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.


Schedule


09:30 – 10:15      Mix preparation – editing

                             Mix setup

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

                            Mastering – multiband vs. broadband