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Sound Radix
03/19/2019

Sound Radix

"I gotta tell you, especially for rock, those drums just sat up straight in the chair; it’s unbelievable. They have this great feature that once they’re aligned then you can stagger, like you can take your room mics and move them one series of waves back, which gives you that kind of pre-delay thing which is awesome. So I’m completely addicted to that, like before I even listen to the drums I put it on."

- Legendary engineer Dave Darlington on Auto-Align

Read the full interview at https://www.soundradix.com/radical-feed/2019/03/06/dave-darlington/

Thanks Sound Radix!
03/07/2019

Thanks Sound Radix!

In his prolific career, Dave Darlington has mixed everyone from Chaka Khan to Sting to the Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack - we got the lowdown on his experience and approach, plus his thoughts on Sound Radix plugins.

Check out the interview: https://www.soundradix.com/radical-feed/2019/03/06/dave-darlington/

11/26/2018
Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles

memories of the late great Lord Superior. this extempo session shot in 2010 at water music studios in New Jersey after we wrapped up recording Supie on my album Kaiso. 📽 Sasha Popov. #kaiso #calypso #extempo

Waves Audio
11/03/2018
Waves Audio

Waves Audio

FROM DEMO TO MASTER - Take Your Music to The Next Level
Free mixing & production course with Grammy®
winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington
SIGN UP: waves.com/courses/demo-to-master

Waves Audio
10/21/2018

Waves Audio

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed their sonic creativity to create distinct and user-friendly presets for our new plugin, Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.

Presets can be a perfect way to not just find a sound easily but to also learn more about the capabilities of the plugin too. They can also give you an insight into the sound of the person who made them too. So we urge you to experiment and explore the sounds created by everyone listed below for Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain. We will be adding even more presets for the next update too!

Learn more: waves.com/plugins/abbey-road-tg-mastering-chain

Abbey Road Studios
Adair Daufembach
Aran Lavi
Chad Olech
Dave Darlington
Dave Pensado
Drew Lavyne
Emre Ramazanoglu
Eran Ben Zur
Greg Woodford-Wells
Jim Ebdon
Jimmy Bralower
Joe Barresi
Lamps Lampadinha
Lu Diaz
Maor Appelbaum
Mark 'Spike' Stent
Mike Sapone (Official)
Piper Payne
Ken Pooch Van Druten
Stanley Soares
Yoad Nevo

許郁瑛 yuying hsu
06/30/2018

許郁瑛 yuying hsu

許郁瑛 yuying hsu's "HAPPENED, HAPPENING" won three 2018 Golden Melody Awards for──

■Best Instrumental Album Producer
■Best Instrumental Album
■Best Instrumental Recording Album

"HAPPENED, HAPPENING" 榮獲 2018 金曲獎演奏類三大獎項──

■最佳專輯製作人獎
■最佳專輯獎
■最佳演奏錄音專輯獎
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SONY MUSIC

https://SMET.lnk.to/happenedhappening
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All music composed by YuYing Hsu
Produced by YuYing Hsu

許郁瑛 yuying hsu/piano, rhodes
Alex Sipiagin/trumpet, flugelhorn
Donny McCaslin/tenor saxophone
Boris Kozlov/bass
Donald Edwards/drums

Recorded by Mike Marciano at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
[#10] Recorded by Hao Wen Tay at Yamaha Artist Service Center, Taipei
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Studios, New York City

Release Date/October, 2017
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Cover Artist/Mel Hsieh [https://www.melhsieh.com/]
Graphic Designer/Jay Guan-Jie Peng [Project On Museum]

Photography by/Dennis Fei [IM-IJ]
Photography by/Mengling Hsieh Photography 謝孟伶
Styling/W Jenn Lee [JENN LEE]
Make Up/Sunny Hsu
Hair/Dennis Fei [IM-IJ Studio]

Visual Coordinator/Yi-An She
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picture by Taiwan Beats

Heavy hitter in the lineup at Bass Hit today! Wynton blew us all away!!
03/30/2018

Heavy hitter in the lineup at Bass Hit today! Wynton blew us all away!!

They almost never mention the technical side in reviews....thanks for the shout-out Dan Bilawsky!
03/01/2018
Noah Preminger-Frank Carlberg: Whispers And Cries

They almost never mention the technical side in reviews....thanks for the shout-out Dan Bilawsky!

Noah Preminger-Frank Carlberg: Whispers And Cries jazz review by Dan Bilawsky, published on March 1, 2018. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!

Congratulations to my friends who came through Bass Hit on their way to the Grammys!Category 44. Best Tropical Latin Alb...
11/30/2017

Congratulations to my friends who came through Bass Hit on their way to the Grammys!

Category 44. Best Tropical Latin Album-Doug Beavers-"The Art of the Arrangement"
Master trombonist Doug Beavers assembled a cast of outstanding arrangers, players, soloists and vocalists for this set. Mixed and mastered at Bass Hit. Hey Doug, more congas?

Category 62. Best Instrumental Composition-The Le Boeuf Brothers and Jack Quartet-"Alkaline" from the album "Imaginist"
This is one of Pascal Le Boeuf's contributions to the album created with his brother Remy Le Boeuf, mixed and mastered at Bass Hit. It really is an incredible composition!

Category 71. Best Remix Recording-Loleatta Holloway-"Can't Let You Go" Louie Vega Remix.
This nomination is for Louie Vega and his remix which is really slammin'!
The original was done at Bass Hit produced by Yvonne Turner with amazing tracks by Alan Friedman. Yvonne, aren't you glad we were able to get that vocal off the 2" tape before it disintegrated? Loleatta never sounded better!

Good luck you all!

Public speaking is not really my thing, but the folks at Waves are so supportive and the crowd was great at AES, NY. I a...
10/19/2017

Public speaking is not really my thing, but the folks at Waves are so supportive and the crowd was great at AES, NY. I actually found I was enjoying myself!

Calling all engineer nerds! Come ask me some softball questions at AES this week....(I know, it's early, sorry!)
10/15/2017
Waves at AES 2017 | Waves

Calling all engineer nerds! Come ask me some softball questions at AES this week....(I know, it's early, sorry!)

Come meet the industry's top sound engineers as they present their mixing tips in person at the Waves booth: Eddie Kramer, Michael Brauer, Tony Maserati, Ryan West & more.

It's not every day that a legend comes in to Bass Hit, but today was really a high-water mark. Hangin' with the most rec...
09/20/2017

It's not every day that a legend comes in to Bass Hit, but today was really a high-water mark. Hangin' with the most recorded jazz bassist in history, who I'm now proud to call my friend, the maestro, Ron Carter!

01/08/2017
Waves Audio

Waves Audio

Get your headphones ready — Mixing engineer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting) dives deep into the Abbey Road Studios Vinyl plugin. Watch Dave critically explain and demonstrate how to use the plugin and why it is so vital if you’re making music within the digital realm.

The one and only Tom Harrell killing it at Bass Hit today!
11/01/2016

The one and only Tom Harrell killing it at Bass Hit today!

Waves Audio
09/14/2016
Waves Audio

Waves Audio

Legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Blue Note) recently passed away. Dave Darlington (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter) fondly remembers his impact on jazz and beyond.

Studio love from the Brazilians! What a group of world class musicians...Romero Lubambo, Felipe Salles, moi, and Chico P...
05/01/2016

Studio love from the Brazilians! What a group of world class musicians...Romero Lubambo, Felipe Salles, moi, and Chico Pinheiro......for those who know...'nuf said!

Tom Harrell
03/21/2016

Tom Harrell

Finishing the mix of my new recording, "Something Gold, Something Blue," featuring Ambrose Akimusire, Charles Altura, Ugonna Okegwo and Johnathan Blake at Bass Hit Studios. Omer Avital also plays oud on one track.

Tom Harrell
03/21/2016

Tom Harrell

Finishing the mix of my new recording, "Something Gold, Something Blue," featuring Ambrose Akimusire, Charles Altura, Ugonna Okegwo and Johnathan Blake at Bass Hit Studios. Omer Avital also plays oud on one track.

I know we've lost a lot of musical heroes lately, but this news really hit me hard.When I was a younger, very green engi...
03/09/2016

I know we've lost a lot of musical heroes lately, but this news really hit me hard.
When I was a younger, very green engineer, I was lucky enough to work at Air Studios, Oxford St. in 1989. Before my session started I asked the receptionist if Sir George might be around and that if so, I would love to meet him and tell him how much he influenced me. She said she would pass along my request.
Sure enough, right at 4 o'clock (teatime, of course), the phone chirped and a voice said, "Sir George will see you now in Studio A".
I was allowed access to his custom designed domain and got to watch him mix, musical score strewn across the Neve, for a few minutes. When he finished, he spent an hour with me chatting about the business, telling stories about recording "Live and Let Die", and being the consummate polite English gentleman that he truly was.
We are all so very lucky that he lived in our times, and gave us so much.

Thank you Sir George.

Video day at Bass Hit! More Waves tutorials on the way.........
03/07/2016

Video day at Bass Hit! More Waves tutorials on the way.........

Adison Evans
01/28/2016

Adison Evans

Hero is finalized with Cdbaby! It is Mastered for iTunes, thanks to Dave Darlington, and will be available there Feb 5, 2016! You can find physical copies on cdbaby, Amazon, and google music soon! Will keep you all posted! What a whirlwind!

Scott Tixier
11/09/2015

Scott Tixier

Just Finished a great session at Avatar Studios with a dream team of Glenn Zaleski , Luques Curtis, Justin Brown, Pedrito Martinez Group, Yvonnick Prene, Donald Brown, Dave Darlington, Franck Bohbot Photography and Francois Zalacain (Sunnyside Records)

I was lucky enough to have the greatest singers on the planet in my studio today. These folks have been on more hit reco...
09/27/2015

I was lucky enough to have the greatest singers on the planet in my studio today. These folks have been on more hit records than you can imagine and I'm proud to call them my friends for many years. Thanks producer Danny Madden for bringing such love to Bass Hit! Cindy Mizelle, Keith Fluitt, Audrey Wheeler...it doesn't get any better! #goosebumps #Ilovemyjob #Springsteentour #SteelyDantour #ChakaKahntour

Nice mention on Jason Lyon's blog....thanks!
07/08/2015
Less is More - Mixing Jazz

Nice mention on Jason Lyon's blog....thanks!

Been busy working on a little mixing duty recently and thought I'd share a few observations about recording and mixing jazz. The usuals apply – use the best and most appropriate mics you can; get y...

One of the sweetest superstars I ever met. He always went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and respected...
05/02/2015

One of the sweetest superstars I ever met. He always went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and respected.

And that voice!

Waves Manny Marroquin Plugins: Six Tutorials
03/19/2015
Waves Manny Marroquin Plugins: Six Tutorials

Waves Manny Marroquin Plugins: Six Tutorials

Watch this series of six tutorials on the Waves Manny Marroquin Signature Series plugins, by Grammy®-winning recording, mixing and mastering engineer Dave Da...

Happy to be presenting for Waves at NAMM 2015. Come say hello at the Waves booth on January 22, 1PM and 4PM.
01/12/2015

Happy to be presenting for Waves at NAMM 2015. Come say hello at the Waves booth on January 22, 1PM and 4PM.

Big bad-ass funkmeister Rohn Lawrence laying it down for Pieces of a Dream.
12/17/2014

Big bad-ass funkmeister Rohn Lawrence laying it down for Pieces of a Dream.

Hangin' in the studio with the incomparable Shawn Pelton!
12/17/2014

Hangin' in the studio with the incomparable Shawn Pelton!

D-Mac and Davy D chilling with producer Sonix the Mad Scientist at Bass Hit. Just finished working on new release "Next ...
03/31/2014

D-Mac and Davy D chilling with producer Sonix the Mad Scientist at Bass Hit. Just finished working on new release "Next Level". If you know your hip hop you know what time it is!

11/15/2013

Tracked, mixed and mastered a full length for Romero Lubambo. He's a world class guitarist and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. It'll be coming out on Sunnyside! Check him out here: http://www.romerolubambo.com/

There have been a ton of great projects coming through Bass Hit this fall. Dave Darlington recently mixed and mastered t...
10/14/2013
Bob Sinclar

There have been a ton of great projects coming through Bass Hit this fall. Dave Darlington recently mixed and mastered the track Outro Lugar 2013 for Bob Sinclar! http://www.bobsinclar.com/

Hiromi Suda was in mixing an EP to get ready for her summer tour. She is performing all over Japan this summer!http://ww...
07/16/2013
Hiromi Suda Official Website

Hiromi Suda was in mixing an EP to get ready for her summer tour. She is performing all over Japan this summer!
http://www.hiromisuda.com/www.hiromisuda.com/Welcome.html

2012年1月、2nd アルバムをAvatar studio NYでレコーディング。プロデューサー/ギタリストにアストラッド・ジルベルトをはじめとしたブラジリアンアーティストから、

Michael Bates mixed his 4th album in 2 years (yes 4th!) with Dave, for his group Boom Crane. He's one of the most prolif...
07/10/2013
Outside Sources – Michael Bates: Bio

Michael Bates mixed his 4th album in 2 years (yes 4th!) with Dave, for his group Boom Crane. He's one of the most prolific and sought-after bassists of the new generation and he and DD have a great rapport, both being bassists.
http://outsidesources.org/bio/

Michael Bates is a compelling example of what it means to be a musician in the new millennium. He is a near virtuoso double bassist, visionary composer, active bandleader, curator and educator who thrives in many musical worlds. With an eye to the future, his music draws from jazz, classical, world…

06/21/2013
Live Chat with Dave Darlington - Mixing Dance Music for Clubs

British dance production duo NowWhat! Are mixing remotely with Dave. They are a super talented pair of DJ/Producers making noise here in the US as well as the UK. They send the files back and forth while collaborating on the mixes. We met through the Waves webinar series! Just in case you missed the Q & A follow up to the webinar, here's the live chat that followed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW423rB0Nl8

Recording of Live Chat with Producer/Engineer/Composer Dave Darlington on Mixing Dance Music for Clubs WATCH the original video on which this webinar is base...

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