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…
Master Bus Processing Chains from 3 Mix Engineers
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. Some mixers will start by adding plugins…
AfterMaster Audio Labs Tour with Shelly Yakus
Shelly Yakus is one of the greatest recording and mixing engineers of all time. Not only that, but he is also a dear friend, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He's worked with many of the biggest names…
Ken Sluiter Recording Studio Tour
Hello lovely people!  A few years ago my friend, Brad Wood, introduced me to Ken Sluiter. Ken Sluiter is a recording engineer, producer, and mixer out of Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003, where he worked alongside legendary producers…
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…
Home Studio Setup Basics
This is the best time in history to be making music. With all the advances in technology, everything you need to make music is affordable and at your fingertips. But with all the options available, you may not know what…
What is the Right Gear for your Home Studio?
What is the right gear to buy when building your home studio.  This question can be met with so many answers, that it can be overwhelming for a beginner who is starting out building his/her first home studio.  There are…
How to Mix a Snare Drum with Glenn Fricker
Glenn Fricker is a known proponent of natural sounding drums. He chooses to mix without drum samples and advocates for human performance. When you hear his drum sounds you'll see why.  Many of his YouTube videos focus on the hard…
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…
Producing Vocals with Grammy Winners Phil Allen and Bob Horn
Great vocal production is foundational in making a song sound great! Modern music relies heavily on the vocal track being big, up front, and clear! The lead vocal track contains many of the emotional elements in a song and can…