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An Introduction To The Workflow of an Orchestral Mixing Engineer, From Stems to Final Master

Mixing can indeed be a very daunting subject, and it can feel overwhelming to know how to piece together the puzzle of mixing an entire track – even if you know a lot of basic mixing principles. 

That’s why we made a recorded mixing workshop that gives you an insight into the real life workflow and methods of a professional mixing engineer, showing how he approaches the mix and mastering stage of a track – all the way from opening the stems to the final master. 

Through the workshop, Toby Mason will take a track from Evenant co-founder Arn and show the entire process of mixing and mastering the track for the final delivery. You can hear the unmixed and mixed track below: 

You will also get an introduction into fundamental acoustic principles, his thoughts on gear, general mindsets when mixing, as well as a breakdown of the most common mixing plugins.

At the end of this workshop, you will possess an understanding for the fundamentals of acoustics, the main mixing tools, and how Toby approaches the tracks he works on. 

You will watch a whole orchestral tack get mixed and mastered, and also get an insight into the mixing of a hybrid track with massive percussion, hits, vocals and guitar parts and learn how to approach those elements. 

This workshop is not a fundamental mixing program with a rigid system, but rather a real life look into Toby’s own perspectives, principles and workflows that he utilizes in his daily life as a mixing engineer in Los Angeles. From his overarching mindset, and the plugins he uses, all the way to how he approaches the individual elements in a mix.

 

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • What mixing is and isn’t 
  • The basics of space, psychoacoustics and how humans perceive sound
  • Concepts like headroom, mid/side, analogue vs digital equipment, headphones vs monitors, masking and more. 
  • How EQ’s, compressors, reverbs, delays, saturatos and multi band fx work, and how to use them
  • How Toby structures and organizes a mixing session
  • How Toby mixes and masters an orchestral track 
  • How Toby mixes and masters a hybrid track
    … and lots of tips and tricks along the way! 

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • What mixing is and isn’t 
  • The basics of space, psychoacoustics and how humans perceive sound
  • Concepts like headroom, mid/side, analogue vs digital equipment, headphones vs monitors, masking and more. 
  • How EQ’s, compressors, reverbs, delays, saturatos and multi band fx work, and how to use them
  • How Toby structures and organizes a mixing session
  • How Toby mixes and masters an orchestral track 
  • How Toby mixes and masters a hybrid track
    … and lots of tips and tricks along the way! 

What You Get In The Workshop

  • Over 6 hours of video content 
  • 4 modules and 31 video lectures of content 
  • Witness the mixing process of two different tracks (Arn Andersson – Atomic Nucleus, Tom Hawk – Gravitas). 
  • Reference Mix, Mastered Track & Unmixed Stems for each are included downloads with the workshop.
  • Designated student group 
  • Available on all devices
  • Lifetime Access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

What You Get In The Course

  • Over 6 hours of video content 
  • 4 modules and 31 video lectures of content 
  • Witness the mixing process of two different tracks (Arn Andersson – Atomic Nucleus, Tom Hawk – Gravitas). 
  • Reference Mix, Mastered Track & Unmixed Stems for each are included downloads with the workshop.
  • Designated student group 
  • Available on all devices
  • Lifetime Access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

UNDERSTAND THE BASICS

Learn about psychoacoustics, wave theory, analogue vs digital, headphones vs monitors, frequency masking and other crucial principles.

THE MINDSET OF A MIXER

Get into the head of a mixing engineer, and understand the reason behind all the actions you take from the first stem to the last.

LEARN THE TOOLS

Understand the tools of the trade, and learn how the different plugins work, the the applications for each, and other great tips.

Advanced mixing tips

Learn about advanced mixing tips that will help you add a new dimension of size, depth and power to your productions.

A GUIDE TO MASTERING

Learn Toby's approach to mastering in order to make your mixes truly shine and sound the best on all systems and all environments.

STEMS INCLUDED

Mix along with Toby with the included stems for the two tracks in this workshop, and get the unmixed bounces from the project files.

Mix 1: Arn Andersson - Atomic Nucleus

The first track we will tackle in this workshop is an orchestral dynamic journey that ranges from lush atmospheres and gentle orchestral swells, to soaring string lines and majestic brass statements. Through this track you will learn to create a lush orchestral sound that accomplishes a sense of great depth, dynamics and power, while serving the vision of the composer.

Mix 2: Tom Hawk - Gravitas

In this second track, we will demonstrate more specific mixing principles that include Solo Instruments, Vocals, Short Strings, large Percussion, Pings, Basses and more. You will learn tricks and tips that will ensure your percussion cuts through, making each element shine, as well as learning some general advanced mixing principles to level up the productions of your cues.

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Your Journey Through The Workshop

Module 1:
The Fundamentals Of Sound And Mixing

This module is all about getting to know the fundamental concepts of sound and mixing, in order to make good decisions during the mixing process. You will learn about how we hear, monitors vs headphones, your room, psychoacoustics, frequency masking, and much more. 

We start off with an introduction on what mixing is and what it isn’t, and further discuss how to set up your studio and what type of gear you should be using within it. We next dive into Wave Theory & Psychoacoustics so that we can get a deeper understanding on what audio waves are and how they work in order to make better decisions. Finally we round off the Module by an introduction into Critical Listening.

By the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of the concepts and tools required to create a foundation for great mixes. 

Module 2:
Mixing An Orchestral Track

In the second module, Toby covers the essential tools of a mix engineer in depth with practical and in context examples. We get a detailed look into tools such as EQ, Compression/Expansion, Multi band Processing, Spectral Processing, Time Based Processing (reverb & delays) and Saturation/Distortion. 

At the end, you will have a strong foundational knowledge in a wide variety of tools for mixing, including lots of knobs and functions you’ve probably overlooked or not known exactly what does. Deeply understanding each element of these tools increase your ability to work with more precision and purpose. 

Module 3:
Mixing An Orchestral Track

In this module, Toby will mix and master an orchestral cue written by Evenant’s co-founder Arn.

Starting with the setup of your session so that it’s organised and your busses are routed correctly, we then proceed to get our stems ‘mix ready’. We then dive into the full mixing process, where you’ll watch Toby over the shoulder mix all the stems in Arn’s track, explaining every choice he makes and why. Finally, Toby takes you through the steps of mastering your mix so that it’s ready to share with the world.

In this module you will see a lot of practical applications of principles learned in Module 1 and 2, as well as be able to follow along the entire workflow of an actual mix, with explanations for every big move along the way. 

From getting the depth and with, to making sure each impact and drum sounds big and powerful, making the strings sound lush and warm, and making the brass sound majestic and grandiose. You will also learn a lot of Toby’s secret sauce to getting loud, wide and punchy masters to finish off your tracks in style. 

Module 4:
Mixing With Advanced Concepts

Now we understand the basic process of mixing, Toby dives into more advanced mixing techniques using a different track, with each lecture focussed on a specific instrument or instrument group.

The areas of focus include; Solo Instruments, Vocals, Short Strings, Percussion and more. more being Pings and Basses & Pulses.

The module rounds off with an in-depth lecture diving into some Advanced Production Techniques.

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Evenant Guarantee

We don’t want any unhappy students. If we didn’t meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase, and we’ll give you every penny back – no questions asked. But we’re so confident you’re gonna dig the workshop, we’re willing to take that risk. If you’re for some reason unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we’ll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?
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$ 199 One-Time Payment
  • 4 Modules Covering the Entire Cinematic Mixing Workflow
  • Assignments And Exercises to Accelerate Your Learning
  • Feedback on your work from our own Evenant tutors
  • Private Student Group
  • Over-the-shoulder Mixing of 2 Tracks
  • Lifetime Access, Including Updates
  • Stems to practice your skills
  • 21 Days Money Back Guarantee

Meet Your Instructor

Toby Mason – Workshop Instructor

I’m committed to bringing a vision to life with sound, from studio engineering to cinematic trailer and underscore production, by collaborating with creatives to make their work sound its best. My work has featured in many projects, and I strive to constantly level up in all things aural.

I live in Hollywood California, where I like to surf, play music, program, and game. Before working as a freelance mix and mastering engineer, I used to work at Conway Recording Studios and recorded for many artists and genres ranging from Kiss to Snoop Dogg, before working as an engineer for Immediate Music. 

FAQ

I’m a pretty good composer already, will this workshop teach me anything new?

Absolutely! Toby’s many years of experience is sure to teach you a lot of valuable knowledge related to mixing and audio production, from his workflow to mindset, and the way he approaches his mixes by trying to get into the head of the composer and his vision. This course will be a great fit for both beginner and intermediate composers who are seeking to take their mixes up a level, and start understanding more of the mixing aspect of their work.  

Who is this workshop for?

Mixing Workshop is aimed towards beginner to intermediate mix engineers and composers that want to get a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques in the world of mixing cinematic and orchestral music, and want to understand the basic principles and tools of the trade. 

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. 

Yes! This course will take you through the very basics of the tools we will be using, and teach you all the fundamentals needed to build your mixing workflow. You will also learn important basics, powerful principles, techniques and production skills to take your productions to the next level.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course, contact us in the first 21 days and we will give you a full refund – no questions asked.

We want to get you to reach your ultimate goals, and help you become the very best creator you can be.

There will be openings where we offer a 1-on-1 private tutoring through video calls, emails, and more. You’ll get personal feedback and guidance from us and other instructors themselves in a private, and focused setting that revolves around you and your goals.

As you go through the main course curriculum, you will be sending in your assignments, questions and artworks privately to your instructor every week and receiving personal feedback and industry insights.

Stay tuned on the platform to learn more about how you can get private tutoring as soon as spots open!