Youtube with its infinite pool of videos can help you to stay up-to-date regarding recently released audio hardware or software, can act as an educational platform in the fields of audio production with its tutorial videos as well as insights and tips provided by known industry professionals. The platform's content masses can be overwhelming, mainly because Youtube does not centralise the content creation, but different content creators are providing you with often great content. In the following, I want to share some youtube channels that are probably interesting and useful for music producers and audio engineers.
Youtube Channel Recommendations
Gear News & Reviews
• Production Expert: In just nine years, the Production Expert blogs, formerly known as Pro Tools Expert, have become some of the most visited music and post-production websites on the web. The youtube channel and the associated blogs offer product news and reviews, production tips & tricks as well as tutorials and interviews. Their fans range from beginners right through to Grammy-winning producers.
• Sound On Sound Magazine: The recording technology magazine based in the Cambridge, UK, is well known for their gear reviews & news of music industry's trade fairs like NAMM, AES and Musikmesse. SOS also has interviews with established industry professionals, studio tours and production tutorials in their repertoire.
• Ola Englund: A funny guitar player from Sweden called Ola Englund entertains you with lots of guitar amplifier and guitar test videos as well as production tutorials that all aim at heavier rock music like metal.
Education & Inspiration
• Pensado's Place: Dave Pensado's Youtube channel that hosts the weekly show Pensado's Place. He gives you insights into his career and talks with other top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives in front of the camera. Besides, he also occasionally uploads in-depth engineering and mixing tutorials. In total, the show offers you great insights into the music recording industry.
• Produce Like A Pro: British engineer and owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles Warren Huart (Korn, James Blunt, Aerosmith among others) teaches you how to record studio-quality music in your home studio and learn how to mix like a pro.
• Michael White: On his channel MPGInsider, Michael White (Whitney Houston, 3 Doors Down, Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Jimi Hendrix, Bobby Brown, The Crusaders, Ice-T, Prince, Madonna among others) highlights techniques, approaches and methods of producing music that he learned over the last 30 years. He often presents his viewers new plugins and explains tips & tricks by using them.
• pureMix: PureMix offers high-end tutorials about recording, producing, mixing and mastering music.
• Berklee Online: The Youtube channel of Berklee Online includes ear training, songwriting & music production, psychoacoustics, music business, copyright, creativity & entrepreneurship, and much more...
• Mass Appeal: If you are a fan of Hip-Hop and urban culture, you will like Mass Appeal! The urban collective publishes interviews, beat making videos and graffiti-related clips.
If you have other helpful resources on Youtube for audio engineers and music producers, feel free to leave us a comment and to let them know other AP blog readers ;)