STUDIO NEWS AND EVENTS
YAMAHA YC88 FIRMWARE 1.30
Step by Step. How to update your firmware and get the amazing new sounds and keyboard features in the brand new Firmware Update 1.03 for the YC88 YC73 YC61 keyboards. Update your YC series keyboard without loosing any of your existing sounds.
M1 MAX STUDIO vs M2 PRO
We test the M1 Max Studio and the M2 Pro Mac Mini desktop systems under real world, audio and video production house workloads and show the honest results of each. Both the M1 Max Mac Studio and the M2 Pro Mac Mini have similar configurations and the results will surprise you.
SHOOTING A MUSIC VIDEO
In this video we are shooting scenes for a music video and we are using the new Andromeda MKII RGB LED Tube lights from Came-TV. As we walk through how to shoot a music video, we put these lights to the test in real world conditions and give an unbiased review of their performance.
TOP 5 HOME STUDIO MISTAKES
In this video I break down the Top 5 Categories that trip up almost all home studios at some point. I go through each home studio recording category step by step and show you tips and hacks on how to avoid mistakes in all of them before you even get started.
CUSTOM ANALOG MOJO!
We do a deep dive into Black Lion Audio's Super Charged 1176 Style Compressor and see how it compares to other hardware and software versions. It has Mojo and Vibe for days as well as loads of custom upgrades and a custom output transformer to round out this analog audio powerhouse.
MASTER CLASS: USING EXT HARDWARE IN CUBASE
Learn the step by step process of using several types of external hardware inside of your Cubase projects. Each type of external hardware has different considerations as well as latencies. We cover each one in detail.
The ULTIMATE guide to latency in CUBASE
Tips and tricks to dealing with recording latency in Cubase. Learn how to maximize your sound cards latency, even at the end of the project with high track count, heavy FX, and multiple Vsti's. Learn how we do it here in a working studio.
Yamaha YC88 Operating System Hacks
Gain Access to these Yamaha YC88, YC72, YC61 operating system hacks that will speed up your workflow, live performance, editing, and your creativity!
Dive deep under the hood of the YC88, YC73, and YC61 keyboards from Yamaha and learn about the "Special Functions" of these amazing live performance keyboards.
MIDI CHORD PACKS | Your DAW Already Has These!
Learn the truth about MIDI Chord Packs and why you should look at the DAW you already own first. in this video, we will go step by step and learn how to create a music beat inside a DAW without knowing ANYTHING about music theory. Also, check the links in the description section for FREE MIDI chord packs!
06/06/2022 FULL STORY
TOP 5 YAMAHA YC88 LIVE PERFORMANCE TIPS
Get the most out of your Yamaha YC series keyboard with my TOP 5 live performance tips. The Yamaha YC88, YC72, and YC61 are beasts when it comes to live performance and I go through each top 5 feature step by step. Learn how to hook up multiple sound modules, program splits and layer, and live setup examples.
05/25/2022. FULL STORY
REALISTIC VOCAL HARMONIES IN CUBASE 12
Learn how to create realistic vocal harmonies in Cubase 12 without a background in music theory using the brand new scale assistant inside of Steinberg's Vari-Audio. Experiment with many different musical scales automatically until you find the perfect vocal harmonies for your project.
04/29/2022. FULL STORY
SHURE SM7b ALTERNATIVE FOR 1/4 THE COST!
Learn how to use EQ to make your microphone sound more like a Shure SM7B. Learn the difference between a dynamic Mic and a Condenser Mic. Learn how to use EQ and the EQ curves for each alternative microphone. Learn what a 'cloud lifter ' is and rather you need it. I'm going to show you 4 different microphones that can sound very close to the Shure SM7B, for a lot less money!
04/12/2022. FULL STORY
CUBASE 12 MASSIVE UPDATE | TOP 5 FEATURES
The new update for Cubase Artist and Cubase Pro is finally out and it brings new funtions and features as well as huge workflow enhancements, Audio to MIDI Chord Detection, Vari-Audio Scale Assistant, Phase Accurate Multi-track editing, and SO much more that will make your mxing life both easier, and a lot more fun!
03/17/2022 FULL STORY
IMPRESSIVE NEW ROTARY ORGAN
Yamaha has finally done it! NEW ROTARY ORGANYamaha has updated the Firmware to the YC-88, YC-73, and YC-61 keyboards to version 1.20 and added some incredible new features.
03/03/2022. FULL STORY
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MASTERING IN CUBASE PRO
Learn how to Master your mix step by step in Cubase Pro / Artist. In this episode we learn how to master our 2 track mix we exported in the last video and master that mix for streaming and for duplication and physical media. Mastering the last step in our musical production process that prepares your mix for the commercial world.
01/31/2022. FULL STORY
HOW TO EXPORT MIXES AND STEMS
In this video we learn how to prepare our mix for the Mastering process and export our final mix using the Cubase Audio Export tool and. Using audio export allows us to do a variety of different things all at the same time and have all those different tasks be completely automated.
12/10/2021 FULL STORY
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
A HUGE shout out Erik Has-Ellison over at Breedlove guitars for providing a truly awesome, above and beyond moment! Our acoustic session guitar at the studio was in dire need of some help with the action and we had sessions coming up the next day! It was 25 mins to closing and having ran a music store in the past, I didn’t want to be ‘that guy’ but I was desperate...
11/18/2021 FULL STORY
Z SERIES CAMERA VIDEO RIG
Check out this weeks new video on building a Cinema Rig for your Nikon Z Series Camera. We go through a step by step build and show you each component involved in creating a functional and practicle cinema rig for your Nikon Z Series Camera. Links for all the parts are in the video details section.
11/29/2021 FULL STORY
CODA Music MB-STEALTH
In this episode, we literally test the c#@p out of this Microphone Booster in a full time, working recording studio to see if it lives up to all the hype surrounding this popular audio accessory.
This claims to supercharge your vocal mic with substantially more headroom, lets find out.
10/20/2021 FULL STORY
Compact mixer throw-down!
The two most compact and most powerful mixers on the planet . The Mackie ProFX6 version 3 and the Soundcraft Notepad 8FX.
Both of these mixers offer powerful features for live performance, mix minus 1, multitrack recording. We look at all the features and compare them! 08/15/2021 FULL STORY
Best compact Mixer $ Can Buy??
The Mackie ProFX6v3 6 channel Mixer offers 2 pro quality Onyx Mic Preamps, 4 Line Level Inputs, 24Bit-192kHz USB recording and 24 killer Effects!
It can do Multitrack recording as well as Mix Minus Podcasting, Live Streaming, and Loopback, all in a size smaller than your average iPad! 06/01/2021
YAMAHA YC Firmware + Sounds!
In this video we learn how to update the Firmware of the new Yamaha YC88, YC73, YC61 series of keyboards AND audition the 4 brand new sample sets that are included in the update.
1. The Nashville C3 grand
2. The CF3 Live
3. The 73Rd Studio
4. The 74 Rd Stage