A smart, fast and fun way to improve your ability to balance a mix
Creating pro-sounding music is impossible if you donít know where youíre going wrong. Generic blogs, video tutorials and courses canít identify and solve your personal music production struggles.
Ultimate Producer offers interactive music production challenges that test and train your studio skills. Youíll learn to adapt and solve common production problems, transforming your ability to create pro-sounding music.
Youíll be tested on your ability to balance the channel faders of a mix. Youíll get immediate feedback on what youíre doing well and actionable advice on where you can improve. With practice, this knowledge will transform your ability to get a pro-sounding balance in your own mixes.
What You'll Learn
Youíll balance the mix of twelve songs, covering a range of four genres: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop and House.
The starting balance is randomly set each time you load a challenge - itís your task to adjust the faders to get a well-balanced mix. Your unique balance will be scored out of 100, based on how I approached the track.
If you donít pass a level: youíll be able to preview Tom's mix, as a reference, and try to match it. If you still get stuck, youíll get more guidance on how you can improve the balance.
With practice, this knowledge will transform your ability to get a pro-sounding balance in your own mixes.
- 12 Songs To Work On
- Hands On Experience
- Learn To Think Like A Pro
- Unique Personalised Feedback
The first step in creating a pro-sounding mix - before you reach for a compressor, EQ, or any other plug-in - is to ensure the volume of each element in the mix is well balanced.
A lot of producers skip this crucial step and jump straight into EQing or other processing.
This is really inefficient because you end up spending more time dialing in a crazy EQ curve when just setting the right level would have got the sound 80 to 90% there!
So, remember, it all starts with Balancing Channels...
About Tom Frampton : Your Virtual Mix Mentor
Tom has one driving goal: to help music producers get their music sounding better than ever.
Since starting Mastering The Mix, Tom has mastered music for thousands of people, created plug-ins used by hundreds of thousands and an educational blog read by millions. Hearing the music-related struggles expressed by clients, customers and readers has positioned him perfectly to uncover the best ways to help people create better-sounding mixes.
Balancing Channels will help you sharpen your skills in one of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of mixing. Heíll be with you every step of the way as your personal, "virtual mix mentor", closely analyzing every aspect of your sound and showing you how to improve.
- Browser: Chrome, Safari or Firefox (IE/Edge not supported)
- Internet Connection
- Ultimate Producer account