MIXING & MASTERING - TEST DRIVE

12 Week Online Course - This is Lesson 1. Each week a new lesson is unlocked and will also include project files and course notes. Each week also includes 1on1 live chats or group live chats and opportunities for feedback on your assignments from your instructor.


Lesson 1 - Studio Acoustics

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

LESSON 1 - Mix Levels

 

LESSON 1 - Your Room

 

Lesson 1 - Creating a Great Mix Environment

 

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Lesson 2 –  Deep Listening and Digital Audio

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

Lesson 3 – Understanding Gain

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


lesson 4 – SubGroups and Dynamics I

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

Lesson 5 –  Dynamics II

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

Lesson 6 – Dynamics III

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

MIDTERM

 
Lesson 7 – Filters I

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


Lesson 8 –  Filters II

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

Lesson 9 –  Stereo

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 11 – Distortion 

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

Lesson 12 –  Mixing and Final Output

  • What is Mastering
  • Concepts and Philosophy
  • Techniques

FINAL PROJECT