What is the course about?
This workshop will focus on the practical steps involved in improving mixes by working on a sample mix and improving one of your own mixes. We will address common problems such as muddy low end, poor separation between instruments and other common problems by applying the appropriate techniques to improve the mixes.
What will we cover?
• achieving better separation between instruments
• achieving a better stereo image
• depth of field
• adding more "punch" to drums
• adding clarity in the vocal lines.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use EQ and panning to achieve better separation between instruments
Use panning and phase techniques to get a wider stereo image
Apply compression to make drums sound more percussive
Apply spatial effects to put vocals in their own space and place them dynamically using compression.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course aimed at those who already know how to use Logic, GarageBand or other audio production software. You will need to be able follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor demonstration, group discussion and questions, followed by practical work on the techniques demonatrated.
You will work on an individual Mac workstation to practise set themes, techniques and skills, applying these to your developing ideas and material.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Notepad, pen, own memory stick/storage device for saving work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in other Music Technology courses, offered throughout the year.