The 10 Best Drum Machines for Creating Your Beats [2024 Guide]

One common trend we see more and more these days is electronic producers gravitating back towards hardware as opposed to working strictly in the box. Many artists find that tactile control is hugely beneficial to the overall creative process, since…

Best Microphone Preamps For Recording Music In 2024
In this blog post, we're diving into the world of microphone preamps with a special focus on some top picks.. Warm Audio ToneBeast: Affordable Excellence The Warm Audio ToneBeast is an affordable microphone preamp that pleasantly surprises with its sound…
The 9 Best Drum Mics for Live Sound & Recording (2024 Guide)

We talk about the best microphones for vocals and various instruments all the time, but what about the best mics for drums? As with any quality microphone, there’s always some overlap. You probably already own at least one transducer that…

The Best Value Reverb Plugin in 2024? LiquidSonics’ Seventh Heaven Review
Today, we're diving into the world of reverb, a vital tool for music production and mixing. Join us as we explore LiquidSonic's Seventh Heaven Reverb, a plugin that's been making waves in the industry. Whether you're a seasoned pro or…
Best Home Studio Microphones For Recording Music In 2024
Sweetwater is a treasure trove of gear, with an enormous store and massive warehouses filled with musical goodies. So, we took up the challenge and decided to embark on a journey to uncover our top eight best home studio microphones.…
Exploring Abbey Road’s Legendary Audio Equipment | The History of Gear
Once gain, we find ourselves inside the iconic Gatehouse at Abbey Road Studios, a place filled with history, creativity, and a plethora of legendary audio equipment. Join us as we're joined by the knowledgeable Mr. Mirek Styles, the Abbey Road…
Focal’s new Trio6 ST6 Three-Way Monitors | Review
A New Sonic Adventure Begins Just a few days ago, the music production world was abuzz with the arrival of Focal's latest offering: the Trio6. These aren't your run-of-the-mill speakers; they're a new breed of three-way monitors that promise a…
Do You Really need VINTAGE Mics? – Are Modern MICS Really THAT Great?
Joe Carrell, like many of us, has certain model numbers that he's attached to—numbers like 47, 67, and 87 mean a lot to him. But sometimes, he realizes he might be holding onto these models too tightly. In the world…
Mixing Creed III’s Original Film Score | Masterclass with John Chapman & Reuben Cohen
In the world of filmmaking, there are countless behind-the-scenes heroes who contribute to the magic of cinema. One often underappreciated aspect is film score mixing. Today, we have the privilege of delving into this fascinating world with John Chapman, a…
The Brandi Carlile Interview – Grammy Award Winning Producer and Artist
Brandi Carlile is a name that resonates with fans of folk, rock, and Americana music. With her soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and magnetic stage presence, she has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Born on June 1, 1981,…
Recording Country – Mäag Audio PREQ2 Preamp Review | Joe Carrell
The Maag Audio PREQ2 is a highly regarded piece of audio equipment that has found its place as an invaluable tool in professional recording studios and among audio enthusiasts. This two-channel microphone preamp and equalizer combines the best of both…
Inside Abbey Road: A Day in the Life of Abbey Road’s Engineers
Abbey Road, London—a name that resonates with music enthusiasts and aficionados worldwide. The iconic studio has been the backdrop for countless legendary recordings, and today, we have the privilege of sitting down with Chris Parker, Sarah Meyz & Marta Di…
Abbey Road’s Software Collaborations with Waves Audio, Spitfire Audio & Native Instruments
Abbey Road Studios: A Legacy of Excellence Abbey Road Studios, located in London, holds an unparalleled place in the annals of music history. Its legendary status stems from its role in recording timeless albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and…
BRAND NEW Universal Audio OX Stomp Pedal Review | Mic’d Amp Tones At Your Feet
Building off Universal Audio’s industry-defining Ox unit, the Ox Stomp Dynamic Speaker Emulator is a single-pedal solution for perfectly produced guitar tones. Simply pair the Ox Stomp with your preferred amp-in-a-box or digital amp modeler to elevate your tone with…
Capturing The Emotion of Abbey Road | Spitfire Audio
The Spitfire Strings library recorded at Abbey Road Studio is a symphonic masterpiece that represents the pinnacle of virtual orchestral instruments. Renowned for their dedication to capturing the essence of live orchestral performance, Spitfire Audio's collaboration with the world-famous Abbey…
Musical Glue Compression | Vari Tube Compressor by Tegeler Audio Review | Joe Carrell
I'm excited to share with you to the Teagler Vari Tube Compressor. As an enthusiast of variable-mu compressors, I couldn't resist the opportunity to share my thoughts on this remarkable device. In the world of music production and mixing, I've…
THIS Made Remote Music Production Collaboration Possible | Audiomovers
AudioMovers is an innovative software solution that has revolutionized the way musicians, producers, and audio professionals collaborate and share audio content in real-time. Developed by a team of audio enthusiasts and professionals, AudioMovers addresses the challenges of remote collaboration and…
FIRST LOOK – PreSonus’ Eris Series Studio 8 Monitors – Incredible Value
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 13, 2023) — PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. today announces the new and powerful line of Eris® Studio Monitors that will be available in three distinct tiers—Essential, Studio and Pro. This tier system ensures that any creator, from…
Mixing Don’t Let Me Down By The Beatles | Antelope Audio Synergy Core Native
You may already know Antelope Audio for their top-notch audio interfaces, but they've recently ventured into the world of standalone plugins, and we're about to dive deep into what they have to offer. Antelope Audio's Native Synergy Core Antelope Audio…
Tips For Perfect Vocal Recordings & Performances | Willie Green
In today's video, we're joined by Brooklyn-based producer and engineer, Willie Green, as he shares his invaluable insights on optimizing microphone setups to capture the most exceptional vocal performances. So, if you're a budding artist or an aspiring audio engineer,…
Behind The Console: Mastering Engineer Oli Morgan Interview | Inside Abbey Road
Oli Morgan is a name that resonates with anyone remotely familiar with the world of music mastering. Born with an innate passion for music, Morgan's journey into the realm of mastering engineering began in his formative years. His background in…
The Legendary Synth Redefined? | Roland JUNO-X Review | Matt Lange
Today, Matt Lange dives deep into the Roland Juno-X. Let's see what he has to say... -------- At first glance, you might mistake it for the iconic Juno 106, but I've had my trusty Juno 106 for a whopping 18…
Must-Have Drum Plugins For Mixing | Joe Carrell
Today, Joe Carrell shareshis go-to drum mixing plugins and some tips on how to use them to take your drum sound to the next level. So grab your headphones and let's get started! SSLx Saturator - Adding Warmth and Punch:…
Inside Abbey Road: Behind The Mastering Console with Sean Magee
With a career spanning several decades, Magee has carved a niche for himself as a masterful mastering engineer, leaving an indelible mark on countless recordings across various genres. His exceptional skill, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to his craft…
Rate My Mix Winners ANNOUNCED – Lianne Kaye – Glow | Rate My Mix Contest
1st Place: Luke Ther Featured in Lianne Kaye’s upcoming Single Release! Audient EVO16 JZ V67 Kali Audio LP8 McDSP Emerald Pack LUKETHERMUSIC · LUKETHERMUSIC – Glow Production/Remix 2nd Place: Karlush Featured in Lianne Kaye’s upcoming Single Release! Audient EVO8 JZ…
5 Quick Automation Tips To Improve Your Mixes | Sara Carter
Automation is a powerful tool that can elevate your mixes to new heights of dynamism and excitement. In this blog, I'll share five indispensable tips for harnessing the full potential of automation to create mixes that truly shine. 1. Blending…
Bring Boring Guitars to LIFE with The “All Boost” EQ Trick From Joe Carrell
The Predicament: Reviving Lackluster Guitars Ever found yourself dealing with tracks that weren't part of your original recording process? Trust me, it's a common situation, especially in the world of mixing. Sometimes, you pull up the faders and everything falls…
Andrew Huang Designed A Plugin? | Transit by Baby Audio Review
We got wind that Andrew Huang and Baby Audio were about to release something crazy for music production so we got Andrew on a call to tell us all about it! Transit, designed by Andrew Huang, feels like cheating. There's…
Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles (Cover) | Aspen Pittman 1B-FET Microphone Review
The Aspen Pittman 1B-FET microphone stands as a testament to the delicate balance between vintage warmth and modern precision. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this microphone embodies the spirit of classic recording while incorporating modern advancements to meet the…
Chandler Ltd Factory Tour | Resurrecting Abbey Road’s Audio Magic
Established by Wade Goeke in 1999, Chandler Limited has steadily gained recognition and respect among music producers, engineers, and artists for its distinctive range of analog hardware that imparts a warm, classic character to audio recordings. With an unwavering commitment…
FIRST LOOK – Kazrog Avalon VT-747SP – An Analog Icon Redefined ⚡️
Kazrog, renowned developer of innovative audio software, has partnered with Avalon Design, a legendary name in the world of professional analog audio equipment, to introduce the Kazrog Avalon VT-747SP. This state-of-the-art audio effects software plugin is a direct emulation of Avalon's widely-acclaimed VT-747SP…
Running A Record Label In 2023 – The Cheryl Pawelski Interview | Grammy-Winning Producer
Cheryl Pawelski, a name synonymous with innovation and artistry, has made an indelible mark on the industry through her exceptional work as a producer, music archivist, and record label executive. Her commitment to preserving musical legacies, promoting diverse voices, and…
Abbey Road Studios & The Future Of Innovation In Music Production | Abbey Road Red
Imagine a place where music's rich history converges with cutting-edge technology to compose a new chapter in the music industry. This realm of innovation and creativity is none other than Abbey Road Red, an incubator nestled within the iconic Abbey…
One Skill Home Studio Engineers Can EASILY Learn To Make Powerful Recordings
In a world where music production is constantly evolving, the ability to blend organic and electronic elements seamlessly is a sought-after skill. We had the privilege of speaking with Alex Case, a seasoned audio engineer and educator, about his experiences,…
Rolling Stones, XTC, Peter Gabriel and more – The Steve Lillywhite Interview
Born on March 15, 1955, in Surrey, England, Steve Lillywhite's journey into the world of music production was marked by an incredible fusion of talent and opportunity. He began his career as a tape operator at Polygram Studios, learning the…
Inside The Album: The Lemonheads’ It’s A Shame About Ray with Bruce Robb
In the world of music, some albums stand as timeless testaments to an era, encapsulating the spirit of their time while also retaining the power to resonate with new generations. One such album is The Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About…
Music Production From Home | The Andy Stochansky Interview with Warren Huart
A Journey Through Music: Early Life and Career Beginnings Born on November 23, 1973, in Toronto, Canada, Andy Stochansky's passion for music was evident from an early age. Growing up in a musically inclined family, he took up the drums…
An Interview With Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios
Mastering engineers are the final gatekeepers of a record's sound, ensuring that it shines in its best light and is ready for distribution. In this blog, we sit down with Jeff Pesh, a renowned mastering engineer with a career spanning…
Cutting Vinyl at Abbey Road – with Geoff Pesche
Vinyl records, once thought to be obsolete, have made a remarkable resurgence in recent years. Audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike appreciate the warm and authentic sound that only analog records can deliver. But have you ever wondered how those intricate…
David Reitzas: The Interview – Masterful Producer Behind The Music
In the vast and dynamic world of music production, few names stand out as brightly as David Reitzas. With a career spanning several decades, Reitzas has solidified his position as one of the most influential and sought-after producers in the…
The Truth About Widening Your Mixes And The 1 Way To Bring Out The Best In Them
In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson dives in deep about the effects of going too far with widening and the damage it could cause more than good. Watch as he approaches widening mixes in a more focused manner…
Audioscape 260VU & Opto Comp Review
Today, we're sharing a cover of Heart Of Gold by Neil Young - A Classic! We partnered with our very good friends at AudioScape to bring you the silky smooth sounds of their Opto Comp and the legendary era-defining sound…
The Abbey Road Story – A History Of Recording Innovation
Abbey Road is the world’s oldest and most famous recording studio. In the ten decades in which it has operated, it has built up an unparalleled track record of technical innovation and music-changing recordings.  Abbey Road is obviously most famous…
Sonible’s NEW smart:gate is TOO GOOD | Plugin Review
In the fast-paced world of audio production, finding innovative solutions that streamline workflows and enhance sound quality is crucial. Sonible, a renowned audio technology company, has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge tools to meet the demands of modern…
The Marc Bonilla Interview : The Virtuoso of Melody and Soulful Expression
In the vast world of music, certain individuals stand out as true virtuosos, possessing unparalleled skill and a unique ability to connect with their audience. One such masterful guitarist is Marc Bonilla, a name that may not be as widely…
Unveiling the Sonic Brilliance: Discovering the World of Fryette Amplification
When it comes to electric guitar amplifiers, a select few brands have garnered a devoted following for their exceptional craftsmanship and ability to capture pure tone. Among these revered names is Fryette Amplification, founded by the talented Steven Fryette. With…
Friedman Amplification TOUR: Unleashing Sonic Power and Vintage Tones
When it comes to guitar amplifiers, there is a plethora of options available in the market, catering to the diverse needs of musicians. Among the many renowned brands, Friedman Amplification stands out as a name synonymous with excellence, innovation, and…
Yes: One Of Prog Rock’s Most Important Bands | Artists Who Changed Music
Yes ranks alongside King Crimson, Genesis and Pink Floyd as among the most famous, influential and innovative prog rock bands of all time.  Yes’s reputation as one of the principal originators of prog rock is largely founded on six classic…
Toby Wright: The Interview – Unraveling the Sonic Alchemy of a ROCK Genius
Toby Wright is a highly regarded music producer and engineer known for his exceptional work in the rock and metal genres. With a career spanning several decades, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry through his innovative…
Second Chances in the Folk-Rock Movement: Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence”
By the start of 1965, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had already broken up twice.  Their debut album Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. was a commercial failure. Simon had headed off to England to join their folk music scene, while Garfunkel…