Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTX

Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTX

Ever wondered what it’d be like to have your DAW literally at your fingertips? Steven Slate and his team have set out to do just that with this pro level console. The coolest part about this idea is that you can literally interact with your DAW in a seemless way that allows for multiple touch/access…

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Dear Studio Diary…

Dear Studio Diary...

Do you keep a diary? Not the kind that reads about Jenny from gym class or Johnny from math, but the kind that will inevitably help you grow at an insane pace as an engineer, producer, or musician. There are so many reasons why you should start keeping a journal of your work, but here…

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Magic of a Nashville Tuned Guitar – John Merchant

Magic of a Nashville Tuned Guitar - John Merchant

One of the little known secrets of that bright and open country rhythm sound is a thing called “Nashville Tuning” of the guitar. It uses the high octave strings from a 12 string guitar pack, a dash of unicorn dust, and the secrets from John Merchant’s “Stupid Mix Tricks”. Stupid Mix Tricks – with John…

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Know Where You Need to Improve with this Drill

Know Where You Need to Improve with this Drill

We all run into a wall at some point. We might be cruising along, getting better day by day. We think we’re on top of the world. But then we realize that we need to get better at (insert area of producing, mixing, mastering, performance, etc. here). And we get stuck. [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”] [wc_heading…

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Learning from the greats – Dr. Luke

Learning from the greats - Dr. Luke

It’s always an amazing experience to be able to hear great producers, engineers, and musicians talk about their craft. We can learn a lot from these people, even just watching seminars! This video features Dr. Luke and his team at the ASCAP Expo in 2011. It’s a long video, but a great find! “We had…

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The Magic of High Pass Filters

The Magic of High Pass Filters

Muddy tracks? Clean it up with Orbit! Ok, so Orbit gum hasn’t yet broken into the audio effects industry, but give it time – they may. So what should you do if you’ve got muddy tracks? Or maybe you’re sitting back and listening to your overall mix, and it just sounds dull and boomy. Whatever…

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Do You Want High Quality Streaming? Now It’s Here!

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Tidal – just another competitor in the “streaming” marketplace. But they’re offering something audio folks like ourselves might actually be interested in. The highest quality streaming you can find elsewhere doesn’t compare to the FLAC and full-res WAV streaming that Tidal offers. And as of yesterday, it’s available in the US. What do you think…

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Secret to invisible multi-track drum edits – Multi-Platinum.com – YouTube

Secret to invisible multi-track drum edits - Multi-Platinum.com - YouTube

Sure, you could beat detect that drum kit. It would probably even sound “ok”. Is that the standard you hold your music to? Follow along with Brady for a quick 10 minute overview of making any drum edit completely inaudible. The secret to an invisible multi-track drum edit – Multi-Platinum.com – YouTube.

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Pairing Your Guitar With The Right Amp Model

Pairing Your Guitar With The Right Amp Model

I hear it all the time – “these amp models are terrible. They’ll never be able to sound good.” But as you probably know, that’s just not true. One of the key things you need to do in order to make them sound good, however, is pair the right guitar with the right amp model.…

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Timing Explained and How to Use It Effectively In Your Productions

Timing Explained and How to Use It Effectively In Your Productions

How effectively are you using one of the most important musical elements in your production? Even though most of us know that timing is important when playing music, we seem to forget about how to use it to get great productions when we are working in the studio. But if you can make these intelligent…

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