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Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live

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Mediocre mixing ruins songs. Don’t let good songs go to waste – get a complete mixing education with Isaac Cotec in Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live.

Isaac, better known as Subaqueous, is an Ableton Certified Trainer who’s been making electronic music in Ableton since 2002. In this class, he’ll discuss the why behind the how of mixing and help you make better decisions during every step of your mixing process. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Setting up your studio: monitors, acoustic treatment, etc
  • Routing and gain structure
  • Dynamic range and compression
  • Advanced EQing and spatial placement
  • Adding color and dimension: reverb, delay, and effects
  • Basics of mastering in Live

Isaac will show you how to zoom out and take conceptual control over the mix and then zero in on the steps it’ll take to get there.

Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live will get you up-to-speed on the why and the how of mixing so you never degrade another song again.

Includes Isaac's complete mixing example set in Ableton with all examples of compression, eq, track setup and panning along with the frequency worksheet of instrument placement, a pdf on sharing tracks with others and a pdf on mixing in Ableton Live. Over 1GB in total!


  • Who I Am
  • Free Preview: Introduction to Mixing
  • The Mixing Toolset
  • Reference Makes Perfect
  • Calibrating Your Room
  • Using a Reference Track
  • Preparing Your Mix
  • Understanding Gain Staging
  • Analog vs Digital Gain Staging
  • Adding Dynamics to your Mix
  • Getting a Balanced Mix
  • What is Loudness?
  • What Is Compression?
  • Compression Parameters
  • Basic Compression Techniques
  • Multiband, Sidechain and Glue Compression Techniques
  • The Golden Rule of Compression
  • Basics of Equalization
  • High Pass and Low Pass Filters
  • Additive and Subtractive EQ
  • Mid-Side EQ
  • Spatialization and Panning
  • Panning In-Depth in Ableton
  • Using Reverb
  • Mixing Recap

Taught by

Isaac Cotec


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