Sweetwater Studios to Host Recording Master Class Featuring Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, James Genus and Brian Charette

Sweetwater Studios to Host Recording Master Class Featuring Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, James Genus and Brian Charette

Immersive classroom experience between May 24 and May 26 to be led by Sweetwater Studios producer/engineer Mark Hornsby

May 15, 2018, Fort Wayne, IN - Sweetwater Studios, the world-class recording facility owned by music retailer Sweetwater Sound, will host a three-day, hands-on recording master class this month featuring accomplished musicians Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, James Genus and Brian Charette. The class will be held between May 24 and May 26 and led by Sweetwater Studios' Senior Producer / Engineer Mark Hornsby.

The comprehensive agenda for the in-person sessions to be held in Studio A will focus on three primary elements: Learning Pro Recording Techniques, Recording Overdubs and Editing Tracks and Mixing Tracks. Hornsby, himself veteran producer who has worked with diverse artists including Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Robben Ford, Godsmack and many others, will usher students through the entire process — from setting up a session, all the way through to making final tweaks in the mix.

  • Who: Sweetwater Studios and Senior Producer / Engineer Mark Hornsby
  • What: Recording Master Class with Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, James Genus and Brian Charette
  • Where: Sweetwater Studios, 5501 US Highway 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN
  • When: Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

"We are excited to host another one of our Recording Master Classes, which have proven to be a very rewarding experience for both participants and guest artists for the past several years," said Hornsby. "During these three days, our attendees will experience all the amenities our best-in-class studio has to offer, along with our accomplished and super-enthusiastic guest artist/instructors. Most importantly, they will be able to apply the knowledge gained from this experience to almost any recording setting."

Sweetwater Studios: brimming with talent
During the three-day session, students will be able to work alongside an exquisite cast of talented musicians, including special guest Oz Noy — who blends jazz, funk, rock, blues and R&B into his guitar playing style. Noy has performed, toured and recorded with artists including Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Toni Braxton and others, and also recently won Guitar Player magazine's highly selective reader's poll for 'Best Out There Guitar Player."

Drummer Dave Weckl, who will also be joining the sessions, has developed and maintained a reputation as one of the great living drummers. Modern Drummer magazine inducted Weckl into its Hall of Fame in 2000 and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time." Meantime, Bassist James Genus, also the bassist for Saturday Night Live, plays both electric and acoustic instruments and has worked with A-list artists such as Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston and others. On keyboards is Brian Charette — a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed, Posi-Tone and Steeple Chase recording artist who has been one of the top five organists in the Downbeat Critic's Poll for the last three years and was a Downbeat Rising Star in 2014.

Registration is just $1,195 per person and includes:

  • Three full days of learning sessions in Sweetwater Studios, including lunches
  • Dinner with Mark, Oz, Dave, James and Brian
  • Lodging for two nights
  • Certificate of completion

To register, please email studio@sweetwater.com or call (800) 386-6434. To learn more, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com/mc-oz-5-24-18/.

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About Sweetwater Studios

Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. Sweetwater Studios has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians, including renowned staff producer Mark Hornsby, who has worked with many Grammy and Dove award winning artists. For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com

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5501 US Hwy 30 W
Fort Wayne, IN 46818