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Workshops

We've assembled an amazing lineup of workshops taught by industry leaders to equip you for success in music making. Browse the schedule below to pick your favorites.

Friday, June 23rd

Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Friday, June 23rd 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Recording Electric Guitar with Royer and Telefunken

Nathan Heironimus

Recording Electric Guitar with Royer and Telefunken

Friday, June 23rd 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Sweetwater recording engineer Nathan Heironimus shares techniques for making better guitar recordings with Royer and Telefunken microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars

Friday, June 23rd 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

Sponsor:
Taylor
Location:
Amphitheater
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MIDI Guitar, Advanced Pickup and Amp Technology

Jennifer Batten, Greg Koch

MIDI Guitar, Advanced Pickup and Amp Technology

Friday, June 23rd 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Jennifer Batten pushes the limits with MIDI guitar, and Greg Koch explores cutting-edge pickup technology.

Sponsor:
Fishman
Location:
Conference Hall 1
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Perfect Pedalboards

Mitch Gallagher

Perfect Pedalboards

Friday, June 23rd 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Putting together the right pedalboard for the genre

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Creating the Best Mix for Your Worship Service

Kent Morris

Creating the Best Mix for Your Worship Service

Friday, June 23rd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The difference between a decent mix and a great mix lies in the details of allocating each signal its own space. We will explore tongue-and-groove techniques, mosaic layering and how to determine when and where to place each instrument and voice.

Sponsor:
Peavey
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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Mike Mangini of Dream Theater

Mike Mangini

Mike Mangini of Dream Theater

Friday, June 23rd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pearl presents an hour with a master drummer, Mike Mangini.

Sponsor:
Pearl
Location:
Performance Theatre
Presented by:
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Supro

Supro

Friday, June 23rd 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Sponsor:
Supro
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Friday, June 23rd 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Deep dive on the new and amazingly powerful Pro Tools|MTRX audio interface with pristine fidelity versatility and extensive monitoring/routing capabilities.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Yamaha

Yamaha

Friday, June 23rd 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Sponsor:
Yamaha
Location:
Amphitheater
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Wampler

Brian Wampler

Wampler

Friday, June 23rd 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Sponsor:
Wampler
Location:
Amphitheater
Presented by:
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No Console for Old Men

Neal Cappellino, Mike Picotte, Jonathan Pines

No Console for Old Men

Friday, June 23rd 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Multiple Grammy Winner Neal Cappellino, Producer/Engineer Mike Picotte, and Producer/Engineer Jonathan Pines will explore Summing and Hybrid Mixing scenarios, including summing mixers, hardware inserts, gain structure, mixing templates, and tricks for your Hybrid Mixing environment.

Sponsor:
Neve & sE
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
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Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens

Friday, June 23rd 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Experience the searing tone of world-famous guitarist Steve Stevens, presented by Friedman Amplification. Steve will perform 3 pieces to backing track. This will accompany a discussion on recording and guitar techniques. He will conclude with a question and answer session.

Sponsor:
Friedman Amps
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Blackstar/Vox

Freddy DeMarco

Blackstar/Vox

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Sponsor:
Blackstar, VOX
Location:
Amphitheater
Presented by:
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Chuck Ainlay: Behind the Glass

Chuck Ainlay

Chuck Ainlay: Behind the Glass

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Step behind the glass with Chuck Ainlay, legendary producer and engineer (Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Lionel Richie, The Band Perry, Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt, Reba McEntire, and Peter Frampton), and learn how he approaches a mix, works with artists, gets “that sound,” and looks to the future.

Sponsor:
Shure
Location:
Performance Theatre
Presented by:
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Introduction to The Komplete Synths

Matt Celitti

Introduction to The Komplete Synths

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

A walkthrough of some of the different synthesizers found in Komplete 11.

Sponsor:
Native Instruments
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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Lighting The Way - Foundations of Illumination

Philip Courtney, Nate Burkhardt

Lighting The Way - Foundations of Illumination

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

An overview of types of lights (wash, spot, LED, etc.), DMX theory (types of connections, cables, and protocol), DMX controllers (hardware and software based), light positioning and its effects, and atmospherics (fog, haze, lasers)

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
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Pro Tools HD Master Class

Collyer Spreen

Pro Tools HD Master Class

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Witness the power of Pro Tools HD and see how powerful new features released over the past will help you work smarter, faster and be more creative.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Recording Vocals with Telefunken and AKG

Mark Hornsby

Recording Vocals with Telefunken and AKG

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn tips and tricks for recording vocals with Sweetwater Studios’ Mark Hornsby.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Using Clicks and MultiTracks in Worship

Will Doggett

Using Clicks and MultiTracks in Worship

Friday, June 23rd 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Will from MultiTracks.com looks at the gear, concepts and techniques related to using clicks and MultiTracks in a worship service.

Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
Presented by:
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Martin Guitars

Lizzy McAvoy

Martin Guitars

Friday, June 23rd 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Sponsor:
Martin
Location:
Amphitheater
Presented by:
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Line 6

Line 6

Friday, June 23rd 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM

Sponsor:
Line 6
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Friday, June 23rd 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Nick Hook

Nick Hook

Nick Hook

Friday, June 23rd 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Artist Nick Hook and Product Evangelist Enrique Martinez will show how the Novation Circuit can be used in various contexts including Circuit as a standalone groovebox, as a sequencer/controller for external hardware, as a live sampler, and as a powerful synthesizer when paired with a DAW (Ableton Live).

Sponsor:
Novation
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Robben Ford

Robben Ford

Robben Ford

Friday, June 23rd 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Experience the sounds of one of the most renowned guitarists in the world, presented by Roland/BOSS.

Sponsor:
Roland/BOSS
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Hamer

Hamer

Friday, June 23rd 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

Location:
Amphitheater
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Recording Your Worship Services

Doug Gould

Recording Your Worship Services

Friday, June 23rd 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

How do your worship service recordings sound? Awful? Why? That’s what we’re going to talk about. There are methods and products that you may not be aware of that will greatly improve the quality of your recordings. We’ll explain the use of aux busses and ambient mics to achieve a more a more realistic mix; the pros and cons stereo vs. multitrack recordings; formats: /CD/SSD/USB. Wav/cloud and the various delivery options. We’ll run through the advantages of using a digital mixer to mix your service while simultaneously recording all the parts.

Sponsor:
Audio Technica, Presonus, Tascam
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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Should I get an Audio Degree?

Jeff McDonald

Should I get an Audio Degree?

Friday, June 23rd 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Q&A panel with Sweetwater's VP of HR and representatives from various universities

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
Presented by:
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Stem Mastering

Mike Wells

Stem Mastering

Friday, June 23rd 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mike Wells discusses his methods for stem mastering.

Sponsor:
Dangerous Music
Location:
Performance Theatre
Presented by:
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ADJ Demonstration

Marco Oceguera

ADJ Demonstration

Friday, June 23rd 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Marco has a long and deep background in audio, video, and lighting, and will walk us through ADJ's incredibly powerful and intuitive Airstream Bridge wireless light control system as well as showing off some of ADJ's signature products including their AV3 video wall.

Sponsor:
ADJ
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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Fender

Fender

Friday, June 23rd 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

Sponsor:
Fender
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Tools/Dolby Atmos Workflows

Ozzie Sutherland, Jeff Komar

Pro Tools/Dolby Atmos Workflows

Friday, June 23rd 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Learn about how new options for Pro Tools HD add powerful new functionality for Dolby Atmos workflows.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
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Recording Acoustic Instruments with Mojave and Shure

Nathan Heironimus

Recording Acoustic Instruments with Mojave and Shure

Friday, June 23rd 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Sweetwater recording engineer Nathan Heironimus shares techniques for making better guitar recordings with Mojave and Shure microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Al Schmitt

Al Schmitt

Al Schmitt

Friday, June 23rd 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

A career retrospective with Al Schmitt.

Sponsor:
Harman
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Demystifying Mastering

Jonathan Wyner

Demystifying Mastering

Friday, June 23rd 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Jonathan has mastered more than 6000 albums during the last 29 years spanning every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well!) In addition to having credits like Nirvana, David Bowie, Aerosmith, and James Taylor, Jonathan is also a Professor at Berklee College of Music and Education Director at iZotope. Jonathan will show his approach to mastering, loudness and advantages of using tools “in-the-box”.

Sponsor:
iZotope
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Common Acoustical Problems and Solutions

Gavin Haverstick

Common Acoustical Problems and Solutions

Friday, June 23rd 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Acoustics expert Gavin Haverstick presents common acoustical problems for studios and how to solve them.

Sponsor:
Haverstick Designs
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
Presented by:
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Pro Tools HD Master Class

Collyer Spreen

Pro Tools HD Master Class

Friday, June 23rd 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Witness the power of Pro Tools HD and see how powerful new features released over the past will help you work smarter, faster and be more creative.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Songwriting with Computers

Craig Anderton

Songwriting with Computers

Friday, June 23rd 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tips for using modern technology in songwriting

Sponsor:
Gibson
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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TC Electronic

TC Electronic

Friday, June 23rd 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Sponsor:
TC Electronic
Location:
Amphitheater
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Terry Bozzio & John Good

Terry Bozzio, Nick D'Virgilio, John Good

Terry Bozzio & John Good

Friday, June 23rd 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Sweetwater's own Nick D'Virgilio moderates a conversation between DW's owner and Terry Bozzio.

Sponsor:
DW Drums
Location:
Performance Theatre
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Ampeg

Ampeg

Friday, June 23rd 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Sponsor:
Ampeg
Location:
Amphitheater
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Boss Guitar

Boss Guitar

Friday, June 23rd 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Sponsor:
Boss
Location:
Amphitheater
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Novation Demonstration

Nick Hook

Novation Demonstration

Friday, June 23rd 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Nick Hook will host an interactive workshop on his performance and production techniques, centered around the Novation Circuit. A learning and Q&A session with a performance element, it will explore additional facets of electronic music workflow.

Sponsor:
Novation
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Friday, June 23rd 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Deep dive on the new and amazingly powerful Pro Tools | MTRX audio interface with pristine fidelity versatility and extensive monitoring / routing capabilities.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Recording Drums with Shure and Telefunken

Mark Hornsby

Recording Drums with Shure and Telefunken

Friday, June 23rd 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Sweetwater Studios’ Mark Hornsby shows you how to capture better drum recordings in the studio with Shure and Telefunken mics.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Andy Timmons

Andy Timmons

Andy Timmons

Friday, June 23rd 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

A display of sonic intensity, courtesy of Mesa/Boogie amplifiers

Sponsor:
Mesa Boogie
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Getting started with a DAW

Mike Picotte, Jonathan Pines, Neal Cappellino, Lizzy McAvoy

Getting started with a DAW

Friday, June 23rd 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Mike Picotte will show you how to get started with a DAW. Mike will start with a blank session and show people how to get started with a DAW setting up their audio tracks, effects sends, a cue bus, and master bus processing and then cut an acoustic guitar and vocal from beginning to end within an hour. Lizzy McAvoy (Nashville singer/songwriter) will perform the acoustic guitar and vocal take with one of her original songs. Grammy Award Engineer Neal Cappellino and Jonathan Pines will help show how to mic the vocal and acoustic guitar in a home studio setting to get good results quickly with very affordable gear.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
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Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Friday, June 23rd 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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D'Addario LIVE featuring Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa

D'Addario LIVE featuring Dweezil Zappa

Friday, June 23rd 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Rock out to an incredible performance in the Sweetwater Pavilion, presented by D’Addario.

Sponsor:
D'Addario
Location:
Pavilion
Presented by:
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Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock Chicago AllCity Modern Band

Little Kids Rock

Friday, June 23rd 6:20 PM – 6:40 PM

Don’t miss this stellar performance by Chicago Public Schools All-City Modern Band, sponsored by Little Kids Rock.

Sponsor:
Little Kids Rock
Location:
Pavilion
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Hit Like A Girl

Tangela Facen

Hit Like A Girl

Friday, June 23rd 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hit Like a Girl category winner Tangela Facen jams with the Sweetwater All Stars.

Sponsor:
Hit Like A Girl
Location:
Pavilion
Presented by:
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Sweetwater All Stars with Special Guests

Sweetwater All Stars with Special Guests

Friday, June 23rd 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Sweetwater All Stars perform with guest artists who are attending GearFest.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Pavilion
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Saturday, June 24th

Fishman

Fishman

Saturday, June 24th 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

Sponsor:
Fishman
Location:
Amphitheater
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Modern vs. Vintage Drum Tones

Raymond Massey, Nick D'Virgilio

Modern vs. Vintage Drum Tones

Saturday, June 24th 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Nick explores the differences and similarities between modern and vintage drum sounds.

Sponsor:
Meinl
Location:
Conference Hall 1
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Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Saturday, June 24th 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Recording Electric Guitar with Royer and Shure

Mark Hornsby

Recording Electric Guitar with Royer and Shure

Saturday, June 24th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Sweetwater recording engineer Mark Hornsby shares techniques for making better guitar recordings with Royer and Shure microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Chris Lord-Alge: Mixing Big Machine Hits

Chris Lord-Alge

Chris Lord-Alge: Mixing Big Machine Hits

Saturday, June 24th 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Chris Lord-Alge talks about how he mixes the Big Machine country hits.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Performance Theatre
Presented by:
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Songwriting

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriting

Saturday, June 24th 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Acclaimed singer/songwriter, Jonatha Brooke, shares her approach to the creative process. Jonatha explores the many ways to access creativity in songwriting.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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Larry Dunn

Larry Dunn

Larry Dunn

Saturday, June 24th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Q&A with the keyboardist of Earth, Wind & Fire

Sponsor:
Casio
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Orange

Jon Bailey

Orange

Saturday, June 24th 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Sponsor:
Orange
Location:
Amphitheater
Presented by:
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Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Saturday, June 24th 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Deep dive on the new and amazingly powerful Pro Tools | MTRX audio interface with pristine fidelity versatility and extensive monitoring / routing capabilities.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Sabian

Sabian

Saturday, June 24th 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Sponsor:
Sabian
Location:
Amphitheater
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Inside The Groove

Gerald Veasley, Lil John Roberts

Inside The Groove

Saturday, June 24th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tama Drums and Ibanez Guitars are proud to host “Inside the Groove” with two guys who are groove experts

Sponsor:
Tama/Ibanez
Location:
Conference Hall 1
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Roland Keys

Roland Keys

Saturday, June 24th 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Sponsor:
Roland
Location:
Amphitheater
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Make Your Recorded Vocals Sound at Least Twice as Good

Craig Anderton

Make Your Recorded Vocals Sound at Least Twice as Good

Saturday, June 24th 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Tips on increasing the sound quality of your vocals

Sponsor:
Gibson
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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Remote Recording

Brian Vibberts

Remote Recording

Saturday, June 24th 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Mixing, mastering, and tracking seminar with Brian Vibberts.

Sponsor:
Antelope
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
Presented by:
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Ableton Demonstration

Ben Casey

Ableton Demonstration

Saturday, June 24th 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Brooklyn-basd electronic musician, Ableton Certified trainer, and overall music tech nerd will tap his decade-plus of Ableton training experience and demonstrate the powerful music-making combination of Ableton's Push controller and the new Beat Tools premium Live Pack which enables instant music-making satisfaction.

Sponsor:
Ableton
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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All About the Blues with Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen

All About the Blues with Carl Verheyen

Saturday, June 24th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Carl Verheyen's lecture/master class this year is all about the blues. He'll explain the various styles and origins of the blues, from Delta blues to Piedmont blues and Texas style vs. Chicago style. Verheyen outlines the four levels of sophistication in blues improvisation with examples: minor pentatonic only (Albert King, Stevie Ray), major and minor pentatonic combined (Clapton, B.B. King, Peter Green), adding Mixolydian mode played off each dominant chord (Mike Bloomfield, Freddie King), and jazz blues incorporating all the above plus the diminished and altered scales (Robben Ford, John Scofield).

Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Friedman

Friedman

Saturday, June 24th 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Sponsor:
Friedman
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Tools HD Master Class

Collyer Spreen

Pro Tools HD Master Class

Saturday, June 24th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Witness the power of Pro Tools HD and see how powerful new features released over the past will help you work smarter, faster and be more creative.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Recording Vocals with Mojave and Shure

Nathan Heironimus

Recording Vocals with Mojave and Shure

Saturday, June 24th 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sweetwater recording engineer Nathan Heironimus shares techniques for making better guitar recordings with Royer and Shure microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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JHS

JHS

Saturday, June 24th 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Sponsor:
JHS
Location:
Amphitheater
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Mixing

Fab Dupont

Mixing

Saturday, June 24th 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Learn tips and techniques for crafting better mixes from a renowned engineer and producer.

Sponsor:
Dangerous Music
Location:
Performance Theatre
Presented by:
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Hannah Welton-Ford

Hannah Welton-Ford

Hannah Welton-Ford

Saturday, June 24th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Experience an amazing hour of masterful performance by ex-Prince drummer Hannah Ford, presented by Gretsch.

Sponsor:
Gretsch
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Marshall

Marshall

Saturday, June 24th 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM

Presenting the CODE100 Amplifier

Sponsor:
Marshall
Location:
Amphitheater
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Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Saturday, June 24th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
Presented by:
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Hot-Rodding Your Guitar

Wade Owen

Hot-Rodding Your Guitar

Saturday, June 24th 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Sweetwater's guitar crew presents the most popular guitar mods we can do for you.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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VoiceOver Tips & Tricks

Mark Magdich, Dave Brow

VoiceOver Tips & Tricks

Saturday, June 24th 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Want to make better voice-over recordings? Learn from two voice-over veterans, Sweetwater Sales Engineers Mark Magdich and Dave Brow.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
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Gibson

Gibson

Saturday, June 24th 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

Sponsor:
Gibson
Location:
Amphitheater
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Tales From the Hard Side: Heavy Guitar Tones, Tips and Tricks

Nick Bowcott

Tales From the Hard Side: Heavy Guitar Tones, Tips and Tricks

Saturday, June 24th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

What is “Tales From The Hardside” all about? Basically, exactly what the title implies

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
Presented by:
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Pro Tools/Dolby Atmos Workflows

Ozzie Sutherland, Jeff Komar

Pro Tools/Dolby Atmos Workflows

Saturday, June 24th 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Learn about how new options for Pro Tools HD add powerful new functionality for Dolby Atmos workflows.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
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Recording Acoustic Instruments with AKG and Royer

Mark Hornsby

Recording Acoustic Instruments with AKG and Royer

Saturday, June 24th 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Sweetwater recording engineer Mark Hornsby shares techniques for capturing acoustic instruments with Royer and AKG microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
Presented by:
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Roland Drums

Roland Drums

Saturday, June 24th 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

Sponsor:
Roland
Location:
Amphitheater
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Serato Demonstration

DJ Dstrukt

Serato Demonstration

Saturday, June 24th 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Serato Artist Relations Representative and turntablist DJ DSTRUKT will be performing a DJ demo with the Pioneer S9 mixer and PLX-1000 turntables showcasing Serato DJ features: Pitch n' Time, Pitch Play, Flip, built in Izotope effects, and Sync. As well, DSTRUKT will demonstrate how to control a lighting rig doing a DJ performance using the third party program Soundswitch. Prepare to learn and be wowed!

Sponsor:
Serato
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball

Saturday, June 24th 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Sponsor:
Ernie Ball
Location:
Amphitheater
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Producers Panel

Al Schmitt, Fab Dupont, Neal Cappellino, Chuck Ainlay, Chris Lord-Alge

Producers Panel

Saturday, June 24th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher moderates a discussion between recording industry veterans Al Schmitt, Chris Lord-Alge, Chuck Ainlay, Neal Cappellino and Fab Dupont .

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Conference Hall 1
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Bassist Rhonda Smith and PRS Guitars' Founder, Paul Reed Smith

Paul Reed Smith, Rhonda Smith

Bassist Rhonda Smith and PRS Guitars' Founder, Paul Reed Smith

Saturday, June 24th 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Please join us in the Theatre for a special clinic with Paul Reed Smith and Jeff Beck bassist, Rhonda Smith. Attendees will learn about the history, craftsmanship and playability of PRS guitars and basses. In addition, Rhonda will delve into musical styles, techniques for recording and live performance, and how to improve skills. Rhonda and Paul will discuss bass design, what to look for in an instrument, and what it takes to be endorsed by a manufacturer. Rhonda will be demonstrating several PRS basses and discussing their differences. A Q&A will follow.

Sponsor:
PRS
Location:
Performance Theatre
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Make the Most of Your Mix

Enrique Gonzalez Müller

Make the Most of Your Mix

Saturday, June 24th 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Enrique Gonzalez Müller is a producer, engineer, and musician who has worked with hundreds of artists across a variety of genres, including the Kronos Quartet, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jason Newsted, L’Aura, and more. His work as a producer and engineer has been awarded a Latin Grammy award (2009, Best Alternative Music Album) and multiple Grammy nominations. He is a professor of music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. Enrique will share some of the creative mix tips and tricks he uses when producing music.

Sponsor:
iZotope
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
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Worship Leaders are from Mars; Techs are from Venus

Doug Gould

Worship Leaders are from Mars; Techs are from Venus

Saturday, June 24th 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Sound familiar? It's a common stereotype and we will be discussing why we need both types on our team to function at the highest level. Although some of us are more creative and some more analytical, both types are necessary to achieve excellence. We'll look at some popular iconic examples of dynamic duos that will illustrate the power of relationships that depend on one another. It's a lot of fun and it's for the worship leader and the tech. We'll make fun of both of you.

Sponsor:
Audio Technica, Presonus, Tascam
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
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Pioneer

Pioneer

Saturday, June 24th 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Sponsor:
Pioneer DJ
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Tools HD Master Class

Collyer Spreen

Pro Tools HD Master Class

Saturday, June 24th 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Witness the power of Pro Tools HD and see how powerful new features released over the past will help you work smarter, faster and be more creative.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
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Songwriting with Ableton

Erin Barra

Songwriting with Ableton

Saturday, June 24th 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Join performer and Berklee professor and music technologist Erin Barra for a session exploring the collision of technology, writing, producing and performing with Ableton Live. She will build a song live on stage while replicating her workflow in the studio, ending with a short performance demonstrating her unique use of technology.

Sponsor:
Ableton
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
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QSC

QSC

Saturday, June 24th 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Sponsor:
QSC
Location:
Amphitheater
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A Day in the Life of a Session Musician

Matt Rollings

A Day in the Life of a Session Musician

Saturday, June 24th 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Matt Rollings discusses playing on legendary sessions.

Sponsor:
Roland
Location:
Conference Hall 1
Presented by:
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Hughes & Kettner

Laurence Bell

Hughes & Kettner

Saturday, June 24th 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Presenting the new Grandmeister 40 watt Deluxe head.

Sponsor:
Hughes & Kettner
Location:
Amphitheater
Presented by:
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Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Jeff Komar

Pro Tools|MTRX Deep Dive

Saturday, June 24th 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Deep dive on the new and amazingly powerful Pro Tools | MTRX audio interface with pristine fidelity versatility and extensive monitoring / routing capabilities.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
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Recording Drums with AKG and Royer

Nathan Heironimus

Recording Drums with AKG and Royer

Saturday, June 24th 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Sweetwater recording engineer Nathan Heironimus shares techniques for making better guitar recordings with Royer and AKG microphones.

Location:
Studio A Tracking Room
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Studio to Stage

Matt Play

Studio to Stage

Saturday, June 24th 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Chicago-based DJ and producer Matt Play will show us how Pioneer enables the electronic musician -- from idea to performance -- to deliver at the highest level. Featuring Pioneer's CDJ Nexus turntables, DJM Nexus mixers, and the Toraiz SP-16.

Sponsor:
Pioneer DJ
Location:
Electronic Production Tent
Presented by:
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Advanced Acoustics: Testing Results and Case Studies

Gavin Haverstick

Advanced Acoustics: Testing Results and Case Studies

Saturday, June 24th 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Acoustics expert Gavin Haverstick presents the “before” and “after” results of acoustic treatment.

Sponsor:
Haverstick Designs
Location:
Conference Hall 2 C
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How to Get Started with Computer Recording

Craig Anderton

How to Get Started with Computer Recording

Saturday, June 24th 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Introduction to recording with computers

Sponsor:
Gibson
Location:
Conference Hall 2 A & B
Presented by:
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Omar Hakim Hybrid Drumming

Omar Hakim

Omar Hakim Hybrid Drumming

Saturday, June 24th 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Omar discusses the benefits of playing both acoustic and electronic drums.

Sponsor:
Roland
Location:
Performance Theatre
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Pearl

Pearl

Saturday, June 24th 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Sponsor:
Pearl
Location:
Amphitheater
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The Next Level - Upgrading Your Studio

Mitch Gallagher

The Next Level - Upgrading Your Studio

Saturday, June 24th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sweetwater's own Mitch Gallagher will discuss how to take your studio to the next level.

Sponsor:
Sweetwater
Location:
Sweetwater U 2
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PRS

PRS

Saturday, June 24th 4:30 PM – 4:50 PM

Sponsor:
PRS
Location:
Amphitheater
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Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Ozzie Sutherland

Pro Mixing on Avid S6 Control Surface

Saturday, June 24th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers with the revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface.

Sponsor:
Avid
Location:
Studio A Control Room
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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Saturday, June 24th 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fender presents a special performance by iconic guitarist Eric Johnson.

Sponsor:
Fender
Location:
Pavilion
Presented by:
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Friday night concert at the Sweetwater Pavilio. June 17th from 6 to 9PM.