This week’s guest is Composer/Producer/Engineer Will Wells. He studied at Berklee College of Music and soon after served as senior engineer at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, CA. He has since worked with renowned artists such as Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Wu-Tang Clan, & Ariana Grande. In today’s episode, Will drops many gems of knowledge as he discusses the importance of developing humility and a strong work ethic in the music industry, allowing yourself to prioritize the art vs technical, and the importance of understanding your role on a team. Will also talks about working on the global hit musical Hamilton [More]
Join Dave at the Famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville for a 5 day deep dive into your audio career – What You Will Learn: Dave will take the participants through the setup for a tracking date, to overdubs and mixdown. Learn the hardware, plugins, software, mic placement and client interaction tips that have made Dave one of the hottest engineers in music today. In addition, you will record a well-established artist and work with Nashville’s best studio musicians, and much more. There will be other special events taking place throughout the week as well as getting one-on-one time with [More]
Today’s episode is a quickie! Tune in to learn more about Gear Expo Nashville and The Blackbird Sessions with Dave. Later you’ll see our ITL that shares some EDM tricks and techniques, and lastly, watch as Dave gives us a behind the scenes tour of The Fab Factory. Register to attend Gear Expo Nashville: Subscribe to our channel:… Please ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’: Get your copy of The Pensado Papers: Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License // // A video on using vocal effects to compliment specific moments of a record. Download the free multitracks:
1 of 7 – EQ is the most powerful mixing tool you have in your home studio. But to many mixers it’s a confusing tool. The truth is EQ is way simpler than we make it out to be. In fact, all it really is my friend is a smart volume knob. Need better mixes fast? Watch this:
The 2016 Pensado Award for OMG! Mix of the Year goes to Josh Gudwin/Andrew Wuepper for “Sorry” (Justin Bieber); Vance Powell for “Tennessee Whiskey” (Chris Stapleton). NOMINEES: · Tom Elmhirst (Adele – Hello) · Josh Gudwin / Andrew Wuepper (Justin Bieber – Sorry) · Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey) · Delbert Bowers (Lukas Graham – 7 Years) · Manny Marroquin (Rihanna – Work) See the entire show at Special thanks to all of the Pensado Awards Sponsors: Vintage King Audio: Avid: Blackbird Academy: Recording Connection: iZotope: Barefoot: Burl Audio: Augspurger: [More]
Today’s episode features Grammy Award Winning Producer/Mixer/Entrepreneur Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young. He shares his thoughts on the importance of working “outside of the box”, as well as how that facilitates his capabilities and sound. DJ Swivel also shares his experience in working with Beyonce and lastly, talks about the industry’s changing artist dynamics, and why he created a start up to address artists’ rights. Highlights: Beyonce’s Work Ethic: 22m33s Working with Chainsmokers: 33m12s Best sounding samples: 47m03s Register to attend Gear Expo Nashville: Subscribe to our channel:… Please ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’: Get your copy of [More]
A rant…and an amazing display of facial hair…
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