MIXING & MASTERING

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Learn the World's Best Mixing and Mastering System!

 

 

Hi!  Welcome to the Next Level Sound Mixing and Mastering Department!
 
I have developed a complete and integrated 4 course Program to guide you through every step of your mixing and mastering education,
 
Having designed courses for the some of the biggest schools in the world, I am very happy to say that the Next Level Sound Mixing and Mastering Program is the most in-depth, up-to-date, and comprehensive curriculum that I have ever designed.
 
Please have a look around and let me know if you have any questions.
 
Cheers!
 
Danny
CEO/Founder
Mixing and Mastering Department
Mentor/Course Designer
 
More about Daniel

Your mentor for the course (Daniel Wyatt) will walk you through every step needed to produce real world expensive studio results using your ‘in the box’ DAW’s and Plugins. Danny started out with the real hardware and now uses software emulations exclusively to achieve all of the sound, without the huge cost and unreliability of hardware counterparts.

Daniel Wyatt is multi-platinum, Grammy and Emmy nominated audio engineer with credits from Ultra Records to Old Dirty Bastard to Norah Jones, and one of the most influential mixing and mastering instructors and course designers. In the last decade he taught over 1,000 producers and audio engineers how to mix and master modern styles of music from deep house, minimal techno, and trance to hip hop, trap, dubstep, and drum’n’bass. Many of his students have had their tracks hit the iTunes and Beatport charts.

THE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

 

You need a systematic approach to mixing and mastering

 

You spend a lot of time mixing but are not happy with the results

 

You are trying to piece your knowledge together with Youtube and forums but it's not working

 

You compare your tracks to commercial releases and know you are missing something.

 

 

 

 

The Program is Divided Into 4 Courses

DETAILED PROGRAM CONTENT

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm - 1:50 pm EST.

Next Live Trainings Start June 12th, 2018.

All classes are recorded for viewing on demand.

Next Level Mixing is really a "super tools" course.

Now that you understand saturation and compression, you can learn mult-band saturation and multi-band compression!

We look at the collection of special tools for width, modulating FX, parallel compression and transient design.

It's a intensive education to learn all of the most powerful tools of Mixing and Mastering.

-Danny

In Next Level Mixing I, you will learn how to:

  • Deliver finished mix that is ready for mastering
  • Use modulating effects with confidence and authority
  • Build a parallel drum mix that adds power and definition to your mix
  • Edit and process reverbs to make them fit the exact needs of your 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 multiband tools
  • Get the most out of the latest plugins like Fabfilter, UAD, Slate, Valhalla, Soundtoys and others
  • Apply the final touches to a delicate mix to bring it to life

Course Outline

Week 1:  Introduction and Orientation

Week 2:  Multi-band Dynamics and Multi-band Saturation

Week 3:  Limiting De-Essing and Creative Compression

Week 4:  Width, Transient Design and Amp Simulation

Week 5:  Modulating FX and Delay

Week 6:  Advanced Reverb Editing and Processing

Week 7:  Mixing Shootouts I

Week 8:  Mixing Shootouts II and Big Review

Classes Meet:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm - 3:50 pm EST

All Classes are recorded for On-Demand Viewing.

The Next Level Trainings Start:  June 12th, 2018

Next Level Mixing II is the mixing course where we put all of our Mixing Foundations and Next Level I knowledge and workflows together — and we do it in the context of mixing a track from start to finish.

This course is filled with advanced routing, DAW optimization and templating, parallel buss construction, VCA integration, and automation.

 

You finish Next Level Mixing II with a commercial quality mix that’s ready for mastering.

- Danny

In this Course you will learn how to:

  • Setup more advanced routing for greater control
  • Use your mixing templates to help you complete more tracks
  • Nail your vocals, bass and drums like the pro’s
  • Produce your best mastering stems ready for a pro master
  • Easily automate tracks and effects
  • Use ‘power user’ modulation of various effects
  • Produce more complete and polished mixes ready for mastering

Course Outline

Week 1:  Introduction and Orientation

Week 2:  Templating and DAW optimization

Week 3:  Starting the Drums

Week 4:  Parallel Drum Buss Construction

Week 5:  Bass and Instruments, Automation

Week 6:  Vocals and Finishing the Mix

Week 7:  Mixing Shootouts I

Week 8:  Mixing Shootouts II and Big Review

Classes Meet:  Wednesdays at 12 pm - 12:50 pm EST

All Classes are recorded for On-Demand Viewing.

The Next Level Trainings Start:  June 13th, 2018

 

I always say Mixing is like cooking and Mastering is like baking.  And to be a truly great chef you need to learn both worlds and how they inter-relate

We finish our 4 Course Mixing and Mastering Program with Next Level Mastering.

It is very possible to create commercial quality mastering from home, and in this course I show you exactly how.

I am very confident that it’s the best mastering course online anywhere.

— Danny

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Assess what a good mix (ready for mastering) sounds like
  • Use your ultimate channel strip to get the best out of the mix
  • Add power and clarity
  • Create masters for different outputs such as Spotify/TV/Soundcloud etc.
  • Make your tracks commercially loud without distorting
  • Balance width for wide AND club safe mixes
  • Beat commercial tracks that you reference to

Course Outline:

 

 

Week 1:  Introduction and Orientation

Week 2:  Console Color, Reductive Mid-side EQ, and Tape Compression

Week 3:  Limiting

Week 4:  Musical mid-side Compression

Week 5:  Additive EQ, Multi-band Saturation and Imaging, Post EQ, De-essing.

Week 6:  Stereo Mastering Practical

Week 7:  Stem Mastering Practical

Week 8:  Mastering Shootouts and Big Review, EP assembly, codecs optimization.

Classes Meet:  Wednesdays at 2 pm - 2:50 pm EST

All Classes are recorded for On-Demand Viewing.

The Next Level Trainings Start:  June 13th, 2018

"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!"

TOM HADES
TIENEN, BELGIUM

"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."

MARKUS NIEDERREITER
MUNICH, GERMANY

"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"

FRANCISCO LOZANO
NEW YORK CITY, USA

Design Your Own Study Experience

As you can see, the Mixing and Mastering course is very comprehensive. It needs to be in order to ensure you come out of it able to create mixes and masters that compete with commercial tracks in your genre. It is the world’s most advanced professional mixing and mastering system and we have 2 ways to study. You can attend live lessons or you can watch pre-recorded lessons. The best thing is you don’t need to choose one or the other. You can mix and match as you go, according to your own schedule.

One Time Payment

$1,470.00

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12 Monthly Payments

$147.00

per month for 12 months

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Not quite ready to start the program?

We offer the first module as a standalone module if you are not quite ready to take the whole journey. Mixing Foundations is the most fundamental part of our system. We go back to basics and cover off the things that 90% of people miss.

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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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