Mmmmaven Mixdown Workshop

Join Mmmmaven and Berklee-trained instructor Nick Garcia on Saturday, troche December 7th from 11:00AM-5:00PM as we delve into the world of mixing electronic music.  This workshop, designed for the beginner to intermediate level producer, will teach you tips and skills that are applied in any pro-level mix to help you get your tracks ready for mastering.  Through one day and five cores of intensive mix work, you’ll learn everything you need to create a high quality, professional sounding mix. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. There are a very limited number of seats so get yours before we sell out! Prices are $50 for Mmmmaven students/alumni and $75 for non students.

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This course will be taught using Ableton Live, so it is recommended that participants have a familiarity with the program, but they are encouraged to work in whatever software they prefer.  The concepts being explained are not software-specific, but participants will gain the most from this workshop if they can easily understand the topics being explained and demonstrated in Ableton.

We’ll focus on five cores of instruction that are each essential to creating a great mix.  First we’ll focus on monitor setup and how to treat your home studio for efficient monitoring.  The space in which you mix is just as important as the speakers you’re mixing on!


Next we’ll talk about balancing frequencies, getting your individual track levels right, and how to effectively pan tracks for optimal mix placement.  This core will be followed by the essentials of digital signal processing (or DSP); gating, compression, equalization, and limiting.  We’ll look at each of these signal processors and how to get the most out of whatever software plug-ins you’re working with.

Our fourth core will focus on the stereo image and how to effectively enhance each part of the stereo field to create a lush, wide mix.  We’ll discuss multi-band stereo imaging as well as advanced topics like using delay lines to create extreme width of a signal.


Finally, we’ll talk about audio routing, bussing, groups, and sends.  We’ll look at how a digital mixer works and how to effectively route audio to create an organized, well-structured session.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and follow along! Core 1 lasts for 30 minutes and cores 2-5 last for 45 minutes each for a grand total of 4.5 hours of mixing knowledge! The class takes place on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00AM-5:00PM and tickets can be purchased here.

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