Learn Expert Mixing Techniques
from a Grammy® Winner
Whether you’re a home producer, a musician mixing your own music, or a mixing engineer looking to step up your game, this course will teach proven techniques to craft well-produced, expertly mixed, fully polished finished tracks.
You will learn how to:
How to Mix Powerful Bass and Drums
Learn how to decide on a sonic vision for the song, how to organize your session to work effectively, and how to the shape the rhythmic heart of the song: the drums and the bass. Special guest Jack Joseph Puig
Vocal Mixing: How to Step Up Your Vocals
Learn master-level tips on how to make any vocal recording more vibrant, polished, and sparkling, with special attention to tuning, dynamics, equalization, and effects. Special guest: Greg Wells
Mixing Harmonic Instruments
Learn Dave’s secret tricks for the harmonic parts that flesh out the song, including keys and synths, guitars, strings, horns, and rhythmic/harmonic elements provided by sequencers. Special guest: Andrew Scheps
Sweetening the Mix: Final Touches
Learn how to sweeten your final mix and create more excitement, by controlling the subtle elements that together make a huge difference: including Dave’s mix dynamics, sidechaining and automation tricks. Special guest: Tony Maserati
Your Instructor: 5x Grammy-Winning Mixer Dave Darlington
With over 1000 album credits under his belt, 5x Grammy-winning mixer, composer, and producer Dave Darlington has worked on diverse hit recordings in every genre—pop, hip hop, rock, electronic, jazz, classical, and beyond—from Avicii to Herbie Hancock to Sting.
Special Guest Instructors: The World’s Top Engineers
At the end of each lesson, you will get expert advice from Dave’s special guests, top producers & mixers Tony Maserati (Beyoncé), Jack Joseph Puig (Lady Gaga), Andrew Scheps (Metallica), and Greg Wells (Adele).
Practice Hands-On with the Multitracks and Templates
Download the stems for two of the songs Dave is mixing during the course, as well as two multitrack Pro Tools sessions with Dave’s mix templates and presets, so you can practice what you learn hands-on as you watch.