Category: Audio Engineer

How To Become A Bedroom Music Producer

How To Become A Bedroom Music Producer Become a Bedroom Music Producer

Four Keys To Great Music Productions At Home A History of Music Producers. With the music business ever-changing and recording equipment becoming more obtainable for the masses, making chart-topping productions has never been easier for a bedroom music producer. Traditionally, music producers worked alongside musicians, bands and singers to take their original song from an […]

DHI Instructor and Lead Engineer Wins Grammy Award

DHI Instructor and Lead Engineer Wins Grammy Award DHI Instructor Dave Hagen Wins Grammy Award

Dave Hagen Receives Grammy For His Work with Keb’Mo Dark Horse Institute Instructor and lead Engineer Dave Hagen wins a Grammy for Mixing Keb’ Mo’s latest album, Oklahoma. Released in 2019, Oklahoma received the highest industry node from the music community by bringing home a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Dave has been producing, […]

How To Select The Right Audio Engineering School For You

How To Select The Right Audio Engineering School For You How to Select the Right Audio Engineering School

So, you’re looking into selecting the right audio engineering or music production school for you. It’s tough. We’ve all been there. There are many different schools to peruse through, and multiple questions you should ask for each one. Maybe you’re a recent high school graduate wanting to pick a trade school over the standard four-year […]

Audio Engineer Salaries | What You Can Expect

Audio Engineer Salaries | What You Can Expect Audio Engineer Salaries

Want to start a career in Audio Engineering, but are unsure whether the salary of an audio engineer is worth investing your time and money? Unsure whether the ROI will be worth it, and wondering which city may be the best place to even begin your search in? There’s a plethora of research and data […]

Audio Engineering Careers | Finding The Right Choice | Part 2

Audio Engineering Careers | Finding The Right Choice | Part 2 Audio Engineering Live Sound

Audio Engineering Careers Live Sound Engineers: Welcome to the second in a series of Dark Horse Institute blogs covering some of the dozens of jobs available to a person who has the skills, ears, and passion for pursuing a career as an Audio Engineer. Besides Studio Engineers, another excellent career path for those wanting to […]

Audio Engineering Careers | Finding The Right Choice | Part 1

Audio Engineering Careers | Finding The Right Choice | Part 1 Audio Engineering Careers

Audio Engineering Careers Studio Engineers: There was a bumper sticker going ‘round in the ‘80s that said, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” I’d suggest an edit that says, “if you’ve heard a great song, or been to a killer live concert, or been rocked out of your gaming chair, or been pinned […]

How To Create a Hit Record and a Successful Music Business Career: Introducing Dark Horse Institute

How To Create a Hit Record and a Successful Music Business Career: Introducing Dark Horse Institute

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 Business programs. At Dark Horse Institute, everything we do is […]

How To Record a 6-song EP in 10 Days

How To Record a 6-song EP in 10 Days

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 opportunity to record two 6-song EPs for two […]

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 […]

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