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Production, recording and mixing masterclass with Al Groves
Tue 20 June 2017, 10:00 – 19:00 BST
This will be an intensive three day workshop covering my approach to production, recording and mixing in my studio The Motor Museum. Over the course of the three workshops I will be teaching in depth my techniques used daily on the records I make, including the chart-topping album by Bring Me The Horiozon.
The first session will be a rock/indie recording session, focusing on drum and guitar recording/production. I'll be covering drum placement, tuning and moulding the drum sound in the room, microphone selection, placement and technique (some tricks and tips), signal chains, processing drums on the way in, and editing drums. I'll also be doing the same for big guitars, as well as techniques for dialling guitar sounds, mic placement, layering, getting width, multi mic setup's, how to keep stacked guitars in tune with each other etc.
The second masterclass will be mixing rock/indie, and we will be working on the project that we tracked in the previous session. This will be a whole session spent mixing a song from scratch and will cover my entire approach to mixing, from preparing the session, getting maximum impact, mixing for the song, bringing out dynamics, vocal sounds and presentation, using the arrangement to enhance the mix, all the way through to final mix treatment ready for mastering.
The third session will be teaching my approach to working on electronic-based music using a song self-produced by the artist. I'll show you how I prepare a track, do additional production/recording to bring the track to life, how to creatively overcome any shortcomings in the production, how I deal with the brief, and then we will spend some time mixing it. I'll cover some of my reamping and sound enhancement techniques and how to turn a bedroom production into a radio-ready release.
You can pick and choose which session to attend based on your interests, or book a place on multiple sessions. Sessions will be 8 hours running from 10am - 7pm with a couple of thirty minute breaks.