Mixing is equal parts art and science. You need both theory and practice to achieve mastery. In this course you will get both. Get the theory behind mixing and mastering with MixLab, a 5 hour course where Jake Perrine lays out all you need to know. Included are actual mix sessions of previous participants projects where he takes the sound from good to great! Learn to push your own projects over the finish line and supercharge your mixing game!
Preview Video: Before and After Mix Comparisons
What You Get
- A 5 hour course on mixing and mastering concepts from Jake’s previous course “Mixing and Mastering”
- Screen recordings of 7 example mix sessions with full commentary by Jake throughout
- A total of 30+ hours of content!
- Student discount pricing (20-60% off) on third-party software & plugins from our partners!
Preview Video: Yaima – Reflection
What You’ll Learn
We guarantee after taking this course you will be able to:
- Set up your projects for maximum efficiency during the mixing process.
- Manage gain stages throughout your mix for the cleanest signal path.
- Managing dynamics (compression, limiting, gating, etc.) across all your tracks and the master track for maximum punch.
- How to use EQ to essentialize and maximize each sound’s impact on the listener, and not muddy up the mix.
- How to use Return Tracks properly and effectively.
- Multiple techniques with reverb and delay for adding depth and spatialization.
- Automation techniques to speed up the mix process.
- Use of master track plugins for basic DIY mastering
- Introduction to a number of third-party plugins that may be useful to you.
- How to use reference tracks as a guidepost for your mixes.
About Your Instructor
Warp Academy’s Lead Trainer and Ableton Certified Trainer Jake Perrine 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, performer and DJ under the name Spire; and author of three popular books on Ableton Live: Producing Music with Ableton Live; Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live; and Power Tools for Ableton Live 9, all published by Hal Leonard. For more information visit Jake’s trainer profile:
Trainer Profile: Jake Perrine
Feedback from Jake’s previous Courses and Workshops:
“Thanks for putting the MMW course together. Obviously, the course material was excellent. As expected, you presented the course material with clarity and patience. I plan on watching all the webinar videos again in succession (maybe twice) while taking notes, then applying these concepts to my songs. I feel as though I’ve learned/will learn what I need to know! Personally, my biggest misconception was that mastering was the key, whereas now I know that proper mixing is far more important. Thanks for clearing that up! As for the Q&A sessions, you succeeded well in that. 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. Thanks.” –Chris
“I just wanted to say, thank you for your commitment to provide a quality class. You spent sooooo much (extra) time with us! You went WAY ahead of what I would have expected. It was an incredible amount of material in the month we did the class. Thank you for over delivering — I found it all, even some of the off-topic discussions such as third-party hardware, very valuable. A great example of this was when you showed us the demo of the footsteps walking away. The clinical detail of why it works like it does was killer, and really resonated when we revisited it in the actual song later in the class. 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. Talking about what a M.E. will be looking for in accepting a properly mixed track was pure GOLD for me. Any insight you gave about why you look at things the way you do was exactly the experience I hoped for. Cheers Jake, thanks for everything!” –Andrew & Tim
“Thanks for putting together such a thorough and detailed class. I really felt like I learned a lot over the last three weeks and that it was money well spent. I’m looking forward to having some time this weekend to revisit a tune I was working on before the class and redo the mix and see how much better it can sound. Also, I was really impressed with the webinar part of the course. Your willingness to answer any and all questions and the breadth of your knowledge was impressive. Being a mostly “in the box” guy, it was nice to hear and think about other uses and issues.” –Mark
“For those of you that did not attend the Ableton Live Weekend Intensive, you missed an amazing class. Even if you used Ableton for a while (like me), Jake demystified a lot of how Live works and covered many details that can take your production to another level. I can’t speak highly enough…thx, Jake!” –Tim Scudder
“I would like to give out a BIG thanks to Jake for the classes this weekend. As being a newbie with Ableton, I have walked away with awe, wonder and a new found excitement of the possibilities that now are at my finger tips…” –Marke Mattson