Mixing With Saturation

Saturation is one of the most powerful tools you can use to take your mixes from sounding just 'OK' to fully professional. This course will teach you to use saturation to give your tracks a polish and shine that you cannot get with any other type of plug in effect.

  • Any genre, any DAW

13 Lessons (1.5 hours)


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Easy to follow guide on how to successfully apply saturation to your tracks

Use saturation to get fatter mixes on all your tracks                      

Learn only the essential skills required that allow you to get better mixes with saturation

Learn to apply saturation to individual elements, to groups and the whole mix

Fatten up leads, vocals, sub bass, drums and much more              

Add 'lift' and 'brilliance' to the really important elements like vocals and leads

Add a professional polish and shine to your mixes                    

Create space between the elements of your mix with selective use of saturation

Total course length 1 Hours 30 Mins - 13 Lessons Of Saturation Skills

Course Modules

Module 1 - Foundational Knowledge of the Saturation Effect 

After a short intro from your tutor Jon, we'll go through the foundational knowledge and answer some important questions like; Why use saturation? What can be accomplished by using saturation in your mixes? Which saturation plug in should you use? See the first 3 videos of this tutorial BELOW and watch this first module for free.

Module 2 - Where Should You Apply Saturation in Your Mixes?

Saturation, when used correctly in a mix can transform an amateur sounding mix into a professional sounding one. If used wrongly however, it can be detrimental to your mixes and actually make them sound worse. So it's vital to know where in your mix you should apply the saturation effect. Here you'll learn the overall perspective that will enable you to use saturation effectively in any mix.

Module 3 - Applying Saturation to the Kick, Snare and Drums

The drums in general are great elements to add saturation to. Here you'll learn how to fatten up and give an analogue feel to kicks & snares to make them really punch and cut through the mix. Getting your drum patterns to sound like they are one group that was made to be together is a trick all producers need to know. Here you'll learn to use saturation to accomplish this task and make all the drums sit together nicely in the mix.

Module 4 - Applying Saturation to the Bass, Vocals and Leads

It's important to use saturation on the main elements of your mix to help them shine out more than the other elements. Here you'll learn how to really add warmth and fatten up sub bass synths, making a digital sounding sub sound warm and analogue. You'll learn to add a professional shine and polish to any vocal performance and you'll learn to use saturation to add a presence and attitude to lead synths which really makes them stand out.

Module 5 - Mixing & Mastering with Saturation

Here you'll learn about adding saturation at the group / bus level to enable you to treat multiple elements of your mix in one go. This is an important step to getting the elements of your mix to sit together. Youll also see what saturation is and isn't capable of doing at the mastering stage. You can use it to boost the low end presence but it is easy to go too far. Here you'll learn to use it and avoid the pitfalls.

Module 6 - Adding Saturation to a Whole Mix (Start to Finish)

So you can see how this is all applied in a real life mixing situation, Jon takes you through one of his mixes and applies saturation to all the elements that need it. You'll see how adding saturation fattens up and gives presence to the selected elements and how it gels certain parts of the mix together to give a tight, warm and overall more spacious mix. Seeing this process will help you to apply saturation in your own mixes

FREE lessons from the course

Watch Lesson 1

Mixing With Saturation - Introduction:

Here your tutor Jon welcomes you and takes you through what you can expect to get inside the 'Mixing With Saturation' course and how it is structured.

Watch Lesson 2

Mixing With Saturation - What does Saturation Do?:

In order to use saturation effectively you need to understand what it does and the affect it will have on the elements in your mix.

Watch Lesson 3

Mixing With Saturation - Which Saturation Plug In?:

There are a tonne of different saturation plug ins available ranging from basic to super complex. Here Jon takes you through some different plug ins and explains what he uses for the best sound and speed of workflow.

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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

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