Summer 2019 Mixing Workshop

Focused Weekly Study

Week 1: Mixing Overview

• Aesthetic: what is the goal?

• Tools: volume, panning, equalization, compression, effects, distortion

• Workspace: session organization, routing, gain staging

Week 2: Perception Studies

• How + where to listen

• Identifying personal biases

• Identifying ear fatigue + how it impacts your mix

Week 3: Compression Controls

• What is compression?

• Settings: threshold, attack, release

• Techniques: attack vs punch, dynamic control, parallel processing, side-chain compression

Week 4: Low End Theory

• Achieving low end clarity

• Frequency masking

• Side-chain techniques: eq + compression

Week 5: Stereo Bus Processing

• Stereo Bus Compression

• Stereo Bus EQ

• Stereo Bus Saturation

• Stereo Bus Limiting

Week 6: Advanced Compression

• Compression “add” tracks

• Subtractive EQ to optimize compression settings

• The power of subtle changes

Week 7: Translation

• Choosing reference mixes

• Listening across multiple systems

• Listening in headphones

Week 8: Effects

• Choosing the right reverb + dialing it in

• Delay techniques

• Effect specific EQ