Mixing/Mix-down Course | New York or Live Online

Are you struggling to make your mix-down sound professional? Do you know the basics but can’t make your tracks ‘bump’? If that’s the case, then look no further than our mixing course if your productions lack depth and clarity.

With so much good quality music being made these days, it’s becoming a lot more difficult to stand out from the competition. One way is to mix and master your efforts to a professional standard, and that’s where we come in. We’ve been teaching innovative tricks along with classic mixing techniques that have helped people polish their productions since 2010. Classes available in New York or LIVE Online. All learners are required to bring a laptop, with their DAW of choice installed.

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate level music production course, and all learners must have a good understanding of their DAW, and at least the basics of music production. If you do not, you will need to take a DAW course with us first. If you are unsure, let us know so we can help you decide.

Environment, Acoustics, EQ & Separation

• Speaker design for studio monitors
• How to handle your home studio acoustics
• Stereo, mono, stereo & 5.1 surround sound software
• The delicate art of panning and balance
• Specialist EQ tutoring to help your production


• Why is compression so important and how does it work
• Getting to grips with parameters
• Circuitry within compression & other digital emulations
• Parallel processing dos and don'ts
• De-essing and gating techniques
• Achieve amazing clarity in your mix with dynamic controllers

Delay, Reverb and other Awesome FX

• Learn about different types of delay and reverb
• An in-depth look at all parameters
• Spatialization with convolution delays and reverbs
• Harmonizers, pitch shifters, flangers, phasers and creative FX
• How FX can transform your tracks and really bring them to life

Automation, Vocals, & Creative Mix Ideas

• The perfect use of samples and filtering
• Envelopers, vocoder, autopanning, ring modulators, bit crushing and distortion
• Everything about vocals including comping, tuning and preparing
• Learn how to separate BVs and lead vocals
• Learn professional techniques for automating levels (rides)

Mixing Electronic Music

• Great tips on filters for FX, punch, ducking and side chaining dynamic controllers
• The best ways to use delay and reverb
• How to turn subtle sounds into monsters
• Interesting electronic mixing techniques which apply to all music
• Learn to improve and analyze every element of the mix
• Electronic listening critique (bring in your music)

Mastering Intro (Click here for full mastering course)

• A/B'ing & how to get the best from your separation and EQ
• Leveling, phasers, EQ & brick wall limiting
• The 'dos and don'ts' of using mastering software & plugins
• Learn about the best metering tools and their application
• Live music listening critique (bring in your music)

Our Testimonials

The instructor was amazing. To be able to learn mixing and mastering in 36 hours is unbelievable!


I have taken about 3 mixing courses online and learned something from each. This by far was the most helpful because it tied everything together and having a hands-on approach is the best. The instructor was super enthusiastic and patient as well. For the price and being a one week full session, nothing else compares.

Biren M Patel

The teacher is awesome, his enthusiasm and knowledge makes the class a blast while taking in tons of useful tips/techniques.


Darryl Swann. Enough said. He is a passionate, humble, experienced, and incredible human. He would help any of his students in anyway he could and he loves teaching. We now work together outside of Garnish and I couldn't be happier to have connected with him through Garnish.

Patrick McCutcheon

I came into the class with a good understanding of my DAW (Logic Pro X course here at Garnish) but minimal knowledge of mixing/mastering. I thought the class was a great supplement to the knowledge I gained from the Logic Pro X course. I never felt lost, and now know how to achieve a clean mix and master.

Kevin Yee

I won't change anything. I learned and enjoyed a lot! Good location and neighborhood, nice people and easy parking.

Mono Villa

I've been producing music for 15-20 years and even have a recording arts degree. The instructors were absolutely amazing and helped me grasp mixing and mastering in a very relatable down to earth way. I feel like my production has finally taken the step up it needed. Loved the class and would love to take more courses at Garnish. Great learning

Jeremy Wells

Instructors are well-experienced and can speak from tremendous amounts of real-world experience. They are also very passionate - not just about music and working in the industry, but they are passionate about teaching and getting the students the best learning experience possible. This makes a big difference in how successful the course is for the students… We were also able to get a lot of detailed and hands-on work - which was great!

Alan G

Garnish mix classes helped me the strengthen and expand my knowledge in mixing and mastering techniques immensely. With Grammy-winning engineers, what more could you hope for?!

Bernardo Passarinho

At last I have a clear perspective of how mixing and mastering works!

Andres Alzate

definitely learned so much in this course. The techniques on mixing and mastering that I learned in this class really helped me take my music to another level.

Raymond Medina
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36 Hours

Manhattan: $1499 + $100 Registration if booked 14 days before start or $1799 + $200 Registration

Brooklyn: $1799 + $100 Registration if booked 14 days before start or $2099 + $200 Registration

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request schedule information for our classes. One of our placement experts will follow up within a business day. For one-to-one lessons, see Mixing & Mastering Private Instructionand connect with a specialist on that page.

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