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with Sweetwater Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey

April 14–15 | 10AM–5PM | $595

Expand your studio skill set with Sweetwater Studios engineer Shawn Dealey for an exciting, two-day workshop with rising country artist Jessica Lynn. Each session is jam-packed to walk you through great techniques to track, overdub, comp, edit, and perfect your mix with EQ and effects. Your experience in this workshop will help you draw out the best in your own recording projects.

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.

In This Class You’ll Learn:

  • How to set up a tracking session
  • EQing instrument sounds in the studio
  • Tracking a session with Shawn and the band
  • Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
  • Editing and finessing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
  • Setting up a mix, including routing and grouping in your DAW
  • What mixes and mix versions you need to send to mastering

April 14–15
10AM–5PM | $595

Expand your studio skill set with Sweetwater Studios engineer Shawn Dealey for an exciting, two-day workshop with rising country artist Jessica Lynn. Each session is jam-packed to walk you through great techniques to track, overdub, comp, edit, and perfect your mix with EQ and effects. Your experience in this workshop will help you draw out the best in your own recording projects.

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.

In This Class You’ll Learn:

  • How to set up a tracking session
  • EQing instrument sounds in the studio
  • Tracking a session with Shawn and the band
  • Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
  • Editing and finessing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
  • Setting up a mix, including routing and grouping in your DAW
  • What mixes and mix versions you need to send to mastering

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.

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 JESSICA LYNN

Jessica Lynn’s dynamic, high-energy performances showcasing her powerful vocal and instrumental talents have earned her a relentless international touring schedule, a pair of Top 40/Top 50 singles on country radio, and the opportunity to share stages with some of the most iconic names in the business, including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Loretta Lynn, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry, and others. See how Shawn brings the strengths of this great performer to the forefront of the recording and allows her to shine through the mix.

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.

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

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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