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Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live

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About The Class

take control of your mix


Mediocre mixing ruins songs. Don’t let good songs go to waste – get a complete mixing education with Isaac Cotec in Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live.

Isaac, better known as Subaqueous, is an Ableton Certified Trainer who’s been making electronic music in Ableton since 2002. In this class, he’ll discuss the why behind the how of mixing and help you make better decisions during every step of your mixing process. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Setting up your studio: monitors, acoustic treatment, etc
  • Routing and gain structure
  • Dynamic range and compression
  • Advanced EQing and spatial placement
  • Adding color and dimension: reverb, delay, and effects
  • Basics of mastering in Live


Isaac will show you how to zoom out and take conceptual control over the mix and then zero in on the steps it’ll take to get there.

Mixing Electronic Music In Ableton Live will get you up-to-speed on the why and the how of mixing so you never degrade another song again.

Includes Isaac's complete mixing example set in Ableton with all examples of compression, eq, track setup and panning along with the frequency worksheet of instrument placement, a pdf on sharing tracks with others and a pdf on mixing in Ableton Live. Over 1GB in total!


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Who I Am

    04:13
  2. 02

    Free Preview: Introduction to Mixing

    Learn about the stages of production so you know where you are in your process and what comes next.

    05:42
  3. 03

    The Mixing Toolset

    07:39
  4. 04

    Reference Makes Perfect

    22:26
  5. 05

    Calibrating Your Room

    19:28
  6. 06

    Using a Reference Track

    08:37
  7. 07

    Preparing Your Mix

    08:50
  8. 08

    Understanding Gain Staging

    08:46
  9. 09

    Analog vs Digital Gain Staging

    05:12
  10. 10

    Adding Dynamics to your Mix

    11:12
  11. 11

    Getting a Balanced Mix

    09:55
  12. 12

    What is Loudness?

    14:15
  13. 13

    What Is Compression?

    05:06
  14. 14

    Compression Parameters

    14:08
  15. 15

    Basic Compression Techniques

    19:55
  16. 16

    Multiband, Sidechain and Glue Compression Techniques

    15:34
  17. 17

    The Golden Rule of Compression

    07:29
  18. 18

    Basics of Equalization

    06:07
  19. 19

    High Pass and Low Pass Filters

    07:09
  20. 20

    Additive and Subtractive EQ

    17:23
  21. 21

    Mid-Side EQ

    22:36
  22. 22

    Spatialization and Panning

    07:26
  23. 23

    Panning In-Depth in Ableton

    14:13
  24. 24

    Using Reverb

    28:04
  25. 25

    Mixing Recap

    03:44

Meet Your Expert

Isaac Cotec

Isaac Cotec started producing electronic based music in 2005, while working with a project called Psyche Sonics. Psyche Sonics was an experimental group working with the science and research of binaural beats, and altering consciousness through sounds. The project manifested ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • pdf Drum Placement
  • pdf Freq
  • pdf Frequency Worksheet
  • pdf Read Me - Mixing with Ableton Live
  • pdf Sharing Tracks
  • alp Mixing Examples Sets - v2
  • pdf Syllabus

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    March 2015

    Excellent Course, Isaac Cotec is a great instructor and a great producer. The course is very well organized explaining each important step of the mix. as well as great tips and techniques. He also includes a great deal of support material with the course including an Ableton Live Pack with tons of great presets and tools to put to practice the knowledge acquired in the course.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    March 2015

    Isaac covers an amazing amount of material in a clear and concise way. Great intro to mixing with Ableton or review for the intermediate user who wants to solidify their best practices, DAW knowledge as well as gain some production tips.

  • Ian turner

    Ian turner

    April 2018

    this is the best thing money can buy in my life. Isaac makes it look easy and the way he teaches makes you understand everything and makes it easy for you as well. its exactly what i wanted to learn in each video! i cant even sleep because another video loads and im like "ohhhh i need it" lol. i thank god for this class being affordable and the real deal.

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