An audio engineer is like a guy who goes and fixes up an older car until its fully restored, and then spends time detailing, cleaning and painting it until it is 100% blemish free. In mixing we often change many functional aspects of sound and how we hear them, sometimes a new mix can make songs sound brand new. If the music itself is the engine, you can think of mixing as getting any dents out of the car body, as well as sanding and buffing until smooth. Mastering is the last details, the paint, the wax coat.
Mixing and mastering are arguably some of the most important skills starting musicians can learn. It is a direct part of producing music, and producers who can mix and master have much better sounding beats. Personally, it drove me crazy listening to my early beats knowing they were nowhere near mixed, and I had to learn how to finish them all the way.
Not only have i been a musician my whole life, but I also have been producing, mixing and mastering music professionally now for the past 7 years. I went to school for Open Music Studies at University of Illinois where I focused on Piano and Music Tech. Artists from every genre come to my studio and I have clients and connections in most big U.S. cities.
Mixing and mastering has been my lifeline for the past few years. My entire business is built off of it and I can show you how to get here too eventually. As apart of online mixing lessons, I would expect a lot of advice around running a studio business as well.
Do you walk around hearing musical ideas in your head all day, but have no way of getting them out, or they don't sound like you imagined? Maybe you're just looking to deepen your connection with music. Maybe you have no idea at all what you want to learn musically, but you want to start somewhere and know you're learning as efficiently as possible. I have spent my life in the pursuit of learning how music works, how to execute my musical ideas, and can help you do the same.
I began piano lessons when I was four, and added guitar and drums not too many years after. In college I was an Open Music Studies Major and picked up on a lot of Jazz and modern producing after mainly studying classical music prior. I started recording, mixing and mastering artists as well in college and have built my mobile recording studio business off of this practice since. I have my B.A. in Open Music Studies now, and travel the world on my R.V. studio. I am fully supported by my connection to music.