EP20 | Machine Tight w Michael Keene

EP20 | Machine Tight w Michael Keene

Michael Keene is a multi instrumentalist, producer, and visionary behind tech metal legends The Faceless. Keene also owns a studio called KeeneMachine Studios, located in North Hollywood, California, where he has produced albums for bands such as The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, and Veil Of Maya. We discuss how he has developed careers both as a prolific well known musician, …

How To Stop kidding yourself And Eliminate Self-delusion

How To Stop Kidding Yourself And Eliminate Self-Delusion

How To Stop Kidding Yourself And Eliminate Self-Delusion | By Joel Wanasek To be successful at anything you’ve got to eliminate self-delusion. … and it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, because self-delusion is a very natural part of the human condition.  However just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean it’s good. Self-delusion is a cancer of the mind and …

Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly - By Jesse Cannon

Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly

Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly – By Jesse Cannon While I recognize I am about to talk about nutrition to a bunch of energy drink swilling, Taco­Bell ingesting people whose idea of exercise is cranking a snare drum to tune it, understanding how to nurture your mind to make great music is crucial to making great records. There’s a …

EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

Welcome to MixCritMonday, the show where we critique YOUR mixes. This month we discuss common pitfalls in guitar production and mixing. “Pay attention to what you think you’re hearing versus what you are actually hearing.” – Eyal Levi WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Cutting out harshness without dulling the guitars Where to locate harshness in guitars How much distortion is TOO much distortion …

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals – By Thomas Brett Over-sibilance is a problem with most recorded vocal tracks. Sibilance is the common name for some of the harsh sounds in the human voice such as “s,t,ch,th”. If not dealt with correctly, these sounds will cut through a mix in a very painful way. In other words, they …