EP169 | Sam Pura

EP169 | Sam Pura

Sam Pura (The Story So Far, Hundredth, The American Scene) joins the show to talk drum tones, workflow, and the weird way he tracks guitar DIs. Sam is known for producing amazing sounding punk albums. After listening to the depth and precision he uses to craft his workflow and gear it’s going to be a bit more clear why that …

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 …

EP168 | Daniel Bergstrand

EP168 | Daniel Bergstrand

The living legend, Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Soilwork), comes on board to talk his process, experimentation, and his passion for organization. What can we really say about the influence Bergstrand has had on the industry that hasn’t already been said? He’s had a hand in some of the most well regarded heavy albums of the past couple decades. He …

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 …