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COURSE BENEFITS

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All-Access Pass

Get free and unlimited access for a year to more than 30 recorded courses in multiple languages covering more than 100+ hrs of training in Western and Bollywood Music Production, Mixing & Mastering, Audio Engineering & Music business. Get free access to our Ear Training games which will save you hrs of guesswork with EQs, Compression, music theory, and much more. Train your ears to identify chords, intervals, panning, boosts and cuts, and a lot more with over 10 games and 100s of examples.

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Ableton Live Projects

On joining the course, students get free and complete access to customised ready to use Ableton Racks, Presets & Completed Ableton Templates for their projects & references. This helps them save time and funds and also elevate their sounds to a professional quality.

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Access to Recorded sessions

Zoom sessions are recorded and also made available to all the students for 1 year, at no extra cost. Students are also provided access to additional self-paced courses for free. (All Access Pass)

SYLLABUS (COURSE MODULES)

1-Advance Mixing and Mastering

Learn how to achieve the right balance between the core elements of your mix and elevate the overall quality of your track which translates well across different platforms. This module covers how audio effects such as EQs, Compressors, Limiters, Saturators, Reverb and Delay are used in different ways during mixing and mastering to achieve more depth, clarity, fullness, width and loudness, making your track commercially ready. Learn how to apply the most famous methods used by artists and sound engineers around the world.

  • Preparing session for mixing

    Learning to understand mixing using Session Arrangement, Buses, Auxes and Grouping for Miixng and use of templates. Understanding the interrelation of the tracks to start with fader balance as a first step towards mixing

  • Gain Staging

    Understanding the gain staging with and without the plugins in the mix chain. Understanding analog vs digital gain staging and exploring the terms like RMS, Peak and LUFS. Floating Point and non Floating point gaain staging, dynamic range, dBFS and soft clipping

  • Dynamic Processing 1 : Compressor

    Philosophies of why to compress ? Explaining multiple parameters for compressors like threshold, knee, ratio etc. and exploring different types of compressors like VCA, Opto, FET, Tube etc.

  • Dynamic Processing 2 : Compression Techniques

    Exploring the world of parallel and through compression and sidechain.Understanding upward and downward compression with genre specific demonstration and usage. Understabding Glue compression

  • Noise Gate and gating processes

    Understanding the parameters of noise gate, attenuation with hystersis and cleanup for mic bleed within the tracks. Understanding Attack and Release along with the Hold parameters to gate tracks. Using gates for Reverb and Delay to create multi timbral layers for mix

  • Multiband Compression, De-essing and Limiter and Maximiser

    Understanding Frequency based compression and using de-essers to tame the esses in the vocal tracks . Using the multiband compression to manipulate the buss compression for Rhytyhm, Vocals and backing vocals etc. Understanding Limiters and its parameters like threshold and ceiling along with upward limiting and maximising

  • EQ in Detail Part 1

    Understanding the fundamentals of EQ in additive and subtractive approach. Understanding the parametric EQ with in-built EQ and Console EQ. Understanding EQing techniques with waves and slate digital EQ

  • EQ in Detail Part 2

    Understanding Semi Parametric EQ, Quasi parametric EQ and emulations based on Neve, SSL, API and Pultec

  • Saturation and Distorion

    Understanding the saturation and distorion using Ableton Saturators, Understanding soft clipping and clipping and analog warmth using emulation plugins like VTR tapes, Vinyl distortion and tube saturation. Exploring the need for saturation in a mix.

  • Tape emulations, Soft Clipping and Aliasing Filters

    Exploring the varirty of tape emulations by waves and slate digital to utilise them as a blend in tracks for creating analog like warmth and saturation. Understanding aliasing filters and measurements for floating point and how a plugin can change the harmonic structure of a track

  • Reverb and Spatial treatment

    Understanding Reverb and its parametere. Reverb Types like convultation and algorythmic. Parameters of a reverb liike Decay, Pre-Delay, Damping etc. Exploring impulse response and calculation for IR using Waves IR. Understanding spatial treatment methods using reverbs and types of reverbs suitable for a song eg. Plate, Spring, Hall etc.

  • Time Based Effects : Delay

    Time Basd effects processing with delay, Delay Time mpping and automtion. Typs of delay like Tape Delays, Mono Delays, Stereo Delays , Ping Pong etc.

  • Time Based Effects : Chorus, Modulation and flanger

    Understanding the need for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger and modulations. Exploring the basics. of these effects to be used in a song for creative effeccts on vocals and synths to make harmonically rich content

  • Mixing Approach , Fixing common problems

    Explorng different philosophies in Mixing : London, New York and Nashiville to understnd the mixing approach by mix engineers and genre based mixing for tracks. Fixing issues like resonance and glue / Buss compression in detail to demonstrate mixing approaches

  • Layering , Grouping and replacing samples

    Understanding replacement layering, Sample layering to enhnce the mix and approach to use imager, spectrum analyser, rectify phasing issues with linear phase and phase invert, exploring the noise reduction and noise shaping

  • Automation to create the movement in the mix

    Understanding the automation and balancong using automating volume, Pan and understanding the 3dB Pan Law. Automation mapping on controllers and fader ports, drawing automation vs automation using controllers etc.

  • Approach to get clean, punchy and dynamic mixes

    Gain Matching, Buss processing and Additive EQ to understand tight and punchy EDM mixes, exploring the details of parallel buss processing and routing matrix to add the flexibilty and. punch to mixes

  • Metering : Analog vs Digital

    Exploring VU, LUFS, LKFS, dBFS, dBV, dBu, durrough metering. Callibarations of meter for mixing at different levels, understanding Izotop insight and spectral analyser. Understanding co-relation metering and exploring the concept of “loudness” vs ” Levels”. Understanding dBFS Vs dB SPL

  • Introduction to Mastering

    Understanding the need for Mastering and why we have master songs based on mix. Mastering Basics : Mastering Plugins, Mastering philosophies and utlising the loudness concpets of modern day masters

  • Mastering for CD and for Streaming Services using Ozone Izotope Ozone

    Difference between mastering for CD’, Tapes and Vinyls vs modern day mastering for streaming purposes. Exploring izotope Ozone for mastering : Imager, Exciter, Maximiser, Vintage Cmpressors and EQ

  • Dither, Aliasing, Quantization errors and Noise

    Understanding the need for Dither and Nosie shaping Post Mix. Understanding the Mastering proxess for conversion of sample rates for files, Stems Mastering vs Stereo Master using one track, Aliasing filters and EQ Shelving as a part of mastering process,

  • Mastering using Plugin alliance

    Hybrid EQ, Digital EQ and Maag EQ. Using Brainworks Mastering Chain to understand the buss procesing. Elyssia Bus conditioners and Mastering rack ertc.

  • Learn Fab Filter Plugins

    Exploring the fab filters plugins like Pro EQ, MB, Compressors etc. Understanding the effects like volcano and Saturn for spatial treatment and masteering process and also for buss processing

  • Learn Slate Digital Plugins

    Virtual Mix Racks, FG digital Mastering Compressor, Opto Compressors and Revival for master processing, Tape emulations by slate digital, Mastering EQ by Eliosis and Kilohearts-Series pugin bundle eg. Multipass, Hass effect , Formant EQ etc. Understanding the different Plugin emulations of companies like SSL, Neve, API etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

A student who aspires to become a mix engineer, associate audio engineer, or who wishes to enhance the quality of music production and learn the technical as well as creative aspects of mixing and mastering their songs so as to make it ready to release.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY?

1. Understanding of basics of Ableton Live working principles

2. Understanding aspects of Ableton routing, MIDI, and Audio workflow along with Ableton racks, instruments, effects etc

3. There’s no minimum age requirement to join the courses we offer.

Rules to apply for the course.

1. Student has to submit the proof of knowledge for Ableton Live training if he/she has taken training elsewhere prior to applying for this course

2. A thorough screening test will be conducted to validate the submitted document of DAW training

3. Upgrade is feasible when the person has completed the Ableton Basic ( 1 Month ) and Ableton Advanced ( 1 Month ) and Songwriting and Sound Design Course ( 2 months ) is completed from LSA

LSA FACULTY

OUR ALUMNI

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ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS

ADMISSION PROCESS

Music Production to Music Marketing, we have it all covered in detail in our offline courses conducted in Mumbai.

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1. Course Enrolment

The course is conducted online using Zoom. The student receives a confirmation email about the course enrolment as soon as we successfully receive the fees.

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2. Live Online Sessions

To attend the sessions, students are provided with Zoom meeting details. Students are requested to join using their laptop to take important notes during sessions.

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3. Support Program

Once all the modules are successfully completed, the students keep in touch for continuous feedback on their work from our faculty.

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4. Artist Promotion

Once students have tracks ready for audience consumption, we offer free promotions across all LSA social media platforms.

WHY CHOOSE US

One-Stop Shop For Music Education

Lost stories are a name synonymous to Dance Music in India and South Asia. Ranked #52 on Dj mag 2016 and labelled the “Scene Starters” by DJ Mag, Rishab and Prayag began their journey in dance music in 2008 earlier producing Trance and Progressive House and garnering support from heavyweights like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, BT, Markus Schulz etc. They then evolved their sound with their debut album – Music for the # Generation (Universal Music) in 2012 which was the no 3 Album on Top 100 Dance Albums iTunes Charts.

Ever since, they’ve had 3 #1 singles on iTunes and remixed the likes of One Republic, Afrojack, Alan Walker with releases on Universal Music, Interscope Records, Sony Music and Spinnin’ Records.

Lost Stories are the biggest Dance Music exports with Performances at Tomorrowland (2015-2019), Global Citizen Festival, Mysteryland, New Horizons Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Sunburn, VH1 Supersonic etc.

They’ve done extensive club and local festivals tours in India, UAE, China, Europe, Mexico and multiple South Asian countries.

Lost Stories Academy, an initiative by Lost Stories has been a pioneer in electronic music education since 2015. Lost Stories are India’s most renowned export from India to the world in the field of electronic music production. From representating India at world’s largest festival, Tomorrowland for five times to working with world renowned artists such as KSHMR, Marshmello, U2, One Republic, Alan Walker, etc. They have steadily raised India’s flag on world stages for over a decade.

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Online Course

Advance Mixing & Mastering

2 months

  • Preparing session for mixing
  • Gain staging & signal chain for mixing
  • Compression in detail
  • EQ in detail
  • Saturation & Distortion in detail
  • Reverb & Delay in detail
  • Clipper, tape emulations
  • Start mixing a track!
  • Isolating & fixing common problems
  • Layering/grouping sounds or replacing samples
  • Understanding analog color & adding warmth
  • Adding automation to create movement
  • How to get a clean and dynamic mix

Our Online classes come with the following set of advantages​

  • All-Access Pass (6 months)
  • Ableton Live Projects
  • Access to Recorded sessions (6 months)

    Rs. 50,000

    Rs. 25,000

  • 60 training hrs
  • 3 sessions/week
  • 24 Virtual Sessions
  • Beginner level - 20hrs
  • Advance level - 40hrs

Frequently Ask Questions

What is an online live class?

An online live class is an interactive class conducted in real time over Zoom software with experienced instructors at LSA. There are multiple courses offered through online live classes covering Ableton Live training, sound designing, mixing & mastering, sound & audio for TV and films, audio engineering, music business etc

How are Live classes conducted?

Live classes are conducted on Zoom, a cloud based video solution software. Live classes cater to students across the country and furthermore, different countries.

How many students are there in one Live class?

Live classes do not have a maximum cap on the number of students per batch.

How do I confirm my seat or enrol in the Live class?

In order to confirm your seat, a non-refundable advance payment of 1st instalment or 50%of the course fee is payable via bank transfer. The student receives a confirmation email about the course enrolment as soon as we successfully receive the transfer. The pending instalments or 50% fee is payable within 1-2 months of the course commencement. Students can also choose to pay online on our website via Razorpay through easy EMI facilities.

What happens if I fail to clear the pending fees?

In case of some students failing to clear the pending fees, their access to all the course benefits will be revoked and they will not be allowed to attend the remaining sessions. Furthermore, their access to the recorded live sessions and all access pass along with other benefits is revoked too.

Do you offer EMI and instalments?

Yes. If you wish to pay via bank transfer, we offer 2 to 3 instalments depending on the course you select. If you wish to avail of the EMI facility, you can speak with our representative.

Which DAW is used for in the Live Class?

Students are requested to have a laptop/desktop with an active internet connection, a studio quality headphone, Zoom video solution software and Ableton live Suite installed.

What happens if I miss a session?

In case you miss a session, you can go through the recorded live session video which is made available to the students in the membership area on our website on the same day of the live session.

Do you offer demo sessions for Live class?

We do not offer demo sessions. We suggest students to get in touch with our Online course Alumni or go through testimonials on our website, talk to our representative in case of any doubts and to get an idea about the quality of education we provide, before enrolment.

Are there any pre requisites to join the Live classes?

Students are requested to have a laptop/desktop with an active internet connection, a studio quality headphone, Zoom video solution software and Ableton live Suite installed.

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