Mixing the Hard Way

Our original methods in teaching mixing come from understanding frequencies. We cover both clean and dirty mixing and the technique of Dub, as well as delving deep into EQ, compression and spatial effects.

Scotty Hard’s class at the UPA focuses on analog mixing and recording, with a firm grasp of the art and craft of mixing sound the hard way.

His masterful approach to mixing and recording has blossomed from decades of dedication to the field of music production, steering him directly into projects by Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Vernon Reid, Vijay Iyer, Ultramagnetic MC’s and Medeski Martin & Wood to name but a few.

  • Planning, gain staging and preparing for mixdown
  • Routing and submixing: accessing tracks at the right points
  • Comprehensive and battle tested strategies for EQ and Compression
  • Spatial effects from subtle to transformative
  • Adding dirt and/or color to the mix
  • Analog Mixing Consoles
  • Bussing
  • Sends & Returns
  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Limiting
  • Expansion
  • Subtractive Mixing
  • Dub Mixing
  • Creative Effects
I did a series of one on one mixing lessons with Scotty Hard, all I can say is Mr. Hard is a master of his craft, after completing my private lessons my mixes from before and after were night and day. The experience was priceless.
Adam Partridge, Producer, Educator

 

Mentors: Scotty Hard
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Tools:

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CONSOLE

Neve 8014 Broadcast Console 32x4x2

MONITORS

ProAc Studio 100

Yamaha NS-10

Urei 809

Aurotone

RECORDERS

Pro Tools HD – 24 IN/32 OUT

Otari MX 80 – 2″ 24 track

Studer B67 – 1/4″ 2 track

Panasonic SV-3800 DAT

EQ

Amek 9098 Mic Pre/EQ

API 560/554

UBK Clariphonic 2 Channel Parallel EQ

Custom Charlie Richmond Stereo VCA EQ

White 4400 EQ 28 – Stereo EQ

Furman PQ 3 – vintage EQ/preamp

Moog MKPE – 3 band Parametric EQ

COMPRESSORS/DYNAMICS

Neve 2254 – Stereo Compressor

Daking FET III Stereo Compressor

TRIDENT A Range Compressor

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 Stereo Compressor

Summit DCL-200 Stereo Tube Compressor

Urei 1176 – 2

Urei LA-2A

Urei LA 3A

Urei LA 4

Altec 438A Tube Compressor with Beatles Mod

DBX 162 Stereo Compressor

DBX 160 VU

DBX 160X

CBS Volumax Stereo Limiter

CBS Audimax 444 Limiter

SPL 9946 TRANSIT DESIGNER 2

Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate

REVERBS

EMT 140 Tube Plate Reverb

Eventide H3000 – Multi Effects

PCM 80 – Reverb/Multi Effects

Demeter RV1 – Stereo Spring Reverb

Bi-Amp Spring Reverb

DELAYS

Roland Space Echo

Echoplex Tape Echo

Effectron ADM 1024 Digital Delay

Yamaha D1500 Digital Delay

PCM 41 Digital Delay

Ibanez 230 Analog Delay

Moog MoogerFooger Analog Delay

Lexicon Jam Man Stereo Delay

ADR Panscan Auto Panner

SWITCHER – custom made CBS Labs – vintage

Sessions: 8
Media: New video tutorial each week
Sound Library: Mixing & Processing
PDF diagrams and schematics
Support: Weekly assignment guidance
Check-ins to clarify topics and ensure progress
Technical support 7 days/week
Prerequisite Students should have a basic knowledge of the parameters of the primary mixing tools used, however we also supply students with homework and lessons prior to their first session with Scotty Hard.
Availablity: Online
In the Field (NYC)
Class Size: 6 student maximum
Start Date: March 18th, 2016
Tuition: $2,000
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