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July 2021 Summer Recording Camp

July 22, 2021In Featured, CampsBy Lucy Walsh These 12 high school students just spent three days tracking, mixing, and learning on some of the best…


BBA Adds Two New Studio Instructors

Two new staff members have joined The Blackbird Academy’s Studio Engineering faculty! Ernesto Olvera-LaPier and Lucas Glenney-Tegtmeier now…


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Blackbird & KIT Plugins Releases Free Plugin for BBA Alumni

Alums of The Blackbird Academy already have a lot going for them. They’ve received an unparalleled audio education in the heart of Music City,…


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June 2021 Summer Recording Camp

June 17, 2021In Featured, CampsBy Lucy Walsh The future of the music industry was right here, folks! Some of the coolest and most talented high…


L.A. Industry Legends visit The Blackbird Academy

June 17, 2021In NewsBy Lucy WalshThese women lead L.A.'s recording industry – and they made time to stop by Blackbird!Meet Candace Stewart, Studio…


Best Mics To Use For Recording Drums

by Ernesto Olvera-Lapier The array of available microphones to use for your recordings is vast and…


New Midas M32 console at The Blackbird Academy Live

Check out the new gear at The Blackbird Academy ‘Live’

  Allen & Heath SQ7’s We recently added two Allen & Heath SQ7 digital consoles with a GX4816 Expander to our arsenal.  The SQ7’s are…


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A visit with legendary mixer Dave Natale

Legendary Front of House Mixer Dave Natale spent a week in April 2021 with The Blackbird Academy students. As one of the most influential and…


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The Blackbird Academy: A Crash Course

The Blackbird Academy: A Crash CourseSo, you might be dreaming of playing a part in the moment of sheer electricity that happens when a vocalist hits…


Vance Powell

Real Talk with Vance Powell

Vance Powell is an audio legend, six-time Grammy winner, and friend of The Blackbird Academy who stopped by to visit the Studio Engineering class.…