Level 3

For experienced producers who are looking to expand their knowledge of mixing, workflow, and creativity. Over 8 weeks, students will build on the concepts introduced in previous levels and dig deep into the higher level processes of making music. Gain-staging, EQ, Compression, and Saturation will be discussed at length along with practical workflow and collaboration techniques.

8-Week Course Breakdown

  1. Workflow

  2. Collaboration

  3. Music Theory 301

  4. Mixing I - Volume, Gain-Staging

  5. Mixing II - Frequency, EQ

  6. Mixing III - Compression

  7. Mixing IV - Saturation

  8. Review

Course Requirements

  • Laptop

  • Headphones

  • Ableton Live 9 (available at a 40% discount to students)

  • Completion of Level 1 and 2, or proof of knowledge

Student Perks

  • Access to open hours (weekdays 5pm-7pm, opportunity to work with other students, receive extra help, etc.)

  • PDF Notes for each week's lesson

  • Access to recorded classes of each week's lesson

  • Ability to book the IO studio for projects and collaborations (level 2 students and up)

  • Early invites to IO workshops and masterclasses

  • Attend student exclusive artist in residence sessions

  • Student discounts on Ableton and other partner companies

Course Start Dates & Times

  • Summer Quarter 2018 - Starts June 4th
    • Level 3 - Mondays 7-9PM


  • Single Course - $1000
  • Full Program (all four levels) - $3,750
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