Next Level Sound, the new home of Mix Master Wyatt Online Next Level Music School
With our help, you can take your sound to the Next Level!
Your mentors are not only successful in their own field, but they are experienced educators too.
You get live access to your music production school mentors, not just video feedback or to watch them 'do their thing'.
Our students go on to meet and beat the sound of their professional peers and we will help you do the same.
Our Courses
Having been in the industry for many years, we understand the whole music ‘lifecycle’ and what you need to go from initial idea to perfectly mastered release.

Next Level Production

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Next Level Composition

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Next Level Mixing & Mastering

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Next Level Music Business

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Our courses are not DAW specific
Why Are Our Students So Successful?
  • As a Next Level Sound music production school student, you will get live access to your mentors to ask questions and get immediate feedback on your work.
  • Your mentors have been there and done it. You will be working alongside someone who has been where you are and gone on to have professional success.
  • You will get to work with professional stems in a variety of genres. You can choose whether to work in your favourite genre or try something completely new.
  • Often students will choose to collaborate with each other and even when not, the peer support and feedback sessions will help you to polish your own tracks.
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Open Office Hours
Whether you choose live classes or self-study, you have access to your music production school mentors through for a weekly 1 hour live feedback session.
All Recorded
All of the classes are recorded, so you can catch up with your fellow classmates on the days that you can’t attend class.
Additional Masterclasses
You will get access to Next Level Sound Student-only masterclasses that provide additional insights and learning.
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Biographies
Meet Our Mentors
Kristin Hevner
Composition

Kristin Hevner compositions have been performed nationally and internationally and span the musical genres of classical opera, electronic dance music, and atonal rock. Kristin has also composed music for national commercials including GEICO and numerous independent films.

Her music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Birdland and in conjunction with La Scala in Milan. As former Composer-in-residence the new NYC-based opera company, Metropolis Opera Project, Kristin penned four full-length contemporary operas that have been recently performed off-Broadway.

Kristin holds degrees from The Ester Boyer School of Music at Temple University, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the School for Audio Engineering (SAE), NYC. Kristin also served on the board of directors for “The Look and Listen Festival,” an annual event dedicated to the performance of contemporary music in art galleries.

Danny is a multi-platinum, Grammy and Emmy nominated audio engineer with credits from Ultra Records to Old Dirty Bastard to Norah Jones. His music industry credits include A&R, sequencing, drum programming, composition, producing, engineering, mixing, mastering and even playing congas.

In the last decade he has taught over 1,000 producers and audio engineers how to mix and master modern styles of music from deep house, minimal techno, and trance to hip hop, trap, dubstep, and drum’n’bass. Many of these students have had their tracks hit the iTunes and Beatport charts.

Danny Wyatt is a world-class mastering engineer and founder of MixMasterWyatt Academy which is now part of Next Level Sound. Danny also spent over a decade designing and teaching mixing and mastering courses at both Dubspot and SAE.

TV and Film Composer Justin Crosby has had music featured in some of America and Europe’s hottest shows. His professional journey into music began in 1993, joining Caroline Records recording artists Drop Nineteens as their lead guitarist.

The Nineteens were one of a few US-based bands who styled themselves on England’s distinctive shoegazer sound. The band would ultimately lead the UK Indie Album and Singles charts with formal releases after signing to Caroline Records, (label home to Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, White Zombie, and countless other trendsetting artists of their day.) They lead several European and domestic tours with 43 performances, both domestic and abroad. They were featured as Blur’s supporting act on a 2 week US tour and shared the stage with Radiohead, Flaming Lips and Mazzy Star at England’s Reading Festival, and headlining the second stage of Lollapalooza in Waterloo NJ.

After recording and touring with Drop Nineteens, Crosby moved into music for television, independent film, apps, and games. His music has been featured in prime time networks ranging from ABC, NBC, and CBS, to A&E, VH1, BBC, and Showtime. His drum programming can be heard on game scores for Konami, as well as mobile apps and games.

Some of Justin’s credits include “Blackish” (ABC), ”Dexter” (Showtime), “Castle” (ABC), “Do No Harm” (NBC), “Deception” (NBC), NFL and NBA (CBS, ABC, NBC and ESPN), ”Silent Hill 8: Downpour” (Konami), and “Top Gear” (BBC), and cult horror hit feature film “The Crazies.”

Scott Barkham
Business

Scott Barkham has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, building his credentials through various positions focused in music.  Scott’s current roster of clients are world-renowned, including the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote (Sony Music) who have been nominated for two Grammy Awards, DJ Rich Medina (DJ/spoken word/educator/voiceovers), Victor Axelrod/Ticklah (producer/keyboardist/songwriter and frequent collaborator of Mark Ronson)and Louis Cato (member of The Late Show band).

Beginning with an internship at Arista Records in 1988, Barkham graduated college to run an NYC-based recording studio owed by Steely Dan, and successfully scouted two bands to sign with Warner Bros. Records. Also a pro keyboardist, Scott played on songs featuring Curtis Mayfield and Norah Jones.  He has a rare perspective in the music industry of having been on both the artist and business sides of music.  He also spent several years as a talent director in music television (VH1, Fuse, BET) prior to becoming an artist manager fulltime in 2006.
Testimonials
Industry Endorsements
Rich Tozolli
Pro Sound News

Daniel Wyatt, with his A-list credits and decades of teaching experience is hands down the most important mixing and mastering instructor on the planet right now. He has more successful graduates of his system than any other single teacher.

Andy Sherman
Spinnin Records

When I need the most up-to-date info on the latest plug-ins, workflows and techniques I check in with Danny. Period.

Tunde
Grammy nominated artist

As a teacher, Daniel Wyatt wants you to win. His system is impeccable. He stays on your side until the picture is clear

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Our Available Courses

Next Level Production

Speed up your workflow and learn Pro User techniques
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Next Level Composition

Maintain and build interest with strong melodies, chord progressions and more.
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Next Level Mixing & Mastering

Match or beat the sound quality of expensive studios right out of your own DAW.
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Next Level Music Business

Get your music heard, build an audience and grow super fans
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