The Art Of Mixing: The Secret Weapon Of Music Production Professionals
This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of mixing in music production and how to create professional-sounding tracks with all instruments, sounds, and styles using the right tools.
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If you are ready to start making professional sounding tracks, this is the course that will start you on that journey. You will learn how to start with the very basics of mixing and work all the way up to finishing great tracks.
This course uses Ableton Live, however this is useful to everyone no matter which audio platform they are working with. If you are a Logic user, FL Studio user, Cubase user, Bitwig user, or anything else, you will still be able to do all of the techniques shown in the course.
This course is also designed to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to genre. We will talk about mixing techniques for all instruments, sounds, and styles – all genres are welcome here.
This course covers the following topics:
- The listening environment
- Headphone mixing vs. studio monitors
- Preparing a track for mixing
- Tuning instruments
- Grouping tracks
- Approaches to mixing
- Subtractive mixing
- Phantom Center
- Working with frequencies
- The equalizer as the scalpel of mixing
- Creating definition with equalizer
- The high pass filter trick
- Negotiating the kick and bass in the mix
- Creating space with delay effects
- Creating space with reverb effects
- Reverb techniques for vocals, guitars, and drums
- Delay techniques for vocals, guitars, and drums
- Parallel compression
- Compression techniques for vocals, guitars, and drums
- Finding the “Focus” of the track
- The art in mixing
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned mixing in music production.
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Introduction And Welcome
How We Will Learn Mixing In This Class
What Is Mixing, Exactly?
The Different Between Mixing And Mastering
Why Focus On The Listening Environment?
Finding Acoustic Problems
Adding A Subwoofer
Why Not Just Use Headphones?
My Less-Then-Perfect Setup
Using Multiple Monitors And Listening In Mono
The First Phase Of Mixing Is Preparing The Track
Session Copy And Backup
Tracking Down Extraneous Noises
Cleaning Up The Session
Organizing The Session
Creating Some Basic Effect Busses
Adding Compressors And Limiters
The Art Of Mixing
The Three Dimensions Of Sound
The Three Dimensions Of Music
The “Focus” Element
Finding A Starting Point
The Noise Method
Pink Noise File
Our Track So Far
The Stereo Field
The Phantom Center
Rules Of Panning
Surround Sound Mixing
Panning On My Mix
Working With Frequencies
Reading A Frequency Spectrum
The Seven Common Frequency Bands
Working With The Equalizer
Creating Definition In A Sound With Equalizer – Method 1
Creating Definition In A Sound With Equalizer – Method 2
Cleaning Up The Mud
Making Room In The Mix
Adding A High Pass Filter
Frequencies To Watch Out For
Frequency Cheat – Sheet
A Few Tricks
What Is Inside A Good Kick Sound?
Is Anything Else Causing Problems?
Using Effects In The Mix
What Actually Is A Delay?
What Actually Is A Reverb?
Reverb Cheat – Sheet
A Few Basic Guidelines
Math – Calculating Delay Times
Delay Techniques For Vocals
Delay Techniques For Guitar
Delay Techniques For Drums
Does Our Track Need Any Delays?
Timing The Reverb Decay
Timing The Pre-Delay
Bus Reverb Setup
Reverb Techniques For Vocals
Reverb Techniques For Drums
Reverb Techniques For Guitars And Synths
Putting It All Together
Tremolo And Vibrato
Compression With Equalizer
Compression On Groups
Compression On The Master
What Is Focus?
The Featured Element
The Fifteen Steps To A Better Mix
The Most Important Rule In Mixing
Our Finished Track
Is There Anything More To Mixing?
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