Hip Hop & Beat Making
Course 9: Mixing

A good mix can take a song to the next level. It can make a song a hit by giving it a well-balanced sonic landscape, or by transporting the listener to another planet (metaphorically speaking, that is). With all the tools available in a digital audio workstation, the sky’s the limit on what can be done to a song.

In this course, you will learn the basics of mixing and how to think of a mix creatively. You’ll gain insight into why mixing has become, for many producers, an extension of the writing process. Building on techniques we’ve previously discussed, we delve deeper into mix theory and learn how to polish mixes to a high sheen.

By the end of the course, you will be able to describe what mixing is, differentiate between different kinds of mixing, demonstrate a few mixing techniques, and explain when you would use those techniques.