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…

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…