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June 2017 Giveaway

Exclusive video! Watch, listen, and learn as studio pros mix a Counting Crows hit!

Free Downloadable Pro Tools Sessions!

Go inside Sweetwater Studios with Mark Hornsby and Shawn Dealey as they take you through the entire process of mixing one of Counting Crows’ biggest hits, “Mr. Jones.” Recorded live on an Avid VENUE system using Telefunken microphones, this track offers a wealth of mixing options. Watch and listen as Mark and Shawn take you through the entire mixing process, from selection of plug-ins to finished production. Then download the same multitrack Pro Tools session and follow along in your studio!

In this video, you’ll learn

  • Setting Up the Mix
  • Track Editing
  • Signal Routing
  • Processing
  • Automation
  • The Mixdown Process

Pro Tools|HDX for Ultimate Control

Avid Pro Tools | HDX is widely considered to be the most powerful, versatile, and professional DAW system in the recording world. Mixing in the box with a selection of stellar plug-ins, Shawn and Mark make full use of Pro Tools’ capabilities.

Telefunken Mics for Superior Sound

Counting Crows demand quality sound. That’s why they exclusively used Telefunken microphones for this performance. The revitalized Telefunken brand delivers the sound of classic mics with modern reliability and performance.


Shawn Dealey is a live sound/studio engineer who co-produced and engineered Counting Crows’ Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) album. He is also a producer/engineer at Empire Recording in Canada, where he has worked with a number of local and international clients.

Mark Hornsby, Director of Music Production and Artist Relations at Sweetwater Studios, is an acclaimed music producer, audio engineer, musician, and writer. He has worked with a wide range of artists, including Travis Tritt, Godsmack, Stephen Curtis Chapman, and the London Philharmonic, to name just a few.

Plus, a Bonus Track…

You’ll also get to download a second song from the same show: “Hard Candy.”

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