This is a hands-on experience, because web-based classes just can't deliver the same education and inspiration as this in-the-studio experience.
Learn to record like a pro with an award-winning producer/engineer.
Learn Pro Recording Techniques
- Setting up a tracking session
- Dialing in sounds on guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals
- Tracking session with Mark, Oz, Dave, James, and Brian
- Special meet-and-greet dinner with Mark, Oz, Dave, James, and Brian
Recording Overdubs and Editing Tracks
- Overdubbing guitars, vocals, keys, and other instruments, multiple takes, and more
- Comping tracks: how to choose the best takes
- Editing tracks with Pro Tools and third-party plug-ins
- Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects
- Fine-tuning guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocal tracks
- Employing automation
- Getting the most out of bus compression/processing
- Making the final tweaks: how to decide when the mix is done
"It's Jazz. It just doesn't sound like it." This is how virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy describes his intoxicating blend of jazz, funk, rock, blues, and R&B. His unique and exhilarating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. In April 2016, Oz released his eighth studio album, Who Gives a Funk featuring very special guests Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Dweezil Zappa, Fred Wesley, Chris Potter, John Medeski, and Corey Glover. For his accomplishments as a trend-setting guitarist, Oz won the highly acclaimed Guitar Player magazine readers' polls for Best Guitar Riff on a Record" (2007), Best New Talent (2008), and Best Out There Guitar Player (2013).
Oz Noy has performed, toured, and recorded with many accomplished artists, including Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rodgers, Mike Clark, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers, Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, Steve Lukather, Don Was, Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield, Don Henley, Take 6, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Phil Ramone, Paul Shaffer, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sting, Steve Perry, Alison Krauss, Foreigner, and Patty Smyth, among others.
For more than 35 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. His contributions to iconic music, music education, and the gear that drummers use are many. Modern Drummer magazine inducted Weckl into their Hall of Fame (2000) and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time."
These honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community, are the product of Weckl's commitment to excellence. His dynamic and diverse drumming, which has inspired musicians worldwide, is built on a foundation of knowledge and passion.
James is an incredible bassist, playing both electric and acoustic, and has worked with A-list artists such as Herbie Hancock and Whitney Houston. James also holds the coveted position as bassist for Saturday Night Live.
Brian Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed, Posi-Tone and Steeple Chase recording artist based in NYC. He’s been one of the top five organists in the Downbeat Critic's Poll for the last three years and won Best Organist in New York City in Hot House magazine in 2015 and Downbeat Rising Star in 2014. He also writes regularly for Keyboard magazine and leads a group that will play at the Blue Note NYC in the spring with NEA Jazz Master George Coleman.
Sweetwater Studios Director of Operations and Senior Producer/Engineer
Mark is an award-winning producer, engineer, musician, writer, and lecturer. Mark is known for his work with a wide variety of artists across many genres of music, from Garth Brooks and Alison Krauss to Godsmack, Steven Curtis Chapman, Big Big Train, Peter Erskine/Dr. Um, and the London Philharmonic.