Automixing with Plugins
Mixing a panel of speakers can be difficult because of feedback, mic bleed, and other issues. Automixing plugins give us an amazing tool that makes this easier than it's ever been. Jeff shows us how to use the Duggan Automixer from Waves in this video.
Glue a Mix Using Plugins
Bus Compression is typically something done more commonly in the studio, however with plugins we can easily achieve this Live! Lee walks us through how much is too much, and some potential trouble spots when using bus compression live.
Using Dynamic EQ on Vocals
Once we have our vocal sounding good, we can often run into problems as our vocalists sing different songs as their intensity may be different song to song. Often we may hear a harshness in a certain frequency that we wouldn't in another song. Dynamic Eq is the perfect tool to remedy this, and Lee shows how to do it with the Waves F6 plugin.
Podcast Post Processing
Jeff talks through the post-processing workflow for a podcast, and how he goes about editing the MxU podcast.
Fighting Stage Bleed in Vocal Mics
Live stages are noisy and full of microphones. Guitar and drum bleed into vocal mics can be very hard to manage. We’ll use Waves PSE to help fight some of the stage bleed in our inputs.
Setting Gain Before Using Plugins
Whether mixing analog or digital, having proper gain structure will give us the best starting point for getting a good clean starting place for mixing. This is especially important as we begin stacking plugins. Lee explains this in detail in this video.