Carl Tatz: Award-Winning Studio Designer and Producer
Carl Tatz is an award-winning studio designer and founder of his own Nashville-based company, Carl Tatz Design. His expertise as a studio designer and acoustician is built on thirty years' experience as a GRAMMY-nominated engineer/producer, award-winning studio owner (Recording Arts),…
David Gnozzi of MixbusTV: Platinum Engineer & Audio Educator
David Gnozzi is a platinum mixing/mastering engineer and producer, as well as the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel MixbusTV. MixbusTV is a highly regarded source for music production techniques and pro audio info. David's past as a professional…
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…
Adam Ayan: Mastering Paul McCartney, Katy Perry…

Adam Ayan is a GRAMMY-, 5x Latin GRAMMY-, and TEC Award-winning mastering engineer who works out of Bob Ludwig’s Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine. Adam graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s Sound Recording Technology program in 1997 before starting…

Bob Ludwig: The Mastering Engineer’s Mastering Engineer
Bob Ludwig is an 11-time GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer, as well as the recipient of an incredible 18 TEC Awards for his achievements as an individual and as a business owner. Bob grew up in a small town in New York…
Eric Boulanger: World Class Mastering Engineer
Eric Boulanger is a GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer, founder of The Bakery studio, and an accomplished studio violinist. His unique talent has afforded him the opportunity to spend time in both the studio as well as on stage. Eric began studying…
Scott Baxendale: Acoustic Conversion Process
It's always Christmas when you get a box from Mr. Scott Baxendale! - I’m so excited! I’ve had my Silvertone for ages, but it was destroyed by Delta Airlines so I used their Delta Tape for the patch - haha. I…
Joe Napolitano: Songwriter, Producer, & Engineer
Joe Napolitano is a multi-instrumental songwriter, engineer, and producer, who has played in several prominent LA-based indie rock bands over the years (Le Switch, Faraway Places, Tandemoro, Parson Redheads). In the producer/engineer role, he values a collaborative and sympathetic approach…
Bradley Cook: Recording Engineer (Foo Fighters, QOTSA)
Bradley Cook is an engineer who's worked with countless amazing artists, including Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Counting Crows, Isaac Hayes, Ben Harper, Fishbone, and Everclear. He calls Barefoot Recording a home away from home, having worked there…
Barefoot Recording Studio Tour with Tim O’Sullivan
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Tim O'Sullivan one of the amazing staff engineers at Barefoot Recording. Tim gave us a marvellous studio tour sharing a brilliant history of the studio. It's amazing how many great records were…
Chatting with Peter Freestone: Freddie Mercury’s Friend & Assistant

I’m very excited about today’s interview. I feel very blessed to be talking with Mr. Peter Freestone, who was Freddie Mercury‘s personal assistant for about 12 years! As you know I’m a HUGE Queen fan- they’re one of the reasons why…

The next generation of audio professionals with Joey Sturgis

I recently had the opportunity to mix a song from scratch on an episode of Nail The Mix. It was a song that I had never mixed and I didn’t have a template for it either! You can watch my…

UA Apollo X w/ Two Door Cinema Club @ Air Studios
As you can probably tell from the video, my voice is super hoarse right now, and that’s from travelling! We spent a few days in the UK with Universal Audio at AIR studios Lyndhurst. AIR studios is short for Associated…
Rare & Obscure Gear (Blackbird Studio Tour)

While we were in Nashville for the Produce Like A Pro Academy Masterclass, we had a chance to take a tour of the wonderful Blackbird Studios! We’ve done tours of this studio in the past, but this year Mark Rubel…

From small town to Country Music Legend (Talking w/ Jeff Balding)

While we were in Nashville for Summer NAMM, we had the opportunity to chat with the incredibly talented Jeff Balding at Ocean Way Nashville! Jeff is a Nashville-based, eight-time Grammy-nominated producer and tracking/mixing engineer. He’s recognized for his genre-spanning work…

The Future of the Music Industry (With Reid Shippen)

While we were in Nashville, we had a chance to sit down and chat with the incredibly talented, F. Reid Shippen! Reid stopped by Blackbird Studios while we were having our Produce Like A Pro Academy Master Class to talk…

Hi! I’m Wayne G. Miller!

Hello, Produce Like A Pro viewers and readers. I’m Wayne G. Miller – a producer/mixer, songwriter and musical director in Los Angeles. As an MD I have worked with Christina Perri, Mike Posner, Demi Lovato, Snakehips, AlunaGeorge and many others.…

Touring the world with Rock Stars (Talking with Wayne Miller at Selma Studios)

I recently had a chance to sit down with the incredibly talented Wayne Miller at his home studio (Selma Studios) in Hollywood, California and talk about the music industry, touring, and songwriting! Wayne is an accomplished songwriter, producer, musical director…

Vocal Tuning in the ’70s! (Talking with Richard Dodd)

While we were in Nashville, we had a chance to talk with the incredibly talented Richard Dodd! The interview took place at Blackbird Studios in Studio D, where we were having our Produce Like A Pro Academy Master Class. Believe…

Raised in recording studios (Talking with Ryan Hewitt)

While we were in Nashville for NAMM and the Produce Like A Pro Masterclass, I had a chance to stop by the House Of Blues Studios to talk with the incredibly talented Ryan Hewitt. Ryan Hewitt is a Grammy award-winning…

The owner of the most well equipped Studio in the World
I’ve been going to Summer NAMM for the last 4 years, each and every year has been an increasingly rewarding experience! Connecting with some of the best Producers, Engineers and Mixers in the business, touring amazing Studios. Blackbird Studios is…
Mara Machines: A Brief Explanation by Chris Mara

Mara Machines was officially founded as a company in 2008, but the seeds were planted about 10 years prior to that. I moved to Nashville in the summer of 1998 for an internship at a recording studio, which featured a…

Interview w/ Darrell Thorp- 7x Grammy Winner (Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Beck)

Darrell Thorp is the kind of Engineer so many of us aspire to be. For me, he is THE definition of a recording engineer; someone who sees his job as capturing the best performances of the artists he works with…

Industry Interviews & Sontronics Microphone Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway What an amazing time. This was my 4th year in a row at Summer NAMM and the third with Produce Like A Pro. The first time I came was before I started Produce Like A Pro, and…
Summer NAMM Roundup
If you’ve been following us over the last week you’ll know that we did a Masterclass at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, we attended Summer NAMM, we did 3 live streams AND I did a talk at Vintage King’s Fourth Annual…
Summer NAMM 2018 & BAE Royaltone Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway This week has been insane for us over at Produce Like A Pro! We spent Monday - Wednesday at Blackbird Studios in Studio D doing a masterclass with Academy members, the last 2 days at Summer NAMM…
Richard Furch Interview and Studio Tour

Talking with Richard is fantastic, he is humble, a huge fan of music and has a thirst for knowledge. He is someone who is always looking to improve! In fact he’s taken many of our courses and watches our videos…

Andrew Wells Interview and East West Studio 3 Tour

At just 22 years old, Andrew Wells has already established himself as an incredibly skilled producer in the industry. We caught up with him at EastWest Studios in Hollywood where he had recently finished tracking Jason Mraz’s latest album. Andrew’s…

Matt (Linny) Linesch Interview and Studio Tour

Matt (Linny) Linesch is a producer, engineer, and the owner of Infinitespin Recorders in Los Angeles. The studio has a rich history, having been most recently owned by Toto drummer Simon Phillips. It was also once operated by Sheila E.,…

Acoustic Treatment with Bobby Owsinski (Frank Zappa, The Byrds)

Bobby Owsinski is an audio engineer and author, perhaps best known for writing over 20 books on recording, mixing, mastering, and acoustics–many of which have become a part of audio school curriculum. Early in his career, Bobby worked with artists…

Eric Valentine Interview (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth)

Produce Like a Pro recently had the pleasure of meeting with Eric Valentine at his home studio, which he aptly calls “Topangadise.” Eric joked that he’s spent the majority of his career in windowless control rooms “caves,” so the room…

Brendon Small Interview (Dethklok / Metalocalypse, Galaktikon)

Brendon Small is a musician and the co-creator of two popular animated series, Home Movies and Metalocalypse. As a guitarist/musician, Brendon melded his comedic and voiceover talent with his musical ability in Metalocalypse, creating the virtual death metal band Dethklok, for which he has…

Mike Piersante Interview (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Gregg Allman, Willie Nelson)

Mike Piersante is a talented “top-to-bottom” recording and mixing engineer, perhaps most widely recognized for his work on the Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Mike and I caught up for a few moments at NAMM this past…

LIVE Q&A With Jerry Hammack of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals
Musician, recording engineer and producer, and author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals, Jerry Hammack,  joins us for a live Q&A today at 11AM PST. His Beatles Recording Reference Manuals reveal the secrets behind the recording of the band's entire…
Norman’s Rare Guitars & Jamming with Tim Pierce

Norman’s Rare Guitars, as its name might suggest, is an absolute paradise. A longtime authority on vintage guitars and a household name in the music industry, the shop is like a theme park for guitar geeks! We had the pleasure…

LIVE Q&A with Matt McGlynn of Recording Hacks
Frankly put, Matt McGlynn is a professional audio equipment genius. His meticulously curated online publication and database, Recording Hacks, is an all-inclusive resource for recording techniques and the gear that makes it possible. Of particular note is Recording Hacks's extensive…
Dave Pensado Interview and Fab Factory Studio Tour

This week we had the opportunity to tour the Fab Factory Recording Studio and speak with each of the fantastic engineers working there–including the wonderful Dave Pensado! The Fab Factory is a 4-room, 3-booth studio owned by Shaun Fabos. Right…

Introducing Barry Rudolph
Hey Everybody! I'm going to be reviewing current audio equipment, commenting on various topics and generally will get in the way from time to time. Hope you don't mind! Ha! You might know my byline from Mix Magazine where I've been…
Ken Scott Interview (The Beatles, David Bowie) and Sound Techniques at NAMM

What an immense pleasure it was to have run into the amazing Ken Scott at the Sound Techniques booth. Ken is a record producer and engineer who’s worked with a handful of lesser known artists like The Beatles, David Bowie,…

J.J. Blair Interview and Studio Tour (The Who, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart)

After “threatening” to do it over the course of several AES and NAMM conventions, I finally had the chance to meet with my good friend and marvellous engineer, J.J. Blair. J.J.’s worked with many incredible artists over the years, including…

Mark Endert Interview (The Fray, Fiona Apple, Train)

I recently had the tremendous pleasure of speaking with Mark  Endert, a mixing engineer whose credits include The Fray, Train, Fiona Apple, Maroon 5, and Madonna, among many others. Mark and I have both a personal and professional relationship going…

Interviews with Pro Audio Legends @ NAMM 2018

At Day 3 of NAMM 2018, we had the immense pleasure of chatting with several recording industry masters–each of whom are certainly “legendary” in their own right! We first spoke with Mike Piersante, perhaps best known for engineering and mixing…

Eddie Kramer Interview (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix)
https://youtu.be/kOS7YrFicskVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Eddie Kramer Interview (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix) - Produce Like A Pro (https://youtu.be/kOS7YrFicsk) Eddie Kramer is as much a record industry historian as he is a storied engineer…
Recording at Abbey Road – Live Q&A with Jerry Hammack
Hello Lovely people!  My good friend Jerry Hammack was kind enough to take a couple of hours on a Friday and sit down to talk with us and answer questions about the Beatles.  Jerry is an expert on the recording…
Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Ariel Chobaz & Bob Horn
Ariel Chobaz and Bob Horn are both incredibly accomplished mixers.  Both have worked with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop! Ariel was nominated for a Grammy for Rihanna's album "Loud", and Bob is a Grammy winner who's mixed songs for…
How to Mix Vocals with Cameron Webb, Erik Reichers and Phil Allen
The vocal track is most important element in modern pop, rock and country music. The lyrics contain the point and theme of the song. The singer's voice is what connects the listener to the music. It's important to mix the…