From Demo To Master - FREE Mixing And Production Course By Waves

Posted on 2018-12-06 in Promotions20 Comments210723 Views

Most people would agree that getting the mix right in their productions is one of the hardest parts when creating a track. The inspiration and basic structure might come in a flash but that is often followed by hours and probably days of tweaks and edits until, if you are lucky, you end up with something you are happy with.

As with anything in life, if you spend time researching and learning new skills you'll become better at what you do quicker and the quality of what you produce will improve.

With that in mind, let us tell you about a brand new, and totally free course bought to you by Waves Audio in association with Grammy winning producer and mixer Dave Darlington.

The course itself is split over 8 sessions and includes free multitrack audio session downloads so that you can follow along and practice at home. At the end of each lesson, you will get expert advice from Dave’s special guests, top producers & mixers Tony Maserati (Beyoncé), Jack Joseph Puig (Lady Gaga), Andrew Scheps (Metallica), and Greg Wells (Adele).

What Will You Learn ?

In this age of home studios, bedroom producers and independent mixers, there is no reason why a demo song shouldn’t become a well-produced, expertly mixed, fully polished master, no matter the budget.

Whether you're a home producer, a musician mixing your own music, or a mix engineer looking to step up your game, in this video course with Grammy-winning producer, mixer and composer Dave Darlington, you will learn:

  • How to create a sonic vision for your song, no matter the genre
  • How to make the most important decisions when mixing a pop, hip hop or rock track
  • How to make the best use of plugins in your mixes and productions
  • How different mixing choices can impact the song’s overall feel
  • How to give lead and backing vocals the power and polish they deserve
  • How to get bass and drum tracks sitting tight and working together
  • How to rethink the way you use harmonic instruments – synths, guitars, etc. – in your mix
  • How to put the finishing touches that can make or break a song
From Demo To Master - FREE mixing and production course from waves

What Will Be Covered In Each Session ?

Learn how to decide on a sonic vision for the song, how to organize your session to work effectively, and how to the shape the rhythmic heart of the song: the drums and the bass. Special guest: Jack Joseph Puig

Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing drums and bass.

Learn master-level tips on how to make any vocal recording more vibrant, polished and sparkling, with special attention to tuning, dynamics, equalization, and effects such as reverb and delay. Special guest: Greg Wells

Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing vocals.

Learn Dave’s secret tricks for the harmonic parts that flesh out the song, including keys and synths, guitars, strings, horns, and rhythmic/harmonic elements provided by sequencers. Special guest: Andrew Scheps

Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing harmonic instruments.

Learn how to sweeten your final mix and create more excitement, by controlling the subtle elements that together make a huge difference: including Dave’s mix dynamics, sidechaining and automation tricks. Special guest: Tony Maserati

Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on putting the final touches to a mixed song.

Who is Dave Darlington ?

In a career spanning four decades and over 1000 album credits, multiple Grammy-winning mixer, composer, musician and producer Dave Darlington has worked on hit songs and albums in a staggering range of genres – rock/pop, hip hop, R&B, jazz, dance/electronic, even classical. Few music makers can boast credits diverse enough to include everyone from Avicii to Herbie Hancock, David Guetta to Sting. Dave owns and works out of Bass Hit Studios in New York City.

Click Here To Start The Free Course

Let us know how you get on ?

We would love to hear what you thought of the course and what you learned. Please post your thoughts in the comments below and share this post with your friends.

Remember .. Knowledge is power !

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Comments 1 - 20 of 20
  1. stocktown
    stocktown on Mon 5th Oct 2020 - 2 years ago

    I know this old but helped out alot. Nice to see someone going over different genres also. Definetely learned something.

  2. stocktown
    stocktown on Wed 9th Sep 2020 - 2 years ago

    Man I feel late on this one. Thanks for posting!

  3. albertoh24k
    albertoh24k on Sun 8th Mar 2020 - 2 years ago


  4. AaronYan
    AaronYan on Sat 7th Dec 2019 - 2 years ago

    It is the best choice as a DAW, I have been using this version in my work till now,

  5. RinzeR
    RinzeR on Mon 26th Aug 2019 - 3 years ago

    The link doesn't work?

    Reply by Looperman

    just checked and it works fine

  6. dooberz
    dooberz on Mon 5th Aug 2019 - 3 years ago

    awesome will check this soon!

  7. thecountdown
    thecountdown on Wed 15th May 2019 - 3 years ago

    What DAW is this in?

  8. MahanMahan
    MahanMahan on Tue 26th Mar 2019 - 3 years ago

    There is a catch, and that is to sign up and become a member. And why not? If they are nice enough to offer to share their knowledge of mixing and mastering for FREE, why not consider them first the next time you're going to purchase a musical instrument or recording software online?

  9. TheEnlightenedOne
    TheEnlightenedOne on Tue 19th Mar 2019 - 3 years ago

    WHHHAAATT?! This is amazing, I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for posting!

  10. Strumental
    Strumental on Thu 7th Feb 2019 - 3 years ago

    I needed this...Thanks Looperman

  11. chroma
    chroma on Wed 30th Jan 2019 - 3 years ago

    "The link you clicked on is malformed. Contact the editor of the originating page."

    Reply by Looperman

    The issue has now been resolved and all links are working again. Thanks for letting us know

  12. Venuslove
    Venuslove on Tue 22nd Jan 2019 - 3 years ago

    Always good to touch up in your production skills. Lots to learn.

  13. couteaub
    couteaub on Tue 15th Jan 2019 - 3 years ago

    I discovered this site and it's really a mine of info for me and I'll see this tutorial thank you

  14. NoellaRose
    NoellaRose on Thu 3rd Jan 2019 - 3 years ago

    I kept clicking looking for the catch, but it looks honest, haha. I logged in and it looks like it's letting me jump in, watch, etc. I bookmarked it for later though. :) Thanks.

  15. DeeJayTogg
    DeeJayTogg on Tue 1st Jan 2019 - 3 years ago

    Thank you Looperman thats exaclty what i needed right now!

  16. vadio1337
    vadio1337 on Mon 31st Dec 2018 - 3 years ago

    Wow, thx very interesting.

    BALDYLOCKS on Thu 20th Dec 2018 - 3 years ago

    WOW... I'm so pysched. Thank you, Looperman!

  18. Marquette
    Marquette on Tue 18th Dec 2018 - 3 years ago

    Thanks! checking this out.. much needed :D

  19. Mahloo13
    Mahloo13 on Thu 13th Dec 2018 - 3 years ago

    I'm just gonna bump this. It doesn't matter if it's the style of music you are making/mixing/producing I believe you should all check it out as there are always tips and tricks you can apply across a wide variety of genres.

  20. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Sat 8th Dec 2018 - 3 years ago

    Definitely going to check this out!

    Reply by Looperman

    Great, do post back here and let us know what you think.

    Everyone is always asking for help with this type of thing and here it is on a plate :)

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