Latest Blackbird Stories

2014-04-02 23:27:52

Eighteen students receive diplomas in graduation ceremony. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Diplomas were awarded to students of The Blackbird Academy on Saturday, March 29th at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. The ceremony was heavily attended by friends and family of the students who traveled to Nashville from all over North America. Co-Director of Education, Mark Rubel, gave an encouraging speech to the students while the official commencement speech came from Institutional...

2014-03-06 23:01:45

The Inaugural Live Sound Engineering program join the Luke Bryan crew for Load In, Sound Check, Show & Load Out. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 After finishing their first six weeks of instruction, The Blackbird Academy Live students headed to Lexington, KY for the sold out That’s My Kind of Night, Luke Bryan Tour. The tour, supported by Clair Global – Nashville, used an extensive gear list that included a Midas XL4, a Yamaha SPX 90II, an Eventide Eclipse, multiple Aphex...

2014-01-23 23:02:01

Legendary engineer/producer mentors students in a six-day session. Nashville,TN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The inaugural class at The Blackbird Academy had the rare opportunity to spend six days in the studio with legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott. As part of their regular curriculum, Ken mentored them through two days of tracking, two days of overdubs and two days of final mixes with New Hampshire band Ryan Ordway. At the end of the six-day session two songs were completed. “Having...

Lockheed Introduces Son Of Blackbird Hypersonic Jet
2013-11-07 12:02:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While satellites and drones can provide an eye-in-the-sky for those on the ground, the military still has a use for the good old-fashioned spy plane - especially a really speedy one. For years the work of providing a quick look at the ground fell to the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, which, as the fastest plane in the world, could fly crews from New York to London in less than two hours. The Blackbird was capable of reaching speeds...

2013-11-06 23:01:19

The Blackbird Academy experiences an explosive first month including features in MIX Magazine and on The Katie Couric show. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The Blackbird Academy has experienced an incredible month since launching their inaugural Studio Engineering class on September 30th. The school is honored to have their students and staff featured on the November cover of Mix Magazine alongside many legendary musicians, engineers and producers such as Martina McBride, Dan...

2013-10-01 23:03:01

The Blackbird Academy was started by recording and live sound engineer John McBride and his wife, country artist Martina McBride. Today, they announce the official launch of The Blackbird Academy. (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The Blackbird Academy is proud to announce the start of their inaugural Studio Engineering program this week. The program consists of six months of studio and classroom instruction within Studios A, B, and I of Blackbird Studio. Students have come to Nashville from all...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'