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RECORDING WORKSHOP SERIES
Hosted by Sweetwater Studios’ Engineer Shawn Dealey

RECORDING WORKSHOP SERIES
Hosted by:
Sweetwater Studios’ Engineer
Shawn Dealey





RECORDING
WORKSHOP




FEATURING GREG KOCH & THE KOCH-MARSHALL TRIO

RECORDING WORKSHOP
FEATURING GREG KOCH & THE KOCH-MARSHALL TRIO

May 20–21
9AM–5PM

$795 Per Person

at Sweetwater Studios
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Experience an exciting two-day workshop recording fiercely creative Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio’s blues-drenched panorama of fused funk, chicken-fried gospel, and jazz rock all peppered with a crazed sense of fun. Cover the entire production process from tracking to mixing with an always versatile, often improvisational, and sometimes slightly telepathic gathering of musicians.

You’ll learn how to:

// Track a live band and get amazing sounds in the studio
// Capture performances and fine-tune into a mix-ready production
// Mix for professional-sounding results in Pro Tools

Experience an exciting two-day workshop recording fiercely creative Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio’s blues-drenched panorama of fused funk, chicken-fried gospel, and jazz rock all peppered with a crazed sense of fun. Cover the entire production process from tracking to mixing with an always versatile, often improvisational, and sometimes slightly telepathic gathering of musicians.

May 20–21
9AM–5PM

$795 Per Person

at Sweetwater Studios
Fort Wayne, Indiana

You’ll learn how to

// Track a live band and get amazing sounds in the studio

// Capture performances and fine tune into a mix ready production

// Mix for professional sounding results in Pro Tools

Classes fill up fast – reserve your spot today!

Classes fill up fast
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

Equally comfortable mixing in an arena or in 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.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
SHAWN DEALEY

Equally comfortable mixing in an arena or in 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.


MEET THE ARTIST – GREG KOCH

Considered to be one of the world’s most famous unknown guitarists, Greg Koch brings a mountain of experience demonstrated by years of international tours, critically acclaimed CDs, and instructional materials garnering over 50 million views. Greg is a six-string giant of versatility known for his unique and incendiary brand of playing, creating, and collaborating. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to hone your skills capturing the dynamic improvisational energy of a creative live trio performance.

MEET THE ARTIST
GREG KOCH

Considered to be one of the world’s most famous unknown guitarists, Greg Koch brings a mountain of experience demonstrated by years of international tours, critically acclaimed CDs, and instructional materials garnering over 50 million views. Greg is a six-string giant of versatility known for his unique and incendiary brand of playing, creating, and collaborating. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to hone your skills capturing the dynamic improvisational energy of a creative live trio performance.

Classes fill up fast – reserve your spot today!

Classes fill up fast
reserve your spot today!

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 learning opportunity in our world-class, multi-studio facility.


Here are some recommended hotels in the area:

Wyndham Garden

5750 Challenger Parkway

Fort Wayne, IN 46818

(260) 209-1478


Comfort Suites North

3302 E. Dupont Rd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 480-7030

 

Hampton Inn North

5702 Challenger Parkway

Fort Wayne, IN 46818

(260) 489-0908

Hilton Garden Inn

8615 US 24 West

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 435-1777


Holiday Inn PFW

4111 Paul Shaffer Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 482-3800


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

5915 Ellison Rd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 459-1888

Tru Hotel

5345 Distribution Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 444-2500


Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at Grand Wayne Center

1150 South Harrison Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

(260) 490-3629

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