These days, musicians are expected more and more to be artists, producers, writers, and engineers all-in-one. Your ability to express your ideas sonically in a way that leaps out of the speakers and grabs the listener's attention is an invaluable skill to develop. In this multi-part series, you're going to learn a wide array of modern, advanced mixing techniques so you can do just that. You'll quickly get up and running with some of the most common tools that you see all the time, but rarely take the time to learn. Yes, it is age-old advice that you must trust your ears when mixing, but with the incredible tools at our disposal today, you can build upon that classic approach and make mixing a smooth and swift experience, like any of your other deepest skill sets.
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Encanti is the artist name of Ben Cantil, half of audio/visual duo Zebbler Encanti Experience with VJ Peter ‘Zebbler’ Berdovsky (widely known for his work with Shpongle and EOTO over the years). ZEE releases music regularly on experimental electronic labels Wakaan and Gravitas Recordings; and has collaborated with artists such as Mr. Bill, Of The Trees, Au5, and acclaimed vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy.
Cantil is also an Assistant Professor of Music Production, Technology, and Innovation at Berklee Valencia in Valencia, Spain, where he teaches electronic music production and sound design. As an educator, Ben approaches electronic music as a multidisciplinary art form that unifies traditional song writing with sound design, arranging, and audio engineering. By focusing primarily creative strategies and philosophy, his workshops are classes aim to enable and inspire musicians of all backgrounds and skill levels, regardless of what instruments or software they use.