Audio Engineering
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We are currently running a contest with the 6 winners from round 1 of the Stable Sessions for free studio time at Dark Horse Studios! We’ve set up a playlist on our Soundcloud page where you can listen to the tracks and vote on your favorite. Here are some tips: – How do I vote?? To vote f…

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headphones

It’s not ideal but sometimes you’ve got to mix with headphones – maybe you’re in an apartment with thin walls or on the road in a hotel room and have do a last minute mix tweak or get a rough sent off. Talk to most engineers about mixing with headphones and you’ll hear unanimous advice: “D…

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Foghat-Dark-Horse-Institute-Q&A

Last week, one of our classes had the privilege of recording Roger Earl and Bryan Bassett of Foghat (remember ‘Slow Ride’ on Guitar Hero? THOSE guys) and singer/guitarist Scott Holt, who played with Buddy Guy for 10 years and an amazing musician in his own right. Recording six songs under…

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Waves Audio, Universal Audio, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, Plugin Alliance

It’s the most dangerous time of the year…when all the plugin manufacturers have their big Black Friday sales. So much temptation! The plugin companies get pretty competitive with their sales so if you’ve had your eye on a plugin or two, this is the time to get it. We take no responsibili…

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Pro Tools Audio Recording Program

Pro Tools has gone through some substantial changes since Avid took over a few years ago. One of the biggest was Avid’s move towards a subscription program called Avid® All Access. For better or worse, most software programs are going this route: getting rid of stand alone versions of soft…

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Free Pro Tools plugins for your home recording studio

Plugins are essential to taking your Pro Tools or Logic rig to the next level. Stock plugins have come a long way over the years, but there are still ones that will take your mixes to the next level and make your job easier at the same time. Unfortunately, some of those a pretty expensive….

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