Technics

Mixing with Fabfilter Plugins

Welcome to another deep dive into the world of music production. I'm Matty, and today, we’re exploring the nuanced art of Mixing with FabFilter plugins. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just starting out, understanding how to use these tools effectively can...

McDSP APB16 Review

McDSP APB16 Review

McDSP APB 16 Review: Analog Flavor With Digital Control The McDSP APB 16 is a powerful analog emulation plugin that brings high-quality analog compression and saturation to your digital productions. With versatile sound-shaping capabilities, intuitive controls, and...

How to Send and Export a Logic Session Pro X

If you need to send a Logic session or export stems to send to another engineer or producer, there are a few steps to take that will make the process seamless. In this video, we will go over how to prep a session for export or prep a session to export stems. Enjoy!...

Presonus Studio One 5 Review

Presonus Studio One 5 Review

Today I had the opportunity to check out the new PreSonus Studio One 5. The release comes with a host of new features, including the Show Page for live performance and Score View for written music via notion. Being a mixer, the features don't excite me, but don't...

Vocalign Project vs Pro in Studio One

Vocalign Project vs Pro in Studio One

I've been using Vocalign for as long as it has been available. I always like to brag that I was one of the first engineers in Boston using it. People were blown away with what it could do.  Is your vocal double off? No problem we can fix it in about 10 seconds! There...

3 of the Best Mastering Limiter Plugins Of 2019

3 of the Best Mastering Limiter Plugins Of 2019

I have quite a few mastering limiter plugins I use when mastering. (Being the plugin junkie I am) However, I find myself returning to the same three over and over again. The three limiters I prefer are the Fab Filter L2, the DMG Audio Limitless, and the relative...

Mixing Rap Vocals with Waves Plugins

Mixing Rap Vocals with Waves Plugins

Waves plugins have been around for as long as I've been engineering. They are used in every major studio and home studio around the world. Since they are the most used audio plugin, I make a video showing you how to mix rap vocals using only waves plugins! P.S. I just...

Best Free Mixing Plugins

Best Free Mixing Plugins

The 5 Best Free Mixing Plugins for Home Studio Producers Introduction As a mixing and mastering engineer, I know that mixing tracks to sound professional requires high-quality plugins. However, stock DAW plugins can only take you so far, and third-party options often...

Do You Need Analog Hardware For Mixing?

Do You Need Analog Hardware For Mixing?

Do You Need Analog Hardware For Mixing? As an mixing and mastering engineer, I've had my fair share of experiences with both analog and digital gear. The ongoing debate about whether analog hardware is a necessity for mixing has been a topic of discussion in the audio...

Dangerous Music Bax EQ Hardware Vs Sofware

Dangerous Music Bax EQ Hardware Vs Sofware

Dangerous Music Bax EQ Hardware vs Plugin Alliance & Acustica Audio Software: In-Depth Review Introduction In this review, we'll be taking an in-depth look at the iconic Dangerous Music Bax EQ and how its hardware version compares sonically to the software...

Antares Autotune EFX+ Review

Antares Autotune EFX+ Review

Today we have something super special. It’s the Antares Auto-tune effect plus. It’s a regular auto-tune plugin that you can tune your vocals with, but the real special part about this plugin has to do with the effects. It has a vocoder, doubler, filters,...

Top 5  Waves Plugins

Top 5 Waves Plugins

I've been using Waves plugins for over 17 years. They are some of the most widely used plugins in the business. Today I show off my top 5 favorite waves plugins. [thrive_leads id='7879']

My Hybrid Mixing Setup

My Hybrid Mixing Setup

Exploring Hybrid Mixing: The Best of Both Worlds In the ever-evolving world of music production, the debate between analog and digital mixing continues to be a hot topic. Today, I'm excited to delve into the realm of hybrid mixing, a method that I believe offers the...

Studio One 4.5 Review

Studio One 4.5 Review

Today we're going to review studio one 4.5. As an audio engineer and mixer, there've been features in studio one that I've missed since switching over from pro tools. In this update, they've seemed to give all the features we missed and made them better, which is...

Top 4 Vocal Plugins Of 2019

Today I show you the 4 plugins I've been using the most to mix vocals in 2019 You can find the plugins here: Waves CLA HUB Kush Audio Clariphonic Slate Digital Gate Fab Filter Pro-Q3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYtBuJVunHw

Analog vs Digital Summing

It's one of the biggest battles on any pro audio website. Some swear by it, and some say they hear no difference. Whatever side of the fence you're on one thing is for sure. Everyone has an opinion on analog summing. In today's video, we listen to some music examples...

Mastering with Studio One 4

Mastering with Studio One 4

Many people use Studio One 4 for mixing and mastering, but what you don’t hear about is Studio One’s mastering capabilities. Studio one has what they call “projects” that are a full-fledged mastering program. It’s almost two like having two pieces of software in one....

Thicker Vocals: Doubles vs Duplicates

Thicker Vocals: Doubles vs Duplicates

Many new producers and songwriters believe that duplicating the vocal track will make the vocal a double track. However, this isn't the case. All you end up doing is making the vocal louder. You can use effects to give the impression that the vocal is doubled, and...

The 5 Plugins I Need to do a Full Mix

The 5 Plugins I Need to do a Full Mix

I am a plugin junkie. I can't stop buying them. If I had a dollar for everytime I said "this is the last reverb I will need" I would be rich. That being said, if you are new to mixing, having too many plugins can really make a hard job even harder. I always suggest to...

Do You Need a Drum Bus?

Do You Need a Drum Bus?

Producers and Artists spend weeks getting their song right so the last thing you want to do as a mixing engineer is change the feel and emotion. Having a Drum Bus with parallel processing gives you the ability to make the drums sound bigger, thicker and louder without...

Antares Auto-Tune Access Review

Antares Auto-Tune Access Review

Antares new Auto-Tune Access plugin is a stripped down version of there flagship Auto-Tune Pro Plugin. It may be small, but it can still pack a big punch. I think singers and songwriters who are looking for quick access to the Auto-Tune sound...

How to Mix Hip-Hop Ad-libs

How to Mix Hip-Hop Ad-libs

Having your ad-libs stand out from your main rap vocal is a necessary step to making your song sound unique and different.  I use a few different techniques to achieve this. One is filtering the ad libs, so you have no low end. Another is to add more...

Pro Tools AudioSuite Editing in Studio One

Pro Tools AudioSuite Editing in Studio One

As a former Pro Tools user for over 10 years, Audio Suite is one of it's most reliable features. It was one of the features I missed most when I switched to Presonus Studio One. The ability to select multiple tracks and process them all at once was a huge...

The Best Tape Stop Plugin for Studio One 4

The Best Tape Stop Plugin for Studio One 4

One of the features I've missed most since switching from Pro Tools to PreSonus Studio One is the tape stop. I have seen some videos on ways you can achieve this but all of them seemed a bit "clunky" to me. However, I recently found this plugin form...

Better Mixes Series: Vocal Delays Part 2 of 4

Better Mixes Series: Vocal Delays Part 2 of 4

In part two of this four-part series, we will talk about basic vocal settings. This includes 8th. quarter and half note delays. As well as feedback, and setting your filters correctly. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJAxwDh6_FU&t=115s Kick Your...

Better Mixes Series: Vocal Delays Part 1 of 4

Better Mixes Series: Vocal Delays Part 1 of 4

I am a huge fan of Digital Delay and in particular vocal delays! This is the first part of a new series I will be doing called Better Mixes Series. In each series, we will go over all the ins and outs of a specific topic. I figured since delays...

3 Tips for Recording Better Vocals with Cam Meekins

3 Tips for Recording Better Vocals with Cam Meekins

I have been working with Cam Meekins for quite some time now. He's much more than a client, I consider him a brother. He has done really well for himself and I'm super proud of his progress. He came by the studio the other day to work on some...

Acustica Audio’s El Rey Review

Acustica Audio’s El Rey Review

Acustica Audio's El Rey Compressor is an emulation of a famous compressor from the 1950s. My guess would be that it's an RCA compressor. Not only is it a recreation of an RCA compressor, but it's a recreation of superstar producer Greg Wells compressor. To...

Acustica Audio Taupe Review

Acustica Audio Taupe Review

There are a million and one tape plugins nowadays. All of them have their unique abilities and characteristics. In today's video, I show off the lastest, Acustica Audio Taupe. This plugin has over 40 samples of different analog tape machines. Including iconic ones...

Overloud TAPEDESK Review

Overloud's TAPEDESK is a unique plugin in a sea of tape plugins. The idea of the Overloud TAPEDESK is to be much more than just another tape emulation. It recreates the full path from recording console to tape back to the master output of the console. Thus giving you...