Mixing and Mastering


 

Music Mixing & Mastering 301 with PRO TOOLS

The Pro Tools version of Pyramind’s acclaimed Mixing & Mastering class: This unique educational process in this class puts the student in the driver’s seat. Every week for 16 weeks, student projects and mixes will be dissected in a workshop setting to determine what works and what doesn’t using a set of specified objective criteria.

This class synthesizes ALL of the subjects learned to date – from music theory to songwriting, production tools and engineering concepts – as the students realize what a piece of music actually goes through to be finished! Once mixed, the song will undergo mastering by Michael Romanowski at Coast Recorders in SF – the final step on the way to professional delivery.

  • Maximizing song arrangement during the mix process
  • Dissecting & understanding emotional arc
  • Delivery levels
  • Balancing the elements of the song
  • Advanced automation & FX
  • Tones and depth of sound
  • Vocals and tuning issues
  • Cleaning up noisy tracks
  • EQ and compression in action
  • VCA Masters
  • Submixes
  • Mastering

 

Music Mixing & Mastering 301 with LOGIC

The Logic version of Pyramind’s acclaimed Mixing & Mastering class: This unique educational process in this class puts the student in the driver’s seat. Every week for 16 weeks, student projects and mixes will be dissected in a workshop setting to determine what works and what doesn’t using a set of specified objective criteria.

This class synthesizes ALL of the subjects learned to date – from music theory to songwriting, production tools and engineering concepts – as the students realize what a piece of music actually goes through to be finished! Once mixed, the song will undergo mastering by Michael Romanowski at Coast Recorders in SF – the final step on the way to professional delivery.

  • Maximizing song arrangement during the mix process
  • Dissecting & understanding emotional arc
  • Delivery levels
  • Balancing the elements of the song
  • Advanced automation & FX
  • Tones and depth of sound
  • Vocals and tuning issues
  • Cleaning up noisy tracks
  • EQ and compression in action
  • Submixes
  • Mastering

 

Mixing and Mastering 301 with Live

The Ableton Live version of Pyramind’s acclaimed Mixing & Mastering class: This unique educational process in this class puts the student in the driver’s seat. Every week for 16 weeks, student projects and mixes will be dissected in a workshop setting to determine what works and what doesn’t using a set of specified objective criteria.

This class synthesizes ALL of the subjects learned to date – from music theory to songwriting, production tools and engineering concepts – as the students realize what a piece of music actually goes through to be finished! Once mixed, the song will undergo mastering both at Pyramind “in the box” as well as at a professional facility in SF – the final step on the way to professional delivery. 

  • Maximizing song arrangement during the mix process
  • Dissecting and understanding emotional arc
  • Balancing the elements of the song
  • Advanced automation and FX
  • Vocals and tuning issues
  • Cleaning up Noisy tracks
  • EQ and compression in action

5.1 Surround Sound Mixing

5.1 mixing is an extension of stereo.  The mixing techniques are different but the tools are mostly the same. Using Pro Tools and Pyramind’s ICON worksurface, students will mix an Audio/Visual project in 5.1 surround sound in a workshop setting. The lifecycle of surround sound will be explored and students will author a DVD of their project that plays back in home theaters.

  • Mixing for home vs. mixing for the theater
  • Calibrating your studio for 5.1
  • The life cycle of surround
  • Specs and best practices
  • Setting up Pro Tools for surround mixing
  • Choosing how to use the 6 speakers
  • Aesthetics of panning choices