Category: Recording Techniques

Vocal Mixing Basics – Understanding The Big 3

Vocal Mixing Basics – Understanding The Big 3 VOCAL MIXING BASICS – UNDERSTANDING THE BIG 3

As the band Talking Heads famously put in their album notes, “Singing is a trick to get people to listen to music for longer than they would ordinarily.” Whether you agree with that statement or not, you’ll probably agree that the vocal does play a huge part in a song. In fact, it might be what […]

Highlights from the Nashville Music Gear Expo

Highlights from the Nashville Music Gear Expo HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NASHVILLE MUSIC GEAR EXPO

Last weekend we hung out at the Nashville Music Gear Expo here in Nashville, TN. It was pretty much a toy store for gear lovers like us. Representatives from microphone, live sound, and lots and lots of guitar and pedal companies took over 10 floors of the Hotel Preston. Here were our 5 favorites: Kemper […]

5 FREE Plugins We Love

5 FREE Plugins We Love

Plugins are essential to taking your Pro Tools or Logic rig to the next level. Stock plugins have come a long way over the years, but there are still ones that will take your mixes to the next level and make your job easier at the same time. Unfortunately, some of those a pretty expensive. […]

DHI Students To Help Launch Pilgrimage Music Festival

DHI Students To Help Launch Pilgrimage Music Festival

We’re excited to be taking part of the Pilgrimage Festival happening Sept 26-27. This is the inaugural year for the Pilgrimage and they will be leaning on our interns and students to help pull it off. Artists such as Wilco, Willie Nelson, Weezer, Dawes, Sheryl Crow, Band Of Horses, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, […]

Dark Horse Institute Offering Free Live Recording

Do you play an instrument and like live music? Your Friday night just got awesome, because Dark Horse Institute is offering FREE live recording during the 2015 Full Moon Pickin Parties! A few weeks ago, we did an article on Dark Horse Institute’s involvement with Friends of Warner Park and this year’s series of Full Moon […]

Dark Horse Institute Joins Full Moon Pickin Party 2015

Your guarantee for summer fun starts May 29th! Dark Horse Institute has partnered with Friends of Warner Parks for this year’s Full Moon Pickin Party events! Imagine yourself on a warm summer’s night strolling through the lights and sounds of about 2,500 of Nashville’s finest pickers – acoustic guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, harmonicas, and more […]

Dark Horse Recording Offers Free Recording Studio Time

DIY With DHI: Studio Time It’s not exaggerating for me to say that each year, there are literally thousands of Recording Arts graduates looking for recording studio time. Here’s one of the biggest questions I get from both students and parents alike: “So…how over saturated is the market for people who do this kind of […]

EQ Before or After Compression?

DIY With DHI: Which comes first? EQ or Compression? With EQ and compression being the most basic and commonly used tools in the audio engineer’s tool box, there’s often confusion when working with the two of them together. And just like the ol’ “chicken and egg” debacle, there are a few view points on whether or not […]

What’s Wrong With my Mix?

Any audio engineer has asked the question, “What’s wrong with my mix?” at some point during the course of a project. But while that’s an extremely loaded question, there’s an easy place to start. In a previous DIY With DHI post, we discussed Acoustic Treatments for Your Home Recording Studio, and how easy it can be […]

How to Get A Huge Kick Drum Sound

What does this look like to you? To the average eye, this probably looks like a mess. Clutter. A stack of mattresses maybe? How about the obvious: a drum set and a ton of foam? Whatever the average eye sees, the recording studio enthusiast sees opportunity, promise, and experimentation. This is a drum set and some […]

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