Learn To Mix and Master Like The Professionals

This EDEXCEL approved part-time Mixing and Mastering Diploma is designed by professional mix engineers and will give you a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of mixing and mastering techniques.

Whether you’re taking your first steps in the mixing and mastering field or looking to enhance your existing skill set, the course will arm you with the skills necessary to unlock the full potential of your finished tracks transforming them into polished professional sounding final masters.

“Learn the art of mastering”

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 unique and practical hands-on mixing and mastering diploma is designed to help you understand what skills are necessary to work as a mix engineer within the music industry.

Get ‘real world’ practical experience of the recording studio environment

You will receive practical hands-on tuition from day one by professional mix 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 will be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of a mixing and mastering environment where you will mix artists on course projects and assignments.

Choose your preferred mixing and mastering software and tailor the content

You have the option of choosing your preferred music software 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 experience level.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

You have the option of studying part time for 6 months or full time for 3 months. Classes can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings. The course can also be fast tracked if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis to suit non London based students.

Core principles of mixing

  • Fundamentals of Sound
  • Mix preparation, workflow and listening skills
  • The mixing environment & referencing
  • Monitoring, placement & acoustics
  • Third party versus stock plug ins
  • Balancing, stereo imaging and placement

Equalisation & dynamic processors

  • Utilising filters and equalisers
  • Understanding the art of compression
  • Using parallel compression
  • Multi-band compression and dynamic EQ
  • Bus processing and SSL bus compressor use
  • Creative use of side chain functions

Vocal production, effects and hybrid mixing

  • Working with auxiliaries and sub grouping
  • Manipulation and correct use of reverb
  • Delay and modulation techniques
  • Vocal correction and production
  • Shaping and sound design
  • Hybrid mixing workflow and processors

Hardware mixing and recording

  • Mixing console signal flow
  • Using external dynamic processors
  • Microphone types and placement
  • Vocal recording and production
  • Integrating hardware and software
  • Software versus vintage hardware comparison

Audio post production

  • Post production mixing with Pro Tools
  • Editing techniques for dialogue and music
  • Creative sound design and foley
  • Recording and mixing spoken word
  • Podcast recording and mixing
  • Final mix preparation for mastering

Mastering techniques

  • Mastering formats and standards
  • Referencing and metering
  • Mid/side processing
  • Final mix glue processing
  • Dithering and bit depth
  • Fundamentals of immersive audio

Book your place on the Mixing and Mastering Diploma

One to One

Start date: Usually one week after enrolment
Duration: 6 months part-time or 3 months full-time


or £1,298 for first instalment*


*Please note; paying by instalments incurs an admin fee of £98.


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

Learn in a real world environment – studio based practical classes with all courses

Unrivalled course content flexibility – tailor the course content to suit your ability level

Call us on 0207 247 8800 and one of our course advisors will be happy to help
Sound Engineering course reviews

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.

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David, Sound Engineering Diploma

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!

Saverio, Sound Engineering Diploma

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.

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Sam, LondonSound engineering diploma