Category: Music Production

Do You Need Music Theory to Produce Music?

Do You Need Music Theory to Produce Music? Music Theory Student Piano

Either Way – You Can Produce Music! You want to start your music production career, but you’re hesitant due to your lack of music theory knowledge. Don’t worry, that’s ok! Music production software has come so far in the last two decades that the amount of knowledge about theory needed to start is dwindling fast.  […]

Tips & Tricks For Electronic Music Productions

Tips & Tricks For Electronic Music Productions Electronic Music Production DHI Graduate Taylor Brown

7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Electronic Music Productions  As an electronic music producer or any genre of producer for that matter, having your productions on par with the largest names, in terms of popularity and especially quality should be important to you. At times this may seem impossible to a beginner and even an […]

Dark Horse Graduate Taylor Brown Finds Spotify Success

Dark Horse Graduate Taylor Brown Finds Spotify Success Electronic Music Production DHI Graduate Taylor Brown

Making the Music He Wants to Make Popular trends tell us that the key to success in today’s music industry is social media engagement. Marketing experts tout detailed plans to achieve this miracle. Many online courses, dozens of books, and slews of YouTube videos are devoted to the subject. However, the Franklin, Tennessee-based band, Your […]

DHI Gets Creative as Students Work and Record From Home

DHI Gets Creative as Students Work and Record From Home Dark Horse Institute Students Record from Home

Time For Us To Come Together! As the “shelter in place” order was given in Tennessee, the staff at Dark Horse Institute quickly adapted and began teaching all five of their classes online. “I have been amazed at the creative ideas our teachers and students have been coming up with to engage each other online,” […]

How To Produce Music The First Time

How To Produce Music The First Time How to Produce Music the First Time

  There are probably as many ways how to produce music for the first time as there are producers. I highly recommend that you don’t do it like I did. I just kind of backed into it without a plan. People asked me things. I tried to help. Before long, I was producing. So . […]

DHI GRADUATE RAISES $500 SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE AUDIO ENGINEERING STUDENTS

DHI GRADUATE RAISES $500 SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE AUDIO ENGINEERING STUDENTS Graduate Raises Scholarship for Future Audio Engineering Students

DHI Graduate Ryan Ploch partnered with the non-profit group, Bravo Waukegan, for a Charity Networking Event at Arlington Ale House in Illinois. The event was a success for both Bravo, who received over 80 instrument donations, and Dark Horse Institute, who was given a $500 scholarship which was to be split up for future students. […]

Why Attending A Music Production School Matters

Why Attending A Music Production School Matters Why Attending a Music Production School Matters

Somewhere along the line in your life you heard a song, you saw a magical performance, or you tasted a sample of the pleasures music can bring about. Thoughts of your future pondered you, and you quickly become obsessed with all things music. The only problem is, you have no idea where to start. All […]

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 […]

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