Master Classes

Master Classes are designed for educating small to medium size groups of up to 25 engineers. Classes utilize pre-recorded multitrack audio for educational purposes in an informal classroom style where discussion is encouraged. Classes are ideal when you are trying to get everyone on the same page whether you lead a small local team or have engineers spread across ministries or multiple campuses.

Master Classes may be scheduled privately for your church where we will focus on applying concepts directly to your own recordings. Classes, however, may also be opened to the public as a way to partner with other churches in your community.

Most classes are available in half-day formats that are great for mid-week training and development while full-day classes are designed for an 8-10 hour deposit in your team. Multiple half-day classes may also be combined.

Below is a list of our current Master Class offerings. If you’d like to find out more info about scheduling a class, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.


Priority Mixing

LENGTH: Full-Day
ENGINEER LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

Priority Mixing is our flagship class and centers on the big picture of mixing. Time is often a resource in short supply when it comes to mixing, and Priority Mixing outlines and demonstrates how to go for the big wins in a mix so time is maximized on the things that matter most.

One of the things I’ve always found fascinating is while there is a commonly taught approach to mixing, very few of the A-List engineers who have inspired me over the years subscribe to this approach. Priority Mixing is a hybrid approach blending aspects of the traditionally taught approach to mixing with an approach I find to be more in-line with the way many A-List mixers actually work and approach things.

Topics covered within the class include:

  • How and where to sit elements such as vocals
  • How to create space for instruments to sit together
  • Relationships between instruments
  • Musicality, or in other words, breathing life into a static mix


EQ Olympics

LENGTH: Half-Day
ENGINEER LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

EQ Olympics is an in-depth look at one of the most fundamental tools of mixing: Equalization. We take students from a ground-up understanding of how the frequency spectrum applies to mixing all the way to more advanced concepts such as dynamic equalization with a focus on when and why to apply equalization.

Topics covered within the class include:

  • Mastering the Frequency Spectrum
  • Understanding RTA’s
  • When to cut and when to boost with EQ
  • Finding and Creating frequency “holes” for instruments to sit
  • Dynamic Equalization


Compression: Yes, You Can!

LENGTH: Half-Day
ENGINGEER LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

After EQ, compression is a quintessential tool for engineers. Unfortunately, their operation is often misunderstood by engineers. We go from the basics of compressor controls to more advanced methods such as parallel compression with an emphasis on WHY to use compression.

Topics covered include:

  • Learning to hear compression
  • Controlling levels
  • Shaping Sounds
  • Advanced Compression Techniques such as side-chaining and parallel compression

This class may be attended by beginners, however, we believe it helps to have a bit of general mixing experience before diving in on the world of compression.


Customized Classes

If you have a specific educational need, we would love to discuss customizing a Master Class for you. We can mix portions of the content in our regular offerings as well as incorporate topics such as: FX, Specific Instrument Mixing, Mic Placement, Gain Staging, Broadcast Audio, Plug-ins, Audio Measurement, Pre-Production & Planning. Simply fill out the form below, and we would love to chat about how we can guide your engineers to the next level.


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