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Learn from the best

No one knows more about success in the music business than the incredible list of workshop presenters that will be joining us this year. From drum techniques to studio secrets of the masters, you’ll learn it all from the best in the industry.

Friday, June 21st

Breaking Down the Mix: Examining a Mix from the Raw Tracks to the Finished Product

Mark Hornsby


Using YouTube to Get Discovered

Casey Cooper, Kristina Schiano, Rob Scallon, Jared Falk, Tim Pierce, Mitch Gallagher

History of the Stomp — A Look at the History of Effects and Sounds

Josh Scott

Live Tracking Master Class

Sylvia Massy

Surefire Synthesizer Programming Strategies

Daniel Fisher

CRASH Course for Success

Rich Redmond

Guitar Tone Tips from the Pros

Tim Pierce, Kenny Greenberg, Tore Mogensen

Hard Lessons the Easy Way — Great Live Sound Now

Kent Morris

Soul-hop Drumming

Daru Jones

Avid Pro Tools I S6 + MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Recording Electric Guitar

Mark Hornsby, Tom Hemby


Microphone Tips & Tricks

Allen Sides


Performance DJing

DJ Shortee

Rock Bass from a Rock Legend

Rudy Sarzo

Build a Better Guitar Solo

Steve Stine

Modern Drum and Reed Instrument Miking

Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans

At Home and in the Studio — Tips for Voice-overs

Mark Magdich

Recording Vocals

Mark Hornsby, Marcus Scott


Avid Pro Tools Ultimate Deep Dive

Greg “Stryke” Chin

Modern Guitar Recording and Production

Pete Thorn

Dynamic Lighting for the Small Band — Introduction

Daryl Sutton


Mixing vs. Mastering

Jonathan Wyner

The Career of a Songwriter

David Pack

Up Close with Killswitch Engage

Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel

The 1-hour Mix: Getting the Job Done When Working on a Deadline

Mark Hornsby

Recording Drums

Nick D'Virgilio, Bobby Dellarocco

50 Years of Mesa/Boogie : A Conversation with Randall Smith

Randall Smith

Modern Songwriting Workflow

Craig Anderton

Diverse Drumming Styles

Keith Carlock

Common Acoustical Problems and Solutions

Gavin Haverstick



Tools and the Tone with Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Customer Appreciation Concert

The Sweetwater All Stars

Saturday, June 22nd

Pickups on the Cutting Edge

Greg Koch

The Secret to Great Songwriting

Mark Cawley, Mitch Gallagher

Being Successful in Today’s Music Business

Mark Hornsby, Marcus Scott, Nick D'Virgilio

Breaking Down the Mix: Examining a Mix from the Raw Tracks to the Finished Product

Nathan Heironimus


Tips and Tricks from the Metal “Triple Threat”

Nick Bowcott

The CLA Toolbox for Success

Chris Lord-Alge

Fingerstyle Acoustic Workshop

Doyle Dykes

Concepts and Creativity

Carter McLean

Songs and Sounds of Stryper

Michael Sweet

Getting the Most from Your Keys

Lynette Williams

Guitar Workshop: Upgrades, Mods, and Repairs

Sweetwater Guitar Workshop

Core Principles and Practical Examples of Acoustics

Russ Berger

Avid Pro Tools I S6 + MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Recording Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Don Carr, Dan Ankney

Hughes & Kettner

Native Instruments

Microphone Workshop and Live Performance

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Learn from Session Legends

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Danny Kortchmar, Mitch Gallagher

5 Steps to Distribute, Promote, and Make Money from Music Streaming

Bobby Owsinski

Adding the Special Sauce to Your Mix

Fab Dupont, Jacquire King

You Need a Keyboard!

Jacob Dupre

Education Panel

Jeff McDonald

Recording Vocals

Mark Hornsby, Kat Bowser


Create Compelling Mixes

Craig Anderton

Avid Pro Tools Ultimate Deep Dive

Greg “Stryke” Chin

Drumming Tips, Tricks, and Q&A

Benny Greb

Improving Your Band Experience — Getting a Lock

Paul Reed Smith, Tim Pierce


Advanced Acoustics: Testing Results and Case Studies

Gavin Haverstick

Using Tracks in Worship

Matt McCoy

Transcending Traditional Bass

Billy Sheehan

Pensado’s Place Live

Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick

Setting Up a One-man Show

Johnny A

Recording Drums

Nick D'Virgilio, Mark Hornsby

Ask Sylvia Studio Workshop

Sylvia Massy

D’Addario Live Presents Covet


Wireless Microphone Technologies and Spectrums

Greg Simon



Special Performance

Eric Johnson

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