Mixing one of the best drummers in metal [ft August Burns Red]

This man is a straight up BEAST! Shells, rooms, mics, heads… all of that stuff definitely matters, but when it comes to drum sounds, the biggest factor is and always will be one thing: the player. There’s simply no substitute for a great player laying down a great performance – all the samples and editing in the world can’t replicate …

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 …

Overheads: your misunderstood friend

Looking for more presence, punch and depth in your drums? Many of us (including me when I was starting out) don’t really appreciate the nuances and power of overheads. All too often you see mixers just high pass them and call it a day! *horrified face emoji* But the truth is that while they aren’t as straightforward as close mics …