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Top-down mixing is a reverse approach where you begin with your stereo bus and work your way to the individual tracks. Learn how to utilize this method for musical sounding mixes, efficient results and less CPU load.

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Musician, talk box aficionado, songwriter and producer Walter Howard—a.k.a Hazmat Live (Charlie Wilson, Four Tops, Amp Fiddler, Soul Clap)—talks electronic improv, producing live techno/house and how he remixes classic songs, taking them to another sonic dimension.

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These are the “bread and butter” tools of a mix engineer’s kit. Learn how to get your song sounding like a finished record with faders, pan knobs, EQs, compressors/limiters, saturators, delays and reverbs.

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The innovative technology behind new Waves plugins, Organic ReSynthesis goes beyond traditional synthesis in allowing radical yet natural-sounding sound manipulation. Find out how it works.

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We caught up with FOH engineer and Memphis native, Amanda Davis, at this year’s Lollapalooza to hear about working with Janelle Monáe and how she uses Waves tools in her live setup.

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The difference between a good mix and a great mix can often be the vocal sound. Learn how to properly sculpt the high end of vocals so that they’re present but not harsh, airy but smooth, poppy but not sibilant.

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When mixing or producing a track, you can use distortion and saturation in subtle ways to mimic other processing chains, achieving more musical results overall and without making the track sound clipped.

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Weak electric guitars can seriously hinder the drive of a rock track, which relies on guitar energy for the vibe. We offer 4 tips for remedying this issue.

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Sometimes your snare will have much of that “boxy” character, detracting from its punch. We offer 3 steps to fix the issue and get your snare punching like it should.

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Ringing toms is a common resonance issue that arises due to physical wave interactions between the drumkit and the recording space. We offer 3 tips for remedying this issue.

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