Masterclass with Young Guru

In today’s world, where everyone is a home producer – you want to separate yourself from the good and take your music to great.

In this Waves Premium Masterclass, exclusive to Waves Update Plan members, 3x Grammy®-winning producer/engineer Lu Diaz (DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Jay Z) invites you to a session with up-and-coming artist Rey King. Watch as they bring a demo to the next level – making the low end more competitive, adding drama to loops and drops, and improving vocal hooks and adlibs.

Episode 1
COMPETITIVE LOW END:
DRUMS, 808s & ARRANGEMENT
Learn how even small touches can make a big difference to the low end of a hip hop track. Lu reveals his workflow for getting stronger 808s and other low-end elements, plus subtle tricks you can use on your own loops, synths and drops to build drama.
16:40
Episode 2
POLISHING VOCALS, ADLIBS, HOOKS & EFFECTS
Clear, natural-sounding vocals that still vibe can separate your hip hop track from the rest. Get a rare look at how Lu works with Rey to re-record vocals and give them that final feel, in real time, by placing just the right amount of effects to elevate the hook and make everything fit just right.
15:55
Lu Diaz is a 3-time Grammy® Award winner with over 50 gold and platinum awards credited to his name. With a career spanning over 25 years, he has recorded, mixed and produced for some of the world’s best-selling artists including Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill, Lil Jon and Jay Z.

Song used in this video: “Never Be The Same”

Performed, Written & Produced by Rey King
Mixed by Lu Diaz
Recorded at Astro Studios, Atlanta

This is a Waves Premium Masterclass, exclusive to Waves Update Plan members. The Waves Update Plan is included free for 1 year with every Waves plugin or bundle purchase and is renewable at any point afterwards.