Steinberg AXR4 Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! This is going to be a very fun video! Today we’re trying out the Steinberg AXR4! The best thing about this is that not only are we reviewing this wonderful interface but they’re also letting…
Audient Sono Review & Giveaway (Recording a Full Band)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re going to review Audient’s new product the “Sono” This is a wonderful device because it’s an interface geared towards guitar players, and as we say in the United Kingdom it contains a “valve” or as…
Recording a Full Band with a $99 Mic (Blue Ember)
a Rafflecopter giveaway We recently did a video on the iZotope Spire, which is a lovely device that singers and songwriters can use to record without using a DAW. We had the artist Laura Padaratz here who is Brazilian singer…
Recording a Song with the iZotope Spire (Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re going to do a little demo of the iZOTOPE Spire! This is aimed specifically at people who want to record quickly and easily and don't have a huge knowledge of recording, so what we have…
What is Spring Reverb?

Spring reverb is an early form of synthetic reverb. Similar in principle to plate, spring reverb uses a coiled up piece of metal instead of a flat sheet. What is Spring Reverb? A spring system has a transducer at one…

Waves PRS Plugin Demo with Paul Reed Smith
Hello everybody! Today we have something quite exciting! I love where technology has allowed us to go in regards to making music. As a guitar player and producer, I'm constantly after new guitar tones, and it's never been easier! In…
JZ Microphones Black Hole BH1s Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! We have something quite exciting today! We've got a nice little present here from JZ Microphones. They sent us a Black Hole BH1s microphone to try and they have rather generously given us one to…
MixerFace Mobile Recording Interface Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway winner will receive: • MixerFace R4R with built-in SD recorder • Fast USB Charger • Protective Carrying Case • Balanced Monitor Cables • Apple Lightning Adapter • 32GB Micro SD Card • A Pair of…
IK Multimedia AXE I/O Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re taking a look at the new IK Multimedia AXE I/O; it’s an interface specifically for guitar players! Finally!! Not only are we going to be reviewing this unit, but we’re also going to be talking…
Calibrating Studio Monitors To Work In Any Room (Kali Audio + Sonarworks Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! We have something rather exciting today! We were recently joined by the wonderful Lee Chapman of Sonarworks and Nathan Baglyos of Kali Audio to calibrate a pair of Kali LP8 studio monitors using Sonarworks Reference…
Massive NAMM 2019 Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway The NAMM Show was absolutely amazing! We spent 4 days visiting a ton of manufacturers, meeting you guys, and planning out some amazing stuff for 2019! God bless all of you who voted for us, we won a TEC Award! -…
What’s New at NAMM 2019
We had a Marvellous time at the 2019 NAMM show this year and put together this blog to show you some of our favorite gear! You can find chapter times in the YouTube video description if something specific catches your…
Focal Trio11 Be Review (Studio Monitor Review)
I'm sitting here at my home studio and if you look behind me there is something different - I feel a little excited! About a week ago I took delivery of these Trio 11 Be speakers!. As you know we…
Happy New Year!
Wow! Here it is!! Happy New Year! 2019 has officially arrived! Matt sent me some stats about 2018 regarding giveaways and they’re pretty incredible. We gave away $78,842 worth of gear! This includes plugins, mics, hardware, courses, etc. That is…
Recording a song all over the world – Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro
A couple of weeks ago I demoed the Lewitt MTP 440 DM which is an inexpensive dynamic microphone and I recorded a bunch of guitars and basses. Watch that video here Have you ever recorded a song with someone half…
Recording a full song with the UK Sound 1173 (Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we’re going to get to try this little beast; The UK Sound 1173. If you’ve been tuning in for the last year or so you’ll know that I actually helped design this with a…
Roswell Colares Microphone Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In today's video we’re going to try out a mic from our good friends over at Roswell! Matt McGlynn sent us this new Roswell Colares microphone to try and he has insisted that it is an amazing…
SM57 Alternative? Lewitt MTP 440 DM Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we're going to put the Lewitt MTP 440 DM to the test! At only $99 it’s remarkably affordable and I'm told it could beat the SM57! The best thing about this mic is that…
Audient ID44 Demo & giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway As you know we love Audient at Produce Like A Pro! A couple of months ago they sent us their new ID44 and I've been so excited to try it. The ID44 is their most advanced IO. Basically…
Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition Review and Setup
a Rafflecopter giveaway We have something rather exciting today! We've tried out the Sonarworks Reference 4 during a couple of live streams, but today we're going to try out  the Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition with a mic. The best…
Making Microtonal Music is Easier Than You’d Think

  Welcome to this Tutorial Tuesdays article by Michael W. Dean, synth player in BipTunia. Author of $30 Music School. PRO TIP: I’d recommend that while you read this article, you listen to this Microtonal Playlist on Spotify. It has…

Sonnox Oxford Dynamcs, SuprEsser, & EQ Review + Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re going to try a couple amazing plugins which many of you probably already know! The Sonnox Oxford Dynamics, Dynamic EQ and Oxford SuprEsser! The best thing about these plugins is that you can enter to win 1…
Recording a full band with a $149 mic (LCT 240 Pro)
a Rafflecopter giveaway In this episode, we're going to put the LCT 240 to the test! At only $149 it’s extremely affordable- The best thing about this mic is that we're going to be giving one away! Enter to win…
Sonnox Oxford Envolution and Reverb Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway We’re going to try a couple amazing plugins which many of you probably already know, they are the Sonnox Oxford Envolution and Oxford Reverb. The best thing about these plugins is that you can enter to win…
QES PAD-2 Converter Review

Today we’re taking a look at the QES Labs PAD2 MKII converter and shooting it out against a converter (The Lavry LE 4496) that I have been using for years that I know and love! You can download the files…

Lewitt LCT 640 TS Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway We're going to check out the Lewitt LCT 640 TS, it's a microphone we've used for a few years now and have used in many different applications. We've done a few other reviews of this mic in…
Top Microphone Preamps On (and Off!) a Budget

Microphone preamps are the secondary devices in the signal path after the mics themselves. Generally speaking, microphone signals are well below nominal operating level. Preamps amplify these quiet signals to line level, which is the “standard” operating level of recording…

Sonnox Oxford Inflator and Limiter Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we're going to be trying out two wonderful new products (at least new for me): the Sonnox Inflator and the Sonnox Limiter. The best thing about these plugins is that you can enter to win 1…
The Best Open and Closed-Back Studio Headphones

Studio headphones are an essential piece of equipment to have on hand, generally falling into two broad categories: closed- and open-back. Closed-back headphones provide the greatest isolation with some sacrifice to sound quality. Because they isolate the listener from the…

10 Must-Have Waves Plugins to Add to Your Arsenal

Waves plugins have been around since 1992 when the company first introduced its Q10 Paragraphic EQ. The Q10 broke new technological ground as the first audio plugin ever, with sound quality comparable to, or better than, its hardware equivalents. Over…

Focal Shape Twin Studio Monitors Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway I'm very excited about today's video! We're taking a look at the brand new Shape Twin Monitors by Focal. If you look behind me, you’ll see that my speakers are slightly staggered. The Focal’s and the Genelec’s…
Kali Audio Studio Monitors Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway You’ve been asking about the new monitors I have behind me for the last couple of weeks- well, today we’re going to talk about them! They are the Kali Audio LP-6 6.5-Inch Studio Monitors! They are fully…
Mastering with the excellent program, Lurssen Mastering Console (LMC)

Written by Michael W. Dean Michael W. Dean wrote the book $30 Music School (Only 5 dollars. 2nd Edition, 2018. Cheaper than a drink in a bar, Kindle Edition (Get it here on Amazon) It’s the 2018 update to the classic…

A Closer Look at the Focal Clear Professional Reference Headphones

Enter to win a pair of these below: a Rafflecopter giveaway I feel like a big kid in a candy store! I saw these headphones for the first time at Vintage King and I’ve heard from many people that these…

The Audio Mixer: Key Features & Functions

At the most basic level, an audio mixer combines multiple signals and routes them to a common output for recording or amplification through a sound reinforcement system. “Signals” are those sounds captured by microphones or received from electric instruments. Also…

Removing Pops and Clicks with Izotope RX
Warren Sokol is a professional mastering engineer that works at United Mastering in Los Angeles. Sokol has worked on hundreds of albums for artists such as The Band Perry, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, The Moody Blues, Public Enemy, Method Man…
Drum Microphone Placement Techniques
The first time that you place microphones on a drum set can be difficult. There are many questions that you might ask yourself. What microphones should I use? How many microphones should I use? Are they too far? Are they…