The Art of Mixing & Mastering


The Art of Mixing & Mastering

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. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

Today’s prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. Prices start black, then go to red, then back to black before they are fully booked, so if you see a schedule you like, grab it now! There’s also 10% off for each additional course you book in the future.

Key

101: $799 | 201: $799 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

2018

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13. 201: 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

Sunday Afternoons | 3.30 – 6.30

101: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18. 201: 25, 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1

Wednesday and Friday Mornings | 11 – 2

101: January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26. 201: January 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2. 201: 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

Saturday Afternoons | 3.30 – 6.30

101: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5. 201: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16

Spring Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: April 9, 10, 11. 201: 12, 13, 14

Saturdays | 11 – 6

101: May 12, 19, 26. 201: June 2, 9, 16

Thursday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2. 201: August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13

Sunday at Noon | 12 – 3

101: August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23. 201: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

Sunday Afternoons | 3.30 – 6.30

101: August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23. 201: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

Summer Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: August 20, 21, 22, 23. 201: 24, 25

Monday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22. 201: October 29, November 5, 12, 26, December 3, 10

Saturdays at Noon | 12 – 3

101: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27. 201: November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15

Saturdays | 11 – 6

101: September 22, 29, October 6 201: 13, 20, 27

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons | 3.30 – 6.30

101: November 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29. 201: December 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20

Holiday Boot Camp | 11 – 6

101: December 27, 28, 29. 201: January (2019) 3, 4, 5

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World-class mixing & Mastering courses delivered by Grammy Award-winning mixing engineers
Garnish Music Production Studios, 1041 Redmond Ct.
“Brentwood”, Tennessee
37211
USA