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Production, Recording & Mixing Masterclass with Al Groves + Mastering with Loic Gaillard

Al Groves and The Motor Museum

Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 10:00 (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Full Course *+ Free Mastering Ticket* - Production, Tracking & Mixing Day One and Two
Full Course ticket - receive free entry to Sunday evening's Mastering Workshop - 28th & 29th September 2019 10am - 7pm
27 Sep 2019 £240.00 £0.00
Day One - Production & Tracking Saturday 28th September
Day One - Production & Tracking - 28th September 2019 10am - 7pm
27 Sep 2019 £120.00 £0.00
Day Two - Mixing Sunday 29th September   more info 27 Sep 2019 £120.00 £0.00
Mastering - Sunday 29th September 7-10pm 28 Sep 2019 £35.00 £0.00
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Following on from the success of 2017 and 2018 's sell-out classes, I'm really pleased to offer the next iteration of my Production, Recording and Mixing masterclass for 2019!  This will be an intensive two day workshop covering my approach to production, recording and mixing in my studio The Motor Museum (  Over the course of the two workshops I will be teaching in-depth the techniques I use daily on the records I make for international artists such as Bring Me The Horiozon and Cast, and breakthrough artists including Paris Youth Foundation, Jalen N' Gonda and Bellevue Days.


Day One - Production and Tracking - Saturday 28th September 2019


The first session will be a rock/indie recording session, focusing on drums, bass and guitar recording and production, and some programming.  I'll be covering what I do in great detail including...

  • Drum selection and placement
  • Tuning and moulding the drum sound in the room
  • Microphone selection
  • Placement and technique (including some tricks and tips to minimize bleed and maniuplate the signals)
  • Signal chains
  • Processing drums on the way in to make it sound like a record
  • Producing great performances (we'll have one of my favourite drummers playing for us!)
  • Creating parts to enhance the arc of the song
  • Editing to keep the feel
  • Dialling guitar sounds and getting the most from the amp 
  • Mic placement
  • Layering for depth
  • Achieving natural width without processing
  • Multi mic setup's
  • How to keep stacked guitars in tune with each other
  • Advanced arrangement tricks to make parts sound bigger
  • Programming and synth parts to enchance the parts 

Day 2 - Mixing - Sunday 29th September 2019


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, which will include...

  • Preparing the session
  • Workflow in and out of the box
  • My go-to signal chains
  • The five dimensions of a mix and how to control them
  • Getting maximum impact
  • Mixbuss processing
  • Mixing for the song
  • Bringing out dynamics
  • Vocal sounds and presentation
  • Using the arrangement to enhance the mix
  • Fnal mix treatment ready for mastering

This session offers a no-holds barred insight into everything I do to take a multitrack to a finished mix, and the reasons why I do them.

Places are limited to 10 attendees per day with Al Groves.  You can pick and choose which session to attend based on your interests, or book a place on both sessions and receive free entry into the Mastering workshop taking place immediately after the mixing session on the 29th September from 7-10pm.  Sessions will be 9 hours running from 10am - 7pm with a couple of thirty minute breaks.


Day 2 Evening (7-10pm) - Mastering - Sunday 29th September 2019


New for 2019 is our Mastering workshop with Motor Museum in-house Enginer Loic Gaillard!  Taking place immediately following Al Groves' mixing session, it gives an end-to-end experience of making a commerical record from inception to final delivery.  Loic will be mastering the same song that Al has produced and mixed in his masterclass, so this is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the entire studio process that takes place behind the doors of The Motor Museum.

In this three hour session jon Loic as he covers...

  • Aim of mastering
  • Critical assesment of the mix
  • Identifying problems and strategies
  • His mastering template and toolkit
  • Advanced EQ techniques
  • Enhancing the feel with dynamic processing
  • The illusion of width
  • Achieving competetive volume
  • The value of comparison (and the pitfalls to avoid!)
  • Combating the sonic degrdation of streaming

There are 15 places available on the mastering workshop, which runs for 7pm - 10pm.

See you there!

Do you have questions about Production, Recording & Mixing Masterclass with Al Groves + Mastering with Loic Gaillard? Contact Al Groves and The Motor Museum

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The Motor Museum Recording Studio
1 Hesketh Street
L17 8XJ Liverpool
United Kingdom

Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 10:00 (BST)

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Al Groves and The Motor Museum

Al Groves has twelve years experience as a producer. He specialises in creating modern, big-hitting records, and his productions regularly feature on hot new music playlists worldwide.

He has achieved success with recent albums by Bring Me The Horizon and Cast, and earned critical acclaim with debut works from Paris Youth Foundation, Jalen N’Gonda and Bellevue Days.

Al's philosophy is to be the conduit between the studio and the audience. He creates recordings that represent the character and individuality of each artist, and he breathes life into a production to capture the energy of a song.

He skilfully drives artists to deliver outstanding performances, and his experience as a mixer lets him create powerful and emotive productions.

The Motor Museum is Liverpool's most iconic recording studio.  This legendary studio has become cemented in the rich musical legacy of Merseyside. Having been home to some of the worlds most prestigious bands such as Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, The 1975, Blood Red Shoes, The Coral, and Grandmaster Flash, the studio is thoroughly steeped in British musical history.

The Motor Museum revolves around a variety of stunning recording spaces, including a large live and stone room, the latter of which drawing clients from all over the country to record in. Fully kitted out to satisfy mix projects as well, you'll find a vintage Neve 8232 analogue console and stacks of top-end outboard. An exceptional spec highlighted by a vast range of terrific microphones, instruments and backline complete an outstanding package and cement it as the premier studio in Liverpool.  

Hidden away in an expansive day-lit warehouse in the fashionable Lark Lane district of South Liverpool, sessions thrive in this secluded and immensely creative studio, which is famous for its highly original themes; blending Mediterranean architecture with colorful and exotic decorations, creating an alluring inner-city studio paradise... Welcome to Liverpool's ultimate recording experience!

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