“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 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…