So you like making music? You could be in a band and really wish you could record more on your own—after all, you have the ears, right? It’s also possible that you’ve been working diligently in your home studio for years while gradually improving your abilities by studying the work of YouTube engineer idols like Graham from The Recording Revolution or Pensado’s Place. These are, in reality, AMAZING men with unimaginable resources at their fingertips.
But in this blog article, we’d like to make a small kudos about the professionals that Dark Horse Institute employs to instruct and guide students who are aspiring audio engineering virtuosos! Whether recording school is right for you or not, some students just get the most from a practical approach. Audio The only way to improve in engineering is to spend hours, days, weeks, and even years doing it! Make your decision after looking at what these four men have done in their careers thus far. We’re rather confident that you’ll soon begin seeing yourself attending their lessons!
Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in audio/electronic arts from Missouri State University. He started out as an intern at Dark Horse Recording. Dave quickly rose to the position of assistant to producer Mark Lee Townsend and began working with musicians on the Sony, Capitol, Gotee, and Tooth & Nail labels. Dave joined Dark Horse as a staff engineer in 2011 and has collaborated with Matthew West, Ashley Judd, OneRepublic, and many others.
Dark Horse – Steve Lamm
GRAMMY Steve Lamm, “Alive and Transported”‘s award-winning engineer, has more than 15 years of experience as an audio engineer, producer, musician, composer, studio owner, and educator. Steve has collaborated with musicians from a variety of genres, including Marty Stuart, Casting Crowns, and tobyMac. At DHI, Steve serves as both an instructor and the director of education.
For more than 30 years, Dennis has worked as a producer, engineer, and musician. Johnny Cash, George Jones, Don McLean, B.J. Thomas, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Patty Loveless are just a few of the Grammy-winning and multi-platinum artists he has recorded in Nashville and L.A. He has also produced music for CBS, ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, Disney, Universal, Paramount, American Idol, PBS, HBO, EA Games, TrisStar, and soundtracks for North Country and The Apostle.
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For more than 19 years, Matt Sepanic has been a professional producer and musician. When recording Slipknot’s Platinum album “All Hope Is Gone,” Sepanic collaborated with such well-known musicians as World Under, If Ever Was a Fire, The Envy Corps, Decoy, Johnny Reeferseed, and World Under. His collaborations with other artists have been included in a number of films and television programs. Matt is as proficient in Pro Tools as he is in setting up, aligning, and using analog tape machines. He continues to favor using tape whenever possible.