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Mixing Live with Plugins: Advanced

Learn advanced live mixing techniques for a cleaner, more powerful mix that’s 100% under control
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Learn Advanced Techniques for a LiveMix That’s 100% Under Control


Learn advanced live mixing techniques for a cleaner, punchier, more detailed and accurate live mix: Feedback and mic bleed reduction, fixing out-of-tune live vocals, dynamic EQ, tuning live drums, gluing your mix together, and much more.

  • How to eliminate stage bleed and live feedback
  • How to fix out-of-tune live vocals for stage and streaming
  • Dynamic EQ and special effects techniques for live vocals
  • How to tune live drums with plugins
  • How to glue your mix together with bus compression
  • How to solve phase and time alignment issues in a live mix
  • How to auto-mix multiple live microphones
  • How to meter your stream or broadcast mix
  • Test your knowledge with multiple choice tests
  • Get your official Waves live mixing certification
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Course Highlights

  • Solve Live Sound Issues: Stage Bleed, Feedback, Phasing & Beyond

    Live stages are noisy and full of mics. Drums and guitars bleeding into your vocal mics can be hard to manage. Feedback can be a nightmare. And phase issues from multi-mic’ed instruments like drums are often an issue. In this course you will learn techniques that will help you mitigate these issues efficiently and free you up to focus on the artistic aspects of the mix.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Learn Advanced Live Vocal Mixing Techniques

    Learn how to go beyond basic EQ and compression techniques, in order to sculpt a detailed, nuanced live vocal sound that fully satisfies the audience. Learn dynamic EQ techniques that will help you deal with any vocal performance; de-essing techniques to reduce harshness while still leaving the vocal bright; and live pitch correction techniques that help the vocal be in tune yet sound natural.

  • Master Creative Techniques for a More Musical Live Mix

    In today’s live mixing, it’s common to use classic studio techniques—summing, bus compression, and harmonic distortion—to help get us that warm ‘glued’ sound that we all know from classic studio recordings. There are, however, right ways and wrong ways to use such tools in live sound. Things can go very wrong if you use them carelessly. You will learn how to apply such techniques in responsible ways in a live mix.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Meet the Requirements for Any Live Stream

    Nowadays, you will often need to mix simultaneously for a live audience that’s with you in the room, and for viewers watching a live stream at home. You will need to meet different loudness standards, and avoid digital overs in order to prevent unwanted compression and limiting to kick in once your signal is streamed to certain platforms. Learn how to measure your levels reliably and make sure you’re sending a good, balanced mix to all your outputs.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Your Instructors: The Leaders in Live Sound Education

    As co-founders of MxU, the leading resource for audio education and live sound training, Jeff Sandstrom and Lee Fields have trained thousands of live sound engineers and audio personnel. As front-of-house engineers, they have mixed for top-drawing touring artists such as Chris Tomlin and for leading houses of worship.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Get Your Waves Live Mixing Certificate

    Complete the course and all the included multiple-choice tests, and get your official Waves Education Certificate for Mixing Live with Plugins: The Basics.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
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