How to Mix a Track with the Best Plugins Available

Mixing A Techno Track From Start To Finish Using State-of-the-Art Plugins

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  1. We asked our friend and professional Mixing Engineer Guido Werner to take our template "Desert" and perform a professional mixing and mastering on it.
  2. We granted him the freedom to use all his favorite Vst Plugins for this purpose.
  3. We only had one condition: Record, explain and comment on everything you do while working on this project - and that's exactly what he did.
  4. Now you have the chance to join in and look over his shoulder - this class is fire!

What you will learn from this course:


This course is set up so that you learn how to mix your own production from A to Z. The project has one goal and that is to make an in the box mix using an analogue approach to glue together with minimal effort. This minimalistic approach is taught by Guido Werner from Catandbeats and MixMasterYou. He will teach you all about different types of compressors, when to use which, how to listen, how to setup a file that practically mixes itself, reverbs, delays and the mastering process. If you ever wanted to sit next to an engineer while he does his thing this is it.


Software / Plugins used:

  • Plugins used in the session: Waves: API 2500, Scheps 73SSL EQ, CLA 3A, CLA 2A Fabfilter: ProQ2, Pro C 2 Goodhertz: Vulf Compressor 3 Izotope: Ozone imager (free), Ozone 8 Soundtoys: Devil Loc, Deluxe Microshift, Little Alter Boy, Echoboy, Phase Mistress, Echoboy Jr ValhallaDSP: Plate Reverb, Vintage Reverb Xfer: LFO Tool

What song is used in the course?

Using this track as a source:

You're learning to:

  • Avoid common mixing errors and psycho-acoustic traps
  • Prepare your DAW for a great mixing workflow
  • Use EQ to make room and properly place elements
  • Utilize compressors to add or remove dynamics
  • Use saturation & distortion to add upper harmonics to the mix
  • Properly split your bass freqencies for sub-separation
  • Identify the right song-part to start mixing
  • Mix with state of the art 3rd party plugins
  • Mix instruments, drums and bass with EQ, compression, etc
  • Correctly use groups, send effects and audio while mixing
  • Master sound perception

What you're getting:


A complete start-to-finish mixing process on a state of the art Melodic Techno track


34+ Studio sessions with Guido Werner / CatAndBeats


5h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access


Bonus: Ableton Project (before and after) used in this course (using Ableton Live 10 + List of Plugins)

Course Curriculum

  Intro and Setup
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Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 48 hours and we will give you a full refund.

Does the course only apply to Ableton?

In this course, we are using Ableton Live as our DAW here. We are then using many different 3rd party plugins to as EQ, Compressor, Delays, Reverb, Distortions, Saturators, etc. Check the list of plugins used above. However, even without actually owning the plugins this course should be super interesting, as every technique is explained in detail and might be replicated with other types of plugins.

Do I need to own specific plugins?

Not necessarily. The course is designed such that you can sit back, relax and learn the mixing techniques applied in this course. If you - however - want to make use of the bonus Ableton project we are giving away with the course, you'll need Ableton Live 9 Standard + the above mentioned plugin list to have everything fully working.

Can I save money by getting one of the bundles?

Absolutely! The offered bundles give you an extra discount of around 30% on the usual shop prices.

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Your Instructor

Guido Werner
Guido Werner

Guido Werner also know as catandbeats started out banging on pots and pans, playing several instruments, but being in love with the drums. Hip hop and drum and bass were his genres and crate diggin' was his sample library.

Being heavily influenced by certain artists, he tried to make 1 on 1 copies within Ableton Live - a tool he knows inside out. He called it reverse engineering and actually got the the sound within the box. On his YouTube page he shows the comparisons between the original and the remakes which are outstanding.

He's been working for several studios and artists from all over the world. Currently he is mixing and mastering for artists in a whole mix of genres from small time to big time and has also worked on several movies. As always he records the whole process so that you can see every click of the way and watch your file transform.