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Waves Musicians 2 Bundle Explained®

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    2:15

    The Waves Musicians 2 bundle contains 6 of the most popular Waves plug-ins. Along with your favorite DAW these tools give you key tools for mixing and mastering your songs. Learn what these tools are and what you can expect to learn in this video series.

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    Tutorial 2

    WaveSystem Explained

    10:20

    All Waves plug-ins share a set of common controls. Learn what they are and how they apply to all the plug-ins in the bundle.

Equalization

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    Tutorial 3

    Introduction to EQ

    12:35

    Here we get started with a bit of background and what EQ is and does in music production.

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    Tutorial 4

    REQ Explained

    10:45

    Learn how to use all the controls of the Ren EQ.

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    Tutorial 5

    Loading & Using REQ Presets

    5:13

    We have include a set of presets that you can load and use in your projects. This videos hows how to load, use and save those to your REQ menu.

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    Tutorial 6

    EQ Techniques

    9:11

    Learn some of the most common techniques for EQing music.

Compression

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    Tutorial 7

    Introduction to Compression

    8:04

    Learn the basics of compressors. We use a test signal that allows us to 'see' the effects of common compression parameters: attack, release, threshold, ratio and gain.

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    Tutorial 8

    Renaissance Compressor Explained

    11:03

    The Waves RCompressor is a classic used on thousands of professional recordings and hit songs. Here we learn what all the controls using a lead vocal example.

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    Tutorial 9

    RCompressor for Pumping Drum Tracks

    4:12

    Learn how to tune the RCompressor settings to add some rhythmic pumping to your drum tracks.

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    Tutorial 10

    RComp on the Acoustic Drum Bus

    2:37

    Learn how to tailor the sound of acoustic drums or loops to bring in more or less live room sound using the RCompressor on the drum mix.

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    Tutorial 11

    Renaissance Vox Explained

    4:10

    RVox is a simple but very effective vocal compressor. Learn what the limited number of controls do and when to use this great vocal tool.

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    Tutorial 12

    Waves Renaissance Axx Explained

    5:12

    Despite it’s easy to-use-exterior, RenAxx is a extremely useful for acoustic guitars, bass and even drums.

Delay

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    Tutorial 13

    Introduction to Delay Effects

    5:19

    Possibly the most popular special audio effect of all time. Here is some background into this perennial favorite production technique.

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    Tutorial 14

    Introduction to Multi-Tap Delay

    4:43

    Multi-tap delays multiply the creative potential for delay effects. Hear how multiple delay taps can be used to create dramatic stereo effects.

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    Tutorial 15

    All About Rotation

    5:27

    Rotation is a version of panning used in SuperTap that preserves the stereo image while letting you place the middle where you need it. Learn about the concept and use of rotation in SuperTap.

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    Tutorial 16

    SuperTap Explained Pt. 1

    6:47

    In Part 1 we cover the controls for Pan Graph, Tempo, Modulation and output sections.

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    Tutorial 17

    SuperTap Explained Pt. 2

    8:03

    In Part 2, learn how to setup the delay taps, the feedback section. In addition learn how to set the grid to align delays to musical divisions.

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    Tutorial 18

    SuperTap as a Master Vocal Effect

    7:21

    Learn how to use left and right delays that are divisions of the song tempo for compelling lead vocals.

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    Tutorial 19

    SuperTap Rhythmic FX

    5:29

    Enhance simple guitar parts using rhythmic delays. Also learn how to experiment with setting delays values from the TapPad.

Doubling

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    Tutorial 20

    Introduction to Doubling Effects

    3:40

    This is an introduction to the use of doubling and doubling effects in music production.

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    Tutorial 21

    Waves Doubler Explained

    11:27

    Learn all the controls of the Waves Doubler effect.

Music Production Example

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    Tutorial 22

    Mixing Example Pt. 1

    8:57

    Walk through the setup of a complete mix using the Musicians 2 plug-ins. Here we focus on the Master bus and the processing of drums.

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    Tutorial 23

    Mixing Example Pt. 2

    11:14

    In this video, we complete the mix by looking and listening to instrument processing, lead and background vocals and the master effects.

The world's top producers, engineers, sound designers, and recording artists use Waves plug-ins, shouldn't you know what they're all about?. The Musicians 2 bundle is an indispensable collection of audio tools that are both affordable and amazingly powerful sonic sculptors.

Enter Bill Edstrom, DAW expert and Waves power user. He takes you step by step through every plug-in in the bundle which includes the Renaissance EQ, Renaissance Compressor, Renaissance Vox, Renaissance Axx, SuperTap and Doubler, showing every feature and function as well as practical uses and common settings so you can get the most from your Waves plug-ins and make your tracks shine.

If you use or are interesting in utilizing the Waves Musicians 2 bundle, this collection of video tutorials is a must have. Learn all there is to know about it... Get Waves Musicians 2 Explained today...

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Submitted 3 months ago

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been using this series for some time and now I can really get better results

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Submitted 9 months ago

good info

great for beginer

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Studio One

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Al
Submitted 1 year ago

amazing

Very good tutorial. Useful and realistic examples.

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Bill
Submitted 1 year ago

So clear

Bill's explanations are crystal clear - I will be able to use these plugins nearer to their potential now, I feel I have a real grasp of what they do. And I will be less reliant on presets.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

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Manvince
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Nice

It is very informative and straight to the point. I've been using waves for years but yet I still learned a lot of things that I didn't know before.

I am a: Professional, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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George Ware
Submitted 2 years ago

A must see for for Waves owners

I've had Waves for years and didn't think I could learn anything from this but I did.

I am a: Professional, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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    In this “In Action” tutorial series, Bill Edstrom shows you around this unique dual-engine plug-in from iZotope and demonstrates how to use it creatively in your mixes!

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    Master Mix, Tracktion’s powerhouse mastering plug-in, includes six high end processing blocks as well as other sonic utilities. In this tutorial video series, studio guru Bill Edstrom dives deep and teaches you how to surgically correct your mixes and more with Master Mix.

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    Mixing with SONAR

    Learn to mix like a pro with SONAR! DAW master Bill Edstrom is back with another smash hit title, "Mixing with SONAR". You'll see the mix unfold, from beginning to end, with no stones unturned.. If you use SONAR, this is a must see.

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    Music Creator 6 Explained

    This in-depth video series picks up where the free Music Creator 6 videos leave off. Whether you're new to Cakewalk Music Creator 6 or just want to know more about it, this product is for you!

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Waves Musicians 2 Bundle Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from completley been using this series for some time and now I can really get better results
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GREAT PLUGS NICE LOW CPU USAGE
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good info great for beginer
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from amazing Very good tutorial. Useful and realistic examples.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So clear Bill's explanations are crystal clear - I will be able to use these plugins nearer to their potential now, I feel I have a real grasp of what they do. And I will be less reliant on presets.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Nice It is very informative and straight to the point. I've been using waves for years but yet I still learned a lot of things that I didn't know before.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A must see for for Waves owners I've had Waves for years and didn't think I could learn anything from this but I did.
Date published: 2016-03-28