RECORDING
WORKSHOP



RECORDING
WORKSHOP

WITH PAUL GILBERT AND SHAWN DEALEY

WITH PAUL GILBERT AND SHAWN DEALEY

Studio Shred with Guitar-legend Paul Gilbert

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.

JULY 30 - AUGUST 1

at Sweetwater

9AM–6PM
$995 PER PERSON

Classes fill up fast – reserve your spot today!

Classes fill up fast
reserve your spot today!

TOPICS & TECHNIQUES WE'LL COVER

DAY 1
THURSDAY

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 session with Shawn and Paul
  • Special meet-and-greet dinner with Shawn and Paul

DAY 2
FRIDAY

Overdubbing, Comping, and Preparing Tracks for Mixing

  • Auditioning different mics and processing chains
  • Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
  • 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

DAY 3
SATURDAY

Mixing to Yield Professional-sounding Results
  • How and when to use compression, EQ, and effects
  • Setting up a mix, including routing and grouping in your DAW
  • Fine-tuning instruments and vocals 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

Paul Gilbert

MEET THE ARTIST – PAUL GILBERT

MEET THE ARTIST
PAUL GILBERT

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.


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – SHAWN DEALEY

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
SHAWN DEALEY

After taking a music production class in high school, Shawn began engineering for local bands and opened his first studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, when he was 20 years old. He played drums, produced, and engineered his way to a string of professional touring tech jobs with a host of big-name artists such as Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Avril Lavigne, Santana, All American Rejects, and Billy Talent. Now he works at Sweetwater Studios as a producer, engineer, and front of house mixer for several of Sweetwater’s venues, including the new Clyde Theatre.

Classes fill up fast – reserve your spot today!

Classes fill up fast
reserve your spot today!

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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