Introduction to mixing


Price: $1.00

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Course description


Are you interested in mixing music but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know what phases mixing generally includes, and how to process different instruments? And are you interested in how to use compressors and equalizers?

If you make music, play in a band, or are interested in sound technology and want to expand your skills in mixing, this course is for you! As the title indicates, the course will cover the basics of mixing phase by phase, teach the most common terms and functions, and students will mix music in practice. The instructor of the course will be Arttu Volanto, who has worked in sound mixing for 15 years.


The objective of the course is that participants understand how music is mixed and what kind of functions for mixing are generally found in DAW software. Students will also mix music themselves on the course and receive tips and feedback from the instructor.

Course delivery

Anyone who lives in Southern Ostrobothnia and is interested in mixing can apply – no prior education is required. However, participants will benefit from having some experience in processing music files and having access to a DAW program (Logic, Cubase, Ableton, etc.). Additionally, students will need a means for listening to music when mixing, either using headphones or speakers.

The course consists of video material for independent study, as well as scheduled interactive Zoom meetings in which students will have the opportunity to discuss the course topics with the instructor. The study material will be published on Rhythm Academy’s online platform at

The course is free of charge in the pilot phase, and is primarily aimed at people living in Southern Ostrobothnia. As this course is a part of a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), participants are required to fill in monitoring information and feedback forms related to ESF projects. 

How to apply

Register on the Rhythm Academy website. Once you are logged in, fill in the application form by clicking on the ‘Submit application’ button on the selected course description page. Students admitted to the course will be granted access to the pre-recorded course material, as well as interactive Zoom lectures. The course material will be available to students for a limited period of time.

Selection criteria

During the application phase, applicants will be assessed particularly on the basis of their motivation and interest in the topic. After the application deadline, the selected applicants will be informed personally by e-mail and sent further instructions on how to proceed.


Arttu Volanto

Producer and audio engineer

Arttu Volanto is a Tampere based freelance music producer and audio engineer. Music, sound, playing, producing, and first and foremost listening have all been an essential part of his life, and his extensive professional career includes projects covering a wide range of genres, from working with Idols and Voice of Finland stars (Antti Railio, Kristiina Brask), indie rock artists (Verhot, The Blanko), veteran bands and artists (Dingo, Jope Ruonansuu), to up-and-coming acts such as Antivalent and Tunnelbana. He has also worked in audio post-production for TV and film for many years, for example for the Survivor Finland and Farmi reality series.