The Fundamentals of Mixing is a course that was created as part of the Mixing With Mike live online classes. It is designed to present the mindset and approach to mixing and the mixing process. The course includes 34 lessons that detail the process from start to finish including a mastering tutorial at the end.
This group of lessons discuss the mental approach to mixing.
Lesson 01 Why is Mixing Difficult
Lesson 02 Mix Translation Guide
Lesson 03 Mixing and the 3D Sound Field
Lesson 04 Tools of Mixing
Lesson 05 Secrets of Pro Mixers
75% of monitoring problems have to do with simple adjustments to the configuration of your speakers and learning how to tune yourself to them.
Lesson 06 Speakers and Monitoring
Lesson 07 Monitoring and Self Calibration
This phase of the mix process is often overlooked but will establish a flow the rest of the process when the creative juices start flowing.
Lesson 08 Evaluating Tracks
Lesson 09 Session Organization
Lesson 10 Mixing Signal Flow
Lesson 11 Gain Structure of a Mix
Lesson 12 Gain Structure of a Mix
Lesson 13 Mapping Your Mix
Lesson 14 Using Reference Mixes
These are the foundational steps for setting up a quality mix.
Lesson 15 Levels and Panning
Lesson 16 Filters and Subtractive EQ
Lesson 17 Functional Compression
Vintage processors are used to enhance the tonal character and separation of instruments in a mix.
Lesson 18 Vintage Processing
Lesson 19 Assessment and Adjustments
Lesson 20 Spacial Processing
No instrument is more difficult to mix than vocals. Our inherent sensitivity to the human voice creates a bias to getting a quality sound.
Lesson 21 Mixing Lead Vocal
Lesson 22 Mixing BG Vocals
Re-Amping is a powerful way of shaping the tonal character of guitars and bass.
Lesson 23 Re-Amp Bass & Guitar
Lesson 24 Mix Adjustments
Learn the differences between functional effects (felt not heard) and audible effects that bring emotion to a mix.
Lesson 24 Reverb for Drums, Keys & Vocals
Establishing the tonal character and shaping the flow of the mix is vital to creating finished professional mix.
Lesson 25 Parallel Processing
Lesson 26 Creative Adjustments
Lesson 27 Automation
Lesson 28 Console Summing
Lesson 29 Multi-Track Tape Saturation
This phase of the mix is the final polish for all your hard work.
Lesson 30 Mix Stem Processing
Lesson 31 Mix Buss Processing
Lesson 32 Mix Updates
Lesson 33 Bouncing Mix and Stems
Lesson 34 Mastering