Tag: Audio Engineering

How to Use Serial Compression in Pro Tools

How to Use Serial Compression in Pro Tools How to use serial compression

In this video, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and Dark Horse Institute instructor, Steve Lamm, shows you how to control high-decibel levels using serial controls in Pro Tools. What Is Serial Compression? Serial compression in Pro Tools creates a smoothing affect for loud sound, which can be a challenge to achieve when you are compressing uneven […]

Recording Studio Equipment: Stop Paying For Hype

Recording Studio Equipment: Stop Paying For Hype

When it comes to recording studio equipment, it’s easy to get bit by the bug, but are you are really just paying for the hype? If you are into recording your own music, there’s no doubt you have found yourself pages deep on Sweetwater or Gear Slutz looking for the next big thing to take your […]

Nashville Audio Engineering School Leaves its Mark

Dark Horse Institute Leaves ‘Tattoos on This Town’   Nashville audio engineering school, Dark Horse Institute is leaving its mark on graduates. While pop culture churns out metaphorical references of getting inked such as Jason Aldean’s top 40 smash, “Tattoos on This Town”, a recent Dark Horse Institute graduate took things a little more…literally. Mike […]

Being a Recording Arts Graduate is Anything But a Piece of Cake

“And Let us Eat Cake!” After a heartfelt commencement ceremony, the honored guests will soon realize that being a recording arts graduate is anything but a piece of cake. In fact, it’s what all graduates must do during their first year after graduation that paves the foundation for success in the music industry. Some graduates will immediately […]

Music City is a Music Melting Pot

Dark Horse Institute Shares The Love in Music City While corn bread and chicken are still hot ticket meals ’round here, when it comes to music, Music City itself is a music melting pot. In fact, at Dark Horse Institute, the proof is in the pudding. While it’s true that everyone walks to the beat […]

CNN Visits Dark Horse Recording

CNN recently visited Dark Horse Recording to see the recording studio behind some of the biggest albums by Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Relient K, Tim McGraw, Matchbox 20, For King And Country and many more. The article also features one of the many new artists who come to Dark Horse to find the inspiration that has channeled countless hit songs. Robin […]

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 […]

Successful Audio Engineers: DHI Graduate Spotlight

  There’s more than meets the eye when fans of music production become successful audio engineers. The combination of knowledge, training, people skills, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time are all things that align for successful audio engineers and music producers. This month, our DHI Graduate Spotlight features the […]

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 […]

Building the Nashville Dream

Student Life at Dark Horse Institute I love seeing the Nashville Dream shining bright in the eyes of new students at Dark Horse Institute on their first day. Every time a new class starts, I’m always a little bit curious what each student will do with the 3 and half months they spend as audio […]

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