Helping Make Music Sound Great
At Mixcademy, we love music. In fact, we love helping make music sound great. We realized that there are a ton of people working in audio production that don’t have the training that they need. All the books we got our hands on were either not actionable or way to complicated for beginners. Understanding how a logarithmic scale works isn’t necessary for setting up a PA system, but understanding signal flow is.
We tried to get rid of all the incredibly technical information and build a curriculum that is just technical enough to have a solid foundation while giving our users the skills they need to begin applying what they learned right away.
We want everyone to have the training they need to succeed in audio production. That’s why we build Mixcademy.
A Message From Tyler
I started working in production when I was 8 years old.
Our church had just purchased a brand new Gateway laptop and we used the 1998 version of PowerPoint. Within a year I had moved onto the mixing console. At first the seemingly endless number of knobs and buttons was intimidating, but soon I’d discovered that it wasn’t all that complex.
Since that time I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world working with churches, businesses, and non-profits producing events on both the audio and video sides. I’ve worked for universities, been full-time staff at a mega-church, and have volunteered more times that I care to count.
At every organization there is always a lack of trained staff or volunteers. Those in charge are busy beyond belief trying to manage all the odds and ends. There isn’t time to give individuals the training they need to be able to succeed.
Mixcademy was born out of the hope that we could give staff and volunteers a foundation on which to begin understanding audio engineering and mixing. Although becoming an expert engineer (or an expert anything), takes years of skill and experience, Mixcademy is designed to jump-start this process. We cover all the foundational audio principles that one needs to begin contributing to a production team.
We have chapters on concepts audio engineering, signal flow, gain structure, as well as “softer” concepts such as dealing with artists and venues. We use a combination of video, audio, images, and text to help drive home key concepts. Unlike a book on audio engineering, we’re constantly updating our curriculum with new content to reflect changes in the industry.
We hope Mixcademy is a great resource for you and your team to help you serve your organization in a more effective manner. If you aren’t yet a member, feel free to give it a shot! We can’t wait to add you to our community.
If you have questions or feedback, feel free to drop us a line. Also, you can find Tyler on Twitter.