Learn to capture the dynamic improvisational energy of a live performance at Sweetwater’s’ signature hands-on learning series
Fort Wayne, IN, April 11, 2022 – Sweetwater Studios has announced Recording Workshop with Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio, the latest in its ongoing series of hands-on learning sessions that bring aspiring engineers and producers into its studio complex to learn the art of recording alongside legendary artists and performers. The two-day workshop will take place May 20-21 and will be led by Sweetwater Studios’ Producer/Engineer Shawn Dealey [Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Bootsy Collins]. The cost of the event is $795 per person. For more information and to register, please click here.
Inspiring surroundings for the ultimate recording experience
As the studio of choice for touring and recording artists like Bootsy Collins, Anthrax, Billy Cobham, Russ Taff, Eric Johnson, and Beth Hart, Sweetwater Studios is the perfect environment for learning hands-on recording techniques under real working conditions. The sessions will take place in Studio A where attendees will experience the best of both worlds of both analog and digital recording, utilizing the studios’ centerpiece
Rupert Neve Designs 5088 for tracking. “The tactile experience has always been an important part of the recording process, and our new board will give our workshop attendees the chance to experience that first-hand,” said Dealey. “This helps us all stay focused on the creative process without losing control of the session.”
Day 1 of the workshop will focus on live performance tracking with the trio which includes Greg Koch on Guitar, Toby Lee Marshall on B3 Organ, and Dylan Koch on the drums. The session will give attendees the opportunity to learn proper mic placement technique, signal chain selection, and artist collaboration in the studio as the musicians channel their signature mixture of improvisational rock that draws from blues, funk, and jazz. Day 2 shifts to mixing and post-production and the art of fine-tuning performances through mixing, EQing, and post-processing. Attendees will have access to the results of the session to bring home for further tweaking. “The sheer breadth of music that the Koch-Marshall trio can play makes them ideally suited to a workshop environment like this,” said Dealey. “This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to learn how to work across multiple genres in the studio and pull the best sounds and performances out of a session.”