Syllabus - Mixing & Mastering


1.Introduction to mixing and mastering

  1. Definition of mixing and mastering
  2. The role of mixing and mastering in the music production process
  3. The importance of a good mix and master

2.Mixing fundamentals

  1. The role of EQ in mixing
  2. The use of panning in stereo imaging
  3. The role of compression in mixing
  4. The use of reverb and delay in creating space
  5. The use of saturation and distortion for adding character
  6. The importance of balance and clarity in a mix

3.Advanced mixing techniques

  1. The use of automation to shape the mix over time
  2. The use of effects to add depth and dimension to the mix
  3. The use of sidechain compression to create dynamic effects
  4. The use of parallel processing to add punch and power to a mix

4.Mastering fundamentals

  1. The role of mastering in the final stages of music production
  2. The importance of loudness and dynamic range in mastering
  3. The use of EQ and compression in mastering
  4. The use of limiting to increase loudness
  5. The use of EQ matching to achieve consistent sound across tracks

5.Advanced mastering techniques

  1. The use of multiband processing to shape the frequency balance of the mix
  2. The use of stereo imaging techniques in mastering
  3. The use of mid/side processing to enhance the stereo image
  4. The use of spectral processing to fine-tune the balance of the mix