Mixing Commercial Pop Music


Mixing Commercial Pop Music

Goetz Botzenhardt is an award-winning German producer living in London whose music, film & TV credits are extensive. His music work includes The Pet Shop Boys, Faithless, Dido, the Sugababes, Sigala, Ella Eyre, Utada Hikaru. His recent film & TV work includes the Golden-Globe and Oscar-nominated Steve Jobs, Under The Skin with Scarlett Johansson, The Imposter, the Emmy-nominated War & Peace, One of Us with the BBC.

In this course, Goetz walks you step-by-step through his mixing process:

listen to the rough mix

think about the song structure and where do you want to go with it

use a good mix template (Pro Tools project-file template provided)

sort all your parts into groups & colour-code everything

make sure everything is on time and in tune

mix your drums and achieve a good balance, check them on speakers, check them in mono

work some more on your drums and bass – panning, EQ, compression

add in lead instruments one at a time

add the vocals – this requires a lot of extra work and attention to detail

finally, work on the dynamics, special effects and rides

Goetz demonstrates the entire workflow using Pro Tools and a unique combination of racks, effects, bus’es, EQ, Compression, and Reverb. It’s applicable whether you’re using Pro-Tools or any other DAW.

Learn the secrets, the settings, the best plugins to use! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced mix engineer, nothing beats sitting next to a seasoned pro, watching him work his magic to lift a song and make a slamming pop track.


For £153 you get:

– FREE Downloadable Pro Tools mix template
– ALL STEMS for the track “Dare” by Tiggy, to practice mixing
– On-demand lifetime access to all lessons
– Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
– 100% satisfaction guarantee
– 4 challenge assignments with 1-2-1 support and mentoring from Goetz himself