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RECORDING
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RECORDING
WORKSHOP

FEATURING PSYCHEDELIC BLUES ROCKER JD SIMO

FEATURING PSYCHADELIC BLUES ROCKER JD SIMO

Professional studio recording with JD Simo and his band

This 2-day, hands-on studio session with producer/engineer Shawn Dealey features the psychedelic-blues style of JD Simo and his band. Learn how to capture a live-show feel of free-form psychedelic blues recorded in a controlled studio environment.

We maximize participant experience by keeping class sizes extremely small. They fill up fast — reserve your spot today!

AUGUST 13–14

at Sweetwater

9AM–5PM each day


$595 Per Person

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
  • How and when to use compression, EQ, and effects
  • Setting up a mix, including routing and grouping in your DAW
  • Fine-tuning instruments with EQ and compression
  • 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 ARTIST – JD Simo

The Chicago-born Nashvillian JD Simo is like a one-man crusade dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. He infuses the situation of each musical moment with influences from decades of playing with the likes of Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Dave Cobb, Blackberry Smoke, and Grateful Dead founding member Phil Lesh. Simo creates a musical landscape from hill country trance blues, psychedelic streams, fuzzy rock, and old-school blues that’s as raw, funky, and real as life.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – SHAWN DEALEY

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
SHAWN DEALEY

Shawn opened his first studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, when he was 20 years old; has held a string of touring tech jobs with big-name artists such as Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Avril Lavigne, Santana, All-American Rejects, and Billy Talent; and now works at Sweetwater Studios as a producer, engineer, and front-of-house mixer for several of Sweetwater’s venues.

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 hands-on and ears-on learning opportunity in our world-class, multi-studio facility.

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