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4 Traits of a Successful Audio Engineer

Working in audio isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you should be intimidated by it. Sure, it takes hard work, consistency, determination, luck, and…


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A Day in the ‘Classroom’

October 3, 2016In Live, At Blackbird, StudioBy Carma DiCianniWatch these videos to check out what a day in The Blackbird Academy classroom is really…


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5 Reasons to Attend Audio Engineering Schools

When it comes to getting better at audio engineering, you have a multitude of options — mentoring, apprenticeships, four-year universities, audio…


Studio Engineering Advice with Michael Freeman

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


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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…


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Teacher Spotlight: Kyle Welch

Kyle Welch is one of our Live Sound Instructors at The Blackbird Academy. He has worked in the entertainment industry as a live sound and recording…


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Students get real world experience at Luke Bryan Show

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


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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…


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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…