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Get "Flag Of The Beast" multi-tracks + a mixing class from WZRD BLD
This month on NTM: WZRD BLD
Love em or hate em, nobody does this style better than EMMURE. Their albums have long set the standard for slamming, percussive, and insanely aggressive mixes that feel like someone sledgehammering your face - and their latest release "Look At Yourself" is no exception with a ridiculous hard-hitting mix courtesy of WZRD BLD (Fear Factory, WCAR, Motionless In White). We're stoked to welcome him to NTM to mix their single "Flag Of The Beast" and drop some knowledge on how he crafted the album. This session is a must-watch for anyone who wants to add that extra layer of punch, aggression and power to their mixes!
What's challenging + fun about this song (according to WZRD BLD):
  •  The song is all about emotion. I know that sounds weird, BUT what I mean is it has to feel explosive and make you want to beat your chest. That’s always been Emmure’s MO (and one that Joey captured very well on SOTD) so my priority goal was to make sure every section felt like a ton of bricks hitting you.
  •  With it being 8-string guitars it really starts to blur the lines between guitar and bass and since they have one guitarist, my goal was to basically marry the bass and guitar into one big storming instrument. That takes a lot of carving and EQ’ing in the low-mids.  
  •  The song is really mixed more like a rap song than a metal song to enhance the focal point of Frankie since he is such an enigmatic force. My levels on this song are significantly different than other more straight forward metal bands so I would suggest listening to some hip hop to see some of the comparisons I made in the overall balance! 
PS- You'll also be entered to win over $655 in prizes from Drumforge!
About Nail The Mix
Learn to mix from the guys who made your favorite albums
NAIL THE MIX is an online mixing school created by Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi - the guys who produced bands like TDWP, Chelsea Grin, Blessthefall, Machine Head, Monuments, Miss May I, The Black Dahlia Murder, Reflections, Born Of Osiris, Asking Alexandria and dozens more of this generation's best metal bands.

Every month, NAIL THE MIX members get exclusive access to the REAL MULTI-TRACK SESSIONS from a REAL ALBUM, and a 6-8 hour live streaming class from the producer who mixed it. These aren't bogus covers played by some nobody off of YouTube, these are the actual sessions by bands like Periphery, A Day To Remember, Chelsea GrinMachine Head, Gojira and Papa Roach - and NTM is the only place in the world you'll get access to them!
Trust me... until you've worked with world-class source material, you have no idea what you're missing. Getting access to this stuff is a GAME CHANGER!
Frequently Asked Questions (and our answers)
 When I sign up for Nail The Mix, do I get access to all the previous episodes and stems?
No-- that wouldn’t be fair to the subscribers who signed up before you. Nail the Mix works like a magazine subscription: you get the current month's session, every new session that comes out while you're a member, and the ability to purchase past months' sessions on demand (just visit the "Previous Stems" section of NTM Members site).
How do I cancel my account or change my payment method?
Rest assured that we will never, ever make it hard for you to cancel! Just get in touch with support ( or our Facebook support assistant ( - please be sure to reach out at least 48 hours before your subscription renews to avoid any issues.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept credit cards or debit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We do NOT accept PAYPAL. 
 I can’t make it to the live mixing class, oh no!
Don’t worry partner. You can watch recordings of all the mixing classes you own on demand. Links are available in the Multi-tracks section on the Nail the Mix member area:
Does it matter which DAW I use?
No. All files are supplied in wav format so you can just import them into your DAW, and get to mixing! We also include meter, tempo, and song information.
When will I be billed?
Every 30 days, on the initial purchase date. So if you sign up on the 15th of this month, you'll be billed on the 15th of next month. If you purchased an annual subscription, you will be billed 365 days from the initial purchase date.
 I don't have all the plugins you guys use- is that a problem?
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.
Can I download the live mix events to watch later?
You can download the audio files. The video is available on demand as long as you're a member.
Can I use these tracks for my portfolio?
It depends: some tracks automatically get flagged on Content ID systems such as Soundcloud or YouTube. We take no responsibility for your activities 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. Please check this every month as the rules may vary for different artists based on their requests.
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