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06 Apr 2017

Waves AAX in 64-bit

As of yesterday, Waves highly anticipated AAX Native 64-bit support is now available. This means, yes, that Pro Tools 11 will now be able to host all of the Waves plug-ins, making it even more functional. There is a catch, however. In order to get the new versions of the plug-ins, you have to be under coverage with the Waves support plan. If you’re not, don’t worry. You can easily renew your coverage and be on your way to 64-bit […]

05 Apr 2017

Free Sample Library – Merry Christmas!

In the mood to make some Christmas music? There’s one element that you simply can’t go without. Sleigh Bells. And we’ve got some great news for you. Our friends over at Sonokinetic have created an amazing 500MB sample library – and it’s free to download! So check it out here: And pick up your free sample library here! Merry Christmas! 🙂

04 Apr 2017

Desert Island Plug-Ins

You’ve probably played this game before. It was probably with movies or books, though. Let’s say you’re trapped on a desert island. This desert island is outfitted with a studio. And electricity. (The details are hairy, I’ll give you that.) Basically, you need to pick the only five plug-ins you’ll use for the rest of your life. This may sound like a silly game to play among fellow engineer nerds. It is. But thinking about this can actually help you […]

04 Apr 2017

How to Work Smart When Doing The Boring Stuff

Are you efficient when you’re working on your recordings? If not – don’t you want to be? Whether you’re trying to finish a dreaded task of managing your files and preparing your sessions to be mixed, or working on touching up the final masters, there seems to be a plethora of new distractions that weren’t present during the “fun parts” of the process. And this is where you lose focus and your projects seem to drag on and on – […]

03 Apr 2017

Why You Should *Never* Tune Your Vocals

It’s not that you should never tune vocals, you just have to tell yourself you’re not going to. You’d be surprised at what this little mind trick can actually do for your productions. When you’re recording your vocals, you should be telling yourself that you’re never going to use tuning software on them. Make yourself record the part ten times if that’s what it takes. The rewards for such mind games are pretty amazing – here’s the three things you’ll […]

02 Apr 2017

How Do You Loop?

You don’t have to make hip-hop music to make good use of looping. It can be used incredibly useful and creative when you’re trying to lay down a groove or creating a cool vibe for your production. Artists like Vinx de’Jon Parrette have pioneered this unique style with their vocal layering and groove based loop productions. Other examples include artists like Kimbra and Tom Thum, who have taken it to the next level. What’s so enticing about loop building – […]

02 Apr 2017

What’s Your Biggest Fear In The Studio?

I’ll come right out and say it – my biggest fear in the studio is a lack of originality. Whenever I’m working on something, it always seems to be in the back of my mind. And honestly, it’s not a very good thing to be thinking about when you’re trying to record. Worrying about anything in the studio can actually hinder your creativity and productivity more than anything. But I’ve picked up a quick tip that can actually help erase […]

02 Apr 2017

Every drummer joke in the universe [VIDEO]

What’s that? Your drummer is talented, but can be a bit flaky? Gets a bit too much energy and rushes the beat? Ahhh. Pick up our new “Spring loaded” kit and let him get out his inner ADHD. Just be aware of the phasing issues in the mic bleed. http://www.wimp.com/weirdestdrum/  

01 Apr 2017

Great music in the studio with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

This is a cool look into the studio with Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean cutting a track for Aldean’s album. My favorite quote from the video? “It was very obvious to me – from the first note she started singing – that this was going to be a huge song.” This is one of the ultimate truths of recording music. The most important thing you can do is to focus on getting a great sound at its source. Without it, […]

01 Apr 2017

Are You Developing the Hook for Better Recordings?

Name a piece of music. Chances are that you can sing, hum, or identify its “hook.” A hook is an incredibly important part of any recording. And if you’re not highlighting it in your production, you’re missing out. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a hook actually is, so let’s figure out how we can define a hook. Then we can figure out how to develop it and use it to our advantage in a production. A hook […]