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with Sweetwater Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey

November 4-5 | 10AM–5PM | $595

Expand your recording toolbox with the techniques you’ll use with Sweetwater engineer Shawn Dealey to record songs featuring acoustic and electric guitars tracks by Nashville fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter Joe Robinson. This 2-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 comping, editing, mixing, how to apply EQ and effects, and about making final tweaks to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop capturing the subtle articulation 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 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.

November 4-5
10AM–5PM
$595

Expand your recording toolbox with the techniques you’ll use with Sweetwater engineer Shawn Dealey to record songs featuring acoustic and electric guitars tracks by Nashville fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter Joe Robinson. This 2-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 comping, editing, mixing, how to apply EQ and effects, and about making final tweaks to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop capturing the subtle articulation 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 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.


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.


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 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 and can help you excel at yours.

MEET Joe Robinson

When fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter Joe Robinson broke the scene in 2017, Guitar Player listed him Best New Talent as a “mind-blowing” acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist. Since winning the Australian National Songwriting Competition at age 13 and Australia’s Got Talent at age 15, he continues garnering high praise and prestigious awards from the international music community, currently touring with Robin Ford and performing in over 2,000 shows around the world with a long list of celebrated music icons including Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Keb’ Mo’, Les Paul, the Wailers, Styx, John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, and friend, mentor, and fellow Aussie Tommy Emmanuel. Draw from Joe’s experiences and techniques as you record this world-class musician on both acoustic and electric guitars.

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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