Feedback Black Friday: Reviewing YOUR Mixes LIVE!
Today, I'll be reviewing YOUR mixes on our Youtube livestream at 12:00 PT!We'll pick 10 mixes from the community, have a listen together, and I'll share actionable advice on what sounds amazing and what can be improved. It's gonna be…
Covering “It’s Too Late” by Carole King with The JZ Amethyst Mic!
What better way to test out The Amethyst Mic from JZ Microphones than by recording an amazing cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late." To create this fantastic cover, we had Steve Maggiora on vocals, Blair Sinta on drums, Michael…
FAQ Friday: Should you buy more guitars and Melodyne in Pro Tools?
For this FAQ Friday, we answer the often asked question: “How many Guitars, Basses, and Amps do you think would make for a well rounded studio?” We are also excited to have Matt Lange taking us through Pro Tools with…
How I ALWAYS Start Recording Sessions – FAQ Friday
My absolute favourite way to record is having a band in a room performing at the same time. It is how many of my favourite records were produced and Pro Mix Academy released a course with Manny Nieto on the…
Why use REAL amps at all? FAQ Friday with Kristian Kohle
On this mavellous Friday, we're joined by the Man, the Myth, and Legend, Kristian Kohle at Kohlekeller Studios! Kristian is one of the most engaging and charismatic educators for metal production. You should definitely go and check out his channel…
How to Prevent Cymbal Bleed | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "When I record my drums I get a lot of cymbal bleed. What am I doing wrong?" There…
FAQ Friday – Micing Drums and Piano Tips
➡️➡️Watch our other FAQ Friday videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnLOmVwRMCqTWh5Q2gFR7i2ct2nngcv_H Hello friends! This week we are looking at some commonly asked questions about how to get amazing sounds out of your drums. Have you ever struggled to get a solid kick sound?…
Building a Career in Audio without a Degree
The featured question from today's video is: Will I ever get to a point where I can refer to myself as a recording/mixing engineer without a degree? How do I know when I’m skilled enough for that? This is a…
Do you need Analog Summing?
Today's featured question is:  I’ve heard that some engineers run their mix though a stereo pre-amp before using mix bus compression. What do you think about this approach? I love this question because it opens up so much discussion! In…
Dealing with Distractions While Mixing | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a bunch of questions here that are very business oriented and I realize that doing youtube and having my own channel one might think I'm a professional YouTuber but I'm…
Microphone or Interface: What’s More Important?| FAQ Friday
As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions in today's episode! So let’s jump right into today’s featured question! "When it comes to recording quality, Is a good audio interface or microphone more important to get that radio-ready sound?”…
Do you gain stage tracks before mixing? | FAQ Friday
Today’s featured question is: “Do you gain stage tracks before mixing?" What a great question! Yes! Quite often! Not on stuff that I’ve recorded because I record it at a level that makes sense through my equipment, but definitely when…
Mixing Singles to Sound Like the Rest of the Album? | FAQ Friday
Happy Friday! Hope your week has been marvellous, as always we have a bunch of wonderful questions to answer for you today! So, let’s get into Today's featured question! “We always mix singles but when we want to make an…
How to deal with a creative block in the studio | FAQ Friday
We’re back, I’m in black for another FAQ Friday! As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions so let get stuck in! Today’s featured question is "How do you deal with creative Blocks? How do you manage to keep…
What kind of equipment do you need to be a mobile recording studio? | FAQ Friday
Hello everyone! We're back with another FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: What kind of equipment would I need to be a mobile recording studio? The equipment you will need to set up a mobile recording studio will be pretty…
Do You Leave Enough Headroom in Your Mixes?
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have some marvellous questions to answer this week! Today's featured question is: what are some definitive ways of making sure there is enough head room left in your mixes? Gain Staging…
How do you know when you can’t trust your ears anymore?
We're back with another FAQ Friday! It has been a while since we have done one of these, so we are very excited to get back to it! Today's featured question is: When mixing, how can you know when you can’t…
How do you avoid using too many tracks?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: How do you avoid using too many tracks in a song? Led Zeppelin and Yes all recorded on 8 tracks. Yes, those bands did record on 8 tracks early on, eventually getting up to…
How to Prepare for Your First Professional Recording Session
This week's featured FAQ Friday question is: I am going to be recording a band in a professional studio, using thousands of dollars of mics and hardware. It will be a live session with all of the musicians playing at…
Should you always de-noise your audio recordings?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: Should one always de-noise their audio recordings to make it sound professional? Is it worth it or that big of a difference? For those of us that have heard or have access to classic…
Is it Your Job to Educate Clients?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: What if my clients are not professional, and they're always late sending you missing audio files every week. I start having my first new clients, but the level of experience using DAWs is a…
The Secret to Writing Great Songs?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: What’s the best song structure for the music industry at the moment? This is a huge question! Song structure is a very broad term. This question made me think of all the knee-jerk reactions.…
How do mixing and mastering engineers get productions so loud?
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: How do mixing and mastering engineers get productions so loud? When I first started mixing I felt the exact same way! I didn't know how people got their productions to sound loud without them…
When should you bring in other musicians? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: Do studios and producers ever play band match-maker? For instance, has an artist working alone ever sent you a DIY album that you though had good writing, was well-recorded, and was ready to mix,…
Thank you to this AMAZING community! | Giveaway & FAQ Friday
Today is FAQ Friday, but we have something extra special for you all today as well! We now have 400,ooo subscribers on YouTube! This is absolutely incredible, and we want to say thank you to each and every one of…
Dealing with Addiction in the Music Industry
Today's featured FAQ Friday question is: As a producer, engineer, or mixer, how do you handle sessions with people that are living in the edge? How do you keep control of the situations and still coax incredible performances of someone…
Should you leave any effects or equalizers on your master bus? | FAQ Friday
We're back for another marvellous FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: What final volume limit is preferable when mixing before mastering? Should you leave any effects or equalizers on your master bus? Honestly, you don't want to be mastering when…
Is it ever too late to start a career in music? | FAQ Friday
We're with another FAQ Friday and another fantastic featured question! Today's question is: Can you start in this business at a late age? The short answer to this question is: Yes, of course! To me, this is an ageless business.…
Should you mix your own tracks? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is this: I'm a little confused about what is good enough when it comes to a final mix before mastering, when the mix is clean enough, or what to leave for…
Can a song be “too perfect?” | FAQ Friday
The featured question from today's FAQ Friday is this: Is there something known as being "too perfect"? I personally find that music that sounds flawless is a big turn off. I'm not interested in songs that sound fake. Classic artists…
Eight-Track Nostalgia: Finding Abbey Road at the Nexus of Progress and Reflection
BY: CAITLIN VAUGHN CARLOS On January 30, 1969, The Beatles performed their first live concert together in almost two and a half years, in an unannounced rooftop performance on top of the London headquarters of their record label, Apple Records.…
Do you need a separate mic pre? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re back with another FAQ Friday! Today’s episode is sponsored by our good friends over at Austrian Audio! Today’s featured question is: “Do you need a separate mic pre along with an audio interface or can you…
Should you record to a click track? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another wonderful FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: It seems like every producer records to a click track no matter what the genre of music. I feel like it hurts the song, like almost every song before…
How to Choose the Right Mic! | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday! I hope you have all had a marvellous week and are staying safe and healthy! Before we jump into our FAQ Friday questions, I just wanted to take a moment to focus on the…
How do you keep the overall feel and the play between musicians on a track? | FAQ Friday
Welcome back to another FAQ Friday! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there! Today's featured question is: What is the best way to keep the overall feel and the play between musicians while working on a…
What is the first thing you should learn in your DAW? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday and some more great questions! Today's featured question is: What would you recommend for me to begin learning in my DAW so that I have a bit of fun but still get an acceptable…
What are the best reference tracks for indie/alternative bands? | FAQ Friday
This week we have a little something extra to add to FAQ Friday! Just yesterday, Martin from Fender reached out to us and asked if we would like to try out the brand new Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster! And of course…
Does tinnitus affect your mixes? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured question is: Does tinnitus affect your mixes? For those of you who don't know what tinnitus is, it is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds, caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds.…
How can you make your mix stand out? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another fabulous FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: Besides width, what can I do to make my mix stand out in a mixing contest? I have participated in and judged quite a few mixing competitions in my…
What acoustic guitars would you recommend for a pop/rock mix? | FAQ Friday
Happy FAQ Friday everyone! We have some great questions in today's video! Before we get to those though, we have an exciting new plugin to share with you: The Pulsar Smasher! This plugin is a straightforward extreme compressor modeled after…
Working Outside Your Genres & Approach When Mixing Albums vs. Singles | FAQ Friday
Before we jump into the great questions we have for this week's FAQ Friday, we have another exciting giveaway for you! Other World Computing (OWC) has given us 2 wonderful OWC Envoy Pro EX 2TB hard drives to give away…
What should you upgrade first: Mic or Preamp? | FAQ Friday
It's Friday, which means we are back with a marvellous FAQ Friday! Before we jump into some questions, though, we have another exciting giveaway for you! Audient is back and is allowing us to give away 3 more of their…
FAQ Friday at Winter NAMM 2020 – Answering BIG Questions!
Happy Friday everyone! This week we have a special edition of FAQ Friday, and are coming to you from NAMM! We are so excited to be back at The NAMM Show! It is always a wonderful experience where we get…
FAQ Friday: Tips & Tricks for Widening Electric Guitars
Happy FAQ Friday everyone! We have had quite an exciting week over here, with Graham Coxon joining us for Wednesday's video and talking all about Blur's "Song 2" and the making of that great track! I hope you enjoyed that…
Kali Audio Mountain View Bluetooth Demo & FAQ Friday
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a marvellous week! This FAQ Friday we will have our usual questions plus another fantastic giveaway! We have already had a bunch of giveaways this week, and today is no different! We are…
How can I achieve height in my mix? | FAQ Friday
The featured question for this week's FAQ Friday is: How can I achieve height in my mix? This is a great question! Mix height and depth are topics that come up very often as having parts of your mix that…
Waves MDMX Plugin Demo & FAQ Friday
This FAQ Friday we have another double-header in our video! I will be answering an FAQ Friday question, as well as doing a demo of yet another Waves saturation distortion plugin, the Waves MDMX. Before we get into all that…
Waves Berzerk Plugin Demo & FAQ Friday
Happy Friday everyone! In this week's video we have a double-header, with FAQ Friday and a review of the brand new Waves Berzerk Distortion plugin! Before we get to that though: today is Black Friday!! That means we have some…
How do you deal with self-doubt when recording and mixing? | FAQ Friday
This week's FAQ Friday is coming to you from Clay Blair's studio, Boulevard Recording! There have been some incredible records made here! We have actually been here this week filming a Beatles recording course, which I am very excited about,…
How would you allocate the money to start a semi-professional project studio? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday for you! The featured question from today's video is this: If you were starting a semi-professional project studio, how would you allocate the money you have to spend? In order to answer this question,…