Music Production, Mixing and Mastering lessons
Having a small home studio setup enables you to record and develop your ideas but at the same time, It’s very easy to get stuck if you haven't developed the right skills. Youtube is packed with generic tutorials but if you want to improve the sound of your productions, there's no better way than taking private lessons that are personalised for your needs.
Working as a teacher at different schools such as Abbey Road Institute, Catalyst and United Pop, I noticed that most my students weren't really interested in all the theory that is included in a sound engineering diploma and most of them simply wanted to learn how to make better sounding music and optimise their workflow.
I offer online music production, mixing and mastering lessons on Zoom combined with high quality audio streaming via Audiomovers so that there is no compromise on sound quality .
If you want to know more about how online lessons work, feel free to Contact me and I'll explain everything in detail.
Lessons On Location
If you live in the area of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Guimarães, Coimbra or Braga you're welcome to visit my studio in Porto -Cedofeita.
How It Works
I teach in Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live but if you use another program such as FL studio or Cuebase for example, feel free to bring your laptop and I will guide you on the sessions that you already produced.
We will go through your sessions and discover what can be improved. We’ll focus on the right way to use EQ, Compression, Effects, Automation and also touch basic music theory.
If I notice that the quality of your recordings is not ideal, I will also show you the right recording techniques and if you're are interested in Electronic Music Production I will also discuss the basics of Beat Design and Synthesis which will enable you to fully program every synthesizer and understand what each parameter does.
Comprehensive Mixing and Mastering Course
Based on my teaching experience of over 10 years at the biggest sound engineering schools such as Abbey Road Institute, Catalyst and United Pop, I created a highly effective Mixing and Mastering course designed for artists, music producers and aspiring mixing engineers.
The course is made of 7 lessons of 2 hours (14 hours in total) and focuses on practical mixing experience.
Theory relating to EQ, Compression, Effects and Synthesis will be covered briefly as we encounter these topics in different songs which means that we don’t waste time on any theory that you can’t put in to practice.
At the end of each lesson you will receive a mixing task that you will have to prepare for the next lesson. The course should ideally run in 7 consecutive weeks but the timeline can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
The lessons can take place either in my studio in Porto or online via Zoom in combination with high quality audio streaming via Audiomovers so that there is no compromise on sound quality.
I offer in this course in Pro Tools, Logic Pro X or Ableton Live but if you use another DAW it is possible to work directly from your laptop.
At the end of the course you will:
Complete a professionally mixed and mastered, 5 track EP / Portfolio
Have sufficient knowledge and experience to mix and master independently
Receive an official Studio Internship Certificate as well as a Personal Recommendation Letter which will help you to get further in your career as a sound engineer. These could also be used for academic purposes.
Mix / Song Feedback
If you are already mixing on your own but doubting wether your mix is ready or not, I offer comprehensive mix feedback either in writing or via video chat. I will have a listen to your mix and let you know what needs to be improved and how to do it.
If you're in the process of writing or producing a song and need feedback on the general structure, melody, arrangement, choice of key etc, I can also give you detailed feedback on the musical aspects of your song.
I charge 70€ including tax for a 2 hour lesson and 35€ per song for Mix Feedback.
If you're interested in taking the Mixing and Mastering Course you can pay the whole course in one payment and get a discount of 70€ which means 420€ in total instead of 490€.
You can decide if you want to pay per lesson or at once at the end of the first lesson.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me .