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About The Class

metalcore pre-production, engineering, mixing, and mastering


Joey Sturgis is the producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore, including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, and I See Stars. His style is one of the most sought after sounds of the last decade and in Studio Pass he’ll show you how he produces it.

There is no magic bullet to Joey’s sound. It’s simply the combination of a million little decisions that add up to something incredible. In this class – for the first time ever – Joey will demonstrate his entire process: pre-pro, engineering, mixing and mastering, from A-Z. 

You’ll learn:

  • Writing and arrangement tips that take a song from good to great
  • Recording, editing, and mixing tips for guitars, vocals, bass, drums, and synths
  • How to get stuff to sound loud, super clean, and tight


Joey is a hands-on engineer – he’ll talk about how he works with bands to develop their writing and ideas so they are working with the best possible raw material. He’ll show you the specific signal chain he uses for mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums, and synths. And he’ll give extra focus to vocal tracking, editing, tuning, compression, and effects.

If you want to transform your recording and engineering process, don’t miss your opportunity to learn from chart-topping metalcore producer, Joey Sturgis.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    11:38
  2. 02

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    13:27
  3. 03

    What Really Matters

    13:20
  4. 04

    Pre-Production and Arrangement

    07:03
  5. 05

    Pre-Production - BPM

    17:23
  6. 06

    Pre-production - Boring Sections

    15:45
  7. 07

    Pre-Pro- Bad Transitions & Tying it All Together

    14:52
  8. 08

    Two Methods of Drum Production

    09:48
  9. 09

    Cut and Slip Drum Editing in Cubase

    29:39
  10. 10

    Drum Sample Replacement with Drumagog

    26:55
  11. 11

    Prepping the Guitar for Recording

    30:52
  12. 12

    Cut and Slip Guitar Editing Techniques

    19:02
  13. 13

    Riff Building

    21:48
  14. 14

    The Mutt Lang Method

    15:09
  15. 15

    Toneforge - Menace Demo and Questions

    34:46
  16. 16

    Recording and Editing Bass Guitar

    21:00
  17. 17

    Reinforcing Bass Guitar with Sub Destroyer

    18:33
  18. 18

    Cinematic Sounds and Tricks - Explosions

    08:10
  19. 19

    Cinematic Sounds & Tricks - Reverse Sound & Risers

    24:36
  20. 20

    Cinematic Sounds & Tricks - Bass Drops & Glitches

    26:52
  21. 21

    Vocal Recording Prep

    19:06
  22. 22

    Vocal Recording Workflow

    21:13
  23. 23

    Vocal Editing

    35:02
  24. 24

    Mixing - Master Bus

    12:21
  25. 25

    Mixing Drums

    20:30
  26. 26

    Mix Bus Processing on Drums

    17:52
  27. 27

    Mixing Guitars

    17:26
  28. 28

    Mixing Vocals

    19:16
  29. 29

    Joey's Advanced Production Workflow

    32:54

Meet Your Expert

Joey Sturgis

Award-winning producer, recording/mixing engineer, programmer, writer, performer and software developer Joey Sturgis has forged a revolutionary new wave of American metal since his appearance on the scene in 2007. Working with The Devil Wears Prada, I See Stars, We Come As Romans ... read more

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  • pdf Syllabus
  • HD What is Vocal Production
  • HD Autotune Pitch Correction Modes and Tools
  • HD Understanding Pitch Graphing
  • HD Timing and Quantization
  • HD Vocal Mixing
  • HD Separating Lead & Background in Mixing
  • HD Mixing Harmonies & Adv Production Technique

96% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Tim

    Tim

    February 2015

    I have been following Joey's work since the early Prada days... This is one of the best discussions any producer has ever contributed to digital audio. I love the amount of transparency. He simply reveals everything and guides you on a very wise path on how to become a in-the-box producer like him! Turns out, the answer is -- a ton of hard work! Plus, this has to be the best use-case on his own awesome and super-affordable plugins. I have watched almost every popular producer/engineer workshops and have also sat-in on Eddie Kramer, Alan Parsons and Quincy Jones producer workshops and believe it or not... This is the best one yet.

  • Adam Train

    Adam Train

    November 2015

    I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the bands Joey records. The only reason I bought this class was because I enjoyed the Periphery one so much. Joey takes modern production techniques to the absolutely extreme. He takes punch-ins and editing to a level where it's not even funny any more. If you're looking for tips on recording and mixing in general, this class is not for you. If you're looking for editing tips to see how far you can possibly push the strive for perfection, this is pretty spot on. If you're a beginner, don't take this class to heart - Joey's workflow is borderline psychopathic - go and get the Periphery session instead. If you've been recording for a while and you're looking to see how far editing can take you, it's worth a look.

  • Creativelive Student

    February 2015

    Easily one of the best investments I've made. There is so much information here that you'll have to watch it multiple times to really catch everything. Looked up to Joey Sturgis for a long time and this is literally a dream come true to get a behind the scenes look into his talent. He delivered the material in a very understandable fashion and was extremely clear with all his examples. I love creative live =)

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