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Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle

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    Before & After

    Hear before and after versions of the song "You Don't Know Me" by Morey and Hayley Richman that will be mixed exclusively with Waves Gold Bundle plug-ins during this series.

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    Faders Up

    Get a sense of the song "You Don't Know Me", by Morey Richman, as we listen to a play through of the raw tracks, stripped of all processing. Follow the lyrics on screen to get a feel for the emotion and mood of the song.

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    Master Bus Setup

    Hear how the Vitamin Sonic Enhancer is used to subtly tweak the harmonics of the blended tracks. This is followed by the V-Comp and R-Comp, used to add subtle dynamic control and character to the mix.

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    Drum Bus Processing

    A single VEQ EQ 4 band, H-Comp, AXXPress from GTR Stomp, and some non linear reverb from Renaissance Reverb are set up on the drum bus to "mix into" when processing the individual drum elements.

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    Intro & Verse Guitars

    Follow along as some gentle warm amp processing with Gtr Amp, modulation with Enigma, and dynamics control with Ren Axx & MV 2 are added to the electric guitar parts used in the intro and verse.

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    Interlude & Verse 2 Acoustic Guitar

    Hear how Renaissance EQ and Renaissance compressor are used to shape the acoustic guitar part to fit just right in the mix.

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    Tweaking the Verse Guitars

    Hear how a summed mono bus is used to glue the hard panned electric guitars together. Trueverb is added to the acoustic guitar, and a new effects guitar track is processed with some MonoMod chorus, as well as dual guitar amp processing in mid/side mode, and Renaissance Reverb.

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    Chorus Electric Guitars

    Hear how some stomp box EQ is used to process the Les Paul and Stratocaster electric guitars before they're fed into separate GTR Amps for amp and cabinet modelling. They are then bussed to a subgroup and compressed with H-Comp, using the darker Analog 3 compressor model.

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    Chorus Acoustic Guitar

    Explore the venerable Q series EQs as they, along with the AXXpress stomp box pedal, are used to help craft an acoustic guitar part to blend with the processed electric guitars.

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    See how the Paz Position meter is used to check the phase of the bass when switching cabinets in the stereo version of Gtr Amp, and watch as the Renaissance Compressor sidechain input is set up on the Bass track so that the bass is ducked slightly when it plays at the same time as the kick drum.

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    Kick Drum

    The VComp is put to use to bring out the attack of the kick drum, which is further enhanced by two instances of Renaissance EQ. The first uses two shelving bands with steep notches, and the second uses two filter bands that interact subtly with the shelving bands in the previous instance.

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    Snare Drum

    Watch as some parallel processing is set up for the snare drum. The AxxPress stomp box effect is used as a transient shaper, and a band of EQ is then used to fatten up the attack of the drum. It's then blended with some reverb from the IR-L, using an impulse response from the extended library available as a free download at the Waves web site.

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    Hi-Hat & Tambourine

    Now see how the VEQ3 is used on the hi-hat track, and how the Renaissance Compressor is set up on the tambourine track with the hi-hat used as a sidechain input. The result is a more dynamic tambourine part that fits better around the steady hi hat part.

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    The Cymbals

    Explore the use of shelving EQ on the main crash cymbal, and selected parametric band EQ dips on the ride and alternate crash cymbals.

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    Toms & Apple Loop Fills

    The toms are treated with some simple Renaissance EQ and L1 limiting, while Audio Track is put to work on the apple loop drum fills.

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    Rhodes & Organ

    Character and movement is added to the Rhodes part using a combination of Enigma and Mondo Mod. The level is evened out using MV2, and the organ is brought in and left unprocessed.

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    Verse Lead Vocal

    Explore ways of gating out headphone bleed, as well as the use of EQ, De-essing, and multi band compression on the lead vocal track.

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    Lead Vocal Send Effects

    SuperTap 2 is now used to create some subtle relatively tightly placed shadow vocal delays. The delays are then bussed out to an instance of IR-L followed by Renaissance Compressor with its sidechain set up to listen to the original lead vocal.

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    Chorus Lead Vocal

    The narrative switches to the first person, so routing to the delays is not used in order to create a more intimate perspective for the listener. VEQ3 and VComp are also used for some basic EQ and compression before a send is set up to the vocal reverb.

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    Harmony Vocals

    Follow along as the harmony vocals for the verse and chorus's are treated separately. H-Delay is used to create a chorusing effect, and Q4, VComp, VEQ3, and H-Comp are also put to work on these tracks.

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    Stacked BG Vocals

    Ren EQ, H-Delay, and H-Comp are set up to help create an ethereal angelic quality to three stacked background vocal tracks.

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    Orchestral MIDI Instruments

    Supporting MIDI parts are each treated with some Renaissance EQ, and bussed out to a subgroup and processed with Renaissance Axx, more EQ, and then sent to some reverb, for a killer sound.

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    Guitar Solo

    Stomp Box, Gtr Amp, H-Delay, multiple reverbs, and automation are all put to work in the service of a heavy climactic guitar solo.

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    General Tweaks

    Some MetaFlanger is now added to the stacked vocals, volume is automated on the lead vocal and orchestral instruments, some harsh consonants on the lead vocal are edited using fades, and the guitar amp EQ for the solo is tweaked.

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    Multiband Compression & Peak Limiting

    Multiband compression is now added to the master bus with the C4, and some final L1 peak limiting is applied to the stereo output.

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    Final Play Through

    Follow along as the full finished mix is played back along with the accompanying video by the artist Hayley Richman. Plug-in set ups on all the tracks are reviewed as the song is playing too!

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    Bonus Video! 25th Anniversary Update

    See and hear how the Q10, AudioTrack, and L1 plug-ins have been updated with new graphics and new features.

Product Overview

In this Groove3 video tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to make a killer mix using nothing but the Waves Gold Bundle. See and hear the mix come together and to life, step by step. The individual tracks are also included so you can follow along and mix on your own studio system!

Eli starts by welcoming you and plays the before and after versions of the song “You Don’t Know Me” by Morey and Hayley Richman, then lays out what you can expect from the series.

Next, it’s faders up, to get a sense of what you’re working with track wise, followed by setting up your master bus processing. Eli then methodically goes through all the tracks and song sections utilizing the different plug-ins found in the Waves Gold Bundle, offering both clinical explanations and creative application of them.

Along the way you’ll also learn all kinds of tips and techniques such as creating FX sends and busses, EQing, using compression, creating spatial effects, processing vocals and backgrounds, Guitar tone enhancement with GTR, multi band compression and limiting and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you have the Waves Gold Bundle or are wondering if it’s the right suite of plug-ins for you, this series will answer many of your questions, as well as give you insight on how to craft a solid mix for your next song… Get “Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle” today!

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Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31 .
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from not for the beginners maybe its helpful for advanced people in mixing, but its not for me as a beginner
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Detailed and comprehensive Covers everything from broad changes to subtle effects. Shows how to use certain plugins in unconventional and creative ways.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Great info!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One stop Shop. I was surprised at the skill of the engineer. It was appearing difficult, but he made it look simple. Indeed it is simple, but you need practice. It is purely handholding. Great video and a great experience. Recommendable.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course! There are better plugins though. This was perfectly explained and I learned a lot about the bundle and mixing in general. However, it seems like Waves and the Gold bundle are definitely not up to modern day standards. Sound toys and Fab Filter plugins completely outclass anything waves has to offer and I feel like I know that better now. Still happy to have them in my back pocket though.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great course by Eli Krantzberg . . . I just recently acquired the Waves Gold Bundle and this course, Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle, was perfect education in using the specific plugins. Well thought out information and well conveyed to the viewer. I highly recommend this course!
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mixing with Waves Gold is Excellent!! I took the time to watch the entire video and although I don't have the Wave Gold Bundle, I was able to use my own plugins to make a significant impact on the Song and the way i was able to mix it. I really learned a lot from this video.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Loved it! Although I didn't always agree with some of Eli's artistic decisions (and that's me being purely subjective), I certainly learned a lot of new tips and tricks regarding the Waves Gold Bundle plug-ins. I also always find Eli's personality and the way he explains things a great bonus to his lessons.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just Amazing! It explains everything very well! Good Song and amazing vocals! :)
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice You should have some general mixing knowledge. I would imagine that creating this video was a challenge. It was a great opportunity to see what some of these plugins do. I wish more tutorials would have download content. My only small pet peeve is it was in Logic. I seem to have a learning disability translating from Logic to a PC Daw. That song was so great sometimes it was hard to concentrate on the video. My biggest regret is not watching this when it first came out.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Great mixing tips!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful indeed It help me with learning how to create new effects to compliment the vocals and the song
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from So helpful! A real pleasure to learn from Eli Krantzberg. You get an idea in the first video when he a/bs the raw and polished mixes. It's amazing. He walks you through the entire process in a clear and concise manner. Never leaves you guessing why he chose this method or plugin or that. He's constantly keeping you in the loop. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Very Helpful It made me want to try the gold Bundle out and buy it and I have very happy with my sound i am getting. Great purchase!!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from XCELLENT!!! I was so captivated by the song that I could not focus on the technical side . Her voice is so beautiful, along with Morey and his excellent gtr. playing, esp. with the searing solo right before the end has me off-track.Thanks ELI for putting it altogether and GROOVE 3. Hope there will me more like this soon.... TOMMY...
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful it was very educational...thanks
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Watch this to learn Waves plugins, but also a much broader take on turning a mix into "gold" :) Many thanks to Eli for tip after tip on bringing a raw mix up to production quality. The ideas and techniques presented are (as advertised) a great tour of Waves plugins in real use, but also a springboard for any DAW and set of plugins. I used one of my recordings in parallel all along with the series, and saw (heard!) vast improvement!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Learnig is a pleasure and fun! Eli is a very helpful teacher. I like the way he walks through every step of the mixing process. I hope to see something new very soon from him.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Golden tutorial...helpful on many topics! This tutorial is outstanding! Eli is great on this and I am accustomed to his style of explanation for his moves, etc. from the most excellent Sonar series here on Groove3.com.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from COOL cool cool VERY NICE
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great Exelent - great tricks
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video I loved this video. I have had the Gold Bundle for a while now, but I have not used all of the plugins. Now I want to try out the ones I haven't yet used. There are lots of helpful mixing techniques in here too. I plan to watch it again and take notes. It is great that the multi-tracks are available for download- I plan to mix this song myself. Thanks Eli!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Most comprehensive tutorial on plugins ever!!! Of course its only fitting that Eli K. and that golden voice would be the instructor on Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle! Luckily, I own the Waves Gold Bundle but never really explored the true potential of improving my mixes with some of the plugins. First off, the song used in the tutorial is superb and it is really generous of the songwriters and the artists to allow access to the raw tracks. The song is a phenomenal vehicle for applying some of the great techniques explained by Eli. Eli explains his every move with each and every plugin employed while in the process unselfishly provides some great production tips. I've always had some issues fully understanding how compressors work but Eli cleared that up for me. The video on processing the lead guitar solo is 'OUTSTANDING', Eli got down with that one! ;) My only issue was with the Master Bus and Stereo Out processing video, the objective with the Multi-band compressor wasn't clearly identified and I wasn't sure to what I was listening. But that doesn't take away from a Five Star rating because whether you've got the Gold Bundle or not, the things Eli will show can be used with any similar plugins in any DAW. Kudos Eli, Sir!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very interesting - and a beautiful song. Easy to follow and helpful even for those who don't own these Waves plugins.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good work man! Picked up some great techniques... Eli has a certain style that resonates with me. He listens to the song and crafts what he does around the mood and feeling of the music. He's tuned in and the creativity he lends to each song and project serve the artist and the music they make very well...Carry on brother!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Golden with Gold, on Gold What you can do with gold and one way to do it artistically. Quite the Midas touch!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful, shows the thought behind each tweak done. This set of videos gives lots of ideas for how to use these plug ins to enhance the mix! I really like Eli's general approach to explaining tends. All his videos seem to teach a lot.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Good Mixing Tutorial Right up with the best, these videos will demonstrate how to use Waves Gold plugins for mixing but also can be applied to mixing with any plug ins you may have in your daw. Excellent!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 4 I really loved this series using the waves gold bundle for this artist. I've I've always loved ELI Krantz as the instructor. I could be sitting in a room with my eyes closed and would recognize his voice. He's a great Teacher. I started watching Eli for Logic Videos, Flex Pitch etc. If you really need to learn something on Groove 3 Eli's your man. Wes 4th
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely useful set of videos for mixing These videos are a great collection for mixing with the waves bundle or mixing in general. The explanations are clear and concise and provide excellent reference material to dig deeper if needed.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Help I am so glad that this video has come out. I have had these plugins for a long time and hardly used them. However I will use them more after watching this tutorial. Eli presents very brilliantly.
Date published: 2017-10-07
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