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One on One IN Studio Training With a XRO Studios Engineer!

The Art of Mixing

When you learn how to mix music that is pleasing to listeners, it is a true art form. The manipulation of the source signals’ level, dynamics, and panoramic position, and the addition of effects such as reverb and delay, can have a huge impact on the overall feel of a song. The Art of Mixing course explores the many creative and technical considerations necessary to mix in today’s music production environment, regardless of platform or format.

During each session we will teach the different steps of the mixing process. You’ll learn how to mix music using techniques, including equalization, panning, dynamic processing (compressors, gates, expanders, and limiters), reverb and delays, as well as automation techniques and practical examples. The methods presented apply to any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), or digital or analog console.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the technical requirements needed to prepare recording tracks for mixing

  • Implement professional music standards for organizing your mix session and delivering the final mix

  • Apply editing tools needed to improve musical performance, such as vocal tuning, vocal comping, and tempo editing

  • Understand and use different types of equalizers, compressors, gates, reverbs, delays, chorus, flangers, and many other processors necessary to mix effectively

  • Employ automation techniques, from basic to using all kinds of parameters

  • Apply mixing techniques specific to drums and vocals

  • Thoroughly analyze and evaluate your own mix and others

  • Identify the main mixing trends per genre of contemporary music

The Art of Music Production

There is an extraordinary range of affordable tools that make it possible for most musicians to produce their own music at home. The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the basic tools and techniques used in electronic music production.

In this course, you’ll explore topics that will get you started with setting up your production system and on your way to completing some basic production tasks. Each session will take you through the process of producing music on your computer.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:​

  • identify common types of music production tools and their capabilities

  • design and configure a personal studio that includes a variety of hardware and software tools

  • create interesting musical sounds using software-based synthesizers and samplers

  • record and edit audio

  • use a variety of digital audio production and editing techniques

  • create a basic mix using the capabilities of a typical Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

  • use a variety of effects to enhance a basic mix, including compression, EQ, chorus, delay, and reverb

  • prepare a finished work for distribution in a variety of audio formats

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