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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 […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Right Preamp for Bass, Kick, Snare & Vocals

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Right Preamp for Bass, Kick, Snare & Vocals

    In this week’s episode of Tech Tuesday, Steve Lamm, Instructor at Dark Horse Institute talks to you about how to choose the right preamp for different instruments, along with some of his personal preferences. Many people ask, does a more expensive Preamp really make a difference? Absolutely! In this video, Steve compares multiple […]

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 […]

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