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Mixing Hip Hop and Trap

Get comfortable using multiple mixing techniques to level up your hip hop and trap mix.


Richie Beretta is a professional producer and engineer that has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has credits with Beyonce, Major Lazer and Dillon Francis to name a few. In this course, Richie demonstrates how to mix Hip Hop and Trap. In 16 lessons, Richie will detail how to use multiple mixing techniques to elevate your tracks to the next level. Course Run Time (1h 45m)


  • Learn how to mix Hip Hop and Trap.
  • Learn to navigate different forms of compression.
  • Learn how to mix different parts of your track.
  • Discover the ease of adding effects.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Getting Started On Your Mix
    In this step, Richie explains how to identify typical Hip Hop styles, VU meters, as well as where to start a mix and parallel compression vs direct compression.
  • 2
    Working With The Kick
    In this step, Richie discusses how to mix a kick, using parallel compression on a kick, and layering 808s.
  • 3
    Mixing The Kit and Instruments
    In this step, Richie explains how to mix snares and hats, adding FX to hats, and processing guitars
  • 4
    Mixing Your Vocals
    In this step, Richie demonstrates different ways of manipulating vocals through vocal chains, plugins, plugin alternatives, as well as techniques for delays and widening.
Recording Technology