Veit Renn is the Course Director for Advanced Audio Productions at Full Sail University.

The curriculum of this  course includes:

  1. Vocal Production

    1. Vocal ”comping”

    2. Layering and stacking Background Vocals

    3. Blending Harmonies

    4. Dynamic and Time-based Processing on Vocals

    5. Pitching and time adjustment (Waves Tune, Melodyne or Autotune)


  1. Advanced Signal Flow

    1. sub-mixing

    2. Key input gating and compression

    3. Parallel compression

    4. Advanced routing for layered time-based effects


  1. DAW Automation

    1. Automation basics

    2. Automating sends and faders

    3. Automating effects and plug-in parameters

    4. Control surfaces


  1. Advanced techniques

    1. Noise reduction

    2. Sound effects

    3. Spot mode, placing audio

    4. Elastic Time editing

    5. Sound replacing drums


  1. Strategies for Music Mixing


  1. What is Mixing

…is the process by which multiple recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels, most commonly 2-channel stereo. In the process, the source signals’ level, frequency content, dynamics, and panoramic position are manipulated and effects such as reverb may be added. This practical, aesthetic, or otherwise creative treatment is done in order to produce a mix that is more appealing to listeners.


  1. Styles of Mixing

    1. New York ( all styles)

    2. LA ( all styles)

    3. Nashville ( Rock, Pop, CCM )

    4. South ( Rap, HipHop )


  1. Mixing Objectives

    1. Identify the musical nuances

    2. Identify mix milestones and roadblocks

    3. Balancing levels and frequencies

    4. Creating depth


  1. Proper Monitoring

    1. Setting up the speakers and room

    2. Headphone mixing

    3. What level should you monitor

    4. Multiple listening environments


  1. Review of

    1. Gain Structure

    2. Distortion and Harmonics

    3. EQ’ing

    4. Dynamic Processing and its usage

    5. Time Based Processing and its usage

    6. Panning

    7. Phase


  1. Where to start, mix layout and organization

  2. Height, Width and Depth Perception

  3. Referencing the mix

  4. Finalizing The Mix

  5. Bouncing Stems

Course Outcomes


By the end of this course, students will be able to:


  • Edit, pitch and time vocals tracks in Pro Tools

  • Use advanced drum editing techniques

  • Use Fades

  • Combine and Setup Sessions for mixing

  • Apply Time-Based and Dynamic Processors

  • Automate and Mix a fully recorded, produced song.

  • Bounce Stems