In our ongoing series looking at the A-Z of Waves, we come to J for JJP or Jack Joseph Puig. There are a range of JJP designed plugins in the Waves portfolio and we have free video tutorials for four of them...
Using JJP Cymbals And Percussion Plug-in
In this free video tutorial Paul Drew uses The JJP Cymbals & Percussion plugin on some loops and cymbals to show how much this plug-in can really shape the sound You can also use this plugin with a lo-fi effect to fatten up shakers as well as take out the mid-range on tambourines to make them sound brighter, or you can add some dirt and distortion to make them sound grittier.
Mixing Drums with Waves Signature Plug-ins - Part 2
In this free video video James talks about his approach to mixing real drums using Waves plugins. In this second video in this series he looks at creating the perfect Hi Hat, Ride and Overhead sound using the JJP Signature plugins and uses the Kramer plugins to help glue the drums together. You can also check out part 1 of this series here.
How To Use Waves JJP Bass Plug-in In Pro Tools
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the Waves JJP Bass Plug-in in Pro Tools.
How To Use Waves JJP Guitar To Brighten A Guitar In Pro Tools
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use his favourite of all the Artist series guitar plug-ins in Pro Tools to lift up a lacklustre guitar to really shine through the mix.
Jack Joseph Puig on JJP Strings & Keys: “When I’m dealing with strings and keyboard parts, in general I want them to be radiant and beautiful. I want to shape the tonality to fit what the song needs to be, so when it comes out of the speaker, it’s on another level. With JJP Strings & Keys, it’s set up so you can really follow your instincts, to bring out the complexities in your keyboard parts and orchestrations. You might want to use some delay and make it wider, or add a little air for a more ambient feel. Sometimes you’ll want it dry and in-your-face. Whatever I do, it has to serve the song.”
Jack Joseph Puig on JJP Vocals: “When I mix a vocal, my approach is intuitive and instinctive, not technical. I don’t think in terms of ‘which delay’ or ‘how to EQ it’ or ‘more compression’ or whatever. What concerns me is how it makes you feel. And since each singer is unique, and every song is unique, there’s no single way to go about it. Is it personal, is it intimate, or is it loud and aggressive? So I do whatever it takes to make sure the vocal is open, sits well in the mix and, most importantly, helps convey the message of the song. JJP Vocals helps get you there.”