Dynamics

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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If your drums feel too thin, try this: Grammy-winning mixer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting) shows how he makes his drum mixes hit harder using two plugins: Torque to fine-tune drum pitch, Smack Attack to boost drum transients.

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How do you get your mix to translate onto a speaker as thin as a grain of rice? Learn how to make sure that when your mix is heard on a phone, earbuds or laptop speakers that all the instruments and important parts are there.

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Learn step-by-step how to set gates and expanders to reduce noise, drum bleed, and shape transients. Learn when to use a gate and when to use an expander and most importantly, learn how to do it in a way that sounds natural in your mix.

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Get essential tips for mixing vocals with Waves plugins that have unique features supplementary to those found in Studio One. Watch part 1 to learn how to use Renaissance Vox for super-transparent compression and gating.

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Should you try to win the loudness wars, or do you retain as much dynamic range as possible? You can achieve both! Learn exactly how to fine-tune your mix's dynamics and gain the best of both worlds.

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Shape the attack and sustain characteristics of your sounds for harder and punchier drums, loops, synth hits, bass, guitars and all percussive elements.

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In this video, we’ll show you how to shape transients to enhance your drum sounds, samples, and percussive synth, guitar and piano elements in your tracks.

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Watch how to get a punchy, pumping dance sound by ducking your bass whenever the kick hits: A quick tip from DJ, producer and remixer Dave Audé (Rihanna).

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Watch the acclaimed producer/engineer (U2, The Cure) explain how he uses the BSS DPR-402 plugin on drums and vocals for EQ-selective compression, ducking and more.

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