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Waves Plug-Ins Workshop: Mixing by the Bundle

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The importance of plug-ins for adding and enhancing application functionality cannot be denied; they are present in every current Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) application today, giving them the power and functionality that they have today. However, they vary greatly, as they are often designed to address very specific market needs, and as a result, it is more important than ever before to have a solid knowledge of how plug-ins work. WAVES PLUG-INS WORKSHOP: MIXING BY THE BUNDLE introduces readers to a variety of valuable Waves plug-ins used in mixing. Each chapter presents them with the plug-ins in a specific bundle, detailing how they would be used in a mix. Beginning with the least expensive Waves bundle and building up to their most complete bundle, readers will build upon their knowledge with each successive chapter. Audio files and plug-in presets will be provided for download so they can literally hear the power of these tools. Whether seeking an understanding of what some of the bundles out there today can do, or looking for new ways to use the plug-ins they already have, readers will find this an invaluable addition to their libraries.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. Companion Website Downloads
  5. 1. Introduction to Waves Plug-Ins
    1. The Waves Bundles
    2. Understanding Plug-Ins
    3. Mastering the Waves User Interface
    4. Changing Plug-In Values
    5. Mixing Basics
      1. Tracking
      2. Editing
      3. Mix Levels and Processing
      4. Mix Automation
      5. Mastering
    6. Brief Discussion of Mixing versus Mastering
    7. The Sample Project
      1. Mixes
      2. Individual Tracks
      3. Panning
      4. Master Fader
      5. Preset Files
      6. Downloading
    8. What’s Coming Up Next
  6. 2. The Musicians 2 Bundle
    1. Equalization
    2. Renaissance EQ
    3. Dynamics
      1. Limiters
      2. Compressors
      3. Gates
      4. Expanders
      5. Renaissance Compressor
      6. Renaissance Axx
      7. Renaissance Vox
    4. Effects
      1. SuperTap
      2. Doubler
    5. The Mix
      1. Drums
      2. Loops
      3. Bass
      4. Guitars
      5. Keyboards
      6. Vocals
    6. What’s Coming Up Next
  7. 3. The Silver Bundle
    1. Equalization
      1. Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer
      2. MaxxBass
    2. Dynamics
      1. C1 Parametric Compander
      2. L1 Ultramaximizer
      3. DeEsser
    3. Effects
      1. MondoMod
      2. Enigma
      3. TrueVerb
      4. IR-L Convolution Reverb
    4. Other Plug-Ins
      1. S1 Stereo Imager
      2. PAZ PsychoAcoustic Analyzer
    5. The Mix
      1. Drums
      2. Loops
      3. Bass
      4. Guitars
      5. Keyboards
      6. Vocals
    6. What’s Coming Up Next
  8. 4. The Gold Bundle
    1. Equalization
      1. V-EQ3/V-EQ4
    2. Dynamics
      1. V-Comp
      2. Hybrid Compressor
      3. C4 Multiband Processor
      4. MV2 Dynamics Processor
    3. Effects
      1. MetaFlanger
      2. Hybrid Delay
      3. UltraPitch
      4. Renaissance Reverb
    4. Other Plug-Ins
      1. Waves Tune LT
      2. Doppler
      3. AudioTrack
    5. The Mix
      1. Drums
      2. Loops
      3. Bass
      4. Guitars
      5. Keyboards
      6. Vocals
    6. What’s Coming Up Next
  9. 5. The Platinum Bundle
    1. Equalization
      1. PuigTec MEQ-5
      2. PuigTec EQP-1A
      3. Linear Phase EQ
      4. Renaissance Bass
    2. Dynamics
      1. Linear Phase Multiband
      2. L2 Ultramaximizer
      3. L3 Ultramaximizer
      4. MaxxVolume
      5. Renaissance DeEsser
    3. Other Plug-Ins
      1. Renaissance Channel
    4. The Mix
      1. Drums
      2. Loops
      3. Bass
      4. Guitars
      5. Keyboards
      6. Vocals
    5. What’s Coming Up Next
  10. 6. The Diamond Bundle
    1. Dynamics
      1. Trans-X
      2. L3 Multimaximizer
    2. Effects
      1. SoundShifter
    3. Other Plug-Ins
      1. Center
      2. Morphoder
      3. Q-Clone
      4. X-Noise
      5. Z-Noise
    4. The Mix
      1. Loops
      2. Guitars
    5. What’s Coming Up Next
  11. 7. The Horizon Bundle
    1. Dynamics
      1. PuigChild 660/670
      2. CLA-2A
      3. CLA-3A
      4. CLA-76 Bluey/Blacky
      5. L3-16 Multimaximizer
      6. Vocal Rider
    2. Effects
      1. GTR Tuner
      2. GTR Stomp
      3. GTR Amp
      4. GTR Tool Rack
    3. Other Plug-Ins
      1. DeBreath
    4. The Mix
      1. Guitars
      2. Keyboards
      3. Vocals
    5. What’s Coming Up Next
  12. 8. The Mercury Bundle
    1. Equalization
      1. API 550A/API 550B
      2. API 560
      3. Kramer HLS Channel
      4. LoAir
    2. Dynamics
      1. Kramer PIE Compressor
      2. API 2500
      3. C6 Multiband Processor
    3. Effects
      1. IR-1 Convolution Reverb
    4. Other Plug-Ins
      1. W43 Noise Suppressor
      2. WNS Noise Suppressor
      3. Waves Tune
      4. Dorrough Stereo
    5. The Mix
      1. Drums
      2. Loops
      3. Bass
      4. Guitars
      5. Keyboards
      6. Vocals
    6. Wrap Up