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Audio Mixing & Mastering


Learn from industry specialists to take your music from good to play-listed. This program focuses on mixing and mastering in Pro tools and is suitable for those who want to specialize in an audio career or mix and master their own productions. You will learn Creative EQ Techniques, Advanced Dynamics, Parallel Compression, Mastering Chains, and more. By the end of the course, you will have gained a full understanding and practical know-how of the entire mixing and mastering process.


Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. EMENDY, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to EMENDY students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB

R19 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R21 500.00Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid),  8 Weeks
    • Full Time, Online Learning , 8 Weeks
    • Classes from Monday to Friday, +- 20 hours/week



    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, min  8 Weeks,
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selective Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Music composer
    • Music producer
    • Mixer Studio
    • Sound Engineer
    • Studio assistant
    • Production editor
  • Study Kit

    Your Learning Material is included in your fees and will contain:


    • Free Unlimited WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only) 
    • Orientation kit

Week 1:

Understand what makes a good mix great and get the skills to prepare your session. In week one you will be able to pan audio to make sound and instruments appear to come from different angles. You will also get the skills to effectively balance the track to hear the sound and instruments clearly.



Week 2:

Understand the best approaches and techniques to EQ (equalization) to get the balance of different frequency components in an audio signal. An equalizer will enable you to turn up or turn down individual frequencies and individual elements of sound.



Week 3:

Get the skills to alter the dynamic range of an audio source to make it easier to place in the overall mix through dynamics processing, Understand how to use compressors limiters, expanders and gates.



Week 4:

Get the skills to use parallel compression on drums to help keep all the dynamics of the original material while adding volume, depth and power to the sound. You will be able to do this without crushing dynamics or adding too much make up that will overdrive the mix bus.



Week 5:

Reverb and delay can be used to complement each other when done right. Get the skills to give tracks a fuller and more natural sound to them.



Week 6:

Mixing is about balancing sounds correctly and giving them motion, texture and cohesion. Achieving those goals isn’t always straightforward. Get the skills to effectively use Modulation and Harmonics, Flanging / Phasing and Distortion / Saturation.



Week 7:

Mix automation is crucial for getting your mix release-ready. Learn how to automate with different techniques. Get the skills to lay the foundation for your Dynamic Mix from starting with your static mix.



Week 8:

Mastering is a crucial part of music production. It's your last chance to make sure the song sounds as good as it possibly can. Understand mastering chain, techniques, and the best delivery formats. Get the skills to master tracks that sounds professional and stand out on Spotify, YouTube and other channels.



    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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