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multiple Grammy Award-Winning EngineerwithRECORDSMIXING HITThe Craft of
multiple Grammy Award-Winning EngineerwithMIXING HITRECORDSThe Craft of
Leslie Brathwaite

Credits: Cardi B / Jack Harlow / Ludacris / Beyoncé / Jay-Z / Pharrell / Michael Jackson / OutKast / Ariana Grande / Lil Uzi Vert

Course Details

  Key Topics

This course takes students through a variety of topics related to the process of mixing audio, professionalism and the music industry, and ear training.


1 Course

  Available Start Dates

May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1 (6 weeks, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

NOTE: This course is taught by industry professional(s) and is not included within Full Sail University’s scope of accreditation. No course credits are available for this course.

About This Course

Mixing music is an art form, and if you want to understand it, you need to learn from the best. That’s where Full Sail University Hall of Fame alumni Leslie Brathwaite comes in - he’s a mix engineer who has spent his career working with some of the music industry’s biggest names on some of their most iconic songs and albums. In this exclusive Full Sail DC3 course, Leslie takes you through what’s he’s learned along the way - like how to work with artists and producers, how to build up a mix piece by piece, and not only which tools Leslie uses for the job, but more importantly… why. It’s a hands-on tour through the craft of mixing, with one of the best to guide you.

What You'll Learn

  • The landscape of the music industry from a mixing perspective
  • A look into Leslie's process when he mixes a hit song
  • How to train your ears to become a better mix engineer
  • How to impact the way people feel through music as well as the way you professionally present yourself

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Meet Your Instructor

Leslie Brathwaite

Mix Engineer

Leslie Brathwaite is a 19-time Grammy® Award-winning mix engineer based in Atlanta. He graduated from Full Sail’s Recording Arts program in 1992, and began his career assisting producer Dallas Austin, earning credits on albums like Boyz II Men's II and Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. From there, opportunities poured in, and Leslie established himself as a go-to mix engineer and producer – working with artists including Jay Z, Madonna, T.I., and more. Today, his list of mixing credits includes Pharrell Williams, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Lil Uzi Vert, Ludacris, Outkast, N.E.R.D., T-Pain, Future, Björk, Rick Ross, TLC, Gucci Mane and many more.

Leslie Brathwaite, wearing a green hoodie, sits with his arms folded on a desk with two of his Grammy awards in front of him. Behind him are framed gold records and billboard awards of songs he has mixed.
"You may be coming to learn how to make things sound a certain way - what you will end up learning is how to make people feel a certain way."

Course Outline

Who This Is For

Full Sail DC3’s The Craft of Mixing course contains valuable insights for aspiring industry professionals looking to develop their mixing skills, as well as project studio musicians and engineers wanting to raise the quality of their mixes.

  • Audio Engineers
  • Producers
  • Mix Engineers
  • Vocal Engineers
  • Assistant Engineers
  • Drum Engineers
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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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Why Choose Full Sail DC3?

  • 40 Years of Experience

    Built by Full Sail University, using everything we’ve learned in 40+ years of offering hands-on, project-based degrees for the world of entertainment media and emerging technologies.

  • Innovative Original Courses

    In addition to single courses eligible for Full Sail course credit, Full Sail DC3 features original content built around what you want to learn.

  • Curriculum Designed in Collaboration with Industry Leaders

    All Full Sail DC3 curriculum is created in collaboration with people who’ve done the work and know the subject - from sportscasting to audio engineering.

  • Real-Time Access to Educators

    As a Full Sail DC3 student, you’ll be able to ask questions and get feedback on your work so you can improve and build your skills.

  • University-Level Support

    Full Sail DC3 students have access to many of the same support systems that drive Full Sail - from digital resources to Full Sail One, our university community platform.

  • Flexible Learning Paths

    We built Full Sail DC3 to give you the freedom to choose your learning path - take a single course to learn a new skill or start building course credit you can use towards a university degree - it’s up to you.

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