Mix e Mastering

Second cycle Academic Diploma

Real production, recording and mixing sessions in real contexts. The specific skills will grow as far as for the mastering techniques, made with both hardware and software media and hybrids.

Each student also acquires: mastery of the acousticization techniques of the environments for production purposes and professional skills to manage the entire production cycle from microphoneing to recording, mixing and mastering.

At the end of the study path each trainee will have produced at least two recording works in studio, the best will be published with the Labels of St. Louis on international streaming platforms

Duration 2 years

Frequency Lessons of 50 minutes/weekly or fortnightly

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

It is a limited students number course, aimed at up to 20 students, coming from academic courses or selected by audition.

Each trainee will follow recording projects as sound engineer with large ensembles with rhythm section, string section, wind section, voices, soloists, taking care of the mix and mastering.

  • Recording studio: The production phases will be divided into recordings in several studios in the capital, from those of St. Louis to other important ones of major productions, with digital benches and rooms for large ensembles.
  • Mix: The mix sessions will be individual, each trainee will work on the own mix supervised by nationally renowned and experienced sound engineering and fonia educators.
  • Mastering: Mastering will be treated by the trainee both in the box and with dedicated instrumentation, under the supervision of mastering experts.

At the end of the 2nd Cycle academic two-year period, the student can complete his/her specialization studies with a specialization Master program (acknowledged by the Ministry of Education).

  • Sound engineer for recording studios
  • Sound engineer for radio and television studios.
  • Public competitions for music teaching (upon reaching the 24 university or academic credits in anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in teaching methodologies and technologies)



Since 2012 Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus + program, which offers the possibility to every student of Academic level to live periods of mobility in other European and Extra-European Higher Education Institutes for study or internship projects.

Each student can therefore benefit of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad for each study cycle (12 months max in the three-year first cycle, 12 months max in the two-year second cycle of academic studies), choosing one’s destination among a wide and excellent offer of foreign partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

  • Special International Projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision

REQUIREMENTS: 1st Cycle three-year academic diploma already achieved or to be achieved by the February session (registration with reservation)

  1. Consult the Admission Requirements and Study Plan section: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by accessing the “Admission requirements and study plan” section.
  2. Fill in the application webform: You can apply to take part in the entrance exam to the 1st and 2nd cycle academic courses from 3rd February to 30th April. International students may apply as of January 1st every year until 30th April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Take the admission tests on site:Admission tests are held on at least two consecutive days. International candidates can sit the tests online.

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.




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