Mixing & Mastering


Mixing & Mastering

Mixing & Mastering Course in New York

Are you struggling to make your mix-down sound professional? Do you know the basics but can’t make your tracks ‘bump’? If that’s the case then look no further than our mixing and mastering course if your productions lack depth and clarity.

With so much good quality music being made these days, it’s becoming a lot more difficult to stand out from the competition. One way is to mix and master your efforts to a professional standard, and that’s where we come in. We’ve been teaching innovative tricks along with classic mixing techniques that have helped people polish their productions since 2010, and all of our mixing & mastering courses, worldwide are led by Grammy-winning mix engineers. Here in New York it’s seven-time Grammy-winner Brian Chirlo.

We focus on the excellent Fabfilter software, which is compatible with all major digital audio workstations. If you don’t own FabFilter, it’s not a problem, as principles of mixing apply to all software, but they do come highly recommended, and all of our students receive a 50% discount. Our courses come with in-depth added reading written by our expert course developers for you to refer to during and after your course. If you can’t make a class, we can arrange for you to catch up your session on a future cycle.

Important: We provide headphones and controller keyboards for all of our students, as most of our learners like to bring their own laptops in to work on so they get help customizing their individual set-ups. If that doesn’t work for you, we can provide you with a fully loaded, up to date iMac for a supplementary fee of $75. Please ensure to book your iMac when you book your course so we can make sure there’s one available for you to use.

101

Environment, Acoustics, EQ & Separation

  • Speaker design for studio monitors
  • How to handle your home studio acoustics
  • Stereo, mono, stereo & 5.1 surround sound software
  • The delicate art of panning and balance
  • Specialist EQ tutoring to help your production

Dynamics

  • Why is compression so important and how does it work
  • Getting to grips with parameters
  • Circuitry within compression & other digital emulations
  • Parallel processing dos and don’ts
  • De-essing and gating techniques
  • Achieve amazing clarity in your mix with dynamic controllers

Mixing & Mastering Courses

Delay, Reverb and other Awesome FX

  • Learn about different types of delay and reverb
  • An in-depth look at all parameters
  • Spatialization with convolution delays and reverbs
  • Harmonizers, pitch shifters, flangers, phasers and creative FX
  • How FX can transform your tracks and really bring them to life

 

201

Automation, Vocals, & Creative Mix Ideas

  • The perfect use of samples and filtering
  • Envelopers, vocoder, autopanning, ring modulators, bit crushing and distortion
  • Everything about vocals including comping, tuning and preparing
  • Learn how to separate BVs and lead vocals
  • Learn professional techniques for automating levels (rides)

Mixing Electronic Music

  • Great tips on filters for FX, punch, ducking and side chaining dynamic controllers
  • The best ways to use delay and reverb
  • How to turn subtle sounds into monsters
  • Interesting electronic mixing techniques which apply to all music
  • Learn to improve and analyze every element of the mix
  • Electronic listening critique (bring in your music)

Mastering

  • A/B’ing & how to get the best from your separation and EQ
  • Leveling, phasers, EQ & brick wall limiting
  • The ‘dos and don’ts’ of using mastering software & plugins
  • Learn about the best metering tools and their application
  • Live music listening critique (bring in your music)

This course is designed for all DAW users and is suitable for all genres. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (347) 746-4604. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ button, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Today’s prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. They change often, particularly close to the start date, so if you see a schedule in red that you like, grab it now before it goes back to full price! There’s a further $100 off for each extra studio course (like Ableton or SDP) you book too.

Key

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $599 | 201: $599 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

Schedules

Monday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30 | FULLY BOOKED

101: January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6. 201: 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Sundays | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED

101: January 8, 15, 22. 201: 29, February 5, 12

Fridays | 11 – 6

101: February 17, 24, March 3. 201: 10, 17, 24

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2. 201: 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

Spring School | 11 – 6

101: April 10, 11, 12. 201: 13, 14, 15

Saturdays | 11 – 6

101: May 13, 20, 27. 201: June 3, 10, 17

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2. 201: August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: August 20, 27, September 3. 201: September 10, 17, 24

Summer School | 11 – 6

101: August 21, 22, 23. 201: 24, 25, 26

Summer School #2

101: September 11, 12, 13. 201: 14, 15, 16

Thursday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26. 201: November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 21

Fridays | 11 – 6

101: November 10, 17, December 1. 201: December 8, 15, 22

Holiday Special | 11 – 6

101: December 26, 27, 28. 201: 29, 30, 31

2018: Same schedule

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