Practical demonstrations in the studio and examples from top artists and engineers to help you improve your mixing and mastering skills.
One week of lectures and practice to change the bad habits of a lifetime.
Find practical solutions to practical problems (how-to and how-not-to) and the inspiration to work harder on mixing and mastering your music.
This Course is strictly limited to four people per class
This course is designed for producers and musicians who already have one year or more of experience with their choice of Digital Audio Workstation (Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, FL studio, Reason, Reaper, etc).
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You are welcome to bring your own multi-track sessions or unmastered mixes, to hear the effect of these techniques on something you know well. We also provide many examples from real-world productions and commercially released music.
Most of our examples are based on Pro Tools and Logic, but we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of most other platforms.
Every major software plugin is installed (see below), and the list of external analog outboard includes equipment from Rupert Neve Designs, Manley, Warm Audio, Lindell, Joe Meek, SPL, and others.
This course has given me the skills I needed to see my productions through from beginning to end.
It's like I never really understood what to do with effects. Everything makes sense now.
It's amazing when you're shown the way... It's not really about the fancy toys, it changes how you listen to sound.
I thought I knew what EQ does and how to use it… I was wrong. I’d recommend this course to anyone.
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|course name||Mixing and Mastering (Summer)|
|dates and fees|
|reserve a place||contact our office to check for availability|
|name||Mixing and Mastering|
|duration||one week intensive|
|frequency||Monday to Friday (daytime)|
Is there a minimum age for this course?
Yes, 15 years old.
Do you provide accommodation for students?
No, but we will assist you in finding a solution to match your expectations.
Will I get a Certificate at the end?
Yes, you will get a Certificate of Completion.
Contact our office to get more details and reserve a place on the next course.
We will ask you a few questions to make sure that this is the right choice for you, or suggest alternative options.
|Electronic Music Production||4 weeks
|Foundations of Sound Engineering||2 weeks
|Mixing and Mastering||5 days
|DJ skills, Ableton, Songwriting coming soon...|
This course can be taken on its own or as part of the complete Music Production eXperience (MPX).
The MPX is a bundle of ALL our Summer Courses and it is aimed at providing a comprehensive experience of how music is composed, recorded, mixed and mastered.
Signing up for the MPX program you will have unlimited use of the school facilities for two months, AND save money compared to the cost of taking each class separately.
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Universal Audio plugins and Apollo interfaces are the best investment any studio can make in terms of sound results and value for money. Our all-time favourite.
Kush makes some really special and unique effects that make difficult jobs very easy: we demonstate their magic in a few practical situations.
Waves plugins are the closest thing to a universal standard, but can you make the most out of them? And which ones are really a must-have?
Fab-filter makes many excellent plugins, but their EQ and compression in particular are the default choice for most engineers
SoundToys are another brand that is mentioned by every professional engineer in their equipment list: their delay, saturation and pan effects have no rivals.
Lindell Audio manufacture some really exciting all-analogue modules which make classic compression and eq affordable to anyone.
Izotope Ozone is the complete mastering chain in one single product, and the best place to start if you are new to mastering.
...and many more. Thanks to our friends at Red Dog Music we are able to borrow and explain any piece of high-end audio gear at a moment's notice.