Anyone who knows Ashcraft Studios know that they love Sweetwater. A loyal customer for years the studio has procured the bulk of its equipment through the Fort Wayne based retailer and attends the company’s annual Gearfest every year. You can read about this year’s visit in a previous blog, “Sweetwater Gearfest 2019 Pics and Recap.” But the buck doesn’t stop at shopping and sweet festivals. This month Ashcraft will be sending its own artist and engineer, Stanford Ashcraft, to Sweetwater’s Mix Mastering Class featuring audio producer legend Chris Lord-Alge.
The sold out class will take place at Sweetwater’s Indiana home base on Saturday November 9. Hosted by Sweetwater VP of Music Production and award winning producer/engineer Mark Harmony, attendees will learn best audio production practices and techniques. The company’s class description boasts that the class “is a hands on experience, because web-based classes just can’t deliver the same education and inspiration as this in-the-studio course.” The description goes on to mention.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN AND EXPERIENCE:
Known for his use of dynamic range compression, Chris Lord-Alge is an audio engineer with ties to some of the music industry’s greatest artists. From Green Day’s Nimrod to Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair Lord-Alge has worked with numerous big name artists across various different genres. Lorde-Alge first gained attention for his work on the James Brown album Gravity with Unique Recording Studios. Awards include a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing a Music Series on HBO for “Cher Live at The MGM Grand” in 2000, a CMA Award for Single of the Year by Keith Urban for the song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” in 2017. His studio MIX LA has mixed and mastered for the likes of music greats such as Michael Buble, Meat Loaf, Cher, Celine Dion, 3-Doors Down, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Slipknot, Aerosmith, Matchbox 20 and so many more. You can visit the events page on Lord-Alge’s website to see his upcoming events and classes.
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