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 I Will Survive with ONE Ribbon Mic – AEA R84 Review and GIVEAWAY!
I Will Survive sung by Gloria Gaynor is the ultimate disco, female-empowerment, song. I’m here to share with you one of the best covers I have ever witnessed, sung by the fantastic musician and vocalist, Katie Ferrara. AEA has given…
Sandy Roberton – People Who Changed The Music Industry
Sandy Roberton was one of the music industry’s most significant unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes. During a career that spanned more than sixty years, he changed the lives of many artists, engineers, mixers, and producers, and of music lovers in general. Without…
Smallest Speaker Review on this channel – EVE Audio SC203 Review and GIVEAWAY
Small but powerful? The EVE Audio SC203 pair gets the job done! Last year we reviewed the EVE Audio SC205 and it packed a punch coming from a small speaker. Now we are reviewing the SC203 with even smaller speakers…
My 4 Favourite Drum Plugin Tricks
Let’s talk about plugins and how using the right ones can make all the difference when you’re mixing your tracks. To get that immaculate sound on the drums you’re searching for, there are some plugin tricks that will get you…
Katie Ferrara Interview & This City Performance
Katie Ferrara has been in countless Produce Like A Pro videos and today, we sit down to talk about her brand new single, This City. This City is a song Katie wrote and produced with Warren Huart about breaking free…
Studio Gear Tour: Top 6 pieces of equipment at Nest Recorders
Last week we visited Nest Recorders and took a studio tour with Grammy-Winning Chris Sorem and now we are back at Nest Recorders for a tour of the top 6 pieces of equipment that Chris uses the most in his…
BEST Gear For Home Music Production With Sanjay C
Happy Thursday! The week is nearly over and we have another treat for you!It was an honour to have Sanjay C over at Spitfire Studios a few weeks ago.We met at a very exciting event hosted by the incredible brand, Audeze at the…
The Best Chord Generator VST [Free and Paid]

A great chord progression is one of many factors that contributes to a quality piece of music. It forms a template, or the backbone, from which the rest of the song can be built. But finding chords that go together…

Foo Fighters Everlong Cover & Multitracks – Lewitt Beat Kit PRO Review
This has to be one of the most explosive covers to date! The good folks at LEWITT microphones gave us their brand new Beat Kit Pro to try out but we thought we would take it one step further and…
Structurally Change Your Multi-FX with Eventides Physion Mk 2
We have been huge fans of Eventide for many many years.They are currently celebrating 50 years of incredible products for audio and music production and there isn't any sign of them letting up.They gave us the chance to check out their…
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…
Mixing Rock with Hunt Sales & Manny Nieto
This week, we not only shared our interview with Hunt Sales that has a truly touching sentiment to it, yesterday, we put out our weekly video on Songs That Changed Musicthat Hunt played drums on, Lust For Life by Iggy…
Lust For Life – Iggy Pop: Songs That Changed Music
From a simple recording of David Bowie on the Ukulele, “Lust for Life” was extrapolated into the instantly-recognizable song we know today. Rolling Stone placed it in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004—and yet again in 2021—when…
Arturia FX Collection 3 & DIST Coldfire Review
Today, we're checking out the incredible Arturia and their FX Collection 3 that feels like we have long-overlooked! This is a powerful bundle for all creative engineers and producers looking to add a lot of flavour to their plugin arsenal.…
The Perfect Parallel Compressor for 2022? – IHNY2 by Baby Audio Review
Well, it looks like Baby Audio has done it again. Earlier this year, they released their take on algorithmic reverb in the form of their brilliant, Crystalline plugin. Today, they announce "version 2" of their very first plugin "I Heart…
Top 5 GEAR With LA Multi-instrumentalist & Producer, Fernando Perdomo
Today, we're checking out Stairway studios' engineer and meeting with multi-instrumentalist, Fernando Perdomo. Fernando shares his top 5 (actually 6!) favourite gear in his studio from a Nashville High Strung Parlour guitar and vintage Fender Mustang to a Soundcraft MTK…
How To Record and Mix Modern Heavy Bass | Ultimate Bass Tone with Adam Steel
Today, we have the rather wonderful Mr Adam Steel on the Channel. Last month, he shared his time with a ridiculous amount of gear recording drums! In today's episode, he shares his ultimate bass tone that is combining 3 separate…
Roxy Music’s Magnum Opus, “Avalon” – Albums That Changed Music
Roxy Music have been called “the greatest art rock group Britain has produced this side of The Beatles,” and “the most influential British group after The Beatles.” Formed in 1971, Roxy Music reached its musical high point in 1982 with…
What Is an 808 Beat & How Do You Create One?

The 808 is a defining feature of hip-hop (and its many sub-genres), pop, EDM, and modern electronic production. The original Roland drum machine took a while to catch on, but it would eventually revolutionize music. What Is an 808 Beat?…

The Most Versatile Channel Strip? – McDSP Channel G
A few months ago, I mixed Prom Dress by Abner Who? live on stream. We had a lot of fun and found out that the Analog Channel may be one of the greatest plugins to use on backing vocals to…
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…
12 Best Kontakt Libraries for Every Collection in 2022

Native Instruments‘ free sample player, Kontakt, is every music producer’s entry point to the industry’s largest collection of sampled instruments. Kontakt is a universal host to hundreds of realistic sampled libraries from dozens of manufacturers. The best Kontakt libraries should…

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,…
How I ALWAYS Start Recording Sessions – FAQ Friday
My absolute favourite way to record is having a band in a room performing at the same time. It is how many of my favourite records were produced and Pro Mix Academy released a course with Manny Nieto on the…
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…
Checking Out The Latest McDSP Plugins
Today we are mixing LIVE over on Youtube. Not only that, the wonderful McDSP are giving away THREE of their bundles.  McDSP just announced the release of their v7 Plugins and brings tons of newand exciting features to our entire…
The EASIEST Vocal De-Esser? Slate Digital FG-DS
It seems like we cannot go a month without a new product from Slate Digital and we are all for it! From their creative tools, sample packs and additions to their Virtual Mix Rack (VMR), they are certainly making a…
Modern Mixing for Timeless Production | Stephen Lipson Discusses Propaganda
Like you, here at Produce Like A Pro, we continue to learn things each day - whether it's about new products that change how we mix today or about songs, artists, and albums that changed music. We have been loving Stephen…
FINALLY playing guitar at NAMM
Please Note: We will never charge or ask you to pay for shipping of any giveaway. Like us, we just LOVE brands that to give! So here is another giveaway from Austrian Audio and Laney Amplifications! We are incredibly excited…
11 Best Orchestral Strings VST in 2022

Using string samples instead of real ones offers a lot of obvious advantages for the average home producer or songwriter. Just from a logistical standpoint, booking studio time and hiring musicians is costly and time consuming. But with samples, you…

Massive Summer NAMM Giveaway ($30,000+ In Gear to Giveaway)
We are back from NAMM 2022 and it was incredible to see familiar and new friendly faces for the first time in two years! Thank you to everybody that came up to us and shared their stories and sat with…
Audient Announces ID44 MkII
Hampshire, UK; Bringing its most powerful desktop audio interface, iD44 into line with recent product upgrades, Audient raises the stakes once again with the launch of iD44 (MKII). “As far as audio performance was concerned, iD44 was already fully spec’d,”…
Sonarworks Launches Multichannel Speaker Calibration Software
San Francisco - May, 24 2022 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used in the sound design of Oscar-winning movies like Rocketman and major live events like the Rio Olympic Games, has entered the multichannel space with SoundID…
Audient Announces EVO 16
Hampshire, UK; embargoed until 5pm BST, 23rd May 2022 - British audio company, EVO by Audient is delighted to announce the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this…
The Ultimate Background Vocal Production Guide
In almost any genre, vocals are the king of the song.They're what listeners connect with and what makes them fall in love with your music.Want to come up with captivating vocal arrangements that'll leave your fans speechless?Then this is for…
Mixing Modern Rock with Marc Daniel Nelson
There are countless videos out there where pro engineers teach you cool new mixing tricks. While it’s great to have techniques in your arsenal, these educational tidbits rarely give you the whole picture. WHEN and WHY should you use them? What…
The 9 Best Rhodes VSTs [Free & Paid]

The Rhodes electric piano was an incredibly popular instrument throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was one of the first prominent musicians to start playing the Rhodes, picking up one of the earliest models in 1965. Its…

How to Be in Phase Every Time
This is a super neat tool and trick shown today by our incredible friend, Manny Nieto. There is always a possibility of the polarity being reversed along the audio signal and during the lifespan of the equipment which is why…
FM Synthesis: The Classic Synthesizer Sound

Lots of classic keyboards like the Yamaha DX7 use FM synthesis to generate sounds. If it seems daunting at first, that’s because FM synthesis really is more complex than other types of synthesis. FM is much more theory-driven, so trying…

Understanding Texture in Music (And How to Utilize It in a Mix)

When we hear the word “texture,” we tend to picture visual or tactile mediums. Paintings and photographs can vividly capture a sense of texture, as can sculptures, architecture, and things naturally occurring in nature. But what about texture in music?…

Using Polyrhythms to Create More Interesting Mixes

Introducing polyrhythm is one way to make your productions more interesting. It doesn’t have to be overly complex to stand out and take your music to the next level! Polyrhythm vs. Polymeter: What’s the Difference? Both share a prefix, but…

The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools Plugins 2022

If you’re looking for third-party plugins to expand your growing collection, look no further than The Ultimate List of Free Pro Tools plugins. Whether you need a Pultec-style EQ or a trigger gate for electronic music stutter effects, this list…

Best Resources for Drum Loops in 2022

Drum loops are a quick and easy way to set up the foundation of a song. We’re lucky to have so many ways to chop up loops and samples, so they can actually become an integral part of any production…

The 14 Best Drum VSTs for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

The best drum VSTs we’ve gathered run the gamut between $89 all the way up to $700! Thankfully, this means there’s a variety of choices to suit any budget. Of course, there are free options as well so you can…

Loopcloud 6.0 Review: Changing the Way You Produce Music

Electronic music production has exploded over the past several years. More than ever before, non-instrumentalists are getting into music-making using just their laptops, DAW, and a selection of royalty-free samples. Loopcloud is a provider of over 4 million loops and…

The Best Pitch Shifter VSTs in 2022 [Free & Paid]

A pitch shifter is a versatile tool for both fine pitch correction as well as heavy-handed effects. Auto-Tune is one of the most well known pitch shifters in history; it’s also a perfect example of how correction can be subtle…

The 13 Best DAWs for Windows [2022 Complete Guide]

Most of today’s DAWs are cross-platform, making it easy to choose if you’re running PC. Some titles are Mac-only, like Apple’s own Logic Pro, but for the most part options won’t be limited if you’ve chosen Windows as your primary…

21 Best FREE VST in 2022 [with Links!]

Steinberg developed Virtual Studio Technology in 1996 to bring synthesizers and effects into digital audio workstations. It’s a plugin format that numerous major DAWs host, like Ableton, Logic, FL Studio, Digital Performer, and Reaper, amongst others. VST instruments are a…