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 couse, 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 & color-code everything
make sure everything is in 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 £32 you get:
FREE Downloadable Pro Tools mix template
ALL STEMS for the track “Dare” by Tiggy, to practice mixing
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