Learn How to Mix Music with Young Guru

Young Guru, Grammy-Nominated, Legendary Audio Engineer

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7 Videos (53m)
    • Introduction

      1:15
    • Organizing a Mix

      6:43
    • Determining Levels

      10:31
    • Adding Effects: EQ

      13:15
    • Adding Effects: Reverb

      6:33
    • Adding Effects: Compression

      9:05
    • Tonal Balance

      5:32

About This Class

From organizing a mix to adding effects, learn from the best. Join legendary Grammy nominee, producer, and DJ Young Guru to learn the essentials of audio engineering — so you can create the sound you want to hear in your music.

A Note from Young Guru

More than all other mediums, we seem to regard music as the most personal and vital to our existence. As its influence and importance continues to swell in the way human beings interact, connect and celebrate living together, so too increases the importance of understanding the art of audio engineering. This is precisely why I have decided to venture into education and build this class with Skillshare.

I have had the pleasure of working with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Beyonce, and countless other brilliant artists throughout my career.  While I continue sharpen my skills even this deep into the game, I am excited to share some of the knowledge and techniques I have gained over the years with all of you.

This online Skillshare class is made up of four sections, which include exclusive videos and materials broken up into the following lessons:

  • Organizing a Mix - working with the basic components to a DIY mix, which include the Digital Audio Workstation [DAW], the tracks, and the controls, and how to optimally organize all of the audio information and tools for the task at hand
  • Determining Levels - how to arrange levels in accordance with the artist’s vision for the song
  • Adding Effects - how to work with basic effects like phasers, enhancers, reverb and delays, as well as create negative space or blend/fade where appropriate
  • Tonal Balance - how to recognize when perfect tonal balance has been achieved

I will provide a downloadable raw audio file so that everyone is mixing together and on the same page throughout the process. For the class project, however, you can use your music of your own creation.

— Young Guru

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very in depth and informative
This is a good course. It lacks some of the detailed nuances for a total beginner. The major thing is the audio for the Stevie Wonder song. It is not directly punched through and mixed with his narration. It's in the way far background so it is hard to hear the small subtle changes. Otherwise, this is a very good production.
All I can say is Thank You Guru!

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Grammy-Nominated, Legendary Audio Engineer

Throughout his illustrious, decorated career, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton has resoundingly earned his reputation as one of the most renowned recording and mixing engineers in music today , having worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Drake, T.I., Kanye West and Eminem. Wisened after years of successful endeavors (multi-platinum albums, and multiple Grammy nods) Young Guru has recently been working tirelessly to elevate the discourse of audio engineering philosophy, sci...

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