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Interview with Guest Engineer/Mentor Troy MilnerTroy Milner has mixed live sound for the biggest names in music. Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, and…


Experience Week 1

Week 1 at The Blackbird Academy included lots of experiential learning and networking with the top names in the industry. Students recorded,…


Working Live Sound for The Rolling Stones

Engineer Robert Bull is one of the many guest lecturers in The Blackbird Academy’s live sound program. He has worked in the industry for 20…


Audio Quick Tip#1: Recording Background Vocals

Greetings! Here’s the first installment of a series of recording hints, tips, tricks and ideas, from the front of The Blackbird Academy classroom.…


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Live Sound Spotlight: Consoles

Welcome to Part II of my blog on Live Sound Spotlight, where I will be discussing, evaluating and testing live audio gear and giving my best…


Live Sound Spotlight – Part 1

Hello! I’m Tony Cottrill, Director of the Live Sound program at The Blackbird Academy. Welcome to my first live sound blog, where I will be…


Live Sound Spotlight – Making it all Work

This is the third and final installment in my series on putting together a portable, yet powerful, digital sound system for running audio at front…


The Importance of Details

Pay Attention in all the right moments.