Hip Hop Mixing & Production

Learn how to produce vibey beats that give the listener a trippy headphone experience. Using Waves Kaleidoscopes, a super-suite of analog-inspired Phaser, Flanger, Chorus & Tremolo FX, you can generate ear candy and interest in your tracks.

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Watch Grammy-winning producer/mixer Fabian Marasciullo (Rihanna, Jay Z, Lil Wayne) open his mix of the new song “Wake Up Dead” by T-Pain ft. Chris Brown, and show you his R&B and Hip Hop mixing tricks & secrets!

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High-energy rappers are fun to work with, but to mix them properly you need to know how to sweet-en and control aggressive rap vocals. Learn the top 4 ways to achieve this goal, using fundamental mix-ing and recording tools.

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Grammy-winning producer/engineer Kori Anders (Usher, Future, Gucci Mane) shares his personal tips for getting hard-hitting 808s and kicks to sit together in the mix with soft, warm female R&B lead vocals.

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Learn how to create hard-hitting trap bangers in 6 steps. We discuss musical composition, sample selection, 808 and percussion processing and the different FX you can use.

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Producer/mixer Damien Lewis (Rihanna) takes you through his ultimate 808 processing chain for Waves StudioRack, to help your 808s hit hard with punch, depth and density. Download StudioRack FREE.

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Multi-platinum mix engineer Lu Diaz (Jay Z, Beyoncé) gives a special in-depth hip hop mixing masterclass, presenting his new custom StudioRack plugin chains and answering viewers questions. Originally streamed live from Lu’s studio June 3, 2020.

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Hip Hop producer/mixer Sean Divine shows how you can use StudioRack’s macros and parallel processing racks to mix 808s, instruments and rap vocals in powerful and creative ways. Free plugin chain presets included.

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Seven leading producers, mixers and DJs share their tips on how to get the most punch, clarity and low-end impact out of your 808 drums and bass lines.

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Watch Grammy-winning hip hop producer/mixer Chris Carmouche (Janelle Monáe, Outkast) open up OVox in an R&B session and add flare, vibe and inspiration to the vocal sound within seconds.

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