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Robert Lang Studios Mixing Class

with Casey Bates

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  •   01 Introduction to Mixing


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About The Class

Learn how to mix music from Casey Bates at Robert Lang Studios

In this class, producer Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man, Gatsby’s American Dream, Foxy Shazam) walks through his mixing process using a recent session he engineered at the Robert Lang Studio with the band, Money Pit

Robert Lang Studios is one of the Northwest’s most iconic recording studios, world-renowned for recording bands like the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews and Deathcab for Cutie

The studio’s unique stone and marble live room (built into the side of a mountain) along with the very best of analog and digital gear has attracted producers, engineers, and artists from all the world. 

In Studio B (The Duality Room), Casey explains, in detail, his approach to mixing drums, guitars and vocals while revealing his choices for use of compression, eq, reverb and effects. Robert Lang Studios Mixing Class with Casey Bates will give you an inside look how to mix music and set up your workflow. 

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Mixing

  2. 02

    Mixing Kick and Snare

  3. 03

    Mixing Toms and Overheads

  4. 04

    Drum Bus Compression

  5. 05

    Mixing Bass

  6. 06

    Mixing Guitars

  7. 07

    Instrumental Mix Finalization

  8. 08

    Mixing Vocals

  9. 09

    EQ Matching with Ozone

  10. 10

    Mixing Q&A


Meet Your Expert

Casey Bates

Casey Bates is a Seattle-based record producer, engineer and mixer. After starting legendary Seattle band Gatsby’s American Dream with fellow One Point Two member Bobby Darling, Casey began producing albums for some of the Northwest’s most noteable indie rock bands like Portual. The Man, A Skylit Drive, Chiodos, Pierce the Veil and The Fall of Troy. Casey has been a sought after producer from labels like Fearless, Fueled by Ramen and Equal Vision.  ... read more

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  • Joe Wilkinson

    Joe Wilkinson

    February 2016

    Regardless if you've listened to the music Casey has personally worked on or not, you'll find a lot of great information on his methods for mixing. It is such a great idea that this class comes with the files that Casey is actually work with so you can work side by side. This class includes best practices in organizing mixes, using busses, and what I consider the most important take away: listening to the MIX and not necessary just a single track over and over again. My requests: attendees had better formed questions to ask and to do another class -- I would love to hear some of the techniques and mixing that went into Church Mouth by Portugal. The Man.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    May 2017

    Honestly i don't know how you can call it a mixing course when the dude never touches a pan knob,or a fader, on his ssl or his daw. and never leaves the edit screen. Im not knocking his talent and its not personal. Seems like a nice dude. but it feels pretty phoned in. Describing a 400hz bass cut as getting rid of this honky weirdness with no explination to frequency or db. Is the kind of indepth generalization that you get here. What you get is a guy playing back a premixed song with zero mix setup. And talking about his favorite plug-ins. No info on actually learning how to use the plugs or starting points or tips. Just throw it up use a preset and tweak it a little and overcompress the shitnout of stuff. Im glad it was only $30.00

  • fbuser 42790ebd

    June 2017

    It was straight forward and helped show everyone it doesn't take fancy plugins or shiny toys to make great records. Even his vocal chain is mid tier but he yields excellent results with years of knowledge on his side. Casey you should come back to do a song off Emarosa's 131 album. There has to be some cool tricks there.

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