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Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle

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    Before & After (5:15)


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    Faders Up (6:51)


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    Master Bus Setup (12:08)


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    Drum Bus Processing (7:06)


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    Intro & Verse Guitars (6:27)


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    Interlude & Verse 2 Acoustic Guitar (4:45)


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    Tweaking the Verse Guitars (8:33)


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    Chorus Electric Guitars (5:12)


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    Chorus Acoustic Guitar (3:53)


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    Bass (4:22)


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    Kick Drum (6:01)


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    Snare Drum (7:07)


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    Hi-Hat & Tambourine (3:55)


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    The Cymbals (2:58)


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    Toms & Apple Loop Fills (4:22)


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    Rhodes & Organ (4:09)


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    Verse Lead Vocal (8:17)


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    Lead Vocal Send Effects (7:27)


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    Chorus Lead Vocal (5:31)


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    Harmony Vocals (9:44)


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    Stacked BG Vocals (3:58)


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    Orchestral MIDI Instruments (4:32)


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    Guitar Solo (5:34)


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    General Tweaks (4:27)


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    Multiband Compression & Peak Limiting (4:14)


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    Final Play Through (6:47)


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    Bonus Video! 25th Anniversary Update (6:44)


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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Revolver Studio
Submitted 2 months ago

Great!

Great mixing tips!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Studio One

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BGBeatz1
Submitted 3 months ago

Very helpful indeed

It help me with learning how to create new effects to compliment the vocals and the song

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Chris SP
Submitted 5 months ago

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!

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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dulue
Submitted 6 months ago

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!!

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Pro Tools

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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 6 months ago

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...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

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ROGERRAMOUTAR
Submitted 6 months ago

very helpful

it was very educational...thanks

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reason, Studio One

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GaryKroening
Submitted 7 months ago

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!

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rolune
Submitted 7 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reason

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ProgNosticator
Submitted 7 months ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar

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Victor Santos
Submitted 7 months ago

COOL cool cool

VERY NICE

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Mixing with Waves Gold Bundle is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21.
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