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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 record...

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There are many things that make it difficult to attend a concert when you are a live sound engineer. Maybe it's the lights are to bright, maybe the PA..

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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 warrant..

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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 –..

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The Blackbird Academy Vs. A 4-Year University: A Frank Discussion

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John McBride here. I come from a family that feels strongly about getting a college education. Both my parents were college graduates, my..

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