Basic principles of Music Mixing

What you’ll learn

Basic principles of Music Mixing

  • You will learn how to create a proper balance on instruments and vocals
  • You will learn to build solid rhythmic bases
  • You will learn to apply EQ and compression in the context of a mix
  • You will learn to use effects as a function of emotion
  • You will learn to use automation to enhance the dynamic impact of your mix


  • Basic knowledge of a DAW
  • Basic knowledge of equalizers
  • Basic knowledge of compressors
  • Basic knowledge of effect processors


If you produce music, but it’s hard for you to adjust the levels of your instruments (kick, snare, vocals); or your mixes lack clarity and impact, then you need to improve your music mixing techniques.

Mixing is an art that needs a fair amount of technical knowledge to be done correctly. A good mix combines all the recorded elements (instruments, vocals, etc.) in a balanced way, so each can be heard clearly and integrated.

A good mix is what differentiates a homemade production from a professional one!

Mixing engineers spend years experimenting and polishing several techniques to get the right balance, volume, good use of processors and effects.

Mixing without a solid guide and proven procedures can take a long way. Trying to do different things, but getting frustrated at the end. Mixing should be a creative and fun process! By using the proper procedures, you will be able to make better-sounding mixes in less time. This will make you more efficient, you’ll make the right decisions at the right time and you’ll enjoy the art of mixing!

In this course, you will learn the principles to create a good mix from the ground up.

We will start with basic concepts of the music production process, so you’ll know the role of the mix, its limits and its potential. You’ll learn concepts to manage the mix better and have better monitoring. You’ll learn step-by-step proven procedures used by world-renowned mixing engineers (Benny Faccone, Dave Pensado, Chris Lord-Alge, Tony Maserati, etc.), to set the levels, panning, EQ, etc.

You will learn topics like:

  • The music production process
  • Monitoring criteria
  • Level adjustment
  • Panning considerations
  • Applied EQ, compression, limiting, etc.
  • Use of sub-groups
  • Use of reverb and delay
  • Automation
  • Mixdown

This course is great for music producers, beat makers, sound technicians, musicians, singers and lovers of music production and audio.

This course is based on studio mixing techniques, which are essential when creating singles, albums, streaming content, etc. However, these basic principles can also be a good starting point for live sound mixing.

The techniques shown in this course are effective for any kind of music genre or style! (pop, RnB, hip-hop, rock, latin, etc.)

You’ll be guided by a certified audio instructor (Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg) with more than 18 years of teaching experience at all levels, from seminars and courses to college classes. So, academic quality is guaranteed.

The subjects are organized so you can learn step by step, in a clear and concise way.* You can learn something new in just 15 minutes a day!

Join our community of more than 12,000 students around the world, with one of the top-rated audio instructors on Udemy!

If you want to make better mixes and get a more professional sound, this course is for you!

*This course is an ideal complement to the other courses on Udemy from the same author: EQ Techniques, Compression Techniques, and Audio effects and processors.

**Este curso también está disponible en español.

Who this course is for:

  • Music producers
  • Aspiring audio engineers/sound technicians
  • Musicians, singers
  • DJ’s

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