|October 4, 2019|
This is a hands-on experience, because web-based classes just can’t deliver the same education and inspiration as this in-the-studio course.
Capture the Sounds of One of the World’s Greatest Guitar Virtuosos
Spend time in a world-class studio with Al Di Meola, one of the world’s greatest jazz fusion guitarists, learning the intricacies of tracking, editing, mixing, and more. Award-winning producer/engineer Mark Hornsby will guide you through every step of the process during two value-packed days of real-world studio experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit in on an incredible recording session with an accomplished guitarist and composer, under the tutelage of an experienced producer and engineer highly skilled in capturing incredible performers at their best.
What you'll learn and experience:
Friday — Learn Pro Recording Techniques
- Setting up a tracking session and dialing in larger-than-life sounds
- Positioning mics for best results
- Q&A with Al and the band
- Tracking session with Al and the band (guitar, piano, percussion, accordion)
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Mark, Al, and the band
Saturday — Learn Pro Mixing Techniques
- Comping tracks: how to choose the best takes
- Editing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
- Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
All attendees will be given a free ticket to see Al play live at The Club Room on October 5.
MEET OUR SPECIAL GUEST
AL DI MEOLA
A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll winner, and prolific composer, Al Di Meola’s music combines provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony with complex rhythmic syncopation to define a career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums, and more than six million records sold worldwide. While his astonishing technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the many guitar aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of his writing, along with the authenticity and inherent lyricism of his musical expression, has won him legions of fans all over the world.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Sweetwater Studios Vice President of Music Production and 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.
Classes fill up fast — reserve your spot today!