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We’re extremely proud of our past students and what they’ve accomplished… and so are they! Check out the rave reviews we’ve received about their experience at Dark Horse Institute.
What Our Students Have Said
Within the first week here we were setting up for a string recording session with expensive microphones that I had only dreamed about getting my hands on! The people that were recording that night had come from recording a Jason Mraz session. When I heard that, it was kind of like, WOW! Networking in this industry is crucial, and the networking opportunities this program has offered have proved invaluable to me. The hands-on experiences and one-on one-contact with teachers make this program great.
DHI Graduate Andy Hill, Oaso, OK
Being able to come in here on the first day, work on the mixing board with pro-tools was awesome! By day two we were sitting in on and observing session musicians recording in a real studio. It’s a priceless experience seeing professional recording artists and producers who are actually on a time schedule and have a budget, do what they do in such a professional setting. In other words, we’re seeing how this business actually operates on a daily basis, from the inside out. We’re also getting to observe first-hand, the type of personality traits which make for successful engineers. The whole experience simply exceeded my expectations.
DHI Graduate Taylor Bauerle, Deland, FL
I don’t believe I could have learned as much as I did as fast as I did at any other place than Dark Horse Institute. Being able to track live recording artists in an actual studio really broadened my experience and level of engineering.
DHI Graduate Justin Mickles, Omaha, NE
Dark Horse Institute has proven to be a learning experience that stands alone. I have many friends enrolled in technical universities and as they pay tuition running into the tens of thousands of dollars, they describe their learning experience as similar to that of mine in community college. After a friend and former DHI graduate introduced me to this program, I was instantly sold. Dark Horse is nothing like those other schools. This is the one place where you can learn everything you need to know about the industry from the industry itself.
DHI Graduate Michael York, Old Hickory, TN
I found Dark Horse and it is great because everybody gets their own opportunity to work and do a mix the way that they think it sounds good, while working one on one with each piece of gear. My favorite part about this experience so far has just been learning how to mix and record on a large format console, in a real-life recording studio every day. Many of Nashville’s biggest artists have recorded here. It’s great that we are getting to experience something of that magnitude.
DHI Graduate Max Moon, Cincinnati, OH
Dark Horse Institute is a wonderful place for students to begin in the world of recording. The studio allows us, the students, the opportunity to learn in the real-world environment within a studio and meet the pros inside the classroom. I learned more about audio from DHI than my previous university could have ever taught me.
DHI Graduate Tia Gebhard, Manheim, PA
Spending 12 weeks going to Dark Horse Institute has been an eye-opening experience into the music industry. I have gained the knowledge and experience to further my career in the industry from hands-on training and how-to instruction from engineers that work day in and day out on some of today’s top selling artists and albums. From all the research I have done prior to coming here, and now going through the program, I can say without a doubt there is not another program like it.
DHI Graduate Chris Oswald, Nashville, TN
Thanks for the help from your students. Your guys are awesome. It is truly a reflection of the awesome job you and everyone at Dark Horse are doing. I want them for every setup that I can get them for. Great job on producing such awesome contributions to the recording community here in Nashville. Keep up the good work.
Audio Engineer Ben Terry, Nashville, TN