EP 193: Adam Bentley – Making Immersive Prog Tones

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Adam Bentley has been deeply entrenched in the world of guitar playing and music production for the better part of his life. With nearly a decade of focused study in music production, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College, setting the stage for his professional journey. Upon graduation, he swiftly secured a position as a mix engineer in Nashville, immersing himself in the city’s bustling music scene.

In addition to his role as a mix engineer, Adam is a formidable force in his own right. Under the alias “Absently,” his solo project has garnered significant acclaim, lauded for its exceptional musicianship and polished production. Concurrently, Adam continues to make his mark in the studio as a mixer and producer, boasting credits on numerous albums spanning the progressive and metal genres.

Presently based in Nashville, Adam Bentley remains deeply committed to his craft. Beyond his studio endeavors and guitar duties with the band Arch Echo, he actively shares his expertise through his burgeoning YouTube channel, where he offers valuable audio tutorials. With his steadfast dedication and notable contributions to the music industry, Adam continues to leave an indelible imprint on the world of music production and performance.


  • How to record technical guitar parts for clarity
  • Creating space in the arrangement for instruments to shine
  • Punching in vs. recording single takes
  • Reducing noise in a performance
  • Making tracks sound and feel tight
  • Getting solid bass tones
  • Capturing the articulation of a bass
  • Using dynamic EQ for low-end control
  • Programming bass and drum tracks with MIDI
  • How to make your programmed tracks sound human
  • Retaining dynamics with programmed tracks
  • Making mixes feel immersive

To learn more about Adam Bentley, visit: https://www.adambentleymusic.com/

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