Private Mixing Course Level II Launch Page

Private Mixing Course Level II – Workflow Efficiency

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Live Class #1: Live Classes will be conducted via Google Hangout, same as Mixing With Mike. Classes will be held every Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time (US). You do not need to attend the live class to participate in the course as a video recording of it will be made available the same evening. The Live Classes will contain instructions and demonstrations of each week’s work.
  2. Study Course Materials: In addition to the live class instructions, each week may also include a series of video materials you will be required to watch to enhance your understanding of techniques being demonstrated.
  3. Start Mixing: Begin your mix following the provided instructions. If you have questions, you will be able to email me directly. Do not mix beyond that week’s assignment.
  4. Submit Your Work: All mixes will be submitted via shared DropBox folder. Each person will have an individual DropBox folder shared only with me.
  5. Review Your Evaluation: You will receive a video evaluation of your work through your DropBox folder. Review the video and make the necessary corrections or adjustments before the next class. Private Lesson students must submit their work before the scheduled lesson.
  6. Attend the Next Weekly Live Class

The Program

Class 1: Workflow Efficiencies Part 1: The 80% Principle

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach you how to establish an efficient workflow for the first 80% of a mix. The “first 80% of a mix” is the foundation from which all your creative work will built upon. The more efficient you become in this stage, the more energy will be left for the creative work that will make a “mix” into a “record”.

  1. Course Overview and Instructions
  2. Efficiencies for Levels and Panning
  3. Efficiencies for Equalization
  4. Efficiencies for Functional Compression
  5. Efficiencies for Vintage Enhancements
  6. Efficiencies for Basic Effects

Class 2: Workflow Efficiencies Part 2: Plugin Processing Workflows

This class will weigh the benefits and weaknesses of different processing workflows. It is important to establish a processing chain workflow that you are comfortable with and can work most efficiently with.

  1. Finding the Best Workflow
  2. Digital Plugin Only Workflow
  3. Analog Emulation Plugin Only Workflow
  4. Channel Strip Workflow
  5. Hybrid Workflows

Class 3: Workflow Efficiencies Part 3: Mixing Workflows

In order to establish an efficient workflow, you will need to incorporate good mixing habits and be able to interchange them as the mix deems necessary. This class will teach you how to replace your bad mixing habits with workflows that increase your efficiency and keep you from entering a mixing death spiral.

  1. Zoom-In  Zoom-Out Mixing
  2. No Solo Mixing
  3. Mixing Into Compression
  4. Top Down Mixing
  5. Integrating Mixing Workflows

Class 4: Hip Hop Mix Part 1: Digital Only Workflow – No Solo Mix (Sept 28)

This class will feature the 80% Principle on a Hip Hop Mix using a Digital Only processing workflow with No Soloing in the mix. The primary purpose is to show how quickly a mix can be put together without directing individual sounds. Because this is all programmed music, notice that the functional compression is prior to EQ.

  1. Levels and Panning 
  2. Functional Compression
  3. Equalization
  4. Vintage Enhancements
  5. Basic Effects

Class 5: Hip Hop Mix Part 2: Creative Enhancements (Oct 5)

This class will focus on creative enhancements that are specific to Hip Hop music.

  1. Reverbs and Delays
  2. Filtering Effects
  3. Distortion Processing
  4. Transitional Effects
  5. Parallel Processing

Class 6: Hip Hop Mix Part 3: Finishing the Mix (Oct 12)

This class will fine tune the processing and effects work from part 2 and begins the process of detailing and finishing the mix.

  1. Production Assessment
  2. Detailing Effects and Processing
  3. Automation
  4. Mix Buss and Mix Stem Processing
  5. Finalizing the Mix

Class 7: Rock Mix Part 1: Channel Strip – Mixing Into Compression (Oct 19)

An aggressive Rock Mix is a perfect model for Channel Strip processing that is feeding into compression. Notice that the EQ is prior to the Functional Compression stage and all of this will be feeding into a mix bus or mix stem compression. Selecting the best compressor to mix into is an important decision that will shape the tonality of the entire mix as you build it. Choose wisely!

  1. Levels and Panning
  2. Selecting a Buss Processing Compressor
  3. Equalization
  4. Functional Compression
  5. Vintage Enhancements
  6. Basic Effects

Class 8: Rock Mix Part 2: Creative Enhancements (Oct 26)

This class will focus on creative enhancements that are specific to an aggressive Rock Mix.

  1. Reverbs and Delays
  2. Filtering Effects
  3. Distortion Processing
  4. Transitional Effects
  5. Parallel Processing

Class 9: Rock Mix Part 3: Finishing the Mix (Nov 2)

This class will fine tune the processing and effects work from part 2 and begins the process of detailing and finishing the mix.

  1. Production Assessment
  2. Detailing Effects and Processing
  3. Automation
  4. Mix Buss and Mix Stem Processing
  5. Finalizing the Mix

Class 10: Modern R&B Mix Part 1: Hybrid Mixing – Top Down Mix (Nov 9)

Modern R&B mixes incorporate a lot of Hip Hop and EDM elements along with some of the traditional R&B, Soul, and Gospel influences. This hybrid style requires hybrid mixing techniques that have a Hip Hop edge, R&B sheen, and the shapeshifting elements of an EDM mix. Knock out that 80% quickly because you will your time and energy for the creative enhancements!

  1. Levels and Panning 
  2. Functional Compression
  3. Equalization
  4. Vintage Enhancements
  5. Basic Effects

Class 11: Modern R&B Mix Part 1: Creative Enhancements (Nov 16)

This class will focus on creative enhancements that are specific to a modern R&B Mix.

  1. Reverbs and Delays
  2. Filtering Effects
  3. Harmonic Processing
  4. Transitional Effects
  5. Parallel Processing

Class 12: Modern R&B Mix Part 1: Finishing the Mix (Nov 30)

This class will fine tune the processing and effects work from part 2 and begins the process of detailing and finishing the mix.

  1. Production Assessment
  2. Detailing Effects and Processing
  3. Automation
  4. Mix Buss and Mix Stem Processing
  5. Finalizing the Mix

Bonus Class: Final Mix Submissions (Dec 7)

This class will feature the best final mix submissions from each student in the course, final assessments, preview of upcoming events and a PMC Level II wrap up.

  1. Final Mix Submissions
  2. Final Assessments & Advice
  3. What’s Next?
  4. PMC Level II Wrap Up

PURCHASE OPTIONS

Due to the time required to manage private lessons and multi-track mix submissions, the Private Mixing Course can only be purchased based on my schedule availability. Upon scheduling approval and completed payment, the course program will begin on a weekly basis without disruption. Please use the contact form below if you are interested and I will answer all questions and propose scheduling times to begin the program.

Multi-Track and Private Instruction members will need to work within the limitations of available DAWs and Plugins listed above.

Class Participant: $300

Multi-Track Mix: $1,250

Private Instruction: $2,000

If you are interested please contact me directly using the form below. All PMC Level II purchases will be made by invoice after your request has been processed

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