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The Guitar Show 2020

We’re returning to The Guitar Show 2020 at Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall for another round of Focusrite Guitar Masterclasses.

We’ve invited a panel of pro players to share their knowledge in a series of workshops, which will feature topics ranging from choosing and getting the most out of your audio interface, miking up your cab and tone design, to successfully deploying EQ, compression and other effects plug-ins, translating your recorded tone to the live stage, and capturing the sounds of some of rock’s biggest names.

Visitors to the Focusrite stand (H7) will also be able to get hands-on with the perfect home recording studio setup. We’ll be showcasing our guitarist-friendly Scarlett 3rd Generation and Clarett USB interfaces, as well as the Scarlett Solo and Scarlett 2i2 Studio Packs, which include a microphone, headphones, and all the cables you need to start recording.

The Guitar Show runs from February 29th until March 1st 2020 at The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham. Tickets are available now, priced £12.50 for adults and £8 for children aged 8-16. See you there!

Here are the details of the Masterclass Sessions:

Sam Whiting

Saturday & Sunday: 11AM

Sam Whiting

By the time Sam had graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2009, he had already toured the UK and Europe, and appeared twice at the London Guitar Show. Over the last several years, Sam has been touring and recording in the UK, working in studios such as Abbey Road and Dean Street, and has made frequent appearances on BBC radio and TV in support of singer-songwriter Emma Stevens, while continuing to teach, compose his own music, and appear at gear and guitar shows in the UK. Sam plays specially designed, hand-made guitars built by close friend and master luthier Joe White, of J. White Guitar Workshops. Sam is also a Jam Track Central artist, and creates online educational content alongside the best guitarists in the world.

Sam Bell

Saturday & Sunday: 1PM

Sam Bell

Sam Bell is a session guitarist and solo artist from the UK, specialising in a variety of styles from rock, blues, soul, fusion and funk. When not on the road, in the studio or on stage, Sam writes for Guitar Interactive and Premier Guitar magazines, lectures at the Waterbear College of Music in Brighton, creates video content for the likes of Lick Library and Andertons, and also posts tips, tricks and lessons on his own YouTube and Instagram channels. He’s shared the stage with artists such as Paul Gilbert, Plini, Lloyd Wade, Jakub Zyteki, Chris Buck, and Tom Quayle, and also writes and performs on eight-string guitar for UK progressive tech metal band Mask of Judas. Sam proudly endorses Ibanez Guitars, Ernie Ball Strings, Hawk Picks, Focusrite, Gruv Gear, BOSS Pedals, Alder and Ash Pedalboards and Laney Amplifciation.

Mike Exeter

Saturday & Sunday: 3PM

Mike Exeter

Capturing the Sound of Legends. Grammy-winning producer and engineer Mike Exeter is an English sound engineer and record producer who came to prominence via his work with British rock bands Cradle of Filth, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and more. He is also known for his work with the British guitar player Tony Iommi, being his longstanding creative studio partner. In 2013 he received a Grammy for his work on the Black Sabbath album 13.