Mark Maitland X Mixtank

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what you'll learn

  1. Introduction to a Hybrid Setup

  2. Stem Preparation

  3. Kick & Bass

  4. Mixing Sub Frequency 

  5. Mixing Drums with Parallel

  6. Bass Reverb

  7. Vocals - Part 1

  8. Vocals - Part 2 & Final Tweaks

  9. Mixdown & Master

Introduction to Advanced Mixing

With over 200 million plays on Spotify for tracks he has mixed and mastered, Mark Maitland is one of the most sought-after mix and master engineers in the industry. With his Studio Eleven Music quickly becoming go-to choice for labels like Armada and Spinnin, Mark’s work includes Lost Frequencies’ ‘Are You With Me’ and Low Steppa’s 'Runnin’ & ’Heard It All Before’. In short - Mark knows how to take a track to the next level and using Jess Bays’ forthcoming Simma Black release ‘Bringing Me Down’, he shares a full walkthrough of his process in this Introduction To Advanced Mixing.

After the success of his best-selling launch day course ‘Introduction to Advanced Mixing’, Mark Maitland returns to Mixtank to provide an even more detailed look at his craft with the follow-up masterclass ‘Advanced Mixing & Mastering’. 

 

Weighing in at over four hours, Advanced Mixing & Mastering details the complete walkthrough of the mix and master process for the complex, vocal-driven pop/house track In Too Deep’ by Kapera & EMME on Enhanced Recordings.

 

Covering every step with an in-depth explanation, the accessible style that made Mark’s original course so well-received is at the core of Advanced Mixing & Mastering as Mark prepares the stems and tackles each element of the project’s complicated arrangement. Across 20 chapters, you’ll learn advanced mixing techniques and transferable skills including

Advanced Mixing & Mastering

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what you'll learn

  • How to identify issues holding your mix back (and how to fix them)

  • How to shape and balance kick and bass elements to leave you with a tight, pumping mix that works on both the dance floor and streaming platforms

  • Using sidechain, multiband compression and automation to add transparency and clarity to your mid-range without losing ‘the vibe’ 

  • Hitting the sweet spot with vocals using de-essing and Oeksound Soothe2

  • How to add warmth using a practical application of master compression and saturation

  • How to find space for all elements including effects and one-shots without losing power

  • Understand what an effective workflow looks like when mixing both a radio mix and extended edit

  • How to cultivate a professional client/engineer relationship and benefit from the feedback process to make positive changes 

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what you'll learn

  • The terminology around mixing and mastering

  • How to get the best out of Ableton’s stock audio effects and tools to produce a fully mixed and mastered track without any other software or plugins

  • What every step of the mix and master process means, why it is important and how it impacts the track

  • A basic but comprehensive mix and master technique that will fit any style of electronic music

  • The foundations of mixing and mastering enabling you to start learning more advanced techniques

Mixing & Mastering in Ableton Live

If you’ve never mixed or mastered a track before or you’re struggling to get your music finished to the same standard as your peers, this course is for you. 

 

Using only Ableton Live 11’s stock audio effects, Mark Maitland will teach you how to mix and master your project to a standard that will compete with any Beatport Top 10 track, ready to test in a club or send to your favourite label.

 

Mark Maitland is a professional mix engineer who has worked on countless tracks for labels like Enhanced, Armada, Spinnin, Sony, EMI and Universal, and across 90 minutes, he will teach you a working understanding of the mix and master process alongside practical techniques that will allow you to finish music to a high standard. 

 

Stems, project files and Mark’s custom Ableton templates are included in the package so you can work through the project alongside Mark to practice the techniques in real-time and understand the tangible impact of each step in the mix and master process.