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Sun, Apr 16


The SDF Collective

The Path To Better Mixes Pt 1

#1 Always mix intentionally

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The Path To Better Mixes Pt 1
The Path To Better Mixes Pt 1

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The SDF Collective, 20 NW 3rd St, Gresham, OR 97030, USA


About the event

Instructional workshop: 2 hours focusing on methods of starting a mix and questions that are often asked.

Such as;

  • Using your faders and pan knobs before addressing any audible issues.
  • EQ choices functions and decisions what type to use, when where and why?
  • Serial VS parallel Compression - how, when, where, and why?
  • The purpose and use of gain staging in the box?
  • Signal flow and the intention of your plugins, Plugin chains and how the order of plugins effects the signal flow.
  • Training your ears and understand frequency bands to make corrective choices.
  • Kick and bass relationship - Which one gets the low end.
  • Mixing your low end in mono and use of mono maker plugin parameters on room mics.
  • The room you are mixing in and how to understand your room and its effects on your mix and ears.
  • Should you mix into a mastering bus? If so, what is the base plugin chain that makes up an initial mastering bus?

There will be a 30 minute Q & A afterwards.


  • Class Ticket

    This two hour class will cover everything you need to learn "The Path To Better Mixes". First of a two class series!

    +$1.75 service fee



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