CREATE GREAT SOUNDING MIXES
with the EQ techniques used by professional sound engineers.
Enroll in LISTEN!
Master the EQ Techniques of the Pros to Create Brilliant Mixes without spending money on needless plug-ins and expensive gear.See what's in the course
Have you ever struggled with getting the professional quality mix that you want?
Whether you’re a Sound Engineer, Musician, Singer-Songwriter….
Are you recording and producing your own music and tired of paying other people to ‘fix’ your mixes?
Do you find it hard to create balance and clarity in the mix, everything just sounds like mush, there's no definition between the instruments?
When you’re mixing a live show is the audience complaining that they can’t hear the vocals? Do you end up fighting feedback all night trying to get the vocals to cut through the band?
Do you want to stop wasting time searching Google and Youtube for the answer to ‘How do you EQ vocals?’, ’How do I make my drums have more punch'?
Are you tired of spending money on expensive gear?
Would you like to know the secret to creating a great sounding mix?
Many people make the mistake of trying to use plug-ins and compression to fix or improve their mix... when in fact minor EQ adjustments are often what's needed.
But EQ can be intimidating. What kind of EQ do you use and what are you supposed to do with it?
EQ is simply shaping the sound. The trick to using EQ easily is ear training and frequency recognition.
LISTEN! will teach you how to recognize frequencies and a whole NEW way to HEAR music!
When you learn how to LISTEN, the world of mixing will open up for you. You'll be shocked at how uncomplicated it really is.
Hi, I'm Michelle and for the past 30 years I've been the Sound Engineer for some of the most recognizable names in music...
Goo Goo Dolls
and many more...
I've mixed thousands of shows on tour with these artists all over the world, in every size and shape of venue. I've done all major festivals from Coachella to Download and TV from The Grammy's to SNL. I've even been inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame... I've been doing this a long time.
But when I first started mixing, I had no idea how to EQ anything or what things should even sound like. I also found it very difficult to memorize frequencies.
I can still remember what it feels like to be incredibly frustrated when you can’t create the great mix you want, because you just don’t know how to get there.
Most schools and books teach you what EQ is, but there is very little info out there that actually teaches you how to use it and apply it to mixing.
What’s missing are some very important steps:
you need to know what things should sound like
you need to be able to hear the frequencies and intricate details of sounds
AND for that you need to know how to LISTEN
Once you understand what you are hearing, EQ becomes easy, and the techniques for using EQ are pretty straightforward.
I am here to help you put all of this together, so YOU can create professional sounding mixes of your own.FAQs
Creating a professional sounding mix is easy, when you know how to listen and what to listen for.
You may have been told...
that you need this plug-in bundle AND parallel compression AND expensive outboard gear to get a professional sounding mix.
You've been misled.
It’s not the gear that creates a great mix... All of that expensive gear won't fix a bad mix.
And not everyone has the money to spend on needless plug-ins and outboard gear...
But you don’t need any of that. By using EQ, you CAN create a great mix with whatever DAW or mixer you've got.
Fortunately EQ is NOT as complicated and technical as you might think.
Here's what a few artists have said about working with Michelle...
TOMMY SHAW- STYX
Guitarist and Vocalist
When I know Michelle's gonna be there... Whatever shape or size the room is, the drums are booming, the bass is nice and fat and round, the vocals are crisp and right out there where they need to be, the solos are loud. It's a fun thing to listen to and it's what we want for our fans...
BILLY SHEEHAN-Mr Big, Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo
Michelle has been Front of House mixer for every show of Mr Big since 2009. We never use pre-recorded tracks, so a high level of expertise on vocals is essential— one of her specialties. Her masterful treatment of guitar, bass, and drums, and anything else we’ve ever had to deal with is spectacular.
AMY RAY & EMILY SAILERS
We have so much regard for Michelle and worked with her for many years. She’s a great sound engineer, just so creative. She would always have advice about what sounded better, this or that as far as instruments go. I always relied on her a lot as a sound engineer.
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MIXES WITH EQ
LISTEN! is the Premier Online Course designed to teach you how to Master the EQ Techniques of the Pros to Create Brilliant Mixes
HOW YOU'LL GET THERE
Using my proprietary H.I.T. Production Process, you’ll learn the three steps that will allow you to create professional sounding mixes.
Step 1: HEAR
You'll learn how to hear the intricate details of instruments and frequencies.
Step 2: IDENTIFY
You'll learn how to identify what needs to be adjusted in the mix.
Step 3: TWEAK
You'll learn the same EQ tweaks the Pros use to make your mix shine.
WHAT YOU'LL GET WHEN YOU ENROLL in LISTEN!
The Complete Online Digital Course including:
My H.I.T. Production Process for creating a great mix
Ear Training exercises in Critical Listening
EQ Training Exercises
A Curated Playlist for listening homework
7 Different ways to learn frequencies
Checklist for a Great Mix
'Where's That Sound?' Frequency Chart
Over 30 Downloadable Audio files to practice your EQ skill and frequency training
Certificate of Completion
Quick Reference Guides and more.
LISTEN! is an online based, self-directed course that you complete at your own pace.
Read on for more details...
MODULE 1: HEAR
How does a Producer or Engineer know where to start when mixing? What should things sound like? You'll start training your ears to hear things the way they do in Module 1.
- How to HEAR the intricate details of the instruments and vocals in a mix, by applying specific critical listening techniques,
How EQ is used in creating, shaping and balancing your mix.
How to go from hearing a great mix to creating one.
The one thing that makes using EQ effortless.
MODULE 2: IDENTIFY
Before using EQ you need to Identify the frequency that needs to be adjusted. In this Module you'll focus your ear training on Frequencies.
- Seven different ways to easily IDENTIFY frequencies.
- How to quickly identify the specific frequency you need to adjust that is causing problems in your mix.
- How to add punch to your drums and clean up a muddy vocal.
- You'll also get audio files to download and practice with.
MODULE 3: TWEAK
What’s the correct way to apply EQ? How do you deal with instruments competing with each other for space in the mix? In Module 3 you’ll dive into specific EQ techniques for TWEAKING instruments and vocals.
- The #1 thing you need to to do get great sounds.
- The super simple technique to EQ'ing anything.
- How instantly add more clarity to a track or mix.
The tool for sculpting your mix with laser like precision.
MODULE: 4 EQ For Live Performances
Bad sound can ruin even the best performance. Learn some simple techniques for great sounding live shows that are feedback free.
- The key to great live vocals.
- The number 1 tip for preventing feedback in live sound.
- How to improve your stage sound.
- How to EQ the Sound System for a great show.
Additional Bonus Lessons Featuring other Industry Experts.
Downloadable Course Workbook with all of the Listening and EQ Exercises.
My Quick Reference Guides:
- Which Filter?
- Where’s That Sound? Frequency Chart
- 7 Easy Ways to Learn Frequencies
YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THESE OTHER GREAT BONUSES
BUY IT NOW and OWN IT FOR LIFE!
When you purchase the current version of LISTEN! you become a member and will never have to pay for updates when new material is added. This means that even if you aren’y quite ready to start, you can get in now and do it at your own pace! Revisit the course as much as you need and at any time for a refresher.
LEARN ON THE GO
Watch the course on any device anywhere you have access to the internet. You can also access the course via your smart phone from the FREE mobile App, giving you the convenience and ability to refer back to lessons whenever you need to. Need to remember something you learned while you're in the studio or doing a gig? You can access the course wherever you are.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE MP3s OF EACH LESSON
Any time you can't watch the videos or just want to review a lesson offline, you can download the audio from all of the lessons from the course and listen while driving, or whenever you can’t watch.
FREE COURSE TRANSCRIPTS
If you find it easier to learn by reading along with the video, there are downloadable PDF transcripts available for each lesson. Great for taking notes and highlighting things you want to remember!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LISTEN!
“You should be charging 10X’s the price of this course, because that’s what I paid at Berklee, and the critical listening and mixing lessons are so much better in LISTEN!.
We used to listen to sine waves and pink noise, and none of that translated when I was trying to clean up my cymbals or get my guitars to stand out in my recordings and live shows.
Your lesson showing how to use notes on my guitar or another instrument to identify frequencies is GENIUS.”
If you want to learn how to mix sound you can not go wrong with this course. Michelle's teaching style allows you to hear and see what is happening instead of trying to visualize what a book is trying to convey.
I have dozens of books, but none cover it in such an easy to understand way as this course does. Money well spent. Thank you Michelle!
"Just like the acronym H.I.T. this course really does show you how to simply establish the foundation to approach frequencies no matter your level of experience. Learn to trust your ears and have fun doing it!
After completing LISTEN! I now can better understand how to do this for not only recording but also live to create a better mix and thus listening experience."
"LISTEN! is awesome. I’m a lifelong musician and have never heard music like I hear it now. Now I can mix much better, but more importantly I can talk to producers about the sound I am looking for. This is increasing my network connections so important to my music career."
"Michelle is on her "A Game" when it comes to EQ! I had never really had anyone explain EQ to me in such a detailed, informative, and educational manner; not even in the ballpark as to how she has done it.
I really appreciate the listening exercises and the 3-part sectioning layout of the course. I totally recommend her course to anyone who is serious about mixing and who is willing to put in the work!"
"LISTEN! is such a valuable course. Before enrolling in LISTEN! I couldn’t create separation and clarity without boosting the sound into oblivion. Now I can use EQ to sculpt a mix, I know how to hear and what to cut.
If you produce your own material in a home studio, this course is an absolute must. The pain of listening back to all the mistakes I made in previous releases is being replaced by the joy of some of the best sounding tracks I have ever produced—and it's down to Michelle's easy to apply expertise."
"Before enrolling in LISTEN!...I struggled with how to identify frequencies and listen correctly. I didn't realize what I was doing wrong. Now I can now use EQ with confidence.
I've spent a lot of money for other online learning things that didnâ€™t help me to shape my mix until I enrolled LISTEN!"
Simon J Boniface
"The course offered absolutely brilliant advice and time to practice. It gave musical examples and time to listen objectively to different styles of music. I particularly liked the charts which can help pin point an eq area which may need adjustment. It has helped me to become less scientific and more about listening when it comes to eq."
The best Producers and Engineers aren't born with better hearing than you. If you can...
distinguish the difference between a snare drum and a bass drum
pick out your best friend's voice in a crowded and noisy room
identify your favorite song within the first three notes
Then YOU CAN LEARN how to create a great mix. The shortcut to a great mix is learning how to LISTEN and even more specifically, how to properly use EQ.
The truth is most of what the engineer is doing is simple EQ tweaks, which you can learn yourself without expensive gear or needless plug-ins.
The choice is yours-
Would you rather spend hours, even days endlessly searching youtube for videos from random people with no professional mixing experience, telling you that you need this plug-in and that piece of gear to create great a sounding mix?
GET STARTED RIGHT NOW and LEARN THE EXACT METHODS USED BY INDUSTRY PROS, directly from someone who has made their full time living for 30 years doing exactly what they are teaching you.
WHAT IF I'M NOT READY TO START RIGHT NOW?
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
IS THIS COURSE FOR THE STUDIO OR LIVE AUDIO?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?
HOW DO I DO THIS COURSE AND HOW MUCH INTERACTION DO I HAVE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR?
CAN I STUDY/TRAIN WITH YOU IN PERSON?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR THIS COURSE?
CAN'T I JUST DOWNLOAD A FREQUENCY TRAINING APP TO LEARN FREQUENCIES?
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EQ CHART THAT TELLS ME HOW TO EQ EVERYTHING?
HOW DO I ACCESS THE COURSE AND MATERIALS?
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A SOUNDBOARD OR HAVE A HOME STUDIO, WILL I BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE?
WHAT IF I DECIDE LISTEN! ISN'T FOR ME?
WHAT'S THE BEST ORDER TO WATCH ALL OF THE STAR WARS MOVIES?
STILL ON THE FENCE? NO PROBLEM! YOU'VE GOT - 14 - DAYS TO SEE FOR YOURSELF IF LISTEN! IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
Go for it! You'll have limited access to the course for 14 days to check it out. If, within 14 days, you determine this isn't for you, no worries! You can cancel, and we'll refund your money.