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Dave Hagen, Carrie Underwood phonecall

  It was a phone call any of us would love to make. Lead Engineer at Dark Horse Recording and Audio Engineering Instructor at Dark Horse Institute, Dave Hagen, stepped from behind the Trident recording console to call studio owner, Robin Crow. “Robin, are you seeing this?” he asked. I…

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Major news outlets are filled with year-end wrap-ups that portray 2017 as one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory. But as we prepare to enter the new year, I just wanted to say that we at the Crow Companies have so many things to be thankful for. Dark Horse Recording Is Booming W…

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How To Create a Hit Record and a Successful Music Business Career

HOW TO CREATE A HIT RECORD AND A SUCCESSFUL MUSIC BUSINESS CAREER INTRODUCING DARK HORSE INSTITUTE In this video, our graduates and Robin Crow, founder and CEO of world-famous Dark Horse Recording and Dark Horse Institute, take you inside DHI’s award-winning Audio Engineering and Music Bus…

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Introducing Dark Horse Institute

In this video, Grammy-winning audio engineer and Dark Horse Institute instructor, Steve Lamm, takes us through the entire 10-day process of recording a 6-song EP from start to finish. One of the great things about studying Audio Engineering at Dark Horse Institute is that you get the oppor…

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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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