RECORDING
WORKSHOP



RECORDING
WORKSHOP

WITH THE STU HAMM TRIO AND SHAWN DEALEY

WITH THE STU HAMM TRIO AND SHAWN DEALEY

Professional Studio Recording with Stu Hamm’s Power Trio

This 3-day, hands-on studio session with producer/engineer Shawn Daley features the unconventional Stu Hamm Trio. Learn how to track, edit, mix, and more while the trio blurs the lines between jazz, rock, and funk. Shawn will teach you how to capture the virtuosity of Stu Hamm, Alex Skolnick, and Joel Taylor, who together comprise decades of performing and recording experience with instrumental masters.

OCTOBER 22–24

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 the band
  • Special meet-and-greet dinner with Shawn and the band

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

Stu Hamm Trio

MEET THE ARTIST – THE STU HAMM TRIO

MEET THE ARTIST
THE STU HAMM TRIO

Individually, the musicians who make up the Stu Hamm Trio offer decades of experience rocking with musical legends and Grammy-award winners such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Rick Springfield, Allan Holdsworth, and Marty Friedman. But together, the Stu Hamm Trio brings their unconventional talents to the stage with a renowned session bassist and stunning solo artist, Stu Hamm; guitar virtuoso Alex Skolnick; and one of the most versatile drummers around — Joel Taylor. Whether accompanying the world’s great instrumentalists, shredding on stage, or delicately improvising, these seasoned musicians form a trio that defies genres and conventionality.


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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