Should you mix your own tracks? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is this: I'm a little confused about what is good enough when it comes to a final mix before mastering, when the mix is clean enough, or what to leave for…
How to Choose the Right Mic! | FAQ Friday
We're back with another FAQ Friday! I hope you have all had a marvellous week and are staying safe and healthy! Before we jump into our FAQ Friday questions, I just wanted to take a moment to focus on the…
How do you keep the overall feel and the play between musicians on a track? | FAQ Friday
Welcome back to another FAQ Friday! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there! Today's featured question is: What is the best way to keep the overall feel and the play between musicians while working on a…
FREE COURSE & MULTITRACKS: Recording & Producing Drums with Matt Starr
The next free course we have for you all is: Recording & Producing Drums with Matt Starr! This course comes with multitracks as well, so make sure you download those! Click here to download the multitracks! Matt Starr is an…
Cleaning Up a Muddy Mix
There is a lot of confusing information out there when it comes to how you should go about cleaning up a muddy mix. In the tips that follow, we will go over how to clean up your mix to make…
Building a Career in Audio without a Degree
The featured question from today's video is: Will I ever get to a point where I can refer to myself as a recording/mixing engineer without a degree? How do I know when I’m skilled enough for that? This is a…
Top 5 Mixing Mistakes No One Talks About
Today we are going to be going over some mixing mistakes that are not talked about very often! These are things that don't get talked about a lot when it come to mixing, but I feel are very important! There…
8 Tips for Amazing Low End!
Mixing low end can be tricky, and it is something we get a lot of questions about! Today I will be sharing some tips and tricks that you can use to get great low end in your mixes! We also…
Does tinnitus affect your mixes? | FAQ Friday
Today's featured question is: Does tinnitus affect your mixes? For those of you who don't know what tinnitus is, it is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds, caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds.…
How can you make your mix stand out? | FAQ Friday
We're back with another fabulous FAQ Friday! Today's featured question is: Besides width, what can I do to make my mix stand out in a mixing contest? I have participated in and judged quite a few mixing competitions in my…
Kali WS-12 Project Watts Subwoofer | Demo & Giveaway
We have a very exciting demo for you all today! Kali Audio has just released the Kali WS-12 Project Watts Subwoofer, and we have the opportunity to try it out! We are also lucky enough to get to give one…
Award Winning Storytelling through Sound & Score | Interview with Lars Deutsch

Warren Huart: Hello everybody. Hope you’re doing marvelously well. I’m sitting here with Lars Deutsch. How are ya? Lars Deutsch: Nice. How are you? Warren Huart: I’m marvelous, and we’re just talking about a second ago, this is Magic Corridor…

How Audio Test Kitchen Changed Comparing Mics Forever!
In today's video, we had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Oana, co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen again! The last time we sat down with Alex, he told us all about how Audio Test Kitchen works, and went through…
What should you upgrade first: Mic or Preamp? | FAQ Friday
It's Friday, which means we are back with a marvellous FAQ Friday! Before we jump into some questions, though, we have another exciting giveaway for you! Audient is back and is allowing us to give away 3 more of their…
What’s New at NAMM: Part 2!
There were so many exciting new things at NAMM this year, we had to break everything up into two videos! In today's video, you are going to get a sneak peek at a couple pieces of software that have not…
What’s New at NAMM 2020!
We have been at NAMM 2020 for the past couple of days and have had the opportunity to talk to tons of amazing companies and learn all about the incredible new products they have released recently, or will be releasing…
Blur’s “Modern Life is Rubbish”: Album Breakdown with Graham Coxon
Modern Life is Rubbish, released in May 1993, is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Blur. The album was a moderate chart success in the UK, peaking at number 15, while the singles from the album charted…
FAQ Friday: Tips & Tricks for Widening Electric Guitars
Happy FAQ Friday everyone! We have had quite an exciting week over here, with Graham Coxon joining us for Wednesday's video and talking all about Blur's "Song 2" and the making of that great track! I hope you enjoyed that…
Recording Woodwinds & Band Live – Jazz Cover of Nine Inch Nails “Hurt”
Today's video features Matt Brownlie and Daren Burns at NRG Studios, in Studio A, where they will be tracking a double jazz quartet. Studio A was custom designed by Studio Bauton Architecture. This studio features a 3o' by 40' live…
SoundSpot Union Wavetable Synth: Demo & Giveaway
We are testing out another great plugin today: the SoundSpot Union Wavetable Synth. This plugin is Union's first venture into synthesis, and is what they call the "next-generation wavetable synthesizer plugin". We are also fortunate enough to be giving away…
Audio Test Kitchen
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alex Oana, the co-creator and co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen. Audio Test Kitchen is a free online resource that aims to change the way we audition microphones. They have partnered with…
How can I achieve height in my mix? | FAQ Friday
The featured question for this week's FAQ Friday is: How can I achieve height in my mix? This is a great question! Mix height and depth are topics that come up very often as having parts of your mix that…
Soundgym: A Gym for Your Ears! | Demo & Giveaway
There are plenty of musical ear-training programs out there, but there are not very many available for producers, engineers, and mixers. Until now, anyway! SoundGym is an online ear training and learning centre for producers and engineers. It is a…
Working with Ace Frehley on Origins, Vol. 1: Untold Stories
A little while ago, I had the incredible opportunity to play guitar for Ace Frehley on his album "Origins, Vol. 1". Ace Frehley is a musician that I have looked up to for many years, so this was an amazing…
Waves MDMX Plugin Demo & FAQ Friday
This FAQ Friday we have another double-header in our video! I will be answering an FAQ Friday question, as well as doing a demo of yet another Waves saturation distortion plugin, the Waves MDMX. Before we get into all that…
8 Tips For Getting Better Low End
This is a bit of a contentious subject, and one that is talked about a lot, but it is an important one! Low end is a crucial part of every mix, and if it is not done properly, it can…
Mixing Basics: EQ Before or After Compression?
In today's video we are going to be talking about whether we should EQ before or after compression! There is not a lot of consensus on this topic, because the truth is, it may vary from case to case. The…
How do you deal with self-doubt when recording and mixing? | FAQ Friday
This week's FAQ Friday is coming to you from Clay Blair's studio, Boulevard Recording! There have been some incredible records made here! We have actually been here this week filming a Beatles recording course, which I am very excited about,…
Mary Spender – Someone Better Comes Along: Complete Mix Breakdown
In today’s episode, we’re going to be mixing a song by Mary Spender, with Mary Spender herself! I’m sure many of you know her name, she's incredibly talented and has made quite a name for herself in the guitarist community.…
Drum EQ Basics
In today's video we will be going over Drum EQ Basics! We also have the multitracks for you to download, so you can follow along and mix them yourself! Click here to download the multitracks! EQ is one of the…
Home Studio on a Budget: Getting Started for Less than $1000

It’s 2019: You can make records in your home studio and spend less than $1000 getting set up! Today’s recording tech has given everybody the opportunity to create high-quality music in their bedroom, even with just the bare essentials. We’ll…

Mixing Basics: Guitar
We’re going to do another part in our mixing basics series! In this series, we are mixing a song completely and utterly in the box using only stock plugins. So far we’ve worked on the vocal, bass, and drums. I’m…
Mixing Basics: Bass
We’re back with another episode of Mixing Basics. In this episode we’re going to mix Bass guitar! This session is available for download so you can follow along with me! These multitracks are from Produce Like A Pro Academy, every…
McDSP APB-16 Demo with Founder Colin McDowell
Today I am sitting with the wonderful Mr.Colin McDowell founder of McDSP! Colin has just driven 6 hours to show off the new APB-16 - The worlds first programable analog processor! Colin is a pioneer and the first person I…
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…
Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”: Inside the Song w/ Francis Buckley
Francis Buckley is a GRAMMY-winning recording and mixing engineer with a broad range of studio experience with breakout bands, well established chart-toppers, and Hollywood films. Francis started his career working at W.E. Studios in Redondo Beach in 1979. He eventually…
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…
Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape: Inside The Mix with Chris Sheldon

Chris Sheldon is a producer and mixing engineer who’s done amazing work with a number of artists including Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Twin Atlantic, Therapy?, Bloc Party, and Skunk Anansie to name a few. He started in the music…

Do You Need an Audio Engineering Degree?

Let’s dive straight in. Do you need an audio engineering degree to become an engineer? No. Traditionally, great engineers have learned by doing—starting as an intern in a studio and being mentored by peers to develop their skills. The professional…

Free Audio Editors: Cutting Tracks on the Cheap!

Regardless of the type of audio you’re working with, there’s a good chance you’ll want software to help you mix, edit, or directly record the source. It doesn’t matter whether you’re producing music, podcasts, or audio to sync with video;…

Andrew Scheps: 3X Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer & Producer
Andrew Scheps is a 3-time Grammy-winning audio engineer, producer, and record label owner based in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom. Scheps is known for his balanced, modern sounding and often loud mixes. He’s received Grammy Awards for "Best Rock…
Home Recording Studio Setup Basics

Everyone’s home recording studio setup varies a little bit. Much of it is dependent on room size, budget, and what you plan to do with it. In a lot of cases, a laptop, audio interface, and a set of headphones…

10 Helpful Tricks for Mixing Guitars

Many of us are guitarists, and most of us probably love to geek out on gear and tone as much as we like to actually play. After all, finding our individual “holy grail” tone is half of what makes playing…

Mixing Music: Understanding the Basics

Mixing music requires both technical ability and the creativity to try things that would make a song compelling and interesting to listeners. Mix engineers firstly possess the technical knowledge of audio signal flow, DAW and/or console operation, and how to…

Best Recording Software for Your Home Studio

We’ve covered recording software quite a bit over the past few months, taking a look at both the top inexpensive options as well as the best-of-the-best in digital audio production. And while we can’t in good conscience crown a single…

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…
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…