Portable Ear Training Kit™ (*Now includes the Spectral Balancing eBook)
Train your ears anywhere, any time
Mixing The Band’s Ear Training Kit™ is designed to help you learn the sounds of frequencies, delay times, compression settings, reverb times, and more through demonstration and practice drills. The kit contains almost 3 hours of ear training tools on video, and is a fun way to sharpen your critical listening skills and train your ears at your own convenience in your own studio, or even on your personal or portable computer. Just download, and press “play”, and start training your ears.
Sponsored by Waves, Izotope, Slate, Presonus Studio One, Drumagog, Blue Cat Audio, Harrison MixBus, SoundToys, MagicAB, and Har-Bal, with music by Black Canvas, The Jam Campaign, Outbound Road, Pat Travers, Barry Myers, Rocket 88, Ray Mercier, and other great artists.
This Ear Training Kit™ includes:
1. The Mixing Engineer’s Toolkit™ – This is a high quality audio/visual demonstration of many mixing tools available to the mixing engineer, including training in frequencies, delay and reverb times, compression, stereo effects, and more. This toolkit is designed to make learning the sounds easy, and is set up so you can both SEE and HEAR the sound effects to help you get familiar with how these processes affect the stereo field, track levels, imaging, and tones;
2. Rack Box Drills™ – 200 multiple choice ear training practice exercises on video broken into 10 lessons of 20 exercises each. These exercises are an effective way to hone your critical listening skills by learning to identify and describe audio characteristics instantly. The Black Rack Box turns on and off as the sound changes, so you can tell when the effect is on. Listen carefully, then pick the answer that best describes what you just heard from the multiple choice quizzes.
Soon you will be able to quantify what you are hearing in detail, from how many milliseconds of delay are being used, to which frequency was cut, strengthening your ability to make great mixes. The kit contains hours of fun drills, suitable for practice almost anywhere. No exercises repeat, so you can practice with the exercises again and again and keep in tip top shape.
3. User’s Guide – Tips for effective use of the Ear Training Kit™ with answers to the 200 Rack Box Drills™ and your blank answer form for the Quizzes (Drills);
4. *Bonus – “Spectral Balancing (or How To Use an EQ)” – The mixing engineer’s guide to using any EQ to balance the frequency content of a mix. This book is packed with knowledge used by the pros to shape mixes, and acts as a guide to help you spectrally balance your mix using any EQ. Learn to identify EQ bands by ear and how to affect the character of the mix and tracks by applying strategic tonal adjustments, and soon you’ll be the master of the EQ.
Spectral Balancing Includes:
- A 10 Octave EQ Guide,
- Handy EQ Tips,
- Powerful EQ Techniques, and
- Magic Frequencies (good starting points for EQing).
Also learn about:
- The 5 Common Types of EQ
- Why You Should Use Your Spectrum Analyzer
- The Ideal Shape of a Pre-Mastered Mix
- 6 Powerful EQ Tricks to Carve Out a Sound
- The Sound and Science of the 10 Octaves
- How To Identify EQ Bands
- EQ Tips and Techniques
Once you place your order, you’ll receive a download link in your email. Download the pdf file and keep it handy on your device for reference. You can view the file in any reader or web browser that supports pdf files.