Mixing quad-tracked MACHINE HEAD guitars

Quad-tracked guitars are a great way to get that massive, thick sound, but they do have their challenges. In this clip from NAIL THE MIX, Joel Wanasek works with quad-tracked guitars in a Machine Head session, using some smart EQ moves and a little limiting to balance them against the bass and drums while retaining the thickness and depth of …

EP34 | Sahaj Ticotin

EP34 | Sahaj Ticotin

Sahaj Tocotin (record producer, vocalist of Ra) is with us in this episode to talk about fearlessly approaching the process of songwriting. For many of us, songwriting is going to be a part of the production process at one time or another. A producer with serious songwriting chops will always go further in their career. Do you have what it …

Analysis As A Learning Tool Part 2

Analysis As a Learning Tool (Part 2)

Analysis As a Learning Tool (Part 2) | By Thomas Brett |  As audio engineers we’re always looking to improve our craft and take our mixes to the next level. Two of the key methods to speeding up this learning process are: Understanding the subtleties of the gear we’re using.          AND Knowing how to perform accurate …

EP89 | Dear Joel

EP89 | Dear Joel

Joel Wanasek has the answers you need to make sure you stay #nosmalltime. Want Joel to answer your questions? Send them to Joel@urm.academy with the subject line “Dear Joel.” The more detailed the better! “I am a capitalist. Fight me.” – Joel Wanasek THIS WEEK, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: – What exactly #nosmalltime means – Joel’s actual opinion on Summit Audio gear …

EP88 | Dan Tsurif

EP88 | Dan Tsurif

Dan Tsurif of Mercenary Management knows what it takes to be successful in the music business, and he’s here to share his expertise. This episode is really a twofer. Not only do we have Dan Tsurif on board, but Finn McKenty is also back to help co-host. Want to make a living in the music industry? Want to know what …