LEARN MIXING AND MASTERING

MIXING AND MASTERING LESSONS

Custom made lessons

Benefit from 1:1 guidance. With tailored content, you'll learn strategies that will propel you forward sustainably.

Worldwide Experience

With more than 30.000 productions in over 50 countries since 2006, we provide you with a wealth of experience.

In the studio and online

Learn mixing and mastering skills with us in the studio or through our online courses in your studio environment.

SUCCESSFUL COOPERATIONS WITH WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS

Do you want to start your own successful project? 

ADVANTAGES MIXING LESSONS / MASTERING LESSONS

Do you encounter difficulties with mixing or Mastering?

We're happy to teach you, offer courses, and assist you in giving your projects the final touch.

Come to our studio, or we can teach you live in your studio. This way, you can comfortably work from home with your own equipment and learn mixing and mastering. Discuss your questions and preferences directly with the engineer in the initial consultation and plan your sessions together.

Q&A FOR MIXING AND MASTERING LESSONS

  • To ensure learning success, we use special didactics for preparation and follow-up.
  • During the training, we address your weaknesses in mixing with targeted questions and collaboratively develop one or more solutions.
  • Our goal is to foster an independent understanding of audio processing processes, especially in the realm of mixing and mastering, and to apply them intuitively in the right situations. This includes the ability to analyze issues in audio material, capture and evaluate measurements, and independently devise solutions.
    For example, a drum bus should sound "fat" and "tight," but also "attacki." No problem! Vocals should sound "warm," "high-definition," and "punchy." We're more than happy to teach you all of this and many more techniques to achieve your sound!

 

By the end, you'll have a vast collection of useful tips and tricks , and you'll possess enough knowledge that will not only aid you in mixing or mastering but also in recording your songs, whether it's at home or in our recording studio.

  1. You get in touch with us and choose between our pre-designed lesson modules, each consisting of 2 to 4 lessons (each lasting 50 minutes), or customized lessons. Both options are provided in one-on-one coaching sessions, not like other providers offering group classes or instructional videos. This way, you always have the opportunity to directly ask our engineers questions about the respective topics and receive comprehensive answers.

    Pre-designed lesson modules are particularly suitable for beginners in the field of mixing and mastering.

    Customized courses are especially for advanced music producers and musicians who want to progress further in one of the two processes, building on the knowledge they've already acquired.

  2. Together, we arrange the initial lesson dates or the pre-discussion for our customized courses, in which we work with you to identify your needs and required skills. Based on the steps we've worked out, we create an individual lesson plan for you. Using the lesson plan, we can then schedule lessons and discuss which modules you want to tackle first.

    Since we exclusively offer one-on-one coaching, it's always possible to reschedule and arrange new lesson times.

  • Measuring your Sweetspot Acoustics with explanation of the frequency response, and explanation of how to perform measurements yourself to independently conduct future measurements.
  • Stereo Mastering - Mastering a stereo audio track, including all necessary intermediate steps.
  • Monitor setup
  • M / S mastering - Mastering the mid and side signal separately in the audio.
  • EQing Sweeping frequencies, pulling resonant frequencies. Technical EQing, musical EQing, working moderately, and using parametric and fully parametric EQs, digital and analog EQs. Working with dynamic EQs.
  • Insert effects, send effects, sound effects, room effects - This includes not only reverb, delay, flanger, and chorus but also the use of pre-fader and post-fader send effects.
  • Compression, parallel compression, multiband compression - Adjusting parameters like ratio, threshold, gain, knee. Applying different compression techniques in various music styles. Understanding and applying the function.
  • Limiter - Soft limit, hard limit, peak limiter. handling the correct loudness. Assessing dynamic loss, calculating the necessary loudness, and calculating the maximum possible loudness.
  • Working with different file formats and resolutions - Working with the file formats such as Wave, Aiff, MP3 and Flac. Learning the advantages and disadvantages of the individual file formats. Understanding the importance of the necessary bit depth and work with files in 16, 24 and 32 bit float mode. Working with different sample rates. E.g. 44.100, 48.000, 96.000 and 88.200.
  • Building workflows - Project-specific approaches in the mixdown and mastering process. From project setup to the final completion of an audio title.
  • Working with presets - Creating your own presets, as well as using and modifying existing presets.
  • Learn to hear errors correctly - Learning to hear technical and musical errors more quickly, categorizing them, addressing them, and correcting them.
  • Establishing a schedule and sequence of work steps.
  • Using application software, Cubase, Wavelab.
  • Aligning work techniques and workflows while considering content requirements
  • Creating sound carriers while considering their characteristics and the specified requirements.
  • Checking sound material for technical errors and content completeness and documenting results.
  • Performing normalization and format conversions.
  • Correcting sound and applying effects.

Of course, we also address your specific issues and lesson requests!

NO TEACHING NECESSARY?

Then let us take your mix or stems to the next level!

MIXING & MASTERING CLASSES PRICES

STUDIO LESSONS

Learn mixing and mastering skills. We provide support for deficiencies directly in your studio or ours.
70 per hour
  • Discount available for multiple bookings. Subscription option possible.
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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Customized courses with jointly developed lesson plans - you benefit from our experience.
70 per hour
  • Discount available for multiple bookings. Subscription option possible.
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ONLINE LESSONS

Distance learning. Learn Mixing and Mastering from anywhere! Time-independent without a subscription.
70 per hour
  • Discount available for multiple bookings. Subscription option possible.
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Prices include VAT

QUESTIONS ABOUT MIXING AND MASTERING LESSONS?

Write us a message with your questions about mixing and mastering courses, call us or book your lessons directly.

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Do you have any questions or would you like to speak personally about your project?

Chris Jones

Managing Director of Peak Studios

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