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Mentor Mixdown: A personalized mixing course like no other

A pro mix engineer mixes YOUR track, screen-recording the session showing you every move made inside the DAW

A pro mix engineer mixes YOUR track, screen-recording the session showing you every move made inside the DAW


You send us the stems of your own track

We mix your track, screen-recording every step in the DAW

We send you the video recording and your final mix

Chat live with your engineer & apply what you learn to future tracks

A mixing course like no other

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*
See how they approach the mix, tailored to your music
Listen as they explain every move they make in the DAW*
You get a video showing the full mixing session*
Plus, of course, the final mix of your track
Optionally, book a live 1⁠-⁠on⁠-⁠1 Q&A session with your engineer
* Video available with Gold or Platinum package only

Watch an example personalized mixing session

Watch an example Mentor Mixdown session

Choose your Mentor Mixdown

MENTOR MIXDOWN

You send us:
Stereo bounce
 
We then:
Review your track making technical & creative suggestions

We send you:
Written track feedback See an example
Updated stereo bounce if necessary
 
$99.99
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PLEASE NOTE: Vocal tuning or editing is not included.
Release-ready mixdown is only available as part of the Platinum Mentor Mixdown package.
Why? See the FAQ
MENTOR MIXDOWN

You send us:
Up to 24 stems
What's this? Why stems?
We then:
Mix your track whilst screen-recording every move we make in the DAW
We send you:
Written track feedback See an example
Multi-hour teaching video of the mixing session See an example
Stereo bounce of the new mix
Project files in your DAW
OPTIONS
CYBER WEEK

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Ends 4th December
$499.99
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PLEASE NOTE: Vocal tuning or editing is not included.
Release-ready mixdown is only available as part of the Platinum Mentor Mixdown package.
Why? See the FAQ
MENTOR MIXDOWN

You send us:
Up to 48 stems
What's this? Why stems?
We then:
Mix your track whilst screen-recording every move we make in the DAW
We send you:
Written track feedback See an example
Multi-hour teaching video of the mixing session See an example
Stereo bounce of the new mix
Project files in your DAW
OPTIONS
CYBER WEEK

Use coupon CYBER22MM for 30% OFF!

Ends 4th December
$599.99
BUY NOW
PLEASE NOTE: Vocal tuning or editing is not included.
Release-ready mixdown is only available as part of the Platinum Mentor Mixdown package.
Why? See the FAQ

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)'
(Defected)
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)'
(Subliminal)
Jason Herd, 161
'I Love Your Love (Original Mix)'
(Weirdo Recordings)
Jason Herd
"Maneater"
'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)'
(Toolroom)

Next up: Vincent di Pasquale →

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

MADONNA
"Girl Gone Wild"
(ReBirth Remix)
Production/Remixing
MADONNA & JUSTIN
"4 minutes"
(ReBirth Remix)
Production/Remixing
MADONNA
"Miles" Away"
(ReBirth Remix)
Production/Remixing
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
"Future Sexy Love Sounds"
Asst. Engineer/Remixing
NELLY FURTADO
"Maneater"
Production/Remixing
JUST US FEAT. MACY GRAY
"Superhero"
Production/Engineering
ERICK MORILLO
"Live Your Life"
Production/Remixing
LEE CABRERA
"Shake It"
Mixing

Next up: Leon Bailey →

Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey With over 15 years of experience, Leon’s unique blend of skills and credits as a specialist dance music engineer, DJ and producer gives him an in-depth understanding of the entire music creation process, having done everything from tracking vocals through to mastering critically acclaimed albums. This start-to-finish experience gives Leon extensive knowledge of how bass-heavy music needs to be engineered, so it not only thumps loudly and clearly in a club, but is guaranteed to translate perfectly to any listening environment.

As an engineer, Leon has grown his own business (Recharge Audio) over the last decade, providing specialist electronic music production, mixdown and mastering services to some of the scene’s most established protagonists, most notably Bru-C, Darkzy, Holy Goof, Skepsis, The Streets, D Double E, P Money and Example, as well as for diverse labels such as 31 Recordings, Crucast, Circus Records, Night Bass, Spinnin’ Records, UKF and Yoshpit, amongst others.

Meanwhile, Leon has produced over thirty releases under two aliases (Chromatic and Six By Six), and enjoys regular club and national radio support from the scene’s finest selectors such as Rene LaVice, DJ Hype, Huw Stephens and Roni Size. Additionally, he co-produced the track Sunrise for Bru-C’s 2019 debut album Original Sounds, with that track receiving over 10 million streams across all platforms at the time of writing.

Selected discography

AC Slater, Darkzy and P Money, Vibes On Tap
(Crucast/Night Bass)
Mastering
Bru-C, Original Sounds LP
(Crucast)
Vocal tracking, mixing and mastering
Dread MC, Pressure Drop LP
(Crucast)
Mastering
Massappeals & Scrufizzer, Graft That Look
(MfMi)
Mastering
Skepsis, Sun Go Down
(Spinnin’ Records)
Mixing and mastering
Skepsis, Faith In Chaos LP
(Crucast)
Mixing and mastering
Soul Intent, Delusions Of Grandeur LP,
(Lossless Music)
Mastering
The Streets & Chris Lorenzo, Take Me As I Am (Holy Goof Remix)
(Sixty6 Music)
Mixing and mastering

← Back to: Jason Herd

 

Ready to learn how to mix like a pro?


Stereo bounce


Up to 24 stems


Up to 48 stems

Questions?

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 one of the Mentor Mixdown packages, 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.
  • For the Gold and Silver packages, 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 may then arrange an initial 1-on-1 live call to chat things through with you
  • Your assigned mix engineer will then get started mixing your track and recording everything he does
 
Do I get to watch the engineer mix my track live on Zoom?

No. Our mix engineers are based in various locations across the world and may not be in your timezone, so organizing live sessions isn't easy. So, they'll mix your track whilst videoing themselves and the screen, showing all the moves they make in the DAW.

So you'll get a high-quality, edited video so you can see how your track is mixed by the engineer. You can then 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.

If you choose the Live Q&A option though (available on the Gold and Platinum packages) you'll get to chat live with the engineer once you've seen your personalized video. That way you can ask them any questions and get additional help if you need it.

 
Is this just a standard mixing service?

Absolutely not. Even though you will get a final mix, 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 Gold and Platinum packages you'll get a video and (optionally) 1-on-1 live contact with the engineer so 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. Also, we’re recording and producing a personalized video tutorial JUST FOR YOU! So it’s much more labor intensive than a mix engineer who simply mixes your project with no explanation or video recording 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 creating a personalized mixing course just for you that shows a pro mix engineeer working on your track.

You'll get to see the moves they make 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.

 
How long does it take for you to deliver my personalized course?

It somewhat depends on the mixing queue that we have at the time, but typically we need around 3 weeks from the time you deliver your stems to the time we deliver your course to you showing you the final mix.

 
Does the Silver package include a video?

No. Since the Silver package is where we're just working on your stereo bounce there's no major advantage to us sending you a video. We'll send you written feedback on the track with, where it's necessary, screenshots of any processing that we feel would enhance the track.

 
What's the Live 1-on-1 Q&A all about?

For the Gold and Platinum packages, you get the option to discuss the final mix and video course after you've received it. You may, for example, have questions that come to mind when you watch your personalized course. So the Live 1-on-1 Q&A is a way you can spend time with your mix engineer to ask them anything about the mix.

For those two packages, we'll also put you directly in touch with your mix engineer in advance of them starting the mixdown so they can get a good idea from you about what you want to achieve with your track. This will help them focus on the areas you specifically need help with, giving you the best outcome from the personalized course.

 
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.

 
Can I see an example of a personalized course?

Yes sure, you'll find an example of what you'll get on this page. Click here and we'll show you.

 
How long will my personalized course be?

That depends to some extent on what your track is like, but typically it'll be around 2 hours or more.

 
What does the 'Release-ready' option mean?

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.

However, if you choose the release-ready option we'll do everything that needs to be done to get the track completely finished. So, in the above example we would address ALL 25 crashes! The only exception is vocal editing and tuning which is not part of our Mentor Mixdown service.

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

Yes of course! But you'll need to select the Platinum package and choose the 'Release-ready' option. As you can appreciate getting a track to a final release-ready mix and master takes longer and will need more time than if we're just producing the course and track for your own use.

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?

Not necessarily. Mentor Mixdown is an educational service so our primary aim is to teach YOU how to mix. 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.

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.

In terms of mastering, if you choose that option on the Gold or Platinum package we'll master the track and the project session files we send back to you will show the mastering chain and processing that we've used.

 
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.

 
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 stereo mix, this is our recommendation.

However, if you really want the engineer to focus on “mostly” stock plug-ins, that is possible. Just be sure to let us know as we prepare for your mix. 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.

 

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