Mixing Music - Learn how to mix a Pop Rock Song like a Pro!

Mixing Music: Improve your mixes & learn the BEST techniques in the industry used on multiple platinum selling records!
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  • Lectures 32
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

In the last 3 months 200 people have successfully taken this course!

UPDATE: Course updated on September 3rd 2014. Audio files downloadable so you can practice mixing the same pop rock song used in the course. Send us your final mix and we'll provide feedback.


Take this course and start creating professional sounding pop rock mixes for your personal music projects - sound better and get noticed more - or for your clients - build your brand and make more money!

We've been recording and mixing music professionally for over 2 decades, learn from the pro's. 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked. It's our personal promise that this course will improve your mixes.


About this course:
In this class we'll teach you the best mixing techniques used to get professional sounding pop rock mixes. You'll have access to the raw tracks of the song used in the class, so you can start putting everything you learn into practice right away.

We also highly encourage student/teacher interaction, so If at any point you have questions or would like to start a discussion, don't hesitate to ask the instructor. Once you finish send us your mix and we'll provide you with some feedback (its ok to send us more than one final mix). This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced engineers and/or producers using any type of DAW.


Whats covered in this class?
Drums, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Vocals. Effects used such as EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay and Automation will be analyzed in detail. Throughout the mix Ian will also be introducing a number of production techniques to help add punch, color and excitement to your mixes, including Reinforcing your Drum Tracks with Samples, Splitting the Bass, adding Guitar Amp Plug-Ins to Enhance your Guitar Tone, Side-Chain Processing, Creative Bussing, Group Processing, the addition of Vocal Harmonies, Background Vocals and more. Section by section you’ll see and hear this song come to life - matching some of the best pop rock sounds out there.


Who's this class for?
We’re catering this class to the Home Studio Engineer and Laptop Producer. This class is designed for the intermediate audio engineer and above, and showcases tried and true mixing techniques heard on countless records combined with a unique perspective from a seasoned engineer. For beginners this class still offers the opportunity to see how a professional mix comes to life from beginning to end and will give you a rare look under the hood of a world class mix.


Engineer Ian Sutton background:
Engineer/Producer Ian Sutton has worked with hundreds of artists and bands, including +44 (Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker) Fallout Boy, Rob Halford, and Frankie J, just to name a few. Ian will thoroughly walk you through one of his most recent pop rock mixes, revealing all sorts of creative mixing and production techniques he’s acquired throughout years of study and practice.

Ian Sutton is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is Certified Pro in Apple's Logic and Avid's Pro Tools. Ian has also worked with the likes of +44 (Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker), Fallout Boy, Frankie J, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, T-Pain, Deepak Chopra, Jerry Lewis, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and many more.


IMPORTANT!! What happens if you don't get professional help?

Well ask yourself this, 3 months from now how much better will my mixes sound? The reality is without proper training they won't sound much different. Yes, you can spend hours, days, and weeks trying to find YouTube clips online, but they only do so much. This mixing class has over 4+ hours of instruction from a professional Recording Studio with over 25 years of experience servicing some of the biggest bands in the world. Invest in something that matters, your passion in creating music! We're the answer to help you get better.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of Computer Recording
  • Basic understanding of Audio Signal Flow
  • Basic understanding of Equalization, Compression, Delay, and Reverb

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 25 years of experience and expertise from a professional recording studio that has serviced bands such as U2, Blink 182, Switchfoot, Icona Pop and many many more.

What is the target audience?

  • Intermediate to advanced audio engineers and enthusiasts who want to learn industry standard mixing techniques and mixing secrets used by professional engineers on today’s hit records.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Article

Important things to consider before starting the class. Downloadable raw audio tracks to practice mixing the song along with the instructor.

03:38

Ian Sutton will introduce himself and some key components of this class.

12:48

In this lecture we'll be showing you all of the return effects being used for this song.

04:34

In this lecture we'll be showing you the output routing for this session.

10:03

In this lecture we'll be showing you the effects used on the master fader.

Section 2: Mixing The Drums
00:53

Introducing the approach used for mixing the drums.

08:04

In this lecture we'll be showing you the routing and panning used for the entire drum kit.

06:50

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the kick drum.

08:51

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the snare drum.

05:45

In this lecture we'll be showing you how we added a snare sample on a third snare track and the processing used on it.

05:20

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the toms.

04:22

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the hi-hat and ride cymbals.

13:01

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing added onto the overhead and room microphone tracks.

01:48

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the percussion samples we added.

Section 3: Mixing Bass, Electric, and Acoustic Guitars
01:08

Introducing the approach used to mix the Bass, Electric, and Acoustic Guitars

14:59

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the bass guitar.

11:35

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the electric guitars within the verse sections.

10:29

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the electric guitars within the chorus sections.

06:36

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the acoustic guitars within the chorus sections.

10:32

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the supporting guitars throughout the song.

06:06

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on organ sample we chose for this song.

Section 4: Mixing Vocals
00:40

Introducing the approach used to mix the vocals.

29:25

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the lead vocals.

18:00

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the background vocals.

09:55

In this lecture we'll be showing you the processing used on the vocals harmonies.

Section 5: Automation
00:44

Introducing the approach used to automate drums, bass, lead guitars and vocals.

10:02

In this lecture we'll be showing you the automation used for the drums.

04:04

In this lecture we'll be showing you the automation used for bass guitar.

13:46

In this lecture we'll be showing you the automation used for the lead guitars.

08:25

In this lecture we'll be showing you the automation used for the lead vocals.

06:33

In this lecture we'll be showing you the automation used for the vocal harmonies.

Section 6: Conclusion
06:01

Class conclusion and final mix of the song Shine The Light by Jackson Price.

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Instructor Biography

Signature Sound, Discover Your Signature Sound

Signature Sound has been in business for over 25 years servicing Artists/Bands such as U2, Blink 182, Switchfoot, Akon, and Producers such as Jerry Finn, Steve Churchyard, Vincent Di Pasquale, Kiko Cibrian and many more. Signature Sound's commitment is to share our vast experience and expertise on a global scale. Learning from working professionals who record & mix on a day-to-day basis and who are up to date with the latest and most effective recording and mixing techniques is an outstanding resource to learn from. We believe Music is a very subjective, but we also believe diversity is crucial because not only does it allows you to expand your clientele or improve your bands recordings, but it also helps you Discover Your Signature Sound.

Instructor Biography

Ian Sutton, Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer

Over the last 10 years I've had the opportunity to record and mix some of the best bands and artists in the business, including The Neighbourhood feat. Danny Brown, T-Pain, +44, Fallout Boy and Frankie J just to name a few. With the recent launch of my website iSound Audio Engineering I'm busier than ever but still enjoy helping new engineers and musicians learn the craft of recording and mixing.

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