Mixing & Mastering Program

MAKE YOUR TRACKS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

In today’s competitive music industry, poorly mixed or mastered music gets lost in the fray. To stand out from the crowd, having the sonic clarity, punch and polish that is achieved through the processes of mixing and mastering is a must.

Details

Join us for this 12-week journey through the science and art of taking your production value to the next level, and learn how to achieve the professional results that will set your work apart from the rest.

Learn how the art of Mixing creates dynamics and balance, and how this essential process prepares your work for Mastering. Then, in the Mastering lessons, discover how to bring the excitement, power, and sheen out of your mix in order to translate on any playback system and share your music with the world.

Andrew Hill (Nostalgia) teaches Slam Academy’s Mixing & Mastering Program. With a Bachelors and a Masters, Andrew Hill has the paper credentials to teach audio and music production. What makes Andrew Hill a great mentor, however, is his real-world experiences as the artist Nostalgia, having played his compositions around the world to thousands of people.

Software Requirements: iZotope’s Ozone 7

Prerequisites: Ableton Live Program or advanced knowledge of a DAW; at least 1 completed track ready to Mix & Master

Enrollment limit: 8 students


Bundle Deals available | 15% up to 30% Off

The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $8,800, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $6,900, resulting in $1,900 in Savings!
Contact us and we’ll create a custom payment plan just for you!
Email or call our Director of Student Affairs, Mary Hoskins, at mary@slamacademy.com or 612.315.5474 to schedule your enrollment appointment!

Weekly Outline

  • Mix & Master Level 1: The Setup and Theory behind Mixing

    Prepare your tracks the right way through understanding proper gain staging and signal processing. Sculpt each sound in your mix to create interlocking puzzle pieces that are all clear as day. Compress and saturate your sounds for maximum punch and loudness. Buss your tracks together and color those busses with the same warm analog modeling used by your favorite artists. Understand how these elements all come together to create a world class mix, and implement that knowledge into your own sounds to optimize the impact of your music.

  • Mix & Master Level 2: The Mixdown and Render

    Balance each element in the mix to the right level, width, and spatial position. Build the “pyramid” of sounds in your mix to ensure that each sound in your song is loud and clear. Spectrally process those sounds with multi band processing to surgically hype the sweet spot in the mix. Know the levels needed to make your songs as loud as the professional tunes in your music collection, and apply that knowledge to your own tunes with instructor guidance. Render your high-res premaster file to professional formatting standards and set yourself up for the best final product.

  • Mix & Mater Level 3: Mastering 101

    Watch as professional mastering engineers demonstrate world-renowned techniques to make their own projects as loud as the biggest tunes on earth. Load your own sounds into those same sessions and apply those same methods with their guidance. Learn the subtleties of cutting and hyping the right sweet spots in the mix to accentuate the definition, clarity, and overall loudness of your mix. Hear how your own music can truly stack up to the pros, with the right mastering chain, acoustic space, knowledge, and experience.

  • Mix & Master Level 4: Final Project Master Sessions

    Sit in the mastering position with the instructor and master your own tunes. Set up and dial in the room to the ideal decibel range for equal loudness. Watch and learn as each student in the room has this opportunity, and gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of mastering. Use iZotope Ozone and other industry standard devices, as well as the native tools in your DAW, to realize the ultimate goal of any musician – to hear their own songs at the level of the best.


Bundle Deals available | 15% up to 30% Off

The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $8,800, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $6,900, resulting in $1,900 in Savings!
Contact us and we’ll create a custom payment plan just for you!
Email or call our Director of Student Affairs, Mary Hoskins, at mary@slamacademy.com or 612.315.5474 to schedule your enrollment appointment!

Registration

Classes will run every Monday night from 7pm – 10pm, for a total of 12 weeks.
There is no application, and all experience levels are welcome. Just signup with the red buttons!

To enroll in the Mixing & Mastering Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions.
Price: $1999 (Includes all classes, All Access pass to all Slam Academy regular classes, (including online classes) and 9 months of SlamPass)
Payment plans are available for this program.

Join the Mixing & Mastering Program for only $270/month using our simple payment plan.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Software Requirements: iZotope’s Ozone 7

Prerequisites: Ableton Live Program or advanced knowledge of a DAW; at least 1 completed track ready to Mix & Master

Enrollment limit: 8 students

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Mixing & Mastering Program Classes
  • Admission to 9 months of SlamPass (3 months during the program & a 6-month complimentary SlamPass membership)*
  • Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during class Lab Time
  • Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • 25% Returning Student Discount on all future enrollments**
  • Free Instant Access Pass (access to complete non-program online video library)
  • Discounts and Special Offers on hardware and software from our friends at Foxtone Music

*SlamPass is only available to students currently enrolled in a program; students who have completed a program in the last 6 months; or students who directly purchased a SlamPass

** Not valid with other discount offers & coupons.

Upcoming Start Dates


Bundle Deals available | 15% up to 30% Off

The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $8,800, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $6,900, resulting in $1,900 in Savings!
Contact us and we’ll create a custom payment plan just for you!
Email or call our Director of Student Affairs, Mary Hoskins, at mary@slamacademy.com or 612.315.5474 to schedule your enrollment appointment!

Questions?

Have a question about the program? Email us anytime at joinus@slamacademy.com.

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