Artist Stories

Learn the way of the Twelve Foot Ninja from the innovative band’s guitarist/producer Stevic MacKay. In this interview, Stevic discusses how he systematically crosses genre lines and shares his 12 must-have tactics for staying productive in the studio.

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Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski (Frozen, King Kong, Motown, Rock of Ages) shares 7 tips for large-scale musical theater, from mixing to working with actors to immersing the audience in sound.

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How do you make a mute, emotionless, silent killer one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time? We asked members of the sound team behind the 2018 reinvention of Halloween how they shaped the return of Michael Myers.

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Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Kevin Churko (Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osborne) discusses working with some of metal’s biggest bands and shares personal insights on mixing everything from death-defying guitars, powerful drums and screaming vocals to the delicate ‘Sound of Silence.’

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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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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 tips.

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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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