Ryan's Corner

Do You Believe In Magic (Drum Rooms)?

by Ryan Gruss on - 12 Comments

If you've ever recorded live drums, then you know how important the actual room is to the finished product. Small, carpeted rooms with additional acoustic treatment will have...

(Video) Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson in the Studio

by Cliff Callender on

How lucky are we to get a look at the creation of a classic? It's...

4 Ways to Improve a Vocal Before it's Recorded

by Cliff Callender on

So let's assume time travel is out of the question. How can we ensure that a vocalist has a good chance of nailing...

5 Questions to ask Before you Start Mixing

by Cliff Callender on - 4 Comments

Getting comfortable with mixing can be a lifelong journey. New engineers may be eager to dive into the toolbox of plugins or hardware in front of them,...

5 Tips to Fix Writer's Block

by Ryan Gruss on - 9 Comments

Where there's writing, there's writer’s block. It’s easy to look at your temporary lack of inspiration as some kind of indicator of your talent. But it’s...

#LoftLessons: Blending Drum Loops and Programmed Drums in Ableton Live 9.5

by Cliff Callender on - 6 Comments

We're pleased to introduce ‪#‎LoftLessons‬, a regular tutorial series focusing on production and mixing techniques...

Video: How To Get a BIG Sound Out of Your Drum Kit

by Ryan Gruss on - 1 Comment

Wondering how to make your drums sound BIGGER?  The answer might surprise you. In this video, drumming legend, Simon Phillips, takes us...

Behind The Scenes With Hall & Oates

by Ryan Gruss on

No, I wasn't searching for "bitchin' mustaches" on YouTube, but I did just happen to stumble upon this excellent behind the scenes video of Hall &...