The Art Of Mixing: The Secret Weapon Of Music Production Professionals

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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
  • Panning
  • Phantom Center
  • Phasing
  • 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
  • Compressors
  • Parallel compression
  • Compression techniques for vocals, guitars, and drums
  • Finding the “Focus” of the track
  • The art in mixing

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By the end of this course, you will have learned mixing in music production.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections

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

Buying Monitors

Monitor Setup

Monitor Settings

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

Tuning Instruments

Organizing The Session

Group Tracks

Marking Sections

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

Think Subtractive

Fighting Instruments

Finding A Starting Point

Setting Levels

The Noise Method

Pink Noise File

My Mix

Our Track So Far

The Stereo Field

The Phantom Center

Rules Of Panning

Phasing Tricks

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

Bus Effects

Math – Calculating Delay Times

Feedback Settings

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

Modulation Effects



Tremolo And Vibrato

Equalizer Effects


About Dynamics


Multi-Band Compression



Using Compression

Variation Compensation

Compression With Equalizer

Compressor Settings

Parallel Compression

Compressing Drums

Compressing Vocals

Compression On Groups

Compression On The Master

What Is Focus?

The Groove

The Featured Element

Further Reading

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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