Mixing and mastering course for all skill levels
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: Usually one week after enrolment
Duration: 4 or 8 weeks
Sound Engineering courses
I enrolled on the sound engineering diploma as I needed a course that would add to my skill set. I already had a strong production base so was impressed with the tutors delivery style that was specific to what I needed to learn. The mixing and mastering section was especially helpful to me as I’ve already released my music but felt my mixing skills needed attention.
Having had some experience of live sound I wanted to take my knowledge further. The course content was fascinating and the opportunity to use professional studios was a great experience. My tutors were excellent and the feedback and constructive criticism I received when I presented my projects was invaluable. Can’t wait to put my knowledge to use in the industry in the near future!
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.