Smart Mixing Academy

Your surprising path to world-class sound, with just a laptop and headphones.

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What you’ll get

117 videos, 12+ hours of content

The Smart Mixing Academy is a comprehensive online video school that teaches everything you need to know about mixing to make your music sound world class. With 12+ hours of HD video content, Tim walks you through all the key principles and techniques of mixing that make you go from an amateur to a professional sound.

“Anyone can make their music sound amazing, you just need to know how.”

Tim van Doorne — Co-founder of Heroic, author of The Mastering Bible.

What’s inside?

Module 1

Introduction to the Smart Mixing Academy

2 videos introducing you the academy platform, your learning curve, and the fundamentals of creating great sounding music.

Module 2

The Mixing Framework

2 videos providing you The Mixing Framework, the single most important secret to understand in order to create great mixes.

Module 3

What you actually need

7 videos revealing the smartest answers to: PC or laptop? Monitors or headphones? Hardware or software? Which DAW? Which plugins?

Module 4

The Core Tools

6 videos unveil the surprising core plugins that help you make the biggest difference in creating a great mix, with step-by-step walkthroughs on how they work.

Module 5

The extra plugins

3 videos provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the plugins you should use only for specific purposes.

Module 6

Professional preparation

4 videos walk you through the little things that allow professionals to go beyond the amateurs. Signal flow, project organisation, and how to build the ultimate mixing template.

Module 7

Mixing your song

20 videos present you the 20 steps to mixing your music. From making your mixing plan, to how to mix vocals, drums, all the way to finalizing your mix and optimising for mastering.

Module 8

Cool hacks & mixing techniques

6 videos revealing my favourite secret mixing tricks, when to use them, and step-by-step walkthroughs on how to use them.

Module 9

How to solve all your mixing problems (Exclusive video pack)

50 short videos provide the most direct and comprehensive solutions to all your possible mixing issues. It’s the ultimate resolver of negative comments.

Module 10

Complete mixing sessions of different genres (Exclusive video pack)

5 complete mixing sessions with Tim. Get an exclusive and unique insight on how he handles a mix from start to finish. Covering future bass, drum & bass, (deep) house, classical, and acoustic band recording (funk).

Module 11

How to make an extra $1000/mo on the side as a freelance mixing & mastering engineer?

An Exclusive Pro Video Course containing 9 videos that provide the exact step-by-step outline how Tim made $1000+/mo extra on the side while simultaneously vastly improving his mixing & mastering skills. And how you can do it too.

Module 12

Smart Mixing Academy graduation

3 videos. 3 celebrations. Fun times. 🙂



It’s like getting face-to-face training. Just you and me.

Together we’ll go through bite-sized lessons that are easy to follow.

The academy is designed around 1 thing: your success in becoming truly great at mixing. Got a question? Ask us in the comments below a video.

Want some feedback? Share your song in our private Slack community.

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Want your music to sound professional?

A proven way

The methods you’ll gain are crafted and fine-tuned after working on hundreds of songs of different genres.

Active Community

We have a great private community of likeminded students were we all hang out in chat app Slack, to share ideas and music.

12+ Hours of HD Content

The Smart Mixing Academy complete package contains over a hundred videos. All recorded in high definition in a quality environment.

Graduation Certificate

After completion of the entire Smart Mixing Academy (Complete Package) you will receive an official Graduation Certificate and an embeddable Graduate Emblem.

Track Progress

The online Academy platform allows you to track your progress through the course. This makes it super easy to quickly continue where you last left off.

14 Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you have gone through the entire course, implemented the techniques, and still don’t hear improvements in the sound of your music – you get your money back.

What about mastering?

Included in the Smart Mixing Academy, you receive Tim’s book: The Mastering Bible. The ultimate guide to learn how to professionally master your music.

This ebook comes with an Exercise Package, which includes the sound files of releases by artists like San Holo, Droeloe and WRLD.

The Mastering Bible also has an Exclusive Video Pack with over 25 videos that walk you through the entire mastering process.


How To Succeed

When I started out, I knew nothing about how to mix music. I thought I would just experiment, read some blogs and watch youtube tutorials. Now, years in the future, I’m kicking myself.

Over these past 6 years I’ve completely transformed my mixes from being totally amateur to a high professional level. I could not imagine being able to work with these great artists and labels and getting millions of plays, if it wasn’t for the fact that I spent most of my time mixing and mastering every single day, becoming better and better.

But, if I’m honest, looking back, all those hours I put in learning and experimenting, only 20% was valuable and the other 80% was a complete waste of time. I went along for years experimenting and learning the wrong things.

That is why I created the Smart Mixing Academy, to teach you the right things, the things you really need to know to get ahead with your music. And to show you that surprising things happen when you use this time, freedom and control to your advantage.

If there is even the slightest feeling inside you that wants to make a living from music and give your music the sound it truly deserves… then I really think you should take control in your own hands and enroll. Right now.

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“All mixes I heard from Tim have been of great quality. Clean, wide and defined.”


San Holo



Pick your favourite package

The enrolment for the academy is only open for a limited time (closing soon!).

Save 20% if you buy in one payment.



Basic

  • Smart Mixing Academy [?]
  • The Mastering Bible book
  • The Mastering Bible hands-on Exercise Pack
  • Access to private Slack group.
  • Video Pack: How to solve all your mixing problems
  • The Mastering Bible Exclusive Video Pack
  • Video Pack: Complete mixing sessions & walkthroughs of different genres
  • Pro Video Pack: How to make an extra $1000/mo on the side as a freelance mixing & mastering engineer
  • Online graduation certificate + logo embed

Enroll today →
14 Day Money Back Guarentee

Advanced

  • Smart Mixing Academy [?]
  • The Mastering Bible book
  • The Mastering Bible hands-on Exercise Pack
  • Access to private Slack group.
  • Video Pack: How to solve all your mixing problems
  • The Mastering Bible Exclusive Video Pack
  • Video Pack: Complete mixing sessions & walkthroughs of different genres
  • Pro Video Pack: How to make an extra $1000/mo on the side as a freelance mixing & mastering engineer
  • Online graduation certificate + logo embed

Enroll today →
14 Day Money Back Guarentee

Complete

  • Smart Mixing Academy [?]
  • The Mastering Bible book
  • The Mastering Bible hands-on Exercise Pack
  • Access to private Slack group.
  • Video Pack: How to solve all your mixing problems
  • The Mastering Bible Exclusive Video Pack
  • Video Pack: Complete mixing sessions & walkthroughs of different genres
  • Pro Video Pack: How to make an extra $1000/mo on the side as a freelance mixing & mastering engineer
  • Online graduation certificate + logo embed

Enroll today →
14 Day Money Back Guarentee


“I went through almost all of Tim’s tips, and I can confidently say that it has helped my mixing improve drastically. Not only that, but Tim provides one of the most informative sessions I’ve been a part of, and the amount of practical examples he injected into it was immensely helpful!”

Andrei Ducic, Rising Sun

“I wasn’t fully confident in my mixing. So far I just experimented with various techniques and learned through trial and error. I love how Tim goes in depth with each instrument and even vocals. To me the results speak for themselves. Even since a few weeks ago I made big improvements.”

Gabriel Potter, Melodic Dreamer


Your questions answered


There are three scholarship levels in the academy: Basic, Advanced and Complete. Each contains a different amount of lectures. First choose your favorite package. Then, you can choose to get it via a one-off payment, or in 6 monthly instalments.
The academy has a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you have gone through the videos, implemented the techniques, and still don’t hear improvements in the sound of your music – you get your money back.
Not at all. The methods are applicable to any type of music or genre.
Yes you can. This is what’s awesome about the Academy online learning environment, you can ask questions and place comments at every lecture, where both your fellow academy mates and our team will actively be engaging.
The Academy is created for you to consume at your own pace, whether that’s 10 lectures a day or 5 in the weekend. You can pause at any time and pick up wherever you left off.
Good on you! If you’re already happy with the way your mixes sound, there won’t be much in this course to help you further than that. Don’t expect complicated “tricks” in this course, simply because we don’t believe in it. We keep things very basic in this course and make sure you execute 100% accurately on these important fundamentals of mixing. Because in our experience, THAT is what matters for 99.99% of the quality you’re after. Less is more.
Great – we’ve got you covered. You’ll learn how to mix a song from scratch, starting at the fundamentals, moving up to the more advanced techniques. You’ll make an insane jump-start compared to others that are just starting out.

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