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Mixing Techniques with Waves Plugins
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Mixing Techniques with Waves Plugins

with Dave Darlington

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Dave Darlington. Then I'll cover some of my approaches to compression and dynamics processing using Next I'll show you how to create sonic ambiance and a We'll also look at some time-based effects, including HDelay and Super Tap.
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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      52s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
  2. 30m 51s
    1. The basics of equalization (EQ)
      2m 23s
    2. Sculpting the tone with Renaissance EQ
      4m 11s
    3. Notch filtering with the Q-Series EQs
      3m 9s
    4. Utilizing the modes of the hybrid H-EQ
      6m 27s
    5. Using SSL, Neve, and API hardware EQ emulators
      14m 41s
  3. 34m 44s
    1. The basics of compression
      7m 39s
    2. Controlling levels with the Renaissance Compressor
      4m 58s
    3. Using CLA Series, PuigChild, API, and SSL hardware compressor emulations
      10m 3s
    4. Autocompression with Vocal Rider and Bass Rider
      3m 55s
    5. Targeting specific frequencies with multiband compression
      4m 16s
    6. Basics of side chaining
      3m 53s
  4. 12m 26s
    1. The basics of reverb
      3m 15s
    2. Utilizing algorithmic reverb in R-Verb and TrueVerb
      6m 3s
    3. Adding convolution reverb with IR-1 reverb
      3m 8s
  5. 22m 39s
    1. The basics of delay
      3m 33s
    2. Utilizing multitap delays
      6m 34s
    3. Tricks with old-school single-tap delays
      4m 7s
    4. Modulating delay with MondoMod
      2m 45s
    5. Flanging effects with MetaFlanger
      2m 59s
    6. Filtering effects with MetaFilter
      2m 41s
  6. 12m 47s
    1. Tricks for adding bottom end and width
      3m 4s
    2. Adding crunch with amp simulation
      6m 48s
    3. Utilizing the OneKnob series
      2m 55s
  7. 7m 51s
    1. Tightening up a mix with master buss compression
      2m 44s
    2. Sweetening the mix with Linear Phase EQ
      1m 49s
    3. Maximizing the output level with multiband limiting
      3m 18s
  8. 1m 13s
    1. Next steps
      1m 13s

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2h 6m Intermediate Jun 06, 2014

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Learn how Dave Darlington achieves his Grammy-winning sound with Waves plugins. First, Dave covers EQ techniques, from boosting to cutting, notch filtering, tone sculpting, and hardware emulation. Next, he discusses compression, including automatic levelers, multiband compression, side chaining, and hardware emulation. He moves into reverb, showing how to utilize the basic algorithms and parameters of different types of reverbs to create sonic ambience and a sense of space. Then, Dave covers delay and modulation effects, including multitap delays, flangers, and some tricks for adding bottom end, width, and crunch to the mix. Finally, he'll cover some the basics of mastering, including master buss compression, EQing the master buss, and maximizing the output level.

Topics include:
  • Tone shaping with the Renaissance EQ
  • Notch filtering with the Q-Series EQs
  • Controlling levels with the Renaissance Compressor
  • Side chaining
  • Utilizing algorithmic reverb in R-Verb and TrueVerb
  • Modulating delay with MondoMod
  • Adding crunch with amp simulation
  • Sweetening the mix
Subjects:
Audio + Music Mixing Music Production Audio Plug-Ins Audio Effects
Software:
Pro Tools Waves
Author:
Dave Darlington

Welcome

Hi, I'm Dave Darlington. Welcome to Mixing Techniques with Waves Plugins. In this course, I will share with you my go to techniques for tone shaping with Renaissance EQ, Q series and several of the awesome hardware EQ emulations. Then I'll cover some of my approaches to compression and dynamics processing using the CLA series emulations of the classic LA-2A, LA-3A, the 1176, and others. And some advanced techniques like multiband and sidechain compression.

Next I'll show you how to create sonic ambiance and a sense of space with a few of Waves' killer reverb plugins. We'll also look at some time-based effects, including HDelay and Super Tap. And some really fun tools for creating modulation effects and movement in your tracks using mondo mod, meta flanger, and meta filter. Then there's my desert island survival kit. Plugins I use every day for sculpting character into a variety of tracks, and fine-tuning the stereo imaging. Finally, we'll finish up with some mastering techniques, to help you bring your mixes up to world-class, competitive standards.

So, let's dive in to some of my favorite mixing techniques using Waves plugins.

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