EP 142: Shawn Dealey – Having Diversity in Your Career

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Equally comfortable mixing in an arena or a recording studio, Shawn Dealey has spent the last 20 years developing his craft as an in-demand recording engineer, mixer, and producer. Recently he has been developing and pursuing new techniques for Dolby Atmos recording and mixing. Working with artists such as Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Animals As Leaders, Jared James Nichols, Propagandhi, Bootsy Collins, We Came as Romans, Bones Owens, and countless others, Shawn’s passionate approach to the art of recording, along with his hunger for new techniques, keeps him at the top of his game. Based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, he is currently the Chief Engineer at Sweetwater Studios.


  • Starting a studio in a small town
  • Being a jack of all trades
  • Making templates
  • Having objectivity as you work
  • Establishing the vision for a project to help you make informed decisions
  • Identifying the “sound” of a genre and how to achieve it
  • Recording “outside of the box” instruments
  • Treating live sound like it’s the studio

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