The Art of Mixing

Take control Of your mix and have mastery over every step of the mixing process.

What is in the Art of Mixing course?

Learn the secrets of the mixing engineer. This course will teach all the tips and tricks to transform your tracks to crisp and clean masterpieces. Each class will go over key concepts and tools to perfect the mix. Ranging from eq, compression, sidechain, mid side mixing, and more. Get your sound to the next level!

References Makes Perfect

  • Reference Makes Perfect
    • Your speakers are a reference
    • Analog Versus Digital signals:
      • Bob Katz – K Scale
  • Steps for Reviewing A Mixdown

Volume and Dynamics

  • Tools for controlling our gain
  • What is Headroom
  • What is Clipping?

Getting a Balanced Mix

  • What is a Balanced Mix?
  • Fast Track with Pink Noise
  • Introduction Dynamic Range and Compression
  • Dynamic Range
  • Basics of Compression
  • Different Techniques of Compression
    • Instrument and Drum Treatment
    • Sidechain Compression
    • Parallel Compression
    • Post and Pre EQ
  • Advance Compression and Other Compressors in Live
    • Multiband Compressor
    • Glue Compressor

Module 4 – Equalization Techniques

  • EQing your MIx
    • Review how EQing works.
  • Basics of EQing
  • Techniques Using EQing for Mixing
    • Highpass and Lowpass filtering
    • Wide Boost and Narrow Cuts
    • Additive and Subtractive EQing
    • “Scale” Function
    • Queuing the EQ
  • Advance EQing
    • Mid Side mix

Module 5: Spatialization and Panning

Moving in the Dimension of Space

  • Metaphor about Art and Perspective
  • Axis of Space and tools to manipulate it
    • Panning
    • Reverb
    • Delay
    • Mid Side
  • Panning
  • Panning techniques
  • Advanced Panning
  • Reverb to Create Space
  • Review of Mid Side
  • Realism versus Effects

Module 6 – Adding Color to the Mix

  • Vocal Magic
    • Tuning, Esses, Breathes
    • Syncing Doubles and Backing Vocals
  • Adding Colors and Dimension
  • Moving to Mastering
  • Access to a computer. It can be either Mac or PC.
  • Broadband internet connection.
  • A working copy of Live 9. Live Standard or Suite is recommended, although almost all of the course can be done with Live 9 Intro.
  • Headphones or studio monitors.
  • A MIDI keyboard controller is recommended, but not required.

Who It’s For:

  • Intermediate to Advance users
  • Musicians using or moving to Live
  • Mixing engineers moving to Live
  • At home producers or professionals
  • NOT for new users!

What You’ll Get:

  • 5 Hours of One on One calls
  • Downloadable Example Sets
    • Over 1gb in total!
  • Frequency worksheet of instrument placement
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Extra PDF’s on preparing tracks

What You’ll Learn:

  • Setting up your studio: monitors, acoustic treatment, etc
  • Routing and gain structure
  • Dynamic range and compression
  • Advanced EQing and spatial placement
  • Adding color and dimension: reverb, delay, and effects
  • Tricks on mixing vocals and instruments

Personalized Instruction

The course is a private one on one class with me, Isaac Cotec. This course includes 5 hours of personalized instruction.

The online calls will be over Zoom, it’s a similar program to Skype. Zoom allows us to share screens online, stream audio, and even record the class for future review. Classes can easily be scheduled online. Check our calendar to see if the time slots you want are available.

During each class I will be sharing a large amount of curriculum that is laid out. There will be live examples, homework, and discussion on how you can implement the techniques. At the end of this you will have mastered the art of mixing with Ableton Live.


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Satisfaction guarantee

I am here to help inspire your music, not sell snake oil. If you are not as excited about this course as I am, or have no become a better producer by taking the course, then I will refund your money.

  • It’s simple: Try the ENTIRE course. If you don’t love it, just email me at ANY TIME during the first 30 days and show me you’re doing the exercises and not getting results. I’ll refund 100% of your price.  I’ll even eat the credit-card processing costs.
  • I built my own course, because I have stumbled in the dark before. I’ve been down the YouTube rabbit hole and wanted to develop super high-quality material that you can’t find anywhere else. This course is a concise breakdown of not only the how, but the why of music production in Ableton Live. It’s the culmination of 8 years of music production, and hundreds of hours of course creation.