Control 24 Power Supply Repair

By Nick Landis on Friday Jun, 7th 2024

This blog post provides a comprehensive guide to repairing the power supply of the older gray DigiDesign/Focusrite Control 24 control surface for Pro Tools. We focus on the most common issue: power supply failure. This step-by-step guide will walk through the most common issue of capacitor failure and will list all the parts you need for replacement of these parts - hopefully restoring your Control 24 back to working condition. This guide is perfect for DIY enthusiasts looking to extend the life of their Control 24 without professional support or for the studio tech that needs the parts list.

Free Plugins

By Nick Landis on Monday Oct, 2nd 2023

Who doesn't love free plugins? In the ever-evolving landscape of music production, having access to a diverse range of audio plugins is essential for any aspiring musician or producer. Fortunately, you don't need to break the bank to enhance your sound. In this blog post, we'll explore a curated list of free audio plugins that can elevate your music production without costing a dime.

Ten Top Music Distribution Services

By Nick Landis on Thursday Mar, 16th 2023

A list of ten of the top music distribution services for independent musicians looking to get their music out there. The list includes popular services like DistroKid and CD Baby, as well as other great options. Whether you're a new artist or a seasoned musician, this list has got you covered.

5 Mistakes to Avoid Before Sending Your Mix to Mastering

By Brad Johnson on Sunday Sep, 11th 2022

It's finally time to take your music to the next level and get it mastered. But before you do, there are a few critical mixing mistakes you need to make sure you didn't make. These mistakes can easily be made by both beginner and experienced engineers and can severely impact your final record if left unchecked. Make sure you read this before you hit send!

Vinyl Cutting Levels

By Nick Landis on Tuesday Jan, 11th 2022

There are lots of things to consider when planning to release your music on vinyl. Among these things to consider is where the split between the A-side and B-side is. In order to figure that out, you'll need to know some basic information about your album like the length of the songs and how many of them there are. In addition to that, you will need to consider other things like what size record you'll be pressing and how much audio can fit on that size record.

ACC in The Austin Chronicle

By Nick Landis on Monday Sep, 20th 2021

The Austin Chronicle's music writer, Dan Kois, recently visited ACC's Music Business Performance Technology department. He was impressed by what he saw and wrote about it in an article published in the Features section of the publication. In that article, ACC is celebrated as the unlikely place for a seriously world-class recording studio. Here are some highlights:

GRAMMY® Nomination for Ruthie Foster

By Nick Landis on Wednesday Nov, 25th 2020

I'm very excited to announce my first GRAMMY® Nominated Album mastered here at Nick Landis Mastering. You'll find FYC information and complete credits to everyone involved in the project below.