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The Complete Mixing Masterclass

via Skillshare


Welcome to the COMPLETE Mixing Masterclass

This class is for anyone who has made or recorded music and wondered why their tracks don't sound like the tracks they hear on the radio, Spotify, SoundCloud, or anywhere else. This is the missing link in your production workflow.

In this class, we start with the very basics of mixing and work all the way up to finishing great tracks. I walk you through every step of the process and explain the logic behind every decision I make. I'll even walk you through a complete mix from beginning to end.

The goal of this class is for you to learn how to take your tracks from good to great.

In this class, I'll be using Ableton Live, but if you are not a Live user - that is totally ok! I've gone to great lengths to make sure this class is useful to everyone, no matter which audio platform they are working with. So if you are a Logic user, FL Studio user, Cubase user, Bitwig user, or anything else - it will all work. You will be able to do all of the techniques that I walk you through in any audio application.

I'm best known for working with electronic music, but I've designed this course to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to genre. We will talk about mixing techniques for all instruments, sounds, and styles. All genres are welcome here!

Topics Covered: 

  • The Listening Environment

  • Headphone Mixing vs. Studio Monitors

  • Preparing a Track for Mixing

  • Tuning Instruments

  • Grouping Tracks

  • Approaches to Mixing

  • Subtractive Mixing

  • Panning

  • Phantom Center

  • Phasing

  • Working with Frequencies

  • The EQ as the Scalpel of Mixing

  • Creating Definition with EQ

  • The High Pass Filter Trick

  • Negotiating the Kick and Bass in the Mix

  • Creating Space with Delay Effects

  • Creating Space with Reverb Effects

  • Reverb Techniques for Vocals, Guitars, and Drums

  • Delay Techniques for Vocals, Guitars, and Drums

  • Compressors

  • Parallel Compression

  • Compression Techniques for Vocals, Guitars, and Drums

  • Finding the "Focus" of the Track

  • The Art in Mixing

  • And much, much more!

If you are ready to start making professional sounding tracks, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.

Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated online instructor - with nearly 100 courses and 270,000 students.

In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music history course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.


Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith


Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 


  • Introduction
  • How We Will Learn
  • What is Mixing?
  • What is Mastering?
  • Focusing On The Listening Environment
  • Finding Acoustic Problems
  • Buying Studio Monitors
  • Monitor Setup
  • Monitor Settings
  • Adding A Subwoofer
  • Headphones
  • My Less Than Perfect Setup
  • Multiple Monitors And Mono
  • The First Step In Mixing
  • Session Copy and Backup
  • Tracking Down Extraneous Noises
  • Clean Up The Session
  • Tuning Tracks
  • 19 SortingTracksV2
  • Group Tracks
  • Marking Sections
  • Create Effect Busses
  • Compressors And Limiters
  • The Art Of Mixing
  • The 3 Dimensions Of Sound
  • The 3 Dimensions Of Music
  • The Focus Element
  • Think Subtractive
  • Fighting Instruments
  • Finding A Starting Point
  • Setting Levels
  • The Noise Method
  • My Mix
  • The Mix So Far
  • The Stereo Field
  • Phantom Center
  • Rules For Panning
  • Phasing Tricks
  • Surround Sound Mixing
  • Panning On My Mix
  • Working With Frequencies
  • Reading A Frequency Spectrum
  • The 7 Common Frequency Bands
  • Working With The EQ
  • Creating Definition: Method 1
  • Creating Definition: Method 2
  • Cleaning Up The Mud
  • Making Room In The Mix
  • Adding A High Pass Filter
  • Frequencies To Watch Out For
  • Creating Space In My Mix
  • A Few More Of My Tricks
  • What Is In A Good Kick?
  • Is Anything Else Causing Problems?
  • Rebalancing
  • Using Effects In The Mix
  • What Actually Is A Delay?
  • Wha tActually Is Reverb?
  • A Few Basic Guidelines
  • Bus Effects
  • Math! Calculating Delay Times
  • Feedback Settings
  • Delay Techniques For Vocals
  • Delay Techniques For Drums
  • Delay Techniques For Guitars
  • Does Our Track Need Any Delays?
  • Timing The Reverb Decay
  • Timing The PreDelay
  • Bus Reverb Setups
  • Reverb Techniques For Vocals
  • Reverb Techniques For Drums
  • Reverb Techniques For Guitars And Synths
  • Putting It All Together
  • Modulation Effects
  • Flangers
  • Chorus
  • Tremolo And Vibrato
  • EQ Effects
  • Resampling
  • About Dynamics
  • Compression
  • MultiBand Compressors
  • Limiting
  • Gating
  • Using Compression
  • Variation Compensation
  • Compression With EQ
  • Compressor Settings
  • Parallel Compression
  • Compressing Drums
  • Compressing Vocals
  • Compression On Groups
  • Compress On The Master
  • What Is Focus?
  • The Groove
  • The Featured Element
  • Further Reading
  • The Most Important Rule In Mixing
  • One More Time....
  • What Next?
  • Thats all for now!
  • SkillshareFinalLecture

Taught by

Jason Allen


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