The Music Mixing Accelerator is an 8 week course designed to help your mixes sound like a major label release. You want your mixes to sound like a pro did them, and that pro will be you!
The course shows you both the classic and the latest hitmaker techniques in all facets of mixing, to essential mixing skills like balance, compression, EQ and effects, to mastering.
It’s designed to get you up and running fast! No filler, nothing unnecessary, just the information you need to immediately take your very next mix to the next level.
I’ve studied over a thousand questions that I’ve received over the last 5 years to determine exactly what the pain points are in mixing, and they're all addressed here in a way that you’ll find easy to understand and even easier to implement.
And best of all, these techniques work on any DAW and on any genre of music - and there’s no need to purchase any expensive plugins. I’ll show you how to use what you have to make your mixes sound better than ever.
Most mixing videos and courses show how a particular mixer goes about creating a mix, which works great for them (they may even have some big hits), but that might not be right for you. Your music is different, your DAW is different, your studio is different, and your plugins are different.
That won’t be an issue here. I’ll show you how to make the most of what you have available to get you going in the right direction right away.
The Music Mixing Accelerator touches on everything you need to take your mixes to the next level in no time. It’s a totally complete solution and covers aspects of mixing that no other course even touches, like:
And that’s just the first module!
Other things that you won’t find in other courses include:
Of course, we’ll cover the basics, and do that better than in any other course because you’ll learn why as well as how so you can instantly adapt everything you learn into your next mix, regardless of the genre of music and the gear that you’re using. This includes:
You’ll be through the entire Music Mixing Accelerator course in just 8 weeks. Each week concentrates on one major mixing concept and presents an assignment to make sure that you are able to implement it into your mixing right away.
Here’s the outline:
The 1 Big Thing - Improving what and how you hear
If you can’t hear it you can’t mix it, so this module zeros in on how to improve your listening environment, developing your studio eyes and ears so you can focus on the details that you might be missing now, developing reference tracks to compare your mixes to, and much more.
The 1 Big Thing - Understanding how mix elements work together to make or break your mix
We’ll look at how the song’s arrangement and production affect your mix (great arrangement = easy mix), the 5 elements of an arrangement, classic vs. modern song forms, song dynamics and development, and much more.
The 1 Big Thing - Getting your mix in shape, then achieving the killer balance
In this module we’ll cover mix prep, essential editing techniques, using the correct levels and meters, mix balance in different music genres, pro panning techniques, and the 3 playback level method that will balance up your mix so it works in any playback environment.
The 1 Big Thing - Tweaking the mix for more power and clarity
In this module we’ll cover the correct order of plugins, the different types of compressors and when to use them, the way to set up a compressor to add increased power to your mix, compression techniques on different mix elements, easy EQ tips that you’ll use on every mix, how to EQ different mix elements, and much more.
The 1 Big Thing - Using effects like the pros
Effects make your mix sound both bigger and more polished, so we’ll cover the real reasons for using effects, fitting effects into the mix, timing delays and reverbs to the track, the difference between reverb types, the difference between modulation types, why early reflections are important, creating huge 3D reverb soundfields, and much more.
The 1 Big Thing - Using the essential advanced techniques found in modern mixes
If you want your mixes to sound modern then you need to use the common techniques used by the pro mixers every day. These include how to use automation (the sound of modern mixing), transient shaping, sidechains, dynamic EQs, and more. Even if you don't really care about sounding like the latest pop song, this module will still make put a whole new shine on your mixes.
The 1 Big Thing - Techniques to take your mix to the next level
In this module we concentrate on taking drums, vocals, bass, guitar and keyboard mix elements and making them sound more interesting so they add ear candy to the mix. This includes gating and compression techniques for drums, drum enhancement and replacement, improving bass definition, advanced guitar and ambience techniques, and lead and background mixing techniques.
The 1 Big Thing - Polishing your mix with a pro, or just like one
Now that your mix is complete it’s time to have it mastered, either by yourself or with a pro. This module will explain what mastering is and why it’s needed, how to prep your tracks for pro mastering, the correct levels that online distributors expect, how to master your own projects, a look at the available mastering tools, online mastering services, and why you should have a SoundCloud account and how to use it.
This may seem like a lot of information, but it’s presented in a way that you can quickly grasp and use it immediately on all your next mixes. It’s everything you need to take your current mixes to a new level and more.
If you’re like other users, here’s what will happen after you’ve done the Music Mixing Accelerator:
You learn what to do quickly so you can start making your mixes better immediately.
You learn to get the most out of the gear that you’re using. No need to buy anything new.
And remember, these techniques work on your music. If fact, they can be used on any type of music and get great results.
You can read a full bio here, but I want you to understand that I feel your pain. There was a time when I was a terrible mixer. That’s when I went on a quest to find out how the hitmakers did it and that started by interviewing dozens of my A-list mixer friends who were (and still are) the best in the business. Legends like Elliott Scheiner, Dave Pensado, Andrew Scheps and Ken Scott, just to name a few of the over 30 that I talked to. They were kind enough to show me exactly what they did, and that became the basis of my Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, which has become the best-selling book on mixing ever and a standard textbook in college recording and media programs around the world since 1999.
That book has influenced a whole generation of hit making mixers who use it as their bible.
The Music Mixing Accelerator course takes what’s in the book to the whole new level as I can actually show you those techniques plus many more in great detail, where you can hear multiple examples of each technique, and where I’m available to answer your questions directly.
Oh, and I practice what I preach too. Recently I mixed a #2 album on the Billboard Blues Charts and another that landed on the iTunes Rock charts at #6.
I'm a really great teacher, and here are just a few quotes from happy customers to prove it:
Bobby, every single one of the tips and stuff from your lectures absolutely works. Not one bit of it is fluff or mis-information. You have a very clear and easy-going way about you. You are truly the clear voice of reason in regards to this home recording journey. Hats off to you! Thank you for what you do! - Jimmy Filippone
I’ve learned so much from these courses, and from your podcast. I love how you are evolving with the fast-changing industry, and providing such fantastic resources to the next generation of creative professionals. - Justin Kawashima
Thank you for making this course available. I have learned more here in the last week than I can express. Thank you for making recording fun again. - Lynn Daniel
I find your courses very clear and practical. And I already wanted to thank you for this. I always found in the other courses I did that something was missing. Your courses fill in the gaps and go deeper in the mixing technics. Thank you a lot. - Yohan Couderc
My mixes went to a new plateau and they sound as good as any CD! I was so happy about what I had learned that my confidence soared and I had to take some more of Bobby’s courses so I learned how to record, mix and master! Bobby really knows how to explain things so that nothing is beyond your grasp. So, if you really want to learn how to record, mix and master your own music whether you are a beginner, intermediate or pro, Bobby Owsinski is the man with the plan to show you how to improve your tracks and get your mixes to sound radio ready! If I can do it you can too! - Sidney Thurman
Thanks Bobby...really enjoying it...Piano major at school, but prefer recording the drums...your compression tutorials have been most informative in helping to get a deeper understanding of how to shape drums and sit them properly in the mix. - Brad Cassell
I have been recording original demos for around 15 yrs and have learned so much from trial and era. I want to tell ya that in a short time trying some of the tips you give have allowed me to take great leaps into far greater recordings and live sound producing. - Alan Fine
I can't tell you how satisfied I am about this course. I tell everyone I know about it. The whole key to your teaching is downright simplicity with barebones for tools. - Marty Lang
I can definitely say that it has already taken my mixes from being good amateur mixes, to professional mixes. And that's after only using 2 or 3 of the tips and tricks that you had shown us. The actual changes to the mixes are subtle, but the overall difference is almost unbelievable. The sound of the mixes was better to a degree, but the feel of the mixes was improved dramatically! Your course is incredibly helpful. - Jamal Patton
I consider your course the best I ever taken. I will tell you with honesty the factor that made me take your courses instead of others I was tempted to purchase online, it was your age, (I didn't know you) then I read about who you are and I took it right away. When I saw your picture it conveyed the image of experience and I was right again. - Raul Hildago
This is just from the last year. There are hundreds more just like them.
You can have great mixes that make you proud of your music and keep your clients coming back, or you can keep on struggling and experimenting, never sure exactly why you’re doing something and never getting the results you want and need. The choice is yours.
Register for my Music Mixing Accelerator course and experience the transformation that makes your music as good as it can be - and the way you always wanted to hear it.
It can happen faster than you think, but you have to be willing to take that step.
The Music Mixing Accelerator is offered in 2 versions.
The first is the standard 8 week course that is supported with a monthly Q&A webinar session to answer your questions. For now, it's priced at just $597 (the price will be increasing soon).
The second also includes my personal attention to evaluate your assignments and mixes to make sure that you’re going in the right direction, and to answer your questions directly when you have them. For now, It’s priced at $997 (it's usually priced at $1,297 and worth every penny).