Multi-tracks from real bands. Pro Mixers Live & On-Demand. Private Producers Community.

The world’s best online recording school for rock and metal producers

Join NailTheMix now and you’ll get a new multi-track session every month from a legit, world-class band — past bands include Meshuggah, Machine Head, Periphery, Papa Roach, State Champs, Chelsea Grin, and Gojira.

Along with those sessions, we bring the producer to you wherever you are with live-streaming classes taught by top mixers like Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, and Of Mice & Men), Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach), Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep), Taylor Larson (From First To Last, Veil Of Maya), and Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Paramore). After each of those live-streams, you’ll have on-demand access to classes taught by top mixers.

As a bonus, you get access to the most incredible exclusive audio community. Ever wish you had more audio friends? Join thousands of other peers and the pros in our exclusive forum to talk shop, trade mix credits, and just hang out!

Sneak Preview:
High On Fire "Electric Messiah"

Kurt Ballou is a musician, engineer and producer known for his work as the guitarist of Converge and engineer/producer of artists such as Beastmilk, Nails, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange, High On Fire, and Zeal and Ardor. He started his studio, God City in 1995 and has been at its present location in Salem, MA since 2003.

Just some of our guest mixers

Tue Madsen
Mixed “MonstroCity” by Meshuggah
Adam “Nolly” Getgood
Mixed “Prayer Position” by Periphery
Andrew Wade
Mixed “Can’t Kick Up The Roots” by Neck Deep
Kane Churko
Mixed “Face Everything and Rise” by Papa Roach
Kyle Black
Mixed “Secrets” by State Champs
Taylor Larson
Mixed “Fragments” by Jason Richardson

How does it work?

World-class Multi-tracks

Every month we’ll send you multi-tracks and a reference mix for a song recorded by top level engineers. Imagine being free to mix up to your potential, no longer held back by poorly recorded source material!

Mixing Competition

Here’s your opportunity to Nail The Mix! Once we release the multi-tracks you’ll have around 2 weeks to complete and submit your mix for our monthly competition. Everyone votes and anyone can win sweet audio-software and hardware prizes.

Live QNA Webinars

Join our live QnA and ask us questions! We’ll also co-host a video chat with the winner of the mix competition and they’ll discuss their mix, in detail. Learning from your peers is one of the most effective ways to improve your mixing.

Live Mix Event

Last but not least, we’ll host a live stream where we’ll mix the song, and answer your questions while doing it. This is your chance to be in the room during a pro mix session. And don’t worry, if you miss the event you can always enjoy it later via VOD.

 

Monthly Winners

Every month, for each mix session, the community votes on who has the best mix. Our members are the best in the business. These are a few of the winners.

  • Nail the Mix Membership
  • $19.99
    Per Month
  • New multi-track song files each month
  • Portfolio Builder: High quality stems you can mix and add to your portfolio
  • Monthly Mix competitions with prizes
  • Live QNA webinar chats
  • Access to exclusive audio forum “Private Producer’s Club” with industry’s most active audio professionals
  • BONUS subscription to the Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast
  • BONUS subscription to the Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t make it to a live stream event?
Don’t worry, you will have access to a VOD (Video On Demand) replay of the event for as long as you’re subscribed.

Does it matter which DAW I use?
No. The files we provide are stemmed in wav format so you can just import them into your DAW, and get to mixing! We also include meter, tempo, and song information.

Does it matter what kind of plugins I own?
No, you don’t need to have the same plugins we have. Plugins are tools for audio just like a hammer is a tool for construction. Plugins come in a variety of colors & tones, and they each provide a way to sculpt your mix. We educate you on all kinds of plugins, when how and why to use them, and we often give you additional solutions using alternative plugins for solving mixing problems with similar results. As long as you understand the reasons behind the decision making, you’ll know what to do. Oh and pro-tip, every DAW comes with stock plugins that are more than good enough for Nail the Mix.

Do I have to enter the mix competition?
No. But, we encourage it because it’s fun, and you’ll learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a mixer. You won’t win cool prizes if you don’t compete!

If I join down the road can I still access previous months?
No, you can only access the files and videos for the months you’ve paid for. If you want a previous month’s material, you can purchase each one separately.

But what if I subscribe midway through the month?
Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the current month you paid for plus our first month’s (November 2015) files.

What if I am already a podcast subscriber?
Thank you! Make sure and upgrade to Fan Level or higher, then send an email with proof of your subscription, username, and email address to support@urm.academy

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit cards or debit cards from Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Can I download the videos?
The videos are stream-able as long as you’re subscribed. However, they are not to be redistributed or rebroadcast in any way without explicit permission from Joey Sturgis Forum Podcast LLC.

Can I use these tracks for my portfolio?
Yes and no. Some tracks automatically get flagged on Content ID systems such as Soundcloud or YouTube. We take no responsibility in your activites outside of Nail the Mix. You may attempt to use your mix of a track provided by Nail the Mix solely for the purpose of your portfolio but only by following these legal and ethical terms and conditions: Up to 45 seconds of any portion of any track may be used as long as the original artist, producers, and engineers are properly credited. The proper information required for use of the track will be posted each month with the song description.