Luca Pretolesi EDM Mixing Course

  • Luca Pretolesi will be your mentor
  • Mar 6th 2017
  • Studio Center Miami, Miami, FL,
  • 10 4 seats available
  • 50 26 streaming seats available

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"What makes this track really cool and great to learn from is that there are analog synth sounds (Juno-60 and Virus TI-2), digital synths, orchestral Kontakt sounds, as well as real instruments, plus there's a huge vocal on top and a giant dance groove track underneath. All of these different elements will push the students to learn how to properly blend many types of sound into one cohesive mix."
- Luca Pretolesi

Learn Tricks and Techniques You Need To
Create Huge EDM Mixes
Practice Mixing With Unreleased Stems From
Merk & Kremont (Spinnin' Records)
Get Feedback On Your Mixes from Luca Pretolesi

Sponsored By

Interactive EDM Mixing Course

Signup from anywhere in the world and learn from dance music's top mixing and mastering engineer Luca Pretolesi. Learn mixing tricks and techniques that are used on the biggest sounding EDM records from artists such as Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Borgeous.

Over the course of 4 weeks you'll learn how a Grammy-nominated mixing engineer constructs a massive sounding mix every time. See what it takes to create a mix that translates from the studio, to the club, to people's earbuds and even Instagram.

  • Song: Sad Story
  • Artist: Merk & Kremont
  • Label: Spinnin’ Records

Spinnin Records artist Merk & Kremont

You’ll be receiving assignments, instruction, official unreleased Merk & Kremont (on Spinnin’ Records) stems, and detailed feedback, from Luca, on how to improve your mixes.

Then join us March 26th, either in person or online, for Luca’s live mixing masterclass taking place in Miami during Miami Music Week.

This is an interactive online class where you and your classmates will all be pushing your mixing skills to the next level. With Luca’s syllabus and mixing system, you’ll be able to drastically improve your mixes.

  • Course Starts: March 6th 
  • 1st Mix is Due: March 13th
  • 2nd Mix is Due: March 21st
  • Live Masterclass: March 26th 
  • Final Mix is Due: April 9th
Get inspired and get feedback to help you achieve the same sound you hear in the clubs
Luca Pretolesi has worked with Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Borgeous, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more
Weeks of interactive dance music mixing assignments, instruction and feedback from a PRO

Course Schedule

Feb 13th
Enrollment Opens
Secure your seat before the course sells out.
March 6th
Enrollment Closes
Now the fun begins, you'll be invited to the pureMix virtual classroom where you'll be able to communicate with your instructors and classmates. You'll also be given a pureMix Pro Membership to view all of the required videos for the course.

Fab Dupont Masterclass

Assignments & Feedback

March 6th Receive Course Materials
Class officially begins - you'll receive the stems, course outline, videos to watch, written materials, everything you need to get started mixing with Luca's system.
March 13th Mix #1:
Using Luca's workflow, give the song your best mix and submit it for Luca's feedback. He'll listen to your mix and send you detailed feedback about where you've nailed it and where improvements can be made.
March 21st Mix #2
Using Luca's feedback and the second set of course materials give the mix a touch up and a push in the right direction. Submit it and then join Luca during the live masterclass to hear feedback on the classes mixes as a whole.

Live Masterclass

Fab Dupont Masterclass

March 26th
LIVE Online & In-person Masterclass
Spend the afternoon with Luca as he:
  • Mixes the song live, with an in-depth breakdown of each step in his process
  • A/Bs his mix with student mixes, pointing out common mix issues and how to fix them
  • Q & A - Luca will answer any questions from the class
April 9th
Final Mix
After the masterclass you will need to complete a follow up mix using techniques, workflows and skills discussed in the live seminar to create your best mix ever!

What's Included

Official, unreleased and unprocessed stems from Spinnin' Records artist Merk & Kremont so you can experience and learn using high quality material.

Video and written tutorials that will get you started and inspired to mix.

Assignments to show Luca your progress, he'll give you feedback directly sharing what's working and where you can improve.

Live masterclass - March 26th we'll be at Circle House Studios in Miami for Miami Music Week. Join Luca and Ben for an afternoon of mixing, listening and learning how to solve all of the common issues with all of the student mixes.

Replay and rewatch the course materials and live stream masterclass as much as you want until April 26th. Review the entire corse and find tips you may have missed during the live event.

Ask questions and get answers on the spot with the pureMix virtual classroom.

PLUS you'll receive these bonuses:
  • 3 months of pureMix Pro Membership (worth $89)
  • 1 month of Studio DMI Alliance membership (worth $50)
  • pureMix and Studio DMI Goodies & Swag
  • An official course completion certificate

Pro Tools Advanced Editing Certificate

Coming to Miami?

If you're in town for Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival, or Winter Music Conference then you should join the course in person!

Get everything included in the online streaming version of the course PLUS:

  • Be in the studio with Luca as he mixes the song and hear exactly what he hears
  • Ask questions and get answers throughout the day plus extra one on one networking time with Luca and fellow classmates
  • Plus you'll get a free ticket to our producer panel and mixer event on the 25th.

Join Luca in person during Miami Music Week

Testimonials From Previous Attendees

"If you are a producer and you wish to elevate your skill set to the next level then I would highly recommend that you take a course with Luca."
- Garry S.

“I was hitting a ceiling in mixing and mastering and this workshop just provided all the insights I needed. Can't say how much this workshop is valuable to me to reach the next level in my productions!
- Edward J.

“Man all those little tricks are incredible…”
- DJ Kazzanova

"Absolutely great experience! The best part was working on a song that I actually use in my live sets!"
- Emmanuel V.

"I have a lot of respect for the work he has done on some albums, so it was a great experience for me to discover his philosophy and tricks. Being able to see his work on a famous track from an artist I love, and then being able to practice on this track was really the cherry on the cake."
- Lionel D.

"The possibility to participate in a live session from the other side of the globe (Netherlands) while being able to visualize, listen to and interact with one of the greatest engineers for today's electronic music."
- Stephano B.

"I feel the whole experience was priceless. In addition, I am very grateful for being able to network and meet some new people in the audio industry. Thank you so much for the experience."
- Andres R.

About Luca Pretolesi

Credits:Borgeous, Gareth Emery, Snoop Lion, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Major Lazer, Pegboard Nerds, NGHTMRE, Lil Jon, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Luca stands out among a sea of electronic engineers with his unique hybrid set-up, mixing old and new technology for an end result like no other. In place of a traditional mixing studio, he has created a mix of equipment including computer plugins, and custom made hardware, EQ’s and compressors, and high-end mastering gear. This combination of analog and digital parts allows him to add his touch to any project of any style as he has the best of both technological worlds at his fingertips.

As EDM continues to infiltrate more genres, Luca desires to bring his specialty to the table. From hip-hop to pop, and the continued spread of electronic dance music, he wants to extend his skills to any artist who wants a dynamic track with flair that simply sounds amazing. Yes, mixing, mastering and sound engineering is technical but it is also an art – and Luca Pretolesi is the modern day Da Vinci.

Meet Your Mentor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the song/genre?

Genre: House
Song: Sad Story
Artist: Merk & Kremont
Label: Spinnin’ Records

How does the application process work?

  • Log in and fill out the application form
  • We'll review your application and make sure you're a good fit for the class
  • Once accepted, you'll receive directions on how to make payment and suggestions for travel arrangements

What if I'm interested in attending the masterclass in-person?

Join us in Miami and hear exactly what Luca hears. Apply for a “in-person seat” and reserve your spot at Circle House Studios. 

When are the assignments due?

All of the assignments are done on your own schedule and must be submitted by 12am (Midnight) EST on each due date.

What's the start and end time of the live stream masterclass?

The masterclass starts at 12pm EST (9am PST) and should be done by 6pm EST (3pm PST).

Can I get the stems to practice with?

Absolutely, in fact, this course wouldn't be much fun without them! You'll get a link to download the stems when class begins on March 6th.

What gear will he be using?

The focus is always on the techniques and thought process behind every mix decision but for those who are curious, Luca will be working primarily with Dangerous Music summing and processing, Focal speakers and Presonus Studio One for his DAW with assorted plugins.

What plugins will Luca be using?

He'll be using a variety of plugins from Waves, UAD, Fabfilter, Izotope, Slate, etc. Keep in mind it's not about the settings, it's about the theory and techniques he uses that matter most. 

How much work does this course require?

It depends on how fast you mix, but plan on spending between 5 to 10 hours per assignment.

What happens if I miss an assignment?

Due to the intense nature of this course, you'll need to stay on top of the assignment schedule to get the full value out of the course. If you happen to miss an assignment you can submit it toward completion of the course but will not receive feedback. 

What if I can't make attend the live masterclass?

Bummer… But at least you'll be able to access the replay to catch up on everything you missed. You can also submit your questions for Luca before the masterclass so you don’t miss out on his answer to your specific issues.

How long will I have access to the live stream replay?

This masterclass is LIVE. Being able to participate during the sessions, asking questions and giving feedback is half the value of these workshops. But in case you miss anything, the live stream will be available for replay until April 26th. We also encourage students to watch it again to help absorb more material the 2nd time around.

What sort of feedback will I receive on my mix?

Luca will listen to every student’s mixes and share his honest opinions and feedback. He'll point out both the good and the bad then offer you tips and tricks that can improve the mix and all of your mixes in the future.

What happens if the streaming fails for some reason or the internet goes out?

Don't worry, we have a plan B and plan C ready to go and we're always recording the entire broadcast and will make the replay available.

Have questions not answered here?

Send us an email: masterclass @ pureMix . net