EP64 | Zack Ohren

EP64 | Zack Ohren

We talk with Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Fallujah) about gaining trust, messy clients, and making Nintendo 64 soundtracks. We all have our audio origin stories, but Zack’s might actually take the cake. Our discussion takes us from him creating video game soundtracks professionally in his teens to producing some killer extreme metal. And, if you’re looking for …

Visualising Compression

Visualising Compression

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Without a doubt, the studio tool which people seem to have the most trouble getting their heads around when first starting out is Compression. The most common reason for this, in my opinion, is the fact that the whole concept is often taught poorly/in the wrong way to begin with! In this week’s URM …

EP165 | Richard Chycki

We’re happy to have producer and engineer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Rush) on the show to impart wisdom that he’s gained working at the industry’s top tier. Richard’s discography reads like a who’s who of all time amazing musicians. There’s so much information to mine from this discussion it’s crazy. From the process behind getting amazing guitar tones from …

Overheads: your misunderstood friend

Looking for more presence, punch and depth in your drums? Many of us (including me when I was starting out) don’t really appreciate the nuances and power of overheads. All too often you see mixers just high pass them and call it a day! *horrified face emoji* But the truth is that while they aren’t as straightforward as close mics …

EP164 | Trevor Strnad

EP164 | Trevor Strnad

Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder joins us to discuss his undying love for metal, what it takes to keep a band running at peak performance, and learning lessons about what to do (and what not to do) from the bands around you. Trevor is undeniably one of the great metal frontmen, and anyone looking to be successful in …