Tag: Listening

Fun Things to do Around Nashville March 27 – April 2

The Nashville Sessions -By Becki Sessions Pic of the Week: Hey Friends! Welcome to another week of The Nashville Sessions! Spring has finally decided to stick around and when the weather is nice, you can count on the fact that I’ll probably be at a show. Check out all the things going on this week […]

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 […]

Talking Acoustics with Auralex President Eric Smith

  We are lucky enough to have Auralex as a sponsor at Dark Horse Institute, if you are unfamiliar with Auralex, they are the premier manufacturer of acoustical treatments in the world.  Our studios at the Institute have Auralex everywhere you turn.  We are also very lucky and grateful to have the President of Auralex, […]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Get the most while Recording Vocals

   When it comes to recording vocals, there a lot of things to factor in.  Since the voice is the only instrument that can’t be blamed for sounding bad, you have to take extra care with vocalists.  From the first timer to the veteran, there are things that you as an engineer or producer can […]

The 6 Elements for a Perfect Audio Mix

The Perfect Audio Mix There are 6 elements to mixing music that engineers and producers follow that make up the mixing process.  They are Balance, Frequency Range, Panorama, Dimension, Dynamics and Interest. Each one of these elements are just as important as the next.  It should be noted that each process is important by themselves, […]

Movies and Music: What moment is your favorite?

Music and Movies go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.  In fact, some movies have completely revitalized and resurrected many songs.  Some of them even sold more copies after a movie than the original release.  They also Change the way you see that song forever.  Here are my Top 5 Favorite songs in Movies. #5 […]

What music should I use to set up my Studio Monitors

This is a very good question we got on what is the proper music or audio to use to check placement, levels and eq on Studio Monitors.  There are a lot of CD’s out there that people use to set up rooms.  However if you don’t have the experience using these CD’s they can be […]

Demystifying Monitor Placement: How to Place Speakers in your Studio

One of the biggest puzzles and most frustrating problems Professional and Home studios have is: Where do I put the monitors?  In this Awesome Tutorial you can find out why monitors are put where.  It is not as complicated as you may think, but it’s also much more important than just putting them anywhere.  Here’s […]

How old are your Ears? Take this test to find out!

We stumbled across this video and not only found it informative but very important. Listen with Headphones for an accurate read and we’ll meet you after the video. So how old are your Ears?  And why is this important? Your ears in the music business are extremely important, they are your well being, it’s like […]

Do it Yourself Acoustic Diffusers

The biggest mistake made by home studios, and even some professional ones, is buying pre-manufactured acoustic diffusion and absorption panels that don’t fit their needs. You can create unique and specialized pieces yourself that not only make your studio sound better, but look cooler too.  One of the coolest and personalized pieces you can make […]

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