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Low End Mixing Tutorial

Mixing the low end of your tracks can be (as you have likely noticed) one of the hardest things to get right. So much so that it can seem like a dark art.

This comprehensive tutorial is all about you gaining the confidence you need (in your environment, and in your mixing skills) so you can make the correct decisions to get the perfect low end mix in every track you make.


Audio examples are included so you can follow along.

Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course

34 Lessons - 3 hours - Any Genre, Any DAW

What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Experience

Perhaps you have successfully completed one of our beginner tutorials, or you are looking to take your music production skills to the next level. These any DAW Masterclass tutorials have all the knowledge you need in order for you to bring your mixes, recordings, vocals, drums and arrangements to life.


A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills

These any DAW Masterclass tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills. All these tutorials are made so you can jump to any specific skill or technique in the lessons, that you may be having difficulty with, and find a solution that is easy to follow and implement in your own projects.

Fresh Inspiration

In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from polished mixes to creative ideas to help inspire you. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.


Reward From Your Own Abilities

If you have already completed one of our beginner tutorials you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. These Masterclass music production tutorials will help you make your own songs sound much more professional, much cleaner and more creative.

Check out these free lessons from the course...


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Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - How To Setup Your Environment For Low End Mixing


In this first module you will learn why getting your environment to a certain level of acoustic balance is so important. You have to be able to have confidence in your environment, so here you will learn what you can do to make your environment better in very simple steps.

This is all covered in simple to understand and basic steps that can be followed by anyone. We also cover room referencing software, that can help you correct acoustic problems in your enviroment and with your studio monitors.


Module 2 - How To Get A Great Low End Mix


Before we get into the real technical side of mixing the low end, we'll go through what goals we are trying to achieve, what is actually possible (and what is not). We will discuss how to spot issues with the low end, (as they are notoriously difficult to spot), by learning what to listen for and what the tell tale signs of a poorly mixed low end sound like.

Reference tracks are also incredibly powerful tools when mixing the low end, so we will cover the correct way to use them, and how not to fall into the traps of incorrectly using reference tracks.


Module 3 - Processing The Kick & Bass In Isolation


The low end is only as good as the parts that make it. In this module you will learn how to pick the right elements in the first place, and then how to further process those elements so they are tight, punchy, and clean.

We will of course be mainly focusing on the kick and the bassline, and how to tighten them up, how to dynamically process them with compression, envelope shapers, EQ, and more.

We will cover both acoustically recorded kicks and bass, as well as sampled kicks and synthesised basslines.

Module 4 - Dynamic Processing


Dynamic processing is the number 1 tool for mixing the low end of your tracks (although we will also cover other processes in this module). We will look at all the relevant types of dynamic processors from simple side chained compression, volume duckers, through to dynamic EQ. As we go through these you can follow along with the audio provided, and learn to re-create the same results, making it much easier to do this in your own projects. We will be covering when and where you should use each process and the pros and cons of them all so you always know when and where you should be using them.


Module 5 - 808 Bass Mixing


808's in modern terms are a mix of kick and bass sounds. In this module you will learn everything you need in order to be able to create hard hitting, or simply clean punchy 808 kick and bass combinations.

You will learn about the importance of phase and how to make sure your kick and bass are in phase (and the limitations of this). You will also learn other essential processes needed to be able to get your kick and bass working together as one cohesive sound, by utilising EQ and other dynamic processes.


Module 6 - Mixing Examples


In the last module we will go through 6 completely different tracks, which you can download and follow along with. These tracks are all selected to provide different low end mixing challenges, and Jon will take you through each one so you can learn what approach is best.

The genres we will cover are Reggae, House, DnB, Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, and Easy Listening. It is recommended that you watch (and follow along if you wish to) with all of them, as the varying mixing techniques used are applicable to all genres and can be used in many different situations.

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