Mentor Mixdown: A personalized mixing course like no other

Watch and learn as a pro mix engineer mixes YOUR track showing you every move made inside the DAW

Watch and learn as a pro mix engineer mixes YOUR track showing you every move made inside the DAW

You send us the stems of your own track

One of our pro mix engineers mixes your track live over Zoom

Chat live with your engineer during the mixing session

You receive the mix project

The Problem: Standard mixing courses fall short

Standard mixing courses don't really put what they teach into context, resulting in students struggling to apply what they learn to their own music. Which is frustrating since mixing is one of the most sought after skills in music production.

Our Solution: Mentor Mixdown

That's why we created Mentor Mixdown, a 100% personalized mixing course where you get to learn how to mix by watching a professional mix engineer mix YOUR OWN TRACK.

By watching a pro mixing engineer work on your own track, you get a better understanding of how to take your own mixing skills from where they are now to the next level. And because you get to watch every move the engineer makes in the DAW, you can see how your own music is processed and shaped to make it sound the best it can.

It's just as if you were sitting in the studio next to the engineer as he mixes your track.

Watch a pro engineer mix your own track live over Zoom
See how they approach the mix, tailored to your music
Listen as they explain every move they make in the DAW
Ask questions during mixing session
Record the Zoom session for future reference
We send you the final mix of your track*
* Note: The final mix may or may not be 100% release-ready. The aim of Mentor Mixdown is to teach YOU how to mix, so your engineer will address every stem within your track, they may not process every part of every stem. Vocal tuning or editing is not included.

Watch an example personalized mixing session

Mentor Mixdown Live Session

Your mix engineer is ready and waiting to teach you how to mix like a pro.

Your project can include up to 40 stems
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What our students are saying

The value I got from this experience is unbeatable, as I could watch Vince opening my Logic Pro project, listening to my song and providing feedback on my mix and then captures on video his process of mixing, from organizing the sessions to the master buss processing. FaderPro Student Hicham H
Jason Herd Mixed my track and I took notes from the moment he started working on my track. I learned a lot by watching him going through the mixing process, It was a great idea to put this program together. I recommend it 100% FaderPro Student Alex L
I have so many positive things to say about the mentor mixdown, that the feedback is personal makes the process unique. Jason took my mix to a new level. He knew what to do to make the record take a better direction, and most importantly, I could understand better the areas I was not focusing on or overlooked.FaderPro Student Xavier O

Meet our mix engineers

Our mix engineers have decades of experience across all genres and have released on the biggest labels in the world.

Jason Herd

Jason Herd Over the past 25 years, Jason Herd has garnished worldwide acclaim under numerous monikers including Juan Kidd and Herd & Fitz. He's released his signature vocal house sound on the world's biggest labels including Defected, One Love, Sondos, Subliminal, Size, Toolroom, CR2, Azuli, Moody and many others. On your journey throughout clubland, you're sure to have heard his Juan Kidd & Felix Baumgartner classic “Now You're Gone feat. Lisa Millett” released on Defected and which was parked at Beatport's #1 spot for weeks. His Herd & Fitz ft Abigail Bailey track “I Just Can't Get Enough”, released on Subliminal records, landed in the Top-20 in 16 countries!

Jason is also one of the UK's most respected DJs initially famous for his warm up sets back in the day for the like of David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Erick Morillo and Joey Negro to name a few. He has graced the cover of DJ Mag with a “Live at Byblos Glasgow” mix compilation and has held residencies at Subliminal Sessions, Gods Kitchen, Gatecrasher and Sankeys in his hometown of Manchester UK.

He has also performed at the world's biggest clubs and festivals including Global Gathering, Creamfields, Space Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza, Amnesia Ibiza, Stereosonic Festival Australia, One Love Australia, Redlight Paris, Space, Toolroom Knights and Pacha Brazil.

At every step of the way Jason produces music at the highest possible level, often writing and collaborating with talented session players and seasoned vocalists to achieve a sound that is both polished, yet retains the edginess and thickness that captivates the dance floor and hits in all the right places. His skillset is one that spans all areas of expertise including sequencing, tracking, arranging, mixing, mastering and even how to make sure your tracks have what the labels want.

Selected discography

Felix Baumgartner, Juan Kidd
'Now You're Gone feat. Lisa Millett (Club Mix)'
Juan Kidd, Roland Clark
'I Feel Good (Again) (Original Mix)'
(Weirdo Recordings)
Abigail Bailey, Herd & Fitz
'I Just Can't Get Enough feat. Abigail Bailey (H&F's 2Risque Vox)'
Jason Herd, 161
'I Love Your Love (Original Mix)'
(Weirdo Recordings)
Jason Herd
'The Ghetto (Club Mix)'
(Cube Recordings)
Roland Clark, The Cube Guys, Jason Herd
'I Feel Good (Jason Herd & The Cube Guys 2021 Remix)'
(Cube Recordings)
Jason Herd, Anton Powers, Jason Heerah
'I Love My Girl (feat. Jason Heerah) (Extended Mix)'
(Get Together Records)
Juan Kidd, Prok & Fitch
'Star Guitar (Festival Mix)'

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Vincent di Pasquale

With a music career spanning 20 years, there's nothing that Vince doesn't know about creating awesome tracks that get dancefloors shaking across the globe.

Just check out the glistening records framed along his hallways, representing industry breakthroughs with the likes of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, One Republic, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, among others.

"I always try to change it up in my productions," he says, "throwing in live instruments and giving the track a human factor." Like having a local saxophonist jam on his extended remix of Maria Carey's “Say Something.” Or incorporating a live bass guitar in his remix of Madonna's “4 Minutes,” (feat. Justin Timberlake), which reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. The single also went on to earn double-platinum sales status, almost unheard of in today's digital world.

Selected discography

"Girl Gone Wild"
(ReBirth Remix)
"4 minutes"
(ReBirth Remix)
"Miles" Away"
(ReBirth Remix)
"Future Sexy Love Sounds"
Asst. Engineer/Remixing
"Live Your Life"
"Shake It"

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Ready to learn how to mix like a pro?



If you can't find the answer below to your question, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer services team and they'll be sure to help you out.

What is Mentor Mixdown?

It's a 100% personalized educational service that'll show you how a pro mix engineer mixes YOUR music.

By watching one of our engineers work on your own track, you'll learn pro mixing techniques in context - making your learning experience much more effective than if you were to take a standard mixing course.

How does it work? What's the process?

Once you've purchased Mentor Mixdown, here's what happens:

  • We'll get in touch with you to request your stems. Not sure what these are or how to do that? No problem, take a look at this handy guide which will talk you through the whole process. And if you've still got questions, get in touch so we can help you out.
  • We'll ask you to fill out a short online form telling us a bit more about your project and what you're looking to achieve with the mix
  • We'll arrange a suitable time for the 1-on-1 live mixing session
  • Your assigned mix engineer mix your track as you watch live over Zoom
  • You record the Zoom session so you can refer back to it at a later date if needed
  • Once the session is over, we send you your mixdown
Do I get to watch the engineer mix my track live on Zoom?

Yes, they'll mix your track right in front of your eyes, showing all the moves they make in the DAW.

You can record the Zoom session so you can re-watch it in your own time, at your own pace and as many times as you like! So it's a great learning resource for you to keep forever.

During the mixing session you can ask any questions you like so you really get to understand why the engineer is doing what they're doing.

Is this just a standard mixing service?

Absolutely not. Even though you will get your track mixed, it is first and foremost an educational product that’ll teach you how to mix by showing you how a pro mix engineer mixes YOUR music.

With the recorded Zoom and in-session 1-on-1 live contact with the engineer you can take the learnings from what he's done with your track and apply them to your future tracks.

Because of all this, it takes longer since the engineer needs to explain exactly what they're doing and why. So it’s much more labor intensive than a mix engineer who simply mixes your project with no explanation or teaching you how it’s done.

I can get a mix done cheaper, how do you justify the price?

We're not just mixing your track. We're explaining every step of the way in the context of your own music, to teach you how to mix your future tracks.

You'll get to see the moves our engineer makes in the DAW and hear them explain why they're doing what they're doing. By seeing a mixing session in the context of your own music, you'll learn much quicker and be able to apply that learning to ALL your future tracks.

Why isn't vocal editing included?

The quality of vocal stems delivered to us is very unpredictable. It could easily take an entire day to clean up a vocal with pitching and timing tweaks. So in order that we can make Mentor Mixdown an affordable product, we assume you'll be providing the vocal stems as you want them to be used. Of course, we'll add the relevant EQ, compression and other processing that might be needed, but we won't do any pitch or timing edits.

Want to Learn Vocal editing? Get in touch with us and we can put together a custom package for you.

What are stems and why do I have to send you those?

Stems are the industry standard way that files are shared with mix engineers. They make the whole process of sharing music projects betwen people much easier and less prone to problems with missing plugins. Have a read of this handy guide that explains what they are and why they're important.

How do I prepare my stems before I send them to you?

Great question! It's really important that you send us audio stems and NOT a DAW project with virtual instruments and a whole bunch of plugins in it.

But don't worry, when we receive your Mentor Mixdown order we'll send you instructions on how to prepare your stems. You can read those instructions now if you like. And if you have any problems we're here to help you out.

Is there a limit to the number of stems I can send?

Yes, your project can have a maximum of 40 stems for our mix engineer to work on. Of course you might have more tracks than that so when you prepare your stems you may need to combine, for example, multiple FX tracks into one stem.

Once I book, when will the session be?

It somewhat depends on the mixing queue that we have at the time, and on your own availability We'll be in touch to arrange a suitable time for you and one of our engineers.

Can I choose which mix engineer works on my track?

That's something we're looking into in future but at the moment, we'll assign you a mix engineer depending on a number of factors including their capacity and the genre of your track.

How long will the mixing session be?

That depends to some extent on what your track is like and how many questions you ask during the session, but typically it'll be around 4 hours.

What happens if you use plugins that I don't have?

Most customers want to see the REAL process that each engineer would use with all their favorite plug-ins. Since you’ll have the finished stem project and stereo mix, this is our recommendation.

We really don’t recommend the engineer using 100% stock plug-ins, because that is not the reality of how industry standard mixes are created. We feel that even though you may not have every plug-in the engineer uses, you’ll see which ones may be the most critical and therefore focus on those as ones you may consider purchasing for your own future mixes.

Will my mix be 'Release-ready'?

No. Mentor Mixdown is an educational service so our primary aim is to teach YOU how to mix.

So, for example, if you've got a stem with 25 crash cymbals in it that need processing, we'll show you what to do with one or two of them but we won't necessarily do that to ALL 25 of them - that would be a waste of time and your money when it's something that you could do once we've shown you what needs doing.

So, while much of the track will be mixed there may be some finishing off that you'll need to do with your new-found skills. And then the track will need to be mastered before you release it.

I want to release the track I send you. Can I do that?

Yes of course! But you may need to finish off the mix yourself (see the previous question!).

If you release your track you won't need to credit our mix engineer or agree any royalties with them - the track is free for you to do with as you wish without any obligation to the mix engineer who worked on it for you.

Will my track be fully mixed and mastered?

No. Mentor Mixdown is an educational service so our primary aim is to teach YOU how to mix.

In terms of mixing if, for example, you've got a stem with 25 crash cymbals in it that need processing, we'll show you what to do with one or two of them but we won't necessarily do that to ALL 25 of them - that would be a waste of time and your money when it's something that you could do once we've shown you what needs doing.

Mastering is a whole other process and workflow. Often times, our engineers will do a “pre-master” or show you a quick “DIY” master, but not a fully dedicated mastering session.

Once the mix is done, will you send me the DAW project files?

Yes, you'll get the project file in your DAW of choice (we support Ableton, Logic Pro and Cubase) with the mixed audio stems in it.


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