Learn how to make your tracks sound powerful and professional!
This 12 week course is separated in two different parts, in the first 6 weeks we'll learn all the basics about Gain Staging, Compression, EQ, Delays, Reverbs, etc. In the second half of the course we'll revisit all of these but this time from a production/Sound-Designer point of view, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You'll start to understand how one tool has multiple purposes, and how you can fluently switch between the various uses. At the end of the course you'll be able to Understand Sound, instead of just being able to "Mix" or "Produce"
Getting control over your sound is a powerful feeling; it allows you to be more creative and it makes mixing and finishing your songs a whole lot easier.
The course is a blend of recorded lessons with instructor Jor van der Poel (ROLI, Pyramind, Loopmasters, ADSR Sounds) and weekly live lessons.
Whether you are a beginner or advanced producer, our online training is designed to help you make your tracks sound powerful and professional, getting everything to sit right in the mix and creating engaging and interesting arrangements.
Mixing and Mastering Course
Learn Production and Mixing Workflow and how to make the most out of your DAW and plugins.
This 12-week course provides in-depth training on the modern music production workflow.
Mixing and Production Workflow
Succesful mix starts with the proper workflow. You'll learn applying sound shaping techniques on a early stages of your production process. So for the arrangement stage you'll have already good sounding mix.
Learn how to apply various EQ types on various stages of your production process. Filtering. Surgical EQ. Analog EQ. Linear Phase EQ. How to EQ various instruments and vocals in your mix And much more.
One of the most misunderstood topics in music production, mixing and mastering is compression. Compression can transform your sound dramatically when used as a sound design tool. Subtle compression can gently glue your mix together.
We spend two weeks of our course to learn everything about compression. How it can be applied to different instruments in your mix: drums, bass, synths, busses/groups, mixbus.
Reverbs are essential tools for mixing. Used to create space in the mix, emulate real spaces or create other-worldy effects, it is impossible to imagine a modern mix without bunch of reverb plugins: plates, room, hall, spring and granular clouds.
But while most of the "mixing" courses teach you how to use reverb plugin, we take it to the next level showing not just how to use reverbs in the mix but also how to combine it with other effects: delays, saturators, flangers and more.
Follow the instructor to make track start to finish, arrange, mix and master it with easy to follow step-by-step guide.
Recommended plugins for the course: Fabfilter, Soundtoys, Altiverb, Waves and other. Even stock DAW plugins work well to start.
Even if you don't plan to master your music by yourself, it is important to understand the concept and make a rough master using mastering limiter, multiband compressor, mastering EQ, saturation, tape emulation and other mastering tools.
With easy-to-follow mastering workflow you'll learn how to create master that sounds powerful even if you don't have perfect mixing environment in your studio.
Meet the instructor: Jor van der Poel
"When I started my career in music production I was often confused about the difference between mixing, mastering and sound design. To me it seemed that they were all, in a literal sense at least, a form of “Sound Design”.
This resulted in me trying to follow “the rules” as closely as possible, since rules are the only things to hold on to when confusion is just around the corner! Often, unfortunately, with poor results. My tracks still didn’t have the punch, energy and clarity that I wanted them to have and I got way to caught up in “how things are supposed to be”.
After working with a variety of professional audio engineers and schools I eventually learned how to mix and master ‘properly’, but the often taught method of separating mixing and production still seemed old-fashioned to me. Something inherited from an era where bands rules the world.
On top of that, it seems like most modern producers don’t use this strict approach in the first place - in fact, a lot of them don’t separate mixing and production at all! Instead they shape their sounds with EQs, Compressors, Saturators and other plugins right from the start.
This doesn’t mean, of course, that they are not excellent mix-engineers; it’s about how you approach the subject once you’ve learned the techniques.
This realization, for me, has made it a lot easier to finish tracks and get them to sound the way I want, and it’s exactly what I’ll teach in my upcoming course; “Modern Production & Mixing Workflows”