Gain Staging: 3 Things You Need to Know
Gain staging is a very hotly debated topic around the internet!  When getting started in music, gain staging meant something completely differently than it does now. In Ye Olden Days we were concerned with signal to noise ratio and tape…
Mixing The Aquabats Kick Drum with Cameron Webb
The Aquabats are an Orange County California based band that formed in the early nineties.  By 1997 they had released their second album featuring the song "Super Rad!" One of the coolest facts about this era of the Aquabats career…
Eddie Kramer Interview (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix)
Eddie Kramer is as much a record industry historian as he is a storied engineer and producer. Apart from his work with such names as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, Mr. Kramer is also a wealth of…
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…
Removing Pops and Clicks with Izotope RX
Warren Sokol is a professional mastering engineer that works at United Mastering in Los Angeles. Sokol has worked on hundreds of albums for artists such as The Band Perry, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, The Moody Blues, Public Enemy, Method Man…
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…
Creating the Vocal Thickening Trick in Cubase
Chris Selim is a producer, recording , mix engineer. He is the owner of Mixdown Online and  has worked on more than 60 albums over the last 14 years. He has produced and mixed artists globally in Canada, USA,  France, Belgium…
Layering Heavy Guitars in a Rock song with Bob Marlette
Bob Marlette has had a huge career in music stretching from Session Player, Hit-Songwriter, Multi-Platinum Producer, Engineer and Mixer. Best known for his work with leading rock and metal bands, Bob engineered/produced/mixed Saliva’s Grammy nominated album “Every Six Seconds”, as…
Mixing Hip Hop Vocals with Ariel Chobaz & Bob Horn
Ariel Chobaz and Bob Horn are both incredibly accomplished mixers.  Both have worked with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop! Ariel was nominated for a Grammy for Rihanna's album "Loud", and Bob is a Grammy winner who's mixed songs for…
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…