Shawn Dealey, producer/engineer, leads a three-day workshop of hands-on studio time at the world-class Sweetwater Studios. Learn how to track, edit, mix, and more while guitar-legend Paul Gilbert records his rare musical stylings that combine accuracy, creativity, and power. Shawn will teach you how to capture Paul’s shredding playing speed and stylistic versatility that ranges from heavy metal to the blues.
Classes fill up fast — reserve your spot today.
The Basics of Tracking a Session
Overdubbing, Comping, and Preparing Tracks for Mixing
From platinum album sales and number one chart success as a founding member of MR. BIG, to frightening the guitar community with new levels of ferocious picking technique with shred-pioneers RACER X, Paul Gilbert has recorded a massive amount of stunning guitar music. After circling the globe to play sold-out arenas from Japan to Jakarta, Paul has gone on to explore punk, pop, classical, blues, jazz, and progressive instrumental styles during his solo career. Paul’s style stands out for its rare combination of accuracy, creativity, and power — all which are balanced with Paul’s sense of humor and pure love of music.
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.