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Basic Mixing for House and Techno

Basic Mixing for House and Techno

Make Your Tracks Sound Pro

Learn to make great mixes in one week, with this revolutionary hands-on Ableton Live Course designed for house and techno producers.

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INTRODUCTION

Everybody who makes electronic music needs to be able to make a mix that drops deep, heavy Bass and comes with a crisp, wide stereo image on top.

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THE PROBLEM

It's harder than it first seems.  There are a million details you have to learn about Compression and EQ and everything else.

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THE JOURNEY

Usually people get stuck going in circles, wasting tons of time, feeling frustrated, and getting depressed hearing mixes that sound like crap.

You need a plan.

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THE CHALLENGE

We all run into the same thing when we start making original electronic tracks.

  • "I want to get the music out of my head and into the speakers."

  • "I need to be 100% sure it's going to sound right when I play it tonight..."

  • "I just want my original beats to sound as good as the records I buy..."

  • "I want bragging rights when I get my tracks out on a Record Label..."

Nothing feels better than sharing one of your tracks and hearing people say, "wow did you make this?"

Here's how you can do that.

THE SOLUTION

Learn how to make your tracks sound Pro with this revolutionary hands-on course.

Basic Mixing for House and Techno

It's unique because you learn by doing guided Activities inside Live instead of watching YouTube videos.

And it's all designed for low-end mixing with House and Techno tracks, where the kick drum is the main character...

WHAT YOU LEARN

The course has four Modules where you learn real audio engineering techniques including Gain Staging, EQ & Compression strategies, Routing, FX and more.

Each Module is a separate Session Lesson® tutorial built inside Live, where you follow along to hear Audio Instructions, see Automated Examples and do Hands-On Activities.

By the end you'll have a mix workflow to take your tracks from sounding amateur to sounding polished and master-ready.

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Module 1: What You Learn

In the first Module we apply basic Mix Tools for cleanup and Gain Staging, to bring out the best of each sound in the Track. You begin learning the Gain Staging Recipe which we will use throughout the course.

EXPAND TO SEE MODULE 1 ACTIVITIES
  • The Gain Staging Process
  • How to set the levels of everything in the mix
  • Using Input and Output Meters
  • How to optimize Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Sound-By-Sound Edits
  • How Compressor Makeup Gain affects your mix
  • Which plugins do we use on each sound and why?
  • Why we start with the Kick Drum
  • How To Identify problems with the mix
  • Before & After Comparison of Progress
  • The secret of where a Loud mix comes from
  • How to identify Problems in the mix
  • Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

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Module 2: What You Learn

In the second Module we make a mix, focusing on the Kick Drum and Sub-Bass levels to get a solid low-end foundation in place.

EXPAND TO SEE  MODULE 2 ACTIVITIES
  • How to make a simple Multi-Track Mix
  • How to make a balanced Stereo Mix that drops Bass
  • FDMU: Faders Down, Monitors Up
  • How to fix problems like "my kick drum is not loud enough"
  • How to avoid Distortion
  • What "top down" and "bottom up" mix strategies are
  • Problems we face in electronic music and how to fix them
  • Pro Tips on what Level to set your Kick Drum at the start
  • How to build a good foundation with your Basslines and Beats
  • How to get Space in the Mix
  • Gain Staging within an FX Rack
  • How to avoid Mix Creep
  • Before/After Mixes to compare your progress
  • Unravel the Mystery around Mastering

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MODULE 3: Using Group Tracks

In Module Three we'll develop a wide spatial 3D stereo sound. You'll learn how to break a big project into subgroups that make it really easy to mix, no matter how large your future sessions become.

EXPAND TO SEE  MODULE 3 ACTIVITIES
  • Creating 3D space in the mix
  • How to get the Kick and Sub-Bass working together
  • Recipe for Mixing with Track Groups
  • Stereo Mix Guidelines
  • Compressor Strategy for Stereo Groups
  • What makes a good Stereo Drum Submix
  • Which plugins to use on your Drums Submix... and Why
  • How to customize and save your FX Racks
  • Pan Position in the Stereo Field
  • How to find and eliminate Phase problems
  • Checking the mix in Mono: How and Why
  • How To Raise the Master Channel Level (the right way)

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MODULE 4: The Master Channel

The last Module focuses on applying Reverb and Delay FX, consideration of overall Loudness, and exporting a polished Master Mix.

EXPAND TO SEE MODULE 4 ACTIVITIES
  • Review: The Art of Gain Staging
  • Advanced Routing with Bus Groups
  • How to combine Group Tracks and Return FX in one place
  • Technique for mixing Low-End Sounds in a Group
  • Drum Bus FX Chains
  • Return FX Routing
  • How to set your Reverb FX Levels
  • Mixing with Delay
  • Balancing and Leveling the Instrument Group Mix
  • How this Mix Strategy applies in other situations
  • Preparation to export your final Mix
  • The process of Mastering compared to Mixing
  • How to Commit to your Stereo Mix (confidence)

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TOTAL COURSE TIME

The total course time is estimated at ten hours. You can easily do it in a week.

This includes four hours of Session Lesson time, four hours of practice to apply what you are learning in your own sessions, and two hours to go through the online support materials.

By the end you'll have a completely new strategy for mixing that will allow you to create Professional-sounding Tracks without feeling frustrated or confused.

Our creative Studio TIme is precious... don't waste time guessing what to do with your Mix.

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REVIEWS

Read these comments from producers who took the course, brought their test mixes through our Track Feedback Crew, and put out new releases. This stuff works.

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BONUS SUPPLIES

When you join this course, you're not alone. You get TONS of support to make sure you make progress.

In addition to the four Guided Ableton Projects, you get the following Bonus Templates, Presets and Mix Guides to help you apply what you learned.

And that's not all.

You also get access to the Track Feedback Crew on Discord, where you can post your mixes and get help from our super-supportive Ableton Producer Community.

We're here to pull you forward and help you get your tracks finished & sounding great.

BONUS: Mix Templates

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Perfect for doing remixes, collaborations, or stem mixing from a folder of audio files.  Just drop in your sounds and apply your new Mix Strategy to get great-sounding tracks, with no frustration.

BONUS: FX Racks

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These are Preset FX Racks that you can drag into any Project to get the mix tools you want, with macro knobs mapped and ready to go.

They give you an easy starting place to work with any sound you need, from Instruments to Submixes, Return FX, and even the Master Channel.

BONUS: Mix Guides (PDF)

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In addition to the hands-on Session Lessons, Mix Templates and FX Racks, you also get this series of compact Mix Guides to help lock in what you learned.

MIX GUIDES

  • Guide to VU Meters
  • Eight Great Mix Tools
  • Ten Step Mixdown Guide
  • Stereo Export Checklist
  • The Power Of Test Mixes

Print them out for quick reference to help you apply your new skills in all your Projects.

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BONUS: The Track Feedback Crew

When you sign up, you'll get a free one-month subscription to the Track Feedback Crew on Discord.

This is our super-supportive Ableton producer community where we share our music, give each other comments, and connect for weekly Livestreams, collaborations, remixes and more. 

Everybody needs a little support sometimes. 

This Community gives you a place to check your mixes and get precise, valuable feedback so you feel confident about your progress.

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MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

I'm 100% confident that this course will help you make better mixes.

In fact, if you go through all the Lessons and you don't hear an improvement in your music, I'll give your money back.

You have 30 days to request a complete refund. There's no risk, you have nothing to lose.

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Hi, I’m Steve Knots.

I’ve been making original electronic music since 1999 with new releases out on Reveller Records, Quazi Delic, Nomadism and Dimbi Deep most recently.

I spent fifteen years working as a professional DJ and doing live sets with Ableton.

And I'm also a trained audio engineer who's setup live sound events with literally hundreds of bands, on large and small PA systems.

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My music degree is from the Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York. (b.f.a. 2003)

I first started tutoring Ableton students in 2008, and I'm the one who invented the Session Lesson® tutorial where you learn by doing hands-on Activities inside Live.

And in this course I teach you the universal mix skills you need to know to make your tracks sound great on everything from headphones to clubs to big outdoor sound systems.

Sign up now and learn the mix techniques that will take you from fooling around in your home studio, to being a published producer with releases you feel proud of.

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FAQ's


Which version of Ableton Live do I need?

This course works with Live 9.7, Live10 and Live11


Do I need Suite edition?

No, the course works with either Standard or Suite. It will not work with Intro or Lite editions.


Is it for PC or Mac?

It works with both Mac and PC, just like Ableton.


How long does the course take?

Total course time is ten hours. Each Session Lesson tutorial takes about 45 minutes to go through. If you do one per day, and then practice what you learn on your own tracks, you can finish the course in about a week.


Do I need a Push controller?

No, you do not need to own Push to do this course. A computer and a mouse are enough.


I don't have expensive studio speakers, can I still do this?

You need a good pair of studio headphones at least. Monitors will make it easier to hear the difference in the examples. You can not do this course with laptop speakers... unless you have a place to practice mixing on real monitors.


Will this course teach me how to use Ableton?

No. If you are a total beginner, start with the built-in tutorials that come with the program. This course will not teach you how to do basic program operations like dropping plugins, playing clips, starting and stopping playback, or editing audio/MIDI.


What if I can't start right away?

You get 24-7 access to the course materials on the Mixitecture member's site and you can start whenever you want. The site tracks your progress to help you stay focused whenever you need to take a break! There's no rush and there's no time limit to your access.


Is there any kind of community involved in this course?

Yes! We do Track Feedback every week in the Mixitecture Discord server.  We also have a thriving Facebook Group of more than 5000 producers from around the world who trade comments, inspiration and tips to help each other improve our music.


What about help with Mastering and Record Labels to release my tracks?

Mixitecture has connections with professional mix engineers, mastering engineers and a few small digital Record Labels who can all help you take your music from stereo mixes to finished, bass-heavy tracks ready to release.


Is there any kind of a payment plan?

Yes. You can choose to spread the payments out over three months to make it easier. Click the button to SIGN UP and you will see it under the full price payment option.


Do you accept Paypal?

Yup! Click SIGN UP and you'll see the options for credit cards, PayPal, etc.


Where do I sign up?

Right here.  Click the button and get instant access.

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CONTACT

If you have any questions, please get in touch right away and we can have a quick chat. -Steve


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SUMMARY: EVERYTHING YOU GET

Let's review the complete list of what you get in "Basic Mixing for House and Techno".

  • Four hands-on Session Lessons (Value: $600)
  • Three Mix Templates (Value $225)
  • 24 Audio FX Presets (Value $97)
  • Six PDF Mix Guides (Value $147)
  • Gain Staging Terms Video (Value $29)
  • Gain Staging Tools Video (Value $29)
  • 1-Month Subscription to the Track Feedback Crew (Value $25)

The total value of everything in this course comes to $1152...

Right now you can get in for a lot less. Don't waste any more of your precious studio time feeling frustrated.

Total Price $1152

Join Basic Mixing for House and Techno for just $297 today!

Sign up and start making your mixes sound Pro.

Click the button and choose your payment plan for instant access to start the course.

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