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Mixing Pop

Learn multiple mixing techniques to bring your pop mix to the next level.

Mixing Pop

Learn multiple mixing techniques to bring your pop mix to the next level.


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 Pop & EDM. In 20 lessons, Richie will detail how to use multiple mixing techniques to elevate your tracks to the next level. Course Run Time (1h 55m)


  • Learn how to mix Pop.
  • Explore the different forms of compression.
  • Learn to mix different parts of your track.
  • Gain the knowledge to effectively add effects.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Starting Your Pop Mix
    In this step, Richie discusses how to create a mixing plan, the importance of multi tracks in Pro Tools, track color coding to create mix groups, and where to start your mix.
  • 2
    Using Compression In Your Mix
    In this step, Richie explains the the differences between parallel and direct compression, the purpose of having two parallel busses, and the purpose of a vocal parallel bus.
  • 3
    Mixing Your Drums and Using The Mix Bus
    In this step, Richie explains the differences between a VU meter vs. a DAW meter, how the bass and kick can work together to act as one foundation, dissecting the rest of your drum kits, the mis bus and the advantages it has.
  • 4
    Processing Melodies and Vocals
    In this step, Richie demonstrates the relationship of the guitars level to the rest of the mix and the differences between guitars with and without parallel processing.
  • 5
    Adding Effects To Your Mix
    In this step, Richie explains how to choose the loudness of a vocal for a song, clipping words and phrases, and analog and digital processors for vocals.