Do you want to learn how to mix music for free without having to leave your home? There’s nothing stopping you. Everything you need to get you started can be found online. Let’s find out what you need and where to get it from in four steps.
The best way to learn how to mix, is to mix more. Before you can do all that, though, you’ll need something to mix. If you’re not at the stage where you’re getting clients yet, or you don’t have time to record a huge amount of music yourself, multitracks are a great option. There are plenty of multitrack recordings out there that you can download for free and start experimenting with.
I’ve pulled together three free resources to make things easier.
Getting started with music production on your computer doesn’t need to be expensive. A digital audio workstation, or DAW, is one of the most essential components of a music studio. And, while they can get pricey, there are plenty of free options available. I’ve put together a list of the best free DAWs 2020 has to offer. I’ve included something for everyone, depending on what you want to learn and what your needs are.
Compression can be one of the hardest things to get your head around when learning how to mix. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to demonstrate in a slightly unorthodox way, how to get your head around the main functions of a compressor. I’ll go through threshold, ratio, attack and release in a way that helped me a whole lot when I was learning.