Category: Music Production

Tech Tuesday—How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician

Tech Tuesday—How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician How to becoe a successful audio engineer

How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician. Updated April 29, 2019 In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and former Audio Engineering Instructor at Dark Horse Institute, discusses the fundamentals of starting your career in the music business. So you want to be an audio engineer, musician or music producer? Do you want to […]

Tech Tuesday—Create Killer Sounds Using a Guitar Amp Simulator and Universal Audio Plugins

Tech Tuesday—Create Killer Sounds Using a Guitar Amp Simulator and Universal Audio Plugins Create Killer Souds Using a Guitar Amp Simulator

Amp Simulators and UAD Plugins In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, dives into creating the best guitar sounds using an amp simulator and Universal Audio plugins. Think you need a ton of amps and a huge studio to achieve guitar sound greatness? The answer is no. In this […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Achieve True Low-Latency Performance, Part 2

Tech Tuesday—How to Achieve True Low-Latency Performance, Part 2 How to achieve true low latency performance

In part 2 of the series, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner, and instructor at Dark Horse Institute takes a closer look at how to overcome latency issues between your audio interface and recording software. He explains a variety of options that will take you step-by-step through the process of fine-tuning your sound. Latency Control As he […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Achieve True Low-Latency Performance, Part 1

Tech Tuesday—How to Achieve True Low-Latency Performance, Part 1 How to achieve true low latency performance

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows how to deal with the challenge of latency in an audio recording. He demonstrates a variety of options that will take you step-by-step through the process of fine-tuning your sound. Latency Control To begin, latency is the time it takes for […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 2

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 2 How To Get An Awesome Reverb Sound

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows us how to record an epic vocal track using the reverse-reverb effect in Pro Tools. Reverse-Reverb Vocal Track To begin, record your audio in Pro Tools. Then, select the vocal using universal audio EMT 140 reverb to consolidate the audio section. […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 1

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 1 How To Get An Awesome Reverb Sound

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows us how to achieve a vintage reverse-reverb effect. Follow these simple steps in Pro Tools to create that old-school guitar sound in no time at all. Reverse Reverb Setup To begin, open Pro Tools to use the Lexicon 224 feature to […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Perfect Preamp for Your Music

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Perfect Preamp for Your Music How to Choose the perfect preamp for your music

In this video, Dave Hagen, instructor at Dark Horse Institute and senior engineer at Dark Horse Recording, invites expert gear manufacturer and audio engineer Bret Teegarden to explain comparative recording techniques using different types of preamps. Preamp Options Preamps are essential for bringing the signal up to alter and color the essence of your recorded […]

Music Business Monday—How to Avoid Record Deal Scams

Music Business Monday—How to Avoid Record Deal Scams How to avoid record deal scams

In this video, Robin Crow, Dark Horse Institute founder and CEO, explains the difference between a legitimate record deal and a scam. Real Record Deals Pay You to Play Understanding the caveats of contract negotiations before signing with your first label is paramount to a successful music career. One of the many pitfalls first-time recording […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Get a Screaming Electric Guitar Sound

Tech Tuesday—How to Get a Screaming Electric Guitar Sound How to get a screaming electric guitar sound

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, demonstrates how to crank up your electric guitar amp at home without disturbing the neighbors. Proper Amp and Mic Placement for an Electric Guitar To create a huge guitar sound that is relatively isolated you’ll need an amp, two microphones and a […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Master the Basics on an SSL 6000

Tech Tuesday—How to Master the Basics on an SSL 6000

In this video, senior audio engineer and instructor, Matt Sepanic, shows you the essentials of Solid State Logic (SSL) that has mixed countless Gold and Platinum number-one hits. Mastering SSL 6000 as a Beginner Watch our students learn how to operate this console with ease. Each has the opportunity to create a professional recording utilizing […]

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