SoundGirls Members have the chance to receive a 1000€ (euro) scholarship provided to SoundGirls members from Mix With The Masters. There are three scholarships available for the week-long session with award-winning engineer Marcella Araica & Producer Danja.
This is a week-long seminar valued at 4,000€ and includes lectures and workshops, accommodation within the mansion, catering (breakfast, lunch, dinner) the fitness room, swimming pool and shuttles from Avignon to the studio.
You must have an advanced understanding of audio and work as producer/mixer/engineer to attend Mix with the Masters.
Session Dates: March 24 -30, 2020
Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020
You are responsible for Travel to France and the remainder of the balance to Mix with the Masters.
- private bedroom, on-site within the mansion for 6 nights
- Full-board accommodation with meals prepared by gourmet chefs on-site
- Return shuttle services from Avignon to Studios La Fabrique
- Unlimited drinks and snacks throughout the week
- Approximately 50 hours in the studio with the guest speaker
- One-on-one time between you and the master to assess and work on your own material
- Professional photography done throughout the week, including portrait shots of you with the Master
- Hundreds of full-resolution photos shared with you afterward via a download link, to keep and use as you please
- A certificate of completion issued on behalf of Mix With the Masters and Studios La Fabrique, signed by the Master if you wish
- Exclusive MWTM merchandise given only to seminar attendees: embossed Moleskine notepads, pens, mugs, t-shirts, USB keys, and stickers.
- Use of the La Fabrique swimming pool, garden, fitness centre, and scenic walks
- Nearby access to the enchanting town of St. Rémy de Provence
Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, has swiftly burgeoned into a towering beacon of talent as one of the music industry’s hottest, most prolific sound engineers. Credited for mixing over one hundred chart-topping tunes, Marcella has had the opportunity of working with world-renowned musical icons such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Joe Jonas, and Missy Elliot, along with super producers Timbaland, Danja, and Polow Da Don. In just a few short years, this musical mastermind has already accomplished what most strive to achieve in a lifetime.
Nate “Danja” Hills is one of the most sought after writers and producers in pop music today and is a two-time Grammy Award winner, four-time Grammy nominee and SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Danja boasts a catalog that features twelve #1 Billboard Singles including “SexyBack,” “My Love,” “Lovestoned” and “What Goes Around Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake, “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right” by Nelly Furtado, “Give It to Me” and “The Way I Are” by Timbaland, “Gimme More” by Britney Spears, “4 Minutes” by Madonna, “Sober” by Pink and “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson. In addition, Danja has written and produced songs for a who’s who of popular music including, among others, 50 Cent, Bjork, Ciara, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, Jo Jo, Katherine McPhee, Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, T.I., T-Pain and Usher
The process of greatness fostering greatness has long been recognized and is the reason why masterclasses are organized. The Mix With The Master’s seminars is part of this tradition, offering an exchange of in-depth first-hand studio experience and knowledge that is unparalleled and not available anywhere else. Each seminar is conducted by one of the world’s top music mixers and producers, ready to share their professional secrets with a select group of a maximum of 14 carefully-screened, professional-level participants, who come from all over the world.
One factor that contributes to the enormous success of the seminars is that all tutors support the general MWTM ethos, which is about the love of music, music technology and wanting to help others. Participants also are in part selected on displaying similar, positive attitudes. The fact that the seminars last a full week is another major contributory factor because it offers tutors the time and space to go into real depth, and the participants the opportunity to spend a prolonged time watching a master at his peak, and to ask any question they can think of.
The tutors share exclusive, insider-information on any subject: detailed technical knowledge, how to run sessions, how to handle artists, how to manage a career, the right attitude, how to remain successful, and more. The tutors also assess the work of the participants, by listening to their mixes and mixing recording sessions that they bring, and providing extensive feedback to each participant on where they are at, and how they can get to where they want to be. This is invaluable and offers participants wanting to become world-class professionals in their own right a unique advantage.
Another primary factor in making the MWTM seminars exceptional is that they take place at La Fabrique, a large, comfortable, high-end recording studio located in a picturesque historic building, surrounded by huge, lush grounds, and set in the south-east for France in one of the world’s most beautiful environments. The secluded and idyllic location offers the participants and tutors a lot of space to relax and recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the all-demanding intensity of their regular professional environments.
Because the courses are residential, the participants and tutor work, eat, socialize, and sleep in the same environment. While tutors, and participants, will at times opt to retire to their private quarters, there is ample opportunity for social interaction outside of the studio environment. Participants interact extensively with each other and the tutor, making it easier to assimilate the intangible qualities necessary to be successful at the highest level—presence, focus, social skills, intelligence, creativity, the right attitude, and so on.
In short, for seven days participants can experience mixing with a master in both senses of the phrase, mixing and interacting with them. Get more information about Studio La Fabrique