Drums

Do your trap beats sound generic and unexciting? Watch mixer Sean Divine as he shows you how to create interesting textures, rhythms and timbres using Waves plugins and a basic set of loops.

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Learn how to add power and impact to sampled kicks, snares and claps and make them jump out in the mix. Mixer/producer Sean Divine shows how he sets up and dials in plugin chains for each drum track to get his trap drums popping.

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Dave takes viewers’ questions about how to create a song’s sonic vision and mix bass and drums effectively. Originally streamed live November 2018.

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LEARN IN THIS VIDEO
How to decide on a sonic vision for the song
and get your bass and drums in shape.
Special guest: Jack Joseph Puig.
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Download with Dave’s
mix template and plugin presets (3.74 GB)
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Download two Pro Tools sessions with Dave’s
mix template and plugin presets (3.74 GB)
or just the stems for three songs (2.66 GB).
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Are your hip-hop drums not cutting through the mix? Learn how to get them to cut just right by manipulating the attack and sustain of any sample, or by adding to its body and punch. Mixer Sean Devine shows you how.

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Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) shows how he uses GTR guitar pedals for mixing drums. Get some valuable tips and learn techniques that will help you make your drums shine and sound unique.

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Want to add more character & impact to the 808 kicks in your tracks? In this video, learn how to add top-end attack, distortion, and clean up a muddy mix by sidechaining your 808 kick and bass.

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Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) shows how he uses the H-Reverb plugin to change his snare drum sound in a super-versatile way – using only one simple button.

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Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) demonstrates how he crafts an explosive drum room sound using the HLS Channel and the PIE Compressor plugins. Blended just right, this sound can greatly enhance your mix.

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Are you mixing drums that sound weak, thin and lifeless? Learn how to add a layer of power to your mix by selecting drum samples to give your drums an extra lift. Then, learn how to 'glue' them together for a cohesive, natural sound.

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