Aphex Aural Exciter | Breathing Life into Recordings

The Aphex Aural Exciter is one of the most recognized exciter effects. Its main job is to add a bit of top-end sheen to a signal while imparting some subtle harmonic distortion as well. Lots of engineers like it on…

Waves Announces CR8 Sampler and Sample Finder, COSMOS
Your sample collection is a creative treasure, but only if you can find the right sample when you need it...    COSMOS is the first sample finder to use advanced neural network technologies in order to analyze, auto-tag, and sort…
Dexed VST | Free Yamaha DX7 Plugin

Dexed VST by Digital Suburban is a free software emulation of the coveted Yamaha DX7. The first successful digital synthesizer ever, the DX7 changed the course of modern synthesis. Free VST Plugins: Dexed Dexed VST is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin…

Best Vocoder Plugins 2022: Fun Vocal Effects

A vocoder is an effect we’ve heard in music from the ’70s to the present day. It’s frequently described as the ‘robot voice’ heard in songs like “Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys. Like everything else, vocoders have gone software in the…

The 5 Best Studio Desks for Home Mixing [2022 Guide]

The studio desk is the centerpiece of your creative space. It should have everything you need at arm’s length to keep the inspiration flowing! Not only that, but it should be comfortable, fit your space, and keep your workflow neat…

The 8 Best AKG Headphones for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

So you’re looking for a new pair of headphones…you’ve come to the right place. Shopping around can be overwhelming with how many companies are making top-notch stuff. If you’ve narrowed your search to AKG headphones, this list should help you…

Flux BitterSweet v3 | Free Transient Designer Plugin

The first transient designer came out in the late ’90s. It was a whole new concept that left lots of people wondering whether it was a compressor, or a noise gate, or something else entirely. The real answer is the…

Lewitt Audio Announces LCT 1040
Today we checking out the brand NEW Lewitt Audio LCT 1040. They've been kind enough to give you the chance to WIN this new microphone! Enter and WIN below. Learn more about the LCT 1040 by watching the video further…
SurferEQ by Sound Radix | Adaptive Pitch-Tracking EQ

SurferEQ 2 by Sound Radix is a genuinely innovative equalizer plugin. It’s been around for a while now, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive today than it was at release. Sound Radix incorporated real-time pitch-tracking technology to completely…

Lewitt Audio Announces LCT 1040
Today we checking out the brand NEW Lewitt Audio LCT 1040. They've been kind enough to give you the chance to WIN this new microphone! Enter and WIN below. Learn more about the LCT 1040 by watching the video further…
Seventh Heaven Reverb | Convolution Reverbs

LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven reverb is a plugin reproduction of the Bricasti M7 hardware unit. The company is known for their superior convolution modeling, which Seventh Heaven has in spades! Seventh Heaven Reverb: A Convolution Masterpiece Convolution digitally simulates an actual…

The 5 Best Shotgun Microphones for Your Home Studio

The shotgun mic is a film/TV industry staple for capturing extremely directional audio with little ambient noise. We’ll cover a few of the top shotgun microphones around if you’re looking to pick one up for your personal collection. What Is…

Best Headphones for Music Production 2022

Finding the right pair of headphones for music production can be tough. There are so many choices that if you ask engineers what their favorite headphones are, you’ll probably get different answers from each one. We’ve done our diligence to…

The 12 Best UAD Plugins in 2022

Universal Audio has a decades-long reputation as one of the premier manufacturers of pro audio equipment. Bill Putnam started the company in 1958 and was a pioneer his entire life. Putnam designed many products under different companies throughout the course…

9 Best Mellotron Plugins / 2022 [Free & Paid]

When the original Mellotron debuted in 1963, it was a groundbreaking new instrument. The range of sounds you could get from a keyboard were limited in the days before digital synthesizers, but the Mellotron introduced impressive new technology. Today, we’re…

PreSonus vs Focusrite Audio Interfaces 2022

An audio interface is one of the first things you’ll buy for your home studio. Typically two inputs are enough for the majority of home recordings, and there are tons of affordable entry-level interfaces. In terms of PreSonus vs Focusrite,…

12 Best Analog Summing Mixers in 2022

A summing mixer is a very interesting, if not often overlooked or misunderstood, piece of gear. Like most pieces of hardware, summing mixers vary in mileage; some have no more than a few knobs, while others have a slew of…

The 8 Best Synthesizer Apps For iOS Mobile 2022 [FREE & PAID]

Making music on the go has never been easier! We’ve already covered some of the best DAWs for iOS and Android, and now it’s time to take a look at best synthesizer apps to go along with them. Mobile synthesis…

6 Best Practice Amps in 2022

Every guitarist could use a great practice amp, whether they’re a beginner or have been playing for years. The ideal choice should first and foremost provide great tone and flexibility, perhaps come with some onboard effects, and be small and…

The 8 Best Wavetable Synthesizers 2022

Wavetable synthesis is a technique used in certain digital music synthesizers to produce natural, note-like sounds. An existing instrument’s note can be sampled and parsed into a sequence of wavetables. Wavetable synthesizers differ from subtractive, additive, and FM/AM synths. In wavetable…

Apollo Twin X vs MkII: What’s the Difference?

Universal Audio is one of the most famous names in all of recording. Founded by Bill Putnam in 1958, the company has been at the forefront of technological advances for more than 60 years. If you’re thinking about adding a…

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…

A Short History of the Vocoder

The vocoder has been around for a very long time… In 1938, Homer Dudley at Bell Labs invented it to reduce the bandwidth of speech transmission for telecommunications. In other words, it was originally intended as a voice codec for audio…

Audient Nero Desktop Monitor Controller Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway As you know we love Audient at Produce Like A Pro and they've recently announced that they have a new monitor controller out (Nero) but there is only one in America! Today I'm sitting with my good…
Plate Reverb Plugins vs. the Real Thing

On one side is the real EMT 140 plate reverb unit: a 600-pound, 8′ x 4′ behemoth introduced in 1957 as one of the first kinds of artificial reverb. On the other is a wide variety of plate reverb plugins…

Are these the Best Value Small Diaphragm Mics? (Only $149!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hello everybody! This year at NAMM we visited with our good friends at Lewitt and they showed us some brand new Microphones the LCT 140 AIR & LCT 040 MATCH. - They're finally coming out! One great thing…
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…

Does Your Mix Sound Accurate?
Today, we will be using Sonarworks' incredible Reference 4 technology and talking about speaker and headphone correction. This software works to flatten out the speaker responses in your room, which allows you to hear as accurately as possible in your…
The Rupert Neve Designs MBC: A Deep Dive

Written by Chris Frasco In an audio landscape where things are continually moving further inside the box, many of us are craving some tactile interaction with our mixes – not to mention some analog flavor. To help us along, Rupert…

Why I Love Leapwing Audio Plugins!
If you have been watching my videos for a while, you probably know that I love Leapwing Audio's plugins. I love the products, and the company, and I use their plugins all the time when we are mixing in the…
The Legendary ODR-1 Overdrive Pedal is NOW A PLUGIN!
If you have been watching any of our videos over the last few years, you may have noticed that we use the Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive Pedal a lot! This is an incredible, boutique-sounding pedal, at an affordable, non-boutique price. RELATED:…
iZotope VocalSynth 2 Overview

iZotope launched VocalSynth in 2016. Right away, its features got a lot of attention. It was obviously a fresh approach to creative vocal production not previously seen in other plugins. Two years later, iZotope VocalSynth 2 came out, which is…

Adjust the Polar Pattern in Real Time! | Austrian Audio OC818
Today, we are testing out the OC818 from Austrian Audio! What is unique about this microphone is that it records the front and the back of the capsule at the same time, and also includes an app that allows you…
A Must-Have for Recording Bass! | Radial HDI
Today, we are trying out the wonderful Radial HDI! Radial is quite well known for their DIs, and has been an industry standard for quite a few years now. We have used a few of their products before and loved…
From Covering Queen to Playing with Brian May: Interview with Danny Gomez
a Rafflecopter giveaway We have a rather wonderful guest on Produce Like A Pro today; Danny Gomez! Danny is a huge Queen fan, much like myself! Danny did a lot of the official demos for the IK Multimedia Brian May…
The 6 Microphones You Need to Know About!
Today, we are going to talk about the 6 microphones that you need to know about! Some of these we have talked about before, but we have some new ones too. It is also microphone month over at Sweetwater, which…
Kali WS-12 Project Watts Subwoofer | Demo & Giveaway

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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…
Royer R-10 Ribbon Mic | Demo & Giveaway
Today we have a very exciting video happening, as we are going to be giving away a fabulous Royer R-10 Ribbon Mic! The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live…
LCT 640 TS: Our Favorite Mic! | Demo & Giveaway
I'm sure you all know how much we love Lewitt mics here! In today's video we are going to be showing you another great mic from Lewitt, and giving one away as well! The LCT 640 TS is a great…
EVE Audio SC307 Demo & Warren’s Favorite Reference Tracks
In today's video, we are in Harmony Studios! This is the studio where Adele's Someone Like You was recorded, among many other great records. Today, I will be taking you right into the studio and we will be testing out…
EVE Audio – LAB-Talk Room Acoustics 101:

Even though a lot has been said about room acoustics, it is still a topic people have a lot of questions about. In this article I want to give a brief introduction to room acoustics and how to identify and…

AES New York 2019 Gear Giveaway | #AES19
Taking any of the actions below will enter you into all the giveaways. a Rafflecopter giveaway Today’s video features the amazing experience we had at AES New York 2019! We had a wonderful time as expected but what made our…
Genelec GLM 3 Calibration Software Demo
As you know I've been a fan of Genelec monitors for a long time. In today's episode we're sharing our recent experience with Steffenee Copley from Genelec. She came to our studio to show us how to use GLM 3…
Build a Home Studio for under $5,000 | Sweetwater Wishlist Challenge
Our friends over at Sweetwater have challenged me to build the best studio possible for under $5,000. - And I have accepted the challenge! It turns out they are having a giveaway from now until November 24th where you can…
What’s an Acceptable Amount of Drum Mic Bleed | FAQ Friday
As always we have a few great questions in this week's FAQ Friday Today’s featured question is “What is an acceptable amount of bleed in drum mics and what is the best way to get the least bleed?" The rather…
Kali Audio IN8 3-Way Studio Monitor Review & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today I’m sitting here with Nathan from Kali Audio about to take a look at their latest speaker! Ever since I heard the LP-6’s which as you know we love, and use every day; we've been talking…
Want to Mix Professionally? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway As always we have a few great questions in this week's FAQ Friday and a giveaway from Tactical Headsets! The lovely people over at Tactical Headsets have sent us 3 pairs of earbuds to giveaway. They aren’t…
Baby Audio’s “I Heart NY” Demo & Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway We have a very fun episode for you today! We’re going to review a plugin that I feel I have willed into existence - haha All joking aside, have you ever wanted a plugin that has been…
Clearmountain’s Domain Plugin Demo
Today we spent the day at Bob Clearmountain’s studio “Mix This” and went over to Apogee to hang out! We’ll have a marvellous video coming out soon with us talking to Bob about all the incredible records that he’s made.…