Course overview

In this course you will gain a complete understanding of all the essential techniques and knowledge required to mix and master music to a professional standard. 

Mixing music requires advanced knowledge of Gain staging, time and pitch quantisation, processors such as EQs and compressors, and much more.

Mastering music requires advanced knowledge of dynamic range, multiband dynamics, various audio metering methods, limiters, dithering and audio formats.

Throughout the course you will cover all of the topics mentioned with an instructor who regularly mixes and masters music for many successful singers and DJs in a private one to one class. You will also go through the process of mixing and mastering music that will be released on Record Labels. 

 

Mixing & Mastering

Master the art of Mixing & Mastering
£ 897
  • Become an expert on mixing & mastering
  • Learn the whole process from gain staging to audio conversion
  • Perfect the use of advanced mixing and mastering techniques
  • Master Multiband Dynamics
  • Master the art of loudness processing
  • Master a track for Captum Records
  • Receive your certificate of graduation

Lesson Plan

You will learn about various pieces of equipment that are used to record audio, convert audio and playback audio. These include:

  • Microphones
  • Pre-Amplifiers
  • Digital-analog
  • converters
  • Audio interfaces
  • Monitors
  • Amplifiers
  • Monitor controllers
  • Mixing consoles
  • Analog processors
  • Analog synthesisers

We will begin by ensuring you know what certain music production related terms mean. These include:  MIDI, tracks, regions, channels, dBfs, Bit Depth, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, crest factor, SNR (Signal to noise ratio), dithering and clipping. 

We will take you through the signal flow of audio in a production scene. You will also learn how to gain stage all your tracks and plugins correctly so that you’re always working with the cleanest audio signals possible.

You will learn how to enhance production by adding additional audio samples and audio loops into the mix. Furthermore, you will learn how to camouflage them so that they don’t stand out, rather they only enhance the tonality and sounds that were already present in the production.

You will learn to use synthesised sounds along with EQs, reverbs and delays in order to fill out empty frequency regions within a mix.

There are certain drum sequencing related techniques that are used by all of the world’s top producers and mixers. You will learn how to use these techniques and principles to improve your own mixes and productions. 

Knowing how to quantise the pitch and timing of tracks is of utmost importance. Doing this alone can improve the quality of a entire track tremendously. Melodyne and grid quantisation will be covered extensively.

Knowing how to edit audio regions fluently, as well as how to add automation is a required skill for any music producer. We will ensure you master this skill throughout the course. 

EQs are a vital part of music production. You will learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to enhance the tonality of any track. You will also learn how to use EQs to “unmask” instruments and produce a “clean” sounding track.

An equally important processor as EQs is compressors. You will learn how to use them in detail, as well as very advanced techniques used to enhance the tonality of any sound.

You will learn about other processors commonly used when mixing audio. These include Noise Gates, Chorus, Phasers, Flangers, Tape Emulations, Echos & Delays, 

You will learn how to pitch adjust (using Melodyne), quantise and process vocals using proven techniques and processing chains that are used by the worlds’ best audio engineers.

You will learn how to avoid nasty phasing issues and how to adjust the phase of your various audio and MIDI tracks so that they work in your favor. 

Furthering the knowledge of Phase and Comb Filtering, you will learn what Mono compatibility is and why it is so important to get right! Ensuring your mix sounds good through any speaker system, whether it’s a big Club Mono system or a stereo pair of headphones. 

You will learn the theory behind mid/side EQs and as well as how to apply them within your mixes and masters. 

You will learn how to use send/return channels to add parallel processing to tracks. This technique can alter the tonality and sonics of a sound significantly depending on which processors (plugins) you use it with!

You will learn how to best control the dynamics of your tracks. Additionally, techniques to dictate if a sound is upfront or backwards in a mix will be covered.

You will learn various techniques used by professionals to enhance the stereo field of a productions. 

Reverbs and delays can enhance a mix tremendously by adding a sense of realism and life to a track. Therefore, learning how to use reverbs and delays effectively can make or break a mix, therefore we cover it in extreme detail.

You will learn about multiband dynamics and how they can help improve the tonality and smoth out specific frequencies within an entire track.

You will learn the correct way to use limiters and clip plugins to increase the peak and average level of your track. This will ensure the track is comparable in volume with other commercially released music.

Understanding the different ways you can meter audio levels is of utmost importance if you want to mix and master music to a professional standard. This knowledge will arms you with the ability to make your tracks comparable to commercially released tracks in volume and tonality. 

Metering we will cover: RMS / LUFS / dBFS

The final steps of mastering a track is learning about dithering and correct export methods. You will cover all of this towards the end of the course. 

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Locations

Milton Keynes

Soundflow Academy can be found at multiple locations across the UK.

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