FROM DEMO TO MASTER

FROM DEMO TO MASTER

Free mixing & production course with Grammy®
winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington

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8 SESSIONS,
100% FREE

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to all course sessions,
over 8 hours in total

FREE MULTITRACK
DOWNLOADS

Download the original multitrack
sessions so you can follow along
and practice

EXPERT ADVICE
FROM THE BEST

Get expert advice from Dave’s
special guests: Tony Maserati, J. J.
Puig, Andrew Scheps, Greg Wells

LIVE
Q&A

Join live Q&A sessions where
Dave will answer your select
questions

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this age of home studios, bedroom producers and independent mixers, there is no reason why a demo song shouldn’t become a well-produced, expertly mixed, fully polished master, no matter the budget.
Whether you're a home producer, a musician mixing your own music, or a mix engineer looking to step up your game, in this video course with Grammy-winning producer, mixer and composer Dave Darlington, you will learn:
✓ How to create a sonic vision for your song, no matter the genre
✓ How to make the most important decisions when mixing a pop, hip hop or rock track
✓ How to make the best use of plugins in your mixes and productions
✓ How different mixing choices can impact the song’s overall feel
✓ How to give lead and backing vocals the power and polish they deserve
✓ How to get bass and drum tracks sitting tight and working together
✓ How to rethink the way you use harmonic instruments – synths, guitars, etc. – in your mix
✓ How to put the finishing touches that can make or break a song
FREE DOWNLOADS
Before you watch each lesson, you will be able to download the stems for three of the songs Dave will be mixing, as well as two multitrack Pro Tools sessions with Dave’s mix templates and presets, so you can practice what you learn hands-on.
EXPERT ADVICE
At the end of each lesson, you will get expert advice from Dave’s special guests, top producers & mixers Tony Maserati (Beyoncé), Jack Joseph Puig (Lady Gaga), Andrew Scheps (Metallica), and Greg Wells (Adele).
LIVE Q&A
During and after each lesson, you will be able to submit your questions about the course material. The following day, Dave will host a live Q&A session – four weekly sessions in total – where he will answer your select questions.

COURSE PLAN

1-1
Learn how to decide on a sonic vision for the song, how to organize your session to work effectively, and how to the shape the rhythmic heart of the song: the drums and the bass
Special guest: Jack Joseph Puig
1-2
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing drums and bass.
2-1
Learn master-level tips on how to make any vocal recording more vibrant, polished and sparkling, with special attention to tuning, dynamics, equalization, and effects such as reverb and delay.
Special guest: Greg Wells
2-2
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing vocals.
3-1
Learn Dave’s secret tricks for the harmonic parts that flesh out the song, including keys and synths, guitars, strings, horns, and rhythmic/harmonic elements provided by sequencers.
Special guest: Andrew Scheps
3-2
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing harmonic instruments.
4-1
Learn how to sweeten your final mix and create more excitement, by controlling the subtle elements that together make a huge difference: including Dave’s mix dynamics, sidechaining and automation tricks.
Special guest: Tony Maserati
Available from Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 3pm EST
2018-12-19 15:00:00 2018-12-19 16:00:00 America/New_York From Demo to Master: Sweetening the Mix – Final Touches From Demo to Master: Sweetening the Mix – Final Touches https://www.waves.com/demo-to-master-4-1-sweetening-the-mix?playlist=b7105a57-cda9-4d3d-9847-8d97f5b84136 Waves Audio no-reply@waves.com
4-2
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on putting the final touches to a mixed song.
 
Streaming live Thu, Dec 20, 2018, 3pm EST
2018-12-20 15:00:00 2018-12-20 16:00:00 America/New_York From Demo to Master: Live Q&A – Sweetening the Mix From Demo to Master: Live Q&A – Sweetening the Mix https://www.waves.com/demo-to-master-4-2-q-a-sweetening-the-mix?playlist=b7105a57-cda9-4d3d-9847-8d97f5b84136 Waves Audio no-reply@waves.com

ABOUT DAVE DARLINGTON

In a career spanning four decades and over 1000 album credits, multiple Grammy-winning mixer, composer, musician and producer Dave Darlington has worked on hit songs and albums in a staggering range of genres – rock/pop, hip hop, R&B, jazz, dance/electronic, even classical. Few music makers can boast credits diverse enough to include everyone from Avicii to Herbie Hancock, David Guetta to Sting. Dave owns and works out of Bass Hit Studios in New York City.

ABOUT WAVES

Waves Audio is the world’s leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound.

MUSIC USED IN THIS COURSE

“Hold Your Head Up” by Emily Kopp
Written by Emily Kopp
Produced by Justin Beckler

Better World” by Carl Nunes & TripL
Written and produced by Lior Brosh and Omri Cohen

“Esclavos” by Endecah
Written by Endecah and Antonio Escobar
Produced by Antonio Escobar

“Divided” by Death Over IP
Written and produced by Death Over IP