The process of greatness fostering greatness has long been recognized, and is the reason why our master classes are organized. The Mix With The Masters (MWTM) seminars have long been part of this tradition, offering an exchange of in-depth, first-hand studio experience along with knowledge that is unparalleled and not available anywhere else. Each seminar is conducted by one of the world’s top music mixers and producers, ready to share their professional secrets with a select group (typically 14 to 18 attendees) of carefully-screened, professional-level participants who come from all over the world.
One factor that contributes to the enormous success of our seminars is that all tutors share a deep and mutual understanding of the general MWTM ethos; a love of music, a comprehensive knowledge of music technology, and passion to grow our creative community through the teaching and helping of others. In part, participants are selected for their similarly positive dispositions, displaying eagerness and an open mind. The fact that our seminars last a full week is another major contributing factor to their success. Having such an extended and intimate amount of time together offers masters the time and space to go into real technical and emotional depth, while giving participants the opportunity to spend a prolonged amount of time watching a master at his peak, and ability to ask any questions they can think of.
The experts share exclusive, insider-information on any subject desired: detailed technical knowledge, how to run sessions, how to handle artists, managing a career, the maintenance of a positive attitude, building and sustaining success, and more. The tutors also assess the work of participants, by listening to their mixes, mixing recording sessions that they bring, and providing extensive feedback to each participant about where they are at, and how they can get to where they want to be. This invaluable input offers a unique advantage to those participants wanting to become world-class professionals in their own right.
Another primary factor in making the MWTM seminars exceptional is that they take place at La Fabrique, a large, comfortable, high-end recording studio thoughtfully designed in a picturesque historic building. Surrounded by huge, lush grounds in the south-east of France, you are amidst one of the world’s most beautiful environments during your stay. The secluded and idyllic location offers participants and tutors space to relax and recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the all-demanding intensity of their more routine professional environments.
Because the courses are residential, the participants and tutors work, eat, socialize, and sleep in the same setting. While masters, and attendants, will at times opt to retire to their private quarters, there is ample opportunity for social interaction outside of the studio environment. Participants interact extensively with each other and the tutor, making it easier to assimilate the intangible qualities necessary to be successful at the highest level— presence, focus, social skills, intelligence, creativity, right attitude, and so on.
In short, for seven days participants are able to experience mixing with a master in both senses of the phrase, mixing and interacting with them.