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Waves Mixing Foundations

Learn the key foundations of mixing powerful music using Waves’ industry-standard plugins
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Learn the Foundations of Mixing Powerful Music with Waves


Learn the most crucial elements of mixing music with impact—from building effective vocal chains, to getting a fat, punchy low end without mud, to mixing efficiently using mix templates that will help you get faster to your creative goals.

  • Learn the building blocks: Master critical mix tools and techniques
  • Build effective vocal chains: From de-essing to warmth & presence
  • Control the low end: Achieve clear bass on any system
  • Learn to mix with templates: Save time and organize your mixing
  • Practice with multitracks: Follow along with the included sessions
  • Basic studio setup tips, from monitor placement to acoustics
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Course Highlights

  • How to Build Effective Vocal Chains

    From gain-matching vocal takes, cutting unwanted frequencies, controlling sibilance, and adding warmth and presence – learn proven methods for ensuring your vocals are dominant and up front, using the main building blocks of compression, EQ, de-essing, reverb and delay.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Getting the Low End Under Control

    The low end can make or break a mix. Learn practical tips that will help you deal with low end issues, get the kick and bass working together, sidechain to achieve a tight low end, and sculpt clear lows that get heard even on smartphones, laptops, and other small systems.

  • How to Mix Faster Using Mix Templates

    The road to efficient mixing starts with a great mixing template. The included Waves Foundations Template is designed to save you precious time and give you best practices for grouping, routing, FX send/returns, gain staging and headroom, and even song structure.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Practice with Multitrack Sessions

    Follow along and practice every technique shown in this course, with the included mixing templates and multitrack sessions for Logic, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Cubase, and Studio One.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Get Your Waves Mixing Certificate

    Complete the course and all the included multiple-choice tests, and get your official Waves Education Certificate for Waves Mixing Foundations.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
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