The 20 Best Reverb Plugins in 2023 [Free & Paid]

Reverb is one of the most commonly used effects in mixing. It’s part of a broader category of processors we sometimes call “time-based effects,” which also includes delay. Before digital, reverb was recorded using actual rooms called echo chambers. A…

Recording to Mixing – ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles
We recently saw the Tascam Model 24 in action with a recording performed by Unsung, a talented group of musicians with fantastic energy! In this recording session, the band decided to take on the classic Beatles tune “Come Together,” and…
Mix Heavy Rock Drums like a Pro: Techniques and Secrets from Marc Daniel Nelson
Are you a fan of heavy rock music and looking to improve your mixing skills? Look no further! Today, we're going to take a deep dive into mixing heavy rock drums with Marc Daniel Nelson, a professional mixer and producer.…
Recording and Mixing Hip Hop Vocals – Anthony Cruz (Meek Mill’s Audio Engineer)
We love giving you all content from multiple genres of music production and today we have a video on Recording and Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Anthony Cruz, a renowned producer who has worked with Meek Mill, Ricky Martin, Ne-Yo,…
Mixing Multiple Vocals to Sit Properly in the Mix – Joe Carrell
Are you tired of struggling to achieve the perfect balance and clarity in your multi-vocal recordings? Look no further, because Produce Like A Pro is excited to introduce our newest mentor, Joe Carrell. With over 20 years of experience in…
Recording & Mixing Jazz Fusion From Start To Finish – Hybrid Setup
Today I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful Jazz Fusion recording! With Michael Humphries on Guitar, Jesus Molina on the Keys, Joe Cleveland playing Bass, and Payge Cooper on Drums, they created a Jazz masterpiece! What is Jazz Fusion? A…
10 Best Limiter Plugins in 2023 [FREE & PAID]

Limiters are awesome plugins for catching a signal’s highest peaks in a way that doesn’t ruin the overall tonality and balance of an instrument, group, or mix. Here is a modest sample of 10 of the best limiter plugins out…

The 15 Best Filter Plugin VSTs in 2023 [Free & Paid]

Filter plugins are one of the easiest effects to use that can have a huge impact on how something sounds. As a form of EQ, filters help you shape the frequency content of an instrument. In the simplest terms, they…

Our Favourite Tracks Released in 2022 – Marc Daniel Nelson & Warren Huart (Reaction)
We all wish you a Marvelously Merry Monday after Christmas! We hope it was filled with the warmth of family close by wherever you are in the world.We are in the final week of 2022 - can you believe it? So, to…
Bill Withers ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Cover & Multitracks – Roswell K47x and K67x Mic Review
Today we are reviewing the Roswell K47x and K67x Microphones and what better way to do so than with a really awesome cover of Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine! It was a pleasure to record vocalist McKail Seely, Bassist Clark…
Mix Breakdown with Record Producer Manny Nieto + Multitracks!
Today, we have the amazing Manny Nieto taking us through a mix breakdown of the song 'Birds of Paradise' by Spirit In The Room. Manny goes through each aspect of the song and breakdown how he was able to show…
Bringing New Life To A Classic – Joni Mitchell with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc goes in deep with RX. Pulling the best out of a classic historical recording without changing any of the intricacies and memorable charm is critical. Watch as Marc cleans up Joni Mitchell’s vocals from…
Recording on the Smooth Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone
In a previous video, we were at NAMM 2022 where we got the chance to review the Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon. Today we are trying out the Cloud 44-A microphone! Aside from giving you guys an awesome review of this…
My 5 Favourite Mix Buss Plugins with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc shares his favourite 5 plugins to get amazing colour on your mix bus. Follow along as he shows how to get incredibly wide mixes and see the secret to getting the depth that will…
The Jason LaRocca Interview (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Icarus, Handmaid’s Tale)
Jason LaRocca, a rocker-turned-engineer, was once The Briggs' lead guitarist and vocalist. The Los Angeles native is known now as a full-fledged producer and recording engineer since the age of 18. It was an amazing time getting to speak with…
The Most Flexible Interface? – LEWITT’s Connect 6 Audio Interface
Last week, LEWITT made a huge announcement that they're releasing their first Audio Interface - The Connect 6. Academy mentor, Steve Maggiora recently returned from his huge tour with TOTO so we tracked the piano to Carole King's timeless classic,…
FINALLY reviewing The God Particle By Cradle. Is It Worth It? + Giveaway!
If you haven’t already heard of the God Particle plugin created by 15X Grammy Award Winner Jaycen Joshua, we’ve got just the review for you! We’re also giving away 1 of 3 God Particle plugins so make sure to enter…
FREE MIXING LESSON with Grammy Winning, Dave Way – I Saw The Light by Louise Goffin
Super excited for todays video release, but first, we're celebrating the official launch of the Goffin & King Foundation – which I'm honored to be a part of. The Goffin & King Foundation is a wonderful non-profit, dedicated to empowering up and…
The ULTIMATE Guide To Drum Production!
Want to capture unique drum recordings that highlight the sound of the band and complement your own production style?In his new course, The Ultimate Guide To Drum Production, Mike Pepe (Taking Back Sundays, Lil Lotus) shows you how to produce Rock Drums…
Recording & Mixing Jazz with Chris Sorem
There’s nothing better than experiencing band of talented musicians perform live. You’ve got raw sound surrounding you from all sides, you can feel the energy in the air, as the musicians lock in, and inspire each other to incredible performances.In…
The Beginner’s Guide To Music Production in Logic Pro
The most inspiring guide to music productionMusic is one of the most beautiful things we can experience on this earth. It soothes our soul, allows us to express our innermost feelings, and creates connections between people who barely know each…
Legendary Producer, John Kurlander Interview
John Kurlander really needs no introduction but, joining the Abbey Road at just the age of 16 he went on to be an assistant engineer on The Beatles Abbey Road. We had the pleasure of visiting John during his short…
5 Piano EQ Tips to Improve Your Mix & Achieve Awesome Tone

Piano is a beautiful instrument, but when you put anything under a microscope, you’re bound to find some flaws. Such is the case with piano EQ. Never a one-size-fits-all technique, learning how to squeeze a piano in a mix is…

Mojave Factory Visit: The Magic Behind Their Microphones
We LOVE a good studio tour but what is even better is when we can get behind the products that we all use. Today, I'm very excited to share my visit to Mojave Audio's HQ where we discussed their latest…
The Incredible Story of Riccardo Damian (Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Adele)
Yet another incredibly inspiring story today from Italian producer, Riccardo Damian who only has a few names like... Mark Ronson, Adele, Lady Gaga to his name. It is amazing to sit and talk with young producers who work hard and…
The Modern Engineer’s Secret Weapon – Mojave MA-37 Microphone
The C-37 is regarded as an engineer's "Secret Weapon" so when I got our hands on the NEW Mojave MA-37 after a recent factory visit (tour coming very soon!), I share with my good friend, Manny Nieto to try this out with…
Home Studio Tour & Interview with AMAC
I love meeting people that have very similar stories to mine where we just fall into the role of being a producer and/or engineer. Meeting "AMAC" (Ali McGuire) was one of these experiences where it felt that no matter where…
Recording & Mixing Masterclass with Darrell Thorp
When I started building my career as a producer, I was very fortunate to be able to work alongside legendary producers like Shelly Yakus (U2, The Ramones) and Jack Douglas (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith). During this time, my knowledge about audio,…
The BEAUTIFULLY Smooth Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon Microphone
We met so many fantastic companies at NAMM 2022 and we have a lot of news to come from them but, today, we look at the Cloud 44 Passive Ribbon. You can enter to win this microphone below. We invited…
Producing Modern Pop with John McLucas
Over 6 days and 30 hours, we've captured the entire process of creating a catchy, modern Pop tune from scratch. Literally. No preconceived song ideas, no lyrics, no loops. A clean slate. You'll get to witness producer John McLucas get…
Legendary Producer, John Kurlander Interview
John Kurlander really needs no introduction but, joining the Abbey Road at just the age of 16 he went on to be an assistant engineer on The Beatles Abbey Road. We had the pleasure of visiting John during his short…
Sub Bass: EQ and Mixing Tips

Sub bass is the stuff that’s felt more than heard. It’s an important part of a mix because it contributes to so much of the power listeners feel. In some genres sub bass a leading part of a mix, and…

How You Hear, Before Your Gear with Marc Daniel Nelson
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson answers a most asked question regarding his monitoring system and why the Trinnov ST2 room analyzer is so important in the modern day of mixing and monitoring. ARTIST: TS3 SONG: “Prism” For…
ONE PLUGIN WONDER: Spiff by Oeksound
In today's video, we get to try out the Oeksound Spiff plugin! The Spiff is a transient designer, but it is not like the many other transient designers out there. This plugin is an EQ specific transient designer, meaning you…
Secrets to Mixing Rap Vocals

It’s easy to underestimate the trickiness of mixing rap vocals. Some engineers will write the genre off thinking that it’s just a 2-track and a vocal, so it must be simple. But the intricacy lies in having leads, stacks of…

How to Sidechain in Ableton (Beginner’s Guide)

Sidechain compression in Ableton is a useful mixing technique that allows you to do things like separate the bass from the kick. For Ableton users working in EDM/hip-hop/pop, where there’s lots of competing low-end information, sidechain compression is indispensable! What…

Testing The Slate Digital VMS ML-1
We are back with another incredible giveaway and the free multitracks from the session For the month of May,  Slate Digital has an offer on their VMS ML-1 system you probably shouldn't refuse! So we thought we would put it…
How to Use a Compressor (Easy Beginner’s Guide)

Learning how to use a compressor is one of the most important mixing skills you can acquire. Compression is quite literally all over mixes, even becoming the sound we associate with loud, modern pop mixing. If there’s anything you want to…

Audio Signal Flow: The Ins and Outs

Understanding signal flow is one of the most fundamental skills an engineer can have. Knowing your stuff can help you save a ton of headache troubleshooting when you could be recording and mixing! What is signal flow? Very simply, signal…

How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter (Tutorial)

One of the ways mixers and mastering engineers optimize their levels is by referencing detailed loudness meters. Whether you’re mixing for film, TV, or digital streaming services, there are different standards you can aim for to make sure your mix…

Creating Space in Your Mixes

One of the hallmarks of a great mix is separation between every instrument. Most mix elements have wide frequency spectrums—even a kick drum can extend well into the high mids and above. When so much information exists in every instrument,…

Bass Compression: The Foundation of Any Mix

Bass compression is easily one of the most important parts of a mix. Bass gives music that energy which is often felt more than heard. Low-end energy is critical because it has the power to produce a defined groove and an intelligible…

The Complete Plugin Pack – Eventide’s Anthology XII Bundle Review
We cannot get enough of the quality of plugins that Eventide have put out over the years. In March, they announced their Anthology XII bundle that boasts over 30 plugins! Today, we're checking the bundle out along with our good…
Mono vs Stereo: Which Is Best for Mixing?

The difference between mono vs stereo sound is simply the number of channels used for recording and playback. If you’re new to mixing, you may or may not be familiar with the concept of checking your mix in mono. It…

How to Do Reverse Reverb in 3 Easy Steps

Reverse reverb, sometimes called reverse echo or reverse regeneration, simply takes the reverb tail of any instrument and reverses it. Creating it is a matter of printing the wet signal of a reversed audio track. Reverse reverb is typically accompanied…

The Loudness Penalty by Streaming Services

Streaming services like Spotify and others normalize the volume of all the material on their platform. This is so you’re not constantly turning the level up or down from song to song. However, tracks you’ve mixed may not play back…

Vocal Compression for Beginners

Learning to mix an up-front, in-your-face vocal takes practice. Understandably the most important aspect of a song across numerous genres, a great sounding, competitive vocal has the power to stand out from the pack. But how do we even get…

Should I Be Using Sidechain Compression?

Sidechain compression is a common “advanced” mixing technique. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I use sidechain compression here?,” the answer is “Give it a shot!” It uses are somewhat particular, but sidechaining generally creates more separation, more rhythm, or more…

5 Quick Automation Mixing Tricks
Automation is the secret to a truly great mix! Simple volume automation of instruments can save the heartache of trying to replicate dynamics with complex compression techniques. Automating plug ins can give them multiple purposes adding both subtle ear candy…
Cytomic The Glue: Best SSL Bus Compressors?

Cytomic The Glue is an affordable SSL-style bus compressor plugin. The plugins gets its name from the SSL hardware’s famous ability to ‘glue’ mixes together. Even though there are tons of SSL bus compression plugins on the market, Cytomic makes…