KThrash+Gavin Brown+Matt McAndrew 4-day Songwriting/Production Masterclass
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Push your sonic boundaries with heavy-hitting songwriting producers KThrash and Gavin Brown at Sweetwater Studios’ in-person Songwriting and Production Masterclass. Discover the keys to their successful approaches to writing and producing songs with artists such as Blink-182, Three Days Grace, Machine Gun Kelly, Metric, Jelly Roll, Sting, Skillet, and many more! Work shoulder to shoulder with these pros as they take a song from start to finish with artist Matt McAndrew in Sweetwater Studios’ Studio A.
This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in the craft of songwriting and bringing out the best in performers. We recommend that attendees be comfortable navigating Pro Tools, miking, patching, and finessing tracks using plug-ins and outboard gear to get the most out of this class.
KThrash and Gavin Brown will share their successful techniques for molding raw musical ideas into polished, properly mixed, and professional productions during this four-day masterclass. You will experience firsthand the essential pre-production, songwriting, arrangement, and orchestration techniques that these successful hitmakers have honed to perfection. This masterclass will take you through the stages of producing a radio-ready rock song. Learn from the masters — give your productions a unique glow and establish your signature sound along the way!
Your masterclass instructors will share the following:
Songwriting approaches to establish the foundation of a great song
Pre-production techniques to finesse performance and structure ideas
Arranging and orchestrating for maximum impact
Structuring instrumentation for specific genres
Coaching artists to yield emotional performances
Finding the optimal tones for engaging parts
Choosing the right equipment and creative uses of it
Learning powerful editing, comping, and tuning techniques
Creatively sculpting audio through EQ, compression, and effects
Preparing tracks for mixing
Achieving huge-sounding productions using proven methods
Using compression, distortion, saturation, and other creative engineering approaches