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with Sweetwater Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey

January 20-21 | 10AM–5PM | $595

Expand your recording skill set with Sweetwater Studio’s Shawn Dealey while recording vibey blues-rock tracks by Nashville artist Bones Owens. This two-day workshop is jam-packed to take you step-by-step through everything from setting up the studio for recording to tracking and overdubbing. You’ll also learn to comp, edit, mix, apply EQ and effects, and make final decisions to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop — capturing the raw energy of a world-class guitarist and the expressive flair of his passionate performance — will help you draw out the best in the musicians you record in your studio.

This workshop is intended 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.

Capture the swinging rhythms and swaggering riffs of Nashville’s adopted son Bones Owens. His sultry groove, taut songwriting, and frenetic vitality have made him an in-demand session and touring guitarist, performing with Reignwolf, Whiskey Myers, Butch Walker, Relient K’s Matt Thiessen. Grab this opportunity to learn how Shawn Dealey brings out Bones Owens’ unbridled spirit sing in every track.

January 20-21
10AM–5PM
$595

Expand your recording skill set with Sweetwater Studio’s Shawn Dealey while recording vibey blues-rock tracks by Nashville artist Bones Owens. This two-day workshop is jam-packed to take you step-by-step through everything from setting up the studio for recording to tracking and overdubbing. You’ll also learn to comp, edit, mix, apply EQ and effects, and make final decisions to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop — capturing the raw energy of a world-class guitarist and the expressive flair of his passionate performance — will help you draw out the best in the musicians you record in your studio.

This workshop is intended 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.

Capture the swinging rhythms and swaggering riffs of Nashville’s adopted son Bones Owens. His sultry groove, taut songwriting, and frenetic vitality have made him an in-demand session and touring guitarist, performing with Reignwolf, Whiskey Myers, Butch Walker, Relient K’s Matt Thiessen. Grab this opportunity to learn how Shawn Dealey brings out Bones Owens’ unbridled spirit sing in every track.


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.

Featuring special guest
Bones owens

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.

TOPICS & TECHNIQUES WE’LL COVER

DAY 1 – FRIDAY

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 – SATURDAY

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

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 Bones Owens

Raised in rural Missouri, Owens took up guitar as a kid and soon began writing songs centered on his decidedly poetic lyrics. Although he studied creative writing in college, he eventually dropped out and moved to Nashville upon landing a publishing deal at the age of 21. Over the coming years, Owens made his name as an in-demand session and touring guitarist, then broke through as an artist with Hurt No One (a 2014 release featuring appearances by musicians like Butch Walker and Relient K’s Matt Thiessen). Arriving in 2017, Make Me No King earned him further accolades, leading to his signing with Thirty Tigers in 2019.

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.

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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