|August 22, 2019|
Record a True Guitar Virtuoso and Multitalented Singer/Songwriter
Spend three days in a world-class studio with soulful Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Joe Robinson, 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 brilliant and multitalented artist.
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 (guitar, drums, bass, vocals)
- Tracking session with Joe, Nick, Dave, and Mark
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Joe, Mark, and the band
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 vocals
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
Joe Robinson is a rare talent among the many exceptional performers on the modern music scene, and his impact continues to shape and inspire singer/songwriters of all ages, styles, and skill levels. His mind-bending chord work, soloing genius, and melodic tenor vocals blend seamlessly to reflect his deep love for the musical medium he’s chosen to produce his art. He works tirelessly to perfect his craft, and the results of this dedication are clearly evident in the apparent effortlessness of his talent and presence onstage.
JOINING OZ FOR THE SESSION:
A native Texan and a member of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, Dave has performed with Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Greg Koch, and the Steve Stevenson. He’s played on albums for everyone from Robben Ford to Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick to Ventures’ guitarist Nokie Edwards. Dave owned and operated Java Jive Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, where he produced projects that range from rhythm & blues and western swing to bluegrass and indie rock.
A renowned drummer and extraordinarily talented singer and songwriter, Nick has worked with such prominent acts as Tears for Fears, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and Peter Gabriel. In 1996, Nick took Phil Collins’ place in Genesis and played on their Calling All Stations album. He has carved out a major presence in the progressive rock world with his bands, Spock’s Beard and Big Big Train. He has also recorded and performed with Robben Ford, as well as Carl Verheyen, Paul Gilbert, Mike Keneally, Steve Hackett, and many others.
Before joining the Sweetwater team, Nick ran away and joined the circus, spending four and a half years touring with Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM as drummer, vocalist, and assistant music director.
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!