Urban School Of Music

Advanced Urban Mixing & Mastering

Designed for musicians experienced at mixing

34 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Course Updated: October 24th, 2017

In the advanced Mixing & Mastering Course we go much deeper into topics such as Parallel Compression, Side-chaining & dozens of other advanced topics.

  • This is an 8 week course
  • 2 hours of course videos online Each week
  • Weekly “In Studio” classes online, students connect w/ me Live ( I answer questions and go deeper)
  • Each week there will be an assignment & a Quiz (To ensure what you’re learning sticks)
  • An employer verifiable Certificate of Completion will be Awarded to all graduates

Choose Your Difficulty Level

Choose your starting point in the course depending on your experience Level.

Starting-Point-Super-Course

Week 1 Beginners (What Is Mixing)

For complete beginners with Mixing & Mastering, Week 1 is a basic introduction to Mixing, Compressors, and Effects. Great for Artists & producers just starting out with their home studios.

Week 5 Intermediate (Starts At Mixing Beats)

For those with knowledge of compressors & some experience mixing, in Week 5 You’ll watch and learn techniques from an entire beat Mixing Session. Great for Producers.

Week 8 Advanced (Starts With Parallel Compression)

For those with an excellent understanding of Mixing but want to take it to next level. Week 8 introduces Parallel Compression, Upward Compression, MultiBand Limiting, & Creative De-essing. Perfect for Musicians with a few years under their belt.

Silver Chain

$27Monthly
$27Monthly
  • Access To All Weekly Videos
    Each week there will be between 1 to 2 hours of course videos released.
  • Weekly Quizzes
    At the end of each weekly section there will be a quiz which will test your knowledge of the weeks lessons.

    A passing grade will be necessary in order to proceed through the course and the grade received during each quiz will also count towards your final average grade.
  • Forums Access
    Course members will have access to the private forums where they can network and create discussions with other students in the school.
  • Certificate Of Completion
    upon successful completion of the course students with a passing grade will receive a certificate of completion which will have an individualized serial number which is employer verifiable.

    Such certificate can be used to pursue work in the recording industry.
  • Course Assignments
    There will be assignment projects periodically throughout the course during which you will download session files and apply what you've learned.

    These assignments will be graded upon submission and will count towards your final grade.
  • Live Online Group Classes
    Throughout the course there will be live group classes in which all students connect to a chat room with a video feed of DJ Naydee live in the studio.

    During these classes students can ask questions regarding the topics they would like him to cover further
  • Virtual Front Row Seats
    Students with virtual front row seat access will be able to connect to our live classes through WebCam, introduce themselves & websites to the class, and interact with DJ Naydee directly.

    This is done through the Google hangouts feature in which there is a limit of 8 students that can connect this way per class.
  • 1 on 1 Private Coaching
    Two 30 minute private coaching lessons held per month where the student connects via Skype or Google Hangout with DJ Naydee for One on One Private lessons.

    These one on one lessons will be focused around the topics the students needs most help with. DJ Naydee will also critique and give direct feedback of your mixes as you progress through the course.

Gold Chain

$47Monthly
$47Monthly
  • Access To All Course Videos & Mini Courses
    Each week there will be between 1 to 2 hours of course videos released.

    This plan also includes unlimited Access to all mini courses.
  • Weekly Quizzes
    At the end of each weekly section there will be a quiz which will test your knowledge of the weeks lessons.

    A passing grade will be necessary in order to proceed through the course and the grade received during each quiz will also count towards your final average grade.
  • Forums Access
    Course members will have access to the private forums where they can network and create discussions with other students in the school.
  • Certificate Of Completion
    upon successful completion of the course students with a passing grade will receive a certificate of completion which will have an individualized serial number which is employer verifiable.

    Such certificate can be used to pursue work in the recording industry.
  • Course Assignments
    There will be assignment projects periodically throughout the course during which you will download session files and apply what you've learned.

    These assignments will be graded upon submission and will count towards your final grade.
  • Live Online Group Classes
    Throughout the course there will be live group classes in which all students connect to a chat room with a video feed of DJ Naydee live in the studio.

    During these classes students can ask questions regarding the topics they would like him to cover further
  • Virtual Front Row Seats
    Students with virtual front row seat access will be able to connect to our live classes through WebCam, introduce themselves & websites to the class, and interact with DJ Naydee directly.

    This is done through the Google hangouts feature in which there is a limit of 8 students that can connect this way per class.
  • 1 on 1 Private Coaching
    Two 30 minute private coaching lessons held per month where the student connects via Skype or Google Hangout with DJ Naydee for One on One Private lessons.

    These one on one lessons will be focused around the topics the students needs most help with. DJ Naydee will also critique and give direct feedback of your mixes as you progress through the course.

Platinum Chain

$147Monthly
$147Monthly
  • Access To All Course Videos & Mini Courses
    Each week there will be between 1 to 2 hours of course videos released.

    This plan also includes unlimited Access to all mini courses.
  • Weekly Quizzes
    At the end of each weekly section there will be a quiz which will test your knowledge of the weeks lessons.

    A passing grade will be necessary in order to proceed through the course and the grade received during each quiz will also count towards your final average grade.
  • Forums Access
    Course members will have access to the private forums where they can network and create discussions with other students in the school.
  • Certificate Of Completion
    upon successful completion of the course students with a passing grade will receive a certificate of completion which will have an individualized serial number which is employer verifiable.

    Such certificate can be used to pursue work in the recording industry.
  • Course Assignments
    There will be assignment projects periodically throughout the course during which you will download session files and apply what you've learned.

    These assignments will be graded upon submission and will count towards your final grade.
  • Live Online Group Classes
    Throughout the course there will be live group classes in which all students connect to a chat room with a video feed of DJ Naydee live in the studio.

    During these classes students can ask questions regarding the topics they would like him to cover further
  • Virtual Front Row Seats
    Students with virtual front row seat access will be able to connect to our live classes through WebCam, introduce themselves & websites to the class, and interact with DJ Naydee directly.

    This is done through the Google hangouts feature in which there is a limit of 8 students that can connect this way per class.
  • 1 on 1 Private Coaching
    Two 30 minute private coaching lessons held per month where the student connects via Skype or Google Hangout with DJ Naydee for One on One Private lessons.

    These one on one lessons will be focused around the topics the students needs most help with. DJ Naydee will also critique and give direct feedback of your mixes as you progress through the course.

Here is the course curriculum:

Week 1 - Advanced Mixing Tools

3 Dimensional Mixing
Terms Explained
What Is Parallel Compression
Parallel Compression (In Action)
All About Multi-Band Compression
Multi-Band Compression (In Action)
Upward Compression Explained
Upward Compression (In Action)
Multi-Band Limiting
Compression Before Or After EQ
What Are De-Essers?
De-Essers (In Action)
De-Esser For Bass & Keys
What’s De-Breathing?
De-Breathing (In Action)

Week 2 - Advanced Mixing Tools Part 2

All About Specialized Compressors
1176 (In Action)
Fatso Senior (In Action)
SSL Bus Compressor (In Action)
Tube Saturation Emulation
Envelope Shaping (In Action)
What Is Transient Shaping?
Transient Shaping (In Action)
Parallel Sparkle Explained
Parallel Sparkle With Ozone
Adding Sparkle With Voxformer
Parallel Bass Compression (Explained)
Parallel Bass Compression (In Action)
Parallel Multi-band Compression

Week 3 - Sub Mixing

What Is Sub-Mixing
Different Uses For Sub Mixing
Adding Compression to the Lead Vocal
Dual Compression for Vocals
Adding EQ and Reverb
De Clipping (Part 1)
De Clipping (Part 2)
LA-2A -Balancing Volumes
Adding the Ad-lib Track
Adding the Background Vocal Tracks
Meshing Together the Vocals Group Channels
Tweaking the Chorus Group Channel
Setting up a Sub Group Channel for the Hook
Adding a Delay Effect to the Chorus Lead
Manually adding the Panning Effect to the Chorus Lead

Week 4 - SideChaining

What is Side Chaining
Side Chain Compression – Explained
Sidechain EQ (Using a Multiband Compression)
Ducking Triggered by the Kick (SideChain Pumping)
Ducking Effects (Explained)
Ducking Delays (In Action)
SideChain Gating
Side Chaining A Group Channel

Week 5 - Restoration & Automation

Noise Reduction Part 1
Noise Reduction Part 2
Overiding Automation on Vocals Part 1
Overiding Automation on Vocals Part 1
Audio Restoration Part 1
Audio Restoration Part 2
What is Automation
Automation During Mastering (Masterbus) Part 1
Automation During Mastering (Masterbus) Part 2

Week 6 - Mastering - Part 1

Oscilloscope Part 1 (kick and 808)
Oscilloscope Part 2 (Synthesizers)
Advanced Vocal Time Stretching
Working on Albums and Mix Tapes
Typical Plugin Chain
Peak and RMS Levels
Brickwall Limiters and The Loudness Wars
Spectrum Analyzer

Week 7 - Mastering Part 2

Corrective EQ
Compression Techniques
Use Of Multi-band Compressors
Using Parallel Compression
Limiting Techniques
De-essing During Mastering
Spectral Enhancers
Stereo Widening
Mid/Side Processing
Preparing Mastering For CD Press
Mastering Album With Track Blends
Bouncing Tracks

Week 8 - Mixing & Mastering

An Entire Mixing & Mastering session
Students will need to also complete an assignment reproducing the Mixing & Mastering they've learned throughout the course.

Course Requirements: For all of our courses you will be required to have a computer & software that is capable of multi-track recording(And/or hosting VST Plugins) so that you may complete your assignments and exercises. There are a variety of software programs that have this capability Here are some examples: Protools, Logic, Cubase, Fruity Loops, Reason Etc.

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About Urban School Of Music

The Urban School was created with the mission to provide musicians the access to university level music courses while remaining focused on Urban Music. Many schools try to teach generic music lessons but this as helpful or valuable to the student who ultimately wants to work with Rap, R&B, Gospel or EDM music.

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