- 10+ hours of instructional videos and materials(over three weeks).
- 9 hours of live, fully interactive question & answer periods (Q&A Sessions will be recorded so you can refer back to them anytime)
- The Ableton Live set files used in the instructional material so you can easily follow along and refer back to them when it is over
- Real-world applicable knowledge and techniques for improving your mixing and mastering.
- 20-60% off third-party software and plugins from our affiliates (for student’s only).
Mixing and Mastering are equal parts technical skill and artistic finesse – and you need to develop both to achieve top-tier results. Picking up where Vesper’s Audio Weapons track building webinar series left off, this online workshop will explore the art and science of the mixing and mastering process to finish this track.
What People Are Saying About It:
The most valuable thing I gained from the class was having the chance to actually learn from and talk to someone who actually does this stuff. I’ve been making (crappy) music for ten years now, but only this past 6 months have become interested in having a professional look at some of them for mastering.
You presented the course material with clarity and patience. The course material was excellent, and intense! Therefore, the downloadable webinar videos were absolutely essential. I plan on watching all the videos again in succession (maybe twice) while taking notes, then applying these concepts to my songs.
I appreciated that you took the time to answer each question thoroughly, and patiently. You also respected each question, which is very important. After all, there is nothing worse than an instructor who takes a condescending tone when responding to “beginner” level questions. So I am glad that you welcomed all questions equally.
About the Instructor:
Ableton Certified Trainer Jake Perrine will walk you through this complex topic piece by piece and answer your specific questions along the way. Jake was an Instructor in Audio Production for over a decade at the Art Institute of Seattle; is a seasoned mixing and mastering engineer with over 200 album credits to his name; is a composer of electronic music; Performer and DJ; and author of two popular books on Ableton Live 8: Producing Music with Ableton Live and Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live published by Hal Leonard.
More about Jake: http://www.jakeperrine.com/about/
The curriculum is broken down into 12 parts….
- Preparing to Mix: A look at the tools you will need to make a good mix, including your mix room, monitors, sound cards, your ears, and much more.
- An In-Depth Discussion on “Translation”: How to make mixes that sound good on every system.
- The Mix Concept: Focusing your mix’s goals so you have a destination in mind as you mix.
- The Six Dimensions of a Mix: Understanding the various dimensions of a mix and the tools used to work with them.
- Mixing in Live: Ableton Live specific concepts and workflows for using Live to its fullest sound quality.
- Gain Stages: Efficiently managing gain throughout your Live Set from Clip Gain to Master Output.
- Metering: Understanding what the pretty lights are telling you!.
- Plugins: Theory and practice for use on Tracks, Groups, Returns and the Master.
- Export your Mix: Now that it sounds good, what do I do?
- Mastering: What is it, and what isn’t it? Do I need it, and how do I do it?.
- Mastering with Ozone 5: Single track vs. an entire album/release.
- Example Track: Working directly on a track to illustrate all these concepts.
How will this work?
You’ll get each weeks video content in advance of each live session so you have time to review it in detail on your own time and note down questions. The question and answer periods will be done live via a streaming webinar that allows me to broadcast live streaming video of Ableton on my computer, with audio from Ableton, in realtime. You just click on a private URL I’ll send you and you can follow along on your computer.
The webinar questions and answer sessions will be 3 hours long, once a week, for 3 weeks. Every session will be recorded and available to you as a downloadable video that you can keep and review whenever you want. Every week I’ll also be posting the full set template of the track we’re working on, complete with all samples, patches, racks, automation, adjustments to various plugins, outlines, PDFs, or other supporting materials.
Registration will be first come first served so if this sounds like a fit for you, I recommend signing up now. See you on the course.
In total there are over ten hours of downloadable videos and nine hours of live question and answer sessions. The live sessions will also be recorded and sent out one week after so you can keep them and review them later as well.
|Week 1 videos and course content available upon registration|
|Mon Jan 13, 2014
|Live Q&A session over week 1 material|
|Week 2 material released|
|Mon Jan 20, 2014
|Live Q&A session over week 2 material|
|Week 3 material released|
|Mon Jan 27, 2014
|Live Q&A session over week 3 material|
|Week 4 material released|
|Mon Feb 03, 2014
|Live Q&A session over week 4 material|
|End of course|
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