Drums

Bring hard-hitting grit and warmth to your drums quickly with two Waves Manny Marroquin signature series plugins: classic NY compression and distortion techniques made simple.

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Producer/mixer Damien Lewis (Rihanna) takes you through his ultimate 808 processing chain for Waves StudioRack, to help your 808s hit hard with punch, depth and density. Download StudioRack FREE.

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Learn how to mix drums from start to finish, from setting compression and EQ to correcting phase problems and manipulating transients. Then, finalize your drum mix with parallel compression, and add depth and dimension with reverb.

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Latin producer and mix engineer JC Losada (Ricky Martin, Santana) goes deep into mixing Latin percussion instruments (Congas, Bongos, Timbales) and how to make complex rhythms sound like a single unit.

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Distortion, saturation and overdrive are great for making drums sound bigger, better and more energetic in the mix. Learn how to get the most from these powerful effects on your drum parts.

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Producer ill Factor (Justin Timberlake) from Beat Academy shows us how he uses Waves Berzerk Distortion to mix his live drums with 808s in a vibey and creative way.

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How can you get deep, subby 808s, while still making them hit hard in the production and be heard in the mix? Learn how to use Waves Berzerk Distortion to create rich, wide and punchy 808s.

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Learn how to use Waves Berzerk Distortion to warp and mangle your drum loops, samples and 808s. Mixer Sean Divine takes us through some of the insane sounds you can achieve with this plugin.

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Watch producer/engineer Adair Daufembach record and mix acclaimed metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Cadaver), using Waves plugins to get authentic metal drum tones without samples and drum replacement, for both tracking and the final mix.

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Sometimes your snare will have much of that “boxy” character, detracting from its punch. We offer 3 steps to fix the issue and get your snare punching like it should.

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