Mixing Hip Hop

In this class we’ll teach you the best mixing techniques used to get professional sounding Hip Hop mixes.

About this course

Mixing Hip Hop can be complicated, challenging and rewarding. In these videos we'll walk you through a Hip Hop mix from beginning to end. Some mixing techniques can span across different genres and some are very specific to the style of music you're mixing. In this class we'll show you techniques specifically tailored to mixing Hip Hop.

We'll show you how to set up your mix so you can work faster and more efficiently. We'll also show you the benefits of mixing through a compressor instead of adding a compressor to the finished mix. We'll go through EQ and compression on every instrument in the mix starting with the mighty Kick and the 808 and ending with the supporting synths. We'll show you how to EQ, compress and use FX to get male and female vocals sitting perfectly on top of the track. We'll use automation to add excitement to certain parts of the track and make effects pop out. As a bonus we'll also show you how to mix your vocals into a pre mixed beat and add production value with custom FX. After taking this class you'll have an arsenal of tips and tricks to take your mixes to the next level!

We're catering this class to the Home Studio Engineer and Laptop Producer. This class is designed for the intermediate audio engineer and above, and showcases tried and true mixing techniques heard on countless records combined with a unique perspective from a seasoned engineer. For beginners this class still offers the opportunity to see how a professional mix comes to life from beginning to end and will give them a rare look under the hood of a world class mix from an engineer who's worked with some incredible artists, bands and producers.

What students are saying

“Fantastic walkthrough of a mix from start to finish! This course gives you session files to allow you to mix along with the video series. The track features multiple vocal styles so you get good practice in mixing for singers, rappers, and background vocalists. Really easy to follow methodology with explanations of plugin choices and settings. Would definitely recommend to any beginner, amateur, or even someone looking for a little practice and curious to see another mixer in action. Great job!"
– Richard Howarth
5 Start Rating

"Very good and detailed. This course is well put together. the instructor knows what he's talking about. He gives very cool industry tricks to making your mix sound dope. As an independent hip hop artist, the section on mixing your vocals over an already mastered beat was very helpful because im always rapping over industry beats for mixtape stuff."
– Brandon L Ryan
5 Start Rating

Hands down one of the best online mixing classes you'll ever take!

Your Instructor

Ian Sutton
Ian Sutton

Engineer Ian Sutton background: Engineer/Producer Ian Sutton has worked with hundreds of artists and bands, including +44 (Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker) Fallout Boy, Rob Halford, and Frankie J, just to name a few. Ian will thoroughly walk you through one of his most recent pop rock mixes, revealing all sorts of creative mixing and production techniques he's acquired throughout years of study and practice.

Ian Sutton is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is Certified Pro in Apple's Logic and Avid's Pro Tools. Ian has also worked with the likes of +44 (Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker), Fallout Boy, Frankie J, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, T-Pain, Deepak Chopra, Jerry Lewis, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.
Does this course only apply to Pro Tools users?
Not at all! The processes taught within this course do not apply to one particular platform (DAW). Each technique covered is applicable to Logic, Abelton, Studio One and other similar DAW’s.
How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

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