Are you one of the many aspiring composers or sound engineers that fail to hit the sweet spot while mixing trailer music?
Do you find it really hard to mix string staccatos such that they are streamlined with the rest of the track? And don’t just seem buried under the music?
Does the idea of perfectly tuning the low end of a track seem like a foreign concept to you? Are you always confused as to whether it’s too much, or not enough?
Have you been trying desperately to make your mix sound clean, crispy, loud and punchy, but are not succeeding?
If you can relate to any of the above, then you are not alone.
However, fortunately for you, you have come to the right place.
Trailer Music Mixing pulls back the curtain on mixing secrets and myths, and shows you everything you need to perfectly mix and master an orchestra-based track.
From showing how to use mixing tools like EQ efficiently, to helping you improve your volume balancing; from teaching the right way to use dynamic range compression, to enabling you to add width and depth to your recordings; from covering all the basic orchestral and trailer mixing techniques, to discussing a plethora of advanced methods like reverb tricks, mixing synths and using multiband compression while mixing etc. This course, which includes over 13 hours of video content, plenty of written ressources, is destined to be a game-changer for novices and pros alike.
Just a trailer music mixing course? Absolutely not. This course was designed to be a fully fledged orchestral music mixing course. Even though some of the content tends to focus on Trailer Music, almost all of the concepts explained in this course apply to any kind of orchestral music. Epic Music, Film Scores, Live Orchestras, etc.
Start1 - Speakers VS Headphones (5:15)
Start2 - Spectral Balance (11:36)
Start3 - EQ (16:11)
Start4 - Panning (20:41)
Start5 - Stereo Enhancers and Width Creation Techniques. (16:18)
Start6 - Mic Positions (9:50)
Start7 - Compression (38:03)
Preview8 - Multiband Compression and Dynamic EQ (19:51)
Start9 - Sidechain Compression (9:50)
Start10 - Limiting (6:30)
Start11 - Saturation and Distortion (19:13)
Start12 - Reverb (37:35)
Start13 - Velocity and Automation (10:37)
Start14 - Mixing Synths, Delays and Other Creative Effects (18:09)
Start15 - Creative EQing (8:49)
What students have to say
"Joel’s course gives you hands on theory and techniques that you can add to your knowledge and toolbox, he breaks things down with easy and detailed sections, and gives you multiple mix deconstructions that you can follow along and learn the different modern techniques that he applies."
- Paul Dinletir, Co-Founder, Audiomachine
"I think J.D.s course is simply phenomenal. I guess I have learned more about mixing trailer music in the last 4 weeks with his course than in the last 7 years working in the field. Absolutely recommended."
- Dirk Ehlert, Composer at Dos Brains
"What I liked the most about Joël‘s course is the fact that it‘s all about principles, techniques and concepts and not about certain plugins. Even though he highlights the pros and cons of many of the tools available out there, it becomes very clear what can be achieved with basic stock plugins as well once you’ve understood the idea behind a certain technique. Overall this course will be an eye-opening experience when it comes to the mixing process of modern orchestral music. Plus Joël really acts like a mentor and tries to help out whenever additional questions arise. 100% recommended!"
- Matt Sunny, Composer at Gothic Storm Music
"Very informative, in-depth and practical, highly recommended! Lots of material to cover, and Joël Dollié has recorded hours of video clips to cover and share his opinion on his way of mixing and such. Totally worth it!"
- Herbert Kaden, Composer
"When it comes to mixing orchestral and trailer music, Joël really knows his stuff. His mixing can elevate a good track to a blockbuster track in no time. His subtle techniques bring out the best parts of a track, while making the entire thing sound much bigger and much cleaner."
- Randon Purcell, composer at InfraSound Trailer Music
My E-book, “Mixing Modern Orchestral Music” reveals fresh and up to date information to mix and master modern orchestral music. Famous trailer composers, like Blake Robinson have sung the book’s praises. Since most of the important theory aspects of the course are also covered in the book, it is recommended to read it while watching the course videos. Doing so will help you develop an even deeper understanding of all the important mixing concepts, techniques and processes.
In order to allow all my students to have the best possible learning experience, This book comes as a free bonus to everyone who signs up for the course!
Joël Dollié is a zealous sound engineer who has been in love with music since he was 7. Growing up in Cournonsec, a small town of 3000 inhabitants in France, Joël never envisaged fine-tuning music for Hollywood blockbusters; until he did. Joel has mixed and mastered numerous tracks for trailer publishers, for example: Sonic Symphony or Cavalry music, the company which has produced trailer music for movies like Venom, It, Dunkirk and Logan. He has mixed and mastered demo material for the Spitfire BBC Orchestra library. He has also repeatedly collaborated with Daniel Beijbom, the trailer music composer for Star Wars, Spiderman and other franchises. Joël excels the most in concocting orchestral masterpieces. He mixed and mastered the Mozart symphonies 40 and 41, for the Danube Symphony Orchestra, which were conducted by the great Gavin Fraser. Joël first started tinkering with music at the age of 15, after discovering his innate talent for trailer and orchestral music composition. Soon he realized that in order to truly bring the best out of his music, he would need to mix and master. That’s when he started religiously studying connoisseurs like Alan Meyerson, Tony Maserati and Dave Pensado. After understanding the underlying science and learning how the greats do it, Joël started developing his own (sometimes unconventional) techniques to mix music. Joël recognizes just how gradual (and tiring) the process of becoming a well-educated sound engineer can be.
In order to help change that, he wrote an Amazon-distributed book named “Mixing Modern Orchestral Music”. The book talks about modern ways of processing contemporary orchestral music. It also covers various mixing concepts and methodologies, that can catalyze the learning process for aspiring sound engineers. For the same purpose of educating the novices, he decided to create a comprehensive course about orchestral and trailer music mixing.
Here’s what Joël has to say about the course:
"My goal is to teach people how to mix and master modern orchestral music in a way that wows audiences. I intend to give them useful and up-to-date information which teaches them innovative techniques and approaches to the mixing process. After this course, expect your music to sound massive, and (with a bit of practice) be ready for Hollywood."