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New Music Friday: July 31, 2020

NEW RELEASETHE SWEAR, The Clinic and the SaneIt was December 2019, the week before graduation and Winter break, and Studio D was booked for a solo project for Elizabeth Elkins. The Blackbird Academy students already knew Elkins as part of the duo…

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Best Mics To Use For Recording Drums

Recording drums can be a challenge. To get top results, pay attention to the three elements that will render a great sounding outcome – a talented drummer, a properly maintained and tuned drum kit, and the…

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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 sound reinforcement, a signal that needs a substantial amount of “reinforcing.” Additionally, and…

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Pro Tools’ Useful Clip FX Feature

One of the best new features in Pro Tools HD 12.6 are the new Clip FX functions. Unlike other DAWs that put a channel strip on each channel in a session, the new Clip FX works at the clip level. What’s a clip? A clip is each piece of audio on the…

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