Mixing and Mastering Course Overview

Art of Mixing Masterclass Training​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Mixing

  • Evolution of Mixing
  • Different Mixing Styles
  • How Studio Mixing is Different from Live Music?
  • How to Mix?

Module 2: Monitoring

  • Listening Environment
  • Overcoming Potential Acoustic Problems
  • Basic Monitor Setup
  • Mixing on Headphones
  • How Loud (or Soft) Should Listen?
  • Listening Techniques

Module 3: Mix Preparations

  • Prepping Sessions
    • Make a Session File Copy
    • Tweak the Track Timing
    • Check the Fades
    • Eliminate Noises
    • Compose Tracks
    • Tune Tracks
    • Arrange Tracks
    • Make Decisions
    • Insert Section Markers
    • Create Groups and Subgroups
    • Create Effects Channels
    • Insert Compressors and Limiters
  • Personal Preparation
    • Calibrate Your Hearing
    • Get Your Listening Reference Point
    • Prepare for Note-Taking
    • Make Yourself Comfortable
    • Take Frequent Breaks
    • Stay Focused on the Mix

Module 4: Mechanics of Mixing

  • Conceptualising the Mix
  • Overall Approach
  • Dimensions
  • Signs of an Amateur Mix
  • Elements of a Mix
  • Intangibles of a Mix
  • Arrangement
  • Performances
  • Point of Interest

Module 5: Balance Element: The Mixing Part of Mixing

  • Arrangement: Where It All Begins
    • Tension and Release
    • Conflicting Instruments
    • Arrangement Elements
    • Arrangement Examples
    • Rules for Arrangements
  • Where to Build the Mix From
    • What is the Genre?
  • Level-Setting Methods

Module 6: Placing the Audio in the Soundfield

  • Stereo Picture
  • Phantom Center
  • Major Panoramic Areas in a Mix
  • Big Mono
  • Panning outside the Speakers
  • Beyond Panning for Placement
  • Panning in Surround Sound
  • LFE Channel
  • Surround-Sound Formats
  • Differences between Surround for Picture and Music
  • Surround Mixing Schools of Thought

Module 7: Using the Equaliser

  • Goals of Equalisation
  • Frequency Bands and What They Do?
  • EQ Methods
    •  Equalise for Definition
    •  Equalise for Size
    •  Juggling Frequencies
  • Finding an Offending Frequency
  • Magic High-Pass Filter
  • Magic Frequencies
  • Relationship between Bass and Drums
  • EQ Techniques

Module 8: Adding Effects

  • Principles for Adding Effects
  • Using Delays
    • Types of Delays
    • Timing Delays to the Track
    • Setting the Repeats
    • Typical Delay Setups
    • Delay Techniques
  • Using Reverb
    • Types of Reverb
    • Timing Reverbs to the Track
    • Typical Reverb Setups
    • Reverb Techniques
  • Using Modulation
    • Types of Modulation
    • Typical Modulation Setups
    • Modulation Techniques
  • EQing Effects on
    • Vocals
    • Instruments
    • Drums
  • Layering Effects
  • Reamping

Module 9: Dynamics Element: Compression, Limiting, Gating, and De-Essing

  • Types of Dynamics Control
  • Compression
  • Using Compression
  • Using a De-Essing
  • Gating Techniques

Module 10: Key to Great Mix

  • Direction of the Song
  • Groove
    • Develop
    • Finding
    • Building
  • Find the Most Important Element and Emphasise It
  • Steps to a Better Mix

Module 11: Advanced Techniques

  • Cleanup
  • Adjust the Timing
  • Pitch Correction Techniques
  • Sound Replacement
    •  Keeping the Sound Natural
    •  Sound-Replacement Techniques
  • Automation
  • Gain Staging

Module 12: Master Mix

  • Indicators that Mix is Finished
  • Competitive Level
  • Hypercompression
  • Tips for Hot Levels
  • Mastering
  • Mixing for Internet Distribution
  • MP3 Encoding
  • Mastered for iTunes
  • Alternate Mixes
  • Different Types of Alternate Mixes
  • Stems

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Who should attend this Art of Mixing Masterclass?

This Art of Mixing Masterclass is designed for individuals who wish to master their skills in Audio Mixing and Production. This training course is especially beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Audio Engineers
  • Musicians
  • Music Producers
  • Sound Designers
  • Podcasters
  • YouTubers and Content Creators
  • Video Creators

Prerequisites of the Art of Mixing Masterclass

There are no formal prerequisites for this Art of Mixing Masterclass. However, a basic understanding of Music Theory and familiarity with audio equipment would be beneficial for the delegates.

Art of Mixing Masterclass Training Overview

The Art of Mixing Masterclass delves into the intricate world of audio mixing, a craft crucial for enthusiasts and professionals alike. As music production and sound engineering become popular Hobbies and Interests, mastering the art of mixing is not just a skill but a creative pursuit with widespread relevance.

Understanding the nuances of audio mixing is paramount for anyone passionate about music production or pursuing a career in sound engineering. This course is particularly beneficial for musicians, aspiring producers, and sound engineers aiming to elevate their craft and produce high-quality audio.

The 1-day training by The Knowledge Academy is designed to equip delegates with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on skills in audio mixing. Through engaging sessions and practical exercises, participants will gain proficiency in various mixing techniques, making the most of their Hobbies and Interests in music production.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamentals of audio mixing in music production
  • To explore advanced techniques for achieving a polished and balanced sound
  • To understand the role of different tools and software in the mixing process
  • To practice hands-on exercises for real-time application of mixing principles
  • To develop an ear for identifying and correcting common mixing issues
  • To gain insights into the creative aspects of mixing for diverse musical genres

Upon completion, delegates will emerge with a refined skill set in audio mixing, enhancing their Hobbies and Interests in music production. This course not only provides technical expertise but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the art of mixing, empowering participants to produce professional-grade audio content in line with their passion.


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What’s included in this Art of Mixing Masterclass Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Art of Mixing Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Mixing and Mastering Course. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Mixing and Mastering Course, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Mixing and Mastering Course. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Mixing and Mastering Course sessions.


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Mixing and Mastering Course FAQs

Mixing means combining and adjusting the tracks into a multichannel format.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Art of Mixing Masterclass Training course. However, understanding the basic techniques of recording, mixing and editing would be beneficial.
This Art of Mixing Masterclass Training course provided by The Knowledge Academy is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge about mixing with advanced techniques.
EQ, compression, and reverb are the three-basic area of mixing in which it broke down.
The primary purpose of mixing is to make the best multi-track recordings by sculpting arrangements to make sense of tracks. It includes panning, adjusting levels, and audio effects.
Equaliser is used to control the frequency level. The main components of an equaliser are level (height), EQ (height), panning (width), and time-based effects (depth).
Pursuing this Art of Mixing Masterclass Training course, you will learn about the different types of alternate mixes and stems. You will also be able to acknowledge the indicators that the mix is finished.
The training fees for Mixing and Mastering Course certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Mixing and Mastering Course.
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