Mixing 101 will teach you:

  • What is Sound?

    Learn how sound behaves in an enclosed space and how it's captured and converted into an audio signal for you to manipulate in a DAW.

  • Signal Flow

    Signal flow can seem daunting, but we break it down simply so you can focus on what matters: making music and getting a great mix. Track types, sends and more — we clarify and cover it all.

  • Gain Staging

    Gain staging is easily glossed over, but also essential to the entire process. Learn the most important principles for setting optimal levels in your DAW, as well as for using analog gear.

  • Session Setup

    We'll show you the best ways to set up your session for faster navigation, efficient workflow, buss processing and more.

  • Source Prep

    A little time spent upfront pays dividends down the line. Learn some quick editing tips that will go a long way towards getting a more polished mix.

  • Organization

    A well organized session yields an uncluttered mind for ultimate creativity. Learn tips and tricks for making your session as easy as possible to navigate so you can focus on being creative.

  • Phase Coherency

    Learn how to evaluate and optimize phase coherency within a multitrack drum capture so you're not sacrificing the best possible sound of a recording.

  • Starting a Mix

    Starting your mix in the right place can lead it in different directions. We break down a few ways you can approach the beginning of your mix.

  • EQ and Compression

    Learn the basics of common audio processors including EQ, compression, distortion, reverb, delay, and more demonstrated on drums, bass and vocals in the mix.

  • Drum Mixing

    Learn how to check a multitrack recording for phase coherency, and use both EQ and compression to make tonal adjustments in the mix.

  • Bass Mixing

    Learn how to make bass and drums work well together in a mix, and how you can use utilize harmonic distortion to add character to a bass.

  • Vocal Mixing

    Learn the basics of different kinds of reverb on vocals, as well as effects and techniques you can use to widen vocals in a mix.

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Learn the fundamentals of signal flow, gain staging, session prep, phase coherency, editing, organization and more.

Learn the fundamental and practical applications of EQ, compression, distortion and other effects inside the mix.

You'll learn to ...

  • Mix bass, drums and vocals using stock plugins
  • Set up sessions for better workflow and proper gain staging
  • Master the basics of sound, acoustics and auditory perception
  • Optimize your levels for both digital and analog mixing
  • Properly use audio tracks, sends and group busses in a mix
  • Make your Pro Tools sessions easier to navigate
  • Decide when to use a send versus an insert in a mix
  • Evaluate and optimize phase coherency in a recording
  • Use clip gain or fader gain depending on the circumstances
  • Decide the best place to start a mix before you begin mixing
  • Mix vocals, drums and bass with EQ, compression and more
  • Use compression for tone and dynamic manipulation
  • Utilize distortion, reverb, delay and other effects in a mix

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Tutorial Breakdown (4 hours)

Before the Mix
  1. Basics
  2. Signal Flow
  3. Gain Staging
  4. Session Setup
  5. Source Prep
  6. Phase and Polarity
During the Mix
  1. Drums (Editing, Phase, EQ, Compression)
  2. Bass (EQ, Distortion & More)
  3. Vocals (Compression, EQ, Reverb, Delay)
  4. Concluding Thoughts
Bonus: Indie-Rock Mixthru
  1. Start to Finish Indie-Rock mix (2 hours)

Discounted Bundles

Mixing 101

Mixing Hip-Hop
  • Signal Flow
  • Gain Staging
  • Session Setup
  • Source Prep
  • Mixing Bass, Drums & Vocals
  • FREE Indie-Rock Mixthru

Mixing 101 + Essentials

Mixing EDM
  • Mixing 101
  • Mixing with Compression (4 hours)
  • Mixing with EQ (3 hours)
  • In-depth EQ training
  • In-depth compression training
  • FREE Indie-Rock Mixthru

Mixing 101 + Mixthru

Mixing with Compression
  • Mixing 101
  • Full Hip-Hop Mix
  • Full Pop Mix
  • Full Indie-Rock Mix
  • Full EDM Mix
  • Free Drum Samples

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About Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss is a Grammy nominated and Spellemann Award winning audio engineer from Philadelphia.

Matthew has mixed a lot of records, including songs for Snoop, Sonny Digital, Ronnie Spector, Gorilla Zoe, J-Son, Uri Caine, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, 9th Wonder, !llmind & more.

Matthew has also been a featured guest speaker at Cornell University, ProStudio Live, SXSW and more.

We’re excited to share the mixing techniques Matthew has developed over the years, and our goal is to help you elevate the quality of all your mixes and productions no matter what circumstances or gear you're working with.

Mixing EDM Tutorial

FAQ

  • Does the tutorial only apply to Pro Tools?

    Nope! While Matthew mixes in Pro Tools, the processes he teaches are completely independent of any one particular DAW and will apply to Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms.

  • Do I need to own specific plugins?

    Nope! In this tutorial, Matthew mainly uses stock plugins.

  • Can I save money by getting one of the bundles?

    Definitely. It's the best value by far. Mixing 101 will give you a great foundation for mixing, but the Mix Essentials and Mixthru Bundles will greatly expand on that knowledge in a deeper way as well as provide you with additional mix walkthroughs.