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How to Start Your Mix

Does your process tend to look a little like this: The time has come for you to finally start mixing, but you feel overwhelmed by the task? You’ve worked endlessly on the structure, the arrangements and the lyrics, but something isn’t quite clicking yet.  Where do I start? What software do I use? How do […]
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Careers

How To Become A Music Producer With Abbey Road Institute

Become A Music Producer At Abbey Road Institute Are you an aspiring music producer, sound engineer or artist? Looking to learn from experts at the forefront of the music and recording industries in industry-standard studios and experience a year of life-changing learning? Watch our short film to discover Abbey Road Institute London, a specialist music […]
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People Recording Techniques

Sylvia Massy: Vintage Microphones and Music Production

Sylvia Massy is a Grammy-award winning music producer, engineer and mixing connoisseur. During a recent guest lecture with Sylvia Massy we sat down to talk about all things vintage microphones, music production, sound engineering and more. Sylvia regularly delivers guest lectures for our students, which include insightful talks, workshops and recording sessions that has kept […]
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A Beginners Guide To Vocal Production

‘A Beginners Guide To Vocal Production’ is about understanding music production’s crucial fundamentals. The human voice is a unique tool that captivates, inspires, and moves an audience like no other instrument. Vocalists are often said to be the heart and soul of a track, but to capture raw emotion, one needs more than just a […]
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Abbey Road Institute: Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2023

Hot off the Press! We’re delighted to announce that Abbey Road Institute has been selected as one of Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2023. Abbey Road Institute is a specialist music production school training the next generation of music producers and sound engineers. Our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering features music business […]
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Audio Post Production

Exploring the World of Sound Design

Imagine being able to create a sonic world around you. Decide how things should sound, where they are or how loud they would be, and make emotions in whoever the listener is. That is precisely what sound design is all about. The world of sound design is a creative and technical process that involves capturing, […]
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Alumni Achievements: Justina Bryce Grammy Nomination

With a Grammy nomination under her belt, experience working as a runner at Abbey Road Studios, and a flourishing profile as a producer and engineer, alumna Justina Bryce is on an upward trajectory. To find out more we sat down with Justina Bryce, aka Likkle Jay, for an interview, where we discussed the nomination, how […]
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Alumni Events

Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation 2023 | Video Highlights! 📽

 Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Video 2023 If reminiscing about graduation through pictures wasn’t enough, our 2023 Graduation Video is now LIVE! Check out the highlight video from our Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony and Party 2023. Capturing special memories like these and witnessing our students’ hard work, progress and determination paying off, […]
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Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation 2023 | Photo Gallery 📸

On Thursday, 11th May 2023, we gathered at Abbey Road Studios to celebrate our Global Graduation Ceremony, marking the accomplishments of graduates from Abbey Road Institute London and our esteemed international schools across Europe, America, South Africa, and Australia. This momentous occasion took place in the legendary Studio Two at Abbey Road, renowned for its […]
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Audiomovers: The Remote Revolution

The internet offers a whole world of possibilities for music collaboration. From sharing music, finding musicians to collaborate with, and producers to record your songs, to sharing recording sessions with musicians worldwide. The main limitation has been streaming high-quality audio in real time for professional audio work.  Two decades ago, when real-time streaming audio was […]
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Music Business Careers

7 Tips To Stop Procrastination As A Music Maker

Procrastination can feel like the enemy of productivity. We all know that and yet somehow we still succumb to it from time to time. Especially when we need to do specific tasks. But, why do we do it? While some people might see procrastination as just being lazy or not being able to organise oneself, […]
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Job Roles In The Music Industry | Watch Abbey Road Amplify 2022

Job Roles Within The Music Industry | Discover These Exciting Roles Getting under the hood of other peoples jobs, what they do, how did they get there. What are the challenges they face, what does success look like, it is all incredibly interesting. Especially if you’re looking to make your way in the music industry. […]
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The Art of Sampling | Watch Jason O’Bryan’s Masterclass

Over three days in November (7th, 8th & 12th), coinciding with the 91st Anniversary, Abbey Road Studios opened their doors to the next generation of artists, producers, composers and creatives for Abbey Road Amplify, a free festival featuring panel discussions, masterclasses and Q&As. The Art of Sampling Masterclass Abbey Road Institute lecturer Jason O’Bryan gave […]
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People Recording Techniques

The Beatles: Get Back | What We Learnt About Music Production And Musicianship

It’s been almost a year since The Beatles: Get Back documentary was released. It features hours of previously unreleased videos and audio of the band’s rehearsals and recording sessions. The 8-hour documentary is a huge celebration for any Beatles fan. But it doesn’t stop there. Any musician, producer and sound engineer can learn and relate […]
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Foley Artist | Behind The Scenes Of This Intriguing Job

Foley is an integral part of the post-production world. It is the process of recreating every sound happening on the screen with recordings tailored to the production. These recordings are made by foley artists that perform alongside and in sync with the picture to create the sonic textures happening in every scene.   Typically the original […]
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Tour Our Campus At Angel Studios With Antelope Audio

 Back in the spring of last year, we took on the exciting and momentous project of relocating our campus and moving into Angel Studios, in North London. To celebrate the reopening of Angel Studios we gave an exclusive tour to the team from Antelope Audio. Follow Hannah Fitzgerald and Nik Georgiev on a trip around […]
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What does an ADR Mixer do?

If you’re a film fan and wait right till the end to watch the closing credits of a film you may have seen the titles ‘ADR mixer’ or ‘ADR editor’ scroll up on the screen. Perhaps you’ve wondered what ADR or ‘Automated Dialogue Replacement’ is. Like many of the roles in audio post-production, this is […]
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Alumni Events

Graduation Party 2022 Photo Booth Highlights 📸

Back in July, we hosted our Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation 2022 with over 200 students travelling to London from our schools across the world to join the celebrations. After three years of waiting, it was going to be two meaningful days to mark important achievements and bring us together to celebrate, connect and meet […]
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The Art of Sampling In Music

Sampling has been one of the most influential and inspiring tools in modern music. It all started when sections of recorded sound were repurposed and used for different music recordings. As technology progressed this experimentation became easier and more affordable. Nowadays with almost limitless computer memory, modern software and an infinite list of online samples, […]
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Alumni Events

Global Graduation 2022 at Abbey Road Studios | Video Highlights 📽

 Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation 2022 Here’s what you’ve been waiting for, the highlight video from our Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony and Party 2022! Meet graduates from our Abbey Road Institutes across the world and find out what it feels like to graduate inside the world’s most famous recording studio, Abbey Road’s […]
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Alumni Events

Abbey Road Institute Graduation Ceremony 2022 | Photo Gallery

On Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of July 2022, we held our first Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony since 2019 in Abbey Road’s Studio Two. And it was worth the wait! We were excited to finally get together to celebrate 3 years of graduates from Abbey Road Institute London and our international schools across […]
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People Music Business

Hans-Martin Buff | Meet The Producer

This July, we’re delighted to be back with our cutting-edge Song Production Masterclass. The masterclass takes you through the full recording process, during which you spend two days at Abbey Road Studios and two days at Angel Studios in our world-class facilities.  This year’s masterclass is led by the highly respected music producer and sound […]
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Recording Techniques

How To Get Started Recording Drums

Drums are always fun to record. They sound great in the room with the drummer, but when it comes to recording you have to take a lot of things into consideration: microphones, phase, dynamics, frequencies, textures… and most importantly, how to combine all of them and transfer that sense of power felt in the room […]
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News Music Business

Roland: Looking to The Future

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Roland, one of the most iconic music technology companies in the world. With thousands of legendary and great-sounding products including synthesisers, rhythm machines, effect processors, electronic drum kits, and software, the company has given us some of the most recognizable sounds in music history. In fact, entire genres of […]
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Music Business Careers

3 Top Recommendations When Starting Your Music Career

Getting started in the music industry and as an independent artist is exciting and hard work. You not only have to write, play and perform your music but also manage rehearsals, emails, your burgeoning social media presence. You will be arranging recording sessions, gigs and even self-producing. All these elements are essential to succeed in […]
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Abbey Road Studios Announces Scholarship Programme for 2022

Abbey Road Studios today announces the second year of offering the Abbey Road Studios Scholarship Programme for young Black British producers and engineers. The world-renowned studio launched the initiative in 2021 to support up-and-coming music production students to study with us on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering.  The Scholarship Programme was […]
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Music Business Careers

Why Music Credits Matter / What You Need To Know

Back in the day, the main place to find the credits of an album was in the booklet of a CD or the back of the vinyl record sleeve. You could find the names of the musicians, the producers, engineers, mastering engineer… literally anyone involved in the making of that record.  Collecting all that information […]
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The Ultimate Student Guide to Angel, Islington

Angel, Islington is a buzzing and creative destination right at the heart of London. The area has it all; live music, comedy, theatre, work, leisure, shopping, and of course education. A community that we are delighted to be part of. This lively location is a hub for socialising and meeting other students and offers a […]
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Meet Lauren Coker: Student Administrator and Marketing Assistant

We not only have a new location over in Angel, but also a brand new fresh face on the team. Meet Lauren Coker our new Student Administrator and Marketing Assistant. Lauren joins us this month, having previously worked at Strongroom and Red Bull Studios. She is ready to dive straight in and get hands-on with […]
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Studio Etiquette: Three Lessons We Learn As Children You Should Apply In The Studio

A recording studio is a collaborative and creative space, designed to capture those magical moments or ideas that happen during a session. The room where RECORDS are created. That’s how they’ve always been pictured in documentaries, interviews and films. But they are also much more than that. Studios are full of complex relationships, insecurities and […]
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A look back at the history of Angel Recording Studios

Jimi Hendrix once said, “Music is my religion”. With this philosophy in mind, it’s apt that our new space, Angel Recording Studios, was previously a church and place of worship. The historical building that houses the studio has a rich history and is a space with its own personality and idiosyncrasies, a perfect home for […]
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People Recording Techniques

In the Studio: Recreating How Long by Ace

In the Studio: Recreating ‘How Long’ by Ace One of our more important assignments (as well as a favourite for students and staff alike) is the recreation of a well-known track. Students are asked to choose a piece of music and record it, with the aim of getting as near to the original track as […]
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Abbey Road Institute to move into Angel Recording Studios

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our flagship school Abbey Road Institute London this summer, which will see us move into and revive the currently closed Angel Recording Studios in Islington, just near Kings Cross. Angel Studios, a highly esteemed recording studio, has been home to many iconic recordings from Adele, Sam Smith, […]
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Alumni Music Business Careers

Portfolio careers: the many hats of a music producer

Working in the music industry has many exciting aspects: it’s incredibly diverse, it requires ongoing skills development, wearing multiple hats, and it’s often seen as a non-traditional form of employment. However, interestingly enough, this type of ‘portfolio career’ is not only applicable to the music industry. It’s widespread, and following the latest research, it’s definitely […]
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Recording Techniques

Behind the Console: The Custom Series 75 Powered by Neve

Affectionately known by both staff and students as simply ‘The Custom’ our Custom Series 75 powered by Neve console is an integral part of our students’ experience with us. We put a great emphasis on developing both creative and technical skills throughout our course, and recording and mixing on the console in our dedicated studio […]
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What’s it like to study music production at Abbey Road Institute London?

Do you want to be a music producer? Learn from expert audio engineers, music producers and music business professionals? Watch our short film about what it’s like to study music production at Abbey Road Institute London. Our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering can help you develop practical and creative skills, working knowledge […]
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Alumni Music Business Careers

Alumni Achievements : Hayley Roscoe

Hayley Roscoe has seen her career go from strength to strength over the past couple of years. An alumna of Berklee in Boston, she came to the UK and completed our music production diploma last year. Now, Hayley finds herself juggling a busy day job working in neighbouring rights at Lime Blue Music alongside a […]
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