Category: Pro Tools

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 How To Record 6 Songs 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 […]

Video: Setting Up Templates In Pro Tools To Speed Up Your New Sessions

Video: Setting Up Templates In Pro Tools To Speed Up Your New Sessions

Starting new sessions in Pro Tools can be slow and tedious, especially if you suddenly have a big idea you want to lay down or a client waiting to start a new recording. If you’ve checked out our two previous videos (Using Shortcuts to Set Up New Tracks and Using Shortcuts to Set Up Aux […]

Video: Sends, Aux Tracks and Busses – The Shortcut Keys To Speed Up Your Routing

Video: Sends, Aux Tracks and Busses – The Shortcut Keys To Speed Up Your Routing

Setting up your busses using aux sends and returns is a very necessary but tedious process. Going track by track and selecting your busses through those long menus is enough to drive anyone crazy. In this short 4 minute video, we’ll take you through the various shortcut key commands to help you set up your busses quickly […]

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 […]

Video: Using Shortcut Keys To Create Tracks In Pro Tools

Video: Using Shortcut Keys To Create Tracks In Pro Tools

Have you ever been working in a session and you’re in a groove, when suddenly you have to stop and take time to create multiple tracks? Or, maybe you’re working on a new song idea and need to set up a new session with multiple tracks quickly. In this short 3 minute video, we’ll take […]

5 MORE Free Plugins!

5 MORE Free Plugins!

It’s our favorite blog post, sharing free Pro-Tools plugins with you guys! If you missed our original post a few months back with free plugins here it is: 5 FREE Plugins We Love Now let’s get started with our newest bunch: Blue Cat Audio Plugin Pack II Actually, how about a free plug-in BUNDLE. Blue […]

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 […]

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