Produce Music Successfully: Reach Your Goal with Professional Feedback

It is the primary goal of every training and education program to apply theoretical content and expertise in practice, while developing skills, experience and competence. That’s why the many practical assignments and exercises available to you at HOFA-College in various topics are so important. These exercises are often, but not exclusively, about Mixing and Mastering […]

15th HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST

The jury listened to, analysed and compared more than 800 contest entries (anonymously, of course) until it was finally settled who would win this year’s prizes for the best mix and the best remix of the contest song “Bloody Christmas”.

Your Own Music Video in No Time – With AI?

A music video helps you share your music on YouTube and social networks. If you need to do it quickly or want a special look, several AI tools can help. Find out which ones are available and how to use them in this article.

FAQ: You Want to Transfer to HOFA-College?

HOFA-College offers online courses in audio engineering and music production. Are you enrolled at another institute and want to move to HOFA-College? Or do you already have a degree in audio engineering and consider continuing your education with us?

How to Record Drums With Only Two Microphones

The miking of a drum kit often turns out to be very complex and offers a large number of approaches from a purely technical point of view. But of course there are minimalist ways that can be used for various reasons. Not everyone has a large number of inputs on the audio interface they use […]

5 Metal Mixing Myths You Shouldn’t Believe In Part 2

The list of myths that have developed around metal production has become quite long over the years. In this video, I have taken on five more myths and would like to debunk them. By loading the video, you accept the YouTube privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTube Here you can find the first part […]

International Copyright Law – A Comparison of the USA and Germany 

Are authors all over the world entitled to the same rights? Is copyright law in Germany comparable to American copyright law? In the era of the Internet and globalisation, the question of a universal copyright law arises even more. The worldwide exchange of information in form of texts, images, sounds, and other works is, after […]

3D-Recording – Miking for Dolby Atmos and More

The age of immersive music production has begun and is noticeably picking up speed. Around 75% of the Apple Music Top 100 Global Charts are already available in Dolby Atmos and even numerous catalog releases are gradually being transferred to modern formats. In parallel, supply and demand for XR applications and metaverse experiences are increasing, […]

Platinum Awarded Engineer Reacts to Volbeat – “Shotgun Blues”

Audio engineer Dennis Ward (Helloween, Angra, Primal Fear) analyses the metal song “Shotgun Blues” by Volbeat. From this video you will also learn how to create a micro shift effect to make vocals sound even wider in your mix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N69Ko3oQzs Dennis Ward is tutor at HOFA-College, the international online academy for audio engineering & music […]

Recording an Orchestra | Czech National Symphony Orchestra

During our visit to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague, we produced videos on the following topics: main microphones, spot microphones, delay compensation, professional orchestra recording and audio engineering for classical music.Additionally, there is also a perfect multitrack recording that you can mix as part of your course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l3mk8JZ2X0 All videos and recordings are […]

5 Metal Mixing Myths You Shouldn’t Believe In

There are many ways and means to achieve a powerful and aggressive metal sound. On the other hand, there are also at least as many myths that have formed around the production of a metal song. I have compiled a list with some of these myths and would like to debunk them in this video: […]

How to Create Your Perfect Vocal Chain

Whether it’s the Italian opera or East Coast battle rap, the sweetest pop ballad or the most sinister growl, the human voice has had a special place in music for as long as music is around. The vocals not only convey the textual message, but also a large part of the emotional content of a […]

These 7 Budget Mics Belong in Every Studio

Not so long ago, a professional recording studio with millions of dollars worth of equipment was needed to produce even a demo of a song. While many of the expensive analog devices still have fans in professional sound and music circles and are still frequently in use, conveniently, with the advance of computer technology, many […]