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Master the Art of Mixing Guitars, Bass, Vocals, & Drums for Rock & Metal Music & Become a Pro Studio Engineer for Your Band and other Artists & Bands

Metal Producer Overlord

Online Course By Pro Metal Mixing Engineer & Producer: Nic Z

Includes BONUS MODULES:

  • Intro to Mastering ($97 value, FREE)

$391.00

$147.00

***Lifetime access - No subscription fees!

Clear, precise video lessons

Can be used for any rock & metal sub genre

Stems & templates downloads

Unlimited access

Metal Producer Overlord course preview

Learn the Pro Secrets & Techniques to MIX any sub-genre of Rock & Metal Music for punchy, clear, and precise mixes.

  • You're going to learn how to make your mixes translate to ALL environments & DAWnot just in your studio.
  • You'll learn how to make pockets in your mix so that instruments can be clear and not overpowering other elements in the mix.
  • You'll learn what industry standard really means and how to achieve it
  • You'll stop wasting time searching for the 'perfect' plug-in and learn what you really need.
  • You'll learn how to achieve a faster and more efficient workflow.
  • You'll also gain the confidence to work on other artists' and bands' projects.

Personal Note From Your Instructor: Nic Z

Mixing metal can present many challenges due to the complexity and sheer amount of different sub genres.

It's no secret that metal is an underground landscape, that which has few resources available to the community. Metal stands apart from all the rest.

Metal Producer Overlord is a no-nonsense approach to creating industry-standard mixes for metal.

Let's get to it!

- Nic Z

Owner of Fermata Face Studios and pro audio engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist for labels, artists, and bands all around the world.

Nic Z - Nicholas Zalowski

Here's What You Get:

Metal Producer Overlord what you get
Metal Producer Overlord module 2B
Structured and Easy-to-Follow Video Lessons

You'll learn a wide range of mixing techniques with four different case studies (four different sub-genres of rock and metal).
This online course for mixing rock and metal music is designed to help you learn faster and more effectively. 

Metal Producer Overlord module 1D
Downloadable Templates & Mixing Sessions

You'll get two mixes that you can work with.
You'll also get templates and downloads to make your workflow more efficient for different DAWs.

This course provides you with everything you need to start mixing rock and metal music at a professional.

Metal Matermind course log in screen
Access at Anytime and Learn at Your Own Pace

You'll be granted access your online course where you can choose your password and will be able to log in at any time, anywhere as long as you have internet connection.

This allows you to go through the course at your own pace.  

Metal Producer Overlord is also a one-time cost, no monthly subscriptions.

Metal Producer Overlord Course Outline

Metal Producer Overlord module intro
Introduction & Preparation
  • The 7 mixing mistakes 
  • Which DAW?
  • Visualization of mixing
  • Basics of EQ and how to apply it
  • Basics of compression and how to apply it
  • ***Complete Pro Tools session setup and configuration
  • ***Complete Reaper session setup and configuration
Metal Producer Overlord module 1A
Mixing Case Study A: Progressive Deathcore
Module 1A: Pre-Mixing & Achieving a Rough Balance
  • Mixing preparation
  • Gain staging the drums
  • Gain staging bass & guitars
  • Gain staging ancillary sounds
  • Gain staging the vocals
  • Tying your rough balance together
Metal Producer Overlord module 2A
Mixing Case Study A: Progressive Deathcore
Module 2A: Mixing the Core of the Song
  • Mixing drums: triggers & replacing samples
  • Mixing drums: kick & snare
  • Mixing drums: toms
  • Mixing drums: overheads & initial vocal balance
  • Mixing guitars
  • Mixing bass
  • Introducing top-down into the mix
Metal Producer Overlord module 3A
Mixing Case Study A: Progressive Deathcore
Module 3A: Finalizing a Static Mix
  • Corrective adjustments & listening environment
  • Mixing guttural vocals & contextual adjustment
  • Mixing bright growl vocals
  • Mixing synths, sound effects, & ambient effects
  • Mixing acoustic guitars & clean vocals
  • Pre-automation analysis
Metal Producer Overlord module 4A
Mixing Case Study A: Progressive Deathcore
Module 4A: Secret Weapons, Automation, & Mastering
  • The importance of referencing
  • Making a snare bomb
  • Alternating guitar tones
  • Gluing vocals with delay and level riding
  • 2 buss automation, final touches, & loudness
  • Printing the master & closing thoughts
Metal Producer Overlord module 1B
Mixing Case Study B: Melodic Hard Rock
Module 1B: Setup & Mix Preparations
  • Tape emulation & importing the tracks
  • Creating a rough balance
  • Tom cleanup
  • Performance edits & checking phase
Metal Producer Overlord module 2B
Mixing Case Study B: Melodic Hard Rock
Module 2B: Diving into the Mix
  • Mixing drums: snare
  • Mixing drums: kick
  • Mixing drums: rooms
  • Mixing guitars & contextual adjustment
  • Initializing top-down mastering chain
Metal Producer Overlord module 3B
Mixing Case Study B: Melodic Hard Rock
Module 3B: Mixing after Top-Down is Activated
  • Mixing vocals
  • Contextual adjustment of guitars, drums, & vocals
  • Mixing bass
  • Side chain compression
  • Mixing drums: toms
Metal Producer Overlord module 4B
Mixing Case Study B: Melodic Hard Rock
Module 4B: The Bigger Picture
  • Applying time-based effects
  • A system of checks & balances
  • Loudness & automation
  • Mix critique
Metal Producer Overlord module 1C
Mixing Case Study C: Heavy Power-Progressive Metal
Module 1C: Preparing the Mix
  • Breakdown of the downloadable template
  • Editing the performance before you mix (drums)
  • Importing tracks into your template
  • Checking phase
  • Creating a rough balance
Metal Producer Overlord module 2C
Mixing Case Study C: Heavy Power-Progressive Metal
Module 2C: Sound Designing Acoustic Drums
  • Cleaning up the toms
  • Making reference notes
  • Mixing drums: sound designing the kick
  • Mixing drums: sound designing & mixing the snare
  • Mixing drums: sound designing rooms, overheads, & toms
Metal Producer Overlord module 3C
Mixing Case Study C: Heavy Power-Progressive Metal
Module 3C: Mixing the Song
  • Mixing guitars: rhythms
  • Mixing bass
  • Introducing the mastering chain
  • Mixing drums: contextual adjustments
  • Mixing vocals: screams
  • Mixing vocals: editing & mixing melodic voices
  • Mixing guitars: leads
Metal Producer Overlord module 4C
Mixing Case Study C: Heavy Power-Progressive Metal
Module 4C: Finalization & Revisions
  • Using artificial intelligence enhancers
  • Automation, tweaking, & finalizing the mix
  • Revisiting the mix: tackling client's initial pre-mix notes
  • Macro movements
  • Setting your terms with a client
  • Reflecting on client's mix critique
Metal Producer Overlord module 1D
Mixing Case Study D: Symphonic Metal
Module 1D: Preparing the Mix
  • Session organization run-down
  • Drum preparation
  • Song analysis, references, & initial mix notes
Metal Producer Overlord module 2D
Mixing Case Study D: Symphonic Metal
Module 2D: Preparing the Mix
  • Creating the first balance & gain stage
  • Mixing drums & introducing the top-down chain
  • Mixing guitars & bass
  • Mixing drums: contextual adjustments & toms
  • Mixing vocals: melodic leads
Metal Producer Overlord module 3D
Mixing Case Study D: Symphonic Metal
Module 3D: Preparing the Mix
  • Mixing percussion ensembles
  • Mixing string & choral sections
  • Mixing woodwinds & brass
  • Mixing sound effects & melodic vocals (continued)
  • Mixing vocals: screams & growls
Metal Producer Overlord module 4D
Mixing Case Study D: Symphonic Metal
Module 4D: Preparing the Mix
  • Rebalancing the mix
  • Getting creative & using automation
  • The little details (in the mix)
  • Closing thoughts on the final mix and post-production process

What Students are Saying about Metal Producer Overlord and Nic Z

Nic Z' workflow and explanations really compliment what I was already doing...

"Not going to lie, I like it a lot. I've been mixing and mastering my own music and other peoples music for past couple of years. However I never felt like I understood why I did certain things. I was just copying moves other people were doing on YouTube. But Nic Z’s workflow and explanations really compliment what I was already doing helping me solidify my understanding.

John C.

Nic was efficient and delivered great sounding mixes...

"The studio experience could not have been better. Nic was efficient and delivered great sounding mixes that was exactly what we asked for."

Jacob B.

We had a blast recording are full length album with Nic Z...

"My band recorded a demo here. We had a blast recording and are fully expecting to head back for a full length in the future."

Jared M.

Nic Z cares about the project he works on and it show...

"Not only does Nic get great tones/sounds but he knows how to encourage the best performance out of a player. He cares about the project he works on and it shows."

Michael G.

Nic took my latest album to the next level...

"Nic Z took my latest album, Overcometh to the next level with his mixing suggestions and mastering the final product."

Jason Stallworth - Solo artist and co-founder of Metal Mastermind

You Also Get a Premium Bonus Module on Mastering:

Bonus: The Fundamentals of Mastering Rock & Metal Music
  • Analyzing with a reference
  • Surgical and corrective EQ
  • Saturation and dynamics
  • Finalizing and making the album sound cohesive

Metal Producer Overlord

Also Includes Bonus:

Intro to Mastering

$97.00

$0.00

$391.00 $147.00

***Lifetime access - No subscription fees!

FAQ

What format does Metal Producer Overlord come in?

The format is an online course. Once you purchase Metal Producer Overlord, you will create a username and password that you will use to access the course. 

Who is Metal Producer Overlord for?

This course is for any rock or metal musician with a desire to learn how to create industry-standard mixes for their own releases and also work with other bands and artists to expand. 

Can I access Metal Producer Overlord at any time?

Yes! Once you purchase Metal Producer Overlord, you will always have access to the course. In fact, we encourage you to go through the course as many times as you wish! 

Can beginners take Metal Producer Overlord or is it just for  professionals?

Metal Producer Overlord takes you from start to finish, step-by-step so that anyone who has a passion for mixing metal music can achieve their desired result. 

How long will it take me to go through Metal Producer Overlord?

This really depends on you. We recommend not rushing through the course and spending adequate time on each module. We also encourage you to go through the course as many times as you wish. Remember, once you purchase the course you'll always have access to it. 

Can't I just learn mixing & mastering by watching YouTube videos?

There are some videos that can cover some of what is talked about, but nowhere near to the degree of what Nic Z takes you through. This course is also laid out step-by-step making it easy to follow and apply the things you learn.