Artist Stories

Producer, mixer and recording engineer Joe Barresi explains how he gets the best of both worlds — analog and digital — by combining hardware and plugins, and shares valuable advice for music producers/mixers. Watch to find out how cooking steaks fits into the mix.

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Mixing engineer Philip J. Harvey (My Bloody Valentine, The Kills) shares his live setup and plugin chains, and how he’s created an immersive sonic landscape for each single person in the audience during Lorde's Melodrama Tour.

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Learn top 5 production techniques for in-your-face metal from producer/engineer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah), including a free download of Sterling’s personal plugin presets for powerful drums, vocals and guitars.

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You asked, she answered: Multi-platinum mix engineer Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Gucci Mane) invited Waves users to ask her questions on Facebook. Here are her answers. Find out about her experiences as a woman in the audio industry, her go-to vocal chains, and other industry advice for mixers.

Here are the questions Marcella picked:

0:25 Who are are your top inspirations in the studio?
2:02 Managing the mixer/client relationship – any special advice for women?
3:48 Empowering Women in the Industry - The Red Bottoms Foundation
5:09 How do you balance your personal life with a career in the studio?
6:39 Who approves the final mix: The mixer, the producer, or the label?
7:44 What are your go-to plugin chains for vocals?
9:00 What are your techniques for mixing vocal stacks?
9:44 Do the lyrics influence the vibe of the mix?
10:57 What separates you from other mix engineers in the industry?

 

Want more tips from Marcella? Check out which plugins are her go-to's.

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Producer, mixer and songwriter Greg Wells gives us a glimpse behind his working producing and mixing the #1 U.S. Billboard original soundtrack for The Greatest Showman, the musical film starring Hugh Jackman.

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FOH engineer Pete Keppler has mixed tours for music’s biggest icons, from David Bowie to ZZ Top. We asked him about his unconventional setup for legendary ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s live show at Coachella 2018.

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At the heart of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival stand the top live mixing engineers who sculpt the event’s spectacular sound. We talked to some of the world’s best to find out how Waves Live tools power their mixes.

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FOH engineer Jon Schumann (Mew, Lykke Li) has been mixing Danish electropop singer/producer MØ on her recent U.S. tour. We met Jon at Coachella to discuss how he mixes the shows with plugins running via his eMotion LV1 live mixer.

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Studio Renaissance-man Mark Ralph has graced some of the biggest synth/electro bangers of recent years with his eclectic layering of dance and classical sounds. We peeled back the layers and got to the core of his symphony of hits.

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Emmy Award winner Jim Fitzpatrick (Family Guy, American Dad) has worked the sound stages of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and prime-time TV series. We asked him what’s involved in being the last line of audio defense before a film or show hits the public – from having creative fun with a sound, to detailed audio repair.

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