Hal Leonard has announced the release of a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3: Managing Gain & Distortion.
Taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka, this new course explains terms like Unity Gain, Digital Zero, Negative Infinity dB, and their importance for recording and mixing audio.
The course consists in 5 tutorials, each no longer than 4 minutes, yet covering the following essentials:
- Introduction to Gain & Distortion
- Demystifying Zero:
Zero can mean different things on different gear. Knowing the specifics of gain staging will help you manage a sometimes confusing array of terms and settings on all kinds of pro and consumer audio gear.
- Being the Master of Your Signal Chain:
A complex signal chain presents a dizzying array of opportunities to manage gain. Using key concepts and settings practiced by successful engineers will put you on the fast track for making the best sounding recordings possible.
- What is Distortion?
While certain types of distortion should be avoided, other types provide valuable sonic tools that can make or break a production. Knowing the difference between “good” and “bad” distortion differentiates the novice from the pro engineer.
Kevin Becka leads the tutorials at an easy-to-follow speed, accompanied by professional video and great visuals from Blackbird Studios in the heart of music town Nashville, TN.
The course is now available at Groove3 for $9.99 USD for download or available with Groove3’s All Access.