Advanced Mixing Techniques (MSR4365.01)

Senem Pirler

This course will offer advanced study in studio practices. We will explore various mixing objectives and techniques through critical listening sessions, analysis, and hands-on projects. We will focus on the fundamentals as well as advanced practices of mixing, shaping the sounds through dynamic range processors and modulation tools, and various other techniques. Students will have an opportunity to practice their mixing skills through multitracks, make their own creative remixes, and share their work in-class with their peers for feedback. This course is for students who have previous experience in recording studio practices and/or with preexisting projects.

Tools that are needed: Headphones. Access to a computer and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Pro Tools or Reaper, etc. Students who are on campus will have access to the Jennings recording studio, Labs, and equipment room that will provide these tools.

Learning Outcomes:
The main objectives of the course are:
- To develop advanced critical listening skills.
- To learn foundational principles for mixing.
- To practice a variety of commonly used mixing techniques utilized in popular recordings.
By the end of the course, students will be able:
- To work in a hybrid (analog/digital) studio environment.
- To mix their projects using ProTools in the studio.
- To use foundational principles of mixing techniques in their projects.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Determination will be given based on the evidence of prior experience in sound recording. Students who previously took Introduction to Sound Recording and Mixing course are strongly encouraged to register. Please send a paragraph to, indicating interest and experience in sound recording.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Sound Design and Recording , Two Credit
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