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Mixing Your First Metal Song
Mixing Your First Metal Song provides guidance, demonstrations, and the most vital information you need so that you can build a solid foundation as a mixer, allowing you to bypass years of frustration getting nowhere.
Meet Your Instructor – Scott Elliott
I’m Scott from Chernobyl Studios, and I’m just like you: a home studio musician and mixing engineer. From the beginning of my journey, all I ever wanted was to have a big, massive, metal guitar tones and mixes that I could be proud of.
In 2013, I started to study mixing and tone crafting more seriously so I could bring this desire to life. What I didn’t know was that I was venturing into a world of conflicting information and secrecy. Maybe it sounds a bit dramatic, but how many times have you seen a video on YouTube that claimed you could “sound like the pros in minutes,” just to find out they have thousands of dollars in gear and plugins and really didn’t explain anything anyway? These videos never helped me get a better idea of how to create my guitar tones or better mixes.
I wasted money on plugins I didn’t need, followed advice that wasn’t helpful, and made every mistake you can think of multiple times over. 6 years of frustration later and I now know what it takes to create great amazing guitar tones and mixes.
My goal is to sift through the noise, filter out the nonsense, and create content that helps you avoid the years of struggle and frustration that I had to endure.
What really holds you back from beginning to mix music?
I’m going to make somewhat of a bold claim… the biggest thing that holds you back from beginning to mix your own music is not gear, plugins, or the quality of the recording.
Its Your Mind.
How many times have you worried more about “not being good enough?”
How many times have you not felt confident because you don’t know how to start?
How often have you sat there twisting the knobs on a plugin or the volume fader not feeling confident in your decisions?
These experiences can effectively kill your desire to continue learning how to mix… or to even get started.
You see — I wager that if you had a resource that showed you a solid workflow, an “A to B” of sorts, that explained these concepts that allowed you to grow as a mixer, that you’d feel much more comfortable with your own decisions as a mixer.
In much of my experience working with clients and in 1-on-1 coaching calls, the hesitance to mix is rarely about the set of plugins or gear you have to work with… but almost always psychological.
So… how can you fix this?
How can you focus on the mix, the workflow, and improving your skills instead of falling into the trap of psychological warfare on yourself?
Mixing Your First Metal Song can help you:
Why was Mixing Your First Metal Song created?
After helping hundreds of others learn how to mix music, I realized we all share a lot of the same frustrations and roadblocks in common.
Due to that, I wanted to create a solid, concise resource for mixers who were just getting started or didn’t have a ton of experience working on music.
Something solid that they could build upon in the future, that got new mixers started off on the right foot, while also providing value and immediate results.
I felt a resource that discussed the most critical mixing foundations was necessary: workflow, track organization, mixing workflow tips, how to dial in a compressor, how to EQ, how to work through a mix, and how to finish a mix to name a few.
Additionally, I wanted to create a resource that fit a common mixing situation: programmed drums and bass.
Too often online are mixing tips created out of context or are done with material with no clear way of how you can apply it to how music you're currently making.
It’s much more useful to show you how to get great results with the tools that you are using right now, hence Mixing Your First Metal Song was born. As such, this training series has been built for the home studio owner, musician, producer, or composer who is ready to take their first steps towards mixing their own music.
The information inside this training series has all the most important topics and guidance I wish I had when I first started doing this 20 years ago!
What are you going to learn?
You will learn:
What do you get with Mixing Your First Metal Song?
- Over 5 hours of concentrated, concise training that guides you through the entire mix process.
- Multitracks of the song mixed in the training that you can use in your own portfolio and practice mixing on your own.
- My actual mix session in Reaper 6 that you can open and study.
- Mix sessions set up and ready to go for Reaper 6, Cubase Pro 11, Studio One 5 Pro, Cakewalk by Bandlab, and Logic—load up the empty session and get started mixing!
- An exclusive Discord community reserved only for those that purchased the training.
- A separate, dedicated video discussing the controls of a compressor, what they do, and how to dial in compressor settings.
- A video about gain staging and how to approach it in the digital era.
- A PDF discussing plugins and how to know when you should or shouldn’t invest in a plugin.
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Mixing Your First Metal Song