Music Mixing

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"Anyone Can Mix!" in this 10 Week Course

Learn how to transform your Songs into Records

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This course will teach you:

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  • How to avoid common mistakes that your competition makes every day.
  • Industry secrets that will have you mixing like a professional mixing engineer
  • Ways that you can make Vocals sound incredible
  • Essential Mix processes that will make your tracks sound LOUD when mastered

 

It is not enough to know how to record.  Mixing is the process in which all of the recorded tracks are edited, effects are added and everything is glued together.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1" css=".vc_custom_1427926337094{background-color: #c12626 !important;}"][vc_column_text]

Listen to WHY Mixing is so important in making your song shine

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If you were to stop there and get it mastered, skipping the mixing process, it would sound like this:

Now listen to that same song, mixed:

And this is the master of that mix!

YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO SKIP THIS PROCESS, and knowing how to do it right will put you at the front of the queue when publishers are listening to your material.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1" css=".vc_custom_1427926344557{background-color: #c12626 !important;}"][vc_column_text]

On completion, you will be able to:

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  • Send your mixes to mastering engineers with confidence
  • Make everything that’s good about your song, even better
  • Know not only what plugins to use, but how to use them

 

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Is this course right for me?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]No previous mixing knowledge is required.  This course is for you if:

  • You already know how to record songs and use a digital audio workstation (DAW)
  • You want to learn pro Mixing techniques to save ££££ in paying professionals to mix your tracks
  • You want to know how to get what’s in your head to play out of the speakers
  • You want to get the most out of your plugins
  • You want to take advantage of a special 5% discount with a major UK music retailer for all equipment you purchase, especially negotiated for those on this course.

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Why not buy equipment instead?

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  • The cost of this course is equivalent to having only ONE song mixed by a professional. You will save thousands in the long run!
  • Spend less overall by learning how to use your equipment properly, thereby avoiding the common 1% trap, where people don’t use the full potential of their gear.
  • Learn to mix like a Pro Songwriter and truly compete against all the other demos out there.
  • Publishing and Record companies EXPECT to hear great sounding records presented to them. Pay a mixing engineer for every song, or take this course.  You can’t skip the mixing stage, so it’s your choice

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Do I have enough time to study?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The course is very flexible.  Each week is set out in clearly defined sections.   You should allocate 3-4 hours a week on the course.  If you are on an unmarked course you don’t even have to allocate this much because you have no submission deadlines.

Everyone retains access to the course for a full year after joining so you can come back any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Money Back GuaranteeWe are so confident that you will love the “Anyone Can Mix!” course, that we offer a full 14 day money back guarantee.

If you don’t like the course, then simply tell us before week 3 unlocks and we will refund all of your money, no questions asked.  No risk, Nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_tabs interval="0"][vc_tab title="Certificate Programme" tab_id="1e6b6fc6-3372-4"][vc_column_text]In the 10 Week Certificate Programme you will:

  • Have you own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Have full access to the course for a year after starting
  • Submit assignments throughout the course for grading
  • Receive an education standard, printed certificate sent to your home on completion

Certificate Course mixing[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title="Unmarked Programme" tab_id="652050ca-0e9e-6"][vc_column_text]In the 10 week Unmarked Programme you will:

  • Have your own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Not be required to submit any assignments
  • Learn at your own pace with a full year to access the course content
  • Have access to the same content as the certificate course, but will not receive a certificate at the end

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Prerequisites for this course:

  • A stable internet connection to access the course
  • Computer/Mac
  • A DAW (digital audio workstation) such as Cubase, ProTools, Logic etc.  for completing the mixing projects in
  • A basic knowledge of using your DAW
  • A basic knowledge of the recording process is beneficial to understand the issues you may come across in mixing, which happen at the recording stage
  • This course is taught in Cubase 7.5, but you can use the learning for any DAW

This course is 10 weeks long.  Please ensure that you have spare time to be able to complete all 10 weeks consecutively if you are embarking on the certificate programme, as you will be graded during the relevant weeks.

Those on either programme will have access to the course for one year from joining, so this requirement is not essential in those taking the unmarked course.

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Syllabus

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  • What is mixing?  What comes before and after?
  • Setting up ready to mix – naming channels, Colour coding tracks, setting up busses
  • Listen to the mix
  • Get the feel of the song and what you want to achieve in the mix
  • Reference tracks
  • Soloing tracks
  • Watching for level peaks
  • Headroom for mastering engineer
  • Volume down, concentration up.  Where to start
  • Compiling vocal takes – practical exercise
  • Volume automation vocal – practical exercise

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  • Panning and planning.  Where do you want your instruments to sit?
  • EQ – what it is and what it does.  A look at rolloff
  • A look at presets in EQ.
  • Tweaking EQ to work
  • Frequency clashes that muddy the waters
  • Specialist EQ settings for effect

 

EQ practical exercise – make an acoustic guitar sound great

EQ practical exercise – make a vocal sound great

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  • What is compression?
  • What is limiting?
  • What do the controls on a compressor/limiter do?
  • Why do different compressors sound different?
  • A look at different presets and their effects
  • Parallel compression
  • Ducking

 

Practical exercise – limit a bass line

Practical exercise – compress a vocal

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  • What is reverb?
  • Different types of reverb available
  • How does delay differ?
  • Different types of delay available – controls etc.
  • How to manage and automate delay in a mix
  • Overall mix reverb vs channel vs group reverb – control the field with pre-delay
  • Whether to use an FX send or direct to channel

 

Practical exercise – mix a vocal with backing vocals ‘behind it’

Practical exercise – add a good reverb to a mix

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  • A look at how drum tracks can be enhanced
  • Setting up drums in the mix, busses, compression, limiting, phase problems, parallel compression, panning

 

Practical exercise – Use hitpoints to add another kick drum and snare drum to the mix

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  • How to balance out the soundfield – planning EQ and panning space
  • Using ‘exciters’
  • Making big stereo sounds
  • Volume automation

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  • Electric guitars in a mix – use of amp modelling and EQ settings, panning, mono vs stereo.
  • Acoustic Guitars in a mix – defining their importance to the overall song, mixing them in, settings to use.
  • Bass guitars in a mix – Where they sit, what should and shouldn’t be enhanced etc.

 

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  • Pitch tuning programs – how and when to use them
  • Specific EQ considerations male and female
  • De-Essers
  • Doubling vocal takes
  • Octave higher/lower
  • Stutter controls and creative editing
  • Use of filters
  • Revoice Pro for aligning takes

 

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  • A look at tape emulation plugins
  • A look at chorus/flange
  • A look at distortion
  • A look at special plugins

 

KNOWLEDGE CHECK

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Take a full song mix from scratch and build the mix.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]