Seasons Greetings from Shams The Producer and B-Rich Records.

All the best wishes to you and your family in this festive season. Please

remember to stay safe and be kind to each other. It isn't all about going out

and having a good time, or spending all your money on gifts for people who you don't even know or care about. It's about genuinely sharing and caring, it isn't about how expensive a gift is, but it's truly the thought that matters.

...And as 2021 comes to a close, let us also take this time to reflect and check up on our friends and family members who we haven't seen or heard from. I know we all have busy schedules, but all it takes is a couple minutes to call, send a text, or send an email.

Have a safe, peaceful and blessed holiday!!

For those who are into Christmas songs, check out these tracks by my brother

Robert "Dubwise" Browne on Spotify or Apple Music

Bonus Tracks - "Feliz Navidad" and "Deck The Halls"


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Greetings to you, and I hope you are doing well in these uncertain times.

I'm here today to let you know that I have started a new YouTube channel!

Yes, I Shams The Producer will now be giving you content on a new YouTube channel,

the name on this channel is "Shams The Producer's Talk Show", and as the name suggests,

we will be presenting content which is more on the informative side (Interviews, vlogs, talk shows, BTS...etc.)

My original YouTube channel, "Shams The Producer" will remain strictly as a

means for you, fans, friends and family, to consume (stream) muisic videos and audio,

as YouTube still remains one of the most popular mediums for streaming music.

Click HERE to check out a video on the new channel.

As this is a new channel, I encourage you to share with others, if you find value in the content presented. And please remember to like, comment, and subscribe.

I am truly grateful for your continued support, and you can feel free to contact me via DM or

email if you have questions or need advice regarding your musical journey.

One Love.

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Updated: May 20, 2020

In my opinion YAMAHA NS10's are not the best speakers for mixing and/or mastering audio. I "grew up" on them, I should know. However, you may be me surprised at my next statement.

There's really no "BEST" speakers for audio mastering or mixing.

Here's why.

I've been an audio engineer for over 20 years and I've worked in many different recording studios with a variety of reference studio monitors aka speakers. I've also worked with some of the top names in my genre of music as mixing and mastering engineers, and I have came to the conclusion that Speakers used for mixing and mastering audio gain their popularity and credibility in various ways. 1) Great marketing and branding, 2) When a hit record is made using said speakers, 3) When a person of "authority" uses and speaks publicly about said studio monitor. There are many more reasons but these three I believe to be at the top.

Yamaha NS10's were not the only popular mixing and mastering studio monitors.

Have you ever heard of the KRK ?

KRK's have been around for as long as I've been an audio engineer. This picture shows the KRK Rokit 5 & Rokit 8, they also make the Rokit 7. Many audio engineers and recording studios believed them to be the best in their class of speakers. These bad bays had a bit more low end than the NS10s, that's probably why they were a staple in most reggae and hip hop studios.

Yamaha discontinued the NS10s in 2001. Realizing there was still a market for them, they then released the self powered HS50M, and after a few updates its now the HS series. there's the HS5, HS7,HS8. These sound nothing like the NS10s to me, remember I "grew up" on NS10's. I worked with them for more than 10 years, I still love them. However, they come pretty close.(HS5 pic below)

Avantone, another giant in the pro audio space, most popular for their version of the classic cube style reference monitors made by Auratone (Original Avantone5C brown, Avantone mixcube black), Also makes a version of the NS10's. its called Avantone CLA 10, branded by award winning Producer/Engineer Chris Lord Alge.

I haven't personally used the CLA10 but there are reviews on youtube you can check out.

Let me know what you think.

Bottom line is there's no BEST mixing and mastering speakers simply because it all boils down to a matter of preference. The room you are working in, and who introduced you to whatever monitors you are using also plays a role in this. Its kinda like fast food. Some people like McDonald's, some Burger King and some Wendy's. It is as simple as that. So my advice to you if you're in the market for mixing and mastering speakers.., go to your nearest pro audio store and listen something you produced, mixed or mastered on a few different monitors, compare them, then make your choice based on if you like what you hear coming from the speakers.


You may have noticed a few hyperlinks above, they link to the actual product on amazon.

If you use any link for purchase I do get a commission. This helps me to maintain my blog, website and youtube channel. Speaking of youtube channel, check out my unboxing video of the AVANTONE MIXCUBE . Thanks for your support :)

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