The UBK Happy Funtime Hour

- What Exactly Is a “Pro Mix”?
- Hi Pass WHATs?
- Yet Another Phase Lecture!
- Rapid Fire Question Time!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Daniel Kassulke!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_100_-_Whats_Wrong_with_300Hz.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

- Why Mix At Low Volumes?
- Does Bussing Degrade Sound?
- Drum Samples: When? Why?
- EQ'ing: Frequencies, or Notes?
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Sergey!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_99_-_Christmas_2017.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

- Reaching the Next Level!
- Talking to Clients About Money!
- That 70's Doubled Vocal Sound!
- The Ups & Downs of Collaboration
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Mrs Jason Ferguson!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_98_-_Hello_Xanax.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT

 - Making Kicks DEEP and TIGHT! - Curing Mix Burnout! - Collaboration Ups and Downs! - Compression Changes the Groove! - This week’s plugin winner is..... Damilola Adepitan!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_97_-_Audio_Tools.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:22pm PDT

 The funniest podcast on music production and mixing presents Episode 96 - “It's TOO Lopsided!”   - Tune It, or Leave it Pitchy? - Producing: Hands Off vs Heavy Handed! - Making Lop-Sided Arrangements Work! - Good Internet Feedback? Good Luck! - This week’s plugin winner is..... Daniel Barreto!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_96_-_Its_TOO_Lopsided.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:23am PDT

 The funniest podcast on music production and mixing presents Episode 95 - “It Has to Sound Green!”   - Limiting is for Chumps, Clip It! - What Does the Release Knob Do??  - Multi-Band Compression is for Chumps! - Temp Tracks: Inspiration vs. Plagiarism?  - This week’s plugin winner is..... Steven Varney!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_95_-_It_Has_to_Sound_Green.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

- hi-passing too much? Back it off!
- How did UBK and Nathan get so smart?
- Monitoring at low volumes. . . How low should you go?
- What makes a record memorable?

- This week’s plugin winner is..... Tim Scanlon!

...and more!

Direct download: Ep_94_-_Whatever_Hertz.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Watching Out for Signs of Burnout
- Taming Dynamic Music vs. Crushing It
- Rewriting a Song? Recapture the Passion!
- Arranging Tunes the UBK Way!

- This week’s plugin winner is..... Dave Tate!

Direct download: Ep_93_-_Scientistic_Fact.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

- Ladies Need More Than 90 Minutes
- Seating Vocals into the Mix
- New Gear: Do You Need It?
- Who Does Multibuss Compression?

- This week’s plugin winner is... Dhaitanya Das!

...and much, MUCH more!



Direct download: Ep_92_-_Coke..._Its_For_Winners.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

- How to Get Into The Music Production Mindset! 

- Uplifters and Downlifters..what they are why use them!

- Nathan shares one of his tracks! 

- How to really win over mixing clients! 


- This week’s plugin winner is…..OMAR ! 


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_91_-_Spread_Your_Duties.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT

- Estimating mix time for your clients! 

- De-essing vocals to make them sound SMOOVE!

- Old Man of the Week Time! 

- Get to know the bass on your NS10’s! 


- This week’s plugin winner is…..Kevin A. Reed!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_90_-_Im_Going_to_Reaper.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:33am PDT

- An ECKspecially good bit of mix perspective!

- Delegate your way to a better you!

- UBK’s Favorite Meditation Practice.

- Go Outside and Recharge Your Brain!

- Watch your Compulsions!


- Tune in next week for another plugin winner! 


…and much, MUCH more!

- Asymmetrical Drum Mic Technique!

- The Basics of Hearing Compression.

- Puttin’ Stuff on Your Mix Buss!

- All the Ways You’re Sleeping Wrong!


- This week’s plugin winner is…Roland Guerin!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_88_-_Whats_on_your_sleep_buss.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

- Finish Your Ideas!

- Break Projects into Chunks!

- Room Correction Software: INCORRECT!

- The Wrong Way to Network


- This week’s plugin winner is…Scott H Stephenson!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: EP_87_-_EBM.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

- Limitations Foster Creativity?

- Distractions Limit Creativity??

- Being a Pro Has Downsides???

- Hint: Small Moves

- ITB Gain Staging: It’s a Thing!


- This week’s plugin winner is…Frank “dufaultfrancois01”!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_86_-_Mi_Familia.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

- Check us out on Patreon!

- Tracking with Analog Compression !

- Josh Franklin’s 1 year anniversary!

- Getting movement from a simple arrangement.

- Guitar Mic Techniques and YOU!

- Stop Comparing your Tools!


- This week’s plugin winner is…Raphael Nuñez!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_85_-_Im_Daddy.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:08pm PDT

- Fostering the Creative Flow

- Amp Sims vs. Crappy Rooms

- Templates = Faster Mixes

- Tambourines with Balls!

- Using Multiple Reverbs??


- This week’s plugin winner is…Robert ’Robbies88!’


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_84_-_Balls_R2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

- Favorite Analog and Digital Effects!

- Printing Stems and YOU!

- Recording Claps and Snaps.

- What on earth is Peak Limiting?

- Tracking vocals in a tiny room.

- Monitoring: If it works, keep doing it!

- Expectations of Analog Summing.

- Special Thanks to FILMWERELD for this week’s Outro!


- This week’s plugin winner is…Mark Gonzales!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_83_-_WHAT_DO_YOU_WANT.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

- Struggling with Snares and Claps!

- Saturation & Heavy Track Counts

- What on Earth Does ‘Musical’ Mean?

- The Yin-Yang of EQ

- Linked vs Unlinked vs. Dual Mono vs. Stereo

- Big Console Mixing, In The Box!


- This week’s plugin winner is…iTunes Reviewer Speed101!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_82_-_Im_a_GROWNUP.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:27pm PDT

- Procrastination: Cure it Tomorrow!

- Is Sound Getting Better, or Worse??

- Improving Your Suck!

- Organize That Session!

- Higher Sample Rates: Worth It?


- This week’s plugin winner is…Archie Francis Miller!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_81_-_SUPER_Bummed_Out.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT

- Digital Precision VS Analog Tone?

- Kush Plugins VS Kush Hardware??

- Better Mixing through Limitations

- Minimizing Attack and Maximizing Tone

- Should You Share Unfinished Mixes?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Wayan Raabe!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_80_-_Cage_Free_Nuts.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

BULLETIN: UBK had too much cake on his Birthday, so we’re bringing you another ‘Best Of’ episode chock full of our favorite bits of professional advice!


- When to Use Money to Fix Problems.

- We *still* Don’t Care About Surround Sound!

- RE-Visiting the RE-Branding of Nathan Daniel.

- Are Expensive Mics Worth the Cash?

- Why Do Engineers Keep Secrets?

- You Booked the Session, Now Manage It!

- Tune in next week for the next Plugin Winner!


Direct download: Episode_79_-_22Make_People_Like_You22_2016_Best_of_Professional_Advice.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

- How to Write a Good Song

- Making Drums Sound Roomier

- Getting a Chorus to LIFT

- Should You Mix Into a Limiter?

- Straight Talk about Weed


- This week’s plugin winner is…Ron from Continental Recording Studios!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_78_-_Its_Barter_Time_-_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

- Ambience: You’re Doing It Wrong

- Pre-Fader Sends?  Why??

- Workflows That Actually Work

- Strugglin’ with Strugglin’.

- Can You Mix in a Car?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Taylor Bartholomew!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_77_-_22Im_Better_Than_Youz22.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

- Parallel Compression Explained!

- Room Treatment or Instruments?

- What *did* happen to Hiphop?

- Getting your vocals to SIT.

- Pickin’ the right mic.

- Recording to tape: it’s all in the TUBES.

- This week’s plugin winner is…Rob ‘NT’ Weber!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_76_-_Dither_is_a_Dangerous_Drug.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:01pm PDT

- Compression Is For Movement.

- Good News: Absolutely Nothing Matters!

- Dry 70’s Drums.

- How to Damage your Hardware!

- Getting Over Loudness Envy.

- How to College?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Dan 'Soundsmith' Smith!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_75_-_Rarely_Offensive.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

- Lyrics and Cliches: STOP!

- Ya Can't Touch a Plugin!
- Does A/D Hurt Quality?
- Mixing Sneaky Little Devil
- Rocking Out vs. Protecting Hearing
- This week’s plugin winner is…Rob “Soundbaker”!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_74_-_6k_6k_6k_actual_length.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

- Choosing Sounds that Mix Themselves

- How Many Monitors Ya Got?

- Big Studios vs. Self Recording

- Accurate Bass in a Bad Room?

- Using Cassette for Color!

- Tubes, Transformers, and… Classical?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Josh Evans!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_73_-_I_FaVOUR_CoLOUR.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

- Beginner Questions!
- What exactly *is* a Mix Buss?
- Handling Client Revisions
- How to make a show!
- What’s the Deal with Melody?
- Our thoughts on Sampling/Remixing.

- This week’s plugin winner is…Raj Bobo!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_72_-_What_you_Really_Want_is_Coldplay.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

In this Episode…


- Do Great Artists Really Steal?

- How to Make It LOUD

- How to Be Invisible

- EQ When Tracking?

- Compression When Tracking?

- “Burning In” Your Monitors?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Andreas Tengblood!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_71_-_Cancerous_Mole_Fixed.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

- Should You Copy Other Artists?

- What Instrument Defines the Groove?

- How much EQ is too much EQ?

- Four Compressors on One Vocal??

- This week’s plugin winner: Ghislain Brindamour!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_70_-_Stop_Being_White.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

Episode 69 - "I'm in THE INDUSTRY!"

- Getting a Foot in THE INDUSTRY

- Wider Mixes?  Easy!

- Screw the Credit, Get Your Money!

- What’s NOT on your Mix Buss?!

- Rapid Fire Question Time!

- Don’t record yourself! Meditate!

- Mmmmm…Attack Walls…


- This week’s plugin winner is…Archie Miller! 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_69_Im_in_the_Industry.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

- Using a DAW as a songwriting tool? Do it! (Or…don’t!)

- Printing a mix for a Mastering Engineer.

- Getting some VIBE into your studio, man.

- UBK Happy Funtime Rapid Fire Question Time!

- Transient designing and YOU!

- Staying inspired as you get better at your job.

- How much does your gear matter, really?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Axel Hirczak! 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_68_-_The_Donut_Button.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

- Getting Drum Samples to Sound Real

- Recreating Other Arrangements!

- UBK Rapid-Fire Question Time!

- Broaching Touchy Subjects with Clients

- Putting on your Producer Pants

- This week’s plugin winner is…Edward Enlo!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_67_-_Ill_Be_the_Potato_Chips.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:38am PDT


- Are Engineers Stuck in the Past?

- Turning Off Your “Engin-Ears”

- Finding Tutorials That Help


- This Week’s Plugin Winner: Benjamin Richards!


…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_66_-_Dinner_and_Drinks.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

- The Dangers of EQ!  Beware!!!
- Mixing into a Master Limiter?
- Templates are for Winners!
- Our Favorite  Analog Distortion
- How to Finally, Actually (Probably) Grow Up

- This week’s plugin winner is…Michael Williams!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_65_-_As_Long_As_You_Pay_Me.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

- Staying creative with Option Anxiety.
- Making Big Moves to Big Cities.
- UBK Happy Funtime Rant of The Week Time!
- Got a problem in the bass? It ain’t the bass!
- Multi-tracking guitar and YOU!
- Can new gear solve old problems?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Jinzōningen Jū Roku-Gō!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_64_-_Gobble_Gobble.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

- Mic Preamps: Tools with 1,000 Uses
- Making VI’s Sound Less FAKE
- Getting Authentic Dub Music Effects
- Do You Really Need Outboard Gear?
- Recording Ensembles with One Mic

- This Week’s Plugin Winner: Alex ‘Run by Dogs’!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_63_-_Take_a_Hike.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Artists Who Continually Rework their Art
- Mixing Music Destined for the Background
- Binaural Recording for Dummies!
- Web Forums: Run Away!!!
- Stereo Reverb?  Why???
- Electronic Music, Live & Energetic!

- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Ken Barnum!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_62_-_Wide_and_DEEP.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

In this episode...

- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Brian Decker!
- Another Badass Mix Critique!
- Tracking with EQ vs. Moving the Mic?
- Our Favorite Cheap Analog Gear!
- Choosing a Good Reference Mix
- Are Effects part of the Arrangement?

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_61_-_Suck_My_Big_Fat_Toe.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Staying Inspired Over Time
- Dealing with Insecure Singers
- Tuning Your Ear for Compression
- Supporting Your Partner
- Rapid-Fire Question Time

- This week’s plugin winner is…Ete Kurttekin!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_60_-_Honey_Im_a_Failure.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Nathan’s still sick, so UBK takes the podcast out for another solo run with…

- Tracking with UBK!
- Gear talk with UBK!
- Mix Critique with UBK!
- Process and Perspective...with UBK!

- This week’s plugin winner…Paul Smith from Lewisberg, PA!

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_59_-_Its_Hopeless.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:38pm PDT

Nathan is sick, so UBK tackles a TON of questions for your listening pleasure! Densely packed with gems…


- Mixing Questions! Mud! Reverb!

- Analog! PreAmps, Distortion, and Summing!

- Production! Audio Perspective for Video, What!?

- Randomness! Too Many Corey’s? Too Much Muzak? Too Many Cows to Find a Job?!

- Business! Clients!  Changing Arrangements!

 This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Imtiaz Ahmed!

…and, much—well actually, that’s a lot. What more do you want!?



Direct download: Episode_58_-_UBK_Flies_Solo.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

- Getting More *Contrast* in the Mix!
- Compressing Spatial Effects: Why??
- Billing for Grunt Work is... Grunt Work
- Drawing the Line Between Mixing and Tracking
- When a Dead Room Beats a Treated Room

- This week’s plugin winner is…Rick James!

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_57_-_Never_Talk_to_the_Cops.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

- UBK's Vocal Panning Workflow

- Are Any Women Listening to Us?

- Boosting and Sweeping EQ: Quit It!

- Fostering the Sessions Creative Flow

- Recording with EQ and Compression...Why??  

-This Week's Plugin Winner is...Dave Roth!

...and Much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_56_-_Call_Your_Mother.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT


- EQ That Reverb!

- It Takes Years to Dial Your Ears!

- Getting the Credit You Deserve

- Getting Smoooooooth Vocals

- The TRUTH about Analog Summing

- This Week’s plugin winner is…Alexander Rich! 

…and Much, Much More!

Direct download: Ep_55_-_I_WANT_CREDIT.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT

- Can Plugins Make You Insane?

- Is Analog Gear Really ALL THAT?

- UBK Apologizes!

- What Would YOU Do with a Billion Dollars?

- This week’s Plugin winner is…Jampa Dawa!

…and Much, Much More!

Direct download: Ep_54_-_I_Dont_Think_Im_Cool.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:06pm PDT


- Making Art vs. Making Money

- How to Think About Compression

- Optimizing your Attitude for mixing

- Fixing Bad Acoustics with Software??

- Mid-Side Processing… Phooey!


- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Harold LaRue! 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_53_-_Youre_Gonna_Fail.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT


- Monitoring! Dark or Bright? Or Both? HELP!

- Mix Critique! Fred PuaTuaa’s “Elegance and Intrigue”

- How to get an Analog Vibe when you’re working ITB.

- Does music theory affect your engineering?

- This week’s plugin winner is Gary Jamms!

…and much, much more!


Direct download: Ep205220-20UBK20Mix.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:54pm PDT

- This week’s plugin winner is…Adam Chavez!

- Panning, Panning, and more Panning!

- How to break up your mix process for optimal results.

- Mixing and Mastering, which one’s cart, which one’s horse?

- How to get out of your own way and just MIX.


…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_51_-_An_ECKspecially_Good_Show.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT