This is a hands-on experience, because web-based classes and events just can't deliver the same education and inspiration as this in-the-studio experience.

October 10–12 | 9AM–5PM

each day at Sweetwater, Fort Wayne, IN

$995 per person


Record the Grammy-nominated Duo

Spend three days in a world-class studio with acclaimed guitar duo Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, learning the intricacies of tracking, editing, mixing, and more. Award-winning producer/engineer Mark Hornsby will guide you through every step of the process for three value-packed days of pros doing what they do best. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit in on an incredible 3-day recording session with these two heroes of bluegrass, country, and rock.

What you'll learn and experience:

Day 1:

Thursday — Learn Pro Recording Techniques

  • Positioning mics for best results
  • Setting up a rhythm tracking session (guitar, bass, drums, keys)
  • Dialing in larger-than-life sounds
  • Tracking session with Rob and Trey
  • Special meet-and-greet dinner with Rob and Trey

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

Saturday — Mixing Tracks

  • Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects
  • Fine-tuning guitar, bass, drums, and keys
  • Employing automation
  • Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
  • Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Grammy-nominated duo Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley have been wowing audiences worldwide with high-octane live performances of their one-of-a-kind bluegrass/country/rock/blues-flavored Americana music. And their shared résumés cast a wide net and include playing with artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, and David Lee Roth. Maybe that’s why Guitar Player magazine described Ickes and Hensley as “dual lightning strikes in a bottle.”

Meet Your Instructor

Mark Hornsby

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!

October 10–12 | 9AM–5PM

each day at Sweetwater, Fort Wayne, IN

$995 per person