Learn How to Mix Music with Young Guru

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Learn How to Mix Music with Young Guru

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

From organizing a mix to adding effects, learn from the best. Join legendary Grammy nominee, producer, and DJ Young Guru to learn the essentials of audio engineering — so you can create the sound you want to hear in your music.

A Note from Young Guru

More than all other mediums, we seem to regard music as the most personal and vital to our existence. As its influence and importance continues to swell in the way human beings interact, connect and celebrate living together, so too increases the importance of understanding the art of audio engineering. This is precisely why I have decided to venture into education and build this class with Skillshare.

I have had the pleasure of working with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Beyonce, and countless other brilliant artists throughout my career.  While I continue sharpen my skills even this deep into the game, I am excited to share some of the know...

From organizing a mix to adding effects, learn from the best. Join legendary Grammy nominee, producer, and DJ Young Guru to learn the essentials of audio engineering — so you can create the sound you want to hear in your music.

A Note from Young Guru

More than all other mediums, we seem to regard music as the most personal and vital to our existence. As its influence and importance continues to swell in the way human beings interact, connect and celebrate living together, so too increases the importance of understanding the art of audio engineering. This is precisely why I have decided to venture into education and build this class with Skillshare.

I have had the pleasure of working with the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Beyonce, and countless other brilliant artists throughout my career.  While I continue sharpen my skills even this deep into the game, I am excited to share some of the knowledge and techniques I have gained over the years with all of you.

This online Skillshare class is made up of four sections, which include exclusive videos and materials broken up into the following lessons:

  • Organizing a Mix - working with the basic components to a DIY mix, which include the Digital Audio Workstation [DAW], the tracks, and the controls, and how to optimally organize all of the audio information and tools for the task at hand
  • Determining Levels - how to arrange levels in accordance with the artist’s vision for the song
  • Adding Effects - how to work with basic effects like phasers, enhancers, reverb and delays, as well as create negative space or blend/fade where appropriate
  • Tonal Balance - how to recognize when perfect tonal balance has been achieved

I will provide a downloadable raw audio file so that everyone is mixing together and on the same page throughout the process. For the class project, however, you can use your music of your own creation.

— Young Guru

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Jennifer Proctor

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6 years, 10 months ago
Great insights and tips.
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Reginald Steele

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6 years, 10 months ago
I believe that all of the information that was taught will definitely enhance how your mix and record music. This class is essential for all people who desire a career in music.
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DeSean Ervin

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6 years, 10 months ago
A lot of people can be subject matter experts but not everyone can relay the information in an interesting and effective manner. Not only is Guru one of the best in his craft he is also an amazing instructor. This class allowed me to see the bigger picture and yearn for more. A++++++. P.S. Take notes, priceless.
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6 years, 10 months ago
it was great but was looking for more stuff i guess it will come as the time goes by
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Andrew S.

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6 years, 10 months ago
Super clear and concise. Well articulated walk-through on each stage of the sound engineering process. Well worth the time.
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Asha Olujimi

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6 years, 10 months ago
Respect Young Guru,this is what i needed,i use presonus studio one pro. This class is so articulately clever an skillfully insightful and well rounded,the difference in the language of the DAW was clear an non perplexing,not to mention,well worth the ransom to learn from a true master. I would encourage anyone and everyone to purchase both classes,as they are very vital to what you are trying to accomplish and remember,when you learn properly an execute properly you'll prosper properly.
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Lojic Beats

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6 years, 10 months ago
another great class not to difficult to understand full of info presented really well techincal terms alwaysexplained.
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Micah Es

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6 years, 10 months ago
This is by far the best mixing class I've ever seen. Young Guru is very organized, very clear, and he simplifies complex terms. Micah Es
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Edgar Cabrera

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6 years, 10 months ago
good job
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Alexander Holland

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6 years, 10 months ago
Ive been recording for some time now..ive learned from this...i will def watch more videos if guru upload more
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Monielle Mac

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6 years, 10 months ago
Excellent! Love how clear everything was to understand, and the notes really help. Will definitely be revisiting as a resource. Thnks!
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Damien Crawford

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6 years, 10 months ago
Young Guru to me is the very best in the business.I grew up listening to his mixes via Jay Z and Rocafella Records.I have been recording and mixing on my own for years without actually learning the skills to take my mix game to the next level and I feel I have done just that with these lessons from Guru.This is a great starting point for individuals who are trying to take there mix game to the next level.
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Michael Zadra

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6 years, 10 months ago
Young Guru is an awesome teacher, he makes mixing sound so much simpler than what I've heard from other sources/instructors. This class was great I would highly recommend it for anybody who knows nothing about mixing, something about mixing or anybody looking for the fundamentals.
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Dana Detrick

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6 years, 10 months ago
Amazingly detailed explanation of the mixing process, with techniques fit for any sized studio. Great class!
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Dennis Pickett

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6 years, 10 months ago
The class was excellent! I finally have a place where all the information is in one spot. Plus it is extremely accessible. this sight is awesome!! I'm in the Military and it is very hard to try to take a engineering class on top of what I already do. Great job guys!!
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Laman Richards

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6 years, 10 months ago
I found this class to be very informative, Young Guru gives you his techniques for putting together a great mix.
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Joseph Patterson

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6 years, 10 months ago
Great lesson and class by Guru. One of the best I've seen ever. Thank you. Well worth the money.
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Juan Iracheta

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6 years, 10 months ago
Very informative! I would definitely get a membership if there were more classes on similar subjects with similarly talented teachers. Thank you for the class, learned a lot.
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Nic Barnshaw

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6 years, 10 months ago
Young Guru speaks very well and is one of the best minds in the music production biz. The course tackles mixing from a beginner's perspective, and assumes you have a DAW and some waves plugins
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Carolinah Blu

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6 years, 10 months ago
Time well spent. Very clear and is truly a 101 class nothing to complicated. Even if you been doing it for a while its nice to get back to the basics.
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Dennis Grossmann

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6 years, 10 months ago
On point! Watched many tutorials on mixing down songs, but this one is the most concise introduction to mixing audio you'll find! Big up Young Guru!
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Xavier Brito

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6 years, 10 months ago
ah man that was dope. still a bit confused but its nothin i cant get back too, thanks for this !
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Odell Morris

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6 years, 10 months ago
great course love how in depth and follow along at you own pace when you ready just click and go or click and stop no matter where you stop you can pick right back up
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Rahim Webb

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6 years, 10 months ago
Great Class!
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Homer Smith IV

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6 years, 10 months ago
The science behind mixing is completely unfolded in these videos. No more guessing--these videos will help you better understand how to use your DAW plugins and how to assess them for the latter part of your mixes.
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Christi Davis

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6 years, 10 months ago
This course was informative, straight forward, and easy to understand. I recommend this course to anyone who mixes and or produces to help give them a better sounding mix. While I'm primarily a producer I've always been interested in engineering and try to I mix my own beats to the best of my abilities. I don't have a treated room, or studio monitors quite yet, but I've gotten use to mixing in headphones. But there are times where when my music is played in a proper studio setting the mix doesn't hold up (low base, bad placement, etc). This course helped me understand the importance of panning, busing, and gating (along with other things) which I know will help increase the quality of my mix from here on out.
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Alex Kanner

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6 years, 10 months ago
A nice basic background on mixing for beginners.
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Morris Prioleau

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6 years, 10 months ago
This class is a great start for up and coming producers and sound engineers. it covers all the basics and each lesson was explained very well. Hopefully there will be a second part coming soon that goes more in depth with more effects and/or one that covers the mastering process as well.
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Tommy Bartlett

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6 years, 10 months ago
I came along late to this course so I missed out on the original project competition, but the information obtained about mixing was invaluable. I understand and appreciate the art and science of mixing so much more now. I know I have only scratched the surface, but this has certainly sparked a creative fire. There's no stopping me now. :D
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Tengu Tengu

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6 years, 10 months ago
"Sound Check: The Essentials of DIY Audio Mixing" filled in many of the gaps in this Tengu's hodge-podge, self-taught (discovered), musical prodction education...especially on the mixing side. Young Guru shined his light on many of the darkened corners of compression, gating, and EQ. His explainations on how to intelligently use reverb to help arrange a stage and his tips on overall tonal balance, at the end, were very helpful to this Tengu. This Tengu would recommend this class to anyone who's played at recording or arranging their own music, and always wondered why it never sounded quite "right" on playback. There is a great wealth of information to be had for the $20 entrance fee and it's gone a long way to helping this Tengu's music feel "right." Thank You Thank You Tengu Tengu
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