Learn to Mix Songs from the Ground Up
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Learn to Mix Songs from the Ground Up

Learn to mix music using the Digital Audio Workstation called Reaper! Practice mixing 5 professional studio sessions!
4.8 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
59 students enrolled
Created by Josh Salazar
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Mix large, multi-track songs
  • Use tone-shaping tools such as equalization and compression
  • Use effects such as delay and reverb
  • Identify what needs to be adjusted in a mix
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Requirements
  • A computer capable of running Reaper
  • A good set of speakers or headphones to listen to the mixes
Description

If you've ever wanted to learn how to mix music, but don't know where to start or feel overwhelmed by the amount of information thrown at you in most learn-to-mix articles and short videos, this course is for you! Over five studio mixes, you'll learn how to:

  • Get levels for all of the individual elements of a mix
  • Pan tracks to create a natural sense of space
  • Use equalization to shape the tone to be more pleasing
  • Use compression to control the volumes of individual instruments
  • Use delay and reverb to help create a sense of space and make your mix sound more full
  • Use several other smaller tools to help shape the mix

This course is a hands-on approach, meaning you'll be diving right into actually mixing music, rather than listening to lectures about how you might think about mixing. All of the mix session files are included before the mix starts, and there are videos showing every step of the mixing process, so you can practice on your own before watching and/or follow along with me as you go. Hope to see you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians wanting to learn to mix their own songs
  • Audio enthusiasts wanting to dive into the world of mixing
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Curriculum For This Course
58 Lectures
05:03:07
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Introduction
4 Lectures 10:10

Installing Reaper
03:01

Setting Up Reaper
05:04

Ear Fatigue
00:50
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Acoustic Trio
9 Lectures 50:35
Section Overview
01:06

Summer Breeze Resources
00:12

Importing the Tracks
07:08




What is Reverb?
01:10

Bussing in Reverb
09:32

Finishing Touches
10:42
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Vocals & Percussion
11 Lectures 58:13
Section Overview
00:52

Deuces Wild Resources
00:13

Importing Tracks & Getting Levels
06:30

What is Delay?
00:47

Setting Up Reverb & Delay Busses
07:49

What is Compression?
02:25

Percussion
08:32

Bass
05:23

Guitar & Piano
07:11

Vocals
09:43

Finishing Touches
08:48
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BGVs & Drums
11 Lectures 53:44
Section Overview
01:06

Monument to Misery Resources
00:18

Importing & Setting Up
05:51

Top-Down Mixing
09:39

What is a Noise Gate?
01:07

Kick & Snare
08:38

Overheads
02:42

Tom-Toms
02:33

Bass & Guitars
10:11

Vocals
06:59

Finishing Touches
04:40
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A Hard Rock Mix
11 Lectures 01:13:54
Section Overview
01:12

Battlefields Resources
00:17

Importing & Setting Up
07:04

Levels & Panning
11:16

Kick & Snare
08:07

Tom-Toms
04:16

Overheads & Rooms
07:22

Bass
02:46

Guitars
11:00

Vocals
11:25

Finishing Touches
09:09
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A Full Pop Rock Mix
12 Lectures 56:29
Section Overview
00:58

Man and Machine Resources
00:22

Setting Up the Session
12:07

Kick & Snare
08:02

Tom-Toms & Cymbal Close Mics
04:08

Overheads & Rooms
03:35

Bass
02:32

Keyboards
04:32

Guitars
04:41

Vocals
07:42

Finishing Touches
06:10

Conclusion (Where to Go From Here)
01:40
About the Instructor
Josh Salazar
4.8 Average rating
10 Reviews
59 Students
1 Course
Adjunct Lecturer at Vanderbilt University

Hi, I'm Josh. I have a Master's Degree in Music from Belmont University, and I currently teach Technology for Musicians at Vanderbilt University.

As a musician, I have been recording and mixing both my own material and other artists for over a decade. I've found that I find the process of tracking and mixing other musicians to be surprisingly creatively fulfilling, and so I split my time between writing and recording my own material and recording the material of other local artists.

There is a wealth of information and countless tutorials online geared toward teaching specific aspects of audio production, but rarely do you come across a tutorial series aimed at teaching brand-new mixers the foundations of the art. I aim to fill that gap here on Udemy!

So if you're interested in learning to get solid recordings of your own music by yourself, why not jump in and learn with my coursework?

Hope to see you soon!

Josh