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Mixing Drums with 1 Plugin [Start to Finish] | Waves EV2

Mixing Drums with 1 Plugin [Start to Finish] | Waves EV2

Mixing Rock and Metal Drums with Only Waves EV2 Channel Strip Plugin

Drum mixing doesn’t have to be complicated. In this mixing masterclass, I walk you through EVERYTHING you need to mix radio ready, professional sounding drums… using only a single channel strip plugin by Waves called EV2 SSL Plugin!

Don’t have Waves EV2? That’s OK! You can apply what you learn in this video to ANY plugin!

What you will learn in the video below:
✅ How to route drums into groups and submixes
✅ How to add punch to a snare without sounding muddy
✅ How to mix a kick drum to cut through a mix
✅ How to find and reduce drum cymbal harshness and ringing frequencies in snare and toms
✅ How to tighten up the low end of drums for clean power
✅ My secrets for tightening up toms without EQ
✅ How to set up and use a parallel compression bus
✅ How to use saturation to add perceived volume and aggression
✅ How to use Waves EV2 channel strip plugin to do ALL of this.

The video below is timestamped so you can jump to your favorite parts!

00:00 Intro
01:38 Download My Favorite Free Mixing & Mastering Plugins Guide!
02:24 Listening to Individual Drum Shells and Cymbals
12:36 Mixing a Snare Drum with Waves EV2
13:33 How to Compress Metal Snare Drum With Waves EV2
15:08 Tips for EQing Snare Drums
20:01 How to Mix Drum Toms
23:24 Mixing Drum Toms in Context of Song
24:45 How to Mix Drum Cymbals and Hi Hats with Waves EV2
27:37 How to Add Clarity To Drums
30:50 How to Balance Drum Cymbals and Shells When Mixing
33:46 How to Mix Drum Room Mics for Rock and Metal
37:13 How to Tighten Up Low End on Drum Rooms
38:40 How to Set the Level of Drum Room Mics
39:16 How to Check Drum Mix in Context of Song
41:15 How to Add More Power To Snare Drum
41:59 How to Remove Mud From Drums
44:53 How to Compress a Drum Bus with Waves EV2 Plugin
48:14 How to Use Parallel Drum Compression
52:07 Automating Drum Volume
53:26 Listening to Drum Mix (Before and After)
54:37 Final Drum Sound
55:11 Biggest Take Aways

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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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