Continuing on from the concepts and lessons presented in Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools, this advanced course provides students with a deeper understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of styles. Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools conducts in-depth, hands-on examinations of several mix techniques, such as EQ, compression, reverb, delays, and tempo maps, unique to Jazz, pop/rock and electronica. As you progress through the course, you will learn to monitor and apply critical listening to your mixes, add character to your mix by using "Lo-Fi" techniques, use multi-band compression in mastering, and master your mix using EQ and limiting. Although the course uses Pro Tools as the audio engineering tool, many of these skills will be portable to any kind of studio; regardless of software, hardware, or if the studio is digital or analog based.
Berkleemusic and Waves have come together to offer an educational discount on the required plug ins for this course. The required plug-ins include the Waves Education Bundle (Renaissance EQ, Renaissance Compressor, Renaissance Reverb, and C1 Compressor) and Masters Native for Berklee bundle (S1 Stereo Imager, Linear Phase Equalizer, Linear Multi Band, and the L2 Ultramaximizer). Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase the plug-ins at a discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure delivery prior to the start of the course. Depending on the shipping option chosen, delivery could take up to eight business days.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Gain an advanced understanding of mixing and mastering in Pro Tools
Use mixing techniques unique to a jazz, pop / rock or electronica project
Mix lead and backing vocals
Use stylistic analysis to inform your mix
Use EQ and Dynamics processing effectively
Use reverb to add acoustic space
Use delays to add space and dimension to a mix
Use tempo maps, groove templates, and Beat Detective