Plateaus – “Crash Landing” EP [Peer Review 02]

Instrumental thrash/prog shredder Nate Flores aka Plateaus returns with a follow up to the “Annihilation” EP, bringing some expansive new sounds and flavors to his energetic brand of metal. Plateaus – “Crash Landing” EP Mayday Another Happy Landing (feat. Vanessa Flores) Avarice (feat. Chharath Chay) The Hermit (feat. Chris Tarver) Squiggle To Adventure (feat. Kyle…

“The Systematic Mixing Guide” Book Review

Years and years ago I used to lurk on a forum on the website UltimateMetal.com. There you’d find legions of metal musicians and producers exchanging recording and mixing tips. In just about every UM forum thread there was an incredibly generous and knowledgeable guy called “Ermz” who would respond to user’s queries with some really…

5 Ways to Monitor Your Mixes in the Home Project Studio

Every listening device is like a new set of ears to hear with, and having a handful of different ears at your disposal can prove very useful in fine-tuning your mix. Investing in a solid set of studio monitors is an absolute must for the home project studio, but some other devices that you may…

Mooer GE200 Amp Modeler and Multi-FX Review

I’m careful about the investments I make in my project studio; I can smell hype from several miles away, and I’m not lulled by the siren song of some artist I like endorsing a revoltingly over-priced piece of gear. I simply want something that is solid, dependable, flexible, and doesn’t dent the bank account too…

5 Tips for Better Rock/Metal Drum Programming

You want to play rock or metal, but you can’t find a drummer! Maybe you live in Middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas, maybe you’re a total control-freak when it comes to your art, or perhaps you’re just too damned shy to leave your bedroom studio? Thankfully, the art and technology of drum simulation in music production has come…