Mixing and mastering training for beginners and advanced users

This EDEXCEL approved mixing and mastering course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of mixing and mastering techniques. Once completed you will have an extensive understanding of the latest mixing techniques required to create professional sounding mixes and final masters. The content can be tailored to suit your individual skill ability which makes it suitable for beginners or advanced users alike.

“learn to mix and master like the professionals”

One to One learning environment

You have the option of taking the course on a one to one basis in person at our purpose-built recording and production studios or remotely online using the latest remote access software. You can also combine both options and switch between the two at anytime. This approved mixing and mastering course is perfect for those looking to study outside of a classroom based environment either remotely or at our studio facility in central London.

Get ‘real world’ practical experience of the mixing and mastering environment

You will receive practical hands-on tuition from day one by professional mix and mastering engineers who are talented, approachable and patient. With one to one courses you have the freedom to take the course at your pace. During the course you’ll be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of the mixing environment where you will mix and master artists on course projects and assignments. You are also able to work with your own personal recordings during classes.

Choose your preferred music production software and tailor the content

You have the option of choosing your preferred music doftware packages to work with for the duration of the course and can be Apple Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or Pro Tools. For more experienced students you have the option of tailoring the course content to suit your skill set that could include more advanced subjects.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

This 8 week part time or 4 week full time course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. It can also be fast tracked if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis. The emphasis of this course is learn the techniques associated with creating professional sounding mixes and final masters. All aspects of mixing and mastering techniques are covered, including the following:

  • Acoustics and referencing
  • Balancing and stereo imaging
  • Mix preparation and workflow
  • Understanding compression
  • Creative use of fx processors
  • Correct use of EQ and filters
  • Using gates, limiters and de-essers
  • Formats, standards and conversion
  • The art of mastering

Introduction, monitoring and conversion

  • Sample rates and formats
  • Understand and improving work flow
  • Analogue, digital and hybrid systems
  • Listening skills and analysis
  • The mixing environment and room acoustics
  • Monitor speaker types, use and placement

Parametric equalisation & dynamic processors

  • Utilising filters and parametric equalisers
  • Understanding the art of compression
  • Using parallel compression
  • Correct use of de-essers
  • Using gates and expanders
  • Creative use of side chain functions

Creative use of effects processors

  • Working with auxiliaries and sub grouping
  • Correct use of reverb
  • Delay and modulation techniques
  • Vocal pitch correction
  • Shaping and sound design
  • Effects automation techniques

Final mix and mastering techniques

  • Final mix prep and Using summing mixers
  • Balancing, stereo imaging and placement
  • Limiters and loudness maximizers
  • Multiband compression techniques
  • Introducing colour and air to final masters
  • Mastering formats and standards

Mixing and mastering certificate timetable and fees

One to One

Start date: One week after enrolment

Duration: 8 weeks

£1,198 (8 weeks)


CHOOSE OPTIONS

Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

Sound Engineering course reviews

The course was really informative with a lot of detail and great support from my knowledgeable tutor. One of the highlights of the course was the freedom to use the studios outside of my lessons to work on my own material. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a path into working in a recording studio.

Sound engineering diploma
Sam, London
Sound engineering diploma

Having had considerable experience in songwriting and production and was looking for a course that would take my mixing skills to the next level. The course has vastly improved my technical ability thanks to the expert training received from the tutor. Would certainly consider further training with London AMP.”

Mixing and mastering crash course
Jose, Spain
Mixing and mastering crash course

I choose this course to further my career options within the music industry. I’ve been composing for some time but wanted to combine the use of technology to improve the overall production quality of my work. The one to one format was great for me due to lack of pressure in classroom environment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to purse a career in music.

Music Technology Diploma
Kayleigh, Kent
Music technology diploma