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with Sweetwater Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey

March 11-12 | 10AM–5PM | $895

Take your recording skills to new heights with Sweetwater’s Shawn Dealey on a two-day deep dive with Grammy-nominated recording artist and guitar legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Each jam-packed session walks you through superior techniques to track, overdub, comp, edit, then perfect your mix with EQ and effects. Experience how Shawn captures and mixes Shepherd’s explosive blues rock guitar playing, searing vocals, and gut-punching songcraft to bring the most out of each performance. 

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced participants who are already comfortable with navigating Pro Tools, miking, patching, and finessing tracks using plug-ins and outboard gear to enhance their studio skills.

You’ll Learn:

// Collaborative creativity
// Keeping musicians inspired
// Facilitating musicians who record with a less-structured approach
// Recording and mixing on the fly
// Capturing and leveraging the unexpected
// Transforming mayhem into masterpieces

March 11-12
10AM–5PM
$895

Take your recording skills to new heights with Sweetwater’s Shawn Dealey on a two-day deep dive with Grammy-nominated recording artist and guitar legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Each jam-packed session walks you through superior techniques to track, overdub, comp, edit, then perfect your mix with EQ and effects. Experience how Shawn captures and mixes Shepherd’s explosive blues rock guitar playing, searing vocals, and gut-punching songcraft to bring the most out of each performance. 

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced participants who are already comfortable with navigating Pro Tools, miking, patching, and finessing tracks using plug-ins and outboard gear to enhance their studio skills.

You’ll Learn:

  • Collaborative creativity
  • Keeping musicians inspired
  • Facilitating musicians who record with a less-structured approach
  • Recording and mixing on the fly
  • Capturing and leveraging the unexpected
  • Transforming mayhem into masterpieces

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

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.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – SHAWN DEALEY

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
SHAWN DEALEY

Equally comfortable mixing in an arena or a recording studio, Shawn Dealey has spent the last 20 years developing his craft as an in-demand recording engineer, mixer, and producer. Working with artists such as Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Jared James Nichols, KEN mode, Bootsy Collins, We Came as Romans, Stu Hamm, and countless others, Shawn’s passionate approach to the art of recording, along with his hunger for new techniques, keeps him at the top of his game and can help you excel at yours.

MEET Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Sweetwater Studios is proud to welcome legendary blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Twenty-five years into his genre-defining career as a revered platinum-selling artist, he is still in high demand for his distinctive guitar playing, powerful voice, and stunning songcraft. Revered by peers and fans alike, Kenny is a dynamic performer now regarded as one of his generation’s most distinctive and dynamic guitarists. Shepherd has received five GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award, and two Blues Music awards. He’s had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles.

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

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

DAY 1 – SATURDAY

The Basics of Tracking a Session
  • Setting up a tracking session
  • Choosing mics and positioning them for the best sound
  • EQing instrument sounds in the studio
  • Choosing the right outboard gear and where to patch it in
  • Setting up headphone mixes
  • Keeping musicians inspired
  • Tracking a session with Shawn and the band
  • Auditioning different mics and processing chains
  • Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more

DAY 2 – SUNDAY

Mixing to Yield Professional-sounding Results

  • Comping tracks – how to choose and assemble the best takes
  • Editing and finessing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
  • Prepping tracks for the mix session
  • Using compression, EQ, and effects
  • Setting up a mix, including routing and grouping in your DAW
  • Employing automation to enhance the mixing process
  • Connecting outboard gear across your mix bus
  • Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
  • Making the final tweaks – how to decide when the mix is done
  • Deciding whether or not you need professional mastering
  • Knowing what mixes and mix versions you need to send to mastering

ABOUT SWEETWATER STUDIOS WORKSHOPS

Many of the world’s greatest engineers and producers were coached by mentors in the moment, learning their trade and tackling new techniques in live studio sessions. Sweetwater Studios Workshops give us a chance to carry on that tradition and to impart our industry knowledge in a real-world setting that’s informative, exciting, and accessible to anyone who’s passionate about making great recordings.

We’re honored to host incredible performers from a wide variety of genres, to employ professional instructors with years of experience and lengthy lists of credits, and to invite you to this hands-on and ears-on learning opportunity in our world-class, multi-studio facility.

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