Today I would like to share the best recourses where you can download multitracks for mixing practice purposes.
These websites have really helped me sharpen my mixing skills.
It is well-known that you have to put in 10 000 hours to be one of the best at anything. This can also be applied to audio engineering as well.
So, to help you save tons of time I’ve put together my favorite websites that offer high-quality audio files.
Below is a list of websites that offer multitracks for mixing engineers to practice with and build a portfolio.
Cambridge MT Free Multitrack Library
Cambridge Music Technology is a great resource for engineers. The site is owned and run by Mike Senior. A really awesome and humble guy, spoke to him in the past and he didn’t act like a celebrity.
His website hosts the biggest audio mixing multitracks library that is totally free, it’s always updated, and there’s a community where members share and critique mixes.
Follow the link below to check out Cambridge MT to get free multitracks for mixing.
Telefunken’s Multitracks For Mixing
Another great resource to download free multitracks is the Telefunken website.
There’s quite a number of songs that you can have fun with. The music on the website is recorded live. All the files are well recorded and titled with the name of the microphone that was used to record the instruments and vocals.
This can make the EQ process a breeze, especially if you know the frequency response of the microphones.
But that’s something that you can find with a simple Google search.
There’s not a lot of variety when it comes to the different styles of music though. You can find more detailed info below.
PureMix is where you’ll find high-quality audio files and popular names.
The site is mostly focused on giving you the opportunity to be like a fly on the wall to watch how professional engineers record, produce, mix, and master music.
They also offer plugins to their members, run mixing competitions, and a whole lot of other stuff. But the reason I mention PureMix is that you can find some great multitracks that you can use to practice mixing.
I have to mention that recently, not all mixing tutorials come with exercise files. So, don’t get surprised when you can’t find mutitracks on certain tutorials.
They say if you want to be the best you have to learn from the best. Learn from the pros at pureMix.net.
Nail The Mix
Nail the Mix is Rock and Metal school for music producers. They run mixing contests and give out the mutitracks to members to help them fast-track their learning curve.
You’re allowed to use the mixes you create with these multitracks to build a portfolio to acquire clients.
You can only access the files and videos for the months that you’ve paid for. When you want previous content, you can buy each one separately.
It’s an amazing website for anyone who wants to take their mixing skills to the next level, even if you don’t make Rock or Metal music, you’ll still learn a lot.
And, you also get multitracks every month.
Lewitt Audio is a microphone company from Austria. They run music challenges and mixing contests.
The great thing is that even after the contest has ended you’re still able to download the multitracks to practice your mixing skills. Analyze the winners, take a moment to understand why they won. You can learn a lot by analyzing the top 3 winners, especially after you've mixed the song.
All the audio files are recorded with their top-quality microphones so you’re guaranteed a great sound from the source.
Definitely worth checking out.
This is a website created to help small and big churches have good worship songs. If a church doesn’t have a complete band they can add the multitracks to their live performances to sound like a full band.
So, you can use the multitracks for improving your mixing skills, including live mixing as well.
In most cases though, you’ll find stems rather than multitracks especially for drums, I’ve never seen a song with individual drum sounds on the site.
But since the purpose is just to practice then that shouldn’t be a big deal. Check out the website to download gospel and worship music multitracks.
Home Studio Corner
Joe Gilder has been running Home Studio Corner since the time of Jesus. I’m just kidding but this is one of the oldest audio engineering websites.
Joe runs a series that he calls “Mix Together”. In this series, he sends out different multitracks so that you can use them for your own training purposes.
Another great thing about Mix Together is that you’ll get a video of how Joe mixed the entire song so that you can compare notes.
I recommend you to mix the songs he sends you before watching the tutorials, this way you’ll take your mixing skills to the next level much faster. Basically, don't cheat.
You’re not only going to get free multitracks but you’ll also learn a lot about audio engineering from Home Studio Corner, especially when it comes to recording.
So, take the time to check out the site.
Mix The Music
Mix the Music is an amazing resource for beginner engineers to download multitracks.
But I hate these guys, they’re multitracks only work on Studio One, who in their right mind uses Studio One?
I’m just kidding hehe…
However, the multitracks can only be used on Studio One. But I believe this will change in the future.
I think they’re doing this to prevent a lot of problems that come with giving out multitracks so they lock the files so that you can use them for mixing purposes only.
They have multitracks from big names in the music industry and different genres. A great resource for Studio One users.
If they support multiple DAWs then they'll probably be the number resource because of their awesome catalog.
Art and Science of Sound
I’m not so sure about who’s running this website but the content is brought to you by the legendary Alan Parsons. He’s an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.
That means all the multitracks are rock music, no other genres. This is not an issue at all though because I’ve learned a lot by mixing rock songs and learning from pro engineers who mix rock music.
The site doesn’t have a huge library of multitracks, it’s just a few songs. The quality is insane though. Some of the songs were recorded in the world’s greatest studios including Abbey Road, The Village in Los Angeles and Ocean Way in Nashville.
You'll get the files in wave format at a whooping 88.2kHz. For those who use ProTools, you can use the .ptx file that opens up a new Session with tracks color-coded, well organized, tempo set, etc.
Pro Mix Academy
The Pro Mix Academy is also working with world-class mixing engineers from different genres. All their tutorials now come with multitracks.
There’s nothing much to say about Pro Mix Academy, they give you top-quality multitracks and magnificent audio engineering training.
They also give you full permission to use the multitracks to build your resume so that you can get clients.
Definitely worth checking out.
This resource is brought to you by Swedish audio engineer, Christian Svedin, at Studio Haga.
The style of music is modern pop-rock. Basically, Christian is just giving back to the community that’s why this is not a huge library of multitracks. This is not the main purpose of the website.
You also have permission to use the mixes you create with these multitracks for your portfolio to acquire clients.
Each session has a text document with crucial info about the recording, raw tracks, mixed stems (if available), and Christian’s final mix as reference.
Mix The Band
Mix the Band is brought to you by American Artist/Audio Engineer, Sean Shannon.
The goal of the website is to help beginner engineers to master the art of mixing music. Among the ear training tools and workshops, Sean offers multitracks.
The Pre-recorded multitrack sessions are a great way to expand your skills for mixing and can help you build your mix portfolio.
Mix The Band is another great website for downloading multitracks for mixing.
Audio School Online
ASO is run by the legendary Ken Lewis. He has mixed albums by 50 cents, Eminem, Drake, Jay-Z, etc.
The goal of the site is to help beginners learn how to record, mix, produce and arrange music at home without breaking the bank.
Ken has a series called “Sprint Mixing” where he sends you different multitracks for you to practice your mixing skills.
Sprint Mixing is an amazing idea for teaching people how to mix music. It will take you from beginner to professional level in record time and be able to finish mixes faster.
A great resource for you to learn and get high-quality multitracks.
Learning how to mix music requires a lot of multitracks to practice with and the websites above can be really great resources when utilized to the fullest.
Remember to also give credit to these sites to show appreciation.
And keep in mind that if you misuse the files then you’re ruining a great thing for everyone else.
Treat these files just like you would with your property or assets. Please don’t mess this up for everyone.
Respect the artists and the people/companies who’re making this possible. These multitrack audio files are for the sole purpose of allowing mixing engineers an opportunity to use them for home studio use.
So, they’re for educational purposes only.
No commercial use is permitted. Any commercial use or reuse is strictly forbidden.
This also includes making tutorials with these files. Whether using Youtube or other websites, you can’t monetize your content if you use any of these multitracks.
Do you know of any multitracks resources? Please share them with us in the comments section.