Gear Gods recently collaborated with pop/rock producing/songwriting/engineering badass Warren Huart of Produce Like A Pro to discuss Trey’s Top 5 METAL Production Tips Part 1 (that means there’s a Part 2 coming!). Hint hint, Mr. Huart has worked with the likes of The Fray, Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, and loads more, not including his work in film and television. There’s a wealth of production knowledge between him and Trey so grab some paper and a pen and open your earholes; you gon’ learn today.

Part 1 focuses on metal bass and guitar production, featuring Trey’s pointers on crafting a crushing heavy guitar tone and an impactful bass tone that’s both defined and snarling. Don’t forget, a metal guitar tone is really only as good as the bass tone gluing everything together. So if producing a great sounding metal record is your goal, applying these concepts from the get-go will set you on the most appropriate path to glory and fame (results may vary).

If you’re just getting into the home recording game, Produce Like A Pro is an excellent place to start learning. Intended to help beginners make quality recordings on the cheap, it’s a superior educational resource provided by one the industry’s top dawgs. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out Warren’s Top 5 POP Songwriting Tips for Metalheads. Because hooks are a good thing.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.