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    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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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 s…

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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 siz…

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