Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing & Mastering Music Course | Nashville

The art of producing a master quality mix is taught in our 36-hour Mixing and Mastering Music course at our professional recording and mixing studio by a Grammy-winning engineer/instructor. Many mixes lack the clarity, depth and punch that is needed to stand out. Moving beyond the basics and learning the skills to refine your sounds using classic mixing techniques as well as industry insider methods, we’ll take your music to a new standard. The course has been developed by the incredibly talented roster of instructors, which include Grammy award-winning sound engineers. Regardless of your DAW choice, our small class sizes allow for instructors to work with each skill level to teach the core skills of making your music sound brilliant!

For this course we require you to have Fabfilter software installed on your laptop, and all Garnish learners qualify for a 40% discount. If you prefer to use a studio iMac with the required software already loaded, we have a limited number available for $75 per course. Controller keyboards, headphones, and audio interfaces are provided for all learners.

If you miss a session and you’d like to catch it up, or you’d just like to come back and repeat some or all of your course, you can do, free of charge, normally on your first choice cycle. Our door is always open for our former learners.

 

EQ, Environment, Acoustics, and Separation

  • Studio monitor speaker design
  • Acoustics and acoustically treating your home studio
  • All about mono, stereo and 5.1 in your software DAW
  • The art of balancing and panning
  • EQ workshop

Dynamics

  • Hearing dynamics
  • In-depth with all the parameters of dynamic controllers
  • Types of compression circuitry, their digital emulations, what to use & why
  • Parallel dynamic processing
  • Gates and de-essing tips
  • Dynamics controller tips to achieve clarity in your mix

Reverbs, Delays and Other FX

  • Types of reverb and delay, where to use them
  • In-depth with all the parameters
  • Spatialization with convolution reverbs and delays
  • Phaser, flanger, chorus, pitch shifters, harmonizers and creative FX
  • Tips on how to make your records come to life with FX

Vocals, Automation and Getting Creative in the Mix Process

  • Filtering and samples
  • Vocoder, Ring Modulators, Envelopers, Auto panning, distortion and bit crushing
  • Preparing vocals, vocal comping and tuning vocals
  • Getting separation between lead and BVs
  • Tips on automating levels (rides)

Mixing Electronic Music

  • Side-chaining dynamic controllers and filters for ducking, FX and punch
  • Getting creative with reverb and delay
  • Making thin sounds bigger
  • Mixing techniques which only apply to electronic music but are very useful to know for everyone
  • Electronic music listening critique (bring in your tracks if you wish)
  • Electronic music mix analytics – analyze the mix elements of your favorite tunes

Mastering

  • Using references to get your EQ and separation. A/B’ing
  • EQ, brick wall limiting, levels and phase
  • Using mastering plugins – dos and don’ts
  • The best metering tools
  • Live music listening critique (bring in your tracks if you wish)
  • Live music mix analytics – analyze the mix elements of your favorites live and acoustic tracks

 

This course is designed for all DAW users and is suitable for all genres.

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Testimonials

The instructor was amazing. To be able to learn mixing and mastering in 36 hours is unbelievable!

COG

I have taken about 3 mixing courses online and learned something from each. This by far was the most helpful because it tied everything together and having a hands-on approach is the best. The instructor was super enthusiastic and patient as well. For the price and being a one week full session, nothing else compares.

Biren M Patel

The teacher is awesome, his enthusiasm and knowledge makes the class a blast while taking in tons of useful tips/techniques.

Sep

Darryl Swann. Enough said. He is a passionate, humble, experienced, and incredible human. He would help any of his students in anyway he could and he loves teaching. We now work together outside of Garnish and I couldn't be happier to have connected with him through Garnish.

Patrick McCutcheon

I came into the class with a good understanding of my DAW (Logic Pro X course here at Garnish) but minimal knowledge of mixing/mastering. I thought the class was a great supplement to the knowledge I gained from the Logic Pro X course. I never felt lost, and now know how to achieve a clean mix and master.

Kevin Yee

Even though I already know about mixing and mastering, being here gave me a different (in a good way) concept of the knowledge that I already have. Also I learned a lot of new things about mixing and mastering, that will definitely help in my career as a Music Producer.

Carlos Arminio

I won't change anything. I learned and enjoyed a lot! Good location and neighborhood, nice people and easy parking.

Mono Villa

I've been producing music for 15-20 years and even have a recording arts degree. The instructors were absolutely amazing and helped me grasp mixing and mastering in a very relatable down to earth way. I feel like my production has finally taken the step up it needed. Loved the class and would love to take more courses at Garnish. Great learning

Wellsy

Instructors are well-experienced and can speak from tremendous amounts of real-world experience. They are also very passionate - not just about music and working in the industry, but they are passionate about teaching and getting the students the best learning experience possible. This makes a big difference in how successful the course is for the students… We were also able to get a lot of detailed and hands-on work - which was very

Alan G

The course was helpful to me to gain a better understanding of the specifics of how to make my mixes better. Explaining specific concepts about compression, reverb, delays, EQ, etc. that I never really had a good grasp of before.

Cyndi Lee

Garnish mix classes helped me the strengthen and expand my knowledge in mixing and mastering techniques immensely. With Grammy-winning engineers, what more could you

Bernardo Passarinho

At last I have a clear perspective of how mixing and mastering works!

Andres Alzate

definitely learned so much in this course. The techniques on mixing and mastering that I learned in this class really helped me take my music to another level.

Raymond Medina

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