EP61 | Kevin Churko

EP61 | Kevin Churko

We talk to the amazing Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain, In This Moment) about everything from his gear favorites, philosophy on work ethic, his rise to acclaim and working under legends like Mutt Lange. This episode jumps right into the nitty gritty of what specific struggles Churko had to go through before finally landing the gig that …

5 Tips To Super-Charge Your Mixing Workflow

5 Tips To Super-Charge Your Mixing Workflow

| By Thomas Brett |  Introduction To The Series: What if I told you that whether you’re aware of it or not, there are probably dozens of tedious studio tasks that you’re wasting unnecessary amounts of valuable time on every single day? But it doesn’t have to be that way… Efficient time-management is one of the most crucial things to …

EP114 | Dear Joel

EP114 | Dear Joel

Joel Wanasek has the answers you need to make sure you stay #nosmalltime. Want Joel to answer your questions? Send them to eyal@urm.academy with the subject line “Dear Joel.” The more detailed the better! “If no one ever pushed the boundaries in the history of music, music would be the most stupid, stale, boring shit to listen to.” – Joel …

EP113 | Gene Hoglan

EP113 | Gene Hoglan

Gene Hoglan. “The Human Drum Machine.” Strapping Young Lad, Death, Testament, Dark Angel. The list of seminal works that he’s been a part of would be a mile long. When one of the greatest drummers of all time offers his insight you pay attention. From how to keep your chops up to effectively communicating with musicians to what you should …

7 Questions With Kurt Ballou

7 Questions With Kurt Ballou

Kurt Ballou (Converge, GodCity Studios) is a musician and producer that need no introduction to fans of heavy music. There are precious few individuals out there that approach similar levels of raw brutality and emotion in their productions. Photo: Jimmy Hubbard If you can give one piece of advice for upcoming engineers what would it be? Always listen with your …