The objective of this mini-course is to give the viewer a better fundamental understanding of basic mixing concepts and techniques. We will use a project with many tracks (essentially an unmixed song) and begin by discussing gain staging and techniques for establishing a good volume balance between tracks (while maintaining a good amount of headroom on the master channel). From there we will discuss grouping tracks, subtractive EQing, panning, effective ways to control dynamics such as compression, and insert effects versus send effects. By the conclusion of this course the viewer will have a much better understanding of how to properly approach mixing their own music.
Lessons Topics Include:
•Grouping Tracks and Busses
•Insert Effects vs. Send Effects