On November 5-6 2021, we hosted our first in-studio event for Hardcore Syndicate members in Clearwater, FL. The purpose of the event was to: Connect with the other members in real life to share insights & strengthen networks Get hands on experience in a top-notch studio on a real band session Give the opportunity for… Continue readingRecap & Photos from our 2-day In-Studio Event
In this video I break down the math behind what it takes to go full-time as a producer/engineer. You might surprised by how attainable it actually is – and even more surprised at how much you could earn doing what you love. Click here to apply and to learn how I can help you make… Continue readingGoing Full-Time in the Studio
Without a doubt, the recording industry took a hit over the past year due to COVID-related restrictions. The response I’m seeing from the mixing community seems to fall into two camps: Either you’re paralyzed by the pandemic, waiting for it all to get better… …or you’re taking it one step at a time, finding new… Continue readingHow Engineers Are Thriving During COVID
I hate to say it, but the audio engineering & production community generally sucks at business. I’ve been through it first-hand, so I know what the struggle is like… Long hours, doing everything yourself, always chasing clients for money, and feeling like the only way to get ahead is to charge less than the other… Continue readingWhy Producers Suck At Business
In February 2021, I filmed my video series – the Full Stack Producer – at Revolution Recording in Toronto. Check out the awesome studio space and gear that I had the privilege of using as a backdrop in this sneak peek.
In December 2020, we asked our course members to collaborate on a couple of cover songs for Christmas. Each instrument was recorded & edited by a different HCMS member, and the final mix was chosen from the mixes submitted by other members. The HCMS community was able to deliver these two songs, with collaboration from… Continue readingAll I Want For Christmas – HCMS Christmas Collab
In December 2020, we asked our course members to collaborate on a couple of cover songs for Christmas. Each instrument was recorded & edited by a different HCMS member, and the final mix was chosen from the mixes submitted by other members. The HCMS community was able to deliver these two songs, with collaboration from… Continue readingWinter Wonderland – HCMS Christmas Collab
If you’re serious about producing professional caliber records, then pre-production is a step you can’t afford to skip. Here are four key tips for effective pre-production that prepares you and the band for success in the studio.
Aside from the usual questions about how to mix drums, guitars, bass, vocals, etc… there’s another question that everyone is asking: How do I get clients in my studio? One of our course members, Will from Atlanta, recently went full-time as a producer and has this extremely important advice to share.