Drums

In this Waves Premium Masterclass, Grammy®-winning producer/engineer Lu Diaz (DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Jay Z) shares his insider tips for producing and mixing better hip hop. In part 1, learn how to get a more competitive low end that sounds hot on any system.

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In this Waves Premium Masterclass, Grammy®-winning producer/engineer Lu Diaz (DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Jay Z) shares his insider tips for producing and mixing better hip hop. In Episode 1, learn how to get a more competitive low end that sounds hot on any system.

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Learn how to reduce or totally remove reverb from drum samples and loops, using the Smack Attack transient shaper, on its own or inside the free StudioRack plugin chainer.

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The kick drum sound in today’s music is more important than ever, whether in rock, hip hop or EDM. The essential Quick BD StudioRack preset gets you the perfect kick tone fast – in just three controls.

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No drum mix is complete without great-sounding reverb. But why use one when you can blend FOUR? Watch how mixing legend Chris Lord-Alge creates beautiful depth on a drum bus by blending CLA Epic’s 4 reverb flavors.

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Stay safe by digging into your studio: Watch French producer duo HitsBananas mangle and distort masks, hand sanitizers and gloves into a complete drum track.

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Watch how the StudioRack chain preset ‘Tab Fix My Mix’ by producer/mixer Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige) can transform muddy-sounding drum sub-mixes into powerful, hard-hitting grooves.

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Get pro-level dynamic punch with aggressive New York compression. Watch how & why to use this parallel compression mixing technique to fatten up your drums and get that extra weight you’ve been missing – plus download the FREE chain presets.

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Learn how to combine low-end saturation with top-end modulation for crisp, modern drum magic. Producer/engineer Ken Andrews (Paramore, Failure) explains how he uses one of his signature StudioRack presets, while utilizing the full potential of multiband processing.

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Knowing how to give your beats variation and complexity is an essential skill as a musician or producer, whatever the genre. Get started producing complex beats with this beginner’s guide.

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