A Step-By-Step Guide to Mixing Heavy Music

A No-Bullshit, No-Secrets-Kept, Step-By-Step Guide to Mixing Heavy Music

Learn Everything You Need To Create A Great Mix From Start To Finish!

So you have a home studio, but can’t find bands willing to pay you?

Constantly going out of your way to find paid work?

Struggling to justify all the money you just spent on hardware and software? (or at least the software you didn’t pirate, you asshole)

Well let’s be honest with each other for a second…

You may suck at mixing. If you don’t suck at mixing, then you’re not hustling properly (and there’s nothing I can do to help with that).

So you’ve admitted to yourself that you could at least improve your mixing skills. This is a crucial step in separating yourself from all the other home studios you’re competing against for paid work.

There are TONS of bands in the “heavy music” genre. How many can you name?

Now take that number and multiply it by 500. Why?

Because most of the bands that will end up paying you will be bands you've never heard of.

For example, 90% of the bands that pay me to mix their music, I’ve never even heard of before.

What does this mean to you?

This means there is a gigantic number of heavy bands in the world that are willing to pay good money for their songs to be mixed and mastered by a professional.

Now how many professional mixing engineers in this genre can you personally name?

5 to 10 maybe? Not that many.

Making the transition from hobbyist to full-time mixing engineer is something that many people want, but few are able to achieve.

I’m talking about the guys that do only this for a living, and need no other source of supplemental income. There is a surprising lack of “known” guys in this genre.

This is awesome for pros like me, because I never have to seek out work.

I’ve literally never paid one cent to advertise myself or my studio.

I’m at the point in my career where I don’t have to advertise, I don’t have to seek out work, and I don’t struggle for money. Bands, labels, and managers reach out to me for work.

Now I make 70%+ of my income exclusively from paid mixing/mastering projects, but this wasn't something that happened over night.

I’ve spent the last 6 years of my life devoted to recording and mixing/mastering bands as my sole source of income, and I’ve put thousands of hours (and dollars) into self-education.

This is what separates me from the guys struggling to find work.

Of course, I know how to price projects properly, and communicate with bands/labels/managers, but none of that would matter if I was a terrible mixing engineer.…

“Well that’s all fine and fucking dandy, Brian, but how does this help me in any way, shape, or form? You fat idiot.”

I’m here to basically pass on my knowledge to you in the best way I can.

I’ve created an entire online mixing course that shows you how I mix a song from start to finish.

Every. Single. Thing.

From raw, shitty, unmixed tracks. 

To final, mastered, not-shitty mix.

By the end of this course, you'll see exactly what I did to turn the "shit mix" into the "gold mix". 

My goal for this course is to take my 6+ years of knowledge and experience, remove all the mistakes and shitty habits, and condense everything down into 9 hours of delicious content.

This is my attempt to help you fast-forward through your next 5 years of trial and error.


From Shit To Gold

The most detailed mixing course for heavy music available today. Fast-forward through your next 5 years of trial and error with step-by-step videos covering every single aspect of your mix.

  • 9 hours of content split into 65 well-labeled videos that make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for
  • Includes raw mix stems so you can follow along with every video
  • Everything mixed in the box (no outboard gear necessary)

This is for you if...

  • You want to see the entire step-by-step mixing process (without any hidden secrets).
  • You already know the basics of how to set up a mixing session.
  • You're willing to follow along with the course in your own mixing session using the files I provide. 
  • You struggle to achieve any sort of professional balance or power in your mixes, and are willing to put in the work necessary to change that.

This is NOT for you if...

  • You've never mixed a song before.
  • You don't already know the basics of your DAW.
  • You're unwilling to put in the work necessary to improve your mixes.
  • You're the type of person than never takes action on what they learn.

Happy Students

From Shit To Gold Student

I've been recording bands for a living for over 15 years now. I've worked with [Josh] Wilbur, [Jason] Suecof, and [Tue] Madsen but I've learned more with your course than everything else.

Christian Donaldson

Guitarist of Cryptopsy and head engineer at The Grid Productions

"If you really want to get up to speed fast, join From Shit To Gold. It will be the best money you've ever spent...trust me...I did it, and leaped way forward!"

Billy Decker

A Nashville-based mixing engineer who's mixed 8 #1 singles and has his name on over 25 million albums sold worldwide. His past work includes Kenny Chesney, Parmalee, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt. 
From Shit To Gold Student

"I think Creative live looks like a watered down live version of what your videos are. They look precise and detailed and in depth and "in the studio" as opposed to "mimicking what I do in my studio."

Honestly I think your videos are great and it's crazy how detailed they are. Shows the true dedication one must have to "making it work". If dudes can't follow along (with the course) and/or do all those steps, other dudes will be doing it and one-upping them."

Sam Pura

Owner of The Panda Studios. Past work includes The Story So Far, State Champs, and Lionheart.

"This course covers both the specifics of Brian's sound and overall metal mixing. It's great for both beginners and pros, and teaches you to organize your workflow in an efficient way. You also get a good look at the many different shirts Brian wears."

Buster Odeholm

Owner of Impact Studios. Past work includes Humanity's Last Breath, Vildhjarta, Sworn In, Oceano, and Born of Osiris. 

25 Videos To Help You Mix Drums

How do mix drums? ¯(°_o)/¯

  • Learn to process real drums (and make them sound like samples)
  • Learn to process drum samples (and make them sound natural)
  • Learn how to adjust phase and polarity (and why NOT doing this can ruin your drum tones)
  • Learn proper drum gating that allows maximum processing and minimal bleed. 
  • Learn how to convert drums to MIDI (so you can quickly and easily re-sample real drums)
  • Learn how to find the proper blend of real drums and drum samples in your mixes
  • Learn how I process programmed drums
  • Learn how to properly use parallel compression and drum reverb

13 Videos To Help You Mix Guitars and Bass

Get tones that don’t suck ass

  • Learn the ingredients to guitar and bass tones that don't suck ass
  • Learn the best mic positions for guitar cabs (I actually give you measurements)
  • Learn multiple mic'ing techniques 
  • Learn how to choose the best speaker on your cab
  • Learn the exact settings I use on my amps
  • Learn the differences carious mics and cabs have on guitar tones
  • Learn how to choose the right reamp box for you
  • Learn how to choose the right room to set up your guitar cab
  • Learn how I approached amp sims in mixes
  • Learn my approach to processing bass and guitars to clarity and balance

4 Videos To Help You Process and Mix Vocals

Make the best out of what you're given, even if the tracks are terrible.

  • Learn how to analyze your vocal tracks to determine what's needed
  • Learn how to use Vocalign to cut your editing time in half
  • Learn I process screaming and singing vocals

10 Videos To Help You Balance Your Final Mix

The final mile...you WILL fuck this up

  • Learn why I "zero everything out" before my first mix
  • Learn how to use automation to push your mixes to new levels
  • Learn how I use side-chaining to balance kick and bass
  • Learn when, where, and how to use reference mixes while mixing
  • Learn what "Ghetto-Bitch Mastering" is and how I use it
  • Learn how I approach mix revisions from bands

Free Bonus Content

...because who doesn't love free shit?

  1. BONUS: The Ded Samples (all of the drum samples I used on this mix)
  2. BONUS: The 1996 Fender Jazz Bass DI samples that I used for programmed bass in this course
  3. BONUS: Twelve guitar cab impulses I created from 6 different mic positions on 4 separate cabs (a FSTG exclusive)
  4. BONUS: The Pro Tools session of the final mix (feel free to use it as a mix template on your own mixes)

Suggested Prerequisites 
For This Course

Before and After Mixes from FSTG Students

From Shit To Gold Student

FSTG student Kevin Brooks

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From Shit To Gold Student

FSTG student Nick Pocock

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FSTG student Daniel Thabet

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From Shit To Gold Student

FSTG student Olas Gardner

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Still Not Sure? No Worries. This Course Comes With A

30 DAY Money-Back Guarantee

(like those infomercials)

I spent 6 months of my life creating, crafting, and carefully editing this course to make it as user-friendly as possible. I've edited out every single wasted second, so there is no filler bullshit. Because of this, I'm more than 16% sure you'll love the course. If you don't love it, simply email me at any point within 30 days of purchase, and I'll actually refund all of your motherfucking money. The only thing I'll ask is "what can I do to make this course better?"

More Happy Students

"By far is the most in depth mixing course i have ever seen. With this course you get to see what goes into a professional mixing and mastering session from start to end without any useless bullshit. Rather you are just learning how to mix or if you have been mixing for years, There is something useful to learn from this course that will apply in your everyday work. If you are looking to improve work flow, New mixing techniques, or just getting into mixing and master. Then look no further. This is going to be the most useful thing you will find to boost your career to the next level."

Chris Foster

Owner of First Strike Audio. Mixing engineer for Depths, Acrania, and  It Prevails.

"So I decided to take From Shit To Gold, and it came with these numetal stems. I already got the kick and snare to not sound like total garbage, but I've got a long way to go.

Stoked to be learning from a pro. If you're thinking about taking the course, do it!"

Alan Rigdon

Owner of Study Sound Recordings. Previous guitarist of ERRA

"Since about June I've been booked every weekend with some sort of recording project. I've got my first national release coming out this fall on a label called Innerstrength for a band called Advocate. Thanks again for the course dude, it's more than paid off."

Kevin Brooks

Happy FSTG Graduate

Previews From This Mixing Course

Here are 4 preview videos selected from the 65+ included in From Shit To Gold.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

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