Faders Up II: Advanced Mix Techniques

Become a quicker, more versatile mixing engineer by exploring how pro mixers approach real songs in different genres.

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Starts February 6

Six Week Mentor-Guided Course

Money‑Back Guarantee

Mixing is more art than science. Knowing how to mix a variety of genres gives you the versatility to tackle all sorts of musical challenges. In our first mix course we covered the fundamentals of mixing and how pros approach them. In this advanced course we'll look in more depth at how pros mix real songs in multiple genres, including rock, hip-hop, pop, and cinematic/orchestral styles, and pull out lessons you can apply to any music.  

This is a six-week mix bootcamp. Each week, you'll encounter a new genre, with new challenges, and deliver a mix with the advice and support of a real live Soundfly Mentor. You'll learn how to properly structure mixes, practice your existing skills, and learn advanced, genre-specific tools and techniques for making better mixes.

If you're looking for more mixing basics, check out the first course in this series: Faders Up I: Modern Mix Techniques.


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4 Top Sound Engineers

Brian Losch, Leon Kelly, Kenta Yonesaka, and Tim Leitner

This course was created by the Soundfly team based on interviews with professional sound engineers and mixers, including Grammy-winner Brian Losch, Kenta Yonesaka, Leon Kelly, and Tim Leitner. Between them, they’ve worked with artists including Kendrick Lamar, Billy Joel, Wynton Marsalis, Carly Simon, Run The Jewels, Yo-Yo Ma, Action Bronson — the list goes on and on.

The course is hosted and guided by Soundfly’s Creative Producer, Nyle Emerson, who’s an engineer, emcee, and video artist based in New York City.

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  • Unlimited access to interactive and video content
  • Weekly feedback and support from an expert Soundfly Mentor
  • Downloadable course pack with extra resources

Price $499

Go Beyond The Basics

Learn advanced mixing techniques from professionals as they pull back the curtain on how they approach real songs in four different genres.

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Extract Lessons from Different Genres

Work on mixes in different genres to gain new approaches and techniques.
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Mix Faster

In this course, you’ll crank out at least 4 complete mixes, forcing you to make quick decisions and move past common roadblocks.
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Get Pro Insights

Find out how 4 industry pros put these skills to work every day to make better mixes.
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Learn Advanced Concepts

Explore parallel processing, distortion, time correction, auto-tune, and much more.
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Our expert mentors do whatever it takes to ensure that you achieve your musical goals for the course and leap forward in your learning.

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Martin Fowler

Composer, Producer, Bassist
  • Produces and composes works for TV, film, and podcasts
  • International touring and recording artist with over 15 years experience
  • Studied bass and music technology at Berklee College of Music
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John Hull

Engineer and Producer
  • Mix Engineer and Producer
  • Commercial and Film Composer
  • Studied Music Synthesis and Engineering at Berklee College of Music

Course Outline

  1. Start
    Section 1

    Getting Started

  2. Section 2

    Session Prep

  3. Start
    Section 3


  4. Section 4


  5. Section 5


  6. Section 6

    Orchestral Cinematic

  7. Section 7

    Intro to Mastering Basics

  8. Section 8



What will I learn in this course? 

Each week, you'll work with a new genre to test existing mix skills, and learn new advanced tactics from a collection of pros working in each genre. Think of this as a bootcamp for you to build on your knowledge from Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques I.

Is there a money-back guarantee? 

YES. If you sign up and the course isn't what you expected, we will give you a full refund as long as you tell us before the start of the second week. The reason that the second week of the course is a cut-off for our guarantee is simply because if we go past that deadline, our Soundfly Mentors will have likely already put in a lot of time, energy, and effort. 

We're also happy to move you to a subsequent session, if you end up not having as much time as you expected. Once again, let us know as soon as possible! 

Who are the experts in the course? 

We interviewed a number of professional sound engineers about their approaches to certain mixing topics for this course. It includes Kenta Yonesaka (Unlocking the Truth, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper), Tim Leitner (Carly Simon, Adam Ezra, Billy Joel) , Brian Losch (Maria Schnieder, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile), and Leon Kelly (Run the Jewels, Kaytranada, Action Bronson). 

Are there any pre-reqs?

There aren't any pre-requisites, but if you're new to mixing, we suggest starting with our course Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques I. You'll need a basic familiarity with a digital audio workstation (DAW) like Logic, Live, or Pro Tools. We'll be demoing in Logic Pro X throughout this course, but with references to other DAWs from time to time and help from your Soundfly Mentor, if you need it. 

What do I get as a Mainstage student? 

You'll receive unlimited access to the course materials, a downloadable Course Pack, access to our Soundfly Slack group, and in-depth personalized weekly feedback from a Soundfly Mentor. This Mentor will help you stay accountable to your goals and offer guidance along the way. 

What does it mean that the course starts on February 6th?

On the start date, the session begins, which means you'll receive your Course Pack and begin the guided experience that includes weekly activities, feedback from Soundfly Mentors, and much more. This is intended to help you stay accountable and get the feedback you need to succeed. 

Will there be future sessions of the course?

Yes! Check back shortly for firm dates, or sign up for a Soundfly account to receive email updates about course dates and new course launches.

How do I give the course as a gift?

Soundfly courses make great gifts for the music lover in your life. To purchase a course as a gift, first sign into your Soundfly account, or create a new account for you (the purchaser). Pick the course you'd like to give, click to purchase, fill in your information, check the box below the credit card form saying you're buying the course as a gift, and click to pay. You'll shortly receive an email gift certificate that you can give to a friend.

How do I sign up for a course using a gift certificate?

Create your own Soundfly account, navigate to the course you've been gifted, and click to "buy now." On the check out page at the bottom of the form, you'll see a field where you can enter the code on your gift certificate. Enter the code, no credit card info needed, click "Apply," and enjoy the course!