Studio Engineering Advice with Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman was part of the first ever The Blackbird Academy studio engineering class, and we tracked him down to chat about his experience at…


The Blackbird Academy Foundation Series

MONTCLAIR, N.J.  – Advances in technology and the wide availability of affordable recording software and gear have made it possible for everyone to…


Drums Anyone?

[EDITOR’S UPDATE JUNE 18, 2020: Since we first published this story, we have added a few more snares…like 59. “We have 160 snares,” says John…


Students get ‘real world’ experience at Luke Bryan Show

  The Live Sound Engineering students go behind the scenes for load in and setup


The Blackbird Academy Grabs ‘Top Mixer’ Award

In only its second year of competition, The Blackbird Academy was awarded the top prize at the Nashville Audio Engineering Society (AES) annual…


Pro Tools Workshop

TUNE UP YOUR SKILLS! This two day, intensive seminar will be taught by The Blackbird Academy Instructor / Mix Technical Editor Kevin Becka and…


rehearsal at the live facility

Experienced-Based Learning: Live Sound Engineering

The most powerful and effective way to learn is first hand, from a mentor working in the industry. The Blackbird Academy’s Live Sound Engineering…


Now Accepting International Students

The Blackbird Academy is now approved through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and accepting applications from international students…


Experience the Blackbird Studio Sessions

5 Days in Blackbird Studio with Dave Pensado