Hip Hop Mixing & Production

Can you mix all the vocals in your track from a single plugin? Watch hip hop mixer/producer Sean Divine as he shows you how to use the Scheps Omni Channel strip plugin to achieve presence and crispy warmth on the vocals in your mix.

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Multi-platinum producer/engineer Lu Diaz (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Pitbull) shows you 10 vital tips for getting loud, clean and dynamic mixes and preparing your mix for the final mastering stage with the Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.

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Is the boom in your track too muddy? Need some extra thump in the low end? Watch multi-platinum producer/engineer Lu Diaz (Jay Z, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Kodak Black, Pitbull) as he breaks down his 3 tips for bringing out the best of the bottom end of your mixes.

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How can you get that classic tuned vocal effect while still maintaining your unique voice? Hip hop mixer Sean Divine shows how you can use Waves Tune Real-Time to achieve that classic T-Pain sound, while using the plugin as a freestyling and composition tool.

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Striking the balance between aggressive, in your face rap vocals and a harsh listener experience is one that’s hard to achieve. Hip hop mixer Sean Divine shows how he pulls it off using the Waves Sibilance plugin.

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Want to give your vocals that silky Neve sound? In this video, hip hop mixer Sean Divine shows you how to use the V-Series plugins to attain that classic console tone for your vocal mix.

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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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2X Grammy-winning producer Focus… (Kendrick Lamar, Eminem) discusses his studio session for Anderson .Paak's “Cheers” with Dr. Dre and Q-Tip, gives tips for humanizing your beats—and shares his secret weapon for giving the song’s drums the right attack.

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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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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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