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About This Course

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

Our Promise to You

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

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Get started today and learn more about mixing in music production.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction And Welcome 00:00:00
How We Will Learn Mixing In This Class 00:00:00
What Is Mixing, Exactly? 00:00:00
The Different Between Mixing And Mastering 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Listening Environment
Why Focus On The Listening Environment? 00:00:00
Finding Acoustic Problems 00:00:00
Buying Monitors 00:00:00
Monitor Setup 00:00:00
Monitor Settings 00:00:00
Adding A Subwoofer 00:00:00
Why Not Just Use Headphones? 00:00:00
My Less-Then-Perfect Setup 00:00:00
Using Multiple Monitors And Listening In Mono 00:00:00
Section 3 - Preparing A Track For Mixing
The First Phase Of Mixing Is Preparing The Track 00:00:00
Session Copy And Backup 00:00:00
Tracking Down Extraneous Noises 00:00:00
Cleaning Up The Session 00:00:00
Tuning Instruments 00:00:00
Organizing The Session 00:00:00
Group Tracks 00:00:00
Marking Sections 00:00:00
Creating Some Basic Effect Busses 00:00:00
Adding Compressors And Limiters 00:00:00
Section 4 - Approaches To Mixing
The Art Of Mixing 00:00:00
The Three Dimensions Of Sound 00:00:00
The Three Dimensions Of Music 00:00:00
The “Focus” Element 00:00:00
Section 5 - Balance
Think Subtractive 00:00:00
Fighting Instruments 00:00:00
Finding A Starting Point 00:00:00
Setting Levels 00:00:00
The Noise Method 00:00:00
Pink Noise File 00:00:00
My Mix 00:00:00
Our Track So Far 00:00:00
Section 6 - Panning
The Stereo Field 00:00:00
The Phantom Center 00:00:00
Rules Of Panning 00:00:00
Phasing Tricks 00:00:00
Surround Sound Mixing 00:00:00
Panning On My Mix 00:00:00
Section 7 - Frequency
Working With Frequencies 00:00:00
Reading A Frequency Spectrum 00:00:00
The Seven Common Frequency Bands 00:00:00
Working With The Equalizer 00:00:00
Creating Definition In A Sound With Equalizer – Method 1 00:00:00
Creating Definition In A Sound With Equalizer – Method 2 00:00:00
Cleaning Up The Mud 00:00:00
Making Room In The Mix 00:00:00
Adding A High Pass Filter 00:00:00
Frequencies To Watch Out For 00:00:00
Frequency Cheat – Sheet 00:00:00
Section 8 - The Battle Of The Bass And Kick
A Few Tricks 00:00:00
What Is Inside A Good Kick Sound? 00:00:00
Is Anything Else Causing Problems? 00:00:00
Re-Balancing 00:00:00
Section 9 - Space And Depth
Using Effects In The Mix 00:00:00
What Actually Is A Delay? 00:00:00
What Actually Is A Reverb? 00:00:00
Reverb Cheat – Sheet 00:00:00
A Few Basic Guidelines 00:00:00
Bus Effects 00:00:00
Section 10 - Creating Space With Delay Effects
Math – Calculating Delay Times 00:00:00
Feedback Settings 00:00:00
Delay Techniques For Vocals 00:00:00
Delay Techniques For Guitar 00:00:00
Delay Techniques For Drums 00:00:00
Does Our Track Need Any Delays? 00:00:00
Section 11 - Creating Space With Reverb Effects
Timing The Reverb Decay 00:00:00
Timing The Pre-Delay 00:00:00
Bus Reverb Setup 00:00:00
Reverb Techniques For Vocals 00:00:00
Reverb Techniques For Drums 00:00:00
Reverb Techniques For Guitars And Synths 00:00:00
Putting It All Together 00:00:00
Section 12 - Creating Space With Other Effects
Modulation Effects 00:00:00
Flangers 00:00:00
Chorus 00:00:00
Tremolo And Vibrato 00:00:00
Equalizer Effects 00:00:00
Re-Sampling 00:00:00
Section 13 - Dynamics: Tools Of Dynamics
About Dynamics 00:00:00
Compression 00:00:00
Multi-Band Compression 00:00:00
Limiting 00:00:00
Gating 00:00:00
Section 14 - Compression Techniques
Using Compression 00:00:00
Variation Compensation 00:00:00
Compression With Equalizer 00:00:00
Compressor Settings 00:00:00
Parallel Compression 00:00:00
Compressing Drums 00:00:00
Compressing Vocals 00:00:00
Compression On Groups 00:00:00
Compression On The Master 00:00:00
Section 15 - Focusing The Tracks
What Is Focus? 00:00:00
The Groove 00:00:00
The Featured Element 00:00:00
Further Reading 00:00:00
The Fifteen Steps To A Better Mix 00:00:00
The Most Important Rule In Mixing 00:00:00
Our Finished Track 00:00:00
Section 16 - Wrap Up
Is There Anything More To Mixing? 00:00:00
Thanks For Watching! 00:00:00

Course Reviews


2 ratings
  1. Great follow-up to Ableton Courses


    A more in-depth look at effects & their applications, which I found myself wanting more of from the Ableton course.

  2. Darius Radziunas
    Darius RadziunasJanuary 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Very good and intense course


    I would definitely recommend. Loads of important information.
    Brilliant mentor – easy to understand.

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