Mastering.com offers a free mixing course and a free copy of the Limiter plugin by Mastering the Mix, but you’ll need to act quick because the signup form closes in 24 hours.
Looking to improve your mixing skills? You can start by reading our mixing guide.
Once you’ve covered the basics, you can brush up your skills with Mastering.com’s free Fix-The-Mix challenge that includes a free copy of Mastering The Mix’s Limiter plugin.
However, you must act fast because the free Fix-The-Mix challenge ends soon.
Fix-The-Mix is a three-day event, with everything kicking off on March 21st at 10AM Pacific Time. Over the next three days, Mastering.com promises to teach some crucial techniques to improve your audio workflow.
Day 1 consists of mastering techniques, teaching critical listening, and how to effectively use an equalizer and compressor. These are absolutely crucial skills, as I’m sure you all know. But it might be worth a look if you’ve ever wondered how a specific parameter works on a compressor.
Day 2 covers mixing techniques. Volume balancing, vocal mixing, and the use of reverb and delay are covered here.
The final day, Day 3, is a more comprehensive view of the mix and mastering process. A full walkthrough and breakdown of mixing choices are on the itinerary, followed by a live mastering session.
Attendees will also get the chance to use their newly developed critical listening skills to hear the before and after of the mixing and mastering process.
Attendees will additionally receive a free copy of the Limiter plugin courtesy of Mastering The Mix. This looks in line with the rest of their software line and might be worth a look if you don’t have a mastering limiter of choice.
The coaches available for this three-day session are Caleb Loveless and Jake Kodweis. Caleb Loveless is the co-owner of Slowave Studios and Black Fox Mastering and has worked as an engineer for the last 25 years. Jake Kodweis is a musician and producer who has worked actively in the industry for 18 years.
While these courses may not turn you into a professional engineer overnight, there is some benefit to laying down the groundwork necessary for critical listening and being able to identify what a mix or master may need.
For home producers, this could be a great crash course on effectively using the tools in your mixing toolbox. If you’ve ever wondered about what the attack and release of a compressor do, then it will be worth the plunge.
Sign-ups end tomorrow, right before classes are intended to begin, so move quickly.
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