How to Use Waves Plugins – Free Video Tutorials

Welcome to the Free Waves Video Tutorials page on Logic Pro Expert.

Here you’ll find a large collection of free video tutorials on how to use Waves plugins in Logic Pro X or any other DAW.

Learn all about mixing with Waves plugins, start improving your mixing techniques today!

All video tutorials were produced by Groove3 music software trainer Eli Krantzberg.

Scroll down to browse all tutorials, or click on a plugin name below to filter the articles.

Video Tutorial – Using Waves Greg Wells ToneCentric

Video Tutorial – Using Waves Greg Wells ToneCentric

In part three of this series of free Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the Greg Wells ToneCentric plugin. ToneCentric is part of the Waves Greg Wells Signature Series of plugins that was developed in collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated producer and mixing engineer Greg Wells.

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Video Tutorial – Using Waves Greg Wells PianoCentric

a screenshot of the waves pianocentric plugin in logic pro x

In part two of a new series of free Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the Greg Wells PianoCentric plugin and puts it on an acoustic piano and a Rhodes. PianoCentric is part of the Waves Greg Wells Signature Series of plugins that was developed in collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated producer and mixing engineer Greg Wells.

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Video Tutorial – Using Waves Greg Wells MixCentric

a screenshot of the waves greg wells mixcentric plugin in logic pro x

In a new series of Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the Waves Greg Wells Signature Series of plugins that were developed in collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated producer, musician and mixing engineer Greg Wells and uses them in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – Using Waves Enigma

a screenshot of the waves enigma plugin in logic pro x

In a new series of Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the Waves Enigma modulation plugin and uses it on drums, background vocals and lead guitar.

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Video – Using the Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter

a screenshot of the waves cla 2a compressor limiter in logic pro x

In part four of this series of Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg continues covering four of his favorite Waves compressors and shows you real-world examples of the plugins in action. Featured in the final video of this series: the Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter.

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Video Tutorial – Using the Waves DBX 160 Compressor Limiter

a screenshot of the waves dbx compressor limiter in logic pro x

In part three of this series of Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg continues covering four of his favorite Waves compressors and shows you real-world examples of the plugins in action. Featured in this video: the Waves DBX 160 Compressor Limiter, an audio industry standard in the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s.

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Video Tutorial – Using The Waves API 2500 Compressor

a screenshot of the waves api 2500 compressor plugin in logic pro x

In part two of a new series of free Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg will continue covering four of his favorite Waves compressor plugins and show you real-world examples of them in action. Featured in this video: the Waves API 2500 Compressor.

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Video Tutorial – Using the Waves PuigChild 670

a screenshot of the waves puigchild 670 compressor plugin in logic pro x

In a brand new series of free Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg will look at four of his favorite Waves compressor plugins and show you real-world examples of them in action. Featured in part one: the PuigChild 670.

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Video – Mixing Female Lead Vocals with Waves CLA Vocals

a screenshot of the waves cla vocals plugin in logic pro X

In the follow-up video on how to use the Waves JJP vocals plugin, Eli Krantzberg this time will show you how female lead vocals can quickly be processed to sit well in the mix with the Waves CLA plugin in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Mixing Female Lead Vocals with Waves JJP Vocals

a screenshot of the jjp vocals plugin in logic pro x

In the follow-up video on how to use the Waves Maserati VX1 on female vocals, Eli Krantzberg this time will show you how you can quickly make female lead vocals sit well in the mix with the Waves JJP Vocals plugin in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Mixing Female Lead Vocals with Waves Maserati VX1

a screenshot of the waves maserati vx1 plugin used to mix female vocals in logic pro x

In this video tutorial, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to quickly mix female lead vocals with the Waves Maserati VX1 Vocal Enhancer plugin in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Using the Waves Eddie Kramer Vocal Channel

a screenshot of the waves eddie kramer vocal plugin in logic pro x

Logic Pro X contains a plethora of great sounding EQ, compressor, delay, reverb, and other plug-ins useful for vocal processing. A great deal of control and creative possibility is available in shaping the sound of a track. It can however be time consuming experimenting and zeroing in on the optimal signal flow and settings. The idea behind Waves’ signature series vocal processing plug-ins is to do a lot of the work in advance for you, while still offering a degree of creative control.

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Waves Element Workshop Part 1 – The Oscillators

a screenshot of the Waves Element synth in Logic Pro X

In a new four-part series of Free Waves Video Tutorials on how to use the Waves Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth, Eli Krantzberg shows you how the Oscillator section works, how to use the synth’s filter section, how to use the LFO section, and how to use the Arpeggiator to create some interesting sequential patterns. You can get up and running with subtractive synthesis principles that you can use and apply to almost any software synth.

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Waves Video Tutorial – Using GTR Stomp and Electric 88 Together

a screenshot of the waves electric 88 plugin in logic pro x

In this Waves video tutorial, Eli Krantzberg uses the GTR Stomp plugin and the Electric 88 together by using a send in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Phasing With Waves Reel ADT2V

a screenshot of the waves reel adt plugin used in logic pro x

In this video, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to set up the Waves Reel ADT2V plugin for a smooth phasing effect on strings.

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Waves Video Tutorial – How To Setup Flanging With Reel ADT2V

a screenshot of the waves reel adt plugin used in logic pro x

In this video, Eli Krantzberg shows you some more mixing techniques with Waves plugins. This time you’ll learn how to use the two-voice version of Waves Reel ADT to create a subtle flanging effect on a string line.

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Video – Waves Electric 88 Workshop

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In this free Electric 88 Workshop video, Eli Krantzberg explores the various Waves Electric 88 Piano VI response controls and built-in effects on a jazz piano track.

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Video – Waves LoAir at Work

a screenshot of the waves loair plugin in logic pro x

In this free video tutorial produced by Eli Krantzberg, hear Waves LoAir at work in two different scenarios.

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Video – How To Use Waves Renaissance De-Esser on a Reverb Return

a screenshot of the Waves Renaissance De-Esser plugin in logic pro x

In this Waves plug-in tutorial made by Eli Krantzberg, see how the Waves Renaissance De-Esser plug-in is used creatively on a reverb return.

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Video – Using Waves One Knob Pressure Across All Tracks

a screenshot of the waves one knob pressure plugin in logic pro x

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial produced by Eli Krantzberg, see how the Waves One Knob Pressure plug-in is used across all tracks in a mix in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – The Many Faces of Waves Maserati GTi

Video Tutorial - The Many Faces of Waves Maserati GTi

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial produced by Eli Krantzberg, hear how the Waves Maserati GTi plug-in is used to finalise an electric guitar sound in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – Up Close With the Waves CLA 76

a screenshot of the waves cla 76 compressor in logic pro x

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial produced by Eli Krantzberg, see how the unique preamp distortion and attack/release times of the Waves CLA 76 make it such a unique compressor.

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Video – Using Waves Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper on Electric Guitars

a screenshot of the manny marroquin tone shaper plugin in logic pro x

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial made by Eli Krantzberg, see how the Waves Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper is used to enhance electric guitars in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Using Waves API 560 on Vocals

a screenshot of the waves API 560 plugin in logic pro x

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial by Eli Krantzberg, learn how to get a controlled presence boost on vocals with the Waves API 560 in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Low Level Compression With the Waves MV2

a screenshot of the waves mv2 plugin used in logic pro x

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial by Eli Krantzberg, learn how to thicken up a mix using the Waves MV2 plug-in.

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Video – Delay Ducking with Waves H-Delay and Waves C1 Gate

a screenshot of the waves c1 gate plugin used in Logic Pro X

In the following Waves plug-in tutorial by Eli Krantzberg, learn how to duck and gradually gate repeating delays.

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Video – Hear the Waves API 550a in Action

a screenshot of the Waves API 550a plugin in Logic Pro X

In this free video tutorial by Eli Krantzberg – hear this sweet sounding three band EQ in action in Logic Pro X.

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Using Waves Doubler to Move Instruments to the Background

a screenshot of the waves doubler plugin in logic pro x

In this free video tutorial by Eli Krantzberg – explore a slightly unconventional use of the Waves Doubler plug-in as it is used without any dry signal on an acoustic guitar.

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Video & Audio- Waves SSL E-Channel & G-Channel Compared

a screenshot of the waves ssl channel strip plugin in logic pro x

In this video, Eli Krantzberg compares the Waves SSL E-Channel and G-Channel plug-ins on drums.

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Video – How To Use Waves TrueVerb on Guitars

a screenshot of waves trueverb in logic pro x

In this video tutorial, watch how Eli Krantzberg uses Waves TrueVerb to process stereo power guitar chords.

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Video Tutorial – Applying Stereo Guitar Amp Processing With Waves GTR3 And H-Delay

a screenshot of the waves gtr 3 plugin in logic pro x

In this video tutorial, watch how Eli Krantzberg creates a nice big stereo guitar image by routing a single mono guitar track to two hard panned aux tracks, each using slightly different instances of Waves GTR 3.

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Video – How To Use The Waves Abbey Road RS56 Passive Equalizer

a screenshot of the waves abbey road rs56 passive eq in logic pro x

In this video tutorial, Eli Krantzberg explores the three-band Waves Abbey Road RS56 Passive Equalizer, with its six unique filter types.

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Video Tutorial – Using Waves SoundShifter on Guitar and Drums

a screenshot of the waves soundshifter plugin in logic pro x

In this video, audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg will be using Waves SoundShifter creatively to add octave doubling to some rock guitar power chords, and phatten up a rock drums part by using the plugin’s real time Soundshifter Pitch component.

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Video – How To Use Waves Maserati ACG

a screenshot of the waves maserati ACG in Logic Pro X

In this free video tutorial made by Eli Krantzberg, you’ll learn how to navigate the plugin’s user interface with your keyboard and hear the ACG Acoustic Guitar Designer at work on an acoustic guitar track.

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Video Tutorial – How To Use Waves DeEsser To De-ess Female Vocals

Video Tutorial - How To Use Waves DeEsser To De-ess Female Vocals

In this free video tutorial produced by Eli Krantzberg, learn how the Waves DeEsser controls are used to tame strident sibilance in a female vocal in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – How To Use Waves Vocal Rider in Logic Pro X

a screenshot of waves vocal rider used in logic pro x

In this free Waves Plugins video tutorial, Eli Krantzberg shows how Waves Vocal Rider is used to simplify the process of automating vocal levels in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorials – Using the Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer

a screenshot of the waves vitamin sonic enhancer plugin in logic pro x

Eli Krantzberg is back once again with another short two-part video tutorial series about using the Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer ($79 today only). He’ll put the tone-shaping plugin to work on a master bus, a snare drum track and a lead vocal in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Part 2

Video Tutorial - Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Part 1

Eli Krantzberg has made part two of the video tutorial series about using the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter. This time it’s put to work on some lead and backup vocals in Logic Pro X.

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Video Tutorial – Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Part 1

Video Tutorial - Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Part 1

Eli Krantzberg has made yet another two-part video series, this time about using the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter on an acoustic guitar track in Logic Pro X.

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Video – Using Waves JJP Drums With Logic Pro X’s Producer Kits

a screenshot of the waves jjp drums plugin in logic pro x

Eli Krantzberg has made a two-part series of video tutorials about using the all-in-one multi-effect Waves JJP Drums plugin ($29) together with Logic Pro X’s built-in producer kits.

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The Delay Sandwich – Using The Waves J37 Tape Emulation Plugin

The Delay Sandwich Using The Waves J37 Tape Emulation Plugin

Eli Krantzberg has made a short video tutorial about using the Waves Abbey Road J37 Tape Emulation plugin on a lead guitar track – in an unconventional way.

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In-Line Saturation With the Waves REDD 17

In-Line Saturation With the Waves REDD 17

Eli Krantzberg has produced a short video tutorial about using the drive control in the Waves REDD 17 plugin to process an electric guitar.

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How To Use Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance Compressor

How To Use Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance Compressor

Eli Krantzberg has released the final video tutorial about using Smart Controls in Logic Pro X, this time he uses it together with the Waves Renaissance Compressor plugin.

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How To Use Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance EQ – Part 3

How To Use Logic Pro X's Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance EQ - Part 3

Eli Krantzberg has released the third video tut about using Smart Controls in Logic Pro X together with the Waves Renaissance Equalizer plugin.

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How To Use Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance EQ – Part 2

How To Use Logic Pro X's Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance EQ - Part 2

Eli Krantzberg has produced another short video tutorial about using Smart Controls in Logic Pro X together with the Waves Renaissance Equalizer plugin to EQ an electric guitar.

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How To Use Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls With Waves Renaissance EQ – Part 1

a screenshot of using smart controls in logic pro x with the waves renaissance eq

Eli Krantzberg has produced a video tutorial about using Smart Controls in Logic Pro X together with the Waves Renaissance Equalizer plugin.

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Free Tutorial – Phase Shifting With The Waves Reel ADT & H-EQ

Phase Shifting With The Waves Reel ADT & H-EQ

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Reel Artificial Double Tracking plugin together with the H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer plugin.

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Free Tutorial – Using The Waves Reel ADT With Electric Guitar

Free Tutorial - Using The Waves Reel ADT With Electric Guitar

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves/Abbey Road Reel Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) plugin on an electric guitar.

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Free Tutorial – Getting to Know the Waves H-EQ – Part 2

Free Tutorial – Getting to Know the Waves H-EQ – Part 2

In the follow-up of “Getting to Know the Waves H-EQ – Part 1”, Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg uses the US Modern type and the tilt-style EQ of the Waves H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer.

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Free Tutorial – Getting to Know the Waves H-EQ – Part 1

Getting to Know the Waves H-EQ - Part 1

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer, a plugin that features vintage and modern EQ inspired by the finest British and American consoles.

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Free Tutorial – Transient Control with Waves H-Comp Part 2

Free Tutorial - Transient Control with Waves H-Comp Part 1

In the follow-up video of Transient Control with Waves H-Comp Part 1 made by Eli Krantzberg, listen to several instances of the Waves H-Comp Hybrid Compressor plugin in use on various drum kit pieces and busses.

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Free Tutorial – Transient Control with Waves H-Comp Part 1

Free Tutorial - Transient Control with Waves H-Comp Part 1

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves H-Comp Hybrid Compressor plugin in Logic Pro X to allow transients to pass through on an acoustic bass part.

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Video Tutorial – Waves OneKnob Driver in Action

video tutorial waves oneknob driver in action

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the simple Waves OneKnob Driver plugin in Logic Pro X to subtly saturate and overdrive the high-end on a variety of instruments and vocals.

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Video Tutorial – Smoothing With the Waves V-Comp Plugin

video tutorial Smoothing With the Waves V-Comp Plug-in

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves V-Comp Compressor plugin in Logic Pro X to add a smooth and fat analog style quality to several kinds of audio.

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Video Tutorial – Create a Sidechain Pumping Effect with Waves C1 Compressor

Video Tutorial - Create a Sidechain Pumping Effect with Waves C1 Compressor

Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves C1 Compressor plugin in Logic Pro X to create a sidechain pumping effect.

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Video Tutorial – Using Waves Manny Marroquin Delay To Add Movement To Synth Chords

Video Tutorial - Using Waves Manny Marroquin Delay To Add Movement To Synth Chords

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Manny Marroquin Delay plugin in Logic Pro X to add some movement to synth chords.

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Video Tutorial – Create a Room Ambience with Waves Manny Marroquin Reverb

a screenshot of the waves manny marroquin reverb plugin in logic pro x

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Manny Marroquin Reverb plugin in Logic Pro X to create a room ambience.

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Free Video Tutorial – Logic Pro X’s Benny Meets Waves C4

Free Video Tutorial - Logic Pro X’s Benny Meets Waves C4

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves C4 Multiband Compressor plugin in Logic Pro X to enhance Logic Pro X’s Drummer.

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Free Video Tutorial – Waves Kramer’s Kolours With The Pie Compressor

Free Video Tutorial - Waves Kramer’s Kolours With The Pie Compressor

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Kramer Pie compressor plugin in Logic Pro X to generate a wide range of compression effects.

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Free Video Tutorial – Waves Kramer Master Tape in Action

Free Video Tutorial - Waves Kramer Master Tape in Action

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Kramer Master Tape plugin in Logic Pro X to create saturation on some backup vocals.

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Free Video Tutorial – Side Chain Compression with the Waves SSL E-Channel

Free Video Tutorial - Side Chain Compression with the Waves SSL E Series

Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves SSL E-Channel plugin in Logic Pro X for sidechaining.

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Free Video Tutorial – De-Essing With the Waves CLA-3A Compressor

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Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves CLA-3A Compressor Limiter plugin in Logic Pro X for de-essing a female lead vocal.

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Free Video Tutorial – Double Down on Your Dance Claps Using Waves Doubler

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After using the Waves V-EQ3 last week, Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves Doubler plugin in Logic Pro X on dance claps.

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Free Video Tutorial – Waves V-EQ3 in Action

free video tutorial waves VEQ3 in action

After making a fat synth bass with Waves Maserati B72 last week, Logic Pro Expert team member and Groove3 audio software tutor Eli Krantzberg has produced a free video tutorial about using the Waves V-EQ3 modeled vintage equalizer plugin in Logic Pro X on layered synth tracks.

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Free Video Tutorial: Synth Bass Phattening with Waves Maserati B72

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Audio software tutor and Logic Pro Expert team member Eli Krantzberg has produced another free video tutorial about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to phatten a synth bass.

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Free Video Tutorial: Synth Bass Phattening with Waves CLA Bass

Synth Bass Phattening with Waves CLA Bass

Audio software tutor and Logic Pro Expert team member Eli Krantzberg has produced a new free video tutorial about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to phatten a synth bass.

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Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars – Part 4

Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars Part 4

In part 4 of the series of free video tutorials about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to beef up rhythm guitars, Eli Krantzberg uses the Waves JJP Guitars plugin for shaping a rhythm guitar sound.

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Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars – Part 3

Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars Part 3

In part 3 of the series of free video tutorials about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to beef up rhythm guitars, Eli Krantzberg uses the Waves H-Delay plugin to add some width to a mono guitar sound.

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Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars – Part 2

Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars – Part 2

In part 2 of the series of free video tutorials about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to beef up rhythm guitars, Eli Krantzberg uses the J37 Tape Saturation Plugin to add some character to his guitar sound.

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Free Video Tutorials – Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars – Part 1

Free Video Tutorials - Using Waves Plugins to Thicken Up Rhythm Guitars - Part 1

Superstar audio software tutor and Logic Pro Expert team member Eli Krantzberg has produced a new series of free video tutorials about using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X to beef up rhythm guitars. Here’s Part 1.

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Free Video Tutorial – Delay and Reverb Strategies With Waves Plugins Part 2

Free Video Tutorial - Delay and Reverb Strategies With Waves Plugins Part 1

In the follow-up on Delay and Reverb Strategies With Waves Plugins Part 1, Eli Krantzberg further explores using Waves plugins in Logic Pro X.

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Free Video Tutorial – Delay and Reverb Strategies With Waves Plugins Part 1

Free Video Tutorial - Delay and Reverb Strategies With Waves Plugins Part 1

Eli Krantzberg has produced another free video tutorial about using the Waves Renaissance Reverb and SuperTap Delay in Logic Pro X.

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Free Video Tutorial – Serial Compression With Waves Renaissance Compressor Part 2

Serial Compression With Waves Renaissance Compressor

In the follow-up to Serial Compression With Waves Renaissance Compressor Part 1, Eli Krantzberg further explores using two instances of the Waves Renaissance Compressor plugin.

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Free Video Tutorial – Serial Compression With Waves Renaissance Compressor Part 1

Serial Compression With Waves Renaissance Compressor

Eli Krantzberg has produced an excellent free video tutorial about using the Waves Renaissance Compressor in Logic Pro X.

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