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 …

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 …