Mixing Drums with UAD Plug-ins in Ableton Live

March 15, 2012 5:38:12 PM PDT

Live musician, dubstep producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer Vespers develops cutting-edge Live set templates, e-books, and video tutorials on his YouTube channel and website. His videos are routinely posted by music education blogs around the world, including Mac Pro Video. In this series of tutorial videos, Vespers shows how UAD Powered Plug-Ins can be used in Ableton Live to get powerful drum mixes.

Many of you have been asking for a tutorial on how to use Universal Audio plugins in your mixdown process after my review of the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad DSP unit.

In the following series of tutorial videos, I will walk you through how I use them to mix my percussion in Ableton Live’s Drum Racks. You will learn how to add attack and sustain to your beats using the SPL Transient Designer, how to fatten things up with the 1176 Classic Limiting Amplifier Plug-In, how to add room sound and ambience with the EMT 250 Electronic Reverb, and how to dial in some tape saturation and harmonics with the FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor Plug-In.

Part 1: Plugins Intro & SPL Transient Designer Tutorial

Part 2: SPL Transient Designer & 1176 Parallel Compression Tutorial

Part 3: EMT 250 Reverb Tutorial

Part 4: Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso Jr/Sr Tutorial

— Vespers