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…
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…
12 Best EQ Plugins in 2022 [Free & Paid]

Equalization is one of the most powerful tools we have as mixers. It can make instruments sound better, make instruments sound different, carve out space in a mix, add clarity, remove muddiness, and so much more. In that sense, the flexibility of…

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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
8 Best Sustain Pedal Options for Keyboard & Digital Piano

It’s a relatively niche piece of equipment, but having a good sustain pedal can make a big difference in the overall playability of keyboards, digital pianos, and MIDI controllers. Does Having a Good Sustain Pedal Really Matter? It does matter,…

Top 10 Transient Shaper Plugins [2022 Guide]

A transient shaper lets you control the attack and sustain of a signal. Unlike a compressor, they do not affect the level or the entire envelope of a sound. Transient shapers (also called ‘designers’) can increase or decrease the attack,…

The 10 Best Fuzz Pedals to Add Serious Crunch to Your Sound

Keen to learn more about the best fuzz pedals to use for meatier riffage? Look no further than this guide to some of the most popular pedals out there. What Is Fuzz, & How Does It Differ from Distortion? Fuzz…

The 5 Best LEWITT Microphones for Your Studio

Founded by Roman Perschon in 2009, the Vienna-headquartered LEWITT Microphones is one of the fastest-growing companies in the market, on track to become the industry’s not-so-best-kept secret. The design philosophy and manufacturing techniques behind all their products challenge the legacy companies…

11 Best Saturation VST Plugins Available 2022

Saturation is the secret weapon for adding some grit back to pristine digital recordings. Whether you just want to add a bit of body and richness to an instrument, or make it unrecognizable with blazing distortion, saturation is one of…

Checking Out The Latest McDSP Plugins
Today we are mixing LIVE over on Youtube. Not only that, the wonderful McDSP are giving away THREE of their bundles.  McDSP just announced the release of their v7 Plugins and brings tons of newand exciting features to our entire…
The EASIEST Vocal De-Esser? Slate Digital FG-DS
It seems like we cannot go a month without a new product from Slate Digital and we are all for it! From their creative tools, sample packs and additions to their Virtual Mix Rack (VMR), they are certainly making a…
Modern Mixing for Timeless Production | Stephen Lipson Discusses Propaganda
Like you, here at Produce Like A Pro, we continue to learn things each day - whether it's about new products that change how we mix today or about songs, artists, and albums that changed music. We have been loving Stephen…
FINALLY playing guitar at NAMM
Please Note: We will never charge or ask you to pay for shipping of any giveaway. Like us, we just LOVE brands that to give! So here is another giveaway from Austrian Audio and Laney Amplifications! We are incredibly excited…
Sennheiser e835 vs Shure SM58: Which Is Right for You?

Today, we’ll have a look at the Sennheiser e835 vs Shure SM58. These are two popular handheld dynamic microphones for live use. How does the SM58, a longtime favorite since 1966, stack up to the competition made almost thirty years…

Massive Summer NAMM Giveaway ($30,000+ In Gear to Giveaway)
We are back from NAMM 2022 and it was incredible to see familiar and new friendly faces for the first time in two years! Thank you to everybody that came up to us and shared their stories and sat with…
Which Free Autotune Plugin Really Works?

Antares Audio Technologies introduced their proprietary Auto-Tune software in 1997. The purpose was to correct off-key pitches in real-time for perfectly tuned vocals or instruments. Autotune is a colloquial term now, frequently understood by artists as a catch-all for heavily…

5 Best FREE VU Meter Plugins in 2022

Before people started working in-the-box, VU meters measured the average level of a signal. You’d see them on consoles and outboard gear for measuring input or output level as well as gain reduction on compressors. The default digital meter is…

Neumann TLM 102 vs Neumann TLM 103: Comparison

Neumann is synonymous with exceptional recording quality. Founded by Georg Neumann in Berlin, Germany in 1928, the company has been making the world’s preeminent microphones for decades. It all started with the CMV 3, or the ‘Neumann Bottle,’ which was…

Black Box HG-2 Review | High-End Tube Saturation

The Black Box HG-2 is a hardware unit designed to add saturation, harmonics, natural compression, and increased RMS for mixing and mastering. In one tool, it accomplishes what would normally require multiple stages of processing. HG-2 exists as a highly detailed plugin…

Flanger vs. Phaser: What’s the Difference?

Two of the most common modulation effects are flanger vs. phaser. We’ve heard both all over various recordings, and they do have a similar sound. This lends itself to some confusion, but if you know the subtle differences between each,…

Audient Announces ID44 MkII
Hampshire, UK; Bringing its most powerful desktop audio interface, iD44 into line with recent product upgrades, Audient raises the stakes once again with the launch of iD44 (MKII). “As far as audio performance was concerned, iD44 was already fully spec’d,”…
Sonarworks Launches Multichannel Speaker Calibration Software
San Francisco - May, 24 2022 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used in the sound design of Oscar-winning movies like Rocketman and major live events like the Rio Olympic Games, has entered the multichannel space with SoundID…
Audient Announces EVO 16
Hampshire, UK; embargoed until 5pm BST, 23rd May 2022 - British audio company, EVO by Audient is delighted to announce the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this…
Best iPad/Tablet for Music Production

It’s hard to beat the convenience of a tablet for music production, whether you’re a frequent flyer or just enjoy the flexible workflow. Using a Tablet for Music Production in 2022 The most common use for a tablet in music…

9 Best Closed Back Studio Headphones in 2022

Closed back studio headphones are an essential piece of equipment to have on hand. They provide the best isolation with minor sacrifice to sound quality. But because they isolate the listener from the room, they’re the ideal option to use…

RC-20 Retro Color Review

RC-20 Retro Color by XLN Audio is a popular creative effects plugin. With its multiple parameters, you can quickly add character and vintage vibe to any sound source in your mix. RC-20 Retro Color Overview The idea behind Retro Color…

9 Best Open Back Headphones for Mixing 2022 [Any Budget]

Searching for the just the right pair of open headphones to mix on? We’ve done some digging and come up with the best open headphones ranging from $50 to $500 — there’s a pair for every budget! What Are Open…

Types of Audio Compressors and Their Uses

There are 5 primary types of audio compressors from the analogue world that software emulates. Different hardware makes use of certain internal components and designs for various styles of compression. If you’ve only ever used plugins, you’d be totally forgiven…

Best Speakers for Vinyl Record Player in 2022 [Any Budget]

Shopping for the best speakers for a vinyl record player can be a little daunting. With so much variety out there, how do you know which ones are actual quality? What Speakers Do You Need for Your Turntable? As of…

Is Waves Vocal Rider the Solution to Levels?

Vocal levels are one of the most important things to get right. Even with all the compressors in the world, nothing compares to putting in the work and riding the fader — automating the levels in each part of the…

Room EQ Wizard | Free Acoustics Software

Room EQ Wizard (REW) is free room acoustics software for measuring and analyzing room and loudspeaker responses. The analysis helps you optimize your studio by finding the best spot for the speakers and listening position. Shooting the room gives you…

Sonnox Inflator Review: Loudness without Compromise

The Sonnox Inflator plugin has been around for almost two decades. It’s sort of a mysterious desert island tool for many engineers, somewhere in between a compressor and a limiter. The Inflator is able to increase perceived loudness, and it…

The 9 Best ASMR Microphones for Any Budget

ASMR is one of the most popular, if not slightly unusual, entertainment trends of the last several years. ASMR creators attempt to trigger the listener’s “autonomous sensory meridian response”—a tingling sensation that begins at the scalp and moves down through…

Kaotica Eyeball Review: Is It Worth It?

The Kaotica Eyeball is a microphone isolation ball with an integrated pop filter. It’s a big foam sphere you slide over the microphone capsule to protect it from reflections. The Eyeball intends to keep untreated room sound out of your…

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor is nothing short of a modern classic. The thing is a monster, equally recognized by its imposing looks and its premium sound. For engineers who need unrivaled dynamic control, the Shadow Hills gets the job…

10 Best Home Studio Mics in 2022 [Any Budget]

What differentiates a “home studio” mic from a “pro studio” mic is generally the budget of whoever’s purchasing it. Aside from that, the best mics are the best mics! We usually recommend starting out with the highest quality microphone you…