Two Legendary Producers Reveal Fleetwood Mac’s Recording Secrets

The Grammy-winning album ‘Rumours’ by Fleetwood Mac is undoubtedly one of the greatest albums ever made. Its emotional depth, production quality, and musicianship are unparalleled and have inspired generations.

This course gives you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the production and recording techniques that shaped Fleetwood Mac’s distinguished sound.

Legendary producer Ken Caillat (Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd), who has produced both Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’, as well as ‘Tusk’ albums, invites you to ‘The Village Studios’ in L.A., and shares intriguing insider-information about the studio design, as well as the band’s recording process.

Joined by long-time collaborator Grammy-Nominee Marc Daniel Nelson (Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat), the two top engineers take you on a journey to produce a song in the style of Fleetwood Mac – with a modern twist!

As the artist, the production team has selected a match made from heaven: 

The band ‘Painted Horses’, who are joined by iconic MoTown drummer Steve Ferrone (Slash, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton), known for his impeccable groove and feel. 

Virtually sit in on the session, discover Fleetwood Mac’s unique (and by modern standards unconventional ;-)) recording techniques, see how Ken and Marc produce parts, and tie everything together into a final, captivating song.

– But that’s not all!

To top it all off, Marc takes you to his studio and shows you how to edit and mix the song from scratch.

What are you waiting for?

Pick up this course today, witness how a world-class production is brought to life – and discover intriguing details about Fleetwood Mac along the way!

Discover Fleetwood Mac’s Unique Recording Approach

When ‘Rumours’ and ‘Tusk’ were created, there weren’t as many dogmas about the ‘proper way’ to record. Engineers would use the equipment available to them, and dial in the settings based on what felt right for the song.

  • ‘Crank that API EQ to the maximum, that’s the sound!’
  • ‘Let’s put some foam under these guitar strings’
  • ‘Let’s tape a wallet onto that Snare!’

Ken shares the drum recording techniques used for ‘Rumours’, lets you in on his secret weapon for miking acoustic guitars (I promise: you have NOT seen this before), and a lot more.

Ken Caillat showing guitar recording trick
Ken Caillat dialling in api eqs
Ken Caillat mixing

Learn Music Production From 2 A-List Engineers 

This is a real-world session and you’ll get to experience the entire thing:

See how Marc and Ken work with the band to iron out parts, crack jokes, and inspire the musicians to deliver their best performances.

Tour One Of The Most Iconic Studios In The World

The Village Studios are one of the most iconic studios in the world. With artists like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, and last but by no means least Fleetwood Mac, the studio has brought forth countless hits.

What many don’t know is that Ken Caillat custom-designed the studio to record Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ album there, after their massive success with ‘Rumours’.

Ken gives us a tour of the studio, discusses the layout, why they put tiltable wood panels on the ceiling, the echo-chamber that has been used as a storage room, and a lot more.

This is your chance to tour one of the most beautiful studios in the world, and learn intriguing details from ‘the guy’ who designed it! ;-)

Ken Caillat drum recording techniques
Ken Caillat drum room ceiling the village
marc daniel nelson recording

Set Yourself Up For A Flawless Mix:
Editing & Mixprep

Mixing is all the rage. However, what many engineers miss is the crucial step preceding it: Mix Preparation & Editing!

Marc takes an hour to finetune the arrangement (in typical Fleetwood Mac fashion: keep it busy, but not cluttered!), and edits guitars and vocals to ensure a smooth and creative mixing session.

By following Marc’s process, you’ll be able to step up your mix quality without using a single mixing tool!

Create Feel & Emotion In Your Mix

Want to learn how to craft mixes that truly emphasise the feel and energy of the performance? With this course, Marc shows you how!

Learn how to find each instrument’s purpose in the mix, and make them all work together as a unit, to establish a sound that matches the song and the production perfectly.

marc daniel nelson mixing
Drummer Steve Ferrone drum recording
Ken Caillat guitar recording

Mix A Song By A-List Musicians

If you are looking to establish yourself as an engineer who bands are begging to work with, building a jaw-dropping resumé is key.

We’d like to help with that!

That’s why we’re including all multitracks of Painted Horses’ – ‘Blue Skies, Country Nights’, produced by Marc Daniel Nelson, and Grammy-Winner Ken Caillat, featuring drumming legend Steve Ferrone. The musicianship and recording quality on these tracks is insane.

Not only do you get to mix this wonderful song. You also have permission to use your mix on your resumé to attract new clients to your studio!

With a song like that on your track record, who could say ‘No’ ;-)



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Total Value: $455 – $247 


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Singer/Songwriter The Fray
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Guitarist – Aerosmith
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Don’t wait to get your hands on this amazing content. You can buy this course right now for only $147. If for any reason you don’t feel that your mixing has improved after watching this course, simply shoot us an email within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be both streamed and downloaded. You’ll have access to download the files and stream any course for life!

Not predominantly, but you will absolutely see some stock plugins in this course.

Our courses are for everyone passionate about music, from beginners to professionals. Your mentors explain both HOW and WHY they use specific concepts and techniques.

Yup! We include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for every single course and bundle we offer! If any of our lessons don’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!