Learning to Plug-In — How to Track Better Vocals
A well-sung lead vocal can make your tracks soar. But producers far and wide will also tell you that vocals can be the single most difficult element of a production to get just right.
Inside the Mind of Che Pope
Here, the Grammy-winning producer discusses his winding career path, as well as his recent Apollo Artist Session where he recorded the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in their legendary 200-year-old space in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter.
Understanding Audio Phase
Has your mix ever sounded "not quite right?" This Studio Basics article will help you understand phase - what it is, why it matters, and what it means to be out of it.
Deep Dive into the 60's Vibe
In this video, Che Pope and Ben Jaffe discuss the process and techniques used to capture the Apollo Artist Session Vol. XII.
5-Min UAD Tips: Little Labs VOG
In this 5-Minute UAD Tip, learn how to use the UAD Little Labs Voice Of God plug-in to enhance an 808 bass part as well as beef up a thin-sounding kick drum track.
Apollo Artist Sessions Vol. XII: Che Pope w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
In this Apollo Artist Session, Grammy-winning producer Che Pope (Kanye West, Lauryn Hill) was challenged to track New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band live, relying on the same tools and techniques used back in the 1960s.
5-Min UAD Tips: dbx 160
In this 5-Minute UAD Tip, learn how to add parallel compression to drums, even out a bass part, and bring presence to acoustic guitars with the dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter.
5-Min UAD Tips: MXR Flanger/Doubler
In this 5-Minute UAD Tip, you’ll learn how to quickly add stereo width to keyboards and slow, spacey flange to guitars using the UAD MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in.