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Vocal recording
Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips to Mixing Vocals

Today let’s talk about mixing vocals. For most styles Vocals are up front and center, the one instrument that holds the most important in the song.So then arises the question of how do we mix something that’s sitting on top of everything but still interacting with the song?Making a voice fit the rest of the

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Tutorials / Masterclass

Step by Step Guide to Recording Demos:

Before musicians come in to record at the studio, we often sit down for an initial meeting to discuss the conceptual idea that they have in mind. When it comes to music, more often than not, it is hard for a musician to verbally express sonic concepts. What we do at this stage is ask for demos that they might have of their songs. In my previous blogs, I have underscored the importance of having demos of your songs ready before hitting the studio, and in this blog we help you understand why.

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Software and equipment

5 Things You Need to Build your First Home Studio

Ever since I’ve delved in the acoustic consultancy sphere, Many clients have asked me about the steps involved to build their first home studio setup. I have been in the studio business for over 10 years now and have built 9 studios of various size from scratch. Because of this, I’ve developed a good understanding of how studios and the studio business works.
Today in this blog I will break down the 5 building blocks that you need to set up your first studio. We will go through each of them in detail and understand the importance of each of these

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Recording Artist
From The Live Room

From the Live Room: Piyush Bhisekar

At Gray Spark Audio Academy, we have always underscored the value of hands on training. As a part of their academic year, students get to assist on multiple projects. This really helps the students because they can apply what they’ve learnt on actual projects. As a part of this new blog series, we have documented

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Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips to Help You Start Making Great Mixes

Every time we start with the module on mixing, our faculty is asked multiple questions about the mixing process.The most frequently asked question is how should one improve their mixing technique so that they can start putting out mixes that sound great. Even though students understand how to EQ and compress sounds, they can’t seem

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Recording Techniques
Students Speak

The Academy Experience: Tushar Verma

Our alumnus Tushar Verma was kind enough to write a small piece about his experience at Gray Spark Audio Academy. We believe this will help a lot of prospective students understand what being a part of the academy is really like. He wrote about his journey through the nine modules. This guest post documents his

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Tutorials / Masterclass

Finding your Signature Sound as an Audio Engineer:

We recently had a small workshop at the studio to discuss career opportunities in the field of sound and how new audio engineers can find their niche in such a diverse field, to build a solid career for themselves. The panel we had invited, spoke on the subject of every sound engineer finding their own signature sound,

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Industry Updates

How to choose the right Music Producer for your Project

There are a lot of singer-songwriters who come to the studio in order to choose the right music producer to get their songs out. Choosing the right producer can be extremely crucial for your project, and its hard to figure out the right individual for your project. Keeping this in mind, In this blog post

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Application Process for Gray Spark Audio Academy – Stepwise Guide

We are really glad to hear that you are interested to join Gray Spark Audio Academy. We often get enquiries from different parts of the country, and prospective students have many doubts about our application process. Here’s a short piece that clearly explains our admission process: Admissions for the year of 2019-20 close by March

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Tutorials / Masterclass

A New Approach To Getting Great Guitar Tones

In today’s blog we will have a small discussion about recording driven/distorted guitars through amps and find the right tone/sound for your recording. Before we begin first let’s understand what is distortion, overdrive and a clean amp sound. Distortion is an effect that cause a growling sound due to a increased gain on the input

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