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Mixing and Mastering Audio: Sound Engineering for Music Production

Many musical artists find themselves at a hurdle when it comes to making their recorded tracks sound professional. The aim of my course is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding they need in order to properly mix and master their music, finishing tracks to a professional standard and making them ready for release.

Audio needs to be treated in specific ways to make it sound clean and ready for the radio, streaming sites, CDs and more.

I will take you through every essential aspect of mixing and mastering audio, including (but not limited to):

- Software and plugins.
- Gain staging and preparing stems for mixdown.
- Compression and EQ.
- "Bussing" techniques and instrument arrangement.
- Effect chains.
- Layering.
- Creating width, warmth and richness.
- Essential tips and tricks.

This course is ideal for both beginners looking to get started with mixing their music, and for people with a prior understanding of the craft who need additional information and advice to get their music finished to a professional standard.

This course can be taught effectively in person or remotely.

Extra information

We can work on one of your own pieces of music or an example piece. Having your own laptop is useful but not essential. I advise having a notepad and pen for note taking, diagrams etc.

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Manchester, UK

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General info

Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

My name is Tim, and I am a young and enthusiastic individual with an esoteric understanding of Music Composition, Production and Sound Engineering.

I am easy to get on with and make a real effort to adapt my classes to be relevant to each individual. My students are my priority, and I will make sure that every class is engaging, relevant, and fun.

I am a graduate of the University of Manchester and have mixed and mastered music for underground artists who have been represented on BBC Introducing and other notable radio stations. I am trained in Sound Engineering and have mastered my craft of composition over many years. I am a classically trained pianist, a Grade 8 guitarist, a drummer, and I am confident with DJing and synthetic sound crafting (synthesizers, drum machines, etc).

Education

BA Economics (University of Manchester)
Sound Engineering (SFMA Music Academy)
Grade 8 Guitar (Rockschool)
Grade 7 Piano (ABRSM)
Grade 5 and above Music Theory (ABRSM)

Experience / Qualifications

Audio Engineering for a number of underground artists, some of which have gone on to have their tracks played on BBC Introducing and other major radio stations.

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