Producing & Mixing Vol. 1 includes over 6 hours of in-depth training that begins with an interview with the artist and then takes you along for the ride of a full radio-ready release. From a rough song idea through to a complete production and then on to a finished mix & master, you'll discover what it takes to create, edit, mix, and master your own productions in the digital age.
Producing and Recording
The song has come to us incomplete. We'll be writing lyrics, reviewing the melodies and perfecting the arrangement before ever hit record.
Follow along as I show my process for programming drums and adding percussive layers. Also, we'll be producing beat production elements so you'll get to see both sides of the rhythm production process.
Learn to record instruments so that they compliment each other while serving the song. Not just how, but why. We're going to push the boundaries with this arrangement.
WORKING WITH MUSICIANS
Learn how to select the right musicians for the job. We'll be interviewing each of the hired pros so we can break down their recording process and get inside their heads about the parts they contribute.
Learn how to add layers of beat production so that they serve the song. From bass drops and loops to custom grooves and production, this track will feature it all.
EDITING & MIX PREP
We want to capture the best performances possible, but this type of production calls for tight and clean edits. You'll learn when to edit and when to leave things be.
Editing and Mixing
The most important element in most genres. Want your vocals to cut through and sit on top so the message is loud and clear? Learn to use compression, EQ, saturation and more to get a professional vocal sound for your mix.
MIX BUSS PROCESSING
Learn how to glue together a mix with mixbuss EQ, saturation, compression and more. Your mixes will come together faster and sound better with some easy to implement moves on the stereobuss.
DRUMS & BASS
Learn how to take an average or even sub-par drum kit to the next level and give your mixes the punch and shine they deserve. From kick drums to room mics, together, we're going to step up your drum and beat production mixes!
Mixes that sit still are boring and lifeless. Learn to create excitement and energy in your mixes by following me throughout my automation processes.
Want a huge bottom end? Follow me as I take you step by step in achieving a full and fitting low end. You'll learn to feel out the "right" amount of bass and get your kick and bass guitar playing great together.
INTRO TO MASTERING
Learn how to prepare your songs for mastering. From headroom and gain staging to limiting and the loudness wars. We're going to break things down in an easy to understand module.
Module 1: Songwriting/Pre-production
Arranging the song
Scratch track recording
Building a roadmap
Module 2: Drum Programming/Beat Production
Mixing while producing
Creating a fat bottom end
Working with Loops
Track by track walkthroughs
Producing individual elements
Module 3: Recording
Bass guitar with UA Apollo
Bass Guitar in the box
Home studio recording of
Module 3: Editing
Vocal editing series
Creating layers in the editing process
Enhancing the vocal recordings
Creating doubles and additional harmonies
Mix prep/session management
Module 4: Mixing & Mastering
Routing & Signal Flow
Interpreting the vision/building a roadmap
Identifying strengths and weaknesses
Mix buss processing
Automation and effects
Did I say, automation? 😉
Producing & Mixing Volume 1 features the song "Strong" by CCM Artist, Arthur G. The song is in the style of Ed Sheeren meets Jason Mraz with an added touch of modern pop. It's going to be a great ride that will cross genres.
Pro and Elite Bundle Options
Buy the Pro or Elite Bundle today and you'll not only get to choose one of the below courses as a FREE bonus, but you'll also receive a FREE copy of Levels from Mastering the Mix! (Elite Bundle owners choose 2 free courses)
To claim your bonus course, simply email me your confirmation and tell me which course you'd like. We'll personally respond with links to the course of your choice!
Choose from the following courses for your free bonus:
Free Plugin from Mastering the Mix!
*Included with the pro and elite bundles only.
LEVELS helps music producers get a technically excellent final mix and master. It does this by analyzing the essential elements of your mix and alerting you if there is an issue. The powerful tools give you the crucial information you need to make improvements to your mix.
True peak meter (16 X oversampling ) to make sure your masters don't clip.
Standard peak meter. Keep it below -6dB for a perfect final mix
EBU R128 compliant integrated and short term LUFS meters. The most accurate way to analyze perceived loudness.
Vectorscope to visualise stereo width.
Correlation meter to monitor phase issues.
Left/Right meter to assess the balance of your mix.
Low Pass button solos your low frequencies below 300hz so you can see their stereo width.
Instantly see if your music is overcompressed
Oscilloscope glows green if your music is dynamic.
'DR' Dynamic Range display based on reliable Short Term LUFS to peak ratio.
Identifies if any channels are outputting unwanted low frequencies.
Helps you clean up your low end giving your track punch and clarity.
Level meters for 40Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz.
Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit).
MAC OSX Requirements
OS X 10.8 or higher. 32-bit or 64-bit AU, VST 2/3 or AAX host
Windows 7, 8 or 10. 32-bit or 64-bit VST 2/3 or AAX host.
After your tutorials I started getting paid clients. I took 2 years of audio school at a community college and then 4 years at OSU doing recording engineering. I learned more from 1 of your tutorials than all 6 years combined! That's a testament to both how good your info is and how bad my recording "teachers" were.
David, your new course is absolutely brilliant! Very well explained and thought out. I’ve seen tons of tutorials and to me your teachings are the best that I’ve seen. Absolute winner!
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I can tell you that I've spent time in Full Sail, working along side of other engineers, and countless hours in multi-million dollar rooms from Jersey to Florida recording. But my biggest wins were when I watched you mix. Something about your workflow just made it all click together.
I've bought 3 or 4 of DG tutorials and they are all extremely well done and very informative. I highly recommend anything he puts out. Don't buy another plugin that won't help you, and spend your money on what matters most in mixing - your knowledge.
David is the bomb! This is great material with great mentoring from an absolute pro. I’ve been a fan for a long time from all of the YouTube videos and learned a lot from him. I highly recommend joining his mix academy if possible. I’m still learning and I have a feeling that we are just on the tip of the ice berg with this life long learning journey. Much thanks to you David.
- Mike Hughey
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The Recording Revolution
Produce Like A Pro
Don't wait to take your productions and mixing to the next level. You can buy Producing & Mixing right now for only $57. If for any reason you don't feel that your productions or mixes have improved after watching this course, simply shoot me an email within 30 days and I'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Producing & Mixing Volume 1 is packed full of strategies that will increase your options when producing and mixing multiple genres of music. The course features a modern singer/songwriter meets pop production, but the techniques cross over into many styles of music. 🙂