Review: Waves PRS SuperModels


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As many of you may have noticed, the long awaited Paul Reed Smith amp models from Waves were released yesterday. From the moment I downloaded and plugged in a guitar (In this instance a cherry red 1998 Godin LGxT) I was completely hooked. Finally the holy grail of smooth satisfying clean tone was available at my fingertips, and I can … Read More

PRS SuperModels by Waves Is Out!


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PRS SuperModels, the newest amp sim from Waves, was released just a few moments ago! First thoughts just from listening to the Devin Townsend demo is that this is a major upgrade from the Waves GTR3. That’s a great thing, because while GTR3 sounded great for Bass and for special effects, it’s an older tool that lacks the realism and … Read More

Why I Don’t Care About Accurate Analog Modeling.


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Plugin manufacturers are on a never ending quest to develop the holy grail of plugins…the perfect digital model of a classic analog piece that everyone in the industry embraces as the most accurate, bar none. This is admirable in that it pushes the technology further and further, and now we have top tier mix engineers like Andrew Scheps and Jack … Read More

How To Lift Reverb Tails With Bass Rider!


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In this video, I demonstrate a cool trick for lifting up the reverb tails of a snare drum reverb plate using Bass Rider! This trick can help the reverb tail cut through the mix. The song in this video is “Dead Enemies” by “Dark Ride”, and the multi-tracks are available for free on the Cambridge “Mixing Secrets” Free Multi-track Download … Read More

Multiband Metal Bass: Creating Custom Multiband Chains


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In this video, I demonstrate how to create a custom multiband chain using a 3 band crossover. In this specific example, I’ll be splitting a bass into 3 bands, and processing each of those bands with a combination of Bass Rider, saturation, eq, and dynamic ducking around the drums. The song in this video is “Dead Enemies” by “Dark Ride”, … Read More

How To Add Q-Clone To A Toolbar In REAPER


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So a while back, when I first got Q-Clone, I was trying to wrap my head around how it worked. Bear in mind that Waves wouldn’t touch REAPER with a 10 foot pole at the time, and I was worried that I’d bought a plugin that I wouldn’t be able to use in REAPER (like Sound Shifter). I hit up … Read More

Dancing Angels – From idea to finished mix!


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One of my latest mixes, which you may have heard by now, is “Danging Angels” from Project DIVIDE! It’s not been officially released yet on iTunes, but you can check it out on our youtube page here. This one was fun as hell! I wrote the music on my iPhone using NanoStudio one day while waiting outside of a doctors … Read More

Mix Breakdown: “Blue” by Patric Talbot


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Today, I decided to push into new territory and mix a bluesy jazzy number. This was done purely for mix practice, not for a client. The song was “Blue” by Patrick Talbot, which you can download and mix yourself from the Cambridge Site. In this post, I wanna walk through my process on this mix. We’ll start with mix prep. … Read More