February 9–10 | 10AM–5PM | $695
Join Sweetwater Studios’ Shawn Dealey for a two-day intensive recording workshop with Americana/blues-rock guitarist Bones Owens and renowned drummer/songwriter Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, Paramore) as we take a song from start to finish in Studio A. Shawn will take you through the process of everything from setting up the studio for recording to tracking and overdubbing to editing and mixing. You’ll learn to comp, edit, mix, apply EQ and effects, and make final decisions to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop will help you draw out the best in the musicians’ projects you record in your own studio.
This workshop is based around the creative recording process. We use Avid Pro Tools, but all the techniques can be used in a variety of different workflows. We recommend you have a basic knowledge of recording and some experience working in a DAW to attend this class.
Tickets are extremely limited for this in-person workshop!
Expand your recording skill set with Sweetwater Studio’s Shawn Dealey while recording vibey blues-rock tracks by Nashville artist Bones Owens. This two-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 to comp, edit, mix, apply EQ and effects, and make final decisions to perfect your mix. Your experience in this workshop — capturing the raw energy 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 intended 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.
Capture the swinging rhythms and swaggering riffs of Nashville’s adopted son Bones Owens. His sultry groove, taut songwriting, and frenetic vitality have made him an in-demand session and touring guitarist, performing with Reignwolf, Whiskey Myers, Butch Walker, Relient K’s Matt Thiessen. Grab this opportunity to learn how Shawn Dealey brings out Bones Owens’ unbridled spirit sing in every track.
QUESTIONS? Call us at (800) 386-6434 or email us at studio@Sweetwater.com.
Featuring special guests
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TOPICS & TECHNIQUES WE’LL COVER
Day 1 — Friday, February 9
- 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
- Auditioning different mics and processing chains
- Overdubbing instruments, multiple takes, and more
Day 2 — Saturday, February 10
Mixing to Yield Professional-sounding Results
- Comping, editing, and 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
- 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
MEET Bones Owens
Meet Aaron Gillespie
ABOUT SWEETWATER STUDIOS WORKSHOPS
Imagine walking into a world-class studio and being coached by pro mentors while recording industry heavy hitters as you learn the trade, tackle new techniques, and overcome real-world, live-session challenges. Plus, because we’re a working studio serving an ever-evolving roster of incredible performers from a wide variety of genres, there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned producer — if you’re passionate about making great recordings in a world-class, multi-studio facility, you’re in for an over-the-top treat!
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