Advanced Mixing Course

The Advanced Mixing Course expands upon the lessons learned in the Basic Mixing Course by adding advanced mixing techniques to the same process. The information learned here will provide the necessary skills to wield control of every step of the mixing process. The Basic Mixing Course is not a prerequisite for this course.

COURSE OUTLINE

Class 1: The Structure of Mixing

This is the most essential part of this mixing course because all of the other classes will be built off of the information provided here. It is absolutely necessary to teach you how to listen to music and what to listen for.

  1. A Historical Perspective of Mixing
  2. A Visual Approach to Audio
  3. Listening Environment and Speaker Setup
  4. Session Organization and the 3 Tiered Mixing System
  5. Preparing to Mix

Class 2: The Mixing Process

This class starts with a step by step guide through the entire process and then begins the process of mixing. There are many hidden secrets in this stage of the mixing process that build the foundation for everything else you do.

  1. The Mix Process: Step by Step
  2. Setting a Goal For Your Mix
  3. Levels and Panning
  4. Phase and Phase Relationship
  5. Filters and Subtractive EQ

Class 3: Tonal Shaping & Equalization

This is an in depth look at EQ and how it is best applied in a mix. Equalization is an incredibly powerful tool for shaping and refining your mix. It is also the most grossly overused tool. This class will dispel the many myths surrounding EQ and it’s practical application in the mixing process.

  1. Different Types of EQ
  2. Understanding Filters and Q
  3. Using Vintage Equalizers
  4. Shaping Sound
  5. Practical Application and Techniques

Class 4: Dynamics Processing Part 1

Dynamics processing is absolutely the most misunderstood and misused form of processing by novices and professionals alike. It is also the most powerful form of processing when used correctly. This week will explain, in extreme detail, the what, why, when and how of dynamics processing.

  1. Types of Compressors and Expanders
  2. The concept of Frequency Density
  3. Parameters of the Compressor
  4. How to Hear Compression
  5. The Practical Application of Compression

Class 5: Dynamics Processing Part 2

This class will focus on the practical application of dynamics processing including the use of advanced dynamic processing techniques. You will learn how to truly harness the power of compression to solidify the imaging and depth of your mix.

  1. Advanced Compression Techniques
  2. Using Vintage Compressors
  3. Multiband Compressors
  4. Unique Dynamics Processors
  5. A Complete Compression Overview

Class 6: Effects Processing

This is an in-depth look at effects processing and how it should be applied in the mixing process. Each form of processor is discussed in detail and how it effects the 3D soundstage.

  1. Early Reflections
  2. Reverb and Echoes
  3. Delay Effects
  4. Modulation Effects
  5. Processing Tips and Techniques

Class 7: Automation and Fine Tuning

This class will discuss the importance of automation and the concept of focussing the listener’s attention. This is the stage where the song comes together ‘musically’ and is the critical stage for turning your ‘mix’ into a ‘record’.

  1. The Layers of Automation
  2. Pre Processing Automation
  3. Automating Effects
  4. Automation Techniques
  5. Automating Fade-ins and Fade-outs

Class 8: Finishing The Mix

This is the integration stage for all the other techniques that have been applied in the previous lessons. In this class, you will learn how to finalize all of the individual processing techniques into a finished mix. This will dramatically change your perspective of mixing and is where the power of the 3 Tiered Mixing System comes into full effect.

  1. 3 Tiered Mixing System Revisited
  2. Mix Stem and Mix Buss Processing
  3. Considerations for Mastering
  4. Printing The Final Mix
  5. Managing Updates and Archival

LEARN THE ART OF MIXING FROM A 33 YEAR PROFESSIONAL!

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