Tag: Tracking

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Perfect Preamp for Your Music

Tech Tuesday—How to Choose the Perfect Preamp for Your Music How to Choose the perfect preamp for your music

In this video, Dave Hagen, instructor at Dark Horse Institute and senior engineer at Dark Horse Recording, invites expert gear manufacturer and audio engineer Bret Teegarden to explain comparative recording techniques using different types of preamps. Preamp Options Preamps are essential for bringing the signal up to alter and color the essence of your recorded […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Record a Kick Drum with Extreme Clarity

Tech Tuesday—How to Record a Kick Drum with Extreme Clarity How to record a kick drum with extreme clarity

In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy Award winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, explains how to capture a unique sound with your kick drum following a few simple steps. Kick-Drum Clarity To achieve the optimal sound you’ll need giant foam blocks and a mic. The foam should be nestled around your kick drum to […]

Tech Tuesday—How to Record a Full Band for the First Time

Tech Tuesday—How to Record a Full Band for the First Time How To Record a Full Band For The First Time

In this video, Dave Hagen, instructor at Dark Horse Institute and senior engineer at Dark Horse Recording, guides his students through the process of tracking, editing and mixing using Pro Tools and beyond. Recording for the First Time Feeling the pressure of producing a band initially can be an intimidating experience, but this is the […]

What It Takes to Become a Grammy® Award-Winning Engineer

What It Takes to Become a Grammy® Award-Winning Engineer

It’s that time again. Grammy season. When the mainstream music awards give honored recording artists not only the recognition to reach a wider audience, but a major boost in album sales. Learn how our Dark Horse Institute graduate was nominated for a Grammy Award twice and won. Engineers Make It Happen It seems obvious, but […]

Korn Unleashes the Dark Side of Recording – Video: The Making of ‘Rotting In Vain’

Korn Unleashes the Dark Side of Recording – Video: The Making of ‘Rotting In Vain’ Korn Unleashes the dark side of recording

Something sinister lurks against the serene backdrop of gentle rolling hills just outside Nashville. There is a quiet intensity among the hovering pines and bales of hay in this remote countryside. Korn has already left the renowned Dark Horse Recording studios where their new hard-hitting song, ‘Rotting in Vain,’ was produced. Behind-the-Scenes Footage Even now […]

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 […]

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 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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