Ian Vargo Mixing Pop

Ian Vargo Mixing Pop

Learn tips, tricks and techniques for creating a great sounding pop mix. Polished vocals, hard-hitting drums, exciting effects, lush synths, competitive loudness and more - you'll learn it all.

Ian Vargo teaches you how to craft a great sounding pop mix, starting with unpacking the producer's rough mix and taking it all the way to polished professional-sounding record.

Learn useful tips and tricks for organizing your sessions prior to mixing so you can set yourself up for success in the mix.
Learn how to transparently fix any pitch and tuning problems using Auto-Tune and Melodyne.
Learn how to bring your mixes to life by creating lush and ethereal reverb and delay sounds.
Learn how to create a bold and competitive sounding mix with effective master buss processing.
Learn how to identify timing problems and edit performances so they sit in the pocket of the groove.
Learn how to get more impact, excitement and punch out of your drums with various augmentation techniques.
Learn a variety of creative processing techniques utilizing saturation, modulation, mid-side EQ and more.
Learn a myriad of automation tips and tricks to help you achieve an exciting and dynamic mix.

5+ Hours of Training
Ian walks you through the ins and outs of how a professional mix engineer prepares and mixes two modern pop records.

2 Different Songs
Ian uses two songs to teach so you can get various perspectives on multiple sub-genres within pop music.

Multitracks Included & More
Multitracks are included for both songs so you can practice alongside the videos and apply what you learn. You'll also get a companion PDF on mixing philosophy and an index file so you can easily jump around the videos.

Create a lush modern pop vocal that cuts through the mix
Tips for effectively using EQ, compression, effects & more
Multi-buss processing for ultimate flexibility in your mixes
A trick that makes drum samples sound better in every mix
Techniques for mixing electric, acoustic and bass guitars
Drum augmentation techniques for hard-hitting drum sounds
How to organize your mix sessions and templates for success
Effective parallel processing and sidechain compression
Utilize the “waves” technique to supercharge your workflow
Advanced techniques with multiband, mid-side, sidechain and more
How to clean up and mix different types of background vocals
Utilize saturation to add excitement, character and grit your mix
Effective master buss processing for loudness and cohesion

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