SKT Summit 2022 SKT Summit 2022

Mixing, Mastering & Immersive Audio

Saturday, August 13, 2022

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“Why is my mix not radio ready … yet?”
Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers
Producer, Engineer & Mixer

Have you ever asked yourself this question and struggled to describe why your mix is not ‘there’ yet? 

Before we even get started with exploring mixing techniques, we need to first talk about Technical Ear Training. It is crucial (and handy) to train your ears to not only identify frequency ranges, but also develop the right vocabulary to describe sound (aka … the issues). In this session, we will focus on how to develop core listening skills for mixing, and the tools to get these muscles in shape.

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Holy Trinity Pt. I: Compression, Side-Chaining, and De-essers
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

We know it’s all about creating space in your mix, but what are some of the essential techniques to achieve this?  You know … the foundation to making your beat groovier … or accentuating that pumping sensation in your song. You don't want to miss out on these simple, yet extremely effective and handy tools to Marie Kondo the space in your mix … well sonically at least.

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"Why should I know about spatial audio?"
Marcela Rada
Marcela Rada
Audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering engineer

Is Spatial Audio the new stereo? I mean, we’ve heard the hype around it, but do we REALLY understand it? And more importantly, how can you, a songwriter, producer and/or content creator use it to take your music to the next level? After this session, not only will you have a solid understanding on Spatial Audio, but also on how to use it as a tool to explore a whole new dimension for your art. *wink wink* 3D *wink*

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Holy Trinity Pt. II: Overdrive, Distortion, Saturation
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

Do you know the difference between an Overdrive, Distortion, and a Saturator? In this masterclass, we will explore using these effects in unconventional ways! You will learn interesting techniques to thicken and add warmth to your sound using the appropriate FX.