Mixing & Mastering

instructor: Timothy allan
Duration: 12 Weeks
Cost: $799cad | $611usd | £483
Payment plan available

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week 1 - Studio Acoustics

Mix Levels
Your Room
Creating a Great Mix Environment
Finding and Fixing Issues with Your Studio Acoustics


week 2 –  Deep Listening and Digital Audio

  • Deep Listening: Listening Analytically
  • Digital Audio Fundamentals
  • Frequency
  • Sample Rate Conversion, Bit Depth and Fourier Transform



week 3 – Understanding Gain

  • Gain Staging
  • Maximizing Headroom
  • Peak vs RMS
  • Noise Floor
  • Clipping


week 4 – SubGroups and Dynamics I

  • Subgroups: What are they and how to use them
  • Compressor Basics
  • Dynamic Range



Week 5 –  Dynamics II

  • Compressor Types: When and how to use them
  • Compressor Techniques


Week 6 – Dynamics III

  • Upward vs Downward Compression
  • Parallel Compression
  • Sidechain Compression
  • Multiband Compression



Week 7 – Filters I

  • Frequency Range Overview
  • How EQs Work
  • LP and HP Filters: For Fun and for Profit
  • Ableton's Filter Circuits


Week 8 –  Filters II

  • Shelving Filters
  • Peak and Notch Filters
  • Using EQ
  • Linear vs Minimal Phase EQ
  • Digital EQ: The Ups and The Downs



Week 9 –  Stereo

  • Stereo Imaging and Balance
  • Proper Panning Techniques
  • How to Make Things Sound WIDE
  • Correlation Meters and Vectorscopes


Week 10 – Stereo Effects

  • Delay-ay-ay-ay 
  • Flangers, Phasers, Chorus and Reverb
  • Algorithmic vs Convolution Reverb
  • What Does it Mean? Common Reverb Knobs and Dials
  • Reverb Techniques



Week 11 – Distortion

  • Distortion: The Good Kind
  • Saturation
  • Overdrive
  • Exciters and Enhancers
  • Introduction to Mastering


Week 12 –  Mixing and Final Output

  • What is Mastering
  • Concepts and Philosophy
  • Techniques




Instructor: timothy allan


Releases on over twenty labels such as Toolroom, Baroque, Audio Therapy, Perfecto, Black Hole, Armada, Warner Music, Vicious, Virgin and EMI, Tim has firmly established himself as a global EDM producer and engineer. Not one to keep all his secrets under his cap, Timothy is Beat Drop's Mixing and Mastering instructor and enjoys sharing his expertise. These production methods are put in to practice every day at The Mixplant, a mixing/mastering facility focused on electronic music where Tim is the head engineer.



  • Every week we unlock a new lesson including, videos, project files, worksheets, samples and assignments
  • The instructor will provide 1-on-1 video feedback on assignments every second week 
  • During the course you will have six 15 minute 1-on-1 video chats with your instructor
  • Group chats will be held every second week to ask specific questions and go over assignments
  • You can network and collaborate with your classmates on a daily basis in our private online classroom
  • You will have lifetime access to this course's resources and 12 week's of access to the instructor.


  • Each lesson will contain 30 minutes to 1.5 hours of video lectures. You can review whenever you wish and as often as you want.
  • Assignments will take between 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. Submission of assignments is optional however, for every assignment you submit you will receive personalized video feedback on your assignment.
  • Each week there is either a group online chat (1 hour) or 1on1 chat (15 minute) with your instructor.


  • You will have 12 weeks with access to the instructor
  • You will have lifetime access to the online videos and resources.