You'll learn how to:

  • Fix poorly recorded vocals

    Can't afford a professional acoustically-treated studio? Need to turn a closet vocal into ear candy? We'll show you how to get the best results out of any situation.

  • Make a rap vocal sound larger than life

    Do your vocals sound flat, lifeless or buried? Learn how to evaluate, balance and enhance vocals with EQ, compression and time-based effects so they always cut through the mix.

  • Identify and enhance key frequencies

    Not sure which frequencies to boost or cut? Learn how to clean up a vocal by eliminating buildup, removing noise, and identifying the most valuable harmonic content to enhance with equalization.

  • Compress for better tone and dynamics

    Does compression, limiting and multiband dynamics confuse you? We'll teach you how it all works and show you processing techniques particularly effective for mixing hip-hop.

  • Automate for more exciting mixes

    Static mixes are boring! We'll show you various automation tips you can use to bring instant life and excitement to the special moments currently hiding in your song.

  • Construct mind-bending ambiences

    Learn how to use reverb, delay, chorus, distortion and exciters to make your mix sound larger than life.

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Mixing Hip-Hop

Learn how to:

  • Mix great sounding rap vocals that cuts through a mix
  • Make your beats hit harder and stand out
  • Use EQ to clean up and enhance a mix
  • Use compression to control shape, tone and dynamics
  • Create mind-bending ambience with reverb, delay and more
  • Use automation to add instant energy and emotion to a mix

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Tutorial Breakdown

Mixing Rap Vocals:
  1. Cleaning up a rap vocal
  2. Controlling tone and dynamics
  3. Cleaning and enhancing vocals with EQ
  4. Constructing ambience with reverb & delay
  5. Complete mix walkthrough start to finish
  6. Bonus: Vocal cleanup EQ exercise
  7. Bonus: Tips for producing better vocals
Mixing Rap Vocals 2:
  1. Mix walkthrough: Murs
  2. Mix walkthrough: Snoop Dogg
  3. Mix walkthrough: Juicy J
  4. Multiband dynamics workshop
  5. Parallel processing with exciters
  6. Mixing vocal doubles and ad-libs
  7. Tips for mixing chorus vocals
  8. Mixing Arrested Development
Mixing Hip-Hop Beats:
  1. Setting instrument levels
  2. Automation techniques
  3. Mixing low end bass
  4. Mixing snare drums
  5. Mixing strings and horns
  6. Home mastering tips
  7. Mixing peripheral elements
  8. Bonus: Mixing 808s

Choose the one that will help you the most:

Mixing Rap Vocals

The Essentials — 80 min
  • Cleaning up rap vocals
  • Controlling tone and dynamics
  • Enhancing vocals with EQ
  • Creating ambience
  • Tips for producing better vocals

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Mixing Rap Vocals 2

Advanced Techniques — 140 min
  • Mixing Murs, Snoop and Juicy J
  • Multiband compression
  • How to use exciters
  • Doubles and ad-libs
  • Hooks and choruses

Mixing Hip-Hop Beats

Mixing Instrumentals — 80 min
  • Setting perfect instrument levels
  • Emotional automation techniques
  • Making drums & 808s hit hard
  • Enhancing synths
  • Home mastering tips

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A word from Matthew

Hi, I'm Matthew Weiss, a mixing and recording engineer from Philadelphia.

I've mixed a lot of Hip-Hop, including songs for Snoop, Gorilla Zoe, J-Son, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, Gift of Gab, 9th Wonder, Sonny Digital, !llmind and more.

I'm excited to share the techniques I've developed over the years, and my goal is to help you elevate the quality of all your mixes and productions no matter what circumstances or gear you're working with.

In addition to these video tutorials, I also write articles for The Pro Audio Files and encourage you to check those out. Of course, email us if you have any questions.

Mixing Rap Vocals and Hip-Hop Beats Tutorial


  • Does this tutorial only apply to Pro Tools?

    Nope! While Matthew mixes in Pro Tools, the processes he teaches are completely independent of any one particular DAW and will apply to Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms.

  • Do I need to own specific plugins?

    Nope! Matthew uses the plugins he prefers to teach with, but the concepts will apply to any similar signal processing. Matthew may demonstrate with the FabFilter Pro-Q EQ or Sonnox Oxford Dynamics compressor, but the same ideas will apply to any EQ or compressor, including stock plugins inside your DAW.

    Using high quality software can certainly improve your results, but the most important factor is learning to use what you already have as effectively as possible — and that's what we're all about.

  • How is this different than other mixing tutorials?

    Mixing Hip-Hop differs from other tutorials in a lot of ways.

    First, it's process-oriented. Rather than teaching a bunch of techniques that only apply to specific source material, Matthew teaches you what to listen for and how to adapt that to the various demands of each individual record.

    Secondly, the tutorials are aimed directly at Hip-Hop. While a lot of mixing overlaps genres, every style of music has its own unique stylistic world, and those specific nuances are important and shouldn't be overlooked.

    Lastly, Matthew isn't just a highly skilled and accredited engineer, but also a highly skilled educator! There are many great engineers — and many of great teachers — but few excel at both. Matthew communicates complex ideas in an easy to understand and digestible way.

  • Should I buy this now or wait?

    We just released Mixing Rap Vocals 2 and for a limited time we're including a FREE copy of The Maio Collection drum sample library when you purchase Mixing Rap Vocals 2 or the complete bundle. Don't miss out!