Mixing & Mastering
Learn the art and science of mixing & mastering electronic music in Ableton Live.
This course is the stand alone version of the Mixing and Mastering module on the Artist Development Program. It evolved from a series of sold out music production bootcamps at Dublin Institute of Technology (Dublin Technical University).
Who it's for
This course was designed for artists who have been creating incredible music but are struggling with the final stages of the production process.
Get your music ready to send to labels/DJs and perform in clubs.
What you Learn
- How to use Ableton Live plugins effectively throughout the mixing and mastering process.
- Better understand EQ, frequency and how it works to create a great mix.
- How to balance the individual elements in your track
- Understand compression and how mixing engineers use it.
- How to add a new dimension to your music through effects.
- The essentials of Mastering and how it works.
Why Mastering ?
Mastering is the final part of the production process. It is important to understand for the purpose of testing your tracks out, sharing with labels and to gain a better understanding of the challenges that mastering engineers face.
Will Kinsella is a Berlin based Techno artist who has lectured at Dublin Institute of Technology, the Sound Training Centre and at the SAE Institute in Berlin. He first learned his craft on Neve/SSL Consoles as a house Engineer at Temple Lane & Grouse Lodge studios, most famously known as the studio where Michael Jackson recorded his last work.
After Temple Lane he went on to engineer, mix and master for other House and Techno artists, recently working as a Studio Technician and Mixing Engineer for Radio Slave and SRVD (Rekids).
As an artist he has performed at some of the world's leading clubs such as Amnesia & Space Ibiza. His releases under his Hybrasil alias on Rekids, Octopus Records & Break New Soil have garnered support from Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Carl Cox and Adam Beyer.
Kinsella began working with artists over 10 years ago and developed a series of Artist Development Programs which lay the foundations of the Elevator Program. Through his time working with artists of all levels and experience, he identified a process for helping artists reach their creative potential and realise their artistic goals. He is now sharing his experience and his journey as an artist through our Program.
Regarded as one of Ireland’s leading electronic music industry professionals; in 2016 he was the first Irish promoter to bring the Jeff Mills Orchestra project to Ireland, he worked as a talent booker for Game Over / Carl Cox Ibiza (2017/2018) and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Dublin Institute of Technology in 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
"Really enjoyed the course. It was comprehensive and given clearly and concisely. It made me realise how much I was overlooking and not carrying out when producing and doing mix down or how important it is to carry out all those finer steps and too take time when producing and not rush the process."