Pro Mix Academy founder and producer/engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, The Fray) has teamed up with A list Nashville bassists Amos Heller (Taylor Swift), Steve Cook (Phil Vassar), and ‘You’re Not My Dad’ featuring Jackson Eppley and Ryan Truso to release three separate bass recording and music production courses through Pro Mix Academy. The three courses are Home Studio Bass and Production with Amos Heller, Producing Country Music with ‘You’re Not My Dad’, and Producing R&B and Remote Bass sessions with Steve Cook.
· Home Studio Bass and Production with Amos Heller, who has been the bassist for Taylor Swift since 2007, shows the viewer how to record pro-sounding bass in your home studio, and come up with parts, grooves and phrasing that complements the producer's and artist's vision of the song, so they'll be excited about your work and hire you over and over again. The topics discussed include writing a ‘Nashville Numbers Chart’ that makes it easy to follow the song and nail your performance, Tips for improving your groove and locking in with the drums, and How to get a wide variety of sounds out of a small setup that’s easy to take on the road.
· Producing Country Music with ‘You’re Not My Dad’ featuring bassist Jackson Eppley and guitarist/engineer Ryan Truso give a complete breakdown of their production for the modern country song “Day Drunk in Reno.” The topics covered in this course include miking techniques & signal chains, editing & comping, and workflow and through process behind producing songs.
· Producing R&B and Remote Bass sessions with Steve Cook takes the viewer inside his production of the R&B/ Soul song ‘Leave a Light On’ and shares his workflow and philosophy behind it. Topics discussed include mixing techniques: compression, EQ, emulating vintage and analogue sound, widening, multiband compression, delay, and reverb; what makes a great bass part?, and how to deal with clients and producers.
About Amos Heller
Originally an upright orchestral bass player Virginia, Amos discovered his love for Funk and Heavy Metal in high school and picked up Electric Bass. Even though having made a name for himself and getting a decent amount of studio work in Virgina, Amos’ dream was to go on tour and play the BIG shows. “I’d see a tour bus roll through town, and I would want to be on it.”
Figuring that “one must be present to win,” Amos moved to Nashville with next to nothing, waiting tables and doing roadie work, but jumping on any opportunity to make music.
Only two years later, he had worked his way up to touring and recording for Josh Gracin, Rhett Akins, and Mindy MacCready and has been the keeper of the low end for megastar Taylor Swift since 2007.
About You’re not my Dad, featuring Jackson Eppley and Ryan Truso
Jackson Eppley is a Nashville success story, he plays bass sessions, produces artists and writes music for Film and TV. He has learned to adapt with the ever changing industry and is a testament to what musicians, producers songwriters and engineers are now doing to make a good living not just in Nashville but the world over! Jackson has played with Course of Nature,The Dynamites, Beckah Shae, and You’re not my dad music was featured in the TV show ‘Shameless‘
About Steve Cook
Over the last 14 years, Steve has been a household name in Nashville both as a touring and session bass player and producer.Being referred to as ‘A bass player’s bass player’ for his solid, uncompromising groove, taste, and energy, Steve has shared the stage with many luminaries in the music world, in a while variety of genres. He has recorded or performed with Luke Bryan, Frankie Ballard, Keb’ Mo’, Sarah Bettens (of k’s Choice), Sister Hazel, Steve Cropper, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, and Edwin McCain. He currently tours and records with award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar and made appearances on ABC’s hit show ‘Nashville’.
About Warren Huart
Warren Huart is an English record producer, mixer, recording engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He is known for his hard work ethic, positive attitude and respect for the artist’s vision. He has played a fundamental part in the creation of many platinum-selling albums, and worked with many of today’s most successful artists, such as The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith, Black Veil Brides, and Howie Day. Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, CA and Spitfire Music; a one-stop music licensing house providing music for film and TV. He also owns the DIY YouTube Channel "Produce Like a Pro," which offers recording tutorials for recording enthusiasts, and has over 100,000 subscribers world wide.
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