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What’s Wrong With my Mix?

Any audio engineer has asked the question, “What’s wrong with my mix?” at some point during the course of a project. But while that’s an extremely loaded question, there’s an easy place to start. In a previous DIY With DHI …

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DHI Student Life: Interview with Trae Rudd

We sat down with current student, Trae Rudd to ask a few questions about his Dark Horse Institute experience so far.

What’s it like to be a student at Dark Horse Institute?

Trae: It’s like a big ball of …

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How to Get A Huge Kick Drum Sound

ways to mic a kick drum

What does this look like to you? To the average eye, this probably looks like a mess. Clutter. A stack of mattresses maybe? How about the obvious: a drum set and a ton of foam? Whatever the average eye sees, …

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The Importance of Knowing your Avid Pro Tools Shortcuts

It pays to understand the importance of knowing your Avid Pro Tools shortcuts…literally! Pro Tools is the leading recording software in recording studios across the world, and isn’t going anywhere fast. Other audio recording programs like Logic, Cubase, Sonar, and …

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Real World: The Best Kind of Audio Engineer Training

At Dark Horse Institute, we believe that the best kind of audio engineer training is real world experience – making real records, using real gear. Our students have personal access to Pro Tools labs, 4 large format studios (with SSL, …

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Posted by Sean Rogers in Audio Engineer, Audio Engineering, Audio Engineering School, Audio Recording Program, DIY Studio, Home Recording Studio, Music Production, Music Production Education, Recording Arts School, Sound Engineering, Student Testimonials

Recording School Graduate Success Stories: Paul Rossetti

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Paul Rossetti

Graduation Date: November 2012

Music Industry Credits: For King and Country, MercyMe, Rush Of Fools, Phil Stacey, Jason Ingram, Ian Eskelin and David Garcia

Full Bio: After graduating from Dark Horse Institute in November of 2012, Paul began …

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Posted by Sean Rogers in Audio Engineering, Audio Engineering Jobs, Audio Production Career, Grammy Awards, Music News, Music Production Education, Nashville, Recording Arts School

Acoustics, the Home Recording Studio Killer

Acoustic Treatments for Your Home Recording Studio

Are Acoustics Killing Your Listening Game?The problem might be right there with you in the room! Acoustic treatment for your home recording studio will save you loads of time! With home recording studios

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Posted by Sean Rogers in Audio Engineering, DIY Studio, Home Recording Studio, Music Production, Recording Techniques

What Can You Learn About Audio Engineering In 14 Weeks

That’s right, you can’t.  Have I gone crazy?  Isn’t our program 14 weeks?

No I haven’t gone crazy and yes, we do have a 14 week program.  But what most people say when we say you can learn audio engineering …

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Posted by AudioBlogger in Audio Engineering, Audio Engineering School

Leaked Britney Spears Track is Real…Probably

britney spears before auto tune leaked

Was the leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune Real?

Yesterday the social media and interwebs blew up with the “leaked Britney Spears track before Autotune”.  The track disappeared from existence after about an hour.  But it’s still floating around.

Britney

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How to make your songs sound better in iTunes

An Engineer friend of mine shared an interesting video with me.  The video is by Ian Shepherd of http://productionadvice.co.uk/.  Ian illustrates why the loudness wars are destroying the quality of music in digital playback.  Using several U2 reference pieces …

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Posted by AudioBlogger in Audio Engineering, Music Recording Information, Recording Techniques