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Sweetwater Set to Catch Anthrax (in Recording Master Class)

Legendary thrash metal band will participate studio recording session at Sweetwater Studios

Fort Wayne, IN (August 13, 2019)—Sweetwater Sound’s recording facility, Sweetwater Studios, will host classic thrashers Anthrax for a two-day class to be held on September 17 and 18. The event is open to registered attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The class will be held in Sweetwater Studios’ Studio A, where attendees will spend the two days learning the recording process from start to finish: from positioning mics and dialing in sounds, to tracking, mixing and post-production. The sessions are being overseen by Sweetwater Studios senior producer/engineer and VP of music production Mark Hornsby and will be filmed by music video director Nigel Dick.

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“With each of our Recording Master Classes, we’re creating an opportunity for fans to learn essential recording skills by working alongside their heroes,” said Hornsby. “Anthrax is one of the veteran bands of the Big Four and having them here allows us to explore the unique techniques required for capturing aggressive guitar driven music properly in a studio environment. On top of it, they’re truly great guys who are happy to share what they’ve learned with their fans, which is something you don’t find every day with an artist of this magnitude.”

On participating in the upcoming Master Class, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello said, “I’m really looking forward to being back with our friends at Sweetwater Studios. Everything about these events is top notch because the Sweetwater staff does it right. You always learn a lot while having a great time doing it!”

Award-winning film director Nigel Dick has directed some of the most influential music videos of the past forty years; from massive rock acts like Guns n’ Roses, Def Leppard and Nickelback to chart-topping pop stars like Britney Spears.

Sweetwater Studios Senior Producer/Engineer and VP of Music Production Mark Hornsby is an award-winning producer and engineer who has spearheaded Sweetwater Studio’s educational programming and Recording Master Class series. His engineering and production work have spanned every genre and has seen him working with a diverse clutch of artists that include Godsmack, Garth Brooks, Bootsy Collins, Steven Curtis Chapman, Outkast and the London Philharmonic among many others.

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Registration is $1,695 per person and will include two full days of learning sessions in Sweetwater Studios, including lunches; dinner with Anthrax and Nigel Dick; and a certificate of completion.

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