Five days of practical demonstrations and real-world examples to improve your mixing and mastering skills.
This course answers all the usual questions about achieving loudness without sacrificing dynamics, getting mixes that have clarity, definition, space , punch, and suggesting which tools and techniques to use for each one. But tools and techniques are just the start.
This course is unique in how it will help you identify problems you didn't know you had and offer practical solutions for any musical style and every skill level.
Over the years we have found that the most common problem for self-taught engineers is throwing time and resources at the wrong problem, in other words ‘asking all the wrong questions’. Those who studied in certain schools will also have the same problem, because too often the teaching is limited to the features of the equipment.
Here we focus on the mindset that drives your decisions; mix by mix, one sound at a time: why would you use certain equipment, why there, and why would you do it like that.
This course is not for beginners: you should have at the very least one year of experience producing and mixing with your software of choice (Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, FL studio, Reason, Reaper, etc).
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While we provide many examples from real-world productions and commercially released music, you are encouraged to bring your own projects, multi-track sessions, stems, mixes to master.
The main software used for this course is Logic X, although some demonstrations could also be made in Ableton or ProTools. The fact of the matter is that the techniques we discuss are not specific to any software.
Occasionally we will demonstrate specific software plugins, when no other product offers the same features, and all the usual products will be used (Waves, Universal Audio, Slate Digital, SoundToys, FabFilter, etc… the list is too long). Seriously expensive analog equipment will also be used for comparison.
On completion of this course you will get a certificate from London School of Sound and one-year access to online notes with links to all the equipment discussed during the sessions, and links to websites and communities where you can find collaborators and clients, and lots more.
This course has given me the skills I needed to see my productions through from beginning to end.
It's like I never really understood what to do with effects. Everything makes sense now.
It's amazing when you're shown the way... It's not really about the fancy toys, it changes how you listen to sound.
I thought I knew what EQ does and how to use it… I was wrong. I’d recommend this course to anyone.
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Is there a minimum age for this course?
Yes, 18 years old.
Do you provide accommodation for students?
No, we recommend you search online for the best deals.
See below for the location of this particular course and use Google Maps to check for travel distance and times.
I don't have a lot of experience with any software but I still want to learn about mixing and mastering, can I join this course anyway?
No, but we can recommend other courses which can give you the knowledge you are looking for - email firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
Will I get a Certificate at the end?
Yes, you will get a Certificate of Completion.
Send an email to express your interest for this course.
We will ask you a few questions to make sure that this is the right choice for you, or suggest alternative options.
All lectures take place at The Dairy, a recording studio located at 43-45 Tunstall Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BZ (approximately 3 minutes walk from Brixton tube station)