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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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Prerequisites

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.

Audience

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.

Art of Mixing Masterclass Training​ Course Overview

Art of Mixing is an approach of mixing to provide virtual representations of sound which is involved in creating a musical mix. 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. This training will help individuals to enhance their status in the music industry and gain consistent sound quality and recognition. This training will assist businesses in maximising their sales and expanding the reach that leads to business growth and success. Pursuing this training will help individuals to gain mixing skills and quick prominent professional growth and expand career opportunities in their work field.

In this 1-day Art of Mixing Masterclass Training course, delegates will learn about various types of mixing styles and how the mixing is changed over time. During this training, they will also acknowledge the listening techniques along with basic monitor setup, major panoramic areas in a mix, and the differences between surround for pictures and music. Furthermore, delegates will learn about the uses of an equaliser and how to add effects. Our highly trained professionals with years of teaching experience will conduct this training and help them to get knowledge about mastering mixing.

It also accommodates the delegates with other interesting topics, such as:

  • Overcoming potential acoustic problems
  • LFE channel
  • EQ techniques
  • Principles for adding effects
  • Goals of equalisation
  • Typical modulation setups

After attending this Art of Mixing Masterclass Training course, delegates will be able to prepare sessions and insert compressors and limiters. They will also be able to monitor the listening environment.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Courseware
  • Experienced Instructor

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Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

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 price for Art of Mixing Masterclass Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Art of Mixing Masterclass Training.
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