Masterclass: Mixing & Mastering A Melodic Techno Track From Start To Finish

Mixing A Techno Track From Start To Finish Using Ableton Live 9 and State-of-the-Art Plugins

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  1. We asked our friend and professional Mixing Engineer Guido Werner to take our template "Analog Moods" (which was produced using only Ableton stock effects and the Arturia Mini synth) 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:

  • Ableton Live 9.7.3 Suite
  • Arturia MINI V3
  • Max for Live
  • Waves: SSL Comp
    • CLA-76
    • CLA-3A
    • CLA-2A
    • API-2500
    • Kramer Tape
    • Scheps 73
    • Aphex Vintage Exciter
  • U-He: Satin
  • Xfer Records: LFO Tool
  • Facebook 360: Spatialiser
  • Izotope Ozone 7 Advanced
  • Lounge Lizard

What song is used in the course?

Using this track as a source:

This is the end result:

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


30+ Studio sessions with Guido Werner / CatAndBeats


6h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access


Bonus: Ableton Project (before and after) used in this couse (using Ableton Live 9 Suite + List of Plugins)

Course Curriculum

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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.