McDSP APB 16 Review: The Ultimate Analog Processing Box?

A few years ago, the McDSP APB was one of the most hyped new products to debut at the NAMM show. A few years later and not much has changed, as founder Colin McDowell and his team at McDSP created…

PMC Result 6 Review: Top of the Line Analog Active Monitors

PMC Result 6 monitors are two-way active nearfields providing more affordable access to some of the industry’s best monitoring. These speakers inherit all of the same qualities that have established PMC’s reputation as one of the finest developers in the…

Roland Fantom-06 Review: Powerful Synth Sounds On the Go

This Fantom-06 review checks out one of the best bang-for-your-buck synthesizers available from Roland, in a roomy 61-key layout. The Fantom-0 Series Offers Versatile Synth Workstations for Musicians On the Go The Fantom-0 line takes much of the power of…

Rossum SP-1200 Drum Machine Reissue Review

The Rossum SP-1200 is a modern reissue of the game-changing E-mu drum machine from the ’80s that revolutionized hip hop and electronic production. The Rossum SP-1200 Drum Machine Reissue Is an Updated Take on a Legendary Machine E-mu Systems released…

Oeksound Spiff Review: A New Generation of Transient Shaper

The self-proclaimed “tech geeks” at Helsinki’s Oeksound made waves in 2016 with their now-renowned Soothe plugin. It was met with much acclaim even then, before it solidified its place in production with version 2, and it was clear that Oeksound…

PMC Wafer Review: The Best In-Wall “Stealth” Speakers?

PMC Speakers are changing the reputation of in-wall hi-fi units through their groundbreaking work with the Wafer1 and Wafer2. Designed for the home theater or audiophile system, the Wafer lineup delivers exceptional sound quality with a completely unobtrusive footprint. Can…

Samson SR850 Review: Best Budget Closed Back Headphones?

In this Samson SR850 review, we’ll determine whether it’s possible to get pro studio sound from sub-$50 headphones. Samson SR850 Review At the time of writing, the SR850s are on sale for $35. That makes them among the least expensive —…

Mojave Factory Visit: The Magic Behind Their Microphones
We LOVE a good studio tour but what is even better is when we can get behind the products that we all use. Today, I'm very excited to share my visit to Mojave Audio's HQ where we discussed their latest…
The Incredible Story of Riccardo Damian (Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Adele)
Yet another incredibly inspiring story today from Italian producer, Riccardo Damian who only has a few names like... Mark Ronson, Adele, Lady Gaga to his name. It is amazing to sit and talk with young producers who work hard and…
The Modern Engineer’s Secret Weapon – Mojave MA-37 Microphone
The C-37 is regarded as an engineer's "Secret Weapon" so when I got our hands on the NEW Mojave MA-37 after a recent factory visit (tour coming very soon!), I share with my good friend, Manny Nieto to try this out with…
The BEAUTIFULLY Smooth Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon Microphone
We met so many fantastic companies at NAMM 2022 and we have a lot of news to come from them but, today, we look at the Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon. You can enter to win this microphone below. We invited…
From Bear Creek to Grandmasters: The Story of The Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos  In 1997, the members of Foo Fighters convened after a Holiday break and decided to re-record their The Color and the Shape album. Not only did it afford the band a second chance to create…
Reviewing YOUR mixes with Warren Huart
Today, I'm sharing insight into our incredible community, The Produce Like A Pro Academy! I'm so proud of what they've been able to achieve together. We have seen so many collaborations for productions in the last year that I may…
Artists Who Changed Music: James Brown
Written by Paul Tingen  James Brown was called “the Godfather of Soul,” “Soul Brother No. 1,” “Mr. Dynamite,” and “the Minister of Super Heavy Funk.” He was also known as “the hardest working man in show business,” and “King of…
Live mixing EXCLUSIVE multitracks with Warren Huart
Today, I will be Mixing LIVE on Youtube today with exclusive multitracks shared by my wonderful friend, Steve Maggiora!​​ You can also download the multitracks for FREE by heading to Youtube.​​Each and every week at the Produce Like A Pro Academy, we…
FAQ Friday: Don’t Let ANYTHING Stop You
Can you believe it? It's yet again another Friday! This time it's the only Friday 8th July in 2022 and we're continuing our FAQ Friday series by answering two incredibly important questions: How to carry on when everything is against…
Reincarnation of a LEGENDARY EQ – Heritage Audio MOTORCITY EQualizer
I am so lucky to be able to work with and have friends with some of the greatest musicians in the world especially when it means I can get them in front of the Heritage Audio Motorcity EQualizer. Heritage has…
When Bowie Created Ziggy: 50 years of Sci-Fi Rock ‘n Roll
When Bowie Created Ziggy: 50 years of Sci-Fi Rock ‘n Roll   Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos    50 years ago, the world was introduced to Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie’s iconic, early seventies alter-ego.  Ziggy was the titular character…
Why The TIMELESS Sound of Hounds Of Love Matters | Drummer Stuart Elliott Interview
When I sit down with musicians and engineers for content for our Songs That Changed Music Episodes such as, Running Up That Hill, I am often there for HOURS. I hear so many wonderful stories that I just eat up.…
My NEW Favourite Guitar – Yamaha Revstar RSE20
If you have been watching this channel for a while, you have noticed that there has been one guitar that has dominated every video where I feature guitar - The Revstar RSE20 by Yamaha. I love this guitar. Don't get…
Artists Who Changed Music: Fela Kuti
Felá Ransome Kútì was a global icon, a Pan-Africanist, and a political activist who spoke up for the poor and oppressed, and one of the most important and influential African musicians of the 20th century.  Kuti was one of the…
The World Of Music Sync Licencing – The Warner Chappell Studios Tour
There are just some studio tours that are too good to be true - this was one of them because its industry is shrouded in mystery! Today, we're behind the doors of Warner Chappell Music. Yes, The brand of Warner…
Engineering a MASTERPIECE – Brian Tench on Hounds Of Love
With the ever-growing popularity of Kate Bush's hit, Running Up That Hill, and as part of our ongoing series on Songs That Changed Music, I sat down with the wonderful Brian Tench and discussed his role in the production of…
UNLOCK Your Creative Potential With This New Course
If you’ve been producing for a while, you’ve probably figured out what works for you. You’ve found a certain workflow, production techniques, and go-to sounds that you like to use. - Which is fantastic!However, using the same process over and…
The Behringer ECM8000 Measurement Microphone Review

In this Behringer ECM8000 review, we’ll get to better understand the purpose of this measurement microphone and its importance. Behringer ECM8000 Review The Behringer ECM8000 is a specialized omnidirectional condenser microphone for measuring room equalization. It’s used in tandem with…

From Analog to Immersive: Todd Burke shares the Antelope Galaxy 32 Immersive Update
Last week, we were invited to meet the incredible Todd Burke, producer-engineer and consultant to Antelope Audio and Aurora Audio. Todd had a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mixing analog all the to mixing in immersive audio and…
Songs That Changed Music: Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
“Running Up That Hill,” must have a set a new record for the longest time period between a song’s release, and it reaching the American top 10. The song was originally released in August 1985, as the lead single of…
Is this the most musical Dynamic EQ? Acustica Audio’s JET
a Rafflecopter giveaway The good folks at Acustica make some of the most musical-sounding plugins I have ever heard. If you remember, we reviewed their SILVER reverb last year which blew a lot of other reverbs out of the water…
Alctron EQ75a Review: Is it Worth $120?

After a cursory search, there isn’t much in the way of Alctron EQ75a reviews kicking around the web. It’s not a new product, so why is there so little information on the cheapest 500 series equalizer on the market? We…

MOTU 8pre-es Feature Review

Today, we have a MOTU 8pre-es review in which we check out the features of this highly capable audio interface. MOTU 8pre-es Key Features 24-in, 28-out interface for 52 simultaneous audio channels Eight mic/line/guitar inputs; 16 ADAT optical inputs (24…

Lindell Audio 902 De-Esser Review: Is Worth It?

The Lindell Audio 902 de-esser plugin digitizes one of the most popular “intelligent” de-essers of the ’80s — the dbx 902. The original hardware is renowned for its ease of use, employing just two parameters. In this Lindell Audio 902…

reFuse Mulligan Review

reFuse Software, best known for plugins like Bucketverb and Lowender, recently released a utility app for Pro Tools. Called Mulligan, this standalone piece of software provides users a simple functional advantage over standard keyboard and mouse navigation. In this Mulligan…

Akai Professional MPC One Review

Akai Professional’s long-running MPC series is one of the most recognized sampling workstations ever made. Originally named MIDI Production Center (now Music Production Center), Akai introduced the first model, the MPC60, in 1988. Roger Linn, who developed the popular LM-1…

Zoom H6 Review: 6-Channel Handy Recorder

When the Zoom H6 handy recorder debuted in 2013, it immediately became one of the most versatile portable recorders available. Everyone from location recorders to podcasters found the H6 to be a highly capable unit with features beyond its price…

MXL 990 Review | Best Budget Condenser?

MXL produces a range of cost-effective microphones. The MXL 990 is one of their most innovative creations, pairing high-quality sound with an unbeatable price. About MXL MXL Microphones is the pro audio sector of Marshall Electronics (not to be confused…

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…
SSL Native X-EQ 2 Review (Still the Best?)

In the vast world of software EQ, is there still a place for hardware titans Solid State Logic? Let’s decide in this SSL Native X-EQ 2 review. SSL Native X-EQ 2 Review SSL calls the Native X-EQ 2 a mastering…

Kilohearts Phase Plant VST Review

Phase Plant is an award-winning, semi-modular software synthesizer. Its unique workflow and functionality make it a go-to virtual instrument for many music producers and sound designers. With virtually limitless combinations of generators, modulators, and effects, you can spend hours creating…

Arturia KeyStep Review | MIDI Controller

The Arturia KeyStep is a riff on the portable MIDI controller, combining classic keyboard functionality with polyphonic step sequencing. It can control both digital and analogue gear thanks to a variety of I/O, and the 32-key layout offers a bit…

Boss Katana Air Wireless Guitar Amplifier Review

The Katana amp series by Boss has a fantastic price-to-features ratio, making it one of the go-to choices for beginners as well as experienced players in need of a solid practice amp. The lineup is extensive, and today we’ll be…

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Review

Beyerdynamic’s classic DT lineup, featuring the 770, 880, and 990s, is a trusted range of studio reference headphones. Each pair offers a unique monitoring experience for music production or hi-fi listening. The Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro headphones are an open-back…

Audio-Technica AT2020 Review: Big Sound, Small Price Tag

Audio-Technica is very popular in the project studio. Its superb line of affordable 20 series microphones includes large and small diaphragm condensers, handheld dynamics, and even an X/Y stereo microphone. Amongst them, the priciest offering weighs in at just $250.…

Bias FX 2 Review by Positive Grid: The Best Virtual Guitar Rig?

Bias FX 2 by Positive Grid transforms your computer into a virtual rig. Premium amp models, effects, and even guitar emulations make it one of the most comprehensive amp sims out there. We’ll have a closer look at all Positive…

Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

The Neural DSP Archetype Plini is a state-of-the-art amp sim and effects plugin. Built to Plini‘s exacting specs, the plugin covers the wide range of tones the modern prog guitarist is known for. Following the breakthrough of Neural’s Fortin Nameless…

The Complete Plugin Pack – Eventide’s Anthology XII Bundle Review
We cannot get enough of the quality of plugins that Eventide have put out over the years. In March, they announced their Anthology XII bundle that boasts over 30 plugins! Today, we're checking the bundle out along with our good…
AKG C214 Review | Condensers Under $500

The C214 is a fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm condenser microphone. It shares many of the same qualities that have made the C414 a studio staple for decades. In this AKG C214 review, we’ll highlight its specs, compare it to popular competition, and…

Shure SM7B Review | Makers of Legendary Mics

Shure microphones are ubiquitous. Think of any of the most dependable, affordable, and awesome sounding mics, and Shure is definitely on that list. Consider the SM57, for example, which continues to be one of the most widely used microphones of…

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Review: The Headphones Studio Professionals Swear By

In this Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro review, we’ll take a look at one the industry’s enduring pairs of iconic headphones. The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones Are a Studio Workhorse Beyerdysweenamic has a been a manufacturer of professional audio equipment…

Positive Grid Spark Amp Review | Is It Worth It?

Feature-packed practice amps are all the rage. Though not a new concept, these portable desktop devices—or, ‘coffee table-top,’ ‘sofa-top,’ you name it—started to incorporate tech beyond what we’ve seen in standard practice amps of yesteryear (like in the long-running Line…

Inspired Acoustics Inspirata Reverb Review

Inspired Acoustics isn’t necessarily one of the better known plugin developers out there. The reason being, they’re responsible for an impressive collection of virtual pipe organs which is a pretty niche offering. No matter, the level of detail the Inspired Acoustics…