Do you struggle with your mixdowns? Go inside the studio with IO instructor and seasoned engineer Nick Garcia as he walks you through the best tips and tricks for getting clear, punchy, and solid mixdowns. Though this class will primarily focus on house music, the topics and techniques will be applicable to a variety of genres. Nick will discuss the importance of volume and gain-staging, effective panning, equalization, compression, and more.
Nick is a producer, DJ, audio engineer, and instructor at IO Music Academy, with seven years of professional engineering experience for some of the most respected names in dance music, hip hop, and R&B. With credits that include Grammy-winning producer Sharam, Cautious Clay, Sacha Robotti, SHAED, Starchild & The New Romantic, Healy, and many more, chances are you’ve heard Nick’s work.
Nick has released music on Simma Black, Koma Recordings, Understated, and many other fine house labels. He was a resident DJ at Washington DC’s famed U Street Music Hall before it closed in 2020, and has shared bills with SOPHIE, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Jacques Greene, Josh Butler, and more.
Day 1 – No Pan No Gain 2 (24:38)
Day 2 – Trust The Process 1 (27:06)
Day 2 – Trust The Process 2 (41:33)