Audio Mixing Techniques

CREATE INDUSTRY QUALITY PROFESSIONAL MIXES

Set off on your journey to becoming a skilled and highly-accomplished audio engineer on this fascinating course. You’ll learn to create gold-standard mixes and discover a knack for producing the very best sounds that both you and your listeners will love.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN MIXING ONLINE

Discover the fascinating world of audio mixing and learn how to create industry-quality professional mixes ready for mastering on this exciting course, where you’ll gather all the essential tools, techniques and tricks you need to achieve outstanding sound quality and ensure impressive end results.

Devised by industry experts, this in-depth and highly interactive course is the first step on your journey to becoming an insightful and experienced audio engineer. From mastering the art of balancing, combining and optimising multitrack recordings, to making use of professional techniques, critical listening skills and time-based effects, you’ll learn how to create gold-standard mixes both you and your listeners will love.

Supported by a wealth of HD video tutorials, tasks designed to help you expand and build upon your skills, and top tips to help you perfect your craft, this comprehensive course spans 6 distinct modules and can be taken at your own time and pace, all on  an accessible-anytime mobile platform. Prepare to mix like never before and discover your talent as an accomplished engineer with a knack for producing the very best sounds.

Study at your own pace

When you choose Elevate for studying audio mixing techniques, learn when it’s convenient for you. You’ll benefit from lifetime access to our platform, so there are no time limits on completing your course.

On this course you can use either Ableton Live, download your free 90-day trial copy here or Logic Pro download your free 90 day copy here.

Only £30

Your first steps into audio engineering

  • 25 Unique lessons across 6 packed modules
  • Created by practicing industry experts
  • Learn at you own pace in your own time
  • HD video industry insider hints & tips
  • Immersive interactive learning features
  • Certificate on completion
  • Downloadable lesson guides
  • Lifetime access
  • Mobile friendly platform
  • Access to a live session masterclass
  • Learn to be a Music Producer

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Modules in this course

Our online Audio Mixing Techniques course is packed full of HD video lessons,
suggested tasks and industry insider hints and tips.

1
An introduction to audio mixing

Get started with a thorough introduction to the mixing environment, learning how to set your mix up for success from the very beginning.

2
Dynamic processors

From noise gates to compressors and limiters, this module will help you get to grips with what dynamic processors are and how they help you achieve the highest possible quality of sound in your mix.

3
Equalization

Delve deeper into the subject of frequencies and learn how to apply equalisation – or EQ – in this critical module. You will explore the two types of EQing used in industry mixing, Corrective and Creative EQing

4
Reverb and delay

Now that you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to start looking at time-based effects which can make a huge difference to the final sound of your track. In this module you’ll explore two of the most commonly used effects in mixing – reverb and delay. In addition to getting a deeper understanding for the different types of reverbs, you’ll get to grip with how to effectively manipulate the parameters to achieve the right ambience for you tracks.

5
Further modulations

Continue your learning of effects in this in-depth module, covering more techniques including Chorus, Phaser and Flanger, and the impact that using these can have on your mix. You will explore the fundamental concepts behind how these plugins work and learn how to use them subtly to enhance your mix.

6
Holistic mixing

In this final module you’ll explore further processes and approaches you can apply to your mixes in order to troubleshoot, optimise and refine your final sound. This will include how to create automations and creating the proper mixing workflow.

  • Audio Mixing Techniques
    1
    An introduction to audio mixing

    Get started with a thorough introduction to the mixing environment, learning how to set your mix up for success from the very beginning.

    2
    Dynamic processors

    From noise gates to compressors and limiters, this module will help you get to grips with what dynamic processors are and how they help you achieve the highest possible quality of sound in your mix.

    3
    Equalization

    Delve deeper into the subject of frequencies and learn how to apply equalisation – or EQ – in this critical module. You will explore the two types of EQing used in industry mixing, Corrective and Creative EQing

    4
    Reverb and delay

    Now that you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to start looking at time-based effects which can make a huge difference to the final sound of your track. In this module you’ll explore two of the most commonly used effects in mixing – reverb and delay. In addition to getting a deeper understanding for the different types of reverbs, you’ll get to grip with how to effectively manipulate the parameters to achieve the right ambience for you tracks.

    5
    Further modulations

    Continue your learning of effects in this in-depth module, covering more techniques including Chorus, Phaser and Flanger, and the impact that using these can have on your mix. You will explore the fundamental concepts behind how these plugins work and learn how to use them subtly to enhance your mix.

    6
    Holistic mixing

    In this final module you’ll explore further processes and approaches you can apply to your mixes in order to troubleshoot, optimise and refine your final sound. This will include how to create automations and creating the proper mixing workflow.

Here what our students say

Malikah P.

Audio Mixing Techniques

“I thoroughly enjoyed the audio mixing course, as someone who has been producing for a while now. Everything thing is broken down into sections allowing me to take my time on each aspect of mixing without feeling overloaded with information. The instructor for the course was highly informative, especially with his examples shown throughout the course, giving me that visual understanding while also guiding what my ears should be paying attention to. Overall, this short course was enjoyable and did not feel too strenuous to get though or complete.”

Zaire A.

Audio Mixing Tecniques

“There are some great interactive elements on each page, making it super easy for home learning and exploring aspects of Mixing you aren’t as familiar with. This online course provides tonnes of information in the different techniques and methods used during the mixing process; the course also provides ways in which each method/technique could be used in a practical setting.”

Andy W.

Audio Mixing Techniques

” Overall I gained good insight and tips I could apply in my own production from this topic. It delivers information in a friendly way and I’m sure a newcomer would enjoy this virtual learning as the course is laid out well.”

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Thinking about this online audio mixing course?

  • Is this course for beginners?

    Yes, although we do recommend having some music production experience, if possible, so you can contextualise the mixing workflow and get the most from the course.

  • What equipment will I need?

    You’ll need a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and some audio output devices, such as headphones and/or speakers. You can use either Ableton Live, download the free 90-day trial copy here or Logic Pro download your free copy for 90 days.

  • Does this course require a specific DAW?

    No – this course will explore the mixing process as a whole and will feature examples from many different DAWs. You’ll then apply the concepts your learn in this course to your own music production project. To study this course, you can use an Ableton Live subscription and the software already installed on your computer, you can download your free trial here .https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

  • Will this course cover mastering?

    This course will mostly focus on the mixing process, but it does cover the basics of mastering.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I SIGN UP FOR AN ELEVATE COURSE?

    Expect something highly engaging! Elevate courses are packed full of interactive immersive activities. You’ll have access to video and written lessons, and will use diagrams, case studies and insider hints and tips in your studies. Once you’ve completed an Elevate course, you’ll have lifetime access to all information shared, meaning you can revisit your course materials whenever you like.

  • WHEN CAN I BEGIN MY COURSE?

    You can start whenever you’re ready! Elevate courses are accessed on demand, so you can start and pause your learning at any time. There are no deadlines to begin or complete your course by, so you can progress your studies when it suits you. All course materials are yours to keep, so you can take the course again further down the track if you’d like.

  • WHAT KIND OF DEVICE DO I NEED?

    To study an Elevate course, you just need to bring an inquisitive mind.  You can easily complete your course on any mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

  • DO I RECEIVE ANY DISCOUNTS AS AN ELEVATE STUDENT?

    Yes. We work with a range of industry partners to provide Elevate students like yourself with discounted software to support your learning journey. Your courses will include links to discounts, where relevant.

  • WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY COURSE?

    If you have any questions about your course, please send an email to hello@icmp-elevate.com.  We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours – if not sooner! You can also call our admissions team on 020 7328 0222

  • WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I FINISH MY COURSE?

    Once you’ve completed all your course lessons, you’ll be awarded a certificate found on your dashboard page, which you can download and share.

  • DO I REALLY GET LIFETIME ACCESS?

    Yes – you absolutely do! Elevate courses are designed to be revisited, so you can reuse the course material to practice, develop and continue to improve. As long as you have an account with us, you’ll have access to all the courses you’ve purchased.

  • HOW CAN I PAY FOR A COURSE?

    We offer a range of payment methods for your course, including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay. You can even use PayPal credit to spread your payments.

  • CAN I BUNDLE COURSES TOGETHER?

    Yes. In fact, many of our courses are designed to be taken together as a bundle, allowing you to progress your skill level in a particular area from beginner to intermediate. Explore our Elevate bundle offers to find your perfect course bundle.

Meet your tutor Josh

Audio Mixing Techniques | Josh Hills | Elevate

Josh Hills

Josh is an experienced educator and UK-based Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, Josh has worked with a range of companies such as the BBC, ITV, and Netflix. He currently works for Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Group Limited as a freelance mastering engineer, mastering primarily commercial music and soundtracks for film and TV.

Notable clients that Josh has worked with include artists such as Jan Cyrka, Ben Chasny and Jonny Pilcher, who has composed scores for Oscar and BAFTA-winning documentaries and feature films. Alongside working at London’s leading music university ICMP, he supports students in starting a successful career in music production, Josh also runs a recording studio in the heart of Bristol with Skindred’s Daniel Pugsley, offering recording mixing and mastering services.

This is a comprehensive audio mixing course that covers the fundamental concepts of the Art of Mixing. This course will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to form and create your first mixing using the same techniques and methods utilized by professional engineers.

This includes exploring the professional tools used by industry professionals in crafting a mix, including key areas such as fader balancing, panning, equalization, compression, and time-based effects. Lastly, this course will also explore the idea of critical listening, paying particular attention to the technical aspect of audio and sound.

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