In this video James talks about his approach to mixing real drums using Waves plug-ins.
In this the first part of the series he looks at the Kick, Snare and Toms using the Waves CLA Signature plugin the create a solid foundation for your track. He also uses other Waves plug-ins to sculpt the audio to make the drums sound clean and clear.
Waves Plug-ins James Uses In This Video
This is what Chris Lord Age has to say…
One of my favorite activities is to work on drums. When creating the CLA Drums plugin, I had one thing in mind: Anyone who uses it can get a great drum sound for any song and any mix and just have fun! There are six different modes: Kick, Snare, Toms, Overheads, Room and, of course, my favorite, Cowbell. There are three color-coded presets for bass EQ, treble EQ, compression, and reverb, plus a noise gate so you can even get rid of leakage. The faders let you control the amount of each effect and, especially important for drums, we’ve included a phase switch so you can find the best setting for the kit.
This is what Waves say about TrueVerb…
It features a flexible graphic interface and powerful editing parameters and combines reverb with an Early Reflections simulator to create extraordinarily natural-sounding virtual acoustic spaces. It has Thru and Send modes, as well as independent and linked distance and reverb modes.