InstructorRobert Etherson
TypeOnsite Course
DateJun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
TimeSaturday & Sunday, 10:30am - 6:30pm
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.

If you can’t make it to our weekly 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 over one action packed weekend. 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.


Introduction to Mixing – Digital Theory

EQ Masterclass

Compression & Multiband Masterclass

Mid & Side Processing for Mastering Plugins


Mixing Down 1 w/ Conor Dalton (Glowcast Mastering)

Mixing Down 2 w/ Conor Dalton (Glowcast Mastering)

Mastering techniques

Mastering Practical

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.

Half of Sunday’s session will be taught by top industry mastering engineer Conor Dalton (Calyx / Glowcast). He will delve into common mixdown mistakes and incredible industry advice as he 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 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!

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: Mix & Master [Weekender]

23rd & 24th June 2018 | Saturday & Sunday | 10:30am – 6:30pm