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Struggling to make pro quality mixes in your home music studio?

How to record, mix, and master your own high quality recordings (even on a limited budget)...

Professional Quality Mix

Does any of the following describe you?

You're very passionate about your music but have discovered that this same passion is not enough to create high quality recordings...

You've searched YouTube and Google for recording techniques making limited progress but your projects still don't sound as professional as you'd like them too...

You know the gear you currently have is capable of producing much higher quality audio but you're left frustrated because you're just not sure how to get there...

You're not alone and it's not your fault...

Advancements in today's technology has made very high quality gear extremely affordable to the average musician, singer/songwriter or recording engineer.

However, just having the right gear and software does not guarantee a professional quality mix.

If you can relate to this problem than I have the solution for you...

That's why I created the Backstage Coaching Club.

As a 20 year veteran recording enginner, I simply got fed up with the lack of support for the "working man: home studio owner.

I saw a void that often leaves the project studio enginner stuck and frustrated in their passionate pursuit to build industry quality projects.

I become so tired of the elitist pro studio enginner mindset that says "you can't build a great mix without decades of experience and half a million in gear".

Now YOU, can begin making professional quality mixes...

The BACKSTAGE COACHING CLUB is an A-Z, step-by-step, checklist guide to producing your own HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS.

Being part of the Backstage Coaching Club allows you to:

  • Build home music studio projects that you're proud to present to your fans, friends, and family members.
  • Have a greater, longer lasting impact on those who are inspired by the music you make.
  • Finally begin to understand the modern gear and software that's been standing in the way of your creativity for years.
  • Benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of a community of like minded, home and project studio owners and experts.

and much, much more...


"I am always interested in what others who are trying to educate the masses have to say about the process of recording audio. I do agree with your 5 pillars article (which is what prompted me to subscribe). Keep up the good work..."

- Francis Buckley
Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

Here's a summary of what you get from the Backstage Coaching Club:

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Checklist Guide

Use my one of kind, step-by-step, checklist guide through everything you need to know to build your own high quality recordings. You can go as fast or as slow through the system as you'd like and track your progress each step of the way.


pavesmallround"I could say I have some experience prior to Dave´s training...but it was only when I started to take his lessons that I realized how much I did not know! Some parts completely blew my mind away because I never understood that some things he has shown are possible, and especially in home environment!"

- Pavao Akrap

markfordhamsmallcircle"As a result of being a member of the Backstage Coaching Club I have been able to record the BEST sounds ever into my latest project. Even without post-production, this project already sounds way ahead of my previous finished mixes! Amazing. I have learnt how to arrange a project, how to record with the best input signals and how to organize my workflow. I know I will learn so much more in the coming modules, it’s exciting to think just where David is going to help me take my skills to"

- Mark Fordham

Take a sneak peak inside the Backstage Coaching Club...

Inside the Backstage Coaching Club

The Coaching Club is an all inclusive, online training and resource guide covering every area needed for high quality home music studio recording, mixing, and mastering...

The A-Z, step-by-step training includes...

Recording tracks that mix well

Module 1: Recording Tracks That Mix Well

You'll walk through the step-by-step proven process of recording and building your entire project tracks. We'll cover everything from mic placement techniques, to recording chains, acoustical treatment, essential gear, and much more (12 total lessons).

Module Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Introduction - Recording Tracks That Mix Well
  • Lesson 2: Why Don't My Tracks Sound The Same In Other Systems?
  • Lesson 3: Room Acoustics 101
  • Lesson 4: Preparing To Record Your Tracks
  • Lesson 5: Recording Your Click And Scratch Tracks
  • Lesson 6: Building Your Professional Drum Tracks (Part 1)
  • Lesson 7: Building Your Professional Drum Tracks (Part 2)
  • Lesson 8: Building Your Professional Bass Tracks
  • Lesson 9: Mic Techniques and Recording Acoustic Instruments
  • Lesson 10: Recording Your Professional Electric Guitar Tracks
  • Lesson 11: Piano/Synth And Everything You Need To Know About MIDI
  • Lesson 12: Five Keys To Recording Your Professional Vocal Tracks

Building a mix that masters

Module 2: Building a Mix That Masters

You'll learn the entire process of mixing your audio projects in the home music studio. We cover everything you need to know about compression, EQ, reverbs, delays and lots of other insider mixing techniques. This module will build upon module 1, and take it to the next level (12 total lessons).

Building a Mix That Masters Module Lessons

  • Lesson 13: Introduction to Post-Production, Reference Mixes, Mixing Tools, and Routing
  • Lesson 14: FX Chains and Sculpting Our Drum Overhead Mic Tracks
  • Lesson 15: EQ, Room Mics, Kick Drum Distortions, and Parallel Compression
  • Lesson 16: Plug-in Alternatives, Snare and Hi Hat In Our Drum Mix
  • Lesson 17: Toms, Width Tier, and Mono Reverb
  • Lesson 18: Stereo Width, Room Mics, Stereo FX's, Hi Hat, and Bass Guitar
  • Lesson 19: Alternate Ducking for Bass Guitar
  • Lesson 20: Sculpting Our Lead Vocal Track (Part 2)
  • Lesson 21: Vocal Width, AutoTune, Reference Mixes and Backing Vocals
  • Lesson 22: Making Progress, Sculpting Acoustic Guitar, and Building Stereo Width
  • Lesson 23: The 3 Sweet Spots In Mixing, Automation, and Final Tweaks (Part 1)
  • Lesson 24: Automation, Mix Compression, and Final Tweaks (Part 2)

Building a mix that masters

Module 3: Home Music Studio Mastering

You will learn the mastering process to assure your mixes will sound balanced in any playback system. Use EQ, compression, and limiting, as well as several other advanced techniques, to create an amazing quality master of your project. You will create hard copies and/or digital versions of your projects (12 total lessons).

Module Lessons

  • Lesson 25: Introduction To Mastering in the Home Music Studio
  • Lesson 26: Creating Your Mastering Project And Loading The Basic Tools
  • Lesson 27: Building A Mid-Side Processing Matrix and Side HP Filtering
  • Lesson 28: Mastering EQ, HP Filters, Bass and Mids
  • Lesson 29: Mastering EQ and Balancing The High End
  • Lesson 30: Downwards and Upwards Compression In Mastering
  • Lesson 31: Mastering EQ Within The Mid Side Matrix
  • Lesson 32: Creating Industry Standard Width In Home Music Studio Mastering
  • Lesson 33: Multi-band Compression in Home Music Studio Mastering
  • Lesson 34: Two Stage, Final Mastering Limiter Technique
  • Lesson 35: Mastering Multiple Tracks and Final Export
  • Lesson 36: Redbook Master CD's, DDP Images, and Selling Your Projects

Learn at your own pace...

checklistsipadChecklist action steps to help you implement what you're learning. You can easily keep track of your progress regardless of how fast or slow you work through the training.


Dynamic Content Archives, including the most recent video responses to student questions, are all available for even more answers to your questions.

Plus members only partner product discounts

communityipadBecome part of our community so you can ask questions as you go, get help with technical details, discuss possible challenges, even get mix critiques and feedback.



Get access on any internet connected device so you can learn any time and and anywhere. Video and audio from within the Coaching Club can be played on virtually any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Get Instant Access to the Backstage Coaching Club!

If you're ready to take your home music studio projects to the next level by enrolling in the Backstage Coaching Club, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us...

Monthly Membership

Only $19 per month

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Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee

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Annual Membership

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Special Bonuses:

Exclusive access to two additional mini courses...

Using Compression In The Home Music Studio

This 5 video course will teach you how to use compression to create full mixes, tight lows, perfectly balanced tracks, and tame vocal sibilance.

Using Compression In The Home Music Studio

This 12 step course will teach you how to record and mix professional quality lead vocal tracks on a budget. Tracks that sit perfectly balanced in the mix every time.

kareldeveymestdaghcircle"...I am happy that I have joined the Backstage Coaching Club. Dave, you are not only a good teacher, you are an excellent teacher. The time you take, the repetition of important points, the way you are talking ‘off the cuff’, it is professorial."

- Karel De Vey Mestdagh
Musician/Song Writer/Engineer

joukeleidelmeijer"Thanks Dave for having me in the group. After all those years covering on YouTube, it's about time to write and produce my own songs. So glad to have found my way to you!"

- Jouke Leidelmeijer

A Little Bit About Myself...

Hey there, I'm Dave Maxey, owner, creator, and opperator of

With more than 20+ years as a recording and live audio engineer, I've been helping thousands of singers, songwriters, musicians, and engineers make high quality recordings, even with limited budgets.

From rock to jazz, from metal, to gospel, and every other style of music out there, the amazing students I work with are able to achieve outstanding results.

Today my focus is teaching home and project music studio engineers just like you to produce professional quality recordings with the low cost gear and software available today.

Dave Maxey

Just started my journey with your videos and right from the start...I must say...great stuff.

Armando Monty Caprio

Thanks to Dave I'm on my way...

Michael Loveday

Dave, I want to say thanks for offering a training that is easy to understand and lays out a great functional framework, even if you have very little experience!

Bob Hahn

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Grab your Access to “THE BACKSTAGE COACHING CLUB” now and see it for yourself over the next 30 DAYS If for any reason you’re not  happy, just ask in the first 30 days and I’ll give you your money back. No hassles and we can part as friends. “100% Money-Back Guaranteed.”

Now honestly, I don’t really believe you will need to but, to help put your mind at ease, this is my 100%, no risk offer, just for you.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Still sitting on the fence? Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions...

  • q-iconWhat software and hardware do you use for the tutorials?

    So all of this training is designed to be universal to most any modern DAW (eg. ProTools, Cubase, Logic Pro, ect.). The same is true of hardware. I teach a model that will give you great results with almost any audio interface. That said, I demonstrate the Coaching Club lessons using the Reaper DAW and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface.

  • q-iconWhat if I don't have the time to complete all the training?

    You’ll have access to the content as long as your membership is current. This means you can come back to the video lessons in 2 days or 2 weeks and the training will be there for you when you need it. The A-Z modules can be follow as fast or as slow as your schedule allows. You’ll be able to check off your progressive along the way and come back to where you’ve left off.

  • q-iconWhat type of format is the Coaching Club in?

    All of the content inside the coaching club is streaming video with optional audio download. The content can be viewed on most any device connected to the internet. This includes most smartphones and tablets.

  • q-iconDo I have the right gear I need to make good use of this training?

    In the introduction lessons of the Coaching Club I will walk you through the essential gear you need to get started. I’ll give you several options that will work for most any size budget. If you have an audio interface, a pair of headphones, a single mic and recording software than you already have what you need to get started.

  • q-iconIs there a guarantee?

    Absolutely…all my premium training products have a 30-day, no-questions-asked guarantee. In other words, if you aren’t happy for any reason, just let me know and I’ll give you your money back. You can also cancel your membership anytime from within your account. I honestly don’t think it’ll come to that, but if you’re even the least bit worried if this will work for you, then let me put your mind at ease. You either get the results you want or you get your money back. It’s as simple as that!

  • q-iconHow long will it take to get access to the Backstage Coaching Club?

    You have Immediate access. You will create a username and password as part of the checkout process for the training. You’ll then be able to immediately log into the members area of Home Music Studio 1 and access your premium training there.

  • q-iconIf I don't use Facebook can I still get support via email?

    Absolutely! Even though Facebook is free and the private group does not require you to use a Facebook account for anything else, there is a special support email inside the members area for priority answers.

rubystar"Yesterday i delivered the final mixes to him and he congratulated me on a great job well done. Thank you Home Music Studio 1 for your role in helping me bring this album to completion - I couldn't have done it without you - honestly."

- Robbi Rob

rikengel"I also wanted to thank you for extending the special on your training program. Your service has already far exceeded any expectations I might have had. Thanks again for the wonderful service you provide."

- Rik Engel

Get Instant Access to the Backstage Coaching Club!

If you're ready to take your home music studio projects to the next level by enrolling in the Backstage Coaching Club, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us...

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Only $19 per month

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Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee

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