Sweetwater’s in-house facility is ready to roll out with workshops and more this weekend at GearFest.

Fort Wayne, IN (June 18, 2019)—Thousands of musicians, producers, engineers and others are headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana right now to take part in Sweetwater Sound’s annual blow-out, GearFest on Friday and Saturday. While many think of the seminars, the networking and the deals to be found, there’s also numerous opportunities to learn from top pros around the industry, including during workshops held in Sweetwater Studios, the retailer’s well-appointed recording facility.

Studio Showcase: Sweetwater Studios

Sweetwater Studios, the recording studio arm of Sweetwater Sound, will host recording and mixing workshops in its multi-room, Russ Burger-designed studio facilities during GearFest. The workshops are free to all attendees and will be running in Sweetwater Studios’ tracking and control rooms.

During the workshops, interested participants will have a chance to learn a variety of recording and mixing techniques from the Sweetwater Studios’ in-house production team, featuring senior producer/engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsby, drummer/engineer Nick D’Virgilio, guitarist Don Carr, Nashville producer/guitarist Tom Hemby and engineer Bobby Dellarocco, as well as special guest presenters such as producer and mix engineer Sylvia Massey, Tower of Power vocalist and solo artist Marcus Scott, and Avid representatives Jeff Komar and Greg Chin.

“As much as GearFest is a celebration of musical instruments and equipment, we also want to share our knowledge about how this gear is used in conjunction with some very talented artists, like Marcus Scott and Tom Hemby,” said Hornsby. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer so many studio workshops to attendees this year, and we hope to inspire all our participants.”

Scheduled workshops and start times are listed below:

Friday, June 21st:

• 9:30 a.m. – “Breaking Down the Mix: Examining a Mix from the Raw Tracks to the Finished Product” (Mark Hornsby – Studio A Control Room)

• 11:30 a.m. – “Avid Pro Tools 1 S6+ MTRX Deep Dive” (Jeff Komar – Studio A Control Room)

• 11:30 a.m. – “Recording Electric Guitar” (Mark Hornsby, Tom Hemby – Studio A Tracking Room)

• 1:30 p.m. – “Recording Vocals” (Mark Hornsby, Marcus Scott – Studio A Tracking Room)

• 2:00 p.m. – “Avid Pro Tools Ultimate Deep Dive” (Greg Chin – Studio A Control Room)

• 3:30 p.m. – “The 1 Hour Mix: Getting the Job Done When Working on a Deadline” (Mark Hornsby – Studio A Control Room)

• 3:30 p.m. – “Recording Drums” (Nick D’Virgilio, Bob Dellarocco – Studio A Tracking Room)

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Saturday, June 22nd

• 9:30 a.m. – “Breaking Down the Mix: Examining A Mix from the Raw Tracks to the Finished Product” (Nathan Heironimus – Studio A Control Room)

• 11:30 a.m. – “Avid Pro Tools I S6 + MTRX Deep Dive” (Jeff Komar – Studio A Control Room)

• 11:30 a.m. – “Recording Acoustic and Electric Guitar” (Don Carr, Dan Ankney – Studio A Tracking Room)

• 1:30 p.m. – “Recording Vocals” (Mark Hornsby, Kat Bowser – Studio A Tracking Room)

• 2:00 p.m. – “Avid Pro Tools Ultimate Deep Dive” (Greg Chin – Studio A Control Room)

• 3:30 p.m. – “Recording Drums” (Nick D’Virgilio, Mark Hornsby – Studio A Tracking Room)

• 3:30 p.m. – “Ask Sylvia Studio Workshop” (Sylvia Massy – Studio A Control Room)

Sweetwater GearFest • https://www.sweetwater.com/gearfest/

Sweetwater Studios • http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com