Ryan's Corner

Collaborating Like a Pro- 10 essential tips for co-writing and co-producing

by Wayne G. Miller on

Lennon and McCartney, Kanye and Jay-Z, Simon and Garfunkel, Adele and Paul Epworth, Bono and The Edge, these are all examples of great collaborators. What does...

Stay True to You- How to Create Your Best Work

by Wayne G. Miller on - 2 Comments

If you’re a songwriter, producer, artist, mixer or DJ, chances are, you probably know who’s topping the charts in your favorite genre and maybe several other...

How to Get the Gig - and Keep It

by Ray Reich on - 1 Comment

Over the years I’ve worked all varieties of music gigs.  I’ve produced original music, assisted composers, musical-directed shows, rehearsed choirs, played in recording sessions and more. In...

Creative Approaches: Taking Control of Your Groove

by James Chazin on

Creative Approaches is a video series in which we explore different ways to spice up your productions using loops and samples. In this video, Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to...

Layering Guitars: How to Get Width and Separation in Your Productions

by Wayne G. Miller on

We’re probably all familiar with the idea of making a production wider. Especially when it comes to guitars. We record more guitar parts and doubles...

The Low-Down on Low-End: A Guide to Mixing Bass

by Wayne G. Miller on

You’ve heard the phrase many times- “the mix feels a little muddy,” or, “the mix just feels a little thin.” Getting the low-end right in your...

Thinking Outside the Box, In the Box: Creative Mixing Techniques to Get You Unstuck

by Wayne G. Miller on

While it’s often tempting to try to rework or re-record tracks in your production, a lot can be unlocked by re-thinking our mixing process and employing some...

From Anthemic Melodies to Layered Harmonies and Textures: A guide to Great Vocal Production

by Wayne G. Miller on

Every great vocally driven song starts with a compelling lead vocal track. From heavy rock to pop, Nine Inch Nails to Beyonce, it’s all about a great...

HUMANS VS ROBOTS- How to Make Your Programming Feel Real

by Wayne G. Miller on

I’m a huge fan of great drum programming, from hip hop classics like “The Message” and “My Adidas”<span...

Adding Warmth to Software Synths

by Wayne G. Miller on - 2 Comments

What is warmth, really? So many people use this word to describe a sound, but what does it actually mean? Are they talking about a certain frequency? A...