Learn The Secrets Of Nashville’s Most Sought-After Producer/Mixer

When it comes to Pop-Rock and Country, Nashville is the capitol of the world.

In fact, the music scene in Nashville is so competitive that, in order to even make a humble living as a musician or producer, you have to be world-class.

Well, over the past few years, Producer/Mixer F. Reid Shippen has managed to do a lot more than that!

He’s engineered and produced countless legendary artists, such as Death Cab For Cutie, Cage The Elephant, Neil Young, The Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Eric Church, Johnny Lang, and Chris Tomlin, mixed hundreds of chart topping singles and won multiple Grammy Awards.

Quickly establishing himself as the first-call producer/mixer in Nashville.

With this tutorial, Reid shares his secrets and teaches you his exact process:

  • Get a complete breakdown of Reid’s mix of Jaclyn James’ – Believe (prod. by Warren Huart)
  • Understand how to layer multiple instruments to build tension and excitement in the song and take the listener on a musical journey.
  • Discover Reids mixing setup and learn which techniques he uses to create mixes that your listeners will never forget.

If you want to advance your career in music, this is your chance.

Skip years of painful trial and error, by learning from one of the best producers/mixer in the industry.


What You’ll Learn

A Grammy-Winner’s Mixing Process:
A Comprehensive Breakdown

In this course, F. Reid Shippen walks you through his entire mixing process of Jaclyn James’ – ‘Believe’ from A-Z.

Jaclyn James is an amazing songwriter, keyboardist, and syth-programmer who has worked with Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue.

‘Believe’ was produced by multi-platinum engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Rick Springfield) at the wonderful Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN.

If you’ve ever heard about Blackbird, you’ll know that they’ve accumulated the best gear collection in the world. From a wide variety of drumkits, to guitars and amps, all the way to microphones and vintage outboard equipment: This place is any engineers wet dream.

And it shows! The recordings sound absolutely fantastic, and you’ll have a blast following along with Reid and mixing them yourself!

Hybrid Mixing

One question we always get is: Is it even worth to use a hybrid mixing setup?

And if so, what’s the best way to blend analogue and digital processing?

Coming from the analogue realm, Reid has come up with a perfect solution which combines the best qualities of both analogue and digital – and he breaks down his setup step by step!


Achieve Massive Rock Drums

Drums can be one of the most challenging elements to get right in the mix. There are simply so many varliables!

In this chapter, Reid teaches you the techniques you need to achieve maximum impact and excitement in organic drum recordings.

Get an up-close look at Reid’s EQ moves, discover how to utilize intelligent transient designers and saturation, and learn which compressors are best suited to achieve MASSIVE kicks and snares. (Seriously, when I first heard this little-known plugin, I was blown away!)

Oh, I almost forgot: You’ll also receive a Blackbird chamber recording, which was used to create the world-famous Kings Of Leon snare sound!

Lush & Spacious Vocals

If you want your song to be successful, you have you get the vocals right. Period.

Thats why professional engineers spend most of their time fine-tuning vocals!

Discover new ways to combine analogue and digital equipment, and create 3-dimensional and cinematic vocals that your listeners will fall in love with.

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Craft Outstanding Guitar Tones

Guitars are the heart of every Rock track. Over the years, Reid has discovered mixing techniques that’ll make any guitar shine.

Learn how to use Exciters, Widening, Chorus and Tremolo effects to add character and excitement to your guitars, while keeping them out of the way of the vocals and bass.

This tutorial provides fool-proof instructions to achieve pro guitar sounds with ease!

Skillfully Blend Synths & Electric Guitars

Blending Synths and Electric guitars can be challenging  for multiple reasons:

Firstly, both instruments take up a wide range of the frequency spectrum, which can lead to muffled mixes that lack definition and clarity.

Secondly, it can be hard to blend electronic and organic instruments in a way that doesn’t feel like they were randomly thrown together.

Reid teaches you how create a massive 3-dimensional soundstage, where all elements work together, and compliment each other beautifully.

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Learn Not Just How But WHY

Learning new mixing techniques and tricks is great, but the important question is:

How, when, and why should you use them?

In this course, Reid guides you through his workflow and explains the thought process behind every decision in detail.

So you can apply the same process and midset to your future mixes and achieve great results every time!

Bring Your Mix to A Competitive Loudness:
Master Bus Processing

Master bus processing is crucial – especially if you want to release your songs right away.

Learn how to take your mix to a competitive loudness, so it can stand up next to any commercial release. – Without losing the dynamics and feel you’ve worked so hard for!

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Use The FX-Chains Of A Grammy Winner

In this course, Reid breaks down over 15 of his go-to effects chains for vocals, drums and bass.

These chains have carefully developed over years of experimentation and trial and error. And they simply work!

Now, with the click of a button, you can discover and utilize the same processing Reid does, and achieve professional sounds FAST:

After taking this class, you won’t have to worry about your delay, reverb and compression settings any longer, and will  be able to mix quickly and intuitively!

Multitracks to Build Your Resume

We’ve included the all multitracks of Jaclyn James’ – Believe so you can mix the song for yourself. We’ve also included a license for you to use your mix on your website or portfolio to help you grow your mixing business.


Topics Covered

Mixing Workflow

Which order should you mix your tracks in?

Studio Setup


Compression (using compressors for sound coloration)

Parallel Compression

Side-chain Compression

Multiband Compression

FX: Reverb, Delay & Widening


Sub Groups & Bussing

Hybrid Mixing

Automatic EQ

Transient Designers



Masterbus Processing

What people are saying about this course

This is the best video you’ve done in my opinion! Thanks!

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This is really inspiring to make music!!! The information is excellent!!!!

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Endorsed by Legends and Pros Alike

Isaac Slade

Issac Slade

Singer/Songwriter The Fray
Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas

Legendary Producer
Joe Perry

Joe Perry

Guitarist – Aerosmith
John Krivit

John Krivit

Past President, Audio Engineering Society

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Don’t wait to get your hands on this amazing content. You can buy this course right now for only $57. If for any reason you don’t feel that your mixing has improved after watching this course, simply shoot us an email within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be both streamed and downloaded. You’ll have access to download the files and stream any course for life!

Yes! The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have great stock plugins!

Not exclusively, but you will absolutely see some stock plugins!

Our courses are for everyone passionate about music, from beginners to professionals. Your mentors explain both HOW and WHY they use specific concepts and techniques.

Yup! We include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for every single course and bundle we offer! If any of our lessons don’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!