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.

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Have you ever struggled with getting the professional quality mix that you want?

Whether you’re a Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Sound Engineer, or Producer...

How many times have you played a mix of your song for someone knowing that it wasn’t as good as it should be?

  • You’re embarrassed because you know the vocals are muddy and hard to understand.
  • You can’t hear any separation between the instruments.
  • The balance is all wrong, there's no definition or impact, and the instruments feel far away and lost in the mix.

But even after spending hours mixing, you just seem to be making it worse not better.

Isn't it frustrating when you have a great song but you can’t enjoy it because the mix makes you cringe?

How annoying is it to step off stage knowing you just gave an incredible performance, only to have your friends and family complain that they couldn’t hear you clearly?

And how many times have you suffered through a show full of feedback and not been able to hear yourself on stage?

What makes this especially aggravating is that there is a simple solution to all of these problems...

EQ

DIY home recording, headphones, home studio

Many people make the mistake of trying to use plug-ins and compression to fix or enhance their mix... when some simple EQ is actually what's needed.  

In fact minor EQ adjustments can result in BIG improvements.

But EQ can be intimidating.  What kind of EQ do you use and what are you supposed to do with it? 

Properly applied EQ is what separates a professional mix from an amateur one.

When you understand EQ, 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...

I've mixed thousands of shows  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 mixing for so long it's like breathing to me.  

But I know mixing can be frustrating and overwhelming for many people and that's why I created LISTEN!   My process simplifies EQ and is the quickest way to improve your mixing skills.

All of the tips, tricks, and techniques you'll find in LISTEN! are the very same ones I've been using throughout my professional career mixing artists like: 

Gwen Stefani

 

Melissa Etheridge

 

Elvis Costello

 

Adam Lambert

 

Goo Goo Dolls

 

Janet Jackson

and many more...

Concert sound engineer sitting at piano in studio with gold records on the wall
I've created a process that simplifies EQ and is the quickest way to improve your music mixing skills.
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Properly applied EQ is what separates a professional mix from an amateur one.

Here's what a few artists have said about working with Michelle...

Tommy Shaw, lead guitarist and vocalist for the band STYX talks about working with Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato

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

Bass Player

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. 

Billy Sheehan, bass player for Mr big talks about working with Michelle as Mr big's sound engineer
The Indigo Girls

INDIGO GIRLS-

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.  always relied on her a lot as a sound engineer. 

WATCH AND LISTEN

Would you like to be able to listen to your songs and know exactly what you need to adjust in the mix and how to do it to get the results you want?

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 sound shaping plug-ins and outboard gear...

 

But you don’t need any of that.  Anytime you are working with music, most of the problems in a mix can be handled with EQ. 

Fortunately EQ is NOT as complicated and technical as you might think.

INTRODUCING

Online video course for mixing music, DIY home recording, music producing, how to mix music

LISTEN! is the premier online digital course that teaches the fastest way to improve your 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 quickly create professional sounding mixes.

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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.

LISTEN! is a self directed, online course that you do at your own pace.

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 like a producer in Module 1.

 

YOU'LL LEARN: 

  • 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.

EQ used in mixing music with words to describe the frequencies

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.

DIY home recording, DAW for mixing music showing parametric EQ

 

YOU’LL LEARN

  • 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 so they sit exactly where you want them in the mix.

 

YOU'LL LEARN

  • 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.

analog parametric EQ for music mixing

MODULE: 4 EQ For Live Performances

Bad sound can ruin even the best performance. Whether you're the sound engineer or a performing musician, you'll learn some simple techniques for great sounding live shows that are feedback free.  

using a high pass filter on a DAW, guitar player with acoustic guitar and EQ settings for high pass filter

YOU'LL LEARN

  • 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.

BONUS MODULE

YOU'LL GET

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
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How would it feel to NO LONGER PAY someone TO FIX YOUR MIXES? 

How good would it feel to know that you are PRESENTING YOUR MUSIC at it’s BEST 

How much of a relief would it be to be able to easily CREATE the PROFESSIONAL QUALITY MIXES you want? 

How much time would it save you to know that you can QUICKLY PINPOINT the PROBLEMS in your mix and know exactly how to apply EQ to FIX THEM?

How great would it feel to walk off stage after playing a killer show and have your friends, family, and fans raving about how GREAT YOU SOUNDED?

How much would you pay to know that YOU have the tools to quickly CREATE PROFESSIONAL QUALITY MIXES on your own?

How satisfying would it feel to finally be able to listen to your finished mix, hold your head high and say ‘I did that!’.

 

What is that worth to you?

 

Would you pay  $1000, $3000, $5000? More?

 

Isn’t your music worth it?     Aren’t you worth it?

 

Of course you are. 

But I know, that’s a lot of money for some people. 

You may have more money than you know what to do with or you may be struggling with the decision to buy that next guitar or get your car repaired…

I could have easily priced LISTEN! in line with what colleges and universities are charging for a course like this but because I want to help as many people as I can, I have done everything I can to make LISTEN! as affordable as possible.

 

AND THIS IS THE BEST DEAL OUT THERE

 

For less than half of what you’d pay for a basic EQ course from a college or university, you get my proprietary HIT production process for mixing professional quality mixes and THEY DON’T TEACH THIS IN SCHOOL! 

I developed this process from years of mixing major label artists and it is the exact process that I have use every time I mix.

Let’s face it, how many schools can say that their instructors have 30 years of professional experience in the business?

 

I could sit here and throw all kinds of numbers at you, make sensational claims about the dollar value of the program but the bottom line is, it’s up to you to decide what its worth to you and actually...

it’s more about what YOU ARE WORTH!  

This is YOUR opportunity to learn real world mixing directly from a PRO with a LONG list of mixing credits, not some one hit wonder who ‘claims’ to be an expert but has no real credibility or real industry experience.

Turn your musical dreams into reality! 

 Enroll now and get instant access to the course!

Stay Where You Are

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(BUT COSTLY IN THE LONG RUN)

How much is your time worth?

How much of it do you want to keep spending:

-on trial and error while you continue to struggle with EQ...

-buying more gear hoping it will solve your problems...

-paying someone else to mix your songs...

-searching Google and Youtube for answers?

 

This course is cheaper than paying an expert to do your mix

Or

purchasing the Waves Horizon bundle of plug ins to do your EQ'ing for you.

 

DO NOTHING

Enroll Now

$297

ESSENTIAL PROGRAM

THE COMPLETE ONLINE DIGITAL COURSE 

Including: My H.I.T. Production Process

26 Lessons, 3 Quizzes

Ear Training and EQ Training Exercises

My Quick Reference Guides:

-Which Filter?

-Where’s That Sound? Frequency Chart

-7 Easy Ways to Learn Frequencies

Over 30 Downloadable audio files

Transcripts and MP3s of Each Lesson

FREE Mobile App to learn on the go

Lifetime Access

Invitation to join Private Facebook Group and more...

 

 

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What people are saying about LISTEN!

 
 
 
 

Glenn Allen

“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.”

Bill Talley

"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!"

GL Moses

"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." 

Andre Jarreau 

"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."  

Scott Carr

"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!"

Jedidia Chilijila

"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 didn'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."

CLICK HERE AND START IMPROVING YOUR MIXES NOW!

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 of the MML community . This means that even if you aren’y quite ready to start, you can get in now and do it at your own pace!  If you get busy and forget about the course for a few months, no problem.  Come back to it when you are ready and revisit the course as much as you need  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!

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?

 

OR

 

GET STARTED RIGHT NOW and Learn the EXACT METHOD used by industry Pros directly from someone who has made their full time living for 30 years doing exactly what they are teaching you. 

 

LISTEN! is the fastest way to improve your mixing skills.

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.  

CLICK HERE and GET STARTED!

Keep learning while you're on the go Access LISTEN! any time with the free Kajabi app.

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FAQ's:

Whether you're creating music for fun or to earn a living, if you want

  • your song or performance to shine in the best light possible
  • people to really enjoy listening to  your music 
  • to work faster and more efficiently

Invest in yourself and Enroll in LISTEN!

SHOW ME HOW TO START CREATING MY OWN BRILLIANT MIXES!