Urban School Of Music

Course Curriculum

Week 1 (Introduction)
What Is Mixing exactly?
Terms Explained
3 Dimensional Mixing Explained
Faders
Pans
Noise Gates
Reverb
Delay
Chorus
Flange
Distortion
Compression
Expanders
Limiters
Pitch Correction (Autotune)
Ergonomics Explained
Ergonomics (In Action)
Ergonomics (Personal Update)
Sample Rate And Bit Depth Explained
Music Computer Habits
Using Templates For Tracking & Mixing
Music Alignment
Room Treatment
Song Data Backups
Super Course Week1- (Introduction) – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 2 (1st Dimension EQ)
Understanding EQ Parameters
Frequency Range Descriptions
Learn To Narrow Down Frequencies
Sweeping To Find Problem Areas
Prefer to Cut Rather Then Boost
Never Judge When Solo’d
Ear Saturation
EQing The Vocals
EQing The Kick
EQing The Bass
EQing Snares & Claps
EQing The Hats
EQing The Synths
EQing The Keys
Super Course Week 2 (1st Dimension EQ) Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 3 - 2nd Dimension (Dynamics)
What Is A Send & Return?
Whats An Insert?
Understanding Threshold
MakeUp Gain
Attack & Release
Soft Knee & Hard Knee
Recording With Compression
Optimizing Masterbus Headroom
0 Hours 13 minutes00:13
Expanders & Noise Gates
Introducing Limiters
0 Hours 1 minutes00:01
Limiters (In Action)
0 Hours 5 minutes00:05
2nd Dimension (Dynamics) – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Recording and Tracking – Super Course 2016 (Assignment)
Week 4 (3rd Dimension)
Proper Use Of Panning
Ping Pong Panning
Low Vol Listening
Reverb Parameters
Timing the Reverb To the Song
Reverb Types
EQing The Reverb
Delay Parameters
Delays (In Action)
Using Different Timing Variations
3rd Dimension-Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 5 (Mixing Beats)
Determining Bit Rate and BPM
Finding out which tracks are usable
Grouping the Tracks for Easier Access
Creating The Rough Mix
Tweaking your Rough Mix
Adding effects to the Mix- Delay and Reverb
Tweaking Volume Tracks and applying Filter
Tweaking the Bass
Removing Sub Frequencies
Individually EQing Tracks
Manipulating the Sound Samples
Fixing the Clashing Sound Samples
Setting up the Side Chain
Panning the Sound Samples and Effects
Mixing Beats -Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Mixing Beats – (Assignment) – Super 2016
BONUS Section - Petey Pablo Mixing Session Part 1
Be Quiet 1- Mixing the Drum Section
Be Quiet 2 – Adding and Mixing the Song Effects Track
Be Quiet 3 – Tweaking the Intro Loop Drum Tracks
Be Quiet 4 – Adding Reverb and the Synth effect to the Intro
Be Quiet 5 – Balancing The Synth Octave Tracks
Be Quiet 6 – Checking the Vocal Tracks for Clipping (Part 1)
Be Quiet 7 – Checking the Vocal Tracks for Clipping (Part 2)
Week 6 (Creative Effects)
Intro to Creative Effects
Flange Effect Part 1
Flange Effect Part 2
Phaser Effect
Modulating Vocals
Distortion Effects – Parameters
Distorion on Guitars
Distortion on Drums
Vinyl Emulation
Creative Effects Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 7 (Mixing Vocals)
Synching Vocals with Music
Vocal Cleanup Part 1
Vocal Cleanup Part 2
Pitch Correction Part 1
Pitch Correction Part 2
Order Plugins
Where Should Vocals Sit In A Mix
Adding/Process The Adlibs & Dubs
Treating Backing Vocals
Adding/Process the Hook Vocals Part 1
Adding/Process the Hook Vocals Part 2
Vocal Rides Part 1
Vocal Rides Part 2
Mixing Vocals Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 8 (Basic Automation & Mastering)
Automating Levels of Instruments
What is Mastering
Compression On Masterbus
Limiters on Masterbus
Side Chain Compression on Delay
Side Chain Compression on the Hook
Basic Automation and Mastering Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 9 (Advanced Mixing Tools)
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
Advanced Urban Mixing and Mastering – Week1 – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 10 (Advanced Mixing Tools - Part2)
All About Specialized Compresors
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
Advanced Urban Mixing and Mastering – Week2 – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 11 (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
Advanced Urban Mixing and Mastering – Section 3 – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
BONUS Section - Petey Pablo Mixing Session Part 2
Be Quiet 8 – Restoring the Vocal peaks (Part 1)
Be Quiet 9 – Restoring the Vocal peaks (Part 2)
Be Quiet 10 – 22
Be Quiet 23 – Editing the Vocal Ad-lib Tracks (Part 1)
Be Quiet 24 – Editing the Vocal Ad-lib Tracks (Part 2)
Be Quiet 25 – Processing the Hook Group Channel (Part 1)
Be Quiet 26 – Processing the Hook Group Channel (Part 2)
Be Quiet 27 – Adding compressor in the Master Bus
Be Quiet 28 – Finalizing Tweaks for the Background tracks of the Hook
Week 12 (SideChaining)
What is Side Chaining
SideChain 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
Adv. Urb. Mixing and Mastering Section 4 – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 13 (Restoration &Automation)
What is Automation
Overriding Automation on Vocals Part 1
Overriding Automation on Vocals Part 2
Noise Reduction Part 1
Noise Reduction Part 2
Audio Restoration Part 1
Audio Restoration Part 2
Automation During Mastering (Masterbus) Part 1
Automation During Mastering (Masterbus) Part 2
Restoration & Automation – Quiz
0 Hours 10 minutes00:10
Week 14 (Mastering-Part 1)
Oscilloscope Part 1 (kick and 808)
Oscillescope 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 15 (Mastering-Part 2)
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Week 16 (Mixing & Mastering)
Coming Soon
Sidechain Assignment
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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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