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Tech Tuesday— How to Get a Screaming Electric Guitar - Dark Horse Institute

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, demonstrates how to crank up your electric guitar amp at home without disturbing the neighbors. Proper Amp and Mic Placement for an Electric Guitar To create a huge guitar sound that is relatively isolated you…

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Matt Sepanic on the SSL 6000

In this video, senior audio engineer and instructor, Matt Sepanic, shows you the essentials of Solid State Logic (SSL) that has mixed countless Gold and Platinum number-one hits. Mastering SSL 6000 as a Beginner Watch our students learn how to operate this console with ease. Each has the o…

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dark-horse-institute-kick-drum-tunnel

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy Award winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, explains how to capture a unique sound with your kick drum following a few simple steps. Kick-Drum Clarity To achieve the optimal sound you’ll need giant foam blocks and a mic. The foam should be nestled…

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dave-hagen-instructor-Dark-Horse-Institute-studio-training

In this video, Dave Hagen, instructor at Dark Horse Institute and senior engineer at Dark Horse Recording, guides his students through the process of tracking, editing and mixing using Pro Tools and beyond. Recording for the First Time Feeling the pressure of producing a band initially can…

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grammy-awards

It’s that time again. Grammy season. When the mainstream music awards give honored recording artists not only the recognition to reach a wider audience, but a major boost in album sales. Learn how our Dark Horse Institute graduate was nominated for a Grammy Award twice and won. Engineers M…

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korn-making-of-rotting-in-vain-at-dark-horse-recording

Something sinister lurks against the serene backdrop of gentle rolling hills just outside Nashville. There is a quiet intensity among the hovering pines and bales of hay in this remote countryside. Korn has already left the renowned Dark Horse Recording studios where their new hard-hitting…

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