10 Tips for Creating Better Mixes – Free 5 Part Audio Mixing Masterclass
iZotope offered a free, five-part online Audio Mixing Masterclass earlier this year. The videos are still available for anyone to view and are loaded with great info to help you create better audio mixes.
Watch the 5 part Audio Mixing Masterclass series below or watch it at iZotope.com.
Week 1: Developing good mix habits – Tips 1 & 2
All the tips in this course are geared towards developing good mix habits that you can bring to every project you work on. These first two tips can help you prepare yourself and the session file for the creative work of mixing.
Week 2: Balancing like a music lover, not like an engineer – Tip 3
This next tip will help you to breakdown the components of a mix and understand each instrument’s place. Set volume relationships between instruments like a music lover, not an engineer.
Week 3: Tackling gain staging and using reference recordings – Tips 4 & 5
With these next two tips learn the importance of gain staging, paying attention to your levels, and how to choose a reference mix.
Pro Tip: Choose something that will not only test the playback system but that will test you!
Week 4: Frequency distribution and preserving the musical balance – Tips 6 & 7
With tips 6 and 7, learn how to work within a finite frequency real estate and safeguard your balance by compensating the output.
Week 5: Defending the craft and knowing when your mix is done – Tips 8, 9 & 10
The last three tips are more concepts than hands-on examples. Starting with taking a break, getting some perspective, defending your craft, and then doing the whole process all over again.
Put your mixing knowledge to the test!
Throughout this mixing masterclass series, Enrique and Jonathan use Neutron and Ozone 7 to create and refine their mixes. Try these tips today with free product demos!
Although they are not Free, we do have several iZotope products and bundles on sale all this month.
Posted by Kim Sternisha