Join Dave Darlington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Waves Plug-ins: Mixing Techniques.
If you're a premium member of Lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. Once you download the zip file from this course's page on the website, you can double-click to unzip the file. Inside, you'll see an individual folder for each chapter. And inside those folders, I've provided you with a ProTools session folder for each video that will open in version 10 or 11. If you use a different DAW, the mixing techniques with Waves plug-ins that I'll be sharing with you will still completely apply, but you'll have to import the raw audio files into your DAW of choice to use the material I've provided.
And those files are located within the Audio Files folder from each session right here. Some videos feature multiple examples and you'll see that indicated with an A, B, C, D, and so on, like you see here. Inside each folder is the session file you can open up to follow along with me. You'll need the Waves plugin bundle to follow along. If you don't own Waves, you can create a free account on waves.com to download demo plugins to use while you watch the course. The music contained in the examples are from commercial releases that I mix in my studio, Basic Recording, in New York City.
I really appreciate the artists for all being so generous with their creations, and I encourage you to check out their other music on iTunes. You'll see captions with the names of the artists, songs, and their record labels throughout this course. If you're a monthly member or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can easily follow along using your own tracks. So let's get mixing.
- 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