Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons Follows Up Master Classes at ParSonics with New Sessions

Alan Parsons has announced a follow-up weekend of mixing and recording training in Santa Barbara on Oct.17 and 18 especially for those not able to go to AES.

The focus on Oct. 17 is on mixing. The track will be taken from Alan Parsons' oeuvre, which gives attendees the opportunity to enhance their mixing skills.

In play will be plug-ins old and new, and surely UA’s Capitol Chambers.

The mix will be in both stereo and surround. Attendees of his first Mixing Master Class in July were surprised that Parsons prefers to work on the surround mix first, and then the stereo. Parson’s surround mixing credentials were boosted in 2019 by his Grammy win for Best Immersive Album for the re-mastered 35th Anniversary Edition of Eye In The Sky. 

The second session, on Oct. 18, comprises a full day of band recording complete with a live tracking session, vocals, instrumental overdubs and rough mix. The band will be  indie rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning supported by two guest multi-instrumentalists. Toad is best known for a succession of hits in the 1990s including "All I Want" and "Walk On The Ocean."

Recently, The Dark Side Of The Moon engineer has worked with artists such as ukulele maestro Jake Shimabukuro and second-generation prog rocker Steven Wilson. In June, Alan Parsons released his fifth solo album, The Secret that also features ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.

Meals and refreshments are included in the ticket price and attendees receive signed Certificates Of Completion for the class or classes they attended.

Full details tickets can be found at artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/sb4 for the mixing session and artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/sb5 for the full-band recording session.

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