Basic Mixing Course

THE ART OF BASIC MIXING, MASTERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION
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Instructed by Michael White Music / Music Software
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 9.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Creating an audio mix that is pleasing to listeners is a true art form. The manipulation of the source signals' level, dynamics, and panoramic position, and the addition of effects such as reverb and delay, can have a huge impact on the overall feel of a song.

The Art of Mixing explores the many creative and technical considerations necessary to mix in today's music production environment, regardless of platform or format. This course teaches the different steps of the mixing process, including equalization, panning, dynamic processing (compressors, gates, expanders, and limiters), reverb and delays, as well as automation techniques and practical examples. The techniques presented apply to any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), or digital or analog console.

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • LEARN THE ART OF BASIC MIXING, MASTERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION
  • understand the technical requirements needed to prepare recording tracks for mixing
  • implement professional music standards for organizing your mix session and delivering the final mix
  • apply editing tools needed to improve musical performance, such as vocal tuning, vocal comping, and tempo editing
  • understand and use different types of equalizers, compressors, gates, reverbs, delays, chorus, flangers, and many other processors necessary to mix effectively
  • apply mixing techniques specific to drums and vocals
  • identify the main mixing trends per genre of contemporary music

What is the target audience?

  • Everybody

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Class 1
Introduction
Preview
09:37
Using Monitors for Mixing
Preview
08:06
Using Headphones for Mixing
04:30
Section 2: Class 2
Intro
03:29
The 3 Tier Mix System
09:13
Mix Signal Flow
09:58
Levels and Panning part 2
15:46
Levels and Panning Part 3
15:46
Bonus Lesson 1 - Organizing Tracks for Mixing
14:29
Bonus Lesson 2 - The 3 Tier Mixing System
11:59
Bonus Lesson 3 - Mix Signal Flow
15:58
Bonus Lesson 4 - Levels and Panning
11:46
Section 3: Class 3
Intro
04:01
Defining Equalization
16:12
Vintage Equalizers
16:05
The Practical Application of EQ
04:08
Section 4: Class 4
Intro
06:19
Basic Compression Techniques
20:08
Using Gates and Expanders
17:31
Section 5: Class 5
Intro
04:59
Defining Effects Processing
11:13
Harmonic Distortion Effects
11:02
Section 6: Class 6
Intro
03:56
Level and Panning Adjustments
13:36
Level and Panning Adjustments Part 2
13:44
Re-Shaping the Tonal Balance
17:59
Re-Shaping the Tonal Balance Part 2
18:08
Re-Shaping the Tonal Balance Part 3
18:01
Bringing Excitement Into the Mix
03:38
Section 7: Class 7
Intro
03:21
Defining Automation
17:03
Fader and Pan Automation Part 1
17:25
Fader and Pan Automation Part 2
17:32
Fader and Pan Automation Part 3
16:44
Fader and Pan Automation Part 4
16:52
Automating Effects
18:52
Automation Techniques Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs
07:16
Section 8: Class 8
Intro
07:00
Mix Stem Processing
14:05
Mix Stem Processing Part 2
14:08
Mix Stem Processing Part 3
14:06
Mix Buss Processing
17:54
Mix Buss Processing Part 2
17:54
Considerations for Mastering
10:53
Printing the Final Mix
06:20
Managing Updates and Mix Versions
06:34

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Instructor Biography

Michael White, LEARN THE ART OF MIXING, MASTERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION

1986–PRESENT: Recording Engineer & Producer

My work through the years covers a broad spectrum of musical styles from jazz and classical to hip hop and rock on all levels of the production process including tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. In addition, radio and audio production for film including surround mixing.

1990–PRESENT: Independent Consultant and Technical Engineer

I have contracted consulting and technical engineering services to Solid State Logic, the largest manufacturer of professional audio recording consoles, including installations and training for the most prestigious studios in the United States including The Hit Factory NY, Criteria studios, Right Track Recording, Electric Lady, Sony Studios, NBC NY and private recording studios for Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire and Mutt Lange.

I currently provide professional consulting for the design/redesign of private and commercial studios including acoustic treatments, equipment purchases, technical/practical training and streamlined workflow for composers, producers and artists to facilitate maximum potential.

2001–2010: Teacher at SAE Institute in NYC

Using my experience as a full-time working professional producer and recording engineer in the music industry, I was able to teach from a place of experience. The experience of teaching has helped me gain a deeper understanding of the art of engineering and how to convey that knowledge to others. Continuing to record and produce music independently allowed me to relate the most current trends in the music industry into the classroom environment. I gained certification as a teacher in the State of New York in 2003.

2006: Author of Editing Audio In Pro Tools

Authored a book entitled “Editing Audio in Pro Tools” published and distributed by Thomson Publishing © 2006. This book is an interactive guide to the art of editing audio for music production. By using real Pro Tools sessions that the user can load into their computer, the examples allow a direct interaction from book to computer for learning the methods and editing features of Pro Tools software.

2002–2004: Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions

Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions Inc. Worked on the independent film production of ‘The River Niger’ a Tony award winning Broadway play written by Joseph A. Walker. Conceptualized, developed and produced the entire music production process from budgeting to the licensing of songs and background music used in the movie.

2000–2003: Engineer for OLN Radio on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network

Recording engineer and producer for “Adventure Center”, a live call-in radio show dedicated to extreme sports recorded at the Sirius Satellite Radio studios in New York City. Post-production engineer for all shows on OLN Radio including the recording and production of promotional ads for OLN TV and the live radio production of the 2003 ‘Tour de France’.

1989–1993: Staff Engineer Electric Lady Studios

Electric Lady was a springboard for me into the world of full time independent audio engineering. The clients, connections and lessons learned here have served me throughout my career. At Electric Lady Studios, I learned the importance of vibe, personality and professionalism to enhance the technical side of engineering.

1986–1989: Staff Engineer Right Track Recording

Right Track Recording was a hidden gem in the realm of world class recording studios in NYC. This was my first real recording studio job and guided me from internship to becoming a staff engineer. The lessons learned here were from some of the best music producers and engineers in the world. The base of technical knowledge and professionalism in the art of engineering I learned here, from staff and clients, was invaluable.

1982–1986: Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

B.M., Music Production and Engineering

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