How Much Does a Song Cost to Make?

Contrary to what some might say, it no longer costs $10,000+ to produce a professional song. Affordable gear, powerful software, and the internet have all combined to create a true “revolution” in professional affordability and access for the home studio...

My Top 3 Bass Plugins

Bass guitar when mixed well should be both punchy and fat – present and full. It needs to be the foundation to your music but also cut through on small crappy speakers that can’t produce bass to save their life. So what do I reach for when it comes to...

I am so proud of you

Several months after we opened up the EP Blueprint for the first time ever in January… We started seeing students release music as independent artists. From complete EPs to singles, it was so heartwarming to see the impact of the course that Grammy-nominated producer...

My Top 3 Drum Plugins

Drums are arguably the most important instrument in a mix. Without a killer beat or the kick and snare hitting hard enough, fat enough, or punchy enough a song will just fall apart and sound weak. So when it comes to mixing drums there are a lot of plugins and...

3 Things To Do When Recording Vocals

When it comes to recording vocals, it’s ultimately all about the performance. No great microphone, preamp or compressor will save a vocal recording that doesn’t have emotion and intent behind it. But how do you make sure your voice is in proper shape to...

My Top 3 Guitar Plugins

I’m a guitar player and I’ve mixed my share of guitars over the past 20+ years. What I’ve learned is that to make the guitar sit just right in the mix requires giving guitar tracks their own sonic space in the mid-range. To do this I use 3 specific...

My Top 3 Mix Buss Plugins

I’m a huge fan of top down mixing – where you put plugins on your mix buss (master fader) and mix through them. And over the years I’ve used a bunch of different plugins to help sculpt my mix in that way, but over the past year or so I’ve found...

My Top 3 Plugins For Lead Vocals

Wanna know what I’m using on my lead vocals when I mix? While I actually have used quite a few different plugins over the years, there are 3 that have become go-to plugins for 90% of my vocal mixes. In today’s video, I show you exactly what I’m using...