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…


Best Mics To Use For Recording Drums

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


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New Music Friday: August 14, 2020

New EP/CollectionJason Maxwell, ‘Songs About You’First up this week is a new release from artist Jason Maxwell recorded in June 2018 at The Blackbird…


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New Music Friday: July 10, 2020

New SingleNAWAS, “Crazy 4 U”1. The latest single from artist duo NAWAS, “Crazy 4 U,” is mixed by Studio Engineering grad Ciel Eckard-Lee. Ciel is…


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Essential Studio Gear

When talking about essential studio gear, most people want to talk about microphones, mic pre’s, eq, and compression. Each one of those could…


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Recording the Acoustic Guitar

It Starts with the Source Capturing a great acoustic guitar recording all starts with the source. Even the greatest mic and signal chain will not…


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Recording Piano 101

Greetings from Blackbird Studio and The Blackbird Academy! The acoustic piano is one of the most wonderful instruments we get the pleasure to…


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A Day In The Studio

Have you ever wondered how a day runs at a major recording studio? For all the high-end clients at Blackbird Studio, it all starts before the band…


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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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How to Find Studio Work

There isn’t any one way to get studio work, but there are typical paths and ways to maximize your chances. Finding studio work can be separated…