Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Groove: Music Lessons + Recording Groove: Music Lessons + Recording is a music instruction and recording studio located in Purcellville, 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!

Operating as usual

Nothing like mixing and collaborating with the boys! Working on a overdue tune with Nick Flowers and Jeff Wright. Really...
06/10/2020

Nothing like mixing and collaborating with the boys! Working on a overdue tune with Nick Flowers and Jeff Wright. Really excited to get this one out there. Really talented folks working on this track!

Using Slate VMR (VCC MixBuss & CS-EQ), Waves Scheps Omni, and HDelay to get this beast more furiocous.

#metal #deathmetal #zombie #zombienation #collab #shawnhatfield #groove #mixing #mastering #groovestudio #track #heavy #heavymetal #guitar #waves #slate #slatedigital with Shawn Hatfield - Musician/Writer

Need some keys and analog emulation in your mix? We've got you covered with The Electric Grand by @xlnaudio, J37 Tape by...
03/23/2020

Need some keys and analog emulation in your mix? We've got you covered with The Electric Grand by @xlnaudio, J37 Tape by @wavesaudio, and @drawmerpro S73 by @softubestudios

#mixing #audio #keys #xlnaudio #xln #tape #analog #emulation #tapemachine #waves #abbeyroad #drawmer #softube #master #shawnhatfield #engineer #mixingengineer

Just found this old feature @ltmnews did on Groove in 2018 when we opened up the Royal St location. We are now operating...
03/22/2020

Just found this old feature @ltmnews did on Groove in 2018 when we opened up the Royal St location. We are now operating out of Goose Creek in Purcellville and loving it! All mixes just $25 per track (50% off) for a limited time!

#groove #studio #mixing #shawnhatfield #recording #mixingengineer #open #leesburg #purcellvilleva #purcellville #location #loudoun #times #loudountimesmirror

Recording at home? 50% off all mixes - $25 per track. Fast delivery! #mixing #recording #groove #shawnhatfield #music #s...
03/21/2020

Recording at home? 50% off all mixes - $25 per track. Fast delivery!

#mixing #recording #groove #shawnhatfield #music #studio #protools #studioone #analog #digital #hybrid #50percent #50percentoff #halfoff #audioengineer #audioproduction #audioservice

Great session with @anthonyozdemir this week! The @warmaudio WA-87 up close and the @akgaudio C214  as the room is one o...
01/28/2020

Great session with @anthonyozdemir this week! The @warmaudio WA-87 up close and the @akgaudio C214 as the room is one of my favorite combos on vocals.

#Groove #groovestudios #GrooveRecordingStudios #studio #shawnhatfield #mixing #mastering #recording #mixingengineer #recordingengineer #pro #professional #musicproducer #music #vocals #warmaudio #akg #anthonyozdemir @ Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Really awesome working with @nothingdefinedofficial in the studio today! Track is sounding great. #nothingdefined #shawn...
01/19/2020

Really awesome working with @nothingdefinedofficial in the studio today! Track is sounding great.

#nothingdefined #shawnhatfield #groove #studio #music #recording #session #recordingsession #recordingengineer #guitar #bass #drums #keys #vocals #mixing #studioone #grooverecordingstudio #goosecreekmusic #goosecreek @ Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Setting up a few sessions and rehearsal schedules for this weekend. Very grateful to be doing what I love again! #groove...
01/16/2020

Setting up a few sessions and rehearsal schedules for this weekend. Very grateful to be doing what I love again!

#groove #grooverecordingstudios #shawnhatfield #recordingengineer #grateful #blessed #schedule #weekend #rehearsal #session #recording #musicengineer #studioengineer #mixingengineer #masteringengineer

When I closed the studio in Leesburg, I took about 6 months off from recording artists and teaching lessons. I've been w...
01/06/2020

When I closed the studio in Leesburg, I took about 6 months off from recording artists and teaching lessons. I've been working hard to finalize my own album as well as fitting into a full time job. I took an unexpected call and booked a session yesterday, breaking that stride. I'm not a spiritual person but when I set up those mics, greeted the artist, and got to the desk again everything felt in place. I believe happiness is what they call it 😅

Groove is once again open for business but occupying the wonderful studio, Goose Creek Music and Entertainment in Purcellville. Very professional, comfortable, and large home studio. Huge thanks to Mike Pugh for the use of the space! Looking forward to recording, mixing, and mastering many future projects. Shoot me an email at [email protected] to setup a session!

#groove #groovestudio #groovestudios #recording #mixing #mastering #music #studio #recordingstudio #shawnhatfield #purcellville #project #email #setup #session #recordingsession

Vintage dbx 161 compressor/limiter for sale!Good condition 1970s 161 with well functioning knobs and meter switches. Ste...
11/08/2019

Vintage dbx 161 compressor/limiter for sale!

Good condition 1970s 161 with well functioning knobs and meter switches. Steel plated rack attachment, 2 RCA to 1/4" cables, two prong attached power cable included. Fully functioning RCA I/O on rear panel. Will ship for $30.

#dbx #compressor #seventies #gain #limiter #mixing #recording #engineer #recordingengineer #dbx161 #70s #1970s #studio #vintage #vintagegear

07/22/2019

After over four years, I have decided to close Groove permanently. I have been trying to sell the business since April, met with a few interested buyers, but no one has purchased the business. It is an unfortunate situation but there will be bigger and better things. I want to take the time to appreciate and thank all the artists, students, parents, my family, and friends who have helped support Groove over the years. Especially my parents and my wife who have been there for me every step of the way. With that support, I have been able to keep the business going and maintain a fraction of commercial success and happiness. Unfortunately, the positives have not outweighed the negatives.

I have worked very hard the past four years to create a space to learn, record, mix, and master music. When I was 12 years old, I decided that I loved recording and one day would open a studio of my own. I saw myself sitting at an SSL 4k E console somewhere in California, with a rock band in the live room, a few great engineers in the control room (including myself), and a fat paycheck. It was my dream. I put in the time and work to learn and get myself there during high school, college, got a degree in Music Business, and opened up a place to call my own. In some ways my dream did come true. However, it has truly been a struggle to keep Groove afloat.

Teaching students and working with local and touring artists has been a lot of fun in so many ways. I have so much passion for recording and mixing and guitar pedals. I get so excited to talk about circuitry, compression, and audio in general. It pains me to have to close our doors, but I believe that there is good reason. I have a few more students finishing up their packages this month, a couple more projects to wrap up, and an album of my own to finalize.

With all this said, we will be leaving the premises on/before July 31st. If you are interested in buying gear, instruments, studio furniture, sound treatment/proofing, speakers, etc… we have a lot of it. Vintage and new. You can reach me at (703)-507-0980 or [email protected]. There are some items on Facebook and Reverb, but I have a full list of all the items available. I could really use the help to sell everything that I can. All pieces are priced out accordingly and ready for a new home.

I hope that as I find a new career path that I’ll start to see optimism and admiration once again. Maybe one day I’ll find that SSL console dream possible again. Thanks for listening and your support. This is Captain Groove signing off.

- Shawn Hatfield

Like new/lightly used PreSonus Tube preamp for $125. Features drive and gain knobs with clipping monitor, VU meter, mic/...
07/11/2019

Like new/lightly used PreSonus Tube preamp for $125.

Features drive and gain knobs with clipping monitor, VU meter, mic/line in, mic/line out, phase switch, instrument/mic button, hpf at 80hz, and phantom power.

From PreSonus:
Compact, the ever-popular TubePre V2 professional tube preamplifier employs our popular XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A dual-servo (no capacitors) gain stage lets you boost the signal to smoking hot levels without significantly increasing noise. Discrete components and high-voltage operation offer dynamic range and detail not found in other single-channel tube preamps in its class. Built tough enough for serious gigging, the TubePre V2 is a great choice for guitars and microphones alike.

We are selling some Groove gear! 🎹🎧🎵🎶 All gear has been tested and used in a smoke-free professional environment. Total ...
07/11/2019

We are selling some Groove gear! 🎹🎧🎵🎶 All gear has been tested and used in a smoke-free professional environment. Total for all pieces: $900

Warm Audio WA76 Mono Limiting Amplifier/Compressor - $500 (like new). Reproduction of the classic 1176, true to original circuitry. Deactivate the compressor and use as a preamp/saturator.

dbx Project 1 266A Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate- $100 (great condition). Versatile and clean stereo dynamics. Stereo linking, dual L/R, sidechain, and "over easy" options.

Vintage ADA S1000 Mono Delay/Modulation unit - $200 (great condition). Very cool piece of gear. Offers flanger, chorus, double, and multiple delay settings for fine tuning and parallel FX.

Behringer Virtualizer 3D FX2000 Stereo Unit- $125 (like new). Stereo multi-fx unit. Compression, eq, delay, reverb, distortion, tape/vinyl fx, and more. This thing does a lot. Great for analog beginners.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the pieces and I'd be glad to answer.

When you first get to the studio and you're excited to mix a project... but your mac has other plans #dammit #nowwhat #m...
06/25/2019

When you first get to the studio and you're excited to mix a project... but your mac has other plans

#dammit #nowwhat #mac #cpu #computerproblems #excited #disappointed #mixing #project #work #studio #macmini #waiting #startoftheday #plans #groove #thanks

4 years and counting. On this day, 4 years ago Groove opened. Happy Grooversary!
06/12/2019

4 years and counting. On this day, 4 years ago Groove opened. Happy Grooversary!

Check out our Reverb shop for great deals and steals from our studio! A midi controller, pedals, drum gear, studio monit...
06/04/2019
Groove Recording Studios

Check out our Reverb shop for great deals and steals from our studio! A midi controller, pedals, drum gear, studio monitors, and accessories available. Free shipping!

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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!

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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 #bassist #m...
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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

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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.

Shawn Hatfield started the company in 2015 before he graduated Radford University. He has had a passion for music his entire life, both creating and producing, and knew early on what dedicated career path to take. Since then, the studio clientele base is ever-growing and we couldn’t be happier with our jobs.

Lesson Policy: We have a 24-hour notice cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a lesson and are unable give at least 24 hours of notice, the lesson is forfeited. If you are able to meet the 24 hour notice, you have 7 days to make up the missed lesson. If the lesson is not made up after 7 days, it is forfeited.

Studio Policy: All sessions appointments must be made 7 days days in advance, minimum. We have a 24-hour notice cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a booked session and are unable give at least 24 hours of notice, you will be charged for the booked time. If you are able to meet the 24 hour notice, you have the option to reschedule.

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Check out this awesome video with Grander Music LLC! Recorded and filmed at Groove. Looking forward to the show on Nov 9!