Learn the secrets of the mixing engineer. This course will teach all the tips and tricks to transform your tracks to crisp and clean masterpieces. Each class will go over key concepts and tools to perfect the mix. Ranging from eq, compression, sidechain, mid side mixing, and more. Get your sound to the next level!
References Makes Perfect
- Reference Makes Perfect
- Your speakers are a reference
- Analog Versus Digital signals:
- Steps for Reviewing A Mixdown
Volume and Dynamics
- Tools for controlling our gain
- What is Headroom
Getting a Balanced Mix
- What is a Balanced Mix?
- Fast Track with Pink Noise
- Introduction Dynamic Range and Compression
- Dynamic Range
- Basics of Compression
- Different Techniques of Compression
- Instrument and Drum Treatment
- Sidechain Compression
- Parallel Compression
- Post and Pre EQ
- Advance Compression and Other Compressors in Live
- Multiband Compressor
- Glue Compressor
Module 4 – Equalization Techniques
- EQing your MIx
- Basics of EQing
- Techniques Using EQing for Mixing
- Highpass and Lowpass filtering
- Wide Boost and Narrow Cuts
- Additive and Subtractive EQing
- “Scale” Function
- Queuing the EQ
- Advance EQing
Module 5: Spatialization and Panning
Moving in the Dimension of Space
- Metaphor about Art and Perspective
- Axis of Space and tools to manipulate it
- Mid Side
- Panning techniques
- Advanced Panning
- Reverb to Create Space
- Review of Mid Side
- Realism versus Effects
Module 6 – Adding Color to the Mix
- Tuning, Esses, Breathes
- Syncing Doubles and Backing Vocals
- Adding Colors and Dimension
- Moving to Mastering
- Access to a computer. It can be either Mac or PC.
- Broadband internet connection.
- A working copy of Live 9. Live Standard or Suite is recommended, although almost all of the course can be done with Live 9 Intro.
- Headphones or studio monitors.
- A MIDI keyboard controller is recommended, but not required.