Jack Black at Ocean Way during the School of Rock sessions (circa 2003)

Jack Black knows where the magic happens! This is back during the “School of Rock” days — watch out for those fingers in your pies and extraneous knob-twisting when dealing with Jack in the studio!

Ocean Way Audio Discusses the Pro3 for Sweetwater Gearfest 2021

“We lovingly call these the Fat Boys…” Join Ocean Way Audio Founder Allen Sides and Colin Liebich as they discuss Ocean Way Audio’s newest entry into its amazing speaker lineup, the Pro3.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 9: How Allen Sides Prepares for a Mix Session
Allen Sides shares his pro tips for mix sessions preparation.

In-Depth with Ocean Way Audio RM1-B Ribbon Microphone
Allen Sides gives an in-depth look at OWA’s RM1-B Ribbon Microphone as part of Sweetwater’s 2020 Virtual GearFest.

In-Depth with Ocean Way Audio Pro2A Studio Monitors
Allen Sides gives an in-depth look at OWA’s Pro2A studio monitors as part of Sweetwater’s 2020 Virtual GearFest.

In-Depth with Ocean Way Audio HR4 and HR4(S) Reference Monitors
Allen Sides gives an in-depth look at OWA’s HR4 studio reference monitor and its matching HR4(S) subwoofer as part of Sweetwater’s 2020 Virtual GearFest.

In-Depth with Ocean Way Audio HR5 Reference Monitors
Allen Sides gives an in-depth look at OWA’s HR5 studio reference monitors as part of Sweetwater’s 2020 Virtual GearFest.

In-Depth with Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 Reference Monitors
Allen Sides gives an in-depth look at OWA’s HR3.5 studio reference monitors as part of Sweetwater’s 2020 Virtual GearFest.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 8: How to Pan Drums in a Stereo Mix
Allen Sides explains how he pans drums in the studio and for video productions, either from the drummer’s perspective or from the audience’s.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 7: What is Gain Staging?
Allen Sides explains gain staging in a recording environment.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 6: What’s the Best Studio Monitor Positioning?
Allen Sides shares his pro tips for the best placement of your studio monitors.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 5: How to Record Acoustic Instruments Like a Pro
Allen Sides shares his pro tips for recording acoustic instruments that won’t muddy up your mix.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 4: Electronic Music Production and Will Rock Ever Come Back?
Ask Me Audio, Ocean Way Audio’s take on the classic Ask Me Anything format, is a new video series where legendary producer/engineer/studio owner Allen Sides answers YOUR questions.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 3: Recording Bands vs. Solo Artists
Ask Me Audio, Ocean Way Audio’s take on the classic Ask Me Anything format, is a new video series where legendary producer/engineer/studio owner Allen Sides answers YOUR questions.

Ask Me Audio Ep. 2: What’s the Difference Between Studio Monitors and Hi-Fi Speakers?
Ask Me Audio, Ocean Way Audio’s take on the classic Ask Me Anything format, is a new video series where legendary producer/engineer/studio owner Allen Sides answers YOUR questions.

Ask Me Audio Episode 1: Speaker Wire Differences
Ask Me Audio, Ocean Way Audio’s take on the classic Ask Me Anything format, is a new video series where legendary producer/engineer/studio owner Allen Sides answers YOUR questions.

Steve Vai’s Studio
Iconic Grammy award-winning guitarist Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, G3, many more) talks to us from his recording studio, and lets us know what it is about Ocean Way Audio studio monitors (and home theater speakers) that he appreciates.

In the Studio with Scott Litt
Award-winning producer Scott Litt (R.E.M., Nirvana, The Replacements, Indigo Girls, Patti Smith, Incubus, many more) recently installed a set of Ocean Way Audio monitors at his personal facility. Scott talks about his long history working with Ocean Way monitor systems, going back to when he first made the move to California from New York.

Bill Putnam’s Home Studio
Allen Sides visits the home studio of Bill Putnam Jr., son of the legendary engineer Bill Putnam who founded Universal Audio and is hailed as the father of modern recording. Bill has just installed an Ocean Way Audio loudspeaker system.

A Visit with Chris Lord-Alge
Ocean Way Audio’s Allen Sides stops by Mix LA, the Tarzana, CA-based recording facility of famed mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Chris has recently installed some OWA main monitors in his control room.

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