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Who Wants a Free Plug-in???

Interested in free stuff? We always are. That’s why we’re super excited every time Native-Instruments puts out a free plug-in. They’ve done it before with Driver, and luckily they’ve done it again with a new Tube Compressor Emulator. Visit this link to grab your...

The Creative Trap of New Gear

New gear always seems like it can bring a wave of creativity to your work. But beware, this is actually the least creative time as a producer or engineer! Here’s why: Getting new plug-ins, guitars, gear, etc. is an exciting thing – and a...

Getting a Great Lead Guitar Tone

There’s a lot of ways to get a great lead guitar tone. We go over it in just about ever genre in our training series. But the truth is, if you’re stuck, just give Michael Winslow a call and get your SM58 ready to...

Diversifying – An audio guys video list

Hey all, Even though we focus on a lot of audio here at Multi-Platinum, I’ve found so many audio guys get more work if they have a working knowledge of shooting and editing video. Once upon a time, video was a *much* more expensive...

Tony Maserati on Pensado’s Place

We mentioned yesterday about learning from the greats. Well, get ready to add another (long) video to your watch list! This is a Pensado’s Place episode featuring none other than legendary engineer Tony Maserati. This video is not only very informative, but it’s also...

MV2 by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

Day 8 in Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves!  We’re counting down our top 100 Waves plug-ins, and showing you how we use them in our projects and daily work. Today we are looking at MV2, the little brother to MaxxVolume.  It’s a quick and powerful...

Multi-Platinum Presents Secrets of the Hits v2: In the Style of Taylor Swift

Ever wonder how they make Taylor Swift tracks sound so good? Want to know the secrets to creating stellar pop country tracks – all in the box? Are you sick of lifeless tracks for your pop country productions? Have you tried to create steel...

Electronic Music Sound Design – A Better Workflow

If you’re into electronic music, you are probably into creating cool sounds with synthesizers and virtual instruments. Last week, I was working on writing an EDM track with a friend. We come from different musical backgrounds, so it was cool collaboration. But the biggest...

Better Productions Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

So you might have gotten some pretty cool toys to play with. Maybe some new samples, a new guitar, or a new microphone. For the next few days, you might be making some amazing music. Everything sounds fresh and new. Whatever you record turns...

The Platinum Rule of Recording

The golden rule is great, but when it comes to your studio, you need to follow the platinum rule as well. But what is the platinum rule? Good question. The platinum rule helps you make decisions and make them fast. A lot of time...

Obsessed!

Sadly, many of us gear heads can relate all too well to this picture. Maybe not about the video games (or maybe!), but what about the piles and piles (and piles…don’t forget about the closet piles) of gear? The truth is, it really isn’t...

The Essential Step Everyone Forgets In Their Productions

Nobody’s perfect. That’s why we all forget this step from time to time. But that’s no excuse – this is an essential part of music that is too easily shoved to the side and forgotten. And our productions are worse off for it. Don’t...