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Steinberg Media Technologies is pleased to announce distribution of a new mixing tutorial DVD-ROM series that supports users of DAW applications in creating powerful, balanced mixes using advanced software tools. Filmed in HD-quality, the two-part Internal Mixing series provides a total of 340 minutes of valuable advice and tips on all aspects of mixing using Steinberg's renowned Cubase and Nuendo applications, and includes English, German, French and Spanish soundtracks.

"We're very pleased to present this great new series of tutorials that offer hands-on strategies for a wide range of DAW users to create outstanding mixes without relying on outboard hardware," says Steinberg's Product Manager for the Internal Mixing series, Frank Seidel. "These tutorials offer a huge wealth of information and support learning through highly detailed hands-on training sessions and practical examples. While this series is primarily for newcomers to digital music mixing, old hands will also find helpful hints and tips around workflow, advanced mixing techniques and high-end effect plug-ins," he continues.

Contents: Vol. I (160 minutes)

  • Defining the objective of the mix
  • The three dimensions
  • Tips for delivering the mix master to the mastering studio
  • More bits sound better!
  • The systematic approach - clarity and a good workflow for the mix
  • Working with groups
  • Compressing groups to save CPU and increase sound power
  • EQing groups to save resources and create "space"
  • Handling groups: What do I control via groups, and what via tracks?
  • Workflow overview
  • Summary of panning rules
  • Preventing phase interference
  • Breakdown of the frequency bands and their principle zones
  • Mixing a tight bass range
  • EQ basic rules
  • Common basic parameters of compressors and their use

Contents: Vol. II (180 minutes)

  • Exercises with compressors
  • Layering with reverb and delay
  • Native and DSP-aided reverb devices
  • Pre-delay as a design component
  • EQing in reverb return as a design component
  • Layering strategies
  • Pre-fader or post-fader?
  • How many reverb devices do you need? Planning depth design
  • Additional aspect: Design and the use of Mute and Special FX
  • Automation
  • Processing single instruments
  • Microphone tracks
  • Refining loops (doubling, gating, compressing, reverbing)
  • Exercise in editing loops
  • EQing and compressing vocals
  • Special aspects concerning choruses

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