Compressors

In this introduction to Waves Chris Lord-Alge Classic Compressors, you’ll learn how to use some of the features of the CLA-76, CLA-2A and CLA-3A plugins".

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A video tutorial with a tip from DJ / Producer Morgan Page showing how to add grit, presence, and brightness to keyboard, electric piano and bell sounds, using compression and EQ from the Waves SSL 4000 E-Channel Strip.

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One of the most important techniques in professional sound mixing is side-chain compression, also known as ducking or keyed ducking. This video tutorial from Shachar Gilad includes a demo of the side-chain technique, sending the kick and snare drums to the C1 compressor/expander to trigger the ducking effect on a keyboard pad. The result is adds power to the kick and snare, groove to the keyboard pad, and glues all three elements together in the mix.

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In this video tutorial, Shachar Gilad of Waves introduces basic techniques for live drum sound mixing. The first step in drum mixing is achieving a good internal balance between the different elements of the drum kit, then EQing the individual drum tracks. You’ll also learn basic drum compression techniques as well as parallel drum buss compression. As a finishing touch, Shachar shows how adding reverb to the snare gives it tail and impact.

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Monty Carlo, monitor engineer for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band 2010 Tour, talks about using Waves SoundGrid and Waves plugins on his Yamaha PM5D console: Vocal Rider, Renaissance Channel, and Renaissance Reverb on vocals, C4 Multiband Compressor on bass, API 2500 Compressor on saxophone, and Renaissance Compressor on keyboards.

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H-Comp and H-Delay are the first in a new line of Hybrid plugins from Waves. They are called Hybrid because they build on everything the folks at Waves have learned from modeling vintage gear (SSL, API, Fairchild, and others), with the possibilities offered by digital plugins.

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The HLS Channel & PIE Compressor, developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, are the latest in the Waves Modeling line. The HLS is a faithful re-creation of the Helios console EQ and preamp, designed by Richard Swettenham and widely used on classic recordings made at London’s Olympic Studios. The PIE is a model of the classic Pye compressor...

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Engineered especially for guitar and other high gain instruments, Renaissance Axx is the ideal compressor for when you need to dial in your dynamic levels quickly and easily.

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In this video, Grammy® award-winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge shares a rare look into his mixing studio Mix LA, and demonstrates his collection of classic compressors: CLA-76, CLA-2A and CLA-3A.

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Producer/mixing engineer Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day) shares some insights about his creative process, which inspired the JJP Analog Legends plugins.

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