RECORDING AND MIXING SERIES BUNDLE
This is for beginner to pro levels, and applies to all digital and analogue systems, and all software.
In this training series you will learn how to set up your studio properly (which is critical and often done incorrectly), basic signal flow, pro recording tips, expert mixing tricks, how to get the most from EQ, compression, delay, reverb, MIDI, and much more.
Our Lead Trainer, Manny, is one of the best in the audio business and he will quickly guide you through the confusing web that is audio production.
This bundle includes all 3 levels of the Recording and Mixing Series.
What people say about our training:
“Secrets of the Pros have put together a vast amount of recording knowledge into a simple and concise presentation that will help anyone learn the art of recording and mixing. It is a must-have for beginners, students and home recordists.
It also can breathe life into any experienced engineers’ technique by giving them Secrets of the Pros unique perspective. The videos are extremely well thought out in their presentation, making it easy to understand all of the recording and mixing concepts.“
Engineer, Mixer, Sound Designer for Film (Skywalker Sound)
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Recording and Mixing Series – Level 1
2+ hours to get you started
This is the first level of our series for beginner to mid level recording enthusiast. Weather you are a hobbyist or aspiring pro you want your music to sound great and this is where you get started. Getting your foundation of recording concepts right is essential to having fun while you’re making great sounding music.
Our Lead Trainer is an expert in the field of recording, mixing, studio design, acoustics, and speaker design. He will make sure you have your gear connected the right way, show you the basics of how a mixer works, and start you on your way to recording and mixing like a pro.
Setting up a Room the Properly
Our Lead Trainer will take you through how to set up your room properly and trust us when we say almost everyone does this in a way that will make mixing very difficult.
Watch closely and you will save yourself years of frustration. This section alone will help you get much better recording and mixing results, fast and easy.
It will also help you get far better performance out of any audio system including a stereo or home theater.
Time to Start Recording
We will quickly show you how to connect your gear the right way, teach you some proper mic fundamentals, then we will take you through the basics of how a mixer works so you can start recording your music.
Next we’ll speed you through pro techniques for recording great sounding vocals, pro sounding guitars, and bass. You’ll be on your way to making music in no time!
Videos Included with this level:
- Intro to the Recording & Mixing Series
- Setting up your studio right – very important!
- Connecting your gear properly and quickly
- The principles of microphones
- Setting up to create a new song
- Getting to know the mixer
- Basics of recording your tracks right
- Recording a great sounding bass guitar
- Recording electric & acoustic guitars like an expert
- BONUS – More good advice (learn other amazing secrets)
Recording and Mixing Series – Level 2
2.5+ hours to take you deeper into music production
Now we’re going to start having some real fun by taking you to the next level. These videos will start you into the world of editing so you can adjust and fine tune your tracks to sound their best. Every pro uses editing and knowing some basic tricks can really help make your music sound better.
Also we will start you down the path of using processing like EQ, compression, delays, and reverbs. These tools are essential to making a mix sound professional. We’ll be showing you standard tricks used by the best of the best.
What people say about our training:
“Just wanted to let you know that the information on these videos has been very useful. Any time I sit to view any of the titles I gather new ideas … so just wanted to let you know, that Secrets of the Pros is best source of information for recording, and mixing that I’ve ever seen.
God bless and keep up the good work!!!”
Carlos “Toro” Ortiz
EQ, Compression, Delays, & Reverbs
Processing via plug-ins is one of the most interesting parts of recording and mixing music. Our Lead Trainer will take you through each of these processors so you have a solid foundation of how each work, and he will give you some tips and tricks to help you start crafting your sound to fit your vision of the music you’d like to create.
Working with processing is mandatory to making a mix sound good and these videos will help you learn to use them just like an expert mix engineer. Plus we’ll show you some processing and effects you might not have even known existed before.
How to get that “hit record” sound
Your home studio software also now comes with powerful processing that use to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Hit song productions always use a combination of delays, reverbs, and wideners to make a mix sound big and professional. We’ll take you through the basic parameters of all these processors, then show you some very common ways the pros use these to beef up their mixes.
We will also give you an introduction to MIDI which is an essential tool for helping you create via drum machines, synths, and virtual instruments!
Videos Included with this level:
- Understanding the basics of MIDI
- The power of editing audio
- Mixer fundamentals
- The secrets of equalization
- Getting started with compressors and mixing dynamics
- The power of delays in your mix
- The pro way to use reverbs and wideners
- The secrets of guitar tone plug-ins and special FX
- BONUS – More overall secrets you can apply to your recordings
Recording and Mixing Series – Level 3
3.5+ hours to take you deeper into music production
This level was actually our first release and won us endorsements from a long list of in-demand producers and engineers. In this title we will show more exact techniques and tricks used by a long list of the best mixing engineers in the industry.
We will go deeper into pro recording techniques for vocals, electric guitars, bass, drums and much more.
This is for beginner to pro levels. Picking up from where level 2 left off this release is where you will go deep into recording, editing, and mixing techniques that will help your music sound it’s best.
We’ll take you in a pro studio to mic up a real drum kit with a world-class drummer. No matter what style of music you create if there are drums on the track (even EDM) understanding how drums are recorded it essential. We’ll also review how to record electric bass (and show some great bass mixing tips), put some mics on a guitar cabinet, and give you more important details about how to record a fantastic sounding vocal! Tip: it’s less about the mic & pre, and much more about the room!
For those into Electronic Music and synths we’ll give you a detailed look at how MIDI works and how to quickly set up your MIDI system and start creating. If you need to create a beat MIDI is the key, and for all synths MIDI is the way to record. We have a great section on how to cut loops to fit your songs as well.
For those with questions about mixing, this is where we get into exact practices used by a long list of veteran engineers and producers. These are the standard tricks used on hundreds of your favorite albums.
You will learn a lot more critical details of how to set up your studio (which is critical and often done wrong), basic signal flow, recording, and much more.
The bundle of all three levels is an amazing deal to insure you’re on the right track.
Videos included with this package:
- Introduction to Level 3
- Secrets of studio layout
- Need to knows about pre-amps
- Signal routing and why it’s critical
- Click tracks
- Cutting Loops to sound right
- More recording tips to help you create quickly
- The secrets behind recording drums
- Recording and mixing bass
- The secrets behind recording guitars
- MIDI, Keyboards, Drum Machines and how to get the max from them
- The secrets behind recording vocals (Essential watching!)
- Learn how the masters mix
- The big secret of acoustics
- Wrapping up the Recording and Mixing Series