Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing/Mix-down Course | 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 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.

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.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customizing their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $75 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, and headphones are provided for everyone.

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate level music production course, and all learners must have a good understanding of their DAW, and at least the basics of music production. If you do not, you will need to take a DAW course with us first. If you are unsure, let us know so we can help you decide.

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

 

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 Intro (Click here for full mastering course)

  • 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 before booking.

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Testimonials

The course was helpful to me to gain a better understanding of the specifics of how to make my mixes better. Explaining specific concepts about compression, reverb, delays, EQ, etc. that I never really had a good grasp of before.

Cyndi Lee

Even though I already know about mixing and mastering, being here gave me a different (in a good way) concept of the knowledge that I already have. Also I learned a lot of new things about mixing and mastering, that will definitely help in my career as a Music Producer.

Carlos Arminio

The instructors are terrific – They are very attentive to the needs of the students – as well as our individual backgrounds and goals – and that makes the learning more personalized. They are all professionals with diverse expertise and have the industry experience to teach not just the mechanics of the software – but the real-world applications and circumstances. I came to GMP in the hopes of finding teachers who were able to give me a strong exposure not just to the the software (which they did very well) – but also to all the various ways the software is intersecting the other music processes and issues (recording, musicians, writing, industry issues, marketing, etc.). For a detailed software class, GMP offers a very “holistic” experience in which to learn and engage!

Alan Guno

At last I have a clear perspective of how mixing and mastering works!

Andrez Alzate

Sharing and learning from a legendary Producer/Engineer is priceless and incredible.

Pablo Toscano

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