Ryan's Corner

Money Management for Musicians 101

by Ryan Gruss on - 1 Comment

Making money in the music business is harder than it's ever been. And knowing what to do with that money in order to survive is even harder. In...

Nick Jonas 2016 ACM Awards Guitar Solo Tutorial

by Cliff Callender on

Finally, the guitar solo tutorial we've all been waiting for :) And, just in...

Using Multiple Odd Meter Drum Loops Together - Video Tutorial

by Cliff Callender on - 1 Comment

With all of the digital tools being used today, most of the music...

(Video Tutorial) Waves Abbey Road Reverb Plates Plugin

by Cliff Callender on

  The Waves Abbey Road Reverb Plates plugins have been the talk of the town as of late. Waves audio has prepared...

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

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

Drum Direktor Tips & Tricks

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Wondering how to get the most out of Drum Direktor?  Every day we'll be adding a new 15 second clip to our Instagram account...

How To Record Modern Drum Tracks With 10 Mics

by Ryan Gruss on

Wondering how to get big, punchy and "modern" drum sounds?  Watch legendary engineer, Bob Clearmountain, and drummer, Matt Chamberlain, demonstrate how to capture the sound of entire...