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Drum Recording Masterclass with Kyle Black
Drum Recording Masterclass

April 12–13 | 10AM–6PM | $795

Join heavy-hitting pop-punk producer and engineer Kyle Black at Sweetwater Studios for a two-day drum recording masterclass! Known for his work with Paramore, Plain White T’s, All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, State Champs, Point North, and Comeback Kid, Kyle is a driving force behind the massive sounds of those bands.

Over two days, in Studio A, Kyle will cover all aspects of drum recording. Everything from understanding drum tuning, drum setup, mic placement, inspiring great performances, when and how to use outboard processing all the way through mixing. He’ll break down his methods of editing, sample replacement and augmenting drums for the best possible sounding final product!

Friday and Saturday, April 12–13 | 10AM–6PM | $795

Join heavy-hitting pop-punk producer and engineer Kyle Black at Sweetwater Studios for a two-day drum recording masterclass! Known for his work with Paramore, Plain White T’s, All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, State Champs, Point North, and Comeback Kid, Kyle is a driving force behind the massive sounds of those bands.

Over two days, in Studio A, Kyle will cover all aspects of drum recording. Everything from understanding drum tuning, drum setup, mic placement, inspiring great performances, when and how to use outboard processing all the way through mixing. He’ll break down his methods of editing, sample replacement and augmenting drums for the best possible sounding final product!

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Classes fill up fast
Prepare for a wild ride
and reserve your spot today!

QUESTIONS? Call us at (800) 386-6434 or email us at studio@sweetwater.com.

QUESTIONS?
Call us at (800) 386-6434 or email us at studio@sweetwater.com.

TOPICS & TECHNIQUES WE’LL COVER

Choosing Drums
  • The difference between the various metals and woods, depths, diameters, and hoop types of drums — why and how to choose the right drum for the song
  • Drumhead selection — the difference between coated and clear drumheads and number of plies and how to choose the right head for the situation
  • Drum damping methods and variations — gels, tape, weights, etc., and why, when, and how to use them
  • Drum tuning — to tune the key of a song or NOT to tune to the key of a song, as well as types of tuning for different genres
  • Drumsticks choice (often overlooked but very important to the sound and performance!)
  • Choosing the right cymbals for the song — the difference between sizes, lines, and brands and how make the right choice for the player and song

Setting Up

  • Drum positioning and height
  • Go-to mic choices and positioning
  • When and why to use outboard processing
  • Choosing drum hardware
  • Isolation techniques at the source
Communication
  • Inspiring the best possible performance
  • How to give constructive criticism to a drummer
  • Creating drum parts and various voices to fit a song
  • Keeping a session moving along and not getting hung up

Editing/Comping/Mixing

  • Playlisting vs. punching
  • To grid or not to grid
  • When and why to implement drum sample reinforcement and drum replacement
  • Plug-ins, compression, EQ, saturation, and mix

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Classes fill up fast
Prepare for a wild ride
and reserve your spot today!

QUESTIONS? Call us at (800) 386-6434 or email us at studio@sweetwater.com.

QUESTIONS?
Call us at (800) 386-6434 or email us at studio@sweetwater.com.

A Learning Opportunity Unlike Any Other

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Paul Gilbert

Richie Faulkner

Sweetwater Studios recording workshops and masterclasses are unique chances to learn directly from the movers and shakers in the world of professional audio production. All of our classes are small by design, allowing you, the student, to interact directly with the legends of our industry. Our in-depth sessions are are informative and fun and give you unprecedented access into the world of audio production that no video or online course can match. We have welcomed such industry icons as Chris Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer, Paul Gilbert, Richie Faulkner, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mike Miller, Rhonda Smith, and Bootsy Collins, just to name a few. Don’t miss out! Sign up today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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