Kevin Becka

Kevin Becka is an Instructor and Co-Director for The Blackbird Academy. He has been a musician and recording engineer for over 30 years. Kevin has taught audio recording at the high school and post-secondary levels including teaching surround recording at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark; advanced recording at Belmont University; and served as a Director of Education, instructor and lecturer for over 10 years. Kevin is also a seasoned journalist, serving as editor of both Audio Media and Pro Audio Review magazines, and has been technical editor of Mix Magazine since 2003 where he writes the TechTalk column, product reviews, and features. Kevin is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), a board member of The Society of Professional Recording Services (SPARS) and a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

Recent Posts

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..


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..


A Day In The Studio

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 arrives –..


The Best Mics To Use For Recording Drums


Recording drums can be a challenge. To get top results, you need to pay attention to the three elements that will render a great sounding outcome – a..


10 of the Best Plugins You Need for Your Studio

Plugins are essential tools used in modern day audio production. Unlike their hardware counterparts, plugins can be used on multiple channels..