Recording Piano 101

Greetings from Blackbird Studio and The Blackbird Academy! The acoustic piano…


What to Consider When Recording Bass Guitar

Bass guitar recording is an important skill. The bass provides the harmonic…


The Studio Production Hierarchy

Greetings! Here at The Blackbird Academy, we teach many subjects: technology…


What to Think About When EQing Vocals

Greetings from Blackbird! Here are some points about equalizing vocals,…


Pro Tools Tips: Playlists and Comping

Pro Tools Playlists One key to quick and effective recording is the use of Pro…


Audio Advice with Mark Rubel

Mark Rubel is the Director of Education, an instructor, and an integral…


Audio Quick Tip #3: Everything is an EQ

Here’s the third installment of a series of recording hints, tips, tricks and…


Audio Quick Tip #2: Carry a ‘Crash’ Kit

As an Emergency Medical Technician would always carry a set of first aid…


Audio Quick Tip#1: Recording Background Vocals

Greetings! Here’s the first installment of a series of recording hints, tips,…