Tag: DAW

Tech Tuesday—How To Use Universal Audio’s SPL Transient Designer Plug-in To Get A Big Drum Room Sound

Tech Tuesday—How To Use Universal Audio’s SPL Transient Designer Plug-in To Get A Big Drum Room Sound

    This week, Dark Horse Institute Instructor Steve Lamm talks about how to use an SPL Transient Designer to get a Big Drum Room Sound. Getting a great drum sound can make the difference in whether your record sounds like a demo or a professional recording. Micing drums can sometimes come with limitations. What […]

Tech Tuesday—How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician

Tech Tuesday—How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician

How To Become a Successful Audio Engineer, Producer or Musician. Updated April 29, 2019 In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and former Audio Engineering Instructor at Dark Horse Institute, discusses the fundamentals of starting your career in the music business. So you want to be an audio engineer, musician or music producer? Do you want to […]

Tech Tuesday—Create Killer Sounds Using a Guitar Amp Simulator and Universal Audio Plugins

Tech Tuesday—Create Killer Sounds Using a Guitar Amp Simulator and Universal Audio Plugins

Amp Simulators and UAD Plugins In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, dives into creating the best guitar sounds using an amp simulator and Universal Audio plugins. Think you need a ton of amps and a huge studio to achieve guitar sound greatness? The answer is no. In this […]

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 […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 2

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 2

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows us how to record an epic vocal track using the reverse-reverb effect in Pro Tools. Reverse-Reverb Vocal Track To begin, record your audio in Pro Tools. Then, select the vocal using universal audio EMT 140 reverb to consolidate the audio section. […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 1

Tech Tuesday—How to Get an Awesome Reverse-Reverb Sound, Part 1

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, shows us how to achieve a vintage reverse-reverb effect. Follow these simple steps in Pro Tools to create that old-school guitar sound in no time at all. Reverse Reverb Setup To begin, open Pro Tools to use the Lexicon 224 feature to […]

Professional Gear on an Amateur’s Budget: KORG nanoKontrol2

Some people cringe at the mention of the Korg nanoSeries2, I however, beam! I first found the original nanoKontrol when it was released in 2008 when looking for an affordable mixer controller.  I’ll be honest, it was the cheapest on the market and it’s all I could afford, but that’s what this blog is about! […]

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