We’ve been nominated for an award! – Thank you!
On our last day in Nashville last week I got an email saying that we've been nominated for a Technical Excellent & Creativity Award for Audio Education Technology alongside some of the best in the industry. I am at a…
If you could work with any artist, who would it be? | FAQ Friday
If you could work with any artist, who would it be? What a marvellous question. I’ve asked this question to friends of mine who are producers, mixers, engineers, songwriters, musicians, etc. I love when people ask who would you work…
When is a mix finished? | FAQ Friday
Recently I was asked: Imagine there is no budget pressure and you do not have deadlines; how do you know that a mix is finished? This is a great question! I don’t know that without a budget or a deadline…
Why compete with the best mixers? (Lauten Mic Giveaway) | FAQ Friday
We have had an amazing week! On Sunday (June 3rd, 2018) we hit 200,000 subscribers! I really appreciate all of you! We have a ton of interaction! You’re talking to each other, helping each other out, swapping ideas, asking amazing…
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…
Can you record guitar with a practice amp? | FAQ Friday

Welcome to another episode of FAQ Friday (Frequently Asked Questions). This series is all about your questions. We go through the YouTube comments, look for the most common / interesting questions and answer them in FAQ Friday episodes! Can you…

Drums, drums and more drums! | FAQ Friday

Let’s jump into this week’s questions: Any tips for recording drums in a bad room? If your room is bad (not big, or doesn’t sound good, or has tons of reflections) you may not want to do room mics. Having…

4 Production & Recording Books You Need To Read | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. Before I get into this week’s questions, I…

Panning, Mastering and Balancing Harmonies | FAQ Friday

For those of you new to the channel, FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! Every week I get a ton of great questions and this week is no exception. This is a question that I get asked…

Music Licensing & Royalties | FAQ Friday

Earlier this week we did a LIVE Q&A with Jon Skinner, CEO/Founder of MusicGateway.com, answering your questions about music licensing. We got the chance to pick his brain, he was even able to answer some questions that I had as…

Song Transitions, High Passing & Drum Samples | FAQ Friday

Could you explain how to do a song transition, like how one track might go to the next track on an album? – Frequently Asked Question.  That is a great question. I’ve done albums where we use interstitials. This is…

The Song, the song and the song! | FAQ Friday

What an awesome question! Let me tell you why it’s an awesome question… I get all of the potential answers from this question. I’ve worked with bands that don’t want to do overdubs or many overdubs, because they’re like “We’ll…

Should you use stock plugins as much as possible? | FAQ Friday

Many stock plugins, at least the ones I use, which are the delays, the compressor, the EQ the DeEsser, the reverb, are fantastic! Avid’s reverb, the plate setting is a fantastic sounding plate. It’s kind of a secret weapon! Do…

Mixing on headphones (FAQ Friday)
I know a handful of people that mix on headphones. I have varying degrees of thoughts on that. I get it, some of us are in bedrooms, our parents house, married with kids (not wanting to wake them up at…
How to avoid creative burnout & managing time in the studio (FAQ FRIDAY)
There’s a lot this week about the business side of the music business. Not numbers, accounting and contracts- We talk about how to prevent from burning out creatively and physically and how to manage time when in the studio. If…
SSL’s, Recording with Tape & Building a Resume (FAQ Friday)
In this week’s FAQ Friday we have a lot of very very wonderful questions starting with "Do you use the SSL at all? It seems that it is simply an expensive book stand?" Yes! They’re books! - On the left…
Vocal mixing, widening, compression and getting a great vocal performance- FAQ Friday
As always, I get tons of amazing questions from you guys on a daily/weekly basis! If a singer thinks that there he or she is the world's greatest singer and they have this amazing range but actually don’t, how do…
Analogue vs. Mixing in the box & dodgy contracts – FAQ Friday
Hello lovely people! I got a good bunch of great questions this week! Please keep them coming! I post a new FAQ Friday video... every Friday! haha Let's get to it! I get this questions similar to this all the…
Preamps, Re-amps, Giveaways & NAMM 2018 (FAQ Friday)
This week we decided to do things a bit differently for the FAQ Friday episode. We filmed it LIVE at NAMM and we added 2 giveaways and several short interviews!  We're giving away the following: 1. Spectra Sonics STX 100…