New course announcement!
You asked, and we delivered.
We’re really excited to announce the arrival of our most ambitious course to date: Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques. This course features interviews with nine of the top sound engineers working today teaching the ins and outs of creating top-quality DIY mixes of your music — engineers who’ve worked with the likes of Beyoncé, D’Angelo, Solange, Sia, Mark Ronson, the New York Philharmonic, the Dirty Projectors, and tons more!
If you’ve ever wondered how to add that extra, pro-level sheen to your sound, this course might be for you. We cover all the fundamentals of mixing, from referencing and levels to automation and compression, with insights from the pros about how they use each tool in their work. And with weekly feedback on your mixes from one of our expert Mainstage Mentors, you’re guaranteed to actually get the support you need to meet your goals.
By the end, you’ll be able to publish your music with more confidence than ever before, knowing that it’s sounding the way you want it to.
Demystifying the Basics of Mixing
Faders Up is built like all of our Mainstage courses: It involves a combination of engaging videos, mixed with tutorials, detailed tips, illustrations, quizzes, and, of course, weekly support from your personal expert Mainstage Mentor.
Here’s a quick video we pulled from the course on the basics of EQ:
Meet the Instructors
Throughout the course, we’ll hear from a crew of incredibly talented industry professionals working in pretty much every genre. Take a look below!
Brian is a Grammy-winning recording engineer living in Brooklyn, NY. Production credits include artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Jason Moran, and many others. Additionally, he performs recording and post-production work for film and television. He has worked on releases for the American Boychoir and ESPN Films, Discovery Channel, broadcasts for the Metropolitan Opera HD, San Francisco Ballet, and the New York Philharmonic. Check out his site for more: www.brianlosch.com.
Joe is a Grammy-nominated mastering engineer whose client list includes Moby, Animal Collective, Deerhunter, City and Colour, Thievery Corporation, the Dirty Projectors and many more. After becoming the go-to mastering engineer for indie artists in Brooklyn and beyond, he re-located across the river to Jersey City and is working with a more diverse roster of clients than ever. Lambert previously worked his way up at iconic establishments like Classic Sound and Trutone Mastering in New York City, learning the very relevant art of vinyl cutting in addition to solidifying himself as one of the top mastering engineers in the game. Check out more at joelambertmastering.com.
Ebonie Smith is an award-winning music producer, audio engineer, and singer-songwriter based in New York City. A Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” nominee, Ebonie is also the founder and president of Gender Amplified, Inc., a nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports women and girls in music production. Ebonie holds a master’s degree in music technology from New York University and an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University. She currently works as an audio engineer and producer for Atlantic Records.
Originally from New York, Andrew is a mix engineer and producer now residing in Los Angeles. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in the summer of 2011, he has worked with Producer Emile Haynie from 2013–2015 and has recorded with Mark Ronson, Lana Del Rey, Sia, Jeff Bhasker, and more. His most recent production work features Nick Hakim’s Green Twins LP, Big Thief’s Capacity LP, and Show Me The Body’s CORPUS I.
Aaron Nevezie is a producer and engineer based at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NYC. He has worked with Danger Mouse, Black Thought (The Roots), Questlove, tUnE-yArDs, Brad Meldhau, Vijay Iyer, Black Taxi, Ambulance LTD, Charlie Hunter, Dave Eggar, Jojo Mayer & Nerve, Now Vs Now, Wayne Krantz, Ben Allison, Steve Cardenas, Brian Blade, the City and Horses, and many more. Currently a member of Nerve, Aaron has toured throughout Asia, Europe, and the USA running interactive front-of-house. He is currently in the process of writing and producing albums for new indie artists Ryal and Chris Lind. You can check out the rest of his work here.
Bunker co-owner John Davis has been active in the NYC independent music scene as a musician, producer, and engineer since 1999. John is perhaps best known for his work with Jojo Mayer in their live EDM band Nerve, and their pioneering work fusing acoustic and electronic sounds through reverse engineering. Not restricted to electronic music in his output or engineering capacities, John is extremely adept at recording and mixing almost any style of music. At the Bunker, John has recorded artists as diverse as Tom Harrell, Esperanza Spalding, Chad Smith, Stranger, Salt Cathedral, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers), Mehliana (Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana), Netherlands, Wes Hutchinson, and many more ranging from jazz to classical to rock and EDM.
From the beginning of his career in the glory days of 2″ tape and big consoles at the famed Hit Factory Studios, Tim had the opportunity to work with artists he’d grown up listening to and legendary producers and mixers he’d always admired. As Tim gained exposure to artists in lots of different genres, he came to realize that it was the way that music made him feel, rather than the purity of its sound, that was important to convey for himself and for listeners. Whether it’s a pop, jazz, or a metal track, as long as it conveys its emotion, Tim’s mission has always been to uncover the heart of every song to help artists discover ways of sharing their vision while maintaining accessibility.
David started as a freelance musician before founding his first studio, Sound On Sound Recording. SOS grew into one of the top recording facilities in New York within 10 years, catering to rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop artists including David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Branford Marsalis, Dave Grusin, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Puff Daddy, and Jay-Z. Between the studio and David, as both engineer and producer, the facility garnered more than 65 gold- and platinum-album awards resulting in sales of over 75 million units worldwide. SOS merged with competitor Right Track Recording (home to many stars including Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Whitney Houston, and producer Phil Ramone) in 2005 to create Legacy Studios.
Jake Aron is a New York-based producer, mixer, and engineer known for his interesting use of space, delay, and saturation. He has worked with artists such as Grizzly Bear, Chairlift, Jamie Lidell, and Solange, among many others.
Hosted by Nyle Emerson
Self-billed as a “multi-media-tasker,” Nyle is Soundfly’s Creative Producer and specializes in photo, video, audio production, and web branding. As a musician, he’s had the pleasure of performing with major acts such as J. Cole, Black Thought, Patti Labelle, and more, has been featured on several television shows including MTV’s It’s On with Alexa Chung, and studied production at NYU’s Clive Davis. His first music video has been viewed over a million times online. As a videographer he’s toured the world with brands like Eater, Vice, and The New York Times.
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