Hip Hop Mixing & Production

7x Grammy-winning mixer MarioSo DeJesus (Wisin & Yandel) puts the modern-classic Renaissance plugins in action, mixing the beats and vocals of a hip hop track. Learn how to utilize the power, simplicity and great sound of these versatile plugins.

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“Old Town Road” is the country-trap song that coined a genre, caused controversy in Nashville, and became the longest-running Billboard #1 in history. We spoke to Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki who mixed the new version featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Samples have become so ubiquitous in music production, it’s rare to be mixing a track without at least one sampled element: a one-shot, beat, loop or recorded ambience. We go through the essential mix steps.

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Having the plugins and gear is not enough to build a successful career as a mixing engineer. Watch as multi-platinum producer/mixing engineer Lu Diaz (DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Pitbull), shares six crucial tips to turn your passions into a long-term career.

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Sometimes you have the bass sounding great in the mix, but there’s an inconsistent note which spikes in level, affecting the tightness of the low end. Mixer Sean Divine shows how you can fix this issue with Waves Bass Rider and keep your bass level in check.

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Producer/mixer Sean Divine demonstrates how to create a kick drum that has power and definition, despite competing 808 bass frequencies—all in 6 simple steps.

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How can you give your Hip Hop productions a radio-ready sound? Mixer Sean Divine shows how he uses Waves Infected Mushroom Pusher, a plugin suite designed to maximize the body, impact and “push” of your mix into a pumping master.

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Grammy-winning mixer Leslie Brathwaite (Cardi B) takes you inside his mix for the beat of Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell William’s “Neon Guts,” and shares his pro tips for how to mix a sparse but flashy beat where every nuance counts.

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Grammy-winning mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite (Cardi B, Beyoncé) takes you inside the session of Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams' “Neon Guts” and shares his pro tips for creative vocal effects, blending several leads, and more.

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Watch 3X Grammy-winning producer Focus… (Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak) as he shows you how to add saturation, vintage feel and more using plugins of the Abbey Road Collection, modeled from their legendary mixing consoles, mastering gear, tape machines, rare hardware & signature production effects.

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