Berklee Online presents

Using Compression in the Mix

Wondering how much compression you should use in the mix? Maybe you’re skeptical that compression really makes a difference?

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Heard it Through an Ear Bud?

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins discusses mixing techniques by Dave Pensado, R&B and hip-hop mix specialist.

Using ReCycle: Making REX Loops

As promised, I’ve finally put together a comprehensive video about using Propellerhead’s ReCycle software and how to create your own REX loops.

The Ethos Pedal: Dumble Overdrive Special in a Box

This week I am writing a review on one of my favorite Overdrive pedals: the Ethos Overdrive Pedal.

A Tube Screamer for the Twenty-First Century

Today I am posting a review I wrote for Berklee’s Guitar Faculty newsletter, Open Position. I thought it would be nice to share it with a larger community of tone-seekers.

Mixing Tips: How to Know When to Solo

Every term, without fail, I get a few assignments handed in with all of a mixer’s solo buttons enabled.

The Tone Power of the Stratocaster

One eye-opening revelation in the quest for tone happening to me back in the early ’90s: I was playing with a relatively popular Boston-based band called the Heavy Metal Horns.

How to Create Your Signature Guitar Tone and Picking Style

This week we will talk about attack devices, or ways to get a string moving. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but this one post might be the difference between you and your signature sound!

The Quest for Good Guitar Tone

As I look back through my life as an electric guitarist I see many milestones and turning points. It seems that my musical journey of discovery has taken me to many new and exciting places.

ReWire Session Template

In lesson two of my Remixing course I ask students to cook up a comprehensive rewire session that will work as a template for remixing.