Audio Engineering

    The last time, we talked about distorting Mic PreAmps using a Direct Box and Electric Guitar. We got some cool guitar sounds. Today, we’ll focus on other sources, mainly vocals. Distorted vocals, done right, can add a super cool effect to your sound. Gain staging remains an i…

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    In this week’s episode of Tech Tuesday, Steve Lamm, Instructor at Dark Horse Institute talks to you about how to create great tones using microphone preamp distortion. Gain staging with mic preamps ensures that the signal is not distorting, but has enough gain to be recorded….

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    In this week’s episode of Tech Tuesday, Steve Lamm, Instructor at Dark Horse Institute talks to you about how to choose the right preamp for different instruments, along with some of his personal preferences. Many people ask, does a more expensive Preamp really make a differe…

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    This week, Dark Horse Institute Instructor Steve Lamm talks about how to use an SPL Transient Designer to get a Big Drum Room Sound. Getting a great drum sound can make the difference in whether your record sounds like a demo or a professional recording. Micing drums can some…

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How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician. In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, discusses the fundamentals of starting your career in the music business. So you want to be an audio engineer, musician or music producer? Do yo…

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Amp Simulators and UAD Plugins In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, dives into creating the best guitar sounds using an amp simulator and Universal Audio plugins. Think you need a ton of amps and a huge studio to achieve guitar sound greatness? T…

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