Warm Audio WA76 Tutorial

We’re very excited and proud to present the WA76 by Warm Audio – a brand new addition to Groove. Definitely one of the best purchases we’ve made!

In this video Shawn Hatfield does a quick tutorial on the WA76 Limiting Amplifier. Shawn applies the compressor to a drum buss and electric guitars.


CLA-76 Intro/Tutorial

Check out this quick introduction to the Waves CLA-76 compressor on a Taylor 210ce. Are your guitar tracks missing a little punch? Do your reverbs sound thin and weak? We use an 1176 style compressor plugin on nearly all of our projects. The CLA-76 is based on the popular 1176 Peak Limiter originally made by UREI in 1967. You can set the ratio to 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1, and All. Unlike most compressors, the attack and release settings are slowest when set to the lowest setting and fastest when it is set to the highest setting. Superfast attack!


Groove Student Gary – “Something From Nothing”

Check out our guitar student, Gary, playing “Something From Nothing” by Foo Fighters! Great performance. We’ve been teaching Gary for a few months now and he is loving that he can learn what he wants!


Surprise Attack –  Live at Groove (Full Performance)

A few months back we filmed and recorded a live performance of nothing but the tastiest jams from Surprise Attack. The live EP released on September 1st, 2017.  Huge thanks to Anywhere Studios & Christopher Leipold for his amazing camera work and video editing skills. Couldn’t have done it without you! Check out the entire performance below. Really enjoyed this session, thanks fellas.

Purchase the EP HERE!

Members: Danny Durazo (Bass/Vox), Ian Frye (Drums/Vox), Jeremy Begun (Keys/Vox), Tom Casey (Guitar/Vox), Jay Rowe (Percussion)

Sound Engineer: Shawn Hatfield
Recording Studio: Groove: Music Lessons + Recording
Mixed & Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Groove
Film Production: Christopher Leipold
Film Studio: Anywhere Studios

2017 Copyright © Appalachian Groove Records
2017 Copyright © Surprise Attack


Mink’s Miracle Medicine – Amber’s Song

As a part of Mink’s PledgeMusic campaign for their album House Of Candles ((available here: they were honored to get to write a song for their friends, Amber and Andy, to celebrate their marriage. They filmed and recorded in their trailer with the help of Christopher Leipold and Anywhere Studios.

Members: Melissa Wright (vocals, guitar, keys), Daniel Zezeski (drums)

Music & Lyrics by: Mink’s Miralce Medicine
Filmed & Produced by: Christopher Leipold & Anywhere Studios
Mastered by: Shawn Hatfield at Groove
Copyright © 2017 Mink’s Miracle Medicine




Tracking Solos with Nick Flowers – “Zombie Nation”

Recording some killer solos with Nick Flowers on the collabortive track – “Zombie Nation!”



Shawn Hatfield – Coated in Scarlett (Official Video)

Shawn Hatfield – “Coated in Scarlett” (Official Video) from the EP ‘Wet Socks Down at the Docks.’ The EP released January 6th, 2017 on Appalachian Groove Records.

Directed & Produced by: Shawn Hatfield
Music by: Shawn Hatfield
Copyright © 2017 Shawn Hatfield

Shredding on the Synth

Huge thanks to @indedacad for stopping by! Check out Garrett shredding on the synth. It was great teaching the students about music instruction and production!



Pro Tools Tutorial: Mastering Chain

Mastering your own tracks can be exciting and exhilarating because you’re getting close to finalizing your project. If you are new to this process, however, it might drive you right up the walls. Some issues may be the types of plugins, the order of the chain, or maybe it’s time to upgrade your DAW.

Artist: Surprise Attack
Track: “Jeremy’s New Song”


Groove Studios: Digital Tour

Welcome to our studio! Below is a brief virtual tour of our space, followed by some of the material that we have produced and released. Thank you!

Bunny Man Bridge

Dan Ceo – Recording Sample

One of our recording artists, Dan Ceo, working hard in the studio on a few tunes. More details to come!
Thanks to Dagney Palmer for producing this video.

April Fool’s Jam

Open Mic/Jam

Eli Apperson, Nick Flowers, Teddy Storbeck, and Warren Hayford jam in the recording studio at Groove in October ’15.