Mixing At Home With Stock Plugins

Graham Cochrane, The Recording Revolution

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9 Videos (1h 24m)
    • Welcome To The Class

      4:01
    • Top Down Mixing

      10:39
    • Mixing Drums

      15:11
    • Fattening Up The Bass

      7:43
    • The Rest Of The Band

      11:01
    • Mixing Vocals To Sit On Top

      9:36
    • Using Effects

      11:51
    • Quick Mastering

      9:18
    • Closing (And Bonus Gift)

      4:58

About This Class

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Mixing isn’t about inserting a bunch of fancy and expensive plugins hoping to get a radio ready sound. Rather it’s all about strategic use of a few key effects that you already own.

In this class you’ll learn how to craft a professional sounding mix with the stock plugins that came with your DAW. No upgrades necessary!

Through strategic use of things like EQ, compression, reverb, delay and distortion we’ll take tracks recorded in a home studio and polish them up to commercial standards.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Process your master fader
  • Harness parallel compression in multiple ways to fatten up your mix
  • Get clarity through a few simple EQ moves.

This class is ideal for the bedroom or project studio musician who has a basic working knowledge of their DAW but wants to learn how to take their mixes to the next level.

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Graham is a great instructor in how he balances conceptual thinking with technique, all the while presenting it in practical terms with an encouraging energy. I love watching his tutorials, discussions, and other content on his YouTube channel. It is great to have such a focused edition of how he teaches, right here on Skillshare. The top-down mixing process is something I have not heard of nor seen mentioned in other mixing classes/tutorials I've taken until this one. Looking forward to seeing how that guides me in being more efficient. Thanks Graham!
Ishmael Islam

I rap. I write. I make records.

Very elegant system. Thanks

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Graham Cochrane

The Recording Revolution

My name is Graham Cochrane and I'm the founder of The Recording Revolution, one of the world's most loved audio recording and mixing blogs with over 200,000 readers each month.