HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
"Since meeting Scott Barkham in 2012, he has been my go-to person for guidance in all things regarding my musical career. Whether it’s advice on my music, my strategies, or my outreach, I can count on Scott to give me clear, honest feedback that yield positive results."
"Scott has been such a huge part of my advancement as a musician and bandleader here in New York. Over the years, he's been instrumental in helping me make the right decisions about what I want from my career and how to be smart about the way I get there. As I develop my band, label and press relationships, I always continue to keep his advice & perspective front-of-mind."
"I'd like to thank Scott again for mentoring me for the past 6 months. I've just released my first album, which I would probably had never done if not with Scott's encouragement, knowledge, and amazing support. I will continue learning from all of the Next Level Sound classes. You are all awesome!"
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.
We offer the first module as a standalone module if you are not quite ready to take the whole journey. Music Business Foundations will give you an excellent overview of my topline worldview of the moving target that is the modern day music business and how it got there.
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.