Essential Mixing Foundation
Whether you're composing an absolutely 'monster' orchestral cue, a delicate string quartet, or tracking a hard-hitting rock band, by the time you've finished recording (or composing) you're usually left with a bunch of individual tracks that somehow need to be massaged and blended together to achieve a clear, well defined and balanced final track.
But as you listen more closely you notice the kick and bass are masking each other, the guitars are competing with the vocals for the listener’s attention, the string section is fighting with the choir and the percussion bed is not sitting well with just about everything.
There can be a million different decisions on your way to crafting a perfect mix. So where do you start and what path should you follow to make sure you get the result you want?
Topics covered in the course
Let The Fun Begin
This comprehensive course is designed to give you all the tools and knowledge you'll need to overcome the problems you'll encounter on your path to mixing satisfaction. It will also help you to develop a 'process' or 'roadmap' when it comes to getting a great mix and give you confidence with every step you take.
Meet your trainer
Luigi Giraldo, Composer, Mixing Engineer
Luigi Giraldo has been working with RedOne (Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Thalia, etc). Based in Miami, he has been recognized with awards such as the BMI's 15th annual Latin Awards.
Luigi is a Venezuelan former teen star and an accomplished studio master, is a key player in this evolving sound, co-writing signature songs with the Los Kumbia Kings/Kumbia All-Starz franchise.
In light of Giraldo’s expansive credits, his remarkable proficiency across the board is even more evident as he adds to the mix as a vocal and keyboard arranger, producer, programmer, and engineer, with a broad collection of modern artists like Frankie Negron, Patricia Manterola and Raul Brindis.
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Luigi will tell you what to do, why and when, he goes the extra mile by explaining the maths behind it all (spoiler, do you know the height of the amplitude of a 50Hz frequency in the real world? Luigi will tell you these things and how to figure them out as well as why it is important)
Thanks, Luigi for sharing your knowledge, and thanks to Marc & the team for making this course a reality.
Composer. Geneva (Switzerland)
I've attended the "Essential Mixing Foundation" by Luigi Giraldo.
My experience has been excellent. I've found a lot of tips and tricks and a lot of detailed explanations of themes and subjects which helped me in the organization of the Orchestral mix.
I would suggest CC courses to everyone that would like to upgrade their knowledge of being a composer in the digital era.
Designer / Sound Designer / Composer. Milano Marittima, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
The instruction is amazing!
I’ve recently bought the course and I am very impressed by the profound knowledge about mixing you will achieve following it.
I recommend this course.
Composer A (USA)
I've been looking for something like this for so long
An excellent course with an excellent teacher.
I highly recommend it.
Composer. New York (USA)
I'm already learning more than I ever could
This course has been a fantastic experience thus far. I'm already learning more than I ever could. It's far superior to just searching for online tuts. This course is all a hit!
Composer. Los Angeles (USA)
What You'll Learn
- Tools of the Trade
Learn what equipment you'll need and how to set it up for a good workflow.
- Organization and Routing
How to set up the tracks in your DAW to make the project way easier to handle, more organized, and more fun.
- Time-Based Effects
Discover how to use reverbs, delays, choruses, etc.
- Dynamics Based Effects
Reign in those distracting peaks and troughs that can be so distracting in a mix using tools like compressors, de-essers, and limiters.
- Track by Track
Learn how to bring out the best of each instrument or group to make it 'play well' with all the other tracks that are also vying for your attention.
- Working With Video
Learn the techniques and challenges of mixing the typical elements of modern film productions.
You'll discover how using 'automation' can simplify your process and add realism and interest to your mix.
- External hardware and Mix delivery
How to use inboard and outboard gear on your mix for certain sounds and needs and learn how to have your mix ready for whatever the director requires.
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Explore Essential Mixing Foundation
Essential Mixing Foundation is designed to give you sound knowledge of mixing in general. It’s not specifically written for 'orchestral mixing' but it includes so many 'gems of wisdom' it will assist you greatly in any mixing project. In fact, you’ll need to master this course first, before successfully moving to “mixing orchestral music”.
Available on your Personal Computer, Tablet & Smartphone.
You'll see how the PROs set up their DAWS, organize their tracks, and handle routings to make the process flow more smoothly.
You'll discover 'time based' effects like delay and reverb as well as 'dynamics based' effects like compression and limiting and how to use them to bring a pro-level sound to your track.
You'll learn how to build your mix 'from the ground up' discovering the secrets to getting all the tracks to sit together well rather than fighting for attention.
And you'll learn the important considerations when it comes to mixing for a video.
Modules includes in this course
MODULE 1. Getting Started
MODULE 2. Anatomy of a Mix
MODULE 3. Basic Mixing Concepts
MODULE 4. Time Based Effects
MODULE 5. Dynamic Based Effects
MODULE 6. Getting Into The Mix (Part A)
MODULE 7. Getting Into The Mix (Part B)
MODULE 8. Working With Video
MODULE 9. Automation
MODULE 10. External Hardware
MODULE 11. Delivery of the mix
What People Say About This Program
Very good content
With a practical content and covering all of essential foundation to mix. I think is a great course.
I highly recommend it.
Musician, Producer, Composer. Lisboa (Portugal)
Very useful course
In personal experience, this is one of the more practical and clear mixing courses.
I really recommend it.
Musican. Pisa (Italia)
Love the course!
Love the course! It's practical, inspiring, and rich.
Marc Jovani, thank you for making it available to us!
Musican. LA (USA)
Super effective mixing course for the orchestra
Very complete, practical and easy to learn content.
Thanks Cinematic Composing
Music Composer. Todi, Umbría (Italia)
I recommend this...
I found this course incredibly useful to improve the mix of my tracks.
Film score composer Lisboa (Portugal)
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Great information in the course
It was really an enjoyable learning experience.
Very clear topics, step by step, and a lot of information.
I recommend this course if you want to improve your sound in compositions.
Music Composer, Arranger, Educator. Hsinchu (Taiwan)
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I am a Juilliard (bachelors and masters) graduate and have taken film scoring courses in the past.
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I am very grateful to Cinematic Composing & Marc Jovani!!
The course helped me to improve my mixing skill.
IT developer, Guitar player & Composer. Barcelona (Spain)
From knowing nothing, to realizing that I know nothing
Before this course I had a very precarious notion of mixing.
This course is a gateway to a whole new world for me and I look forward to exploring it much further. Thank you very much.