From Demo To Master - FREE 8 Part Mixing And Production Course By Waves

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

Posted by Looperman on 2018-12-06 in Tutorials11 Comments43342 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 ?

1-1 : LAYING A STRONG FOUNDATION - BASS & DRUMS
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

1-2 : LIVE Q&A SESSION
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing drums and bass.

2-1 : ALL ABOUT THE MELODY - VOCALS
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

2-2 : LIVE Q&A SESSION
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing vocals.

3-1 : PUTTING MEAT ON THOSE BONES - HARMONIC INSTRUMENTS
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

3-2 : LIVE Q&A SESSION
Dave answers select questions from course participants, with emphasis on producing and mixing harmonic instruments.

4-1 : SWEETENING THE MIX - FINAL TOUCHES
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

4-2 : LIVE Q&A SESSION
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 !

Comments 1 - 11 of 11
  1. Strumental
    Strumental on Thu 7th Feb 2019 - 1 week ago

    I needed this...Thanks Looperman

  2. chroma
    chroma on Wed 30th Jan 2019 - 2 weeks ago

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

    Looperman
    Reply by Looperman

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

  3. Venuslove
    Venuslove on Tue 22nd Jan 2019 - 3 weeks ago

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

  4. couteaub
    couteaub on Tue 15th Jan 2019 - 1 month ago

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

  5. NoellaRose
    NoellaRose on Thu 3rd Jan 2019 - 1 month 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.

  6. DeeJayTogg
    DeeJayTogg on Tue 1st Jan 2019 - 1 month ago

    Thank you Looperman thats exaclty what i needed right now!

  7. vadio1337
    vadio1337 on Mon 31st Dec 2018 - 1 month ago

    Wow, thx very interesting.

  8. BALDYLOCKS
    BALDYLOCKS on Thu 20th Dec 2018 - 2 months ago

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

  9. Marquette
    Marquette on Tue 18th Dec 2018 - 2 months ago

    Thanks! checking this out.. much needed :D

  10. Mahloo13
    Mahloo13 on Thu 13th Dec 2018 - 2 months 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.

  11. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Sat 8th Dec 2018 - 2 months ago

    Definitely going to check this out!

    Looperman
    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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