Learn the art of mixing and mastering
This mixing and mastering crash course has been designed by engineers to teach you how to effectively use the techniques and tools to produce professional sounding mixes and masters. The content is tailored to suit your individual skill ability which makes it suitable for beginners and advanced users. During the course you have the option of using either software or hardware processors or a combination of both. You will use the equalisers, gates, limiters, effects and compressors to produce a polished sounding mix and final master.
“Learn to produce professional sounding mixes and final masters”
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. Combine both options and switch between the two at anytime. Our 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
Receive practical hands-on tuition from day one by professional mix and mastering engineers who are talented, approachable and patient. One to one courses gives you 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 also have the option to work with your own personal recordings during classes.
Choose your preferred music production software and tailor the content
Choose 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 would include more advanced subjects.
Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you
This 2 or 3 days crash course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. This course concentrates solely on mixing and mastering techniques with tips and tricks on how to transform your current mixes into polished final masters including the following areas:
- Signal flow, routing and preparation
- Acoustics and referencing
- Balancing and stereo imaging
- Dynamic processors
- Creative use of fx processors
- Mixing techniques
- Correct use of EQ
- Mastering techniques
Introduction to sound, routing and equalisation
- Principles of sound and frequencies
- Acoustic treatment types
- Signal routing and patchbays
- Correct use and set up of monitors
- Fundamentals of equalisation
- Level mixes, automation and stereo imaging
Using reverb, delay, compression and gating
- Creative use of effect processors
- Understanding dynamic processors
- Creative use of compression and gating
- Using side chain funtions
- Working with auxiliaries and sub grouping
- Mix reference and comparison
- Stem mixing techniques
- Using and understanding summing mixers
- Integrating analogue processors with software
- Maximising and limiting techniques
- Introducing ‘air’ to final masters
- Preparation and editing final masters
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Mixing and Mastering tutor.
Best known for his work with the legendary artists U2 and The Rolling Stones as well as contemporary artists such as Jack Savoretti and George The Poet. Andrea is a multi award winning mixer, sound engineer and producer. He’s worked with Grammy award winning producer Declan Gaffney, multi-platinum selling Brit-nominated writer/producer Matty Benbrook and UK hip-hop pioneer and Amy Winehouse collaborator P*NUT. Andrea regularly works with labels including Universal, BMG, Island, Polydor and Ultra records.
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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.