Mixing Music with Pro Tools

A course by Luca Petricca
Sound Technician and Music Producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2021
, Sound Technician and Music Producer

Learn to mix songs that bring out the full potential of instruments and vocals through professional processes

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (112)
  • 2475 students

Learn to mix songs that bring out the full potential of instruments and vocals through professional processes



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (112)
  • 2475 students
  • 37 lessons (9h 12m)
  • 20 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Mixing is a process that adds color to a song and has the power to elicit emotions from those listening to it. Pro Tools is the go-to program for Luca Petricca, sound technician, music producer, and cofounder of Estudios Reno, who uses it to enhance music beyond what the original artist could have ever imagined.

In this course, learn how to mix songs and bring out the full potential of instruments and vocals using Pro Tools. See how all the musical components interact and blend together in harmony to give the song its signature sound. By the end, you'll know how to use music to move listeners, both physically and emotionally.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation for mixing
  • U3
    U3. Song Mix
  • U4
    U4. Master delivery
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Luca Petricca and his story. He shows you some of his most prominent work as a music producer and mixer and shares his biggest musical influences and favorite albums.

Get into the groove by discovering the different roles and responsibilities of a mixer in a music project. Dive into the basics of Pro Tools and learn how to prepare tracks for mixing before exploring more advanced concepts like how to keep instruments in time, tune vocals, and layer in drums.

Next, Luca shows you his mixing template, a digital recreation of the analog console and outboard he uses to mix music. Going one by one, learn how to mix each instrument and vocal track of a song until you find the perfect balance.

Finally, Luca explains how to deliver a mastered song and make any edits requested by the artist or producer. Finish up the course by listening to and comparing the unmixed and the mastered versions of the song to understand how crucial mixing is for well-produced music.

What is this course's project?

Prepare and mix a song of your choice using Pro Tools.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone using Pro Tools for personal or work projects who wants to fine-tune their skills with new tricks and techniques.

Requirements and materials

A working knowledge of Pro Tools is needed to take this course.

As for materials, you need an external sound card, quality speakers and headphones, a suitable workspace for mixing and listening to audio, and a computer with Pro Tools. Luca also uses a variety of different plug-ins like UAD, Waves Audio, FabFilter, and Soundtoys, which can be substituted with other similar plug-ins.


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2475 Students
112 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Luca Petricca

A course by Luca Petricca

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Sound Technician and Music Producer

Luca Petricca is a sound technician and music producer with more than 20 years of experience, as well as the cofounder of Estudios Reno in Madrid. After ten years of freelance work as a mixer, associate producer, and technician for different producers in studios across Spain, he created Reno so he could focus on independent music, a section of the industry he connects with on a more personal and emotional level. He has mixed albums and songs for artists like Izal, Xoel López, and León Benavente.

When he's not running his studio or the FOH for live shows, he shares his knowledge of mixing as a professor at the United Pop school in Madrid. By teaching classes, he has found a way to help students interested in sound achieve more professional results and, ultimately, a more satisfying creative experience by showing them how to use a variety of tools and approaches in their work.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Preparation for mixing

    • Who's who in the mix of a song
    • Zoom to Pro Tools 1
    • Zoom to Pro Tools 2
    • Preparing Mix 1
    • Preparing Mix 2
    • Placing Instruments in Time 1
    • Placing Instruments in Time 2
    • Placing Instruments in Time 3
    • Placing Instruments in Time 4
    • Placing Instruments in Time 5
    • Placing Instruments in Time 6
    • Placing Instruments in Time 7
    • Tunings 1
    • Tunings 2
    • Tunings 3
    • Tunings 4
    • Layering: adding samples to drum kit 1
    • Layering: Adding Samples to Drum 2
    • Layering: adding samples to Drum 3
  • U3

    Song Mix

    • Mixing template 1
    • Mix template 2
    • Mix template 3
    • Mixing Drum 1
    • Mixing Drum 2
    • Mixing Drum 3
    • Mixing Drum 4
    • Mixing bass, guitars, keyboards and other instruments 1
    • Mixing bass, guitars, keyboards and other instruments 2
    • Mixing bass, guitars, keyboards and other instruments 3
    • Mixing the voices 1
    • Mixing the voices 2
    • Final mix
  • U4

    Master delivery

    • Demo and mixed song 2
    • Demo and mixed song 1
    • Mix delivery
  • FP

    Final project

    • Song Mix in ProTools

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Mixing Music with Pro Tools. Music, and Audio course by Luca Petricca

Mixing Music with Pro Tools

A course by Luca Petricca
Sound Technician and Music Producer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2021
  • 96% positive reviews (112)
  • 2475 students