InstructorRobert Etherson
TypeOnsite Course
DateOct 1, 2018
TimeMonday, 7pm - 9pm
PlaceShoogle Studios, Glasgow
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Welcome to the dark art of the mixdown. All experienced producers know that this is what it’s all about. Getting your tracks release-ready is a difficult task – becoming a professional producer is about knowing when and how to make a thousand small tweaks to your tracks that result in a massive difference overall. Once you understand the techniques that top producers and mastering engineers use you’ll notice an incredible jump in the quality of your music and the road to signing that contract will seem much clearer.

In this 9 week evening class, join professional mixing and mastering engineer house / techno producer Robert Etherson (Mia Dora) along with professional mastering engineer Conor Dalton (Glowcast / Calyx) as they guide you through the process of taking your productions to the next level. Conor Dalton’s flies in from Berlin especially for this class, and his client list speaks for itself. He has acted as mastering engineer for the likes of Daft Punk, Jeff Mills, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer, Green Velvet and hundreds more.

This course will focus on electronic music production techniques, however these will also apply to any other genre. You’ll also get a FREE online course worth £85 with over 9 hours of content! Check out the Features tab to see what else is on offer.

You will get:

  • 16 hours of tuition from industry professionals
  • Skills and knowledge to elevate your productions to professional level
  • 40% Educational discount on Ableton Live
  • FREE Shoogle Studios online course with over 9 hours of content, worth £85!
  • Exclusive Facebook group for help between sessions
  • Example projects to help with course material
  • Comprehensive course notes with a ring binder for storage
  • Student discount card for Rubadub for 10% off all equipment and music
  • Up to 50% off plugins from the likes of Fabfilter, iZotope and more!

Session 1 – Introduction to Mixing – Digital Theory

Session 2 – EQ Masterclass

Session 3 – Compression & Multiband Masterclass

Session 4 – Mid & Side Processing for Mastering Plugins


Session 5 – Mixdown Practical 1

Session 6 – Mixdown Practical 2 & Feedback

Session 7 – Mixing & Mastering – Industry Advice 1 w/ Conor Dalton (Glowcast / Calyx)

Session 8 – Mixing & Mastering – Industry Advice 2 w/ Conor Dalton (Glowcast / Calyx)

You will be taught by Robert Etherson – one of Scotland’s leading mixdown and mastering engineers. Robert is one half of Mia Dora, who have had great success with their tough house sound and have toured the world. He also works with a diverse range of top artists as a mixdown engineer, so you know you’re learning from one of the best in the industry.

Two of the course sessions will delve into common mixdown mistakes and incredible industry advice with professional mastering engineer Conor Dalton (Glowcast /Calyx) who flies in from Berlin just for this course. Conor’s client list speaks for itself, having mastered for the likes of Daft Punk, Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall and many more.

You will need a laptop for this course. Either a Macbook or a PC will be fine for this. You will also need a copy of Ableton Live:

Minimum: Ableton Live Standard

Recommended: Ableton Live Suite

You can get a fully functioning demo of Ableton Live Suite that lasts for 30 days here.

Ableton Live: Mixdown

1st October 2018 | 9  Weeks | Monday 7pm – 9pm