Supporter Session

The Art of Mixing

Oct 4, 2023

Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual

Note: This event has passed


This workshop is an introduction to and hands-on exploration of the audio mixing process using Ableton Live.

Composer and audio engineer Kate Siefker will share their personal approach to mixing audio by breaking down each component using a unique x, y, and z-axis approach. This technique helps to contextualize the abstract nature of mixing by categorizing audio processes into three different parameters.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to identify and adjust different elements in their mix, such as the level of each track, EQ to adjust the frequency balance, and panning to create a stereo image.

This workshop is suitable for those with basic knowledge of Ableton Live.

About Supporter Sessions

Held on the first Wednesday of the month, Supporter Sessions are exclusively available to Soundial Supporters.

In each hour-long workshop, a lecture on an aspect of experimental music production is followed by hands-on exercises.

Sessions are designed to provide our Supporters with dynamic opportunities for both creative and professional development.

Become a Supporter for $10/month here.

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Instructor Bio

Kate Siefker is an audio engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. They create music and sound design for a variety of mediums including documentaries, podcasts, video games, music production, commercials, and more. Their love of electronic dance music is at the center of their production practice.

Kate is a Resident Teaching Artist at Soundial, leading programming for the Supporter Sessions.

Kate's instagram, bandcamp, soundcloud

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