World Class Instructors
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Multitracks to Build Your Resume

We’re including the multitracks of all of the courses and sessions, so you can download the files and mix the songs for yourself. We’re also including a license for you to use your mixes on your website or portfolio to help you grow your mixing business.

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The Metal Production Bundle


Meet Your Mentors



What You’ll Learn

The perfect mic for YOUR guitar tone

If you surf audio forums, you’ll find a million different opinions on which mics to use to achieve killer metal tracks. So what is it? Should you use a 57? Maybe a 421, or a Royer? And if so, what’s the best way to place your mic?

The answer is: It all depends on the sound your after!

I’ll show you a simple step-by-step process to shoot out the mics you already own and find the perfect fit, which compliments your unique tone and playstyle.

Capture The Biggest Guitar Sounds Humanly Possible

When it comes to recording heavy guitar, microphone placement matters: A LOT! Even moving the mic a few millimeters can change your sound drastically!

Learn how various mic positions impact your tone, understand when to record on- and off-axis, use the Fredman technique, and discover how to multi-mic your cab to create a massive mix.


Recording Discipline: 6 Secrets To Pro Guitar Recordings

Playing live and recording are two completely different beasts.

In this module, I’ll teach you six ways to tweak your guitar, to achieve pro-level recordings – without having to spend a dime

All About Amps & Cabs

Dialing in a great amp tone is an art in itself. In this module, you’ll discover the difference between 4 popular amps and understand how to dial in your gain and EQ section for maximum impact, while maintaining clarity and definition.

But we don’t stop there: I’ll also show you how to blend multiple amps and cabinets, to create a unique tone and build a massive wall of sound!


Crushing Leadtones That Blend Perfectly With Your Rhythms

Creating a lead sound which stands out from the rhythms, while still blending well with the mix can present a challenge. There are multiple ways to achieve this, from switching amps, pickups, mics, adding effects and lot more.

Learn how to use ALL of these techniques, so you can come up with your own unique lead tone that has people begging for more.

Master Effect Pedals

If you’re a guitar nerd like me, you’ve probably spent days and weeks refining your sound with effect pedals. But the question is: Where in your chain does each pedal sound best? Should you put it before the amp, or in the effects loop?

We’ll go over 5 popular effects (chorus, delay, overdrive etc.) and show you exacly where to place them to optimize your tone.


Take Your Tracks Into Pro Territory: Mixing & Editing

By using the recording techniques we’ve covered in the earlier modules, you will already have amazing tracks to work with. However, there are a couple of neat tricks you can apply during mixing, which will take your sound even one step further.

Learn how to edit, blend multiple takes and use EQ & Compression and take your tracks into professional territory.

Kiss Sub-par Guitar Recordings Goodbye

We’ve all been there: we’ve spent hours dialing in the perfect tone and recording a stellar performance. But when it comes to mixing, we notice we’re f*****

Maybe the mic dropped out, or the gain wasn’t set correctly – either way our recordings are completely unusable!

That’s where reamping can save your ass: Learn how to reamp any guitar track and dial in the perfect tone in post, so you end up with pro-grade guitar sounds no matter what happened during the session.


Stop With The Noise!

Do you have a cranky neighbour threatening to call the cops if you don’t ‘stop the noise’? Or simply a significant other who you don’t want to disturb during her beauty sleep?

Well…you don’t have to let that stop you from making amazing records!

In the ‘Silent Recording’ module, I’ll show you two ways to achieve killer metal recordings without risking jail time. ?

Multitracks to Build Your Resume

We’ve included the multitracks so you can mix the song for yourself. We’ve also included a license for you to use your mix on your website or portfolio to help you grow your mixing business.


A Proven, Step-By-Step Method
To Achieve Massive Guitar Tones

For the longest time, I believed I didn’t have the right gear to achieve professional guitar tones.

I thought I needed expensive guitars and high-end audio equipment.

However, think about it: If that were actually true, how is it that professional engineers can achieve great tones with any kind of gear?

There is no doubt that guys like Andy Wallace or Joe Barresi would be able to achieve amazing sounds with ANY cab, amp or pedal, right?

Why is that?

Because they have a process in place, which allowed them to develop the skill to do so!

This is exactly what you’ll get in this course:

A proven, step-by-step process which you can follow to reliably create the tones you’re hearing in your head.


Achieve A Professional Sound Using Plugins

It’s no secret that multiple guitarists have risked divorce for spending thousands of dollars on amps, cabs and pedals. ?

In all seriousness though, if you are relying on gear to improve your sound, it will become a never-ending process.

Fortunately for us, technology has made it easier and more affordable to achieve great tones than ever before.

In this course, you’ll discover how to dial in a massive sound without breaking the bank.

Learn how to use virtual amps, impulse responses and simple processing techniques to achieve professional tones that you will be proud to release on Spotify.


7 Secrets To Better Recordings

I’ll show you 7 simple techniques you can implement that will improve the quality of your recordings immediately.

From proper gain-staging, to noise minimization, pick strength and even how to angle your guitar.

These tips will help you get the best sound you can at the source.

A Foolproof System To Dialing In Tones

The biggest breakthrough for me was when I realized how cabinet IRs, mic positioning and amps interact with each other when creating unique tones.

I break down these concepts in detail!

For example, learn how to:

Select a cabinet impulse which already has the sonic characteristics you want;
Adjust the mic position to define the sound;
Find the right amp settings that fit your guitar.
This is by far my favorite part of the course, because it will make dialing in tones EASY for you!

Seriously, once you get used to this step-by-step process, creating tones will only take minutes.


How Does It Sound In The Mix?

Dialing in a great tone is one thing, making multi-tracked guitars sit well in the mix is a completely different beast.

I’ll show you simple processing methods that will make your amp sims sound like the real deal.

You’ll finally be able to create the massive wall of sound you’ve always been looking for — without the guitars getting in the way of the bass, drums or vocals.

Free Lifetime Updates

As music and production techniques evolve, I will constantly be updating this course with new content.

This course will grow to become the most comprehensive guide on the Internet.

You’ll get free access to all future content I create.

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Become Part Of A Supportive Community

By purchasing this course, you’ll become part of the Chernobyl Guitar family!

Gain instant access to our exclusive Facebook group and Discord channel, and start sharing your experiences with me and other supportive musicians and producers.

What sound does an EQ make?

It’s often been quoted that “The best EQ is no EQ”. But what does that mean in context? So often EQ is necessary to massage the sounds we have into something that works for us.

Adam teaches you the difference a simple filter can make, and the perils of using the wrong frequency band.

  • High and Low Pass
  • Frequency, bandwidth and resonance
  • Vintage EQ vs digital
  • Different vintage EQ curves
  • Active vs Passive EQ
  • Phase issues and how to overcome them

When you know these things inside and out, it’s now possible to make the right choice in an instant, speeding up your workflow – leaving you more time to make great music and get those sounds perfect in record time.

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Compress everything! But know how to avoid pitfalls

Ever wanted to keep a really dynamic part of a song in check, but don’t like what you’re hearing when you push a compressor?

There could be several reasons why – and in this section Adam shows you the sonic differences between vintage compressors and modern limiters, along with demystifying the controls on some of the more complex-looking units, and lifting the hood on the more simple-looking boxes that may do far more than you think.

  • Threshold and Ratio
  • Attack and Release
  • Vintage compressor types
  • Using different compressors on different instruments, for different reasons
  • Parallel and Serial Compression
  • Sidechaining – when and how?

With a solid understanding of compression, now you’ll be able to pick the right one for the task and have it dialled in with less messing about – catching your artist in that “flow state” more quickly or getting more out of that precious inspiration period that hits us all sometimes…

Use the correct reverbs

There’s a huge choice of reverb and delay out there. What’s the difference between a room and a hall? Sounds like they should be the same but bigger, right? -Not quite. And how can a spring make a sound other than “boing”?

We show you where each one would be appropriate and unlock the secrets of features such as Pre-delay (which is different from actual delay) and diffusion.

  • Vintage reverb types
  • Reverb time – the meaning of RT60
  • Delay filtering
  • Non-linear Reverb
  • Early Reflections vs Diffuse
  • Modulation and Ducking

With a deep understanding of which reverbs to pick and when – you’ll have cleaner mixes, a more pleasing overall soundscape, and be back in the mix before you lose the focus that often happens when we get bogged down in a sticking point.

Lose that hesitation and get back to the fun parts!

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Hear what we mean – examples used in mix contexts

It’s all well and good talking about all these technical differences, but knowing by ear what makes them different in practice is a key element.

In these courses, Adam goes through some full dense mixes and talks about where to best use some of these different techniques and pieces of hardware, and why they react the way they do.

Plugins and hardware abound – follow along as we put a Neve EQ here, an 1176 compressor there – and show you exactly why we make these choices!

Know the rules to break them

You may well hear the tired phrase “there are no rules” thrown around in music production forums.

Out of context this seems vague and unhelpful – after all, knowledge is power!

By learning the reasons why generations of engineers have chosen particular pieces of equipment in various scenarios, you can arm yourself with the awareness of why we pick the same gear time and again – and then go further and quickly decide to use something unusual with the confidence that it will give you the result you hope for. 

What compressor should you use on a Peruvian Nose Flute? What EQ works best on an explosion? Adam teaches you the methods to work out logically what fits the bill, even in unfamiliar situations.

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The Metal Production Bundle


Endorsed by Legends and Pros

Isaac Slade

Issac Slade

Singer/Songwriter The Fray
Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas

Legendary Producer
Joe Perry

Joe Perry

Guitarist – Aerosmith
John Krivit

John Krivit

Past President, Audio Engineering Society

Benefits of Our Courses

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you follow your dreams and try to build a career for yourself, there’s always risk involved. But if you truly want to be successful in music, the bigger risk is NOT taking action at all. Even the best engineers in the audio industry keep learning new things on a daily basis – it’s THAT important!

This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best Mixing Engineers in the industry.

So let me ask you: What is the bigger risk? Not taking this course and having your productions stagnate over the next months, or spending a few bucks to learn new concepts that could change your music forever?

However, I want to make 100% sure that you can only win with this purchase. So I’m including a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for you! You can pick up this course right now, and if it doesn’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!

So don’t pass up on this!

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be both streamed and downloaded. You’ll have access to download the files and stream any course for life!

Nope! The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have great stock plugins!

Not exclusively, but you will absolutely see some stock plugins!

Our courses are for everyone passionate about music, from beginners to professionals. Your mentors explain both HOW and WHY they use specific concepts and techniques.

Yup! We include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for every single course and bundle we offer! If any of our lessons don’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!