Open or Closed Back Headphones? | FAQ Friday
In this episode of FAQ Friday we’re going to talk about a lot of things, one of which is open or closed back headphones… I get asked this question a lot, "what is the difference between open and closed back…
Are Pro Tools Shortcuts Really Necessary? | FAQ Friday
We're back, I'm in black for another FAQ Friday! As always we have a bunch of marvellous questions so let get stuck in! Today's featured question is “How did you get so familiar with all the commands and shortcuts? Can…
How to make money in music (and get paid!) | FAQ Friday
Happy Friday! Hope your week has been marvellous, as always we have a bunch of wonderful questions to answer for you today! So, let’s get into today's featured question! “How do you go about figuring out splits for publishing and…
Mixing Singles to Sound Like the Rest of the Album? | FAQ Friday
Happy Friday! Hope your week has been marvellous, as always we have a bunch of wonderful questions to answer for you today! So, let’s get into Today's featured question! “We always mix singles but when we want to make an…
Are You Using Too Many Plugins? | FAQ Friday
a Rafflecopter giveaway It’s always wonderful doing these FAQ Fridays I love doing them. There are some great questions, they make me think twice about many different things because they are for common problems for things we come across every…
The Best Way To Learn How To Mix | FAQ Friday
Today I’m really thrilled to have Jon Connolly here with us for FAQ Friday! Jon is the closest thing to a ProTools expert that I have ever met in my life, he's an Avid Master instructor and Berkley lecturer! -…
Do you gain stage tracks before mixing? | FAQ Friday
Today’s featured question is: “Do you gain stage tracks before mixing?" What a great question! Yes! Quite often! Not on stuff that I’ve recorded because I record it at a level that makes sense through my equipment, but definitely when…
Making Programmed Parts Sound Human | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a lot of great questions today! Let’s get right into today’s featured question: “Would you consider cutting program parts to match what a Human is playing and bring a little more…
Dealing with Distractions While Mixing | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a bunch of questions here that are very business oriented and I realize that doing youtube and having my own channel one might think I'm a professional YouTuber but I'm…
How Much Should You Charge To Mix A Song? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We have a lot of great questions today! Some about mixing and some related to business, which is always a nice balance! Let's get right into today's featured question: “You suggest getting…
How much time should you spend on each part of the creative process? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we received tons of marvellous questions this week! Before we get into the questions for this week, I wanted to take a minute to thank Stealth Sonics for my very…
Is Success in Music Determined By Your Location? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we received tons of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "Do you think a certain amount of success as a producer mixer or engineer is determined by…
Top 10 Albums Released in the Last 20 Years | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we received tons of marvellous questions this week! Unfortunately we ran out of time after answering just two! Our featured question this week: "What are your top 10 best Engineered/Produced…
Stock Plugins vs. Third Party Plugins | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: “What are your thoughts on and have you mixed a song completely with stock plugins? Do…
Stems vs Tracks What’s the Difference? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week and this is a huge one! Our featured question this week: “What is the difference between stems and tracks?” A lot…
Upgrading your interface: Does it improve sound quality? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "I am currently recording using a 15-year-old M-Audio USB Interface, do you think buying a newer…
Getting a Track Ready for Mastering | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "When mixing down a multitrack song recorded at 24-bit/ 96kHz, what is the best method to…
Protecting your work until you get paid | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "How do you protect a final mix that you’re sending to a client if you’re sending…
How much does it cost to have a track mastered? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions this week! Our featured question this week: "What is the typical cost of having a track mastered?" Personally, the cheapest good mastering I…
How to Prevent Cymbal Bleed | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "When I record my drums I get a lot of cymbal bleed. What am I doing wrong?" There…
Avoiding Dull Vocals | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question this week: "Vocals I record are always piercing in the +7K range. I notch and deEss but the vocal ends…
FAQ Friday NAMM Edition Part 2 | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! While at NAMM 2019 we ran into Austen Bullard who had a marvellous question to ask me: “When you’re in the studio writing with an artist, do you have a process for efficiently…
FAQ Friday at NAMM
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We are going to do a slightly different FAQ Friday today since we're at NAMM! We’re going to ask questions to different manufacturers, producers, and engineers that we meet throughout the day!…
How Much Low End is Too Much? | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always, we have a ton of marvellous questions! Our featured question of the week is: "When does low end become too much low end?" How do I answer that? Simply put,…
Make a Mix Sound More Exciting | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! As always we have a ton of marvellous questions and today we have some rather fun ones! Our featured question of the week is: "What’s your first approach to make a mix sound…
Mixing a Vocal Duet | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! It's still very early in the year and we have a ton of great questions to choose from already! Our featured question of the week is: How do you mix a vocal…
Managing Ear Fatigue | FAQ Friday
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! Before we get into this week’s questions, I wanted to know if you’ve had a fun week mixing the song “The Gallery- Young & Restless?” If you haven’t already, you can download…
Should you EQ programmed Drums? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! This weeks featured question is: "With programmed drums, can you use the same EQ principles that you’ve gone over or has this already been done in the programming stage?" As you probably…
Do you need connections to make money in music? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! It's been a great week and we have a lot of fun announcements to come! I just want to say thank you all for being such and amazing community! Now, let's get…
Real Gear vs. Plugins | FAQ Friday
We're big, we're bad, and we're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! This week we a bunch of marvellous questions (as per usual) Let's get to your questions! This week's featured question is: "Would a song not only being…
Tuning Drums to Fit the Key of a Song | FAQ Friday
We're big, we're bad & we're back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We've received a lot of emails asking us if the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale prices were still available, so we figured we would extend for one final…
Blending Real Amps with Amp Modellers and Cab Sims | FAQ Friday
We have a whole bunch of incredibly good questions this week, but before we get into them- It's Black Friday! We have SO MANY amazing sales happening right now. Here they are! • Produce Like A Pro: $99 Yearly Academy Passes…
Hit The Red | FAQ Friday
We have some marvellous questions this week! They are all over the spectrum! "What is your opinion on recording in the red? Should it be avoided at all times?" I've seen so many videos, where they're doing a mix and…
Recording Vocals | FAQ Friday
We got a ton of marvellous questions this week! (as per usual! haha!) Let’s get right into it! What do you do when you’re recording a vocal that has a large dynamic range between verse and chorus and the singer…
Mentally Preparing Yourself Before Starting a Mix | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with: “How do you go about mentally preparing yourself before starting a mix?" Marvellous question! Hopefully, the artist, producer, engineer, or whoever supplied you with the multitracks has also…
Dealing with Pressure and Anxiety | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “Do you have any advice on how to cope under pressure and perhaps anxiety?” We got a few other questions similar to this one and this topic is…
Analog Delay vs Digital Delay | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “When would you go for an analog delay vs a digital delay?” Basically, a digital delay is an incredibly, if not a completely accurate facsimile of the sound…
Using Drum Samples In A Mix | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “If you're using a kick sample, to avoid actually placing the sample manually for every kick hit, is there a program or method you use so that…
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!…
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!…
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…
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…
Earning royalties as a Producer in 2018 | 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!…
Mix & Remix Contest Winners & FAQ Friday

This is a very special edition of FAQ Friday! Not only do we have some amazing questions, we’re also announcing the 3 winners of the 2018 Mix/Remix Competition! We got hundreds of great mixes, unfortunately we couldn’t choose everyone. We…

Did they high-pass in 1979? | 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!…
When to give feedback to an artist | 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!…
Did modern music ruin feel & vibe? | 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!…
Releasing Singles vs. Albums vs. Eps | FAQ Friday
We have so much going on right now! I’ll try to sum it up as succinctly as I can! 1. We’ve just received our 100,000 Subscribers Silver Creator Award! 2. We’ve released a new course called Mixing Classic Rock For…
Mixing Classic Rock for Charity With Dick Wagner
Normally on Friday’s we do our “Frequently Asked Questions” episode, but today we have something very special and important. We just released a brand-new Mixing Course for Charity. 100% of the profits are donated to support children in need. If…
Headphones & Monitor Calibration | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday’s are our weekly series where I answer YOUR questions! Leave your questions in the YouTube comments and I might answer them on the show! Before we get into today’s FAQ’s, I want to remind everyone that we’re having…