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…
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…
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…
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 SP8 – Future-Proof Your Audio Interface With Expandable Channels
EVO by Audient announces the arrival of EVO SP8, an eight channel Smart Preamp with AD/DA. Billed as the perfect expander for your audio interface, SP8 is the newest addition to the EVO range. “Bigger sessions demand more channels and…
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…
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…
The Top 5 Most Common Drum Programming Mistakes

Drum samples and plugins have gotten so good that it’s never been a better time for realistic drum programming. As a matter of fact, it’s totally viable for solo artists to release projects with convincing programmed drums. But even with…

Some of the Best Drum VSTs for Programmed Drums

Drum VSTs are one of the quickest and easiest means to lock down your song’s backbone. As a matter of fact, the software has gotten so good that it isn’t uncommon for solo artists to release finished albums with entirely…

Sound Synthesis: Basics of Granular and Wavetable Synthesis

Whether we’re aware of it, many of us are using sound synthesis technology everyday. As engineers and producers, we’re often relying on virtual instruments and plugins which use granular and wavetable synthesis to make sounds! Granular synthesis is the technology…

11 Mistakes To Avoid In Music Production
In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about the top 11 mistakes to avoid in music production. Over the years the producer's role has changed dramatically. There was a time when a music producer was essentially the person…
The Best Free VST Synth Plugins

If you’re a music producer or songwriter, virtual instruments and software synthesizers are your best friend. And if you haven’t already developed an unhealthy obsession with plugins, you will eventually! The only problem with the plugin game is that it’s…

Free Audio Editors: Cutting Tracks on the Cheap!

Regardless of the type of audio you’re working with, there’s a good chance you’ll want software to help you mix, edit, or directly record the source. It doesn’t matter whether you’re producing music, podcasts, or audio to sync with video;…

5 EQ Mistakes We Make While Mixing
In this Episode, we’re going to talk about 5 EQ mistakes we make while mixing. These are 5 EQ mistakes I see as a reoccurring problem that I have had over the years that I have finally come to terms…
Modular Synthesis: The Most Powerful Synthesizers Ever

Modular synthesis is one of the most powerful sound design and music production tools you can use. From the outside, though, it looks pretty confusing…Even understanding the basics can take a while if you don’t know where to start. Luckily,…

Choosing Software Synthesizers for Your Home Studio

If you’re a music producer or songwriter, software synthesizers are your best friend. Not only are they super inexpensive compared to hardware, they sound just as good! Plus, a lot of them come with gigabytes and gigabytes worth of sounds…

Understanding Additive and Subtractive Synthesis

Additive and subtractive synthesis are two of the 4 fundamental ways synthesizers create sounds, next to wavetable and FM. If you plan to get into synths at all, or even just use them occasionally in your work, it’s a good…

Making Microtonal Music is Easier Than You’d Think

  Welcome to this Tutorial Tuesdays article by Michael W. Dean, synth player in BipTunia. Author of $30 Music School. PRO TIP: I’d recommend that while you read this article, you listen to this Microtonal Playlist on Spotify. It has…

Making Music on Your Phone: The Best Apps for Mobile

Musicians’ creativity doesn’t stop when they’re on the road. In a perfect world, we’d all have access to the comfort of our home studios 24/7, churning out music as often as we’d like. But whether you’re a full-time artist/producer or…

The Best Audio Sample Subscription Services

Audio sample subscription services are now more popular than ever. Gone are the days of sorting through samples on expensive disks you had to purchase, only to come up short. The demand for royalty-free libraries grew sharply after the advent…

Studio One Version 5 – What’s New

Since its inception in 2011, PreSonus Studio One has quickly become a go-to Digital Audio Workstation for beginners and pro’s alike. Combining the best parts of each DAW, Studio One offers a Customizable Workflow, incorporating everything you need in one…

Using Silence to Improve Your Productions

We don’t often consider the importance of silence when it comes to our musical productions. It’s easy to get caught up in the sounds we want to add, because that’s what music is all about! But if you use silence itself…

MIDI Keyboard 101: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

A MIDI keyboard—also known as a MIDI controller—is a piano-style device that lets you play and record your DAW’s software instruments and any other VST synths you have. They typically connect to your computer via USB for easy integration with…

Checking out Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 III with Glenn Fricker
This is going to be a lot of fun, I’m excited to have our good friend Mr. Glenn Fricker at the studio with us today. If you’ve been watching my videos you may have noticed the one amp rack in…
Why I Love Reaper with Glenn Fricker
Reaper, which stands for “Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording,” is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer software created by Cockos. As it is priced at less than $100, it is a great DAW for anyone…
PhantomFocus System: Studio Tour with Carl Tatz
Carl Tatz is an award winning studio designer and principal of Nashville-based Carl Tatz Designs. Carl draws his expertise as a studio designer and acoustician from over thirty years of experience as a GRAMMY-nominated engineer/producer, award-winning studio owner (Recording Arts),…
5 Tips to Get You Creating Music
In this video, we’re going to be talking about 5 tips to get your creating music. 1. Just get started! Don’t ‘wait for inspiration’. Set aside time to work. Many people have full time jobs, are in School or are…
6 Pre-Mastering Tips with Michael Romanowski & Phonitor 2 Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway Today we’re going to go over 6 tips that will help you prepare your mix to come into a mastering situation and get the best results with the grammy-nominated Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski. In addition to the…
6 Vocal Recording Tips
In today's video we’re going to be talking about 6 ways to drastically improve your vocal recordings! I really love talking about vocal recording. Those of you who know any of the recordings I’ve done know I've been blessed to…
4 Mixing Tricks That Have Nothing to do With Plugins or Hardware
Today we’re going to talk about 4 mix tips that have nothing to do with plugins or any hardware. Tip 1: Are your tracks ready to mix? You may have the world’s greatest hit song on your hands- it might…
3 Delay Mixing Tricks
Our community is truly fantastic! Everyone asks such great questions, which create amazing discussion! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Friday has been extremely revealing! In last weeks FAQ Friday we answered some amazing questions and this has sparked todays video! In…
3 Vocal Reverb Tips
Before we get started talking Vocal Reverbs please bear with me, here is my thought process on these Vocal Reverb ideas I’m going to share with you! One of the biggest complaints from many Engineers is how ‘perfect’ Digital is.…
5 Music Production Tricks For Better Songs
1) Add Energy To Lead Vocals With Tape Delay There are a few ways to do this, but the easiest and most common way is with a distorted delay or with a saturated tape delay plugin. You can also do…
The Ins and Outs of Sound Design

Here at Produce Like a Pro, making music is our top priority! Of course, music production is only one facet of audio engineering. Lest we neglect our sound design friends in the film & television industry, it’s important to familiarize…

10 Things No One Tells You About Music Production
1. Your first attempts at making music will not be that good! It’s ok! My first productions were atrocious! Knowing what I know now I wish I had created more songs and spent less time trying to perfect the ones…
Recording a song with 1 mic (LCT 441 Flex Giveaway)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Over the last 3 years of doing this channel, our good friends over at Lewitt have given us many microphones to try out and give away! Recently they have introduced a new microphone called the LCT 441…
Mixing Classic Rock for Charity With Dick Wagner
Normally on Friday’s we do our “Frequently Asked Questions” episode, but today we have something very special and important. We just released a brand-new Mixing Course for Charity. 100% of the profits are donated to support children in need. If…
Music Production With Phil Allen, Bob Horn & Erik Reichers
a Rafflecopter giveaway This week has been all about production. Recording the right parts, perfecting the arrangement and getting the sounds the way we want to hear them is huge! This channel is called PRODUCE Like A Pro after all!…
Rock Mix Bus Processing with Bob Marlette and Ulrich Wild
Mixing through plugins on your master bus is a widely debated topic. There are many approaches and methods but the best part is that there is no one way to go about it. Today I have a video for you…