The Art of the Super Producer


Deep dive into the Art of EQ, Space, Distortion, Stereo Imaging, and Dynamics to make your projects release-ready while competing with other releases in the style.

We’ll finalize the music by designing and building your own custom mastering chains to prepare your music for specific platforms including Youtube, Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, CD, radio, Club, and more. 

For the final week, students will create their artist bio, cover art, press kit, website, media package, and artist branding under the guidance of a music branding professional.


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    Mixing Fundamentals

    Sample Rate, Bit Depth, Aliasing, Phase Alignment and more

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    Technical Ear Training

    Learn to listen

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    Music Theory of Mixing

    Adapt Musical Approach to mixing as you go

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    Modern Mastering 

    Mastering for the Club vs Radio Vs. Streaming

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    Music Business

    Sample Clearing, Royalties, musicians rights, and maximizing income streams

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    Music Marketing

    Social Media presence, creating content, personal website EPK, and much more


Mixing can have a tremendous effect on the emotional impact of the song. It’s our job as modern musicians to find solutions for the sonic problems that may arise. Each song is unique and will require technical and creative decisions to give the song maximum impact.

The Art of the Super Producer

Lesson 1 – Intro to Mixing

Learn the foundational elements of what makes a powerful, balanced mix, wheater you are going for a clean and colored mix it’s important to understand how sound works and how to prepare for a mixing session.

Lesson 2 – Intro to Mixing II

Introduction to Dynamic Mixing, Parallel Processing, What is masking and how to solve it, M/S Processing, Creating a mixing template & Bus Processing

Lesson 3 – Phase & Stereo Imageing

Understanding Phase Correlation and issues that can occur in the stereo image or between frequencies stacking (especially in the low-end).

Using psychoacoustic phenomenons to make our project super wide.

Lesson 4 – The Art of EQ

Deep dive into the world of frequency sculpting. Gain full control. Enhance, attenuate, and carve room in your mix for every element.

Lesson 5 – The Art of Distortion

Explore different types of distortion, Harmonics/overtones, timbre, clipping (soft, hard, and in between).

Lesson 6 – The Art of Dynamics

Understand dynamic range and how to use it for your style. Wheater’s super hyped modern electronic music or soft impactful recorded music, Compressors, Multiband compressors, Dynamic EQs, Gates, Expanders, and Transient Designers are essentials tools for a modern mix and master.

Lesson 7 – The Art of Space

Add multiple dimensions to your mix using various time-based effect techniques. Learn about the different types of Reverbs and Delays. Use delay-based modulation effects like flanger and chorus to make your mix wide and evolving. 

Lesson 8 – Vocal Production

Recording the right way, Vocal Harmonies, Creative Effects, & Vocal Chains 

Lesson 9 – Vocal Mixing

Dynamic EQ, Vocal Compression, De-Essing, Saturation, Using Harmonizers, Modern Time-based effects. 

Lesson 10 – Mastering for Online Platforms

RMS vs LUFS and other loudness measurements, Clipping Techniques, Group Mastering, Gain Staging, and Parallel Mastering.

Lesson 11 – Music Buisness 

Plan a clear path to put your music out there in the best way possible while understanding the music industry’s inner workings.

Lesson 12 – Finals!

Listening session & Jam



ADMISSION  From $350/m


SCHEDULING Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30PM-10:00PM PST

DAY CLASS DATES June 14th, 2021

SCHEDULING Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30AM-01:00PM PST



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Day Class Dates


6 Weeks

From $350/m


Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30PM-10:00PM PST

June 14th, 2021

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30AM-01:00PM PST

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Over 35+ hours of video

Extensive Class Notes

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Mixing Templates

Mentor Teachers


If you already have a basic understanding of music production, Ableton, and have been making music for at least 6 months, this course can help you achieve better, bigger, and more powerful mixes as well as an understanding of how the music industry works.


If you are looking for other level courses check out our:

Foundation of Music Production

Producer Skills – Synthesis and Sound Design 

Artist Progression – Artist Development & Collaboration

Live Online Classes

Day Class 09:30AM – 01:00PM PST (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Night Class 06:30PM – 10:00PM PST (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Some classes might be rescheduled due to national holidays.

Book your in-class or virtual class visit:


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Required Software (Student Discounts Available):
– Ableton Live (Intro, Standard, or Suite)

We recommended using speakers and/or headphones.

If you are not sure which speakers or headphones to buy, contact us for advice.

Yes, All classes are recorded and sent after class for review.

This course is Live Online. Meeting twice a week for a 3.5-hour class.

If you’re interested in a much cheaper option with self-pace progression check out our Online Certification Program.


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Foundation of Music Theory
  • Rhythm Theory
  • Using Semitones and Intervals
  • Diatonic composition
  • Harmonizing and building chords
  • Styling
Learn the language of music to help you make the music you want to make, To communicate with other musicians and reveal the magic behind your favorie songs.
Progremming Beats
  • How Drum Racks work
  • Choosing the right samples
  • How to use Syncopation
  • Layering Techniques
  • Drum Processing methods
Sequence drums in any style using Ableton Live's Drum Racks. Learn tricks and techniques to take your beats to the next level.
Ableton Live 101
  • Why Ableton Live?
  • Session vs. Arrangement
  • Recording & Editing Audio
  • Live's Warp Engine
  • Using & customizing MIDI controllers
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  • History of Sampling
  • Hardware Samplers
  • Simpler vs. Sampler
  • Sampling your own instruments
  • Slicing Samples
Explore the endless world of sampling.
Add organic texture or make it into an instrument
Everything is possible with sampling
Using MIDI Controllers
  • Which Controller Should I Get?
  • Setting Up
  • Expression Controls
  • Advance MIDI Utilities
  • Playing Live Beats
Choose the right MIDI controller for your production/live needs.
Use MIDI remote scritps to enahce your workflow
Learn tricks and tips to customize your controller
Recording & Warping
  • Choosing the right mic
  • Setting up recording session
  • Working with other musicians
  • Time Stretching
  • Live's editing tools
Learn how to setup and record mics and instruments in Ableton Live.
Master the warp engine for syncronizing audio and sound design
Class Jams
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  • Try out different instruments and MIDI controllers
  • Improvise on any given scale
  • Develop your ear for melodies, harmonies & Basslines
Play live with your classmates in the first modern ClassJam environment.
Develop collaboration skills, performance focus and improvisation techniques.
Structure & Styling
  • Active Listening
  • Pre-Determined Arrangement Techniques
  • BPM Ranges
  • Song Segments and how to use them
  • Finishing a full song
Get your own sound from analyzing and deconstrucing modern song structures.
Learn different musical genres to help you achive your own unique sound.
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Music Theory 202
  • Parallel Harmony
  • Relative Scales
  • Pentatonic & Blues Scales
  • Jazz in Modern Music
  • Voicing Techniques
  • Borrowed Chords
Progress your composition skills by learning advanced music theory methods.
You will get a deeper understanding of how to produce strong harmonies, melodies and arrangements.
Ableton Live 202
  • The Launchbox
  • Modulation Vs. Automation
  • Session View Production Techniques
  • Advance Audio & MIDI Editing
  • Clip Envelopes
Learn advance Ableton techniques to take your production to the next level.
Everything is possible with Ableton Live let your imagination be your guide.
  • Analyzing Electronic vs. Acoustic music
  • Odd Time Signatures
  • Arrangment Styling
  • Sound Selection
  • Deconstructing Methods.
Learn the key characteristic of all popular music styles.
You have a specific style in mind you want to produce? We'll show you all the secrets.
  • Analog vs. Digital
  • Synth Signal Path
  • Oscillators, Filters, Envelopes and LFOs
  • Advance Modulators
  • Reverse Engineering
Take the sounds in your head and create them in the computer using synthesizers.
Demystify the vast world of virtual synths.
Sound Design
  • Advanced Time Stretching
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Fractal Soundscapes
  • Experiments in Sound
  • Field Recordings
  • The Art of Layering
Develop creative thinking by using multiple techniques to create unique and complex sounds.
Become a sonic master.
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  • Class Production Sessions
  • Project Managment
  • Real vs. Virtual instruments
  • Live Performance Routines
  • Rewiring
Collaborate with class mates with in-class synchronization.
Develope the skills needed to productevlly work with other musicians.
  • Choosing The Right Song to Remix
  • Flipping a Sample
  • Remixer Tools
  • Stems and Multi-Tracks
  • Preparing your Original Production for Remixing
Learn the art of remixing from top remixers in the industry.
Take your favorite songs and filp them with your own style.
Live Performance
  • DJing in Ableton Live
  • Preparing your Songs for Live Performance
  • Playing with a Band
  • Live Looping
  • DIY Controllers
Use the computer as a live musical performance tool.
DJ or play your own orgianls in any way you can imagine.
Max for Live
  • Max for Live Essentials
  • Modifying Exciting Devices
  • Creating your own Devices
  • Ableton as a Modular Environment
  • Live's API
  • VJing using Jitter
Explore the infinite potenital of Cycling 74's and Ableton's Max for Live.
Control Live in ways that weren't possible before.
Anything is possible with Max for Live
  • Win the Loudness Wars
  • Mastering Song vs. Album
  • Prepering Your Music for Distribution
  • Understanding the importance of Dynamic Range
Master your songs to sound as good as possible on as many playback systems as possible.
Learn the secrets on how to make your songs loud and punchy.
Finger Drumming
  • Choosing the Right Controller
  • Sound Design for Live Performance
  • Building Custom Racks
  • Using DIY Controllers
  • Planning your Controller's Configuration
Humanize your production or impress your audience on stage.
Build your own sound packs and develope your live performace skill with finger drumming.
Live Looping
  • Hardware Looping
  • Using Live's Looper
  • Live Looping in the Session View
  • Automatic Loop Recording using MIDI Scripts
  • Setup and Routing
Master the art of live looping with virtual instruments, conventional instruments and mics.
Come up with quick musical ideas, build your songs live on stage.
Online Presence
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  • How to Reach Out to Labels
  • Booking Shows
  • Getting Signed
  • Getting more Followers
  • Making a Music Video
Develop your artist brand and get your music heard by the right people.
Book shows, tours and festivals.
Find the right label and make music your career.
Entertainment Law
  • Clearing Samples
  • Commercial vs. Indie Distribution
  • Getting your music on TV and Film
  • Working with a Manager
  • Copyright your Music
  • Performance Rights
Understand the legallty behind the music industry.
Get the most out of your shows and releases. Maximize income streams.
Distribute your music the right way.
Production Sessions
  • Class Jams
  • Live Routines Assignments
  • Additive Composition
  • Produce other Classmates
  • Online Collaboration Methods
  • Musical Chairs
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Get private mentorship sessions from Beat Lab's instructors
Learn how to add part of yourself creatively to an exciting song.
  • Understanding How Sound Work
  • Gain Staging
  • Controlling the Stereo Field
  • Using Compressor & EQs
  • Using Time Based Effects
  • Bussing and Pre-Mastering
Master the art of sound mixing.
Make your music sound more clear, punchy and loud.
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