ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER

Our Institutional Director and President, John McBride, is featured in this month’s issue of “Mix.”


Fundamentals of Live Mixing

The name of the game is ‘sound reinforcement’ When it comes to successful and great sounding live mixes, it is important to remember that the name…


Outside the Box Inside the Room: Using Reverb in Your Live Mixes

"Every room I have mixed a show in has had its own ambience, it's own signature tone."   There are many things that make it difficult to…


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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…


What it Takes to be a FOH Engineer

I believe that some people are born to great things and that greatness is defined by a feeling you have in your heart when you are doing something…


Mixing Vocals in a Live Setting

The human voice, as an instrument, is probably the oldest, most dynamic and sonically diverse sound source in existence. It is also, in terms of…


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How to Get a Job in Live Sound

O.K.. Let’s say audio engineering has been your passion for years, and you know you want to take it to a professional level. The only issue is, the…


Students get ‘real world’ experience at Luke Bryan Show

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


Guest Instructors: Live Sound Engineering

The Blackbird Academy has the unique opportunity to invite an impressive roster of guest mentors from the live sound industry, including Clair…