|November 21, 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.
Record, Edit & Mix Tracks of Jonatha’s Next Album
Spend three days in a world-class studio with singer/songwriter and guitarist Jonatha Brooke, 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 instrumental and vocal sounds
- Tracking session with Mark and Jonatha
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Mark and Jonatha
Friday — Recording Overdubs and Editing Tracks
- Auditioning different mics and processing chains
- Overdubbing instruments, vocals, 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, keys and vocals
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
MEET THE ARTIST
Jonatha Brooke is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who merges elements of folk, rock, and pop in her music, often with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies. She has been a performer, writer, and artist since the late 1980s, and her songs have been used in television shows and movies. One critic described Jonatha as having a “lovely soprano voice” and liked the “catchy original melodies and thorny lyrics.” Another one described her as a “down-to-earth poet” with “an apparently inexhaustible supply of anecdotes” and “flawlessly crafted lush backdrops for songs that muse wistfully about love and destiny.”
Her song “Your House” was included in the ABC series entitled Once and Again. Jonatha was featured as a guest vocalist for artists such as Lisa Loeb, Chris Botti, and Patty Larkin, and co-wrote tracks for Joe Sample’s The Pecan Tree.
She performed two songs on Disney’s Return to Never Land (2002) soundtrack, “I’ll Try” and a cover of “The Second Star to the Right.” Her song “Inconsolable” from Plumb was featured in a TV episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled “Prophecy Girl.” Buffy creator Joss Whedon enlisted Jonatha to create “What You Don’t Know,” the theme song for the TV series Dollhouse starring Eliza Dushku. In 2008, Jonatha appeared on the Tinker Bell movie soundtrack with the song “Be True.” In October 2016, Jonatha released the album Midnight. Hallelujah. It was recorded at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Sweetwater Studios Vice President of Music Production and Senior Producer/Engineer
Mark is an award-winning producer, engineer, musician, writer, and lecturer. He 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.
Spaces are limited and filling up fast — reserve yours today.