Mixing for Composers - Rock


In this program, we cover everything from the very beginning of how to setup your mixing session, the rituals before starting to mix, Dennis mixing workflow, how to mix orchestral music in different styles, what plugins to use, automation, stems and so much more!

You can see Dennis mixing a Real Hollywood Rock Track. The curriculum currently consists of  more than 5 hours of video content, and we add new content every month -with live classes that you've cces to- to keep the learning relevant and up-to-date.

What you will you learn

Whether you're a professional or a hobbyist you wanna learn to be as be as good as you can.

If you're a hobby composer, the MIX is the end product that provides the JOY of what you're writing. It gives you the ability to hear the music the way you intended. It would be as good as it can possibly be. The better it sounds, the better the joy.

And if you're a professional, you already know how meaningfull and significant a good mix is to get and keep a job. Sending a demo is like an advertisement. If it doesn't sound good, you're not gonna get the job. And if you do get the job, you're not gonna keep it for long if your music doesn't sound good.


This is NOT a beginner's course. This course does NOT teach how to set up a compressor! ;)
This course instructs the thought process behind the mixing process.
You’ll compose differently after this course because you’ll compose with the mix in mind.
You’ll be able to hear the mix in your mind before you start to write and you’ll know how to get to the sound that you hear in your head.
Dennis will show you how to think about the sound and how to shape it to get the result you want.

What will you find inside


    • Mixing for Composers - Rock

      All 5 Modules included
      • Access on mobile and TV
      • On-demand video
      • More than 18 topics
      • Full lifetime access
      • Certificate of Completion

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If you're not satisfied with the courses, get in touch within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.*

*Conditions apply. Read Terms and conditions.


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Meet your instructor


Hollywood: More than 50 years of experience as mixing engineer working in Los Angeles

Movies: More than 350 scores mixed (Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Maleficient, Alice in Wonderland, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Bolt, American Beauty, The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy, Coraline, The Last of the Mohicans, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Corpse Bride, Independence Day, The Mask, Serendipity, Good Will Hunting, Pacific Rim, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Godzilla... need more? ;-p

Composers: Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Michael Giacchino, Alexandre Desplat, John Debney, John Paesano, Ramin Djawadi, Aaron Zigman, Mark Isham, Cliff Martinez, and many more.

Teacher: More than 12 years teaching a mixing seminar for the Film Scoring Master students at the University of Southern of California (USA)

Dennis Sands


How long will it take me to get through the course?

Week one starts with module one. Every week opens a new module. The course takes 8-10 weeks if you’re doing one week per module.

Can I get behind? Do I have to follow the course’s pace or can I go my own?

You can take as long as you want to complete the course. You can go at your own pace or follow the course’s schedule of approximately 8-10 weeks. Whatever you choose, the materials are always there and you can submit the assignments whenever you want. They will always get reviewed, no matter how late you submit them.

The course materials do not expire and you’ll have access to them for life, including future course updates and improvements!

How long will I have access to the course materials?

You’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats included in you course. You can join any weekly chat that you want, even if your course has finished. And the chat sessions are recorded, so you can watch them at any time.

I have a busy life. Will I have the time to do this?

You can’t get behind in this course. Even though we go through a new module every week, it’s there for you whenever you’re ready and is accessible on any mobile device.

How much time per week is necessary if I want to follow your schedule?

It depends on the week. Some weeks you’ll be done in 50 minutes, some weeks you’ll have to spend some hours.

Also, if you decide to do the assignments (which we encourage since it’s the best way to learn), then it’s going to take a bit longer since you’ll be producing an orchestral cue that will be reviewed.

But if you’re late submitting an assignment, that’s ok. Your teacher will always review the assignments, no matter when you submit them, even if you’re done sometime after the course closes. This course is designed to accommodate your personal and professional life, allowing you to use the course materials and do the assignments when you can while allowing you to keep the course materials forever.

I cannot read music and have never taken orchestration classes or anything like that. I have learned everything by ear. Will I still be able to successfully complete the course?

Honestly, we have lots of fun and engaging conversations with students who don’t have formal training. Sometimes, when you’ve got a lot of training you can develop complexes or insecurities about what is right or wrong, what you should or shouldn’t do when composing, and so forth.

If you’re one of those with little or no traditional formal training, you’ll still gain loads of practical, useful information and experience in this course. We’d love to have you on board!

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We are giving you a full 30 DAYS to go through the training, do the assignments, implement what you learn, and watch your production skills begin to grow.

If you reach out within 30 days to show us that you’ve kept up with all the work (you have to show us proof!*), and for some reason still haven’t seen any progress, then we’ll be happy to return the investment.

*Conditions apply. Please read Terms and conditions.