Daniel Lanois: The Interview
Rolling Stone magazine once called Daniel Lanois “the most important record producer to emerge in the eighties.” The vast majority of music lovers will second this, and it can be argued that Lanois was also the most important record producer…
The History of FAME Studios – Interview with Rodney Hall
Today, Warren sits down with the owner and operator of the legendary Fame Studios, Rodney Hall for one last final video, this time going over the intricate history of the space. Everything from Aretha Franklin to the Allman Brothers, this space…
Artists Who Changed Music: Les Paul
In the beginning of 1957, the Ampex Corporation delivered the world’s very first 8-track tape recorder to guitarist Les Paul’s home in Mahwah, New Jersey. Comedian W.C. Fields called it ‘The Octopus,’ because it made Les Paul sound like, well,…
EP36_MIXING SCORE FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL UKRAINE FILM
In this special episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes through a special scene from the highest grossing film in Ukraine cinema history. Join Marc as he breaks down the score from Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s final film before he became president…
Touring The NEW Atmos Room With Aaron Mattes At Fab Factory
Today, we're heading back to the legendary Fab Factory Studios in LA where we meet Grammy Nominated and RIAA Platinum certified mixing engineer, Aaron Mattes (NLE Choppa, 50 Cent, Young Thug, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Polo G) at…
The Rise Of Velvet Revolver – The Dave Kushner Interview
Dave Kushner has had a long and varied career in music, having not only been a part of Velvet Revolver (one of rock’s most premiere super groups), but also having worked in film composition for shows such as “Sons of…
Interview: Teddy Richards – Genre-Defying Guitarist
Today, we're sharing Warren's interview with the incredible Teddy Richards. About Teddy Richards After serving 30 years as Aretha Franklin's guitarist, Teddy Richards emerged as a gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer and music publisher. Teddy has been hailed by the press as 'a…
The Definitive Interview: Stephen Lipson – World Renowned British Producer
Stephen Lipson is one of the UK’s leading record producers and songwriters. People say the test of a genuinely great record producer isn’t whether or not they’ve had a couple of hits but whether they can keep having them. If…
Interview with Jared James Nichols
Hello friends! Today we are sitting down with the amazing Jared James Nichols. Hailing from East Troy Wisconsin, Jared James Nichols is a guitarist of incredible caliber. Nichols moved to Los Angeles in 2010. He won the Gibson Les Paul…
The Future of Audio with Dolby Atmos with F. Reid Shippen
  Over the past few years, Producer/Mixer F. Reid Shippen has managed to do a lot more than that! He’s engineered and produced countless legendary artists, such as Death Cab For Cutie, Cage The Elephant, Neil Young, The Jonas Brothers,…
Chris Whitten: World Renowned Session Drummer (Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, The Pretenders)
Chris Whitten made a name for himself providing drums for the classic 80's hits 'What I Am' by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians and 'The Whole Of The Moon' by The Waterboys. He went on to appear on Paul…
Thelma Houston: Grammy-Winning Legendary Vocalist
From Gospel To R&B To Disco Thelma Houston Is The Pop Singer That Can Do It All by Michael Menachem Grammy-winning singer Thelma Houston has a storied career in gospel, R&B, disco and pop, growing up in Long Beach, CA,…
Marc Urselli: 3x Grammy Winner & Chief House Engineer at EastSide Sound!
Marc Urselli is a renowned, in-demand freelance producer and engineer. He is currently based in New York City at the historic & legendary recording studio, EastSide Sound, where he is the Chief House Engineer. Originally from Italy, Marc came to…
Grammy-Winning Engineer: Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Ringo, Dire Straits)
Bill Schnee is a musician, music, producer, and audio engineer. He started playing music with he was very young, beginning with training in trumpet, saxophone, and piano In his senior year of high school, Schnee started a band called The…
My Top 10 Jazz Guitarists!
About a year or two ago, I was looking for some really good advice on jazz guitar playing, and as I was scouring the internet, I came across Jens Larsen's YouTube Channel. Jens is a really fantastic jazz guitar player,…
Recording Rock Royalty – Rush, Aerosmith & More (Interview with Richard Chycki)
Richard Chycki is a multi-platinum mixer and engineer who has worked with rock royalty including Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Skillet, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, Pink, and many more. Chycki began his career as a guitar player, and worked in studios…
“Ace of Spades” and the Legacy of Motörhead,  40 Years Later
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos On October 27, 1980, Motörhead released their latest single, “Ace of Spades” in anticipation of their fourth studio album of the same name. At its release, Gary Bushnell wrote for Sounds magazine: “The new single…
Susanna Hoffs and the Joy of Making Music
Written by Caitlin Vaughn Carlos In 1982, when The Bangles were still known as The Bangs and playing at Al’s Bar in Los Angeles, Music Connection concluded: “There is no question that all the elements are here to make the…
Matt Weiss: GRAMMY-Nominated Pop, Hip-Hop, & EDM Engineer
Matt Weiss is a GRAMMY-nominated, platinum recording and mixing engineer who's worked with artists like Akon, Swae Lee, Jeremih, Chris Brown, Sonny Digital, Nicky Minaj, Becky G, Anitta, Rick Ross, Farruko, and Ozuna. Matt grew up in Philadelphia with creative parents:…
Mixing Modern Metal with Jordan Valeriote
Jordan Valeriote is a Canadian producer/mixer/engineer and the founder of Hardcore Music Studio. He has worked with bands like Silverstein, Neck Deep, Forevermore, Intervals, Counterparts, Nick Johnston, Auras, and many more. Jordan first got started in music by learning how to play…
How To Create Synth Sounds For A Living – Interview with Rob Jevons

Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I am sitting here… well, not literally, sort of transatlantically, with Rob Jevons. How are you? Rob Jevons: Not bad, thank you. How are you? Warren Huart: I’m good. I’m good.…

Jason LaRocca: Punk Frontman Turned Film Score Producer
Jason LaRocca has enjoyed success on both sides of the glass. He formerly contributed vocals and guitar to acclaimed LA punk band, The Briggs, and by the age of eighteen, Jason had also become a producer and recording engineer! Jason…
Leland Sklar: Legendary Bassist w/ 2000+ Credits to His Name

Interview transcription:  Warren Huart: (music). You do have your own thing now, don’t you? Your own Clubhouse. Leland Sklar: Yeah, I have a Clubhouse. But I’m not doing any of that there. I mean, the YouTube channel is for the songs,…

Hanging Out with Guitarists Pete Thorn & Quist!
Pete Thorn and Quist join us for an incredible Skype conversation this week! Both are very talented guitarists and educators who've been in the studio and on the road with an impressive list of artists — they each have their…
Matt Lange: Multi-Platinum Electronic Music Producer and Composer
Matt Lange is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling electronic music producer, DJ, composer, and musician. His music challenges categorization, and a hallmark of Matt's work is his devotion to pushing musical boundaries. He's perhaps best known for co-producing These Hopeful Machines with…
Louise Goffin: Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Releases New Album
Louise Goffin is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. She's put out ten albums as a solo artist over the course of her career, starting with Kid Blue when she was 19 years old. The latest — Two Different Movies — came out just this…
Engineer/Mixer Chris Fogel: Alanis Morissette’s Groundbreaking ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Turns 25
Chris Fogel is a GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and mixer based in Los Angeles, California. He has had the pleasure of recording and mixing scores and soundtracks for over 170 major motion pictures and television shows, including the Oscar-winning score to Black Panther,…
Tim Palmer: Prolific Rock/Alternative Producer and Mixer (Pearl Jam, Robert Plant)

Interview transcription:  Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with my good friend, Mr. Tim Palmer. How are you? Tim Palmer: I’m very good, mate. I hope that you are doing inordinately well. Warren Huart:…

Jay Messina: World-Class Engineer/Producer (Aerosmith, KISS, John Lennon)

Here’s a full transcription of our conversation! Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with the rather wonderful, Mr. Jay Messina. Jay, how are you? Jay Messina: I’m doing great, Warren. Good to see you. Warren…

Grammy Nominated Producer! | Interview with ill Factor

Here’s a complete transcript of our conversation! Warren Huart: Hi, everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Mr. ill Factor. How are you, my friend? ill Factor: Doing well. Excited to be here with you, Warren, and super…

Jack Douglas: One of the World’s Greatest Producers (Aerosmith, John Lennon)
We’ve spent a lot of time with the amazing Jack Douglas over the past year! He told us how he got Cheap Trick signed to their first record deal, what it was like working with Aerosmith throughout the ’70s, how he…
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…
Paul “Willie Green” Womack: Dedicated to the Art of Making Records

Paul “Willie Green” Womack is one of the top record makers in independent urban music, with credits including Wiz Khalifa, Donnie McClurkin, The Roots, Open Mike Eagle, Billy Woods, Milo, and many more. He is a graduate of Berklee College’s…

The Lickerish Quartet is a Pop Rock Supergroup with Serious Pedigree

See below for a complete transcription of our conversation! Warren Huart: Ladies and gentlemen, we’re sitting here with the Lickerish Quartet. How the devil are you? Roger Manning: Best as can be expected. Thank you. Tim Smith: Yeah. Doing well. Roger Manning:…

Hard Rock/Metal Producer and Musician Matt Good
Matt Good is a guitarist, vocalist, and producer, perhaps best known for playing guitar and singing in post-hardcore band From First to Last. As a producer, he's worked with tons of contemporary rock/metal bands like Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Memphis May…
Mike Plotnikoff Has Worked with Rock/Metal’s Leading Talent

A complete transcript of our conversation can be found below! Warren Huart: Hi everybody. I hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m here with the rather wonderful Mike Plotnikoff. How are you? Mike Plotnikoff: Hello, Warren. Nice to have you hear in…

His Rock/Metal Productions Have Earned Over 20 Billion Streams | Interview w/ Howard Benson

A complete transcription of our conversation can be found below: Warren Huart: Howard, how are you? Howard Benson: Good, good. Warren Huart: Thank you so much for having us over. Howard Benson: Doing a lot of work right now. So,…

Peter Doell Is One of the Most Talented Mastering Engineers Ever!

A complete transcription of the interview can be found below: Warren Huart: Hello everybody, I hope you’re doing marvelous today. Sitting here with my good friend Mr. Pete Doell. How are you? Peter Doell: I are good, thank you so…

From Writing Letters to Studios to Writing Hit Songs | Interview with Gary Go

A complete transcription of the interview can be found below: Warren Huart: Hi everybody, hope you’re doing marvelously well. Sitting here with Gary Go. How are you? Gary Go: Good, thank you, Warren. Good to see you. Warren Huart: Good to…

An Acoustic Approach to Electronic Music | Interview with Neon Vines

Neon Vines is an Austin-based electronic musician with an acoustic background in classical piano, drum line, and marimba. She attributes many of the techniques she developed as a marimba player to the skills she uses to produce music today. A…

Building a career in music – From small clubs to national tours | Interview & Studio Tour w/ Rodger Carter

Rodger Carter is one of the rare Los Angeles natives working full-time in the music industry. He began his life in professional music by playing club shows on the Sunset Strip at just 14-years-old. A drummer by trade, steady studio…

Our Top 10 Guitar Riffs of All Time feat. Quist
We recently had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Quist - aka Jacob Quistgaard - of QuistTV! Quist first picked up his father's acoustic guitar when he was just 6 years old, learning chords and Dylan-esque finger picking from…
Award Winning Storytelling through Sound & Score | Interview with Lars Deutsch

Warren Huart: Hello everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Lars Deutsch. How are ya? Lars Deutsch: Nice. How are you? Warren Huart: I’m marvelous, and we’re just talking about a second ago, this is Magic Corridor…

How Audio Test Kitchen Changed Comparing Mics Forever!
In today's video, we had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Oana, co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen again! The last time we sat down with Alex, he told us all about how Audio Test Kitchen works, and went through…
Interview with Matt Brownlie: GRAMMY-Winning Recording and Mixing Engineer
Matt Brownlie’s career is an illustrious one that speaks for itself through both the range of genres and also the sheer talent he has worked with. His accolades include working with Bette Midler, LL Cool J, Destiny’s Child, Frank Ocean,…
Interview with Stevie Blacke: The “One Man Orchestra”
Stevie Blacke has had a phenomenal career as a musician, string arranger, and multi-instrumentalist dubbed the "one man orchestra." Over the years he's had the pleasure of working with some of music's biggest stars and finest talents. Stevie has played…
Jellyfish’s ‘Spilt Milk’: Inside the Album with Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an American power pop and electronic rock musician, singer, and songwriter with a prolific career in the industry. Roger’s musical career began as early as 1989, when he started arranging string, brass, wind, and vocal…
Interview with Garth Richardson: Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne

Garth “GGGarth” Richardson is a highly successful Canadian music producer and engineer. GGGarth has worked with some of the biggest artists in rock music, including Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Ozbourne, Alice Cooper, Biffy Clyro, Rise Against, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Trapt, Atreyu,…

Interview with Sean Beavan: Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson & Guns N’ Roses
Sean Beavan is a musician, record producer, and audio engineer who is best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Gunns N' Roses, God Lives Underwater, and Slayer. He is revered for his work in industrial and…
Wilbert Roget: Acclaimed Video Game Composer
Wilbert Roget, II is a premiere composer in the video game industry. He has scored numerous AAA and indie titles, including Star Wars: First Assault, Call of Duty: WWII, Mortal Kombat 11, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Lara Croft and the…