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GearGods Presents: Mastering Metal Mixing: Prep & Setup

with Eyal Levi

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  •   01 Class Intro & Importance of Mix Prep

    25:11

Class duration: 6h 3m

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About The Class

learn how to lay a solid foundation.

Meticulous preparation is the foundation a good mix is built on. In GearGods Presents: Mastering Metal Mixing: Prep & Setup, Eyal Levi will teach you how to get every element of a track ready to mix.

In this class, Eyal of Audiohammer Studios will show you proper routing and bussing for vocals, guitars, bass, drums, synths and effects. You’ll learn the proper way to approach gain structure, leveling and panning. Eyal will also teach essential techniques for fixing badly tracked material and working through common mixing problems.

If you take mixing seriously, don’t miss this one. Preparation and setup will do more to improve the quality of your mixes than anything else you can do.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Intro & Importance of Mix Prep

    25:11
  2. 02

    Unmixable Tracks

    33:55
  3. 03

    Josh Newell Interview & Prep Checklist

    43:54
  4. 04

    Mix Templates

    24:47
  5. 05

    Prepping a Track

    16:42
  6. 06

    Labeling Tracks

    11:13
  7. 07

    Consolidating Tracks and Markers

    21:05
  8. 08

    Coloring Coding

    13:44
  9. 09

    Overview of Routing

    39:44
  10. 10

    Sends and Groups

    39:58
  11. 11

    Cleanup Overview and Printing Down Tracks

    27:05
  12. 12

    Prep Mix Q&A

    13:27
  13. 13

    Bonus Video with Purchase: "Snare Midi"

    32:26
  14. 14

    Bonus Video with Purchase: "Kick Midi"

    20:35

Meet Your Expert

Eyal Levi

Eyal Levi is a critically acclaimed educator, musician and producer. After attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Eyal cut his teeth as the guitarist and primary songwriter in Daath, a progressive death metal band that released albums on Roadrunner and Century Media. In the studio, he has worked with such artists including The Black Dahlia Murder, Monuments, The Contortionist, Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red, Reflections, Motionless In White, and Firewind. An accomplished speaker and educator, he has logged hundreds of hours teaching the next generation the craft of music production.  ... read more

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  • pdf Eyal Levi - Mastering Metal Mixing - Mix Prep Slides.pdf
  • pdf Eyal Levi - ProTools Batch Track Rename.qkmx
  • pdf 1-on-1 Mix Critique with Eyal Levi.pdf
  • pdf Eyal Levi - Mix Template Routed.ptx
  • pdf Eyal Levi - Mix Template Routed.ptxt
  • pdf Eyal Levi - Syllabus.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    September 2014

    Boring subject but Eyal delivers the material in an entertaining way. He really does a great job of showing why the prep and organization are crucial to a solid end product. This is much more important to get than the latest and greatest plugin, and is easy to implement and will ultimately save you time and money down the road. Its a no brainer to listen to what Eyal is saying and to apply it. This has been a great confirmation on some of my workflow and has revealed some new methods I had not thought of. Thanks for the great class! cant wait for the next two days. Always impressed with you and the creative live team.

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