Entry Requirements

Who Is This Course For?

This short course is aimed at those looking to take their mixdown techniques to a new level. Going from the foundation up to advanced concepts in a 6-week intense course offers accessibility to all skill levels. Given the unique intimacy of the classes, you will be entering into a mentorship style relationship with your tutor where specific concerns can be addressed. Enabling rewarding outcomes, regardless of your current skill level.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic experience of signal flow
  • Some experience in audio or music
  • Basic understanding of DAW of choice
  • Competent on Mac OSX or another platform if you wish to bring a laptop
  • A basic understanding of audio engineering terminology – compression, eq etc
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills – basic English language ability
  • A desire to learn and improve
  • Some genre-specific understanding of elements of Electronic Dance Music


Do I need to bring my own laptop and headphones?

All the equipment you’ll need for the course is provided by Abbey Road Institute Melbourne. However, you are welcome to bring your own laptop and headphones if you wish to do so. We do recommend that you bring an external hard drive to save and take home your work.

If I want to bring my own laptop, what should I be aware of?

If you would like to bring your own laptop to work on during the course you will need to have a DAW capable of multichannel playback, MIDI supported sequencing as well as multichannel audio manipulation. Contact us if you have any questions about this.

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