Hey, everybody. Welcome to CreativeLive. My name's Drew Konzelman, and I'm a host here at CreativeLive. And I'm excited you're joining us for Mixing Master Class with Joey Sturgis. We have Joey Sturgis back. How ya doing man?
I'm doing good. How you doing?
Good, I'm excited that you're here again. This is Mixing Master Class. So, online tutorials, everybody's seen them, and they teach you a pretty specific way to approach mixing. But there's actually a few different ways to approach mixing.
Tell us about some of the different ways that you approach it.
Well, I think there's a lot of different tutorial material out there. It's kind of hard to find a specific direction. And I think I've narrowed it down to three. So, you have your replacement mixing which is what a lot of people are doing right now. You know, recording direct input guitars, recording MIDI points for the drums, all those kinds of things. and then completely creating the sound of the song from scratch...
. Then you have your production mixing which is using the original production, trying to keep the artist's vision intact. Not replacing anything, not adding anything of your own. And then you have creative mixing where you do a little bit of production mixing but then you add layers in to make the song sound better than it was when you go it. And then on top of that, I wanna to talk about the fundamentals of mixing. Which I think there's a lot of tools and things out there that people are using, and they're not totally sure what they're doing. They don't really know how it works. And so, I wanna increase the understanding and have a better grasp on how to use the tools and get things done that you need to do when you're mixing.
Awesome, sounds good. So, we got a lot of stuff to cover. I wanna let you guys know that I'm excited about this. We have our in-house CreativeLive audio technician here. His name's Jamie. We work together all the time on stuff, and he's gonna be hanging out with you guys in the chat rooms and moderating those and in the studio here. Do you wanna tell people what they can expect in the chat rooms?
Well, I'm sure you're gonna have a lot of questions for Joey, as usual. So, I'll be here in the studio with him to answer, or not answer but field all of your questions for Joey to answer for you. So, we're looking forward to it.
Yeah, we are. A lot of great stuff to cover. Thank you guys so much for joining us for Mixing Master Class with Joey Sturgis. Stay tuned.
Joey Sturgis is the producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore, including Asking Alexandria
, Of Mice & Men
, and I See Stars
. His sound is one of the most sought after sounds of the last decade and in this class, he’ll show you the unique mixing techniques that are key to getting it.
This class picks up where Joey’s Studio Pass class left off: you’ve got your session tracked and edited, now how do you turn it into a polished, world-class mix?
He’ll show you how to get his signature sound, including:
- EQ and compression strategies for drums, guitar, bass, vocals, and synths/effects
- How to use automation to fix problem areas and bring out the song’s dynamics
- Tons of little tips and tricks to take your mix from good to great
If you want to elevate the quality of your mix, don’t miss Mixing Master Class with Joey Sturgis.