Today I’m happy to announce my soon to be released Mix Tutorial Series “The Art of Foundational Mixing “. These Tutorials are designed to walk every new mixer through each step of creating a solid mix from the ground up. In these tutorials I use easy to understand terminology delivered at a comfortable pace. We’ll cover everything you will need to know to build a rock solid mix. When you are finished with these video tutorials you will know how to confidently add your tracks to session, set them up in a way that will walk you right through the mix, set up gain structure “Keeping it Cool” allowing your mix plenty of headroom and full dynamic range. You will feel confident in making decisions on how to handle the tracks based on what they sound like. We will blend and balance, pan out a good wide mix that is balanced, then embellish the mix with the creative use of Fx. How much Eq and compression to use? When is there enough? Too much Eq, Compression and or Effects and you have a sloppy sounding mix. We will look at the details of using Fx correctly and at times we may use a lot of them. After it is all sounding great we will finish the mix in Ozone.
“The Art of Foundational Mixing” specifically designed for the new mixer.
Lesson 1 - “Setting up the session and establishing a good static mix.” ~ Setting up the session for max headroom with cool gain structure, “keeping it cool” for maximum headroom and dynamics. The benefit of setting up a really good static mix right from the start.
Lesson 2 – “Setting up a solid drum mix” the foundation of the song. ~ Creating a “Rock Solid” Backbone for the music to stand upon. “laying it down”
Lesson 3 – “Blending /Mixing Instruments and Vocals” ~ Blending Instruments and Vocals through a closer look at tonal relationships. “holding it all together”
Lesson 4 - “Buss Processing” – A straight forward video to effective Buss Processing, great ways to make it all gel.
Lesson 5 - “Automation” and “Balancing the Mix” ~ Getting a good balance in the mix. “keeping it level”. Using Automation effectively.
Lesson 6 - “Using Effects Creatively” - By using effects including reverb and delay correctly and creatively we will embellish and add depth to the individual tracks and overall mix.
Lesson 7 - “Finishing the Mix” – After we have polished the mix to the point it is ready to be finished, we will take it a step further to Ozone 5 to give it the finishing touches.
If you are interested in “The Art of Foundational Mixing” Tutorial Series please send email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will notify you when the series is released. You will be able to purchase the complete series of lessons for 69.00 US via PayPal right through my site.
Check out the interview with Kel over at Mix Mogul