URM Blog - Vocals Are King

Recording Vocals? Always Do These 5 Things

Recording Vocals? Always Do These 5 Things | By Thomas Brett |  Introduction: Regardless of how you feel about them personally, Vocals tend to be the main selling point of a song for most people. If they aren’t believable, it won’t matter how awesome the rest of the instruments sound, as you probably won’t hold the listener’s attention long enough …

EP104 | Orchestration With JD of Ice Nine Kills

EP104 | Orchestration With JD of Ice Nine Kills

We’ve got JD, guitarist, screamer, and all around orchestral guru for Ice Nine Kills on board for some mind expanding discussion about integrating orchestration into the creative process. It’s really difficult to figure out where to start with orchestration. It’s already a handful getting drums, bass, vocals, and guitar to sit happily together on the frequency spectrum. Add in a …

EP103 | Keith Merrow

EP103 | Keith Merrow

Guitar god Keith Merrow (Alluvial, Conquering Dystopia) joins us to talk about his production techniques, being an entrepreneur, and what he’s learned while building his music career. Keith has demonstrated over his years in the industry that he’s got the midas touch. From his guitar chops, to songwriting, collaborations with gear companies, and his Youtube success, the guy turns everything …

Josh Newell discusses working with Linkin Park

How Josh Newell Helped Linkin Park Conquer An 18 Month Long Studio Session

In conjunction with his appearance on The 2 Year Anniversary Episode of the URM Podcast, producer/engineer Josh Newell (Cynic, Black Veil Brides, Avril Lavigne) answered some listener submitted questions about his work with Linkin Park. Here’s what he had to say: What was the coffee budget like?‬ – ‪Phil Pluskota‪ Fortunately, I was not tasked with keeping track of the food …