|September 19, 2019|
Capture the Sound of a Blues Guitar Great
Spend three days in a world-class studio with heavy-hitting blues guitarist Eric Gales, 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 three value-packed days of real-world studio experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit in on an incredible 3-day recording session with this child-prodigy-turned-superstar.
What you'll learn and experience:
Thursday — Learn Pro Recording Techniques
- Positioning mics for best results
- Setting up a tracking session
- Dialing in larger-than-life sounds
- Acoustic tracking session with Eric and Mark
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Eric and Mark
Friday — Recording Overdubs and Editing Tracks
- Auditioning different mics and processing chains
- Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
- Comping tracks: how to choose the best takes
- Editing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
Saturday — Mixing Tracks
- Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects
- Fine-tuning guitar, bass, drums, and percussion
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
From a very early age, Eric Gales was exposed to the artistry and raw power of some of the music industry’s most trailblazing mavericks. His brothers would blast Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Muddy Waters, King’s X, and Stevie Ray Vaughan while their mother was at church, and it wasn’t long before young Eric discovered his own path to psychedelic salvation. Naturally right-handed, Eric learned to play using a distinctive left-handed, upside-down technique, and with it he’s taken the blues rock world by the horns.
Elektra Records released his debut album, The Eric Gales Band, in 1991 when he was only 16 years old. Since then, Eric has kept up a steady stream of live engagements, studio sessions, acclaimed records, and incredible projects and collaborations with top names in multiple genres. And after all these years, his music — a heady fusion of psychedelic blues, heavy prog rock, and soul-meets-R&B — still comes alive with all the fervor of his early career.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Sweetwater Studios Vice President of Music Production
& Award-winning 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!