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From Demo to Master

Learn mixing and production from Grammy®-winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington
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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:

  • Create a sonic vision for your song, no matter the genre
  • Make critical decisions when mixing pop, hip hop, or rock
  • Make the best use of plugins in your mixes
  • Make different mixing choices to impact the song’s overall feel
  • Give lead and backing vocals the power and polish they deserve
  • Get bass and drum tracks to sit tight and work together
  • Rethink how you mix harmonic instruments—synths, guitars, etc.
  • Put the finishing touches that can make or break a song

Course Highlights

  • 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

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • 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

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • 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

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • 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.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • 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).

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • 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.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material