Berklee Online presents

Why Mixing Through a Gain Maximizer is a Bad Idea

Here’s a common mistake I see over and over: producing and mixing a track with a gain maximizer on your mixer’s main output.

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Coolest Accessory Alert: The Guitar Pick-Punch

In the long quest for tone, we often leave out the discussion on guitar picks. The question, “What kind of guitar pick do you use?”

Commercial Appeal

The music industry is in such rough shape that some of your favorite bands have resorted to selling automobiles.

The Word on Some Speakers: In Layman’s Terms

In this post, I decided to do a down-to-earth rap on a handful of cool speakers that I have used lately. It is difficult to sift through the technical data on speaker websites.

Hip-Hop Drum Beat and Bass Tutorial

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins offers a tutorial for writing and producing a hip-hop or dance beat.

Person playing the drums.

New Book and Course: Programming and Producing Drum Beats

Sorry for the absence but I’ve been busy rolling out a new book and a new Berklee Online course that I’m very excited to tell you about.

Stutter Edit by BT

The Stutter Edit plug-in, conceived and developed over the past fifteen years by pioneering electronic music artist and composer, BT, is pretty amazing.

Dumbalina (Part 2)

This is an addendum to a previous post about the amazing little amp called Dumbalina. For those of you who have been requesting more information on this Allston Amps product

Super Sidechain Compression

Sidechain compression is a wonderful production trick. Originally, it was used to duck music behind an announcer’s voice on the radio.

Dumbalina by Allston Amps: The Latest, and One of the Greatest, Dumble-Inspired Amplifiers

Something very cool is happening the basement of Mr. Music, Boston’s favorite family-owned music store in Allston, Massachusetts.