Category: DIY Studio

Highlights from the Nashville Music Gear Expo

Highlights from the Nashville Music Gear Expo

Last weekend we hung out at the Nashville Music Gear Expo here in Nashville, TN. It was pretty much a toy store for gear lovers like us. Representatives from microphone, live sound, and lots and lots of guitar and pedal companies took over 10 floors of the Hotel Preston. Here were our 5 favorites: Kemper […]

Recording Studio Equipment: Stop Paying For Hype

Recording Studio Equipment: Stop Paying For Hype

When it comes to recording studio equipment, it’s easy to get bit by the bug, but are you are really just paying for the hype? If you are into recording your own music, there’s no doubt you have found yourself pages deep on Sweetwater or Gear Slutz looking for the next big thing to take your […]

Dark Horse Institute Offering Free Live Recording

Do you play an instrument and like live music? Your Friday night just got awesome, because Dark Horse Institute is offering FREE live recording during the 2015 Full Moon Pickin Parties! A few weeks ago, we did an article on Dark Horse Institute’s involvement with Friends of Warner Park and this year’s series of Full Moon […]

Successful Audio Engineers: DHI Graduate Spotlight

  There’s more than meets the eye when fans of music production become successful audio engineers. The combination of knowledge, training, people skills, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time are all things that align for successful audio engineers and music producers. This month, our DHI Graduate Spotlight features the […]

Building the Nashville Dream

Student Life at Dark Horse Institute I love seeing the Nashville Dream shining bright in the eyes of new students at Dark Horse Institute on their first day. Every time a new class starts, I’m always a little bit curious what each student will do with the 3 and half months they spend as audio […]

Dark Horse Recording Offers Free Recording Studio Time

DIY With DHI: Studio Time It’s not exaggerating for me to say that each year, there are literally thousands of Recording Arts graduates looking for recording studio time. Here’s one of the biggest questions I get from both students and parents alike: “So…how over saturated is the market for people who do this kind of […]

Dark Horse Institute: Audio Engineering Instructors

So you enjoy music production? Maybe you’re in a band and you really wish that you could achieve more recording on your own; after all, you’ve got the ears right? Or maybe you’ve been plugging away in your home studio for years, slowly honing your skills by watching YouTube engineer all-stars like Graham from The Recording Revolution […]

EQ Before or After Compression?

DIY With DHI: Which comes first? EQ or Compression? With EQ and compression being the most basic and commonly used tools in the audio engineer’s tool box, there’s often confusion when working with the two of them together. And just like the ol’ “chicken and egg” debacle, there are a few view points on whether or not […]

What’s Wrong With my Mix?

Any audio engineer has asked the question, “What’s wrong with my mix?” at some point during the course of a project. But while that’s an extremely loaded question, there’s an easy place to start. In a previous DIY With DHI post, we discussed Acoustic Treatments for Your Home Recording Studio, and how easy it can be […]

How to Get A Huge Kick Drum Sound

What does this look like to you? To the average eye, this probably looks like a mess. Clutter. A stack of mattresses maybe? How about the obvious: a drum set and a ton of foam? Whatever the average eye sees, the recording studio enthusiast sees opportunity, promise, and experimentation. This is a drum set and some […]

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