You'll learn how to:
Use basic and advanced EQ controls
We break down all the basic and advanced controls of various types of equalizers, as well as the technical concepts and theory behind their origin and purpose.
Identify and fix problem areas in a mix
Learn to evaluate a mix and identify problematic areas of frequency buildup. We'll show you how to stylistically blend elements together or gain clarity and separation.
Enhance lead and background vocals
Learn techniques for making lead vocals cut through a mix without sounding harsh or unbalanced while ensuring the background vocals stay effectively impactful in a supporting roll.
Use compression and saturation for tone
Multiband compression and tape saturation are powerful tools for manipulating tone. We'll show you what to listen for and teach you various techniques for using them in a mix.
Understand minimal vs linear phase EQ
Linear phase EQ can seem complicated, but we break it all down and teach you what it is, what it sounds like and the best applications for using it.
Negotiate mixing a kick drum with an 808
Sometimes two instruments occupy the same harmonic space in a mix. We'll teach you how to embrace or resolve this to get a well-defined mix.
Identify and resolve frequency masking
Frequency masking can have a subtle or extreme effect on a mix. We'll teach you how to identify it and what to do if you want to clean it up and increase clarity.
Master various types of EQs and filters
We'll teach you the technical concepts and theory behind various types of EQ filters and designs and why it matters.
Use EQ filters as a special effect
EQ isn't just a utility, it can also be used to great effect for creating special moments in a mix. We'll show you tips, tricks and ideas for using EQ filters as a special effect in a mix.
Understand bells, filters and notches
Besides various types of equalizer designs, there are tons of applications for the different functions and controls. We'll cover the best tools to use depending on the mix scenario at hand.
Create effective contrast in a mix
Bright, dark, close, distant — these are all vital aspects of creating an interesting and effective mix that serve the song. We'll show you how different EQ moves can achieve this and yield a memorable and exciting mix.
Manipulate a drum mix with just an EQ
There are multiple directions you could go with any given mix. In our 40 minutes drum workshop, we'll break down some of the places you can take a multitrack drum recording using just a basic EQ.
What people are saying:
@WeissSound I picked up your Mixing Hip Hop series. The first song I mixed afterward had a noticeable improvement over all my other stuff.— devospice (@devospice) October 28, 2014
Based on Mixing with Compression, I'll be getting this tomorrow morning. Thanks Matt. Have a great evening! https://t.co/c92ohCD22E— UncleDutch (@UncleDutchMusic) May 25, 2015
Just finished @WeissSound's Mixing With Compression tutorial...mind blown.— Christopher Bell (@thechrisbell) February 20, 2015
@quiztones Hey Dan. I've just had a quick watch of the mixing with compression. It has opened my ears (and eyes) up to so much more. Cheers— John Wright (@jdubya76_gtr) March 19, 2014
Not the type of guy to really use my page to endorse things but @proaudiofiles "Mixing Hip-Hop" tutorials have helped incredibly.— Jay The Greater (@Jay_The_Greater) January 12, 2016
@WeissSound Lots of respect from a Philly musician! Learning a lot from your videos.— Joe Maysky (@Joe_Maysky) May 18, 2015
@WeissSound love your tutorials, just started mixing & learned a ton from PAfiles & the mixing hiphop videos. Next I'm getting the comp vids— braillehiphop (@braillehiphop) April 14, 2014
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@WeissSound Love your tuts on mixing. Gained a lot of knowledge.— HeronDemarco (@HeronDemarco) February 5, 2014
What's it all about?
Learn how to...
- Manipulate tone, texture and balance in a mix
- Control tone with multiband compression and saturation
- Create special effects in a mix with various filters
- Master the technical design and theory of equalizers
- Use different filters can help you get a clearer mix
- Evaluate and resolve problematic frequency masking issues
- Manipulate the brightness and depth within your mix
- Effectively blend or separate the elements of your mix
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Tutorial Breakdown (3+ hours)
EQ in Theory
- EQ and How It Works
- Contour and Balance
- Frequency Masking
EQ in Practice
- EQ Philosophy
- Tonality in Compression and Saturation
- Vocals and Doing What's Necessary
- Drum EQ Workshop (40 min)
- EQ as an Effect
- Full Mix Walkthrough (60 min)
Other tutorials and a discounted bundle
- Mixing Rap Vocals: Essentials
- Mixing Rap Vocals 2: Advanced
- Mixing Hip-Hop Beats
- Home mastering tips
- Multitracks for practice
- Mixing the drops
- Smoother transitions
- Bigger synths
- More powerful drums
- Interview with Chris Athens
All Tutorials (30+ Hours)
- All In-Depth Courses (6 releases)
- Mixthru Bundle
- The Workshop Series
- The Maio Collection
- Includes Everything
Mixing with Compression
- Manipulating tone
- Controlling dynamics
- Parallel processing
- Setting attack & release
- Compressor types
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What genres are featured in the tutorial?
Indie Rock, Americana Rock, and Hip Hop are used as source material for the tutorial.
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! Matthew uses the plugins he prefers to teach with, but the concepts will apply to any similar signal processing. Matthew may demonstrate with the FabFilter Pro-Q EQ or Sonnox Oxford Dynamics compressor, but the same ideas will apply to any EQ or compressor, including stock plugins inside your DAW.
Using high quality software can certainly improve your results, but the most important factor is learning to use what you already have as effectively as possible — and that's what we're all about.
How is this different than other mixing tutorials?
Mixing With EQ is thoroughly comprehensive. I cover a lot of theory and ideology and then demonstrate how these ideas apply in practical circumstances across different records. I cap it off with a walkthrough which puts my thought process into application.