Ghosthack Ultimate Mixing & Mastering Course TUTORIAL
In this course we will tackle all the problems during mixing and mastering, you might not know that you are facing.
Picture this, you made an incredible track that you are genuinely proud of. You realised your own unique vision of the song, created sick basslines and thought your tune had a good flow but it doesn’t receive the attention you were hoping for.
Maybe your beat isn’t quite danceable, because the awesome bassline you have designed isn’t side-chained properly and the kick cannot provide the impact your track needs.
Perhaps your instruments are sitting in the same frequency band or getting muddy due to lack of stereo field in your mix. This course will teach you proper EQing and panning techniques to improve the clarity of the melodic elements in your track.
You listen to your track in comparison to others but you find that yours is way quieter and maybe not loud enough to compete with everybody else’s. In the included lessons you will learn how to find the balance between saturation, compression and limiting in order to get a loud mix that isn’t clipping or distorting.
You may be thinking to yourself that you will learn all these things from free tutorials online. But this course will save you the time and effort to search the internet for quality, in-depth explanations that don’t just cover the same boring basics that you already heard of but don’t know how to actually implement in your next song.
With the help of Will you will learn all the pro techniques in 16 coherent and easy-to-follow modules.
Introducing Will – your new teacher – and the concepts of this course.
He will be explaining the differences between mixing and mastering, give you a short overview of the upcoming modules and will give you a recommendation of monitoring gear like headphones, speakers and room acoustics.
02. The Mixer and its Channels
You will be given a detailed overview of FL Studio’s mixer (knowledge can be applied to any DAW).
In this module you will learn what each knob and function does, how you can use send, bus and master channel(s) and how you can perceive and measure loudness.
03. Compression and Limiting
Have you ever asked yourself how to properly use a compressor? And when to use limiting?
It’s not a problem anymore! Will explains all the basics you need to know about (multiband-) compression and limiting to master these difficult topics.
Also, you will get an overview of different plugins to help you choose the right one for you!
Everything you need to know about the frequency spectrum and how to manipulate it in one convenient place!
Learn the basics of the EQing process: Including a full overview of Fruity Parametric EQ2, the theory behing subtractive EQing versus Additive EQing, what the benefits of different filters are and how you can manipulate them to fit your needs.
05. Layering Techniques
Have you struggled with your instruments, drums and basslines feeling dull and lacking in energy?
You can fix this by layering different sounds to give your track more power! Find out how and when to layer sounds in this module.
06. Saturation and Distortion
A complete overview of saturation and distortion:
Will explains the basic principles of saturation and distortion and goes into detail about different plugins and when to use which technique to completely upgrade your sound!
07. Reverb and Delay
Have you ever wondered about how reverb and delay affect your music?
Find out how to fill out your sound in a controlled mannor while not washing out your sound! You will get a detailed overview of FL Studio’s reverb and delay plugins (knowledge can be applied to other plugins and other DAWs).
08. Panning and Stereo
Have your instruments ever gotten muddy? Maybe it’s because of the stereo spectrum!
Learn how to make your track sound full by utilizing the stereo field: Get a broad stereo image, learn how to properly analyze the stereo field and how to pan which instrument.
Make your next track even punchier by using proper side-chaining techniques!
Will explains the concept of side-chaining in detail and showing you different approaches in FL Studio to find out which one exactly fits your needs. In this module you will learn how to side-chain not only kick and bassdrum but also other instruments.
10. Mixing Techniques for Different Instruments
In this module you will learn the characteristics of different instrumets and what you have to keep in mind when mixing them.
Will goes into detail about drums and percussions, sub, bassline, lead and melody as well as vocals and sound effects.
11. Varying Techniques for Different Genres
You are not interested in EDM? No problem!
This lessons centers around different mixing techniques for different genres like Hip Hop, Lo-Fi, Downtempo and more.
12. Finalizing Your Mix
This module focuses on the included demo material! You will learn how to achieve a good sound quality with excercising materials.
With this course, you will get an FL Studio 20 project file as well as all unmixed STEMs so you can apply the techniques you learned inside this course. Will guides you step-by-step through the process: See how much you improved already!
13. Mastering Your Mix
In this lesson, you will learn how to master your mix.
You have spent so much time creating your track, completing it with effects and techniques – now is the time to make it shine with a proper master. Go through step-by-step with the provided unmastered and mastered track!
14. Testing Your Mix Against Reference Tracks
Here you will learn how to hear the difference between your mix and a mix that you want to achieve. Make use of reference tracks and use sound analysis tools to come closer to your desired perfect mix.
15. Top 5 Biggest Mixing & Mastering Mistakes
In this module you will learn how to properly fix and ultimatively avoid the five most common mixing and mastering mistakes.
16. Secret Mixing and Mastering Tricks
Here Will talks about some further mixing and mastering secrets and gives you an outlook what you might want to check out to advance in mixing and mastering even further! There is always room to grow.
Free Limited Bonus Sound Library! – Drum Hero Volume 3
Our popular Drum Hero series has reached part three, now even bigger and better featuring a total of 1,528 one-shots and loops created by two of our best sound designers with great care.
Expect tons of categorized snares and kicks, hi-hats, rides and cymbals, claps and toms. We included 30 awesome stem-separated drum loops for nearly every popular BPM, sharp-shifting funk break loops, hi-hat loops and rhythmic percussion loops for a quick workflow.
Like in volume two we also recorded some outstanding live drum instruments, this time a really fat sounding snare and a snare bourine for example. These recordings are perfect for creating your own snare that sounds like no one else. Layer these sounds, put some saturation and other effects on them and you get the thickest snare sound ever!
All files are 100% royalty free and can be used for commercial projects. The pack contains pure .wav files, which can be used with every software.
Meet Your Teacher!
Will Thoma – certified audio engineer, and a valued member of the Ghosthack team. He started producing music when he was 14 and from that point forward it totally consumed him!
Will has been our sound designer, music producer, and video creator for the past 4 years! During this time he created hundreds of tracks of various genres and spent thousands of hours making videos. He is also the host of many live streams for our community.
For the Ghosthack team there is no better teacher, which is why we are excited to announce that he is the host of our Ultimate Mixing and Mastering Course!
Already over 31,400 producers are learning music production with Will on our Youtube channel. Join them today for this in-depth lesson on Mixing and Mastering from Beginner to Pro in only 16 modules!
Learn Mixing And Mastering Like A Pro Today – For Bedroom Producers: No Fancy Equipment Needed!
- Learn All The Pro Techniques in 16 Easy-to-Follow Modules
- Conquer Mixing and Mastering in 6.5 Hours of HQ Video Material
- Master The Art of Creating Balanced Music on Any Device
- Includes FL Studio 20 Project and STEMs to Practice Your Skills
- Multi Genre Compatible & Suitable for Every DAW