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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Great Moments in Recording History: Freddie Mercury and David Bowie

The song was written from the ground up on the night I visited their studio. I believe the riff had already been written by Freddie and the others so then we jointly put together the different chord sections to make it a cohesive piece of music. Then Freddie and I came up with our individual […]

Do it Yourself Studio: $20 Sound GOBO at Home

We stumbled across this cool DIY after receiving requests on how to make one of these gobos.  There are a couple of ways you can do this but Dave Eric Smith, wins the prize for most functional and creative!  And he is featured in this edition of our Do it Yourself Studio Blog!  Check out […]

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 […]

How To Become An Audio Engineer Without A Degree

Insiders View From Dark Horse Institute The best way to become one, is to learn from one! You will also need to develop a good set of ears, so you’ll want to study in a place that allows you do just that. Passionate audio students enroll in programs that are solely audio-focused, allowing a significant […]

Recommended Monitors and Headphones for a DIY Studio

We Answer the Your Questions: What Headphones and Monitors do we recommend for a DIY Studio? In this first installment of the Dark Horse Institute Vlog we answer a questions from Joshua Berg. Josh asked, “What headphones and monitors are best suited for a DIY Studio?” When it comes to DIY, I automatically think quality […]

Headphone Mix In The Studio

You may not think of it this way but, a good headphone mix in the studio can make a huge difference in the outcome of the sessions. In some ways the headphones are the biggest part of a session and without a good mix, the players and singer won’t be able to hear and performer […]

Commit To Your First Mix

A lot of the time we can get a good mix the first time but because of our insecurity or our want to experiment we end up spending more time over mixing than we should. More often than not if you over mix something the best thing to do is to backtrack to what your […]

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