Recording Drums at Sunset Sound Studio 3

The historic Sunset Sound is a world famous studio where some of the most iconic albums of all time have been recorded. Some of these include Prince’s Purple Rain, the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., the Beach Boys’ Pet…

The Fortin Nameless Amp Sim (Review & Demo)

A lot of people have been talking about this, and we’re going to mention it! It’s the Neural DSP Fortin Nameless! People are freaking out about this! I’m not a metal guy, although I do work with some rock &…

Should you use a USB Mic? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave them in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer them! Here’s a marvellous question!…
Top 10 Home Studio Essentials for Beginners

An efficient home studio set-up is essential for producers, engineers, and musicians of any level. And luckily, the time has never been better to get into the game. Rapid advances in digital technology over the past decade have made home…

The biggest factor that influences acoustic guitar sound | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave them in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer them! Here’s a big question!…
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…
When should you stop editing and start mixing? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave it in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer it! We always get a…
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…
Should you use drum samples? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have a question you’d like to ask, simply leave it in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer it! There is no criteria…
Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you've been wondering about something, ask away!…
Recording Acoustic Guitar 101

One of my first videos on YouTube was called “Recording Acoustic Guitar,” and ever since then I frequently get asked to talk in more detail about recording acoustic guitar. In today’s video, we’re going to be a lot more thorough…

What Is Phase Cancellation?

https://producelikeapro.com/blog/sound-synthesis-basics/Phase cancellation is an acoustic phenomenon in which two or more “out of phase” sound waves result in weakened or lost frequencies. When two identical frequencies are cycling 180° opposite each other, complete phase cancellation occurs. The Science Behind Phase…

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…
Audio Recording Through the Ages (This history of audio recording)
Ever wondered how sound technology developed to the advanced heights of today’s digital music production? It’s strange to think about, but less than 200 years ago no sound had been recorded...Ever. The music industry didn’t really exist as the technology…
Darrell Thorp Recording @ Sunset Sound w/ Lauten Audio
We’re back at the famous Sunset Sound with Mr. Darrell Thorp! Darrell is a producer, mixer, recording engineer, and seven-time Grammy-winner. He’s had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career, including Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, and…
The Best Free Audio Editors in 2018

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;…

Best DAW 2018: Getting the Most from Your Software

We’ve covered DAWs extensively over the past several weeks, examining both the top inexpensive options as well as the best-of-the-best in digital audio production. And while we can’t in good conscience crown a single DAW king, we can further look…

Breaking Down Acoustic Treatment for Home Studios

Chances are, unless your home studio was specifically designed for recording and mixing music, it’s a less than ideal listening environment. Professional studios are carefully planned out to eliminate naturally occurring acoustic issues in a way that residential rooms are…

Thank you 200K Subs Giveaway Week (Audient iD14 & ASP800 – $1148 Value)
a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you once again for the 200,000 subscribers! It’s pretty overwhelming how amazing it is that there are so many of you here to help each other! I love all the comments & questions, I love how…
200K Subscribers Giveaway (Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 – $1099 Value)
a Rafflecopter giveaway We hit 200,000 subscribers! In a little over 3 years this channel has grown from nothing to 200,000 of you! Everybody leaves incredible comments, questions and the community here is so supportive! I’m so impressed with everyone!…
The Best USB Audio Interfaces On A Budget [$100 or Less]

A short while back, we took a look at the best USB audio interfaces for home studios on a budget. The idea behind the list was to compile some of most tried-and-true interfaces for the home recorder likely needing no…

Big Guitars Production Trick

This video is all about big guitars production techniques. The trick I show you is a trick I learned from Mr. Dave Jerden and his old engineer, Mr. Bryan Carlstrom. This is a trick that they would do to build…

The 10 Essentials To Get Your Home Studio Started

Whether you’re looking to launch a career as an audio engineer, looking for a new hobby or an artist wanting to record their own music on the cheap, building a home studio has never been easier. The notion that high…

The Best Music Production Apps for Mobile

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

Kick and Bass Low End Mixing Tricks With Ulrich Wild, Cameron Webb & Warren Huart
Get The Mixing Kick & Bass Cheatsheet Mixing Kick Drum: • Boost 60 Hz to reinforce weight of the kick. The area around 40-60 Hz is where the weight of you kick lives. • Don’t be afraid to gently high…
What Is Audio Clipping and Why Is It Important?

We’ve all heard the dreaded term “audio clipping.” It often shows itself as an admonishing red light in our DAW, on our audio interface, or on our speakers. The result of which is, almost always, scrambling for knobs or faders…

Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix
1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or…
The Best Inexpensive Recording Software in 2018

Technically when we use the term “DAW,” short for digital audio workstation, we’re referring to the various components of a studio that allow us to make digital recordings. The computer, audio interface, recording software, and other devices all make up…

The Top 7 USB Audio Interfaces for Studios on a Budget

After the computer and DAW, arguably the most important component of any studio is the audio interface. It may seem like spending a fortune is the only way to get the best digital recording and playback quality. However, “you get what you…

5 Vocal Mixing Tricks
1. Saturation Adding edge to a vocal can typically be high end EQ, however this can be unpredictable with Esses and Consonants peaking tremulously requiring addition maintenance to sound great! So saturation can not only add fullness to a vocal…
5 Essential Recording Tips
1. Get the headphone Mix right Having the right headphone for the artist your recording is essential! If the singer isn’t inspired to perform then no amount or combination of Compression, EQ or Effects is going to make the vocal…
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Demo & Giveaway
Today we have the Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7! It’s very heavy, which is always a good sign, and it’s got 7 microphones in it! Included in the kit are: • 2x Lewitt LCT 340 - (Acoustic Guitar and…
Recreating The Beatles Tones with Clay Blair at Boulevard Recording
Clay Blair is the head engineer and owner of Boulevard Recording in Hollywood--and a huge Beatles fan, which we'll discuss shortly! Clay chatted with Produce Like a Pro a short while back and gave us a tour of his wonderful…
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…
Glyn Johns Method: Recording Drums with 4 microphones

For anyone who’s endeavored the mighty task of recording a full band on a shoestring budget, you know one of the hardest set-ups to mic up is a drum set. If you’re new or just starting out, there’s a pretty…

UK Sound 1173 Channel Strip Review
This is very exciting for me because about two or three years ago I came up with the idea to take a 1073 and an 1176 and put them together! There's loads of 1073s and 1176s and all this kind…
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…
Drum Microphone Placement Techniques
The first time that you place microphones on a drum set can be difficult. There are many questions that you might ask yourself. What microphones should I use? How many microphones should I use? Are they too far? Are they…
Tips for Recording Rock Guitars with Cameron Webb
Cameron Webb is a master of recording rock music. He's worked with many great bands, including NOFX, Pennywise and Motorhead to name a few. I was at Cameron's studio with Glenn Fricker and we were doing some recording for a…
5 Tips for Recording Vocals
Recording a great sounding vocal in the studio sounds like it should be a simple task. You set up a microphone, have your singer to stand in front of it, give them a set of headphones and hit the record…
Recording Acoustic, Electric, & Bass Guitars
Have you ever wanted to see what really goes in to making a pop rock song that sounds big and wide? First, you need to make sure that you get the best possible recordings of the instruments. Second, you need…
My Ask the Artist Interview at NRG Recording Studios
NRG Recording Studios featured me on their "Ask the Artist" series. It was a wonderful opportunity and I am very thankful to have been a part of it.  We talked about gear, working in the industry, licensing music, being on…
Teens Recording Van Halen’s "I’m The One" at Sunset Sound
Hello Lovely People! We've had such an incredible response to the recording that we did with the students from the Los Rios Rock School that we wanted to post another video today.  The kids did such and amazing job, with…
Orchestra and Horns. 12 Songs. World Class Recording in 2 Days
Matt Brownlie’s career is an illustrious one that speaks for itself through both the range of genres and also the sheer talent he has worked with.  His accolades include working with Bette Midler, LL Cool J, Destiny’s Child, Frank Ocean,…
The Beatles Recording Reference Manual with Jerry Hammack
I'm excited to sit down with Jerry Hammack to talk about the most influential band of all time: The Beatles! The Beatles have influenced music makers for decades, they are irreplaceable for the development of modern recording! So many techniques…
Win A Shure & Focusrite Drum Recording Package ($1719 Value)
I recently did a live recording session at the legendary Sunset Sound Studio Three, where Prince recorded three of his best albums and lived in for several years. We used all of the wonderful equipment Sunset Sound has to offer including…
$1700 vs. $100 000 Mic Setup – Recording Session At Sunset Sound
The challenge many people now face is how do we make amazing recordings on a limited budget? There's a minefield of gear out there!  I decided I would ask two companies who make affordable equipment to lend us some gear.…
Bass Recording Setup & Pedals with Jon Button
Marvellous people! Please welcome the wonderful Jon Button. Jon is an amazing bassist who has toured and recorded with many of my favourite bands and artists such as The Who, Sheryl Crow and Shakira. Jon and I have been working…
Remote Bass Recording with Nashville Bassist Steve Cook
From a $100 pawn shop bass guitar at the age of 13 to touring and recording bass with country artist Phil Vassar, Steve Cook’s story is not one of privilege, but rather a story about hard work paying off. Steve…
Capture Powerful Bass Recordings
We're back with our Recording Connection apprentice Alex to track some bass!  While bass is only subconsciously perceived by the average listener, it is one of the most crucial parts of any production. It glues the song together and ties…