Mixing Dance Music: Ableton Live is the course that gives you the skills and knowledge needed to conquer the final phase of the music production process using the popular and intuitive software Ableton Live. You will learn how to achieve a punchy professional sound that will stand up to scrutiny on big club soundsystems and impress scrupulous record label heads/DJs when you send them your tracks. On top of the course materials, you can upload your music for DVR™ - expert analysis and video feedback on your work from professional producers that know what they are talking about. The techniques can be applied to a range of electronic music genres and the course is particularly suitable for Ableton users who have completed one of our 4 week Pro Producer music production courses.
Includes over 70 quality videos / frequent DVR™ (1-2-1 video feedback)/ 4 hours live masterclasses /1 year access / over 80 pages of course notes / 24/7 access to forum / exclusive audio resources to download. Optional: sign your track to Point Blank Music distributed by iTunes, beatport, Juno Download and Amazon.
Basics & Equalization
- EQ: High Pass/Low Shelf/Parametric/Hi Shelf
- Layering kicks
- How to EQ sounds lifted from other tracks
- EQ pad/stab sounds; synth bass
- EQ a vocal
- EQ layered Loops
- Adding/Reducing stereo width
- What is compression?
- Threshold, Ratio, Attack & Release
- Hard & soft knee, Peak, RMS and Opto
- Compression tips for drum tracks; synth sounds
- Compressing percussion; bass; vocals
- Compressing a piano riff; synth arpeggio
- Side-chaining & parallel compression
Working With Effects
- Routing insert effects
- Routing send/ return effects
- Reverb including gated and reversed
- Working with delays
- Modulation FX: Chorus
- Flanger and Phaser
- Practical examples of creative FX use
Final Mixdown & Master
- Preparing to mix: A>B comparison
- Organising the mixer
- Case study – a complete track mixdown
- What is dithering?
- Checking your mix
- Final mixdown
Mike Dwyer Course rating: 9/10
This course was a really great stepping stone for me...I needed to get over a few humps to really polish up my productions. While I don't think I'm a master just yet, I have a lot more knowledge and know how to really start honing in and perfecting my sound. Steve was an excellent instructor, way down to earth. I would have liked to have more chats, but what we did have was cool and informative. Thank you for all the help I will hopefully return when I can rack up some extra cash :)
alberto gauer Course rating: 10/10
the course was great, surely i've learned some new tricks.
Tao Chen Course rating: 10/10
great course, very practical and useful knowledge, and great tutor.
Giacomo Di Mase Course rating: 10/10
Steve was a great tutor and the best thing is that he has great knowledge in mixing and mastering, and that helped a lot in understanding key points in the course because in the way that he explained the concepts. Hopefully I can take another class with steve as a tutor, Cheers, G.
Timothy Burke Course rating: 9/10
the course was dope. steve is dope. i'm high on dope. its been a slice, im out!
David Zitney Course rating: 10/10
Steve was a great instructor and the lessons covered everything I expected to learn in depth. Great course!
Robert Oddo Course rating: 10/10
This course was awesome! It had very informative material, all of the lessons and videos were great practice. Steve was very knowledgeable and really helped me through the mixing process. I would recommend this course to anybody serious in their productions and their mixdowns!
Mo Rada Course rating: 10/10
All info had substance. Very few occasions did i find myself losing interest in things that did not apply to me. I have revisted some of my old projects and have improved them 10 fold. I am significantly a better producer for taking this course.
miguel mayen Course rating: 10/10
The course was amazing; it covered plenty of aspects that I was not familiar with. It gave me tons of inputs on how to make my tracks sound a lot better. Regarding our tutor, Steve was hard on the reviews, which made it even better; sometimes people are to touchy feeling wise and rarely give you a good critique. Steve totally did it in a good way so you could understand the subject even more.
Timothy Allen Course rating: 9/10
I was a bit nervous about how an online course would work but I thought the level of feedback I got on my own work was better than that when I have attended courses in person and it is frequently he weakest members of the class that receive the most one on one guidance. It was great to be able to see a professional engineer make adjustments to your own project files as it really hit home where I was going wrong. I've signed up for 2 more courses on the back of this.
Fantastic Course. Answered a lot of my questions. I found that Danny explains the really technical stuff in a way that is easy to understand.. Thank you !!
great course 100% happy, and will take another one in the near future