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.
The Basics of Tracking a Session
Overdubbing, Comping, and Preparing Tracks for Mixing
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.
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.