Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing/Mixdown

Mixing & Mastering Music Course | London

Our Mixing & Mastering Course is for learners who want to really get to grips with the art of mixing & mastering in a class size of no more than six. If your mixes are lacking clarity, depth, and punch, then our Mixing and Mastering Course is for you. Our lessons are jam-packed full of classic and innovative mixing techniques, tips and tricks shared to you by our GRAMMY®-winning sound engineer, Aamir Yaqub. This music production course is for people who are ready to take in and experiment with the concepts and techniques to make a massive improvement to their music, saving a fortune on engineers and studio time. Suitable for all DAW users and all genres of music.

We use Fabfilter third party software on the course itself, which will run in all popular DAWs. It is not important you own them for your course if you are using Logic, Pro Tools or Ableton, but we highly recommend them. If you wish to make a purchase, all GMP learners worldwide qualify for a 50% discount.

Total class time is 36 hours where you can ask a question and bounce off of your tutor and fellow learners exactly when you’re feeling inspired, or…confused! This is why some say that there is no substitute for music production courses in person.

If you miss any sessions due to holidays or illness, we will do our best to engineer it so you can come back on a future cycle of your choice to catch up. All courses come with extensive notes put together by our expert course developers, and you also get an industry recognised certificate on successful completion.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customising their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a £50 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, headphones, and audio interfaces are always provided for everyone.

See what recent learners thought of the course at the bottom of this page. You may recognise a name or two on the list!

 

EQ, Environment, Acoustics, and Separation

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

Dynamics

  • All about compression
  • In-depth with the parameters
  • Types of compression circuitry (optical, valve etc) and their digital emulations
  • Parallel dynamic processing
  • Gates and de-essers
  • 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
  • Spatialisation with convolution reverbs and delays
  • Phaser, flanger, chorus, pitch shifters, harmonisers 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

  • Sidechaining dynamic controllers and filters for FX
  • Getting creative with reverb and delay
  • Filtering and samples
  • Vocoders, and how to get ‘that’ sound
  • Phaser, flanger, chorus, pitch shifters, harmonisers and creative FX
  • Mixing techniques which only apply to electronic music but are very useful for everyone
  • Electronic music listening critique (bring in your tracks if you wish)
  • Electronic music mix analytics – analyze the mix elements of your favorite dance music tracks

Mastering

  • Using references to get your EQ and separation. A/Bing
  • EQ, brick wall limiting, levels, and phase
  • Which mastering plugins to use – dos and don’ts
  • Other useful metering tools
  • Electronic music listening critique

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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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