What do I get by enrolling?

We created MIXXIN Academy to provide you with the knowledge behind the features, empowering you to use any plugin or production software out there because you understand its components and how they work together to create sound.

You will learn: Sound Design, Audio Processing, Composition & Sketching, Arrangement & Structure and Mixing & Mastering.

Our certificate program covers all of the fundamental knowledge needed to start your career in music production. Our courses are taught using Ableton Live with easy to understand examples and you are not expected to have any previous music or audio engineering experience to take them. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access to the courses and all future updates.

Our classes are taught by real producers, practical, to the point and full of valuable tips. Don't spend thousands of dollars. Get the best education for a fraction of the price!

  • Access to our 6 high quality courses

  • 245+ hands-on high quality HD video lessons

  • Lifetime 24/7 access to the courses and all future updates

  • Music Production Certificate Diploma (upon completion of all 6 courses)

  • On-demand 1on1 tutoring for just $50 per hour

  • Go at your own pace

  • Easy to follow examples

  • No previous experience required

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Hector Neftali Guzman

The wealth of information presented in a very organized and easy to follow manner was more than I thought I was going to get. This course is amazing and I wo...

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Thorough Music Course

Michael Gingras

I plan on running through this course a couple more times. It has all the content you need to become a competent musician / mixing engineer. I would recommen...

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I plan on running through this course a couple more times. It has all the content you need to become a competent musician / mixing engineer. I would recommend this course to anyone due to the amount of content included. This course would benefit newcomers to music (10) out of (10) times... 100% guaranteed!

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Tons of value!

Justin Hill

Being a professional musician for 20+ years I thought I knew my way around Recording. I was wrong. This lesson plan has been one of the most valuable items i...

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Being a professional musician for 20+ years I thought I knew my way around Recording. I was wrong. This lesson plan has been one of the most valuable items in my studio. You cannot have the nicest mics, pres, outboards,mixer, and DAW, but without this foundation, it's all just stuff. This WILL give you the knowledge to produce some amazing mixes and recordings! 5 stars JLH

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Excellent material. Highly recommended.

Manny Ramirez

This is a full featured module based music production certificate. For the price, you definitely get your moneys worth even if you already have an understand...

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This is a full featured module based music production certificate. For the price, you definitely get your moneys worth even if you already have an understanding of most of the principles. You are guaranteed to come away more knowledgeable.

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Great foundational teaching and easy to follow!

Bradford Hayes

I've been an amateur recording artist and producer for over a decade with no real formal teaching, and mainly by ear. This really shined a light on what I've...

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I've been an amateur recording artist and producer for over a decade with no real formal teaching, and mainly by ear. This really shined a light on what I've been trying to do and the science behind it. I have a better understanding of what I'm doing and how to work all the technology. From the terms used, to procedures and processes, to music production as a whole. Valuable knowledge all in one place, in a relative progression of application and at a affordable price!

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miguel pastrana

Awesome for people that want to get into music production. Goes into great detail as well. You can take your time so you don't feel rushed. Golden rule of th...

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Awesome for people that want to get into music production. Goes into great detail as well. You can take your time so you don't feel rushed. Golden rule of this course: once you soak in the knowledge put it into practice and you will see results!!

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Everything I needed to be successful!!!

James Biddle

Like many people I tried the shortcuts, and it showed in my music. I was searching for a good school, but most schools were around 15k. Very happy I found MI...

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Like many people I tried the shortcuts, and it showed in my music. I was searching for a good school, but most schools were around 15k. Very happy I found MIXXIN. I compared the curriculum against the overpriced schools and the MIXXIN content met or exceeded the others. The level of detail and quality of the courses is freaking awesome. Everything is making sense now. Wish I would have started with this!!!! Thanks guys!!!

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Universal Knowledge

Sam Taylor

I love that the course focuses on the logic behind the functionality. I have been producing as an amateur for over a decade and I learned by doing. I am real...

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I love that the course focuses on the logic behind the functionality. I have been producing as an amateur for over a decade and I learned by doing. I am really happy I took this course because it gave me all the core knowledge I need to be able to turn my ideas into reality in a much more efficient manner. I feel like I can use any Synth, Plugin or DAW in the market because I understand how their components work.

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Best school thats on MY own time!

Nicholas Szabo

This program was perfect for everything that I wanted to learn. From going over everything in detail, to showing good practical examples, and being able to d...

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This program was perfect for everything that I wanted to learn. From going over everything in detail, to showing good practical examples, and being able to do school on my own time, was the perfect combination for me.

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Excellent

Tyrone Ennis

Tons of information and tips that I'll be using to improve my productions. The course sparked ideas I had never even considered, Excellent!

Tons of information and tips that I'll be using to improve my productions. The course sparked ideas I had never even considered, Excellent!

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Just Finished Module 1

Tim Stubbs

Really great! I am an intermediate level producer and was looking for a school to help me fill in the gaps. I am so glad I found this! The information is eve...

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Really great! I am an intermediate level producer and was looking for a school to help me fill in the gaps. I am so glad I found this! The information is everything you need to make your music reach the next level especially if you are moving over from another DAW. I came over from FL Studio to Ableton so this has really helped me get a solid foundation on how to use Ableton.

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Excellent Course

Luigi Pernatozzi

This course really goes in depth to understanding sound as a whole, understanding sound variation both sonically and visually. There is a lot of material cov...

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This course really goes in depth to understanding sound as a whole, understanding sound variation both sonically and visually. There is a lot of material covered in this course and hopefully you'll get the same enjoyment I've had and usability in the real world.

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What do I need?

No need to spend thousands of dollars on equipment and software

  • A Mac or PC computer with a web browser and broadband Internet access

  • Any DAW like Ableton, Logic, Protools, SoundBridge, etc.

  • A MIDI controller keyboard and/or padboard (optional)

What will I learn?

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    1. Welcome to Music Production 101!

    2. LEVEL 1 - AUDIO & ACOUSTICS

    3. Analog & Digital Audio

    4. Acoustics

    5. LEVEL 2 - HARDWARE SETUP

    6. Soundcards

    7. Monitors & Headphones

    8. MIDI Controllers

    9. LEVEL 3 - SOFTWARE SETUP

    10. PC Optimization

    11. DAW Settings

    12. Plugins

    13. Libraries & Saving

    14. LEVEL 4 - SEQUENCER

    15. Transport Bar

    16. Timeline

    17. Tracks

    18. Clips

    19. Recording

    20. Bouncing & Freezing

    21. LEVEL 5 - MIXER

    22. Tracks

    23. I/O Routing

    24. Gain

    25. Panning

    26. LEVEL 6 - MIDI INSTRUMENTS

    27. MIDI

    28. Samplers

    29. Drum Machines

    30. Synthesizers

    31. LEVEL 7 - AUTOMATION

    32. Drawing Automation

    33. Recording Automation

    34. Automating Parameters

    35. LEVEL 8 - SAVING & EXPORTING

    36. Saving Sessions

    37. Saving Tracks, Racks & MIDI

    38. Audio Exporting

    1. LEVEL 1 - WAVEFORMS

    2. Amplitude, Frequency and Phase

    3. Wave Shapes

    4. Complex Wave Shapes

    5. Spectral Response

    6. LEVEL 2 - SAMPLED INSTRUMENTS

    7. Samplers

    8. Using Sampled Instruments

    9. Creating Sampled Instruments

    10. Practical Example

    11. LEVEL 3 - SYNTHESIZERS

    12. Intro to Synthesizers

    13. Oscillators

    14. Types of Synthesis

    15. Complex Synthesizers

    16. Practical Example

    17. LEVEL 4 - FILTERS

    18. Filtering Sound

    19. Routing

    20. Practical Example

    21. LEVEL 5 - MODULATION

    22. Modulators

    23. Envelopes

    24. LFOs

    25. What to modulate

    26. Practical Example

    27. LEVEL 6 - MIDI ARTICULATIONS

    28. Velocity

    29. Mod Wheel

    30. Pitch Wheel

    31. Practical Example

    32. LEVEL 7 - INSERT FX

    33. Basic FX

    34. Signal Flow

    35. FX for Synthesis

    36. Practical Example

    37. LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION

    38. MIDI Mapping

    39. Automation Lanes

    40. Recording Automation

    41. Drawing Automation

    42. Practical Example

    1. LEVEL 1 - TYPES OF PROCESSING

    2. Equalizers

    3. Dynamic

    4. Time Delay

    5. Special

    6. LEVEL 2 - EQ

    7. Spectral Response

    8. Filter Types

    9. Filter Parameters

    10. Practical Example

    11. LEVEL 3 - DYNAMIC PROCESSING

    12. Compressor

    13. Limiter

    14. Noise Gate

    15. Practical Example

    16. LEVEL 4 - REVERB

    17. Reverberation

    18. Types of Reverbs

    19. Practical Example

    20. LEVEL 5 - DELAY

    21. Delay Basics

    22. Delay Types

    23. Chorus, Flanger & Phaser

    24. Practical Example

    25. LEVEL 6 - SPECIAL PROCESSING

    26. Distortion

    27. Vocoder

    28. Auto-Tune

    29. Analog Gear Emulators

    30. Dynamic EQ

    31. Multiband Dynamics

    32. Practical Example

    33. LEVEL 7 - STEREO FIELD

    34. Stereo Principles & Metering

    35. L/R Time & Pitch Offsets

    36. Mid-Side Processing

    37. Practical Example

    38. LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION & SIDECHAINING

    39. Sidechaining

    40. Automation

    41. Practical Example

    1. LEVEL 1 - MUSIC FOUNDATIONS

    2. Pitch

    3. Scale

    4. Time

    5. Harmony

    6. LEVEL 2 - RHYTHM & BEATS

    7. Time Structure

    8. Samples & Synths

    9. Drum Machines

    10. Step Sequencers

    11. Your First Beat

    12. LEVEL 3 - BASS

    13. Programming a Bassline

    14. Bass Sound Selection

    15. Kick & Bass

    16. LEVEL 4 - HARMONY & MELODY

    17. Harmony

    18. Melody

    19. LEVEL 5 - FIRST LOOP

    20. Drums

    21. Leads

    22. Pads

    23. Bass

    24. Accents

    25. LEVEL 6 - BUILDING UP

    26. Melody Variations

    27. Complementary Sounds

    28. Sound Cohesion

    29. Enriching Sound

    30. LEVEL 7 - GAIN STRUCTURE

    31. Headroom

    32. Loudness

    33. Leveling & Panning

    34. LEVEL 8 - FX & PROCESSING

    35. FX for Sound Design

    36. Reductive EQ

    37. Additive EQ

    38. Saturation

    39. Compression

    40. Depth

    41. Stereo Imaging

    1. LEVEL 1 - SONG STRUCTURE

    2. Intro

    3. Verse

    4. Chorus

    5. Bridge

    6. Outro

    7. LEVEL 2 - REFERENCE TRACKS

    8. Reference Structure

    9. Reference Sound

    10. Reference Arrangement

    11. LEVEL 3 - ARRANGEMENT ORGANIZATION

    12. Naming, Color & Order

    13. Grouping

    14. Markers

    15. Purpose Specific Structures

    16. LEVEL 4 - FIRST DRAFT

    17. Deconstructing a Sketch

    18. Structure Skeleton

    19. Tension Dynamics

    20. Filling the Spectrum

    21. Objective Musical Appreciation

    22. LEVEL 5 - TRANSITIONS

    23. Cohesive Progression

    24. Energy Management

    25. Transitional Accents

    26. LEVEL 6 - GAIN STRUCTURE

    27. Headroom

    28. Loudness

    29. Leveling & Panning

    30. LEVEL 7 - FX & PROCESSING

    31. Sound Design FX

    32. Phase, Cancellation and Addition

    33. Channel Processing

    34. Bus Processing

    35. LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION

    36. Synth Parameters

    37. Levels

    38. Filters

    39. Panning

    40. Progression & Transitions

    1. LEVEL 1 - BASICS OF MIXING & MASTERING

    2. Goals of Mixing

    3. Why Mastering

    4. Types of Mastering

    5. LEVEL 2 - GAIN, SIGNAL CHAIN & REFERENCE MIXES

    6. Reference Mixes

    7. Analyzers

    8. Gain Staging

    9. Grouping Channels

    10. Inserts & Returns

    11. Level Balancing & Panning

    12. Mastering Gain Structure

    13. LEVEL 3 - FREQUENCY RANGE & EQ

    14. Spectral Balance

    15. Channel EQ

    16. Bus EQ

    17. Master Bus EQ

    18. LEVEL 4 - DYNAMICS

    19. Channel Dynamics

    20. Bus Dynamics

    21. Master Dynamics

    22. LEVEL 5 - REVERB

    23. Reverberation

    24. Creating Space

    25. Common Practices

    26. LEVEL 6 - SPECIAL PROCESSING

    27. Tape Processing

    28. Tube Processing

    29. Linear Distortion

    30. Multiband Dynamics

    31. Inflators & Maximizers

    32. Stereo Imaging

    33. LEVEL 7 - MASTERING CHAINS

    34. Reductive EQ

    35. Spectral Balancing

    36. De-esser

    37. Multiband Dynamics

    38. Compression

    39. Limiting

    40. LEVEL 8 - LOUDNESS

    41. Metering

    42. Peak vs RMS vs LUFS

    43. Exporting

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