The Art of Mixing Part VI

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In this final sixth installment of The Art of Mixing series, you'll get a firsthand look at mastering a complete song from scratch. You'll learn a great deal about referencing and tools that help you make a song match the sound of other songs for cohesion, whether part of an album or a song you want your final master to sound like. You'll also learn about grouping and organization and how mastering tools applied as bus-processing can be helpful in the final stages. Finally, you'll go through all of the standard tools and approaches for making a track stand out and sound finished and radio-ready by looking at EQs, limiters, saturators, and more.

Lesson topics include:

  • Intro, Track Preview, and Sidechain Compression
  • Machine Learning Mastering Assistant
  • Match EQ and Referencing
  • Stem Grouping Part I
  • Stem Grouping Part II
  • Stem Leveling
  • Adjusting the Mid and High Frequencies
  • Final Playthrough and Monitoring

Your Instructor

Ben Cantil
Ben Cantil

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.

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