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Tech Tuesday—How To Record Vocals Using Mic Preamp Distortion

Tech Tuesday—How To Record Vocals Using Mic Preamp Distortion

    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 important part of the process when […]

Tech Tuesday—How To Create Great Tones Using Mic Preamp Distortion

Tech Tuesday—How To Create Great Tones Using Mic Preamp Distortion

    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. Some of the fun and best tones […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Right Preamp for Bass, Kick, Snare & Vocals

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Right Preamp for Bass, Kick, Snare & Vocals

    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 difference? Absolutely! In this video, Steve compares multiple […]

Tech Tuesday—How To Use Universal Audio’s SPL Transient Designer Plug-in To Get A Big Drum Room Sound

Tech Tuesday—How To Use Universal Audio’s SPL Transient Designer Plug-in To Get A Big Drum Room Sound

    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 sometimes come with limitations. What […]

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Rider

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Rider

In this week’s edition of Music Business Monday, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to Negotiate a Performance Rider. So you’ve got a gig. Now you need to create a performance rider to address the items not covered in the Performance Agreement. The venue should agree to specifics relating […]

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Agreement

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Agreement

In this week’s edition of Music Business Monday, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to Negotiate a Performance Agreement. Before you start booking, make sure that you have a performance agreement. Are you looking to tour with your band and play various sized venues? Before you start booking, make […]

Music Business Monday—How to Get A Booking Agent

Music Business Monday—How to Get A Booking Agent

In this week’s edition of Music Business Monday, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to get a booking agent. After booking yourself, it might be time to get a Booking Agent. Once you’ve developed a local and regional following, it might be time to get a booking agent. The […]

Music Business Monday—How to Get Gigs

Music Business Monday—How to Get Gigs

In this video, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to get gigs and why they are important. Building Your Following With Gigs Is A Must. Getting in front of a live audience is the best way to promote yourself and build loyalty. You can book gigs yourself, or you […]

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