Category: Nashville

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 […]

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Rider

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Rider

In this week’s edition of Music Business Monday, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to Negotiate a Performance Rider. So you’ve got a gig. Now you need to create a performance rider to address the items not covered in the Performance Agreement. The venue should agree to specifics relating […]

Get To Know Audio Engineer/Instructor Dennis Ritchie

Get To Know Audio Engineer/Instructor Dennis Ritchie

Audio Engineer/Instructor Dennis Ritchie has been a producing, engineering and playing music for over 30 years. He’s recorded numerous multi-platinum, Grammy and Emmy winning artists in Nashville and L.A including Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Eric Church, Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris and newer acts such as I Am Sparticus and Earl & The Agitators. Dennis also […]

Two Recent Grads Hired By United Record Press, Local Venues

Two Recent Grads Hired By United Record Press, Local Venues

We are proud to share that not one, but two Dark Horse Institute recording graduates have recently been hired by United Record Pressing here in Nashville. We are proud to have two of our graduates working at such a prominent music business here in Music City. Kristofer Jedd and Alex DeVor have landed positions in […]

Members Of Legendary Rock Band Foghat Recently Recorded With Students

Members Of Legendary Rock Band Foghat Recently Recorded With Students

Last week, one of our classes had the privilege of recording Roger Earl and Bryan Bassett of Foghat (remember ‘Slow Ride’ on Guitar Hero? THOSE guys) and singer/guitarist Scott Holt, who played with Buddy Guy for 10 years and an amazing musician in his own right. Recording six songs under the name “Earl and The […]

Music Business: How Playlists Have Become The New Secret Weapon For Exposure

Music Business: How Playlists Have Become The New Secret Weapon For Exposure

Whether you manage a band or artist or you are the artist yourself, you’re probably after one thing: more exposure for your music. I was catching up with a friend of mine the other day who works at Warner Records here in Nashville. As we started talking about new music and discovering new artists he […]

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