. Take more actions and increase your chances of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Over the last years, Radial pedals…
Ian Shepherd Interview
Hi Friends, Today I´m interviewing Ian Shepherd, who has been kind enough to share some great advice on how to master in your home studio with us over the past couple of weeks. In the interview we´re discussing several questions…
Home Studio Mastering Part 2
Hey Friends, Last week, I shared an amazing blog article about home studio mastering with you. Special thanks to Ian Shepherd for sharing his knowledge with us! I know mastering is a highly relevant subject to a lot of mixers and producers today, so…
Slate VMS Review
Hey Friends, Today I´m reviewing the Slate Virtual Microphone System (VMS). With VMS Slate is trying bridge the gap between professional studios and home recordists, by making the classic sound of the most sought after vintage microphones available to everyone. How?…
BAE G10 EQ Giveaway
Bring That Classic Analogue Sound To Your Studio: Win A BAE G10 Graphic EQ To enter the giveaway, please take the actions below. Take more actions to increase your chance of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway I´ve been a fan of BAE Audio…
Home Studio Mastering with Ian Shepherd
Hi Friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well. I´ve been getting several questions about how to master in your home studio from my subscribers. - And rightfully so! Being able to master your own mixes has become more and more important to mixers and producers: With…
What Makes A Great Producer: Phil Allen Interview.
Hi Friends, Today, I have a very special video for you: I´m interviewing Phil Allen, who interned with me when he was 19 years old. He worked his way up to become my assistant, then my recording engineer, eventually Co…
Home Studio Design And Room Treatment
Hi Friends, I hope you´re doing marvellously well! Today, I have a very special video for you: Barry Rudolph will teach you how to treat your home-studio, so you can create a listening environment you can trust and get your mixes to sound great across all…
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Giveaway
Win A Brand-New Focusrite Scarlett 2i2!  To enter the giveaway, please take the suggested actions below. Take more actions and improve your chances of winning: a Rafflecopter giveaway Record Absolutely Anywhere: The 2i2 is also the perfect solution to take on…
AES Impressions Pt. 2
Hi friends, as promised I´m going to share part two of our AES tour with you today: In the tour, we´re meeting with Blue Cat´s patchwork who have come out with a very versatile distortion plugin. We´re checking out Neve´s latest…
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…