This is a hands-on experience, because web-based classes just can’t deliver the same education and inspiration as this in-the-studio experience.
Capture the Sounds of a World-class Supergroup
Learn the ins and outs of recording from a real studio pro! While this elite ensemble performs complex arrangements, award-winning producer/engineer Mark Hornsby will delve into the intricacies of tracking, editing, mixing, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit in on an incredible 2-day recording session!
What you’ll learn and experience:
Wednesday — Learn Pro Recording Techniques
- Positioning mics for best results
- Setting up a rhythm tracking session (guitar, bass, drums, keys)
- Dialing in larger-than-life sounds
- Tracking session
- Auditioning different mics and processing chains
- Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Mark and the band
Thursday — Editing and Mixing Tracks
- Comping tracks: how to choose the best takes
- Editing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
- Mixing tracks
- Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects
- Fine-tuning guitar, bass, drums, and keys
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
The discography of Phil X looks like a who’s who in pop and rock. Alice Cooper, Chris Cornell, Rob Zombie, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and the list goes on. Add live/TV performances and his coveted role of lead guitarist in Bon Jovi to the list, and it seems there’s not much Phil can’t handle. Phil also boasts millions of views as a popular YouTube personality.
From collaborating with composer/artist BT to becoming one of the most in-demand first-call session musicians in New York City, Richard Fortus has built a stellar career as the definitive rock ‘n’ roll side man. As if that weren’t enough, in 2001, Richard joined legendary hard rock band Guns N’ Roses and continues to play sold-out shows on nearly every continent around the globe.
Doug Wimbish’s highly regarded résumé includes writer, producer, bassist, and ambience director while spanning all musical genres. Considered a pioneer in hip-hop bass, the use of bass effects, alternate tunings, and extended hand techniques, Doug’s mastery of the bass is unparalleled. And he continues to harness that supreme talent as the bassist in Living Colour.
Monique Teichert is the singer for her original band Whole Sum, a Long Island–based a rock group with a fresh, bluesy, psychedelic vibe.
Brian Tichy grew up in New Jersey on a healthy dose of hard rock. After attending Berklee College of Music, he has gone on to a jaw-dropping career, drumming for an impressive list of rock ‘n’ roll royalty that includes Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Don Felder, Zakk Wylde, and many more.
Sweetwater Studios Vice President of Operations/Senior Producer/Engineer
Mark is an award-winning producer, engineer, musician, writer, and lecturer. Mark is known for his work with a wide variety of artists across many genres of music, from Garth Brooks and Alison Krauss to Godsmack, Steven Curtis Chapman, Big Big Train, Peter Erskine/Dr. Um, and the London Philharmonic.