Category: Recording Arts School

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 […]

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Agreement

Music Business Monday—How to Negotiate A Performance Agreement

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 Agreement. Before you start booking, make sure that you have a performance agreement. Are you looking to tour with your band and play various sized venues? Before you start booking, make […]

Music Business Monday—How to Get A Booking Agent

Music Business Monday—How to Get A Booking Agent

In this week’s edition of Music Business Monday, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to get a booking agent. After booking yourself, it might be time to get a Booking Agent. Once you’ve developed a local and regional following, it might be time to get a booking agent. The […]

Music Business Monday—How to Get Gigs

Music Business Monday—How to Get Gigs

In this video, Robin Crow, founder and CEO of Dark Horse Institute, talks about how to get gigs and why they are important. Building Your Following With Gigs Is A Must. Getting in front of a live audience is the best way to promote yourself and build loyalty. You can book gigs yourself, or you […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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