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 …

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 …

EP63 | Trey Xavier

EP63 | Trey Xavier

We’ve got Trey Xavier of Gear Gods here to talk building a YouTube empire, shred guitar, and, of course, gear. Okay, so we let our guitar nerd flags fly a bit on this one. Nothing wrong with that as long as you keep a sense of humor about things. And who better to join us for that than Trey? There’s …