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One to one Masterclass

I am happy to tutor people on a one to one basis at my studio in Manchester. I  have an impressive client base incorporating now established music producers, recording  engineers and radio producers. These are bespoke sessions designed to cater for the clients individual needs. These can be on an hourly basis, fortnightly in two hour sessions or the occational full day session.

Pro Tools Training

I am a certified AVID Pro tools tutor and can help teach students all the necessary up to date pro tools software techniques and prepare them for the 101 &110 exam.

Mixing Masterclass

I run masterclasses with fellow producer Jim Spencer at The Charlatan’s Big Mushroom studio in Cheshire.


The mixing masterclass is fast, fun and intensive and takes place at The Charlatans legendary ‘Big Mushroom’ studio in Cheshire. The studio has been home to the Charlatans for many years and has seen the genesis of many a hit record.
Whilst there, students learn all the tricks, techniques and philosophy of making great sounding tracks. The Studio is built into an old 19th Century building in a quiet and unassuming location in Cheshire. ‘Big Mushroom’ is a music producers dream den and is steeped with history…There is an ample live room and the control room is equipped with a full pro tools HD rig and some nice outboard. All together it’s a great place to watch, listen and learn.
Our Mixing masterclass is intended to be fairly interactive. We cover various elements of mixing and production such as getting the low end of the mix just right, sitting vocals correctly and some invaluable advice on the use of compression, eq and effects. We also encourage students to ask if there are any particular elements that they wish for us to cover, such as mastering or mix buss processing. We have access to many Pro Tools sessions incorporating different styles of music, and we encourage students to fully participate in the process.Whereas a basic knowledge of music production is useful, we cater for all levels of experience. If you are in a band, make your own music or simply want to ‘up your game’ in mixing tunes, our mixing masterclass is tailor made for you.Music Masters mixing masterclasses offer a real insight into the techniques our producers have used on many hit records.
By the end of the day you will feel ready and inspired to get stuck into some of your mixes…guaranteed!!
An invaluable insight into professional mix techniques.


Next Mixing Masterclass – TBA  Priced at just £100* for the day including light lunch.
We offer a Student Discount* and 15% discount for group bookings of 5 or more.*Students are entitled to a discount, with scan of a student ID card.

"I just want to start by saying how much of a fantastic day I had on the mixing course and that I learned so much!The course and the studio is very high quality, great equipment, but most of all, two very talented and very professional guys who will give you any help and support you need throughout the whole day, and some really good tips and tricks along the way.Just watching Jim and Dave work together is amazing to see, they have a great workflow that is very inspiring.I've being producing/mixing for 10 years and I feel that I came in having a good understanding about mixing, but I came away with a completely changed approach, much better attitude and mind blowing results that have changed the way I mix, completely for the better!If anyone has seen this service and is questioning whether to go or not, do not hesitate, this is a fantastic service that will help all mix engineers, whatever level you are at! It certainly did for me and I would like to thank Jim and Dave again for a life changing experience and such a great day!10 out of 10 service!"
Matt Ball, Modern wave studio

"The Music Masters Mix Master-class has given me a whole new perspective to the process of mixing and the approach I take towards it. The guys at Music Masters made the whole day enjoyable, easy to understand and more importantly for me, relevant!. Thanks to my new approach I am now mixing for two signed artists and have also remixed some older work, resulting in a music production deal with a media company, highly recommended!!!"
Andrew William Spence, Project 9 Studio, Cheshire