Advanced Audio Engineering
Course 17: Mixing: Song 2

Mixing music requires a great deal of attention to detail in order to create a polished, finished track. It involves balancing and optimizing the individual instruments and adjusting the overall sound to make sure everything fits together musically. Timbre, EQ, compression, level adjustment, and panning are some of the essential elements that must be considered in order to craft an appealing mix.

How each instrument interacts with the others should draw listeners in and create a pleasing listening experience. Ultimately, it is up to your judgment as an engineer or artist when mixing music. As long as you have considered all components involved and addressed any potential issues along the way, you will have created something unique with immense potential! In this course, you will be covering advanced methods of mixing.

This will include room acoustics and monitor setup for recording and mixing, learning to mix and balance information to help all your musical elements in a song in focus, and working on musical consistency. You’ll cover compression functionality and techniques to give your song the dynamic feels it needs and learn all that you need to know when exporting your mixed product in a way that meets professional standards.

When it comes to connecting with a song, one of the most essential things to remember is the confidence in which you deliver its message. If you show that your artist believes in what they are presenting, the audience will be convinced of its truth. It doesn’t matter if the music is about something intense and complex or something simply fun and lighthearted – what really matters is that the artist believes in every word or note. Doing so will enable listeners to relate more easily to your song as they can feel the emotion coming through with each line.