Get It Right At The Source! (Ft. Meshuggah)

Get It Right At The Source! (Ft. Meshuggah)

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Audio engineering is a technical profession. The problem is… There are hundreds, even thousands of fancy terms, tools and tricks to explore and play-around with when first starting out, often causing people to skip past some of the crucial fundamentals which are actually far more important. Back To Basics… One of these fundamentals is …

Mixing MESHUGGAH lead guitars w/ Daniel Bergstrand

Dissecting one of the most iconic solos of all time Heavy music can essentially be divided into two categories: before Meshuggah and after Meshuggah. They completely changed the game with not only their songwriting, but also the groundbreaking and unique production on “Destroy Erase Improve” courtesy of the one and only Daniel Bergstrand. We consider ourselves insanely fortunate to have …

Prepare For Perfection - Getting Vocals Ready To Mix (Part 2)

Prepare For Perfection – Getting Vocals Ready To Mix (Part 2)

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Vocals are the most important element in a mix, yet ironically, also the most prone to sounding terrible when over-processed or heavily messed with… Luckily, the real secret to getting a great vocal sound doesn’t lie in the mixing stage, but rather in the recording and mix preparation stages. In this two-part URM Blog …

Dial in punchy and powerful clean vocals

It’s a bit counterituitive… As we’ve said a million times, vocals are the most important part of almost every song – even in guitar-driven genres like progressive metal. It’s just a fact of human psychology that we’re drawn to the human voice, and therefore it’s always going to be the central element in a mix. Which makes it kind of …

The Key To Mix-Ready Guitars

The Key To Mix-Ready Guitars With Max Morton (Jinjer, Shokran)

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Max Morton is one of the biggest metal producer/engineers in Ukraine. He’s worked with several internationally successful bands such as Jinjer, Shokran & Ignea, and doubles up as the incredibly powerful lead singer for his own band “Morton”. MORTON – Divine Descent (Live) In a recent interview I did with Max, I asked him if …