Newsletter March 2010

record producer sean genockey at modern world studios ukCome and join us on the 2 Day Production Master Class with Sean Genockey on the 27th & 28th March at Modern World Studios, UK, featuring the exciting new band Robot Disaster.



- Pre-Production
- Session Planning
- Studio Set up
- Mic Placement
- Microphone Selection
- Recording Basics and Advanced
- Overdubbing
- Mixing
- Pro Tools
- Mastering

All of this will be with a REAL BAND, with a REAL PRODUCER, on a REAL SESSION.

The key aspects of the recording process will be covered including pre-production and session planning, studio set-up for tracking, mic placement, overdubs, mixing (both in-the box & using an SSL Duality desk), delivery, and archiving. This will also include effective use of studio tools: microphones, analogue & digital equipment, outboard effects and plug-ins, plus detailed stereo & multichannel mixing techniques. In other words, an entire recording and mixing session, from start to finish, with one of the UK's leading recording specialists.

Sean cut his teeth as guitarist with critically acclaimed band Moke and as well as being an expert musician and songwriter, has gone on to engineer, mix and produce for the Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Starsailor, Kula Shaker, Baddies, Tom McRae and Iko, and is currently mixing the new Futureheads album.


The Master Class will cover 6 sessions and accommodation and catering will be included in the rate.

Saturday 27th March 2010

10:00 - Continental breakfast, Registration, Welcome & Orientation
10:30 - Morning Sessions
1:00 - Lunch Break and Group Discussions
2:00 - Afternoon Sessions
6:00 - Group Discussion followed by dinner
8:00 - Feet up at the studio flat

Sunday 28th March

10:00 - Continental breakfast, Welcome & Orientation Day Two
10:30 - Morning Sessions
1:00 - Lunch Break and Group Discussions
2:00 - Afternoon Sessions
6:00 - Group Discussion, Photos,
7:00 - Close

Accommodation on the 27th March will be at Modern World Studios Apartment adjacent to the studio. If additional accommodation is required on the 26th or the 28th, a small additional charge will be required, and notice must be given in order to ensure availability!

The master class will be open to all, but please note delegate numbers will be strictly limited in order to get the best out of this amazing opportunity. If you are a studio owner, engineer, producer or recording musician, are studying audio engineering, or simply interested to find out more about recording and mixing, then this will be a unique opportunity to study the workings in a world-class facility under the tutelage of one of the most in demand new producers around. We have aimed to keep the charge to a minimum and will be offering the two day seminar, all accommodation and catering for £425 ex vat. This covers the cost of studio, accommodation, meals, artist fees, producer fees etc.

- For a video tour of Modern World Studios please click here
- For a full bio on Sean please click here
- For more info on the band Robot Disaster please click here


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