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Mixing & Mastering

Mixing & Mastering

Course Price: £599

Learn to mix and master at our boutique school in classes of no more than six people.

Bring clarity, depth, and punch to your mixes in any genre, in any DAW. Discover a range of classic and innovative mixing techniques shared by our instructors, including GRAMMY®-winning sound engineer, Aamir Yaqub. 

We use Fabfilter third party software as part of the course, which will run in all popular DAWs. You do not need to own these plugins to take this course, however, all Garnish students qualify for a 50% discount at Fabfilter’s online store.

Students are able to attend this course in person or online via Zoom, which provides high quality audio and screen sharing capabilities. In the event that the schedule needs to be adjusted, course attendees will be consulted before changes are made.

Click on the drop down boxes below to view more about course content and FAQs. To secure your place, click the ‘Enrol Now’ button, or Contact Us.

We now offer the option to pay in interest free installments via SplitPay on all our short courses. Just choose this option when checking out!

Next Mixing & Mastering course:

Tuesdays | 6pm-9pm

2nd March- 18th May 2021

Course Information:

EQ, Environment, Acoustics & 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
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 & 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
Mixing Vocals
  • Preparing vocals, vocal comping and tuning vocals
  • Getting separation between lead and BVs
  • Tips on automating levels (rides)
  • FX Chains for your vocal sound
Creative Mixing
  • Filtering and samples
  • Vocoder, Ring Modulators, Envelopers, Auto-panning, distortion and bit crushing
  • Sidechaining dynamic controllers and filters for FX
  • Getting creative with reverb and delay
  • Pitch shifters, harmonisers and creative FX
  • Saturation
Mix Analysis
  • Active listening and critiquing of released mixes
  • Analysis and critique of your mixes
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
Additional Information
  • Use your own laptop, or use our iMacs free of charge.
  • Headphones, controllers and Ableton Push are available to use.
  • 50% FabFilter discount available for all Garnish students.
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