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Mixing Commercial Pop Music

with Goetz Botzenhardt

Instrument Music Production

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  • 2x assignments and 2x challenges with 1-to-1 feedback
  • Track stems and pro tools template to start mixing
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24 lessons · 2h 34m

Goetz Botzenhardt is an award-winning German producer and mixing engineer whose credits include The Pet Shop Boys, Faithless, the Sugababes, Ella Eyre and Utada Hikaru. He also mixes audio for film & TV including Steve Jobs, and Under The Skin.

In this course Goetz offers "A plugin for your BRAIN." Over two and a half hours he explains the secrets and methods used produce chart-topping tracks, concentrating on how to professionally mix and EQ a track.

The course includes 2 assignments and 2 challenges where you get to take the reigns on a mix with 1-to-1 support and feedback from Goetz to help you nail the task and improve.

Goetz will walk you through his entire workflow, covering how he uses racks, effects, busses, EQ, Compression, and Reverb. You get access to Goetz's Pro Tools stems for the track 'Dare' by Tileyard Artist Tiggy. Though the course is applicable whether you're using Pro-Tools or any other DAW.

The course fee includes a personalised piece of feedback on a mix you send to Goetz. Delivered in the form of a video message from Goetz to you. You can use this for feedback on your own mix, or you can remix the Goetz stems provided.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced mix engineer this course is for you. Nothing beats sitting next to a seasoned pro, watching him work his magic to lift a song and make a slamming pop track.

Lesson Plan

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Creating and Using a mix template to quickly get started

Understanding Buses and project settings




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Goetz Botzenhardt

In the early nineties, I trained at Swanyard Recording Studios, assisting for top producers like Flood, Alan Moulder and Tom Lord-Alge. I started to cut my teeth recording and mixing dance and Acid Jazz Bands of the 90’s Incognito, Galliano, Soul to Soul and many others.
At Swanyard Studios, I met Rollo Armstrong and we quickly formed a creative partnership. Our collaboration led to many big dance records and remixes and to eventually recording and mixing the first two highly acclaimed Faithless albums and Dido's multiplatinum selling album 'No Angel' shortly after.
Encompassing a more eclectic combination of genres, I recorded and mixed the Sugababes debut album 'One Touch', including their first hit 'Overload', as well as mixing for The Cardigans, Bjork, The Cinematic Orchestra, Craig David, The Pet Shop Boys  and Hikaru Utada, one of Japan's most successful female artists.

More recently I expanded my skills into recording and mixing for film and TV. I have worked extensively with renowned composers Christian Henson, Martin Phipps and Anne Nikitin and I'm proud to have mixed Daniel Pemberton's Golden Globe nominated score for 'Steve Jobs', directed by Danny Boyle. 
Film work aside, lately, I produced Tanita Tikaram's new album 'Closer to the People', mixed tracks for Sigala, Ella Eyre, Breton, Planet Funk, Tito Jackson, and in the summer 2016, mixed Peabo Bryson's new album with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
For a complete list of my work please look at the discography and filmography pages of the website http://www.goetz-botzenhardt.com
I have my own state of the art studio and mix room, with an SSL E4044 console, Adam's 5.1 surround monitoring a 48 channel Pro Tools HDX system and choice outboard gear.

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