Mixing Foundations

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Live Training - Video On-Demand - Live Office Hours

Do you get stuck when it comes to mixing your tracks?


Do you have lots of unfinished music because you lack a workflow?


Are you tired of trying to figure everything out by yourself on Youtube and grouchy forums?


Learn the No. 1 Mixing and Mastering System.





Saturation - EQ - Compression - Reverb - Gain Staging - Workflow


Learn the Fundamentals of Mixing in this 8-Week Online Course that you can take either as Live Training, Video On-Demand Self-Study or any combination of the two.

Design Your Own Learning Experience

Here's how it works:

Live Training

Mixing Foundations Live Training happen Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm - 1:50 pm EST.  

All Live Training is recorded for Video Self-Study and reference.


Video Self-Study

All of our Live Trainings are recorded for Video-on-Demand,  All of our classrooms are stocked with the most up-to-date curated Trainings.

The Video Self-Study option offers the exact same content as the Live Training experience.

And of course you can always attend any Live Trainings that fit your schedule.

Open Office Hours

I keep three Live Open Office Hours each week.

During Office Hours you can ask questions and get feedback on your works-in-progress.

My Office Hour Schedule is:

Tuesdays 8 pm - 8:50 pm EST

Wednesdays 4 pm - 4:50 pm EST

Hi There!

Welcome to the Mixing and Mastering Department at Next Level Sound.

Regardless of your level or experience, I always recommend that you start your Mixing and Mastering Training with Mixing Foundations.

The 4-Course Program is designed to give you a complete and integrated training in Mixing and Mastering, so you can get your tracks ready for commercial release.

In Mixing Foundations we take a deep dive into the fundamentals of saturation, EQ, compression, reverb, gain structure management and workflow.

You can use any DAW you like and any set of plugins.

You can take this course as a video self-study course or as Live Training or do both -- whatever is easiest for you.

And you get instant lifetime access to the course.

In Mixing Foundations you will also learn my approach to engineering in general.  How to get to the your taste zone as quickly and efficiently as possible.

And it's designed as a system!  Once students learn the system, their mixes improve rapidly.  Yours will too.

So enroll in Mixing Foundations and I will see you in class and at the Open Office Hours to help you with your mixing and mastering and works-in-progress.

See you soon.



Multi-Platinum Producer/Engineer

Mixing and Mastering Mentor and Course Designer.





Hi, thanks for looking into the details!

Mixing Foundations is the first course in the Program.

Regardless of your experience level I really recommend you start here.

Some people skip Mixing Foundations, only to go back later and take the course.

Mixing Foundations is a very in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of mixing.

I usually joke that it's the hardest course in the Mixing and Mastering Program -- just because everything after it seems easy.  ;)

- Danny


In this course you will learn how to:

  • Build a powerful mix
  • Use reference tracks to guide your mixing decisions
  • Know how and when to use different types of compressors
  • Set up a reverb matrix that actually makes sense and learn how and when to use rooms, chambers, plates and halls to create a 3-dimensional mix
  • Utilize your new engineering workflow to arrive at the right settings in the most direct and ergonomic way without mixing in circles
  • Mix entirely in the box with a warm, analog sound
  • Finish more tracks with the consistent professional level of the sound
  • Understand how and when to use vintage modelled gear or the more modern counterparts
  • Get the most out of the latest plugins like Fabfilter, UAD, Slate, Valhalla, Soundtoys and others
  • Be confident when performing essential mixing techniques: compression, eq, saturation, reverb and gain structure management

Here's the Course Outline:

Week 1:  Introduction and Orientation

Week 2:  Saturation

Week 3:  EQ I

Week 4:  Compression

Week 5: EQ II/Side-chaining

Week 6:  Reverb

Week 7: Mixing Shootout I

Week 8:  Mixing Shootout II and Big Review

Live Trainings Meet Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 pm - 2:50 pm EST.

Live Open Office Hours:

Tuesday 8 pm EST - 8:50 pm EST

Wednesday 4 pm EST - 4:50 pm EST

All classes are recorded for viewing on demand.

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Here's Some of our Students Work on Soundcloud

Here's What My Students Are saying...

"Before I started the course I thought I knew already a lot of things over all those years I’ve been doing productions. But already after lesson 1 I realised I was doing the same “mistakes” everyone does. So I’m very happy that I followed these courses because it gave me a workflow which I can stick too and which make my production, mixing and mastering a lot quicker and much more efficient!"


"Finally a course that really shows the techniques to get that professional warm and fat sound I was aiming for. Danny’s cool and encouraging attitude has helped me to transform my music and take it to a totally different level. The best part for me was to mix a track before class and then see Danny mix the exact same track. This plus the possibility to ask questions during the course and for 1 hour per week during office hours, made mixing foundations a priceless experience."


"I have been studying with Daniel Wyatt and using his techniques now for several years. I was really excited when Hardwell played one of my early tracks — and now Tiesto! Danny keeps me up-to-date with all of his new techniques and workflows — and it’s made all of the difference in my sound"


Check out the Orientation Video for Mixing Foundations

And Here's A Course Video about Compression Theory and Workflow


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Frequently Asked Questions

All courses are available as LIVE trainings or Self-Study Video on-demand courses.  The content is exactly the same.

LIVE training session are 50 minutes.

Yes.  All Core Course students (both LIVE training participants and Self-Study Students may attend a weekly LIVE feedback for works in progress and Q and A sessions at all of the Departments Live Open Office Hours .

All Trainings are recorded and posted daily to the private online classroom for review.  Usually within 24 hours.

You have Instant Lifetime Access as soon as you sign up!

You get Lifetime Access to Over 200 hours of up-to-date video content available instantly upon purchase.

No.  We have a strict no refund policy. That being said we will try to work with you creatively to make you happy if possible if the course was not a good fit for you.

Yes.  The Complete Producer Bundle is designed as a complete and integrated producer education.  However the course may be taken individually and separately. 

Yes you can!  And many of our students tune into class from bus stops, trains, cars, and airplanes!  It's cool!

No.  All Videos are streamed, not available for download.

Yes.  LIVE training classes are limited to 20 students

Yes.  Practice sessions are available for download in a wide variety of genres, both electronic, organic and hybrid.

No,  This system works for any genre of music.  Our Mixing and Mastering courses we teach workflow, principles and advanced techniques of Mixing and Mastering that are applicable to any genre. Most of our students are EDM producers (some of them have reached top positions in Beatport charts), and music for film, ads and video game producers.

All the techniques shown during the course can be applied to any plugin-lines including stock DAW-plugins. All the examples are shown based on FabFilter, iZotope, SoundToys, UAD, Slate Digital, Plugin Alliance plugins. You can replace those plugins with alternatives of other developers/DAW stock plugins.

Most of the techniques shown on the course are applicable to any modern DAW that can host VST/AU/AAX plugins: Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, ProTools, FL Studio, Reaper etc.

Most of our students use their own tracks but if you don’t have materials we provide stems for Mixing and Mastering. We provide track stem in variety of different genres. Last two weeks of each Mixing/Mastering course is dedicated to mixing/mastering practice and shootouts: each student receives same stems and mix the track during two weeks, providing 1.0 mix version on first week class where we listen all the tracks and give feedback. On the second week students are submitting 2.0 mix that we listen during the class and give the feedback. Listening how different people mixed same track is highly beneficial for developing your mixing/mastering and ear training skills.

Yes.  Absolutely.  Many of our students work on headphones with no problems.

Yes.  We will provide you with proof of participation that will give you access to 50% off Fabfilter, Soundtoys, Izotope, and others.  (list)

Yes.  You will receive a certification of graduate from each course you complete.

Yes.  But that of course depends on your schedule.  Many people have successfully taken 2 coures simultaneously with great results.


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