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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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dark_horse-institute-steve-lamm-serial-compression-video

In this video, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and Dark Horse Institute instructor, Steve Lamm, shows you how to control high-decibel levels using serial controls in Pro Tools. What Is Serial Compression? Serial compression in Pro Tools creates a smoothing affect for loud sound, wh…

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sweetwater-ceo-charles-surack-blog

Charles J. Surack, founder of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., is the largest supplier of gear in the U.S. Discover how this musician went from working out of his VW van to becoming the successful founder of a multi-million dollar company. Robin Crow interviews this innovative entrepreneur about wh…

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