Hip Hop Mixing & Production

How do you breathe life and soul into programmed drums? We hit up producer, mixer and original 80s drum machine master Jimmy Bralower (Madonna, Nile Rodgers, Kurtis Blow, Hall & Oates) for his drum programming secrets.

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"Miami is an aggressive city! The clubs, the streets, the people... Sonically, you want to be aggressive with how your music is produced,” says Mix Engineer, Producer Derek Garcia (DJ Khaled, Kodak Black, Rick Ross). Derek dishes out some tips for those with a vice for bigger, louder mixes.

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Can’t get your vocals to cut through a busy beat? Learn a simple trick to make more room for vocals even when the beat behind them is already complete.

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2x Grammy-winning producer and mix engineer Focus... (Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem) shares his personal production tips and the top 5 qualities every successful producer must have.

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As hip hop icon Snoop Dogg celebrates his 45th birthday, longtime live sound engineer and friend Dave Aron shares his experiences from 20 years on the road.

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Mixing Engineer Fabian Marasciullo tells you how to liven up your drum loops with the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plugin.

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In this video tutorial with Czar Smith from the Waves Street Team, you will learn how to boost your 2-track hip-hop mix when you don’t have access to the original individual tracks.

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In this video, Waves Street Team member Czar walks us through the plugins included in the Waves SSL 4000 Collection and demonstrates how he uses the SSL plugins in a mix.

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