Are you confused and frustrated when you’re mixing?
Do you want to take your vocal tracks from Blah To Wow?
Do you want your mixes to have a clear and powerful low end?
Do you want to be able to trust your ears and have confidence in your mixes?
I can take you there with my Hit Makers Club.
I’m Bobby Owsinski, mixer, producer, and author of 23 best-selling books on music, recording and the music business (including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Music Producer’s Handbook and Music 4.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age), as well the creator of online courses like 101 Mixing Tricks and the Music Producer Formula. Recently I also produced and mixed a #2 album on the Billboard blues charts, and a #6 on the iTunes rock charts.
I’m pretty good at presenting difficult material in a way that’s easy to understand, but after offering online courses for a number of years I knew that there was an element that was missing.
That’s why I created the Hit Makers Club.
The Hit Makers Club is different from any other program on mixing that you’ll find. I’ll show you the things about mixing that no one (and I mean no one) ever tells you that make all the difference in the world in how your mixes sound.
These are the things that every A-list mixer uses on every mix (although most of them do it unconsciously). I’ve collected these techniques from some of the world’s greatest mixers, and now I want to show them to you so you can get the same results as well. That’s why it’s called the Hit Makers Club. I want you to have hits, or at least have mixes so good they could be hits.
I want you to feel the confidence that comes with knowing that the gap between you and the experts is no longer as big as you thought.
Here’s How It Works
You get access to all of my mixing and production courses, but they’re laid out in a very specific way that shows you exactly what you need to know to boost your mixing skills in a big way.
You start with the basics of mixing (the real secrets that no one ever tells you) in the Music Mixing Primer, go to Editing Secrets of the Pros to learn the mix prep and editing techniques used on big-time mixers, then discover how to add the sonic fairy dust that takes a mix from good to great with my 101 Mixing Tricks course.
From there we go into production with Music Producer Formula (along with the Ultimate Production Hacks bonus course), and then learn how to market yourself and your music with my Brand Your Music Crash Course.
But that’s not all. You get continued support through the private and exclusive Hit Makers Club Facebook group, monthly Workshop Webinars that show you new mixing and production techniques, and monthly Q&A Webinars where I’ll answer any and all of your questions. Plus you’ll also get notifications on new blog posts, podcasts and events that you’ll find both helpful and interesting.
All courses are available to you 24/7 and the techniques will work on any DAW or genre of music!
Benefits Of Becoming A Hit Makers Club Member
1. Your Mixes Will Sound Better
That’s no lie and there are hundreds of comments to prove it (see some below). You’ll learn things that will elevate your very next mix to a level you never dreamed of.
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2. Close The Gap Between You And The Experts
4. Have Confidence In What Your Hearing And Doing
One thing’s for sure, when your mixes sound great,
you’re going to feel so much better about your music!
Hit Makers Club Components
Component #1: The Courses
The Music Mixing Primer
You’ll learn the real fundamentals of mixing that no one ever tells you (many that you won’t find anywhere else) yet are so crucial to how you mix sounds. When it comes down to it, it’s the mixing basics that make your mix sound professional!
Module 1 – Getting The Proper Balance
- Setting proper levels and gain staging
- How to set the perfect balance between the bass and drums
- How to set the perfect balance between the vocal and track
- The trick to panning
Module 2 – Using Compression
- The different types of compressors and when to use them (not found anywhere else)
- How to set up the compressor to breathe with the track (not found anywhere else)
- How to set up the compression on the bass and drums
- How to set up the compression on the vocals
- How to set up the compression on the mix buss
Module 3 – Using The EQ
- The best way to use the EQ for track clarity and separation
- The High-pass filter: the mixer’s secret weapon
- EQing the bass and drums
- EQing the vocals
- Frequency juggling to make every track fit perfectly in the mix
Module 4 – Effects
- The secret to getting effects to fit in the mix
- Timing delays to the track
- Timing reverbs to the track
- Getting bigger sounds with modulation
- An effects setup that always works
Editing Tricks of the Pros
The essential studio DAW editing skills necessary to properly prepare sessions to mix. Use these tricks to make your tracks sound tighter and eliminate noises (even ones you think no one can hear, but they do) to make your cleaner and more transparent.
- How to eliminate noises from a track
- How to eliminate clicks and pops from a track
- Fixing track timing (the key to a professional mix)
- Tightening releases for a tight track (not found anywhere else)
101 Mixing Tricks
101 Mixing Tricks features 101 mix sweetening techniques taken from the finest mixing engineers in every genre of music.
Module #1: In Your Face Tricks
16 mixing tricks on balance, panning, automation, EQ, sound replacement, and compression that will add some amazing interest to any mix.
Module #2: Mondo Effects Tricks
18 mixing tricks designed to help you get the same reverb and delay effects of the mixing greats, like creating that famous Abbey Road reverb sound that blends seamlessly into the track.
Module #3: Interesting Instrument Tricks
23 mixing tricks that specifically cover guitar, bass, and keyboards, which includes how to get the famous Elton John piano sound, or a bass sound that pops through small speakers.
Module #4: Wicked Cool Drum and Percussion Sounds
28 tricks for getting killer drum and percussion sounds, like the way the best mixers make a mediocre sounding kit into the punchiest sounding drums you ever heard.
Module #5: Bad-Ass Vocals
16 tricks for getting lead and background vocals that either pop out of a mix, or blend in just right.
Music Producer Formula
Even if you’re not interested in making the jump into production yet, there’s a lot of information worth knowing in this course that will help you during recording and in your business. If you want to make the transition to production now, everything you need to know is here including:
- How to become a producer
- The typical producer’s deal and how you get paid for either a label or indie project
- The different types of music producers (bet you didn’t know there was more than one)
- How a producer can actually prosper in the new world of digital music (contrary to what many will tell you)
- How to assemble a project budget that always works and manages to keep both the artist and the financier happy
- The typical label budgets of today, both indie and major
- How to hire and pay session and union musicians
- How to set up a recording schedule that ensure’s that you’ll be able to finish any size project no matter what
- The pitfalls of self-production and how you can avoid them
- All the creative aspects of production, like analyzing and fixing a song or arrangement, music troubleshooting, and getting the best from musicians and vocalists
- And much, much more.
Brand Your Music Crash Course
You can’t develop your brand until you know what it is, and this course will help you not only discover it, but cultivate it so you and your music can stand out from the crowd.
- What Is A Brand
- How Other Popular Music Brands Work
- How To Discover Your Brand
- How To Develop Your Brand
- How To Create Your Logo
- What Makes A Great Press-Worthy Photo
Works On Any DAW
Works On Any Genre Of Music
No Special Plugins Required
Component #2: The Monthly Webinars
Another thing that sets a Hit Makers Club membership apart from any other program is the monthly webinars designed to get you up to speed on new techniques or personally answer your questions. These consists of:
1. Invites to the monthly Workshop Webinars. An exclusive look at the latest mixing and production techniques just for you every month.
2. Invites to the monthly Q&A Webinars. Here’s your chance to get the answer to that burning question or problem that’s holding you back directly from Bobby.
3. Access to replays of the webinars. You may not be able to make the live webinars, but there’s always a recording to refer back to later. In fact, check out all of them in the archive.
4. Invites to the monthly Deconstructed Hits Webinar. This monthly webinar takes an inside look at the background, sound, production and mix of a well-known hit that you suggest. Of course, it’s recorded so you can watch the replay later if you can’t attend the live webinar.
Component #3: The Private Facebook Group
Benefit From The Powerful
The Hit Makers Club was created by producer/mixer/author Bobby Owsinski with the idea of like-minded musicians, producers, songwriters and engineers helping each other (along with help from Bobby) through a closed and private Facebook group. Questions about mixing techniques, plugins, DAWs, recording, production and music business are posed and answered on a daily basis, thanks to the widespread experience from the group.
Those who are serious about maintaining or increasing their skills in mixing and music production join the HMC. We support each other, share strategies and case studies, and alert one another of new gear, software and features and how to use them.
Consider the HMC the helpful studio mentor you never had. Even better, it’s the equivalent of hundreds of mentors in one place!
Get Help Fast
Within the HMC community there are hundreds of producers, engineers, mixers, and musicians with a wide range of studio experience. They provide a diverse cross-section of skills and musical genre. Whatever your problem, chances are that Bobby or someone else has already dealt with it.
Stay On Top Of Industry Changes
Things change fast in the music business both from a technical and a business standpoint. The Hit Makers Club will make sure that you’re aware of the latest advances, newest plugins, DAWs and hardware, and music business transformations that affect how you make music, regardless of your skill level or whether you’re a pro or hobbyist.
Component #4: Core Training Materials
Component #5: Alerts To New Blog Posts, Podcasts, And Live Events
For a short time, you’ll also get access to these 2 very cool additional courses.
Vintage Mixing Tricks: The tried and true techniques for getting the best out vintage plugins like the 1176, Pultec, dbx 160, EMT 244 and 245, and the famous but elusive Hank Marvin echo.
Ultimate Production Hacks: Cool solutions to everyday studio production dilemmas, including vocal hacks, guitar hacks, drum and percussion hacks, plus a grab bag of assorted production tips guaranteed to make you look like a hero on your next production.
What HMC Subscribers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from me. Let HMC subscribers do the talking!
“I’ve applied a lot of what I’ve learned from you and from what I’ve learned from the others who share their experiences also. I guess you could say your Mix Tricks and Hit Makers Club have been a great success for me in what I’ve gained in new business. People/bands like what I’m doing and call it “professional sounding”. I just can’t buy that kind of critique and the confidence that adds to what I’m trying to do here. You’ve been extremely big part of the gains I’ve made in knowledge through your books and interactions. Man, I owe you a big “Thank you” for all your help.”Oz Amaro
“There are many things that I appreciate about the Hit Makers Club, but I think the most important is that you are teaching things that are not being taught by other providers. I love the way you explain things and make things clear to understand. I wish I could have found this program a lot sooner ( I spent a lot of money buying other programs only to find out they were all teaching the same thing ).Thank you for bringing new fresh content to the rest of us.”Luis Diaz
“I’m thrilled with The Hit Makers Club. The webinars and courses I’ve seen so far to be super informative and helpful and good use of time. I can say without a doubt that, already, you’ve made me a better mixer, and I’m applying what I’ve learned from you.”Buddy Gill
“I am enjoying the HMC! Since its inception I have learned from you and other members! It’s nice to have such a varied group of people who have a gamut of experience and expertise! I love the fact that I can reach out and touch someone when I have a problem with my production. Someone will either give me the answers I seek or guide me to a place where I can get what I need. Everyone appears to be dead serious about making the best music they can possibly make and they are willing to help others do the same! Congrats to you Bobby for starting a club that will produce many, many hits real soon!”Sidney Thurman
“The HMC is a fantastic resource. To me it is more of a community where aspiring engineers and producers can share knowledge, ask questions and it’s administered by Bobby Owsinski, who’s industry experience speaks for itself. I am impressed with Bobby’s short response time, encouragement and engagement with us all. If you really want a dynamic learning and sharing atmosphere, HMC has been well worth it for me.“Greg Kosic
“HMC is good for me because I get helpful tips from people asking questions and getting answers. It’s like cutting edge and I feel it puts me right there in present time with changes in the industry and new innovations in mixing.“Lawrence Lynn
“No BS, your life-long treasure of knowledge is very special. I find your method of teaching is embedded in the theory and deep understanding of why things work the way they do, and constantly tying things to real-life examples that is priceless. It’s made my mixes significantly better.“Itzhak Yaron
“I only have positive things to say! I am so grateful that I found you and your program. You’ve taken my music to a much higher level and it wouldn’t have happened without The Hit Makers Club.”Jennifer Muhawi
“Your videos have re shaped the way I mix. I “was” first a producer and secondly a mixing engineer BUT I am now respected through my circuit as a true engineer and I’m making money. I’m actually making money! This is a direct result because I applied your technical teachings from your vids with my current ability to produce. You allowed me on the Hit Makers Club to ask questions to specific needs that I had regrading mixing and mastering. I received true legitimate feedback from YOU and other professionals which most of the time I feel had much more knowledge of the industry than me. I’ve grown more in 6 months than I have in 6 years. Seriously Bobby, thank you!”Paul Sofsky
“I believe your vision for HMC is a combination of cutting edge and contemporary but most importantly, timeless engineering principles that focus on good fundamentals, and as you tell me “Use your ears not your eyes” I am and will continue to use all your teaching resources and look forward to many more in the future.”Matthew Bowe
“I applied 3 of your mixing tricks with complete success!!! i was so excited! Reverbs that dialed right in, and some great use of filters, creating really cool mixing landscapes. It’s really been the best nuggets of advise and steered me in really great new directions!!“Jon Reddish
Seriously, there are a hundred more comments just like this.
Become a member today and start taking your mixes to the next level.
- Access to all Mixing and Production courses
- Access to the private Hit Makers Club Facebook Group
- Access to the Monthly Q&A webinars
- Access to the Monthly Workshop Webinars
- Access to the Q&A and Workshop Webinar replays
- Access to the Core Training Materials
- Helpful blog posts, podcasts and live events
- The Ultimate Production Hacks course
- The Vintage Gear Mixing Tricks course
- $39/month if paid annually
- 101 Mixing Tricks course
- Private Hit Makers Club Facebook Group
- Monthly Q&A webinars
- Q&A Webinar replays
- Core Training Materials
- Helpful blog posts, podcasts and live events
- $20/month if paid annually
- Exclusive Hit Makers Club Facebook Group
- Core Training Materials
- Q&A Webinar replays
- Helpful blog posts, podcasts and live events
- $15/month if paid annually
All of these courses individually totaled would sell for $985, and that doesn’t even include the Core Training Materials or Monthly Workshop and Q&A Webinars.
Select your preferred tier NOW to become a member of the Hit Makers Club and start using the techniques of the best mixers in the world!
You may still have some questions, so here are the FAQs
What exactly is the Hit Makers Club?
What are the Core Training Materials?
These are materials and perks that every Hit Maker Club member receives, including a variety of useful mixing, production and mastering ebooks, downloadable cheat sheets and PDFs, live event discounts, the exclusive monthly newsletter, and weekly podcast and blog post notifications.
What’s about the private Facebook Group?
The private Facebook group is only for members of the Hit Makers club. It’s an extremely active and helpful community that allows you to ask questions, search out answers, and help others who are like you. It is not available to outside Facebook users – only to Hit Maker Club members.
What if I can’t make a live webinar?
All Q&A and workshop webinars are recorded and a replay is made available within 24 hours. A full replay complete with the chat can be accessed via a link that will be automatically sent to you as soon as it becomes available. Otherwise, it will be posted on a dedicated portion of the Hit Makers Club website, which can be accessed any time via your dashboard.
What is the Monthly Q&A webinar?
It’s a webinar just for you to ask any question about music, the music business, recording, mixing or production. You can ask a question by sending me an email beforehand, or ask in the chat room during the webinar.
What is the Monthly Workshop?
The monthly Workshop is a monthly webinar that provides a step by step guide on a specific recording, mixing or production topic. There’s also a Q&A period at the end that lasts about 30 minutes.
Is there a free trial?
At this time there isn’t, but you can cancel your account at the end of the month and you’ll no longer be charged.
Can I change my tier or cancel my account later?
Yes, you can change your tier at any time or cancel your account. If you decide to cancel then your credit card will no longer be charged after the end of the current month.
Do I have to commit to a long contract?
No way, unless you want to save some money. You can sign up for a month to month subscription, or get 2 free months on the annual plan.
What type of payments do you accept?
Any type of credit card is accepted via Stripe, or you can subscribe via Paypal.
Is there a price break for an annual plan?
Absolutely. You get up to 33% off the regular monthly price if you sign up for the year.
Are there live events too?
What's up with the blog posts and podcasts?
I have two blogs that have been running for over 6 years and have almost 5,000 posts between them. My Music Production blog posts every weekday about new gear, production tips and tricks, industry news and isolated tracks from hits (a fan favorite). It’s been named among the top 10 music blogs multiple times.
I post on my Music 3.0 blog 4 times a week about music business news, social media as it pertains to music, music business techniques and tips, and a Friday Music Business Roundup post. It’s also been named as one of the best music blogs multiple times.
My Inner Circle Podcast features interviews with producers, engineers, mixers, manufacturers and music biz execs, along with some quick music industry news updates. The weekly podcast is now in its 4th year.
You can check these out on your own and subscribe directly, or receive the weekly post updates as part of your Hit Maker Club membership.