The workshop will take you on an intimate sonic journey, following today’s industry-standard process of top-quality mixing.
We will pay a lot of attention to mix-prep and learn about the main processes taking place in a mix. We will discuss drum triggering, Equalization & Compression, Side-chaining, De-Essing and transient processing as our tools and understand the strengths of each one. I will stress the importance of Mixing the Beat – drums/bass placement and how they form the foundation of a healthy mix. Our goal is to make the lows tight and heavy while ensuring the entire mix sounds clear, punchy and crisp. After we explore reverbs and delays and how to use them on vocals we will print the mix and have it ready for mastering, remixes and live performance by exporting all required stems.
Mastering is the final chapter in our story and we will discuss the different loudness standards for streaming platforms. We will learn how to make our song stand out from the crowd and sound ready for the world.
09:30 – 10:15 Mix preparation – editing
10:15 – 11:00 Mixing – drums with meaning
11:15 – 12:00 Mixing – low-end consolidation
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:45 Mixing – dynamics – a journey through time and gain
13:45 – 14:30 Mixing – vocals
Mixing – exporting stems
14:30 – 15:15 In-depth – reflecting on reverbs
15:15 – 17:00 Mastering – formats and standards
Mastering – limiting vs. clipping