Author: Liya Swift

audio engineer Josh Monroy Los Angeles

What skills are needed to be a music producer?

The best music producers in the business understand what it takes to make a b-side into a single that gets played over and over again on the radio or downloaded hundreds of thousands of...

How Do I Make a Living in Music?

When you are passionate about something and figure out a way to make a living from it, life can be a beautiful thing. Years ago, up and comers dreamed of being the next big...

Producer Joe Dancsak takes Advanced Audio Program & Elevates his Production Sound

L.A-based guitarist, producer, and composer Joe Dancsak came back to Recording Connection more than a decade after completing Recording Connection for Audio Engineering and Music Production. When he’d first enrolled, Joe was finding his...

Adam Moseley

What is the role of a record producer?

Image of Adam Moseley, record producer and engineer (Beck, Rush, Nikka Costa/Lenny Kravitz, Wolfmother, Spike Jonze, U2) When considering what a record producer is responsible for, it might make more sense to figure out...

Recording Connection mentor George Nardo Teaches the ‘Why’s’ of Audio

Talk to longtime Recording Connection mentor George Nardo of Luna Recording Studios in Tucson, Arizona, and you’ll know he’s anything but laissez faire in his approach to audio engineering and music production. Whether talking...

Audio engineer, music producer, composer Rohan Solomon at Engine Room Audio (NY, NY)

How to be a successful music producer

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell explains that to achieve world-class greatness in a field, a subject needs to spend 10,000 hours practicing a specific task. So, if you spend 20 hours a week...

Crowd at a concert with laser lights

How to make dubstep

Dubstep first appeared in south London about 20 years ago, introducing yet another subgenre to the umbrella that is the electronic music genre megalith. Marked by heavy baselines, syncopated rhythms, and breakdowns, the music...