Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Groove: Music Lessons + Recording Groove: Music Lessons + Recording is a music instruction and recording studio located in Leesburg, VA. Appalachian Groove Records is our independent label.
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Welcome to Groove! We offer lessons, audio production, and record label services all at the same location. Our instructors work along side industry standard techniques and books in a stress-free environment to make sure that your learning experience is a great as it can be!

Finalized the mix and master for Anne Marie Pecha's dialogue project! Editing and mixing speech is much more meticulous ...
05/14/2019

Finalized the mix and master for Anne Marie Pecha's dialogue project! Editing and mixing speech is much more meticulous than bands :)

Could not have done this mix without the amazing NR800 by McDSP. So smooth and easy to eliminate noise issues without sacrificing quality.

Could not have done the mastering without the IK Multimedia
TR5 Classic Clipper. Great dynamic control and harmonic characteristics!

#speech #vocals #recording #groove #amazing #dialogue #dialogueprompts #mcdsp #mixing #editing #studio #edits #mastering #character #product #project #harmonic #harmony #saturation #clip #great #dynamic #music #groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios

05/07/2019

The debut single, "Locked Myself Out," by Absence of Nature is out now! This was a really fun project to work on with Joe Harley of Bay Music. Collaboration between two engineers and studios can get messy but this one was quick and easy!

#funk #chill #chillhop #jazz #jazzhop #music #instrumental #AbsenceOfNature #ShawnHatfield #JoeHarley #newmusic #spotify #nature #lockedout

A great dialogue session with Anne Marie Pecha. What a fantastic and soothing voice for audiobooks. If you need your wor...
04/26/2019

A great dialogue session with Anne Marie Pecha. What a fantastic and soothing voice for audiobooks. If you need your work read or recorded, contact Anne Marie!

#voiceover #dialogue #commercial #recording #voice #fantastic #soothing #studio #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #annemarie #shawnhatfield #audiobook

04/23/2019

Here's the full mix with the polished bass on "You and Me and a Bottle of Whiskey" by Wade Crounse. EP coming soon!

#countrymusic #country #countryrock #mixing #studio #compression #eq #preamp #bass #guitar #acoustic #pedalsteel #pedal #string #drums

04/23/2019

Bass mix on an original song by Wade Crounse!

#bass #bassguitar #analog #mixing #gear #analoggear #recordingstudio #affordable #affordablerates #studio #mixingengineer #countrymusic #beforeandafter #before #after #fullmix

Killer vocal session with The Musical Endeavors of Walter Bain yesterday! Really unique, melodic, and original tune. Loo...
04/19/2019

Killer vocal session with The Musical Endeavors of Walter Bain yesterday! Really unique, melodic, and original tune. Looking forward to the next one!

#vocals #recording #walterbain #Groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #shawnhatfield #akg #samson #mic #condenser #roommic #isolation #booth #singing #piano

Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer and Joe Harley of Bay Music have collaborated to create a very funky and high energy tu...
04/17/2019

Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer and Joe Harley of Bay Music have collaborated to create a very funky and high energy tune!

The debut single, "Locked Myself Out," by Absence of Nature releases Friday May 3rd!

#funk #hiphop #instrumental #recording #producer #collab #collaboration #compression #mixing #session #artist #indie #independent #studio #groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #baymusic #baypro #baypromusic #shawnhatfield #joeharley

Emailing clients and setting up sessions for the week! Got that mid day daze. A few new people coming in!15% off all new...
04/15/2019

Emailing clients and setting up sessions for the week! Got that mid day daze. A few new people coming in!

15% off all new mixing and mastering clients!

#recordingstudio #music #studio #tattoo #session #week #recordingengineer #microphone #newgear #newpeople #newclient #recordingsession #mixing #mastering #mixingsessions #week #workweek

04/13/2019
Hunter on the Synth pt.2

Hunter showing you how to use the synth.

#beastmode #keyboard #musicstudio #musiclesson #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #recording
#musicstudent #student

04/13/2019
Hunter on the Synth pt. 1

Check out Hunter's insane synth action! He is having a blast learning all about arps, pads, strings, envelopes, and leads.

Novation

#synth #prodigy #strings #arp #pads #pad #music #synthesizer #lead #arpeggio #arpeggiator #keyboard #mininova

Teaching electric bass and music theory lessons with Derek! 🎸🎹📖 #musictheory #bass #electricbass #basstheory #b...
04/12/2019

Teaching electric bass and music theory lessons with Derek! 🎸🎹📖

#musictheory #bass #electricbass #basstheory #bassist #music #bassguitar #vintage #vintagebass #guitar #purple

Always impressed by the McDSP products. Loving the 6060 on this room mic from a William White session. Crushing it with ...
04/11/2019

Always impressed by the McDSP products. Loving the 6060 on this room mic from a William White session.

Crushing it with the Tape, S671, C671, and BC-23, with some subtractive EQ from the E404. Keep up the great work! Now I just gotta get my hands on a APB-16!

#innovation #innovative #mcdsp #mixing #crush #crushing #artists #musicians #studioone #processing #dsp #digital #signal #tape #preamp #saturation #compression #compressor #eq #shawnhatfield #mixingengineer #thirsttrapthursday #thirstythursday #thursday

Looking for a professional to mix and/or master your music? We understand how to mix and master any instrument or voice ...
04/10/2019
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Looking for a professional to mix and/or master your music?

We understand how to mix and master any instrument or voice with state of the art gear and software in our hybrid studio. Our pro engineers will transform your tracks and have them ready for airplay, promo, and all other artist needs!

We charge $100 per track but right now we are offering 15% off to all new customers. For more details check out our SoundBetter.com account below or email us at [email protected]. Audio samples available!

Reach out today!

#music #recording #mixing #audio #mastering #pro #professional #audioengineer #mixingengineer #masteringengineer #digital #analog #hybrid

We offer recording, mixing, mastering, and other audio production services at Groove. Our studio is equipped to record full bands, small groups, and solo artists. We also professionally mix and master singles, EPs, albums, and other projects. We additionally offer video production/synching/live perf...

Having some fun with the bass drum chain today. Rocking the Slate Companies VTM, VMR (trying out the new Gates!), and Ei...
04/10/2019

Having some fun with the bass drum chain today. Rocking the Slate Companies VTM, VMR (trying out the new Gates!), and Eiosis AirEQ. Check out the video posted earlier today for a quick sample of Gate:Drums.

#drums #mixing #recording #client #mixingengineer #studio #digital #hybrid #hybridstudio #music #gear #eq #compression #console #studioone #dsp #slate #slatedigital #engineer

04/10/2019

The new Slate Companies Gates Bundle is incredible. We've had the pleasure of using the Gate:Drums on The Willie White Band Ep. Wonderful transient detection and truly cleans up mixes.

#gate #slate #slatedigital #mixing #williewhite #ep #music #songs #dynamic #transient #recording #studio #discount #kickdrum #drums #drummer

Having a blast recording vocals for The Willie White Band EP! This guy is so talented. Very soulful blues voice. Can't w...
03/07/2019

Having a blast recording vocals for The Willie White Band EP! This guy is so talented. Very soulful blues voice. Can't wait to dive into the mix.

Rockin the AKG P220 on the prox and a Sterling S50 on the room.

#blues #bluesrock #groovestudios #guitar #vocals #drums #talent #soul #soulful #powerful #band #album #recording #recordingstudio #rock #microphone #akg #sterling #condenser #proximity #room #liveroom #space

$60 for pickup (+$20 for shipping).This pair of 2015 Sabian 13" Hats are in great condition. Been kept well and used in ...
03/04/2019

$60 for pickup (+$20 for shipping).

This pair of 2015 Sabian 13" Hats are in great condition. Been kept well and used in a professional recording studio. Limited wear and sound great!

From Sabian:

This pairing delivers tight, clean sounds when closed, and loud fullness when open. Sabian 13" SBr Hi-Hats are the best value in pure brass, ideal for beginners. With hammered and lathed surface, tightly focused sound and nice price, SBr is in a class of its own.

STYLE: Focused
METAL: Brass
SOUND: Bright
WEIGHT: Medium

#hihat #sabian #Groove #music #gear #musicgear #drums #drummer #brass #bright #drum #cymbal #cymbals #style #metal #sound #weight

Having some fun re-amping bass guitars for the 3rd Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer album. Sending from Pro Tools/Studio...
02/27/2019

Having some fun re-amping bass guitars for the 3rd Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer album.

Sending from Pro Tools/Studio One through the console and then the amp in the live room. Put a Sterling S50 off center a few inches away.

Then it hits the PreSonus
TubePre, the Warm Audio WA76, a vintage BiAmp 210 graphic eq, back through the console and DAW.

Light saturation on the pre, maxing at -2db on the comp, and cutting quite a bit on the eq with a boost on the high-mids. This 210 adds a surprising amount of nice analog character!

#bass #bassguitar #bassamp #di #ditrack #track #music #gear #pre #compressor #warm #warmaudio #presonus #biamp #eq
#preamp #guitar #rock #album #indie #fun #reamp #amp

Having some fun with synths today! The ARTURIA Analog Lab 3 is such an awesome and distinctive virtual instrument. Compl...
02/24/2019

Having some fun with synths today! The ARTURIA Analog Lab 3 is such an awesome and distinctive virtual instrument.

Complimenting the #synth with #VMR by Slate Companies. Starting with the NY Pre with the saturation set high with the #mix low. Then VCC Brit 4k E. Then FG-A with OpAmp on. Then FG-116 with slow attack, fast release, #ratio at 4, and mix at 50. Lastly is the FG-N with a few boosts and cuts with some #drive.

#synth #slate #arturia #synthesizer #attack #compressor #compression #ssl #opamp #api #api550a #neve #universalaudio #urei #eq #console #saturation #saturationsaturday #neveconsole

Working on the delay buss for guitars! First, the Slate Companies VTM is always nice for life and musicality. Up next in...
02/22/2019

Working on the delay buss for guitars!

First, the Slate Companies VTM is always nice for life and musicality.

Up next in the chain is the H-Delay by Waves Audio. Learned a lot about the H-Series from Dave Darlington in the Waves mixing course.

The Ozone Imager by iZotope is an amazing stereoizer to help with your spread. Sounds great on a delay!

#phat #mixing #guitar #delay #wide #tape #taperecording #music #tapemachine #ozone #izotope #slatedigital #waves #wavesaudio #plugin #album #polish #delay #stereo #image #working

Working on some synths, electric keys, and guitar today!Really loving the XLN Audio Addictive Keys Electric Keys. Very u...
02/20/2019

Working on some synths, electric keys, and guitar today!

Really loving the XLN Audio Addictive Keys Electric Keys. Very unique range of tones and included fx available. The Waves Audio J37 is added for some analog tone & saturation. One of the most versatile tape emulators out there. Then the S73 by Softube
on the wide mix setting with added ambience. A true
#bettermaker plugin!

#keys #electrickeys #softube #waves #xln #xlnaudio #keyboard #electrickeyboard #true #plugin #ambience #tape #j37 #tone #mixing #mixingengineer #mixingstudio #gear #widemix #dynamic #compression #analog #digital #fx #unique

Mixing the third album by Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer. Lots of big fuzzy tones coming from these tracks. Today is s...
02/13/2019

Mixing the third album by Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer. Lots of big fuzzy tones coming from these tracks.

Today is snare sample day! Rather than completely replace the recorded snare, we blend in a snare sample from Superior Drummer 2.0 by Toontrack - Ludwig Drums Black Beauty (a classic!). Keeping most of the virtual mics active for good ambience, space, and room sound.

To lessen the digital-ness of the sample we've added in Slate Companies VTM and VMR - VCC on Brit 4k G, FG-S, and the FG-401. What is your preference on using ssmples? Do you like replacing or blending? Let us know your technique in the comments!

#Groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #superiordrummer #fuzz #drums #sample #drumsample #shawnhatfield #fuzzy #tape #vtm #mixing #recording #album #slate #slatedigital #snaresample #blackbeauty #vmr #console #eq #compressor

02/05/2019
Online Rock Guitar Lesson 4: Five Tips for Practice

In this week's lesson, Shawn talks let's you know 5 tips on practice and learning guitar.

1.Tuning
2. Keep the Guitar Accessible
3. Make Goals
4. Practice Sitting & Standing
5. Choose a Pick That's Right for You

#Groove #GrooveStudios #GrooveMusicLessonsAndRecording #musiclesson #rockguitar #guitarlesson #freelesson #music #guitarist #shawnhatfield #leesburg

"Oooohhhhh... I get it now"- Student. Music to our ears.
01/31/2019

"Oooohhhhh... I get it now"
- Student.

Music to our ears.

01/28/2019
Online Rock Guitar Lesson 3: Moveable Major Scale

In our third online lesson, Shawn discusses the 2 octave, 6 string major scale. This scale shape is moveable. This means that you can start on any fret of the 6th string, follow the left hand shape, and still result in a 2 octave major scale. Pretty cool huh? (Free PDF chart below!)

Starting in the key of C (no sharps, no flats) then transposing the scale to G major (1 sharp, F#). Don't forget to practice different rhythms (1/4, 1/8/, and 1/16 notes) as well as alternate picking, tremolo picking, and slurs. Learn the scale before making things too difficult on yourself!

Free PDF - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lXzttauppQHP10xxMx53FbP-7un8l8Ld/view

#Groove #GrooveStudios #GrooveMusicLessonsAndRecording #ShawnHatfield #rock #rockmusic #guitar #freeguitarlesson #guitarlesson #cmajor #majorscale #scale #music #guitarist

Country session with Wade Crounse and the boys! Loving the sound of the pedal steel, what a beautiful instrument! Very t...
01/28/2019

Country session with Wade Crounse and the boys! Loving the sound of the pedal steel, what a beautiful instrument! Very talented musicians.

#guitar #bass #pedalsteel #acoustic #electric #acousticguitar #electricguitar #solo #quartet #countrymusic #acousticmusic #roots #virginia #recording #studio #recordingstudio #Groove #GrooveRecordingStudios #leesburg @ Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Online Rock Guitar Lesson 3 releases at 5pm today!-with Shawn Hatfield#freemusiclesson #freeguitarlesson
01/28/2019

Online Rock Guitar Lesson 3 releases at 5pm today!
-with Shawn Hatfield

#freemusiclesson #freeguitarlesson

Special guest in the studio this Sunday! #assistantengineer #dogsofinstagram  @ Groove: Music Lessons + Recording
01/27/2019

Special guest in the studio this Sunday! #assistantengineer #dogsofinstagram @ Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

01/18/2019
Mika Mulcahy

Amazing cover of "Summertime Sadness" performed by Mika Mulcahy! Check out this great lyric video below.

Our own Warren Hayford killing it on the drums. Mixed and mastered by Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer.

✨ NEW Lyric Video! Alternative Rock Cover of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" by Mika Mulcahy.

Get this song free! Just click the link:

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https://mailchi.mp/11175c977e6c/mikamulcahysummertimesadness

As some of you may know I've been writing my debut album this year (due this Fall)... and I was looking for inspiration. At the suggestion of a friend I went back and took a look at some of the songs I know and love. This one jumped out.

Lana Del Rey has been one of my favorite artist since the album Born to Die. She's the inspiration for my daughters namesake. I sing this song all the time, even my kids know this song by heart! While doing the dishes I created my own harnomy for the song Summertime Sadness and myself, "I wonder what it would sound like if I put a MIKA twist to Summertime Sadness?"

I decided to try it for fun. So I sent my version over to a local producer and arranger. After hearing the end result I was carried away, so I decided to release it for you!

I really hope you like it, and I hope the song stays true enough for fans of Lana, while also giving an edgy new spin on it! 🤘🏻

P.S. If you like what you heard please share this song with someone you think would enjoy it!

Thanks to Groove: Music Lessons + Recording and Warren Hayford for the great work!

01/14/2019
Online Rock Guitar Lesson 1: E Chords

Premiering our free Online Rock Guitar Lesson series with Shawn Hatfield, we start by talking about the E power chord, E5, E Major, and E Minor.

The E Power Chord and E5 are often used synonymously, however there is a slight difference. The full power chord has the higher octave E included to give it the "power" it's missing.

See you next week!

#Groove #GrooveRecordingStudios #GrooveStudios #guitarlessons #rock #rockguitar #electricguitar #musiclessons #freelessons

01/11/2019
Free Online Rock Guitar Lesson Course!

This Monday January 14th we are launching an online weekly rock guitar lesson series! For beginner to advanced players. These are free lessons that will be available on our website and all social platforms.

#groove #groovestudios #musiclessons #freelessons #january #free #guitar #rockguitar #chords #rockchords #freemusiclessons #music #freeguitarlessons #beginner #advance

First session of the year with duo, The Story! Really awesome sound from these two. Looking forward to getting to the mi...
01/07/2019

First session of the year with duo, The Story! Really awesome sound from these two. Looking forward to getting to the mix!

Sony ECM 33F (prox mic) and AKG P220 (small room mic) for vocals. Shure 57 (sound hole), Sterling S30 Pencil (neck), and Rodemic M5 stereo pair (overheads) on guitar.

#Groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #leesburg #recording #thestory #acoustic #guitar #songwriting #akg #sony #shure

#Repost Michelle Ann・・・DRUM ROLL...... THE CD's HAVE LANDED! HERE'S THE VERY FIRST PEEK OF THE COVER OF MY ORGINAL...
01/03/2019

#Repost Michelle Ann
・・・
DRUM ROLL...... THE CD's HAVE LANDED!
HERE'S THE VERY FIRST PEEK OF THE COVER OF MY ORGINAL SINGLE, SING ABOVE!

Thanks to EVERYONE who bought CD(s) and mp3s in the presale. Your support means everything to me. As a reminder, those are being mailed or hand delivered this week.
They are now Available for regular purchase! Just message me. $5 For CD Single. Duration 5:45
The song will be available on all media outlets soon as well.
Details:

CD Design-By Michelle Ann.
Written, Composed and Produced-Michelle Ann.
Electric & Bass Guitar-Dan Rockholt
Keys-Don Halterman
Drums-Marc Taylor
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Shawn Hatfield from Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

HUGE SHOUTOUT to the mad talented musicians/people that I not only get the pleasure of having in my life, but also in my first original single. I AM SO HUMBLED YOU WERE A PART OF THIS, IT MAKES THIS SONG EVEN MORE SPECIAL TO ME. Thanks to Grander Music LLC and all of you for your support always!

Love, Blessings & Great Music in 2019 and beyond.... -Michelle Ann

#orginalmusic
#vunerability
#Singabove
#Singersongwriter
#Groove #groovestudios #songwriting #leesburg #project #recording #sing #studio #mastering #masteringsession #mixingengineer #musicrecordingstudio #mix #rock #pop

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