Audio School OnlineAll Tutorials Bundle Sept 2020Tremendous Value!!! More than 24% off – a great deal!
$299.00

All Tutorials Bundle Sept 2020

$441.68$299.00
All Tutorials Bundle Sept 2020

All Tutorials Bundle Sept 2020

$441.68$299.00
Tremendous Value!!! More than 24% off – a great deal!
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So, you want to be a music industry professional? Maybe a mix engineer or a music producer, but you don’t know how to take it to the next level. Start here with all the tutorials created by Ken Lewis. Let Ken show you the ins and outs of how to record, mix, and produce your music as he shares real world knowledge earned through his 28+ years as a music industry professional. Learn how to produce and mix better and when and how to use effects to make your mixes come alive. Most tutorials are accompanied by ProTools Sessions + Stems for use on any DAW so you can watch, pause practice, and repeat on quality material until you are comfortable and ready to move on.

The All Tutorials Bundle includes:

Run Time: 1 hour 9 minutes

Includes ProTools Session, several DAW templates and audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn the functions and sonics of compression as Ken Lewis shares his 25 + years of experience as a professional mixer and gives you a real world, master class understanding. Watch as Ken dispels common misconceptions and de-mystifies and demonstrates how drastically you can alter sound, for better and worse, using only a compressor or limiter. This tutorial covers each function including threshold, attack, release, ratio, knee, brick wall limiting, gain reduction, gain make-up and more. Get insights as Ken explains all these functions and demonstrates them in depth, both in a classroom setting and also the studio, to give you a well rounded approach to understanding compression and limiting. Learn how radically different these controls can sound from one plug-in manufacturer to the next, an ear opening experience for sure, as Ken digs deeper and demonstrates this. Finally, score some insider techniques as Ken shows you some of his personal compression tricks to round out the tutorial.

By the end of this video, you will discover how to control and shape sound using compression and limiting techniques. You will know how to choose not only the right compressor, but how to set it to achieve the sounds you want.

Run Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates, audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to decide on the proper effects for mixing your lead vocals as Ken Lewis shares his 25 + years of producing, mixing, recording vocals for some of the most iconic people in the world from Beyonce to Arianna Grande to Kanye West to Justin Bieber, and many, many more.

Gain insights on reverb and delay, as well as, vocal distortions and imaging effects like chorus and pitch spreading. Watch and learn as Ken discusses how to fly vocals from one section to another. Discover insider tips as Ken shares many of his personal effects tricks including stringing multiple effects together, adjusting reverb shape, pre-delay, decay, filtering, and ping pong, stereo and mono delay effects. Learn what to listen for and how to find your perfects vocal effects.

Run Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates, and audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills + Classic Compressors Guide with Attack / Release time charts, comparisons and more.

Learn what an audio compressor is and how compression works. Watch as Ken Lewis tackles a mountain of Classic Compressor plugins. Listen to the radical differences in tone, shape, color, and character between 11 compressors and 5 different compression and limiting types. Observe as Ken compares and contrasts all of these legends, demonstrating examples on mix bus, drums, bass, and vocals. Then, throw out everything you thought you knew about the sound of 1176 and LA2A compressors as you see Ken compare 7 different 1176 plugins and 6 different LA2A plugins.

By the end of this tutorial, you will know which compressor to choose and why.

Run Time: 46 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills + Critical Listening Notes PDF

Discover various listening methods used to dissect and analyze stereo mixes. Learn how to hear pieces of a mix without listening to the whole. For instance, hear the vocal reverb on Adele without hearing her lead vocal, or hear her vocal dry with almost no reverb or other instrumentation and add your own reverb. Focus Topics Include:

  • Listening 8 different ways to a stereo mix
  • Using filters to further isolate elements
  • L-C-R Mixing, both Vintage and Modern
  • Analyzing “Hello” by Adele
  • Analyzing “Learn To Fly” by Gallant
  • Reviewing File Compression Methods (mp3, Youtube,SoundCloud, etc.)
  • Discussing how these techniques can be used for sample recreations
  • Explaining how these techniques can be used for sampling
  • Addressing Audio Degradation (Youtube, SoundCloud, mp3)

In addition, gain understanding on file conversion methods and how each format degrades or preserves your audio (Youtube,SoundCloud, mp3) as Ken Lewis dissects this topic. Afterwards, choose some of your favorite songs and use these analysis skills to investigate what sounds and methods were used in the production, recording, and mixing of those records and attempt to incorporate some of those techniques into your own tool kit. This exercise will broaden your abilities to hear details in other people’s work, increase your listening skills and make you a better engineer, mixer, or producer.

Run Time: 35 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

So, you’re lost. You hear EQ working, but you don’t quite understand how to make it work best for you. Why choose a graphic instead of a parametric? What is a Pultec? Get all of your pressing questions about equalization answered here in EQ Basics for Beginners.

Watch and learn as Ken Lewis explains all of the basics of equalization for people just getting started including:

  • Parametric EQ
  • Graphic EQ
  • Pultec Style
  • Precision Equalizers

After watching, you will know the basics of what an equalizer does and how you can effectively use it. Discover how to use the functions and settings on each type of equalizer in an easy to understand and highly informative way.

Run Time: 57 minutes

BEATMAKERS! This is a total GAME CHANGER. If you have avoided playing keyboard because just did not understand it and could never play anything musical, this is your jumpstart.

Learn how to add musical elements when making beats. In minutes you will be playing chords, basslines and melodies. Watch as Ken Lewis breaks down a lot of the mysterious functions and parameters found in soft synths and DAW’s. Become the Beast of the Beats when you have the ability to add music that works with your tracks.

Ken has a strong music background, but is a mediocre piano player, at best, yet, he has played piano on songs for John Legend, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Drake, Future, Ciara, and many others. This lesson covers:

  • Playing chords and chord progressions easily
  • Finding basslines
  • Learning the key of the song
  • Adding melodies and how to find the right notes
  • Layering sounds
  • Arpeggiators
  • Transposing octaves
  • Transposing keys
  • Differences between Mono and Stereo synth patches
  • Glide Time / Portamento
  • Quantization and more

There is no audio session download with this tutorial. Instead you should watch and follow along with your own DAW, learn each skill and that skill’s location in your DAW, then keep going. Build your own song as you watch.

Full Course – 11 Videos + Sheet Music

This series is for beat makers without formal music training, who want to fully utilize a keyboard to make beats. Discover how to incorporate keys into your beat making with a mixture of in-studio playing techniques and some basic, easy-to-understand music theory.

Then, learn how to play songs by Drake, Dr. Dre, Wale, Jeremih, Katy Perry, and Alicia Keys. Find out how and why other producers put together chord progressions and melodies in these songs. Gain a better understanding of the process to help you when creating your own beats.

  1. Episode 1 covers triad progressions with inversions, basic explanation of 7th chords and 7th chord inversions, 7th chord progressions with inversions, 808 bass lines using passing tones, breaking up chords between hands, using leading tones to create melodies and more
  2. Episode 2 is “Making The Beat” where Ken Lewis takes a basic chord progression over a trap beat and moves the MIDI from piano to create a full song. Learn to create Dre style piano chops, bell arps and string pads, 808 bassline and synth melodies, create an arrangement, and change up chord rhythms.
  3. Episode 3 – Music Theory “Triads”
  4. Episode 4 – Learn to play “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
  5. Episode 5 – Learn to play “Still Dre” by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
  6. Episode 6 – Learn to play “Bad” by Wale ft. Tiara Thomas
  7. Episode 7 – Music Theory “Major Scale Progressions”
  8. Episode 8 – Learn to play “Don’t Tell Em” by Jeremih ft. YG
  9. Episode 9 – Learn to play “Fallin” by Alicia Keys
  10. Episode 10 – Learn to play “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry
  11. Episode 11 – Music Theory “The Minor Scale & Relative Minors”

Run Time: 35 minutes

Includes ProTools session with all of the Kick One Shots from this lesson (use them on your own beats!) , several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

MIX CHEST POUNDING, SYSTEM SHAKING KICKS. Learn in-depth mix techniques for compressing and equalizing kick drums as Ken Lewis demonstrates how. Watch as he focuses on bass enhancers like MaxxBass, BX Boom, and others.

Discover how to utilize a wide variety of different plugins to demonstrate a wide range of kick drum compression techniques. Get the inside scoop as Ken shares some of the techniques he uses as he mixes artists such as BTS, Kanye West, and Sean Paul, and many more.

Run Time: 20 minutes

Includes ProTools Session with Ken’s One Shot drums, several DAW templates and audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to take your boring drum patterns and inject them with vibe, character, and dynamics. Watch as Ken Lewis shows you the techniques he has used to produce for Eminem, Kanye West, Future, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, and countless others, such as how to create an authentic sounding hip hop breakbeat starting with a simple kick, snare and hi hat. Follow along as he demonstrates how to finish with layers of drums, percussion and ambience reminiscent of the classic breaks.

Learn to pick the right sounds and use the right effects, compression, and EQ to make heads nod and rappers find their flow over your drums. This tutorial includes the full audio breakbeat session, including all of Ken’s One Shot drums, so you can practice these techniques on your own DAW as you watch the tutorial. Pause, rewind, and try your new skills as Ken shows you the way.

 

Run Time: 51+ minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to layer drums to create trap beats from Ken Lewis, who has produced for Trap legends like Future and Kanye West.

Watch as he shows you some of his drum layering techniques specific for making trap beats. See him start with a simple 808, kick, snare, and hi hat, and transform these into 3 different melodic 808 basslines with chops and bends, 4 kick layers, 5 snare layers, 6 hi hat layers and more. Discover how to creatively change up your hi hat patterns and create trap hat rolls and much more.

Run Time: 29 minutes

Includes Reference Guide for a fully miked kit (PDF)

Learn how to mic the drum kit properly for recording drums in the studio as Ken Lewis and his session drummer, Dylan Wissing (Eminem, Drake, Alicia Keys, Kanye), guide you through the process.

You will learn:

  • Which microphone to use for each drum
  • How to place each mic for optimal recording
  • How and why to isolate the sounds of each drum and cymbal
  • What distance should be between each microphone and the drum head
  • How to record drums if you only have 1 mic, 2 mics, 3 or more
  • Several pro tips from decades of experience

This is a MUST HAVE video for drummers, engineers and producers who need to record live drums.

Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Consider this tutorial your new bible for mixing background vocals!

Learn all the essential techniques including blending stacked, 4 part vocal harmonies, and grouping, panning, bussing, equalizing, compressing, limiting, using multiple compressors, de-essing, and using autotune on background vocals as Ken Lewis shows you how in very simple to understand methods and techniques. In addition, discover how to find the key of your song in a simple way, how to add effects like reverb and delay, how to create special effects like filtering and flanging, and much more. 

Learn both background vocal mixing and production theory on topics including:

  • How many tracks of each harmony note to record
  • How to balance the levels of your background vocals in the mix relative to your lead vocals
  • How to make all the vocals work together as a team

As you watch the lesson, follow along with the actual session and try these techniques as you go. Practice your mixing skills by blending together 4 note harmony blends, counter vocals, pad vocals, etc. Then, compare your results to Ken’s blends directly.

Run Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to mix home recordings…CORRECTLY.

Discover the secrets to mixing at home and creating a professional sounding mix as Ken Lewis utilizes the song “Nothing I Could Do,” by NYC indie rockers DON’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS, that was completely recorded and mixed in a home recording studio, using consumer gear. Listen to the band’s final mix, then watch, hear, and learn as Ken does a complete mix of his own, from faders down to the mastered mix bus, explaining every plugin setting, fader movement, and mix decision he makes. Along the way, gain insights into topics including:

  • Mixing lead vocals and layered backing vocals
  • Mixing live drums
  • Triggering drum samples from live drums
  • Fattening up live bass guitar
  • Utilizing amp sims on direct recorded guitars
  • Adding effects to guitars (tap delays, chorusing, stereo-izing, compression, EQ, etc)
  • Mixing synthesizers and keys
  • Creating effective transition elements
  • The HAAS Effect
  • Automating vocal delays
  • Mixing strategy and approach, what to listen for
  • Finishing the Mix Bus and achieving mastered Volume

Tools the band used to record this song:

  • Vocals – Studio Projects C1 mic (street price $150) into an Apogee Duet Mic Pre (under $200 used)
  • Guitars and bass recorded direct without amps into the Apogee Duet
  • Drums recorded in a home basement
  • Originally mixed in the box with the Apogee Duet and Pro Tools

Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to mix as Ken Lewis takes you through an entire indie rock mix, a song called “Blur” from indie rock band Skidmore Fountain, from start to finish with no interruptions. Watch as Ken shows you every plugin, every fader move and pan adjustment. Gain insights as he demonstrates all of the mix bus processing. Pick up new mix techniques as Ken explains, in depth, what he is doing and why he is doing it. See and hear the mix evolve from a single kick drum thumping into a fully finished mix ready for radio. Learn more about:

  • Vocal mixing
  • Mixing and layering cellos
  • Tuning instruments (gently) using Autotune
  • Choosing and tweaking amp simulations (sims) on guitars
  • Panning
  • Adding effects to create space and mood
  • Mixing full drum kit and percussion
  • Finishing treatment on the mix bus, and much more.

Run Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Ariana Grande, Wu Tang Clan, Sean Paul, Damien Marley, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Usher, Danity Kane, Mary J Blige, Jeremih & 50 Cent, many more great artists. THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON…Ken Lewis mixed their lead vocals.

Watch and learn as Ken teaches you all of his deep, dark vocal mixing secrets, as he breaks it all down into very easy to understand explanations. This is your complete, step-by-step guide to great sounding lead vocals. Follow along as Ken takes you through five complete lead vocal mixing chains including:

  1. Utilizing only UAD plugins,
  2. Then, only using WAVES plugins
  3. Next, only working with stock Pro Tools plugins
  4. Then, a random assortment plugin chain
  5. Finally, using a Channel Strip.

Gain insights as Ken shows you how to combine compression, limiting, equalization (EQ), de-essing, autotune, saturation, and filtering to create lead vocals that sit perfectly in your mix. In addition, learn how to identify problematic, ringy frequencies and use notch EQ to remove them. Observe how to shape your tracks with graphic and parametric EQ to add the right amount of presence to a vocal.

Run Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to mix live instruments with this really fun pop song played by live musicians! Watch as Ken takes you through a full mix, from start to finish, of the song “Tangerine” by artist MELLA, filled with real instruments like glockenspiels, vibraphone, toy piano, live drums and percussion, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, and piano, and of course, lead vocals, ad libs, and stacked backing harmony vocals. This one has it all.

Uncover essential mixing techniques as Ken starts with mixing the drums, fattening up the bass guitar, making the electric guitars cut through, putting the “grand” in piano, and the sparkle into the glockenspiel, vibraphone and toy piano. Observe Ken as he shows you how to mix the lead vocals perfectly on top of the song while blending the harmony vocals into the background. Learn more about:

  • Using compression and limiting to shape sounds
  • Utilizing Pultecs and graphic EQ’s to sculpt character and depth
  • Enhancing the natural sounds of the instruments and the rooms they were recorded in
  • Adding effects to glue each individual recorded instrument into the sound of a band playing live together
  • Layering sounds with panning and steep EQ cuts and boosts, control levels with limiters
  • Finishing the mix bus using tape saturation, EQ, compression, and final limiting

Run Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Watch and learn as Ken Lewis walks you through an entire Shaggy mix!!!! Gain insights into:

  • Mixing Shaggy’s vocals (lead, backing and ad libs)
  • Mixing layered female singing hooks
  • Beefing up samples and low end management
  • Mixing drums
  • Fitting frequencies together like a puzzle
  • Tuning and gating 808’s
  • Automating snare and vocal effects throws
  • M/S Equalization
  • Plugin Philosophy
  • Short reverbs to create depth
  • Haas Effect
  • Creating natural guitar doubles
  • Panning elements
  • Mastering the mix bus

Get all the individual tracks for the song “Keep Me Pon Di Side” INCLUDED with your purchase. Learn how to mix Shaggy while you follow along at home with the mix session open, trying each of Ken’s mix techniques. Then create your own mix. Practice mixing for an icon and let Ken prepare you better for that first big call. Do you feel like mixing for a legend today? Me too!

As an added FREE bonus, once you’ve finished your mix, check out Part 2, as Ken teaches you ways to bring excitement and dynamics to a finished mix by building up and breaking down the arrangement.

Who said they didn’t love Shaggy? It wasn’t me!

Run Time: 1 hour, 24 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Watch and learn essential techniques for mixing trap beats as Ken Lewis takes you through an entire mix, from start to finish, of a trap beat with vocal samples. Gain insights on techniques including:

  • Parallel drum compression
  • Tuning 808s to the key of the song
  • Filtering basslines
  • Gating drums
  • Making 808s sustain and rumble
  • Making synths jump out
  • Using stereo widening
  • Pre-mastering the mix bus

Observe as Ken shows in depth use of both parametric and graphic EQ, fitting frequencies together that fight each other, making your snares and hats crisp, and much more. Finally, learn several mix techniques to create clean version edits on vocal curses, as well as, chops, drops, repeats, reverses, slow downs and more.

Run Time: 2 hours

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Discover the techniques Ken Lewis has used making records for Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Future, Lil Wayne, Maejor Ali w Justin Bieber and Juicy J, 2 Chainz, and many others in this deep, two hour tutorial on how to mix trap music and how to create common trap effects.

Watch and learn as Ken takes you through a complete trap mix, from faders down to a finished full song (including beat and vocals), using both stock and 3rd party plugins. Learn, step-by-step, how to create many of the most common trap effects such as:

  • Panning snare fills, crisp hi hats, enhanced claps, phase coherency
  • Monstrous 808s that cut through small speakers
  • Mixing rap vocals and ad libs
  • Multiple effects to create lush ambient sounds, blasts, twinkles and more
  • Using short delay lines to define drum tracks and spread vocals
  • Panning and stereo widening effects on hit hats and background vocals
  • Replacing kick drum sounds and making kicks knock
  • Balancing multiple pads together
  • Filter effects
  • Mastering the mix bus

Then, gain insights into how to fix poorly recorded rap vocals and how to give them new life as Ken shows you standard and unorthodox techniques that will put you light years ahead of the game. Learn how to mix a trap song and practice creating your own trap effects and recreate the ones Ken teaches from the same mix session. Mix the song and compare your mix to Ken’s and see how you do!

Run Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills + a Supplemental Guide (PDF)

Discover how to increase your stereo knowledge and skills while learning how to avoid common, amateur mistakes. Watch as Ken Lewis answers 24 questions, in depth, with examples, seeking to de-mystify all things about the stereo field.

Some topics covered include:

  • Common pan positions of instruments and vocals
  • What sounds are most often mono or stereo
  • Listening Quizzes
  • M/S (Mid – Side) verses L / R (Left – Right)
  • Stereo interleaved, multiple mono, and mono summed
  • Stereo field explained – width and depth
  • Stereo and mono effects, as well as, panning effects
  • Auxes and when to use mono or stereo
  • Panning completely explained
  • Worst stereo mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Mono vs. Stereo plugins – when to use what
  • Mono sounds with stereo effects
  • The HAAS Effect
  • EQ’ing stereo track

Run Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes

STOP MAKING BORING BEATS!!

Give rappers bars they can sink their lyrics into. Watch and learn as Ken Lewis shows beat makers how to take a 4 bar looped beat and turn it into an entire, fully arranged song by creating breakdowns, turnarounds, chops, slow down effects, repeats, buildups, filter sweeps, arranging intro, verse, hook, bridge, etc.

Learn how to start from a blank session, import the stems, find the tempo, build and arrange a full song based off a 4 bar loop, create dynamics, and finally, give rappers what they want.

Run Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes

This tutorial is an absolute “must know” for producers and mixers who work with sampled beats. Beatmakers, this lesson breaks down how to manipulate sounds before, or after, you sample them, finding new and creative ways to isolate specific pieces of a sound to sample. Watch as Ken Lewis takes a classic sample, used in Jay Z’s “Roc Boys,” and shows you how to isolate the horns only and remove the drums and bass, or isolate the bassline only, snares only, etc. Discover how to layer different pieces of a sample together to create new sounds and moods as Ken demonstrates how.

Learn how to take boring, straight-ahead drum loops and add energy and presence to them using EQ, compression, filtering, M/S Equalization, and phase inversion as Ken takes you through 3 more samples. Next, find out how to transform your sample sources into completely new sounds as Ken breaks down “A Minus B” listening.

Full Course – 6 Videos + Bonus video Trouble with the Snare

Run Time: 2 hours, 13 + minutes

This is your definitive guide to preparing and tuning your drums for recording. Watch and learn as Ken Lewis turns the spotlight on to his studio drummer, Dylan Wissing. These guys are responsible for the big drums on the Alicia Keys anthem “Girl On Fire, ” and on the smash hit “We Are Young” by Fun and many more.

Find out how to prep and tune your drum kit for a recording session including bass drums, snares, toms, and cymbals. In addition, learn troubleshooting, tips and tricks for success.

After watching this series, you will know how to professionally prepare the drums and get the perfect sounds for your own song.

Run Time: 19 minutes

Learn how to improve the overall sound of your live drum kit by minimizing the snare bleed that creeps into your cymbal microphones. Discover how this technique creates a tighter sound and gives you more control over each individual drum in the kit. Watch as Ken Lewis demonstrates this technique using both dynamic EQ and compression.

In addition, see how Ken uses a key trigger to control a compressor with an external source and he discusses techniques for recording live drums.

Run Time: 21 minutes

Learn how to emphasize an important lyric or boost your vocals with a swelling effect. Watch as Ken Lewis demonstrates step-by-step how to create a reverse reverb effect on a lead vocal, though it can be used on any sound source, in any DAW.

Add this complicated technique to your mixing arsenal as Ken breaks down how to achieve this gem in a very simple way. Discover where and when to utilize reverse reverb and how to pick the right type of reverb and length of reverb to get the sound you are looking for as Ken offers advice.

Haunt your mixes now with this very cool effect.

Run Time: 51 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Get the inside scoop as Ken Lewis reveals his secrets for how to make snare drums punch, smack, and explode on impact like he did on “We Are Young”, “Uptown Funk” and “Girl On Fire.”

Watch as Ken demonstrates and describes a wide range of sounds and settings, creating various impacts and decays, using stock plugins and more advanced gear. Learn many techniques from slow compression to fast limiting, gating snares, parallel compression and layering different snare sounds to build that one MASSIVE snare drum!

Run Time: 30 minutes

Includes ProTools sessions, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW for 6 skill levels

Take the Sprint Mixing challenge! Utilize this effective and fun technique, created and designed by Ken Lewis, to sharpen your instincts and increase your speed as a mix engineer. Learn to shed technology and find great balances, while honing your decision-making skills as a mixer.

So, what exactly is Sprint Mixing? It’s a series of exercises that challenges you to create the best possible mix of an entire song in just 10 minutes. Start by watching Ken Lewis tackle a Jedi Level Sprint Mix of a rock song from faders down to finished in only 10 minutes! Then, choose a level, set the clock for 10 minutes, and create your own mix!

There are 6 skill levels in all, each with their own audio stems and templates. The levels become increasingly difficult as you progress. The levels are:

  • Intern (4 stems)
  • Freshman (5 stems)
  • Sophomore (7 stems)
  • Junior (9 stems)
  • Senior (18 stems)
  • JEDI (30 stems)

If you are new to mixing, then start at the Intern level. If you already have some mixing chops, dig into one of the more advanced levels and work your way up to Jedi to compete with Ken. Then, when you finish one, start again! The Sprint Mixing drills are meant to be repeated often, to build your speed and confidence, just like an athlete trains their body. Think of these as wind sprints for your ears!

Discover how this practice technique can catapult your mixing abilities to the next level in record time. As a result, you will be able to apply these skills in real world studio situations where getting a great rough mix together quickly will make your clients happy and your sessions more productive.

Run Time: 27 minutes (2 videos)

Includes ProTools sessions, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW for 6 skill levels + the marathon session

Take the Sprint Mixing challenge of Sacred Circles! Utilize this effective and fun technique, created and designed by Ken Lewis, to sharpen your instincts and increase your speed as a mix engineer. Learn to shed technology and find great balances, while honing your decision-making skills as a mixer.

So, what exactly is Sprint Mixing? It’s a series of exercises that challenges you to create the best possible mix of an entire song in just 10 minutes, then reset and try again! Level up as you conquer each challenge. Start by watching Ken Lewis tackle a Jedi Level Sprint Mix of this rock song, “Sacred Circles” from California indie band, Lahzarus, from faders down to finished in only 10 minutes! Then, choose a level, set the clock for 10 minutes, and create your own mix!

There are 6 skill levels in all, beginner to JEDI, and each with their own audio stems and templates. The levels become increasingly difficult as you progress. The levels are:

  • Level 1 (5 stems)
  • Level 2 (9 stems)
  • Level 3 (15 stems)
  • Level 4 (20 stems)
  • Level 5 (24 stems)
  • Level 6 (27 stems)

If you are new to mixing, then start at Level 1. If you already have some mixing chops, dig into one of the more advanced levels and work your way up to Level 6 (JEDI) to compete with Ken. Then, when you finish one, start again! The Sprint Mixing drills are meant to be repeated often, to build your speed and confidence, just like an athlete trains their body. Think of these as wind sprints for your ears!

Included with this tutorial is the full, original session of 74 tracks, that Ken has dubbed the Marathon session. You will be able to mix the song from scratch, at your leisure, after you have completed all the challenges.

Discover how this practice technique can catapult your mixing abilities to the next level in record time. As a result, you will be able to apply these skills in real world studio situations where getting a great rough mix together quickly will make your clients happy and your sessions more productive.

Run Time: 15 minutes

Includes ProTools sessions, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW for 6 skill levels + the marathon session

Take the Sprint Mixing challenge of this killer EDM song, “Temptation!” Utilize this effective and fun technique, created and designed by Ken Lewis, to sharpen your instincts and increase your speed as a mix engineer. Learn to shed technology and find great balances, while honing your decision-making skills as a mixer.

So, what exactly is Sprint Mixing? It’s a series of exercises that challenges you to create the best possible mix of an entire song in just 10 minutes, then reset and try again! Level up as you conquer each challenge. Start by watching Ken Lewis tackle a Jedi Level Sprint Mix of this rock song, “Temptation” by Sugar Jesus featuring K.R.N. from faders down to finished in only 10 minutes! Then, choose a level, set the clock for 10 minutes, and create your own mix!

There are 6 skill levels in all, beginner to JEDI, and each with their own audio stems and templates. The levels become increasingly difficult as you progress. The levels are:

  • Level 1 (6 stems)
  • Level 2 (10 stems)
  • Level 3 (15 stems)
  • Level 4 (20 stems)
  • Level 5 (26 stems)
  • Level 6 (30 stems)

If you are new to mixing, then start at Level 1. If you already have some mixing chops, dig into one of the more advanced levels and work your way up to Level 6 (JEDI) to compete with Ken. Then, when you finish one, start again! The Sprint Mixing drills are meant to be repeated often, to build your speed and confidence, just like an athlete trains their body. Think of these as wind sprints for your ears!

Included with this tutorial is the full, original session of more than 70 tracks, that Ken has dubbed the Marathon session. You will be able to mix the song from scratch, at your leisure, after you have completed all the challenges.

Discover how this practice technique can catapult your mixing abilities to the next level in record time. As a result, you will be able to apply these skills in real world studio situations where getting a great rough mix together quickly will make your clients happy and your sessions more productive.

Run Time: 23 minutes

Includes ProTools sessions, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW for 6 skill levels

Take the Sprint Mixing Uptempo Pop challenge! Utilize this effective and fun technique, created and designed by Ken Lewis, to sharpen your instincts and increase your speed as a mix engineer. Learn to shed technology and find great balances, while honing your decision-making skills as a mixer.

So, what exactly is Sprint Mixing? It’s a series of exercises that challenges you to create the best possible mix of an entire song in just 10 minutes. Start by watching Ken Lewis tackle a Jedi Level Sprint Mix of an uptempo pop song from faders down to finished in only 10 minutes! Then, choose a level, set the clock for 10 minutes, and create your own mix!

There are 6 skill levels in all, each with their own audio stems and templates. The levels become increasingly difficult as you progress. The levels are:

  • Intern (5 stems)
  • Freshman (7 stems)
  • Sophomore (10 stems)
  • Junior (16 stems)
  • Senior (22 stems)
  • JEDI (28 stems)

If you are new to mixing, then start at the Intern level. If you already have some mixing chops, dig into one of the more advanced levels and work your way up to Jedi to compete with Ken. Then, when you finish one, start again! The Sprint Mixing drills are meant to be repeated often, to build your speed and confidence, just like an athlete trains their body. Think of these as wind sprints for your ears!

Discover how this practice technique can catapult your mixing abilities to the next level in record time. As a result, you will be able to apply these skills in real world studio situations where getting a great rough mix together quickly will make your clients happy and your sessions more productive.

Run Time: 38 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Uncover the mysteries of vocal comping and why and how it will take your productions to the next level as Ken Lewis explains the entire process step-by-step. Learn how to set up for vocal comping, how to listen to vocal takes and how to choose the best ones and how to compile and all of the best vocals on one single track. Watch as Ken shows you how to edit all of the vocals together so that the end lead vocal performance sounds as if it was captured in one take.

Run Time: 24 minutes

Includes ProTools session, several DAW templates and  audio stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Usher, Kanye, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Lou Gramm, Krewella, Adam Duritz, Pharrell, Mary J, Diana Ross, David Byrne, Nelly, Puffy, Simply Red, 50 Cent, Tyrese, Pete Rock, 112, Queen Latifah, Big Pun, George Clinton, Bounty Killer, Tarkan, Danity Kane, and many, many more. What do all of these artists have in common?  Ken Lewis has recorded all of their voices. 

Watch and learn as Ken shows you, step by step, his entire process of preparing for a vocal session. Discover how to capture a beautiful vocal on the first take. Gain a better understanding of the vocal recording and production, as this is an art that few truly possess. Let Ken’s decades of experience mastering the craft, working with the biggest artists in the world across many genres, help you improve your vocal recording.

Learn how to record vocals, from mic pre basics to more in depth stuff you’ve never thought of. See how to create the vibe and comfort zone for the vocalist, and get the insider tips that Ken uses in recording sessions with artists like Kanye West, Beyonce, and Usher. All is explained here in easy to understand detail.

This bundle is 32% off the price if you were to purchase all the tutorials separately. A great deal!!!!