PRO Mixing

Mix faster, hit harder, translate everywhere.


Part 1: Mindset & Mixing Foundations

  1. Start here
  2. Your Mixing Mindset
  3. Foundations - Mixing Weapons
  4. Foundations - EQ
  5. Foundations - Compression
  6. Foundations - Saturation & Distortion
  7. Foundations - Effects

Part 2: Management

  1. Managing Your Mix Session
  2. Organization and Routing
  3. MixStarter Template

Part 3: Mix Skills (Full Silverstein Mix walkthrough)

  1. Mix Skills
  2. Kick and Snare
  3. Toms, Cymbals and Room
  4. Drum Bus & FX
  5. Bass
  6. Guitars
  7. Metronome FX
  8. Vocals
  9. Finishing (Automation & Mix Bus)
  10. Your Next Steps

Bonus Material

  1. Working with Programmed Drums
  2. Creating a Fake Drum Room Track
  3. Live Q&A Replay Jan 11 2016
  4. Live Q&A Replay Sept 1 2016

Downloads

  1. M3 Method for Massive Mixes PDF 
  2. Silverstein - "Milestone" Multitracks and Stems
  3. M3 Mixing Workflow Cheatsheet
  4. M3 Mix Skills Cheatsheet
  5. MixStarter Template (Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Studio One)
  6. Silverstein - "A Midwestern State of Emergency" Multitracks
  7. Silverstein - "Massachusetts" Multitracks
  8. Client Approval & Revisions Guide PDF

PRO Editing

How to Get Tight, Pro Quality Tracks That Still Sound Natural While Cutting Your Editing Time in Half


Intro & Core Editing Principles

  1. Welcome and Start Here
  2. Core Editing Principles
  3. Core Editing Techniques & Tools

Drums

  1. Intro to Drums + Cheatsheet Downloads
  2. Basic Editing
  3. More Difficult
  4. Very Challenging

Editing Drums in Logic, Cubase, Reaper & Studio One

  1. Editing Drums in Logic
  2. Editing Drums in Cubase
  3. Editing Drums in Reaper 5
  4. Editing Drums in Studio One

Guitar & Bass

  1. Editing Guitar & Bass
  2. Guitar Editing Example 2

Vocals

  1. Tuning & Editing Melodic Vocals
  2. Background Vocals & Harmonies
  3. Editing Scream Vocals

Additional Vocal Lessons: Auras Vocal Tuning Walkthrough

  1. Lead Vocal (Auras Walkthrough)
  2. Doubles (Auras Walkthrough)
  3. Harmonies (Auras Walkthrough)

Bonus Content

  1. Bonus Lesson: Tracking Super-Tight Guitars (So you never edit them again)
  2. Tuning Vocals with Melodyne
  3. Editing Drums Without Click Track - Lesson and Live Hangout Replay

Downloads

  1. Drum Editing & Beat Detective Cheatsheet PDF
  2. Pro Tools Key Commands Cheatsheet PDF
  3. Drums Lesson 1 Multitracks (Basic drum editing)
  4. Drums Lesson 2 Multitracks (More difficult)
  5. Drums Lesson 3 Multitracks (Very challenging)
  6. Guitar Editing Cheatsheet PDF
  7. Vocal Editing Cheatsheet PDF
  8. Vocal Editing / Tuning Practice Tracks

PRO Tracking

Tracks that sound like a record, right at the source.


Introduction

  1. Welcome to Pro Tracking
  2. Vision & Workflow
  3. Signal Chain Mindset
  4. Studio Walkthrough

Tracking Exposé:

Drums

  1. Choosing the Drums
  2. Replacing Heads & Tuning Drums
  3. Final Drum Check - In the Room
  4. Miking up the Drums
  5. Getting Drum Sounds & Signal Chains
  6. Phase
  7. Pre-Tracking
  8. Drum Tracking
  9. Drum Editing
  10. Drum Recap
  11. Rough Drum Mix

Guitars

  1. Guitar & Bass Tracking Strategy
  2. Guitar & String Choice
  3. Changing Strings
  4. Intonation
  5. Mic & Cab Setup
  6. Guitar Tone
  7. Tracking Rhythm Guitars - Part 1
  8. Tracking Rhythm Guitars - Part 2
  9. Tracking Lead Guitars
  10. Bonus: Tracking With a Digital Amp

Bass

  1. Bass Cab & Mic Setup
  2. Bass Selection & Setup
  3. Bass Signal Chain
  4. Bass Tone
  5. Tracking Bass
  6. Guitar & Bass: Cleanup/Edits

Vocals

  1. Vocal Mics & Techniques
  2. Vocal Chain & Levels
  3. Vocal Tracking - Singing
  4. Vocal Tracking - Doubles
  5. Vocal Tracking - Harmonies
  6. Vocal Tracking - Screams (Part 1)
  7. Vocal Tracking - Screams (Part 2)
  8. Vocal Edits & Tuning

Wrap Up

  1. Final Thoughts

Mixing Exposé

  1.  Mix Comparison: Before & After
  2.  Setup & Drums
  3.  Drums & Rhythm Guitars
  4.  Parallel Compression & Bass
  5.  Drum FX & Vocals
  6.  Overall Gut Reaction & Tweaks
  7.  Lead Guitars & Vocals
  8.  Automation Part 1
  9.  Automation Part 2
  10.  Post FX & Mix Bus
  11.  Mix Revisions
  12.  Mastering Notes & A/B

Bonus

  1. How to Record Acoustic Guitars
  2. How to Track Massive Gang Vocals
  3. Editing Videos from Tracking Exposé session:
    1. Guitar & Bass Cleanup/Edits
    2. Vocal Edits & Tuning
  4. Tracking Drums in a Small Room
    1. Intro
    2. Setting up Drum Mics
    3. Drum Sounds & Signal Chains
    4. Drum Takes (+ Multitrack Download)
    5. Rough Drum Mix
  5. Drum Tracking Hacks
    1. Primer: Starting with the end in mind
    2. Hack 1: Faking a complex kick pattern
    3. Hack 2: Overdubbing drums
    4. Hack 3: Recording at a slower tempo
  6. Deep Dive Coaching Calls
    1. Coaching Call Drums (Jan 11 2019)
    2. Coaching Call Bass (Jan 25 2019)
    3. Coaching Call Guitar (Feb 15 2019)
    4. Coaching Call Vocals (Mar 1 2019)
  7. Q&A Calls
    1. Office Hours Replay May 16 2019
    2. Office Hours Replay June 27 2019
    3. Office Hours Replay July 16 2019

Downloads

  1. "Exposé" Multitracks, Rough Mix, Final Mix, Final Master
  2. Gear Preset PDF (5150, Distressor, Sansamp go-to settings)
  3. Real World Recording Guide PDF
  4. Go-To Mic Choices PDF
  5. Gear Suggestions for Project Studios PDF
  6. Cheatsheets:
    • Drum Tracking
    • Bass Tracking
    • Guitar Tracking
    • Vocal Tracking
    • Signal Chain Hierarchy
    • Workflow Chart
  7. Tracking Drums in a Small Room Multitracks
  8. Small Room Drum Tracking - Rough mix for reference
  9. Business Materials: 
    • Jordan'sPricing Breakdown example
    • Information Sheet example
    • Invoice template

Mix Vault

15 Mixes, deconstructed.


  1. Intervals - Ephemeral
  2. Neck Deep - Losing Teeth
  3. Auras - Adverse Condition
  4. Goodbye Sky Harbour - Loud and Clear
  5. Silverstein - Toronto Mix Walkthrough + Q&A Replay
  6. Nick Johnston - Remarkably Human
  7. Truth of My Youth - Bad Motivator
  8. The Year - Sweaty Palms
  9. The Danger of Falling - Still Vacant
  10. The Longest Year - All I Find is You
  11. Emery - After the Devil Beats His Wife
  12. Gracefield - The Pressure
  13. Pale Hell - KYM
  14. Jevani Sanders - Happy
  15. Silverstein - Replace You (Acoustic)

All sessions include full multitrack download.

Digital Production Blueprint

Produce album-quality tracks using only MIDI drums and amp sim plugins.


Welcome to the Blueprint

  1. Introduction
  2. Using the Right Tools

The Fundamentals

  1. Pitfalls & Principles of Programmed Drums
  2. The Simple Approach to Amp Sims

Pyramids Recording Session

  1. Session Setup & Downloads
  2. Drums
    1. Selecting drums
    2. Programming drum midi
    3. Humanizing drum midi
    4. Committing to drum tracks
  3. Guitar
    1. Amp sim tone selection
    2. Real-time guitar tracking session
  4. Bass
    1. Bass tone selection
    2. Real-time bass tracking session
  5. Clean Guitar tracking & tone
  6. Lead Guitar tracking & tone
  7. Committing to Guitar & Bass Tone

Mixing Sessions

  1. Real-time mix session

Blueprint Bonus and Downloads

  1. Velocities & Ghost Notes: Programming like a real drummer with Nathan Bulla
  2. Archetype Nolly - Jordan's tone presets
  3. Multitracks for "Pyramids" (song created in this course) incl. drum midi
  4. Jordan's Superior Drummer presets

PLUS these exclusive PPS bonuses...


  • Session Vault Starter Pack - 10 multitrack sessions for mix practice & your public portfolio
  • Jordan's complete custom drum sample library (Trigger and WAV format)
  • 6 weeks of live group coaching with Jordan
  • Complimentary mix critique from one of the HCMS expert coaches
  • Access to private Facebook community
  • "Real World Recording Guide" and "M3 Method for Massive Mixes" guides - mailed to you

© 2020 Hardcore Music Studio

>