12 Incredible Songwriting Tips that Work

As musicians, we spend the bulk of our time improving on what we do. We’d probably all agree that every new project we start (and sometimes never finish!) is a step towards getting better at songwriting. While there isn’t a…

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 10 Tips and Tricks Used by Pros

It’s something that every creative has experienced and will likely face again: the feeling of being totally out of ideas. Inspiration comes to a halt, and starting or finishing a project seems like an insurmountable task. Writer’s block is discouraging and…

Hi! I’m Wayne G. Miller!

Hello, Produce Like A Pro viewers and readers. I’m Wayne G. Miller – a producer/mixer, songwriter and musical director in Los Angeles. As an MD I have worked with Christina Perri, Mike Posner, Demi Lovato, Snakehips, AlunaGeorge and many others.…

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…
6 Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block

It’s something that every creative has experienced and will likely face again: the feeling of being totally out of ideas. Inspiration comes to a halt, and starting or finishing a project seems like an insurmountable task. Writer’s block is discouraging and…

6 Steps in Becoming a Better Songwriter

The path to improvement as a songwriter is an on-going, ever-evolving process. As a craft, songwriting is highly individualistic, dictated by a host of personal characteristics. The instrument(s) you play, the genre(s) you most enjoy, and your technical and creative…

How to Write a Song with 10 Helpful Holistic Hints

When it comes to writing music, there’s surely no substitute for a bit of creativity and the keen desire to make something new. Everyone has a method all their own, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t observable parallels between creative…

Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? | FAQ Friday
Melodyne, Waves Tune or Auto-Tune? Which is the best to use? Which one is your favorite? They all do the same thing technically but they all have different algorithms and different ways of working. I’ll tell you what I like…
Mixing Monitors vs. Mastering Monitors | FAQ Friday
Are mixing monitors different than mastering monitors? Yes and no. I’ve been to a lot of mastering studios where they have very expensive monitors but they’re also the same very expensive monitors that I’ve seen in some very expensive studios…
Magic Formula For Songwriting? | FAQ Friday
I often get asked about songwriting: How do I start a song? Is there a magical formula? I like to start with asking the artist “what do you want to write about? What exactly are you trying to say?” If…