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Dark Horse Institute instructor Steve Lamm

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows us how to achieve a vintage reverse-reverb effect. Follow these simple steps in Pro Tools to create that old-school guitar sound in no time at all. Reverse Reverb Setup To begin, open Pro Tools to use th…

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How to choose the prefect preamp.

In this video, Dave Hagen, instructor at Dark Horse Institute and senior engineer at Dark Horse Recording, invites expert gear manufacturer and audio engineer Bret Teegarden to explain comparative recording techniques using different types of preamps. Preamp Options Preamps are essential f…

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How to Book Gigs

In this video, Robin Crow, Dark Horse Institute founder and CEO, explains the difference between a legitimate record deal and a scam. Real Record Deals Pay You to Play Understanding the caveats of contract negotiations before signing with your first label is paramount to a successful music…

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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 Steve Lamm

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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